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Thursday, January 3, 2013

There's a New Dog In Town

CONCERNED IS REPOSTING THIS POST. PLEASE CLICK ON HAMBURG WATCH DOG WEBPAGE AND READ ABOUT THE HAMBURG APPR AND THE ANTICS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.  
TEACHERS NEED TO STAND TOGETHER AND SAY NO! TO APPR!!!


Concerned received an email today from a reader, who asked that a link be made to a website "Hamburg Watch Dog".  

Click here:
www.hamburgwatchdog.com



We ask all of our readers to visit "Hamburg Watch Dog", especially teachers, staff and members of the Board (Bored) of Education.


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW

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Anonymous said...

As a teacher with many good years APPR is dangerous for me and any other teacher nearing our top step. We are a financial liability to our school district. and thus subject to being a target for elimination. We can either fight a wrongful evaluation at great legal expense or retire before we are ready.

Sorry I am voting no, because I as well as my fellow teachers
will be targeted to balance the school budget.

Anonymous said...

Maryland

Anonymous said...

Dear Concerned,

Steve Achramovitch would like us to vote on this important APPR document without reviewing any of his attachments.

Reason, when you will not give full disclosure of this document, you are hiding something from us. Steve Achramovich doesn,t want us to know what the appeals process is. He is the appeal process. Do you trust him?

Anonymous said...

Achramo did not attach the appeal process to the appr that was sent out becasue he wants to write the rules as he goes along. I think achramo would also make a good Darth Vader,,,,....

Anonymous said...

I read through that entire hamburgwatchdog.com website and there is an amazing amount of information on there, that cannot be denied as it is fact. Achramovitch is trying to screw the teachers again. Vote no to APPR.

thanks for thei information said...

Younger teachers will thank us for keeping tenure

Klozman warned us said...

AchramoVader,

good one.

Wise Klozman spelled it out for us very clearly months ago.

Klozman I believe in the know as a former administrator or Supt.

Said. APPR is the loss of TENURE.

Klozman where are you said...

Klozman, please weigh in.

Waiting for you patiently

Anonymous said...

I do not trust him with this much power over us. I will vote no and I hope more will read and verify.

Thanks for the update

Klozman said...

Achramacanda is a pawn whose levers are manipulated by another. It should be blatantly obvious by now that the plan is to circumvent the intent of APPR and implement it as a means of dumping any who refuse to slither up his fundament. Any school board that operates on half a brain cell would have never appointed him in the first place. Why HSB allows him to remain is mind boggling.

Watch especially for Acramacanda's use of deflection to seemingly important, unrelated issues in an attempt to redirect your focus

Kudos to "New Dog" for a remarkable job of exposure.

Anonymous said...

It failed and we can point tthe finger at Dishonest Steve Achramovitch.

Anonymous said...

Klozman you are so wise. We defeated the measure this am. COntract committee has no faith or trust in Steve Achramovitch.

Achramovitch played too many games and too much double talk for us to put our future in this. Contact the News.

Wise move and loud message to Steve Achramovitch we are sick of being pushed around by someone this dishonest.

Lying is the norm, not the exception for him.

Anonymous said...

Klozman you are so wise. We defeated the measure this am. COntract committee has no faith or trust in Steve Achramovitch.

Achramovitch played too many games and too much double talk for us to put our future in this. Contact the News.

Wise move and loud message to Steve Achramovitch we are sick of being pushed around by someone this dishonest.

Lying is the norm, not the exception for him.

Anonymous said...

APPR FAILED. WE ARE SAVING TENURE FOR ALL.

Anonymous said...

Whats up with those bullies from Armor School?

achramo's hit list said...

Hamburg Watch Dog great web page, everything referenced, making it easy for the News and TV stations to follow, all laid out for them. This tells our story, why our wise contract committee voted down Achramo's plan. He presented only a portion of the plan to our Union with the important appendex's left out, hoping we wouldn't notice. We understand Achramo already has a hit list and will give the directive to crap on good teachers. sick of his lies and double talk,he is a master bull shit artist.

thank you contract comm. said...

A big thank you to our contract committee. So pleased we stoop up to Steve. He holds all our jobs at his whim and I don't care about $ 700,000. I am a taxpayer and a higher step teacher. Job security is important to our education system and to our well being. Our students will suffer, with the tension we will be put under, Mr. Achramovitch is not trusted by me.

HTA Prez needs to grow a pair said...

Achramo, John & Mark Jeronavitch

emergency meeting today to pressure John to sign another agreement.In spite of bypassing our APPR comm. again. John has no authority to sign another agreement, he is ignoring our HTA membership.

Message to John; you do not have to sign anything just because Achramovitch tells you to. You have a free will, so grow a pair and tell him you want to do it right this time. Don't F us over again. You as a guidance counselor are not affected by APPR, all the rest are. $ 700,000. nothing compared to what this is going to cost us in the long run. John grow a pair fast

Armor up to old tricks said...

Armor up to trouble making again? Not surprised, sell out the entire Union for themselves, their kiss up to Achramo approach, selling out the rest of our HTA membership. We are on to the Armor tactics finally.

upes

Anonymous said...

Newflash,

Contract committee says no to Achramovitch's APPR plan. Achramo spits in APPR Committee face and now the dishonest Achramo has been exposed again. Thanks to New Dog in Town.

Anonymous said...

Steve is suing a teacher because he is nuts. He has spent hundreds of thousands going after the probationary teacher he lied abouts. It's on the tape he is a liar....he will be taking hamburg down when the counter suit is filed again himself and each and every board member and the district. The 700 k in state aid won't come close to what they will have to pay out.

Anonymous said...

Channel 7 reported the lack of leadership regarding the supt, on the 11 pm news. no appr no trust in the administration. Just observe the teachers who have spoken out, Supt. has pissed on them.

Anonymous said...

How can we vote on increasing our contract from about 35 pages to over 135 without a lawyer looking it over?

give him nothing with out legal advise said...

to anony 1/4 6:59 pm

good question, HTA contract GOING FROM 35 pages to 135 and we haven't had a lawyer review this for our OWN protections. John/ Peg and the rest of the union leadership, you need to not rush this, this isn't your fault or responsibility, it is the Supt. His job is on the line ours is not right now. If we pass this with out proper legal counsel our jobs will be at his disposal I'm sure. He has brought legal trouble for just about everyone under the sun , with tax dollars. He squanders over a million dollars on lawyers and we are not to be concerned about his 4% loss in State aid increase to our schools. The amount is far less than 1% of our school budget,losing approx 3 to4 adminstrative positions would balance our budget. Don't let him scare you, he spends far more than that of our tax dollars with his band of lawyers. He runined many good careers of teachers in Greece and Ken/Ton schools.

Watch what he does to athletic director. Just a little tid bit, look at others. pours thousands dollars down the drain in his legal pursuits and we as a UNION cannot spend a few thousand to protect our contract language. GIVE HIM NOTHING WITHOUT LEGAL advice

lawyers best friend Acramo said...

Oh ya, there is a Steve/Joan hit list. Appr hit list as administration refers to it

Teachers, Athletic Director, and top step teachers.

They cannot wait to get started

Crank up the Achramo's legal meter, his hoard of lawyers love appr and what it will bring them Our school $$$$'s. Achramo loves it and the lawyers love him.

He cranks up the business for them

Anonymous said...

Get real all teacher

This is your end of TENURE if you pass this appr proposal.

Best advise keep it as a proposal until you are sure your protections are in place for you. There is no rush to crush you teaching careers.

Anonymous said...

approving appr withou legal advice is equilivent to a teacher doing brain surgery.

my say said...

We are doomed with appr and achramovitch, my statement

call to all teachers said...

Call to all Hamburg Teachers:


Please read appr proposal & critique Since this is moving so fast, {don't blame the teachers} whatever Steve Achramovitch shoves at the s,b he is the reason that we are scrambling now.

Make all your comments and concerns heard here so that those that care about our future profession of education can address these issues promptly. All lend you help and support. If or when this goes down or up it is something we need to be comfortable with.

Anonymous said...

I see in bflo news, nearly 1/2 the teachers in NYS have no appr signed agreement submitted to State ED. Maybe they know something we don't know.

Anonymous said...

Where in the Bflo news did you see that? APPR is here to stay unless they change the law and they won't. But there are ways to do it and still value good teachers, Protect them, support them and maintain due process. Only 9 districts left in the state who have not submitted an APPR plan and Hamburg is one. Let's face it, every district has some clunkers for teachers, some who simply are not cut out for the line of work. If you work for someone else, your job performance gets evaluated on a regular basis, at least annually, most companies twice a year. With a business, however,most employees understand that if the business tanks, everyone is out of a job. Because schools are different,you're at the mercy of the superintendent. And in Hamburg, we're in trouble! Now, isn't there supposed to be a way that APPR applies to administrators, too? Achramo thinks he's untouchable. Is he?

Anonymous said...

to anonymous 12:47 pm 1/5

yes your are correct, only 9 districts not with an appr plan submitted. Referring to 1/2 the teachers in NYS those teachers in NY City and Yonkers with no appr submitted. Those large school systems are approx 1/2 teaching population in state.

Anonymous said...

FYI

a draft was given to contract committee that Achramovitch lawyers worked on. Our contract committee went off that document. So, yes the districts lawyers have put their tenicles into our district.

We need HTA legal councel for a fair agreement for us teachers. Forget Mark J. he isn't a lawyer or close to one.

We are all doomed unless we get our act together on this one. I will vote no without a HTA lawyer giving advise to us members. We need to stand up to Steve Achramovitch. It is worth it to me and many others if this goes down, so should Steve Achramovitch for all the dirty tricks he has pulled on this one. He is a snake slithering into the grass, waiting to pounce on us teachers and make our lives miserable. POOR MORALE IN OUR DISTRICT since he started playing his games with our staff.

Anonymous said...

I am concerned that there were comments "deleted" on this thread. I truly hope they were deleted for offensive or inappropriate content and not for a contrary viewpoint. I read this blog to stay informed, but it wouldn't be fair to remove comments you simply don't agree with.

Concerned Hamburger said...

Anon 8:30. We removed a few comments that were inappropriate. They had no opinion on policy or the policymakers. No opposing view points have been deleted. Thank you for your post.