According to a Monday January 7, 2013 Buffalo News article, Hamburg Superintendent Achramovitch in an act of utter contempt for bona fide labor relations submitted the APPR plan to New York State Education last week before the teachers had the opportunity to vote on it.
It appears that Mr. Achramovitch has once again cocked a snook at the teachers union.
In the Buffalo News article, the Superintendent is quoted as saying the following,
“I don’t expect to have ineffective or developing teachers in Hamburg,” Achramovitch said.
“I think we do very well. It’s not something I’ve been looking at as a termination process.”
If a termination process is not something you looked at Steve, why bring it up?
There are plenty of examples in Hamburg, since Mr. Achramovitch arriving on the scene of labor laws, state laws and federal laws being violated. You might recall an editorial that Mr. Achramovitch wrote to the Buffalo News, in which he opined that the violations of Open Meeting Laws in 2010 and 2011 were inadvertent, despite the New York State Supreme Court clearly finding direct violations.
Inadvertent seems to be the Achramo-mantra.
Let's look at other Achramo-dust-ups.
- Was it inadvertent that Mr. Achramovitch lied about a teacher which resulted in that teachers termination (and this was when he was an interim superintendent) ?
- Was it inadvertent that Mr. Achramovitch directed the lay-off of many clerk typists thereby violating civil service law?
- Was it inadvertent that Mr. Achramovitch ordered the Gym Before Program, to replace teachers with videos?
- Was it inadvertent that Mr. Achramovitch attempted to hire teacher department chairpersons in a method that directly violated the collective bargaining agreement?
- Was it inadvertent that Mr. Achramovitch sent a teacher evaluation plan to NYSED that was not properly ratified by the teachers?
- Is it inadvertent that Mr. Achramovitch continues to squander taxpayer dollars in frivolous lawsuits, and continues to blow money into the wind defending Board Member Mr. Dils in his legal wranglings?
So Hamburg teachers, will it be inadvertent when Mr. Achramovitch sets out to destroy your career using the APPR as raison d'être?
Hamburg Teachers it is human nature to think, "that will never happen to me", but it is in your own self-interest to take a long look at the facts and the history of your superintendent.
So, the bottom line here is:
Is Steven Achramovitch the kind of person you want working in Hamburg for the next 30 years?
That's what we need to ask.
Mr. Achramovitch, what does your APPR plan look like?
Based on the examples in this blog post, and there are many more, it appears that Mr. Achramovitch has exceeded his two years of ineffective.
Isn't it time Joan and the Bored of Education that you wake up, and do the right thing?
Remember Joan, Mr. Achramovitch was not the choice of the committee to hire a new superintendent in 2010. In fact, it has been reported many times to Concerned, that no one on the superintendent search committee voted for Steve in the secret ballot set up by Mr. Donald Ogilve back in 2010.
Remember Joan, Steve didn't even apply for the job until after the deadline.
Joan and the Bored of Education, it is time to do the right thing and liberate Hamburg Central Schools of the last two and a half years of an ineffective Superintendent, and get back to the basics of teaching children.
Click the link to go to the article in the Buffalo News
Hamburg teacher plan submitted to state for approval