|Doctor Joan Calkins|
Additionally, Joan has presided over a Bored that was found in violation of New York State Open Meetings Laws. And still, it is apparent that she fails to preside effectively over Bored meetings. Joan has lambasted teachers and staff in meetings, and has exhibited little compassion nor understanding.
Likely the most damaging conduct of Dr. Calkins is her use of children as ploys in her devious games. Teachers and community members have stated many students have reported their doctor, Joan Calkins, has asked them questions about their teachers, and Joan has acted to harm teachers she does not like.
Dr. Calkins ran for a second term on the Bored of Education in May 2012, and came in 3rd place failing to secure a 3 year term. However, her placement in 3rd did earn her the opportunity to serve out the remaining one year of the term of Kelly Harper, who resigned from the Bored in the Fall of 2011. It has been reported several times, that Dr. Kelly Harper resigned due to the behavior and actions of Joan Calkins.
So, Hamburg, are your schools better off today than they were 4 years ago?
Joan Calkins brought to Hamburg Steven Achramovitch, and she fails to accept this likely could have been her biggest failure in judgement.
Should Joan decide to run for re-election in May 2013, the members of the school community must use the ballot box and prevent her from further damaging the school district.