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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OZ EMERGES FROM BEHIND THE CURTAIN




The break down in the APPR negotiations between the Hamburg Teachers and Superintendent Achramovitch brought to the surface none other than Erie One Boces District Superintendent, and Hamburg Central School District resident,  Donald "Oz" Ogilve. 

Hamburg Teachers were contacted by Oz today and asked to continue discussions on the failed APPR negotiations. As reported by Concerned, Hamburg Central School District administrators made threats to School Counselors in an attempt to intimidate them into voting YES on APPR.  This violated the Taylor Law, and is unacceptable to the teachers and staff of Hamburg Schools. It appears that S. Achramovitch's tactics of threatening teachers was cause for Erie One Boces Superintendent to emerge from behind the curtain.  Mr. Ogilve is apparently concerned about the image of sleepy little Hamburg Central Schools which he has been running from behind the curtain for many years.  Ogilve brought Hamburg Central Schools the likes of Mark Crawford who ran out of town in the face of mounting legal action against the district due to district malfeasance and ruthless decision-making.  Crawford's departure was cause for a search for a new superintendent lead by Donald Ogilve.  The recruitment of Steve Achramovitch broke every single ethical norm of hiring the most qualified person for the job.  Ogilve recommended Achramovitch even though he applied late, and lied during the interim phase of his superintendency. 

So, Don emerged from behind the curtain to come into Hamburg in an attempt to negotiate with the Hamburg Teachers.  

Don, it is our understanding, you are wasting your time. Teachers are upset, angry and have no confidence in Steve Achramovitch.  

Concerned has learned that the #1 reason the teachers said NO to APPR was because of their lack of confidence in Steve Achramovitch.  

Bravo to Hamburg Teachers for saying NO.


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This move of achramovitch to bring in erie 1 dist supt to do the job dishonest steve cannot do. donald oglvie brought steve here and assured us he was the best for hmbg, even; though he wasn't the choice of our supt search comm. Nothing above board with this move. Steve lying to the school commnity again all will out.

Anonymous said...

Boe: Your first mistake was allowing BOCES to conduct the superintendent search. 1. BOCES is not an executive search firm. They are not equipped to do background checks or vet candidates. BOCES acts more like a "placement" agency where they somehow manage to "place" all those superintendents who got run out of their last job. 2. Those newly placed superintendents, so thankful for another chance to plump their pension, then send an awful lot of business back to BOCES. Check your budget. How much of Hamburg's taxpayer money goes to BOCES services? The best that Oz can do now is urge SA to resign, effective immediately. Then you can hire a real search firm, whose reputation and bottom line depends upon the client (Hamburg) being completely thrilled with the choices, or you get your mioney back! Achramo's resume never would have made it Hamburg.

Oz thinks that if Steve can distance himself, everyone's anger will cool and pass APPR. If you pass it, guess who is still your boss?

Anonymous said...

I was in the meetng with OZ. Maureen Garra, Sandy Kloth must go asap. Many Armor people are complaining about bullying. Maureen and Sandy to you meet with Colleen for bullying tactics? Maureer Garra didnt you say you were gonna step down...please do. Listened to you and you are pathetic. Sandy, we are wathcing you too...how much do you collect in a stipend? Someone said 3500 dollars. Sandy, do your job, you are stealing dues money. You will be held accountable.

indecent proposal said...

Indecent proposal = 450,000. and steve achramovitch.
Survey- #1 reason appr failure in all schools except AES, no trust in dishonest Steve Achramovitch.

We have a strong and overwhelming distrust of steve. We will not support anyone who supports him. Mr. O has kept him in power and is responsible for the two new administrators in the administrative building. We have been treated badly, and we have responded appropriately

Anonymous said...

Our school district needs to be more friendly. This sb needs to look at Wegmans #5 best company to work for in the US. Why, Wegmans cares about its employees, they matter. We have never mattered here we are a fte's.

We do matter as you just witnessed. This was a vote and a message to the sb, we need new leadership, if you don't give it to us we will revolt this May. We have had enough of Steve Achramovitch power ego and dishonesty.

Klozman said...

There is a pool of "old boy" administrators in this state, Achramo among them, who are perpetually fired for incompetence or worse and rehired by the Oz types in exchange for future services rendered. In the case of Achramo revenge appears to have played a major role in his current placement. These losers are seldom brought on board through legitimate, established practices and procedures, but usually via surreptitious design. Those who should raise a hue and cry usually pay lip service to the wrongdoing perpetrated upon them but little else occurs.

We have been sadly blessed with Achramo, who has survived because of his skill at manipulating others, especially that inept majority of BOE members who provide unquestioning support. Achramo is now, both because of his inability to conduct serious, effective negotiations and his failed attempt to absolutely dictate the destiny of his subordinates, recognized as inexpert, overpaid, untrustworthy, unreliable and dishonest. Unfortunately, we are stuck with him at least until the May elections.

TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS!


Marco polo said...

Where in the world is Clifford? funny the former hat president is nowhere to be found...watch from a far?

T. Nemmer said...

T. NEMMER says;

"I believe this result is indicative of a superintendent who is distrusted because of the despotic methods by which he operates; one who is as much impossible to work for as he is to work with; one whose perceived future actions may transcend any words written into a current agreement. That it has come to this impasse is certainly a representative failure of his leadership style. Hard times in education have required difficult decisions to be made. However, the HUMANNESS of the decision-maker makes all the difference in how the impact of those decisions are perceived by the affected. This superintendant is reaping the sour fruits of the bitter seeds he has sewn". buffalo news comments

where in the world is clifford? said...

to anonymous 11:01 am,

clifford is possibly attending a union conference (vacation) paid for with our hta dues. Just a thought

oz shuffle game said...

Klozman you are spot on,

the former supt in op who was abusing his Orchard Parks school district cell phone. Calls were made to Escort services and 900#( sex chat lines) and he tried to blame his son and his son's friends. He was fired form Orchard Park as Supt. and guess what the OZ types (Donald Oglvie), shuffled him into another district as Supt. making a larger salary. This is what actually happened ,the events were 05/06. Do a bflo news search for the articles and scandal and check where in the world is this supt. now.

Don keeps shuffling steve around.

Anonymous said...

referring to Achramovitch as reported by Greece.

" how do loses like this keep landing on their feet"

answer dist supt' like Oz

Anonymous said...

A number of us have know Donald for years. We respected him, now we are beginning to call into question his ethics.

It cannot be denied that Steve Achramvitch was selected by Don, in a electronic vote that only Don received. Never verified by anyone but Donald himself. It is known throughout this community that Supt. of Hamburg has torn down all bridges in our education community. Why Donald continues to keep him here is anyones guess.

Anonymous said...

217 votes against = No leader. You cannot lead if no one will follow. Hamburg deserves better. Our students and teachers deserve better. It wasn't just Kaney that threatened teacher jobs, both Caulkins and Achramo threatened 5-10 layoffs, starting in February. Why in the world would that occur? This $450,000 is EXTRA aid, a bonus, for NEXT year's budget. Why would that mean anyone would be laid off this year? This year's budget already passed last May! Steve have you been misusing funds like the principal from Depew? Me thinks the only one who may be out of a job in Feb might be the superintendent. Only way to heal this community.

Anonymous said...

How is Achramo going to spin this one? Our Vote and continued No to appr is against stev,e trust issues with Steve. The questionable , expensive experiment in education we were also against. Teaching to the test and very little else is detrimental to children. Education as we know is would be destroyed.

Oglivie know what the problem is here said...

Erie 1 District Supt. Donald Oglivie, knows what the problem is in our school community. Donald Ogilvie was told by many that the HTA greatest concern was Supt. Steven Achramovitch's integrity.

We will wait to see what Donald Ogilvie will do with this information.

Anonymous said...

Tom Flynn anti teacher to his core blames teachers. Don Og has been told about our issues with Steven Achramovitch.
#1 trust in supt, #2 concerns with appr

alum's said...

Teachers we are with you. Support your independence and support of education for our kids. We are and have been comfortable and all that has been right about Hamburg. We are 3rd generation family

Anonymous said...

HTA contract comittee thank you, you stood up to the devil achramovtich. we cannot be led by Steve. Maybe Steve could possilby apply for the Supt job in Eden it is vacant

administration guilty said...

We need to be clear,
school board elections are around the corner(May). Hta get behind 3 good knowlegable school board candidates. Threats "if appr is not approved, your job will be cut". Administrator C.K. who sat in on the appr negotiations.
This has been substantiated. Now I would like to say to that Administrator "since appr didn't pass the school district doesn't need all you administrators"

May elections said...

HTA our friends and family vote, (that is this years election right there). We have two good school board members we need to elect at least two more. We have the power and momentum to turn this deceived school board around.

Klozman said...

Achravenge had at least 18 months to hammer out a sustainable agreement with with the HTA but was too preoccupied squandering hundreds of thousands in tax payer dollars, employing Harris Beach attorneys to exact his personal revenge on those who have exposed his violations and lies.
The BOE should have no qualms about axing Achramo...Oz will no doubt find him a commensurate position elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Oz has a secret from his days as Hamburg head of district. Ask Oz about Armor lib media male teacher 's computer contents and how Oz arranged a cover up of male on male PORN. Oz has dirt under his fingernails.