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Friday, May 17, 2013

Steven Achramovitch fired an honorable school employee for being an whistleblower.

Concerned Hamburger discovered an interesting case involving a former "honorable employee" of the Greece Central School District, and his termination under Slick Steve Achramovitch.

Honorable employee expressed concerns regarding strange irregularities in the information technology department in Greece schools, where Steven Achramovitch was superintendent.

Steven Achramovitch fired honorable employee for bringing to light many unethical issues in Greece, where Steve was superintendent,  related to information technology.   Honorable employee expressed concerns regarding the Greece School District unlawfully recording incoming telephone calls, failure to report compromised confidential information, grade fraud (sound familiar, Hamburg?), and misreporting of finances on a capital project.  Honorable employee cooperated with the NYS Comptrollers Office in an audit of Greece Schools.  For doing his job, and raising serious issues, Mr. Achramovitch fired honorable employee. 

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In a bizarre twist to this story, honorable employee discovered a computer server in storage, and immediately notified the NYS Comptrollers Office, because the server stored emails from district employees on a questionable capital project.  Two days after honorable employee revealed the existence of the server to the NYS Comptrollers Office, Steve Achramovitch wrote a letter recommending that honorable employee be terminated by an action of the Greece Board of Education.  The terminated employee had exemplary evaluations, but this did not seem to matter.  Honorable employee was fired for blowing the whistle on Slick Steve and the information technology department.  Steve's reply upon being served papers from honorable employee, "we will defend ourselves vigorously in this matter".  Sound familiar Hamburg?

So readers, as you can see, when Dr. Calkins uttered in December 2010, that she and Donald Ogilve hired Steve Achramovitch because of his "legal expertise" she actually meant to say, "legal experience".    Honorable employee hired an attorney and sued Greece Schools.  Steve hired Harris Beach to defend Greece in the matter that was only recently resolved. The lawsuit cost Greece Schools hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Steve and Harris Beach enjoy a cozy relationship, and you are paying for it Hamburg.   Steve has continued the same abuses in Hamburg, and it is time for Steve to be shown the door.

Here is what SCATS has to say....


28 comments:

shred it said...

Gee...he had the village judge as back up with his firings in Hamburg. Birds of a feather flock together. I hear there was a big "SHRED-IT" truck at the Hamburg Admin Bldg. Dont shred documents---its a felony! If there was anyone left from the Nixon years they'd tell ya.

Boces admin. said...

Rumor has it Crawford was too scared to continue with a scandle and or the cover up that was to come for the Honorable Mr. Fleming. Crawford, an honest man, took bad advice from Mr. Fleming then called in Dave Hoover who then had to call in Mr. Oz for the clean up. The clean up is with Mr. Achramovitch. He is the only one dirty enough to stomach what needed to be done to SS, MC and LS. Crawford would have spilled the beans so hide him in W.S. Hopefully he never gets called in to court. You school board president has blinders on and probably has or had no idea of the much LARGER picture.

Dave Yoviene said...

My name is Dave Yoviene , candidate for Hamburg School Board.This is my first time commenting on this blog.
Andrew Fleming is a personal and life long friend of mine. we volunteer together at St. Luke's Mission Of Mercy. I have prepared myself for this campaign by reading the blog, talking to teachers and parents and attending board meetings and workshops.
There is alot of things wrong with this school system but Andrew Fleming is not one of them. He is not involved or even an acquaintance of Achramovitch. He has only met Achramovitch three times.Andy stood opposed to Achramovitch when he wanted to start a booster club that had a direct affect on the Alumni Assc.
The only Law Firm getting paid for this current lawsuit is Harris Beach. Read the blog, it speaks the truth about Harris Beach and the relationship with Achramovitch.When I am elected I will stop the lawsuits that has wasted thousands of dollars of our taxpayer's money. I will listen to our teachers and parents. I will work with harmony and cooperation with my fellow board members. I agree with what the blog has to say. I also agree with the majority of the comments. However, I will always stand up for what is right. Andy Fleming has nothing to do with Steve Achramovitch. he does not control or pull any strings at the Administration Building. Harris Beach is the only law firm feeding at the trough of The Hamburg Taxpayers. I appreciate your support. I will start the healing on Day #1

Near the source said...

DAVID, YOU GOT MY VOTE, BUT PERHAPS U SHOULD ASK YOUR FRIEND JUDGE FLEMMING TO BE HONEST ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH CRAWFORD....THERE IS A APERTURE TRAIL. It must feel good for a guy whose a judge and a lawyer, with a lawyer wife and a lawyer daddy to screw with the careers of teachers just because he had friends who wanted it to happen. Seriously, haven't we had enough of this religion stuff with Gordon Kerr?
The teachers whose careers were ruined at the pen of judge Fleming are my friends, and they are top notch. I saw what he wrote,lies lies and more lies. Judge Fleming used his office to screw people who didn't see it coming. Shame on you for having friends like this. The teachers support u, we like u....it's your friends you should think about.

Anonymous said...

This guy Achramovitch is a smuck. Joan Calkins is a smuck for supporting him. Going after a man for exposing corruption and costing him his job and reputation is disturbing and we pay him more that the Governor Cuomo? We cannot believe he is still here. Why wasn't an investigation done on him before hire? Are we this lax that we let someone in this district with this track record and he is running my childrens schools. Please we don't want the likes of this type of person here in our Hamburg Schools.

Anonymous said...

I read the case it is agregious beyond belief. We need to have someone of good character here. It is abuse of ones position and that is the worse type of human being. Shame on good old Joan Calkins for bringing him here.

Anonymous said...

Joan Calkins is more than old enough to be accountable for her own choices and actions. Please stop giving her a pass. She has done a crappy job. Period.

evil roams free administrative building said...

An evil atmosphere at the top echelons of this administration.

Read concerned posts and steve is more evil than we thought.

concerned mom said...

No morals in administration do we expect anything different from our students?

Superintendent spoke to my daughter and the student officers at the HS this past week. Mr Achrmatch discussed inappropriate topic legal issues with my daughter and the rest of the student government she called me because she felt uncomfortable with his discussion. We went to the school board meeting that evening to make sure she was safe. She was required to be there on Tueday evening. Mr. Achmatch was out of line with these kids.

Anonymous said...

Voting no on joan because of steve

Shred- it too said...

I remember the Hamburg Alumni Group at the Hall of Fame Game and Field induction ceremony in 2010. Hamburg Alums got big donations from a certain japanese car dealership in Buffalo. So, whats Andy flemings connection with that. We heard there was a field goal kick off for a couple of grand and a special voice of the events. Strangely, these never happened before 2010,and has never happened since 2010??? Why were there special japanese car donations and voices in 2010??? Were there any favors done by members of the alumni association who happen to be village judicial officials? Many the alumni association should publish the donations in 2010... and then subject themselves to lie detectors. BTW, an aside note, there is a RX problem in HHS...kids take RX pills and then tell lies. And some adults cover that up. The Good News...well, there isnt any. I love the shred-it comment. So true.

Anonymous said...

Concerned Mom- Yep it is all true. Steve at the Superintendent lunch with the kids- that the student govt has to buy- was all about the secret meeting and the illegal meeting- he talked to the kids about the blogger- the poor girl who is the student govt president, was wise enough to ignor steve. Steve has some fascination with the one class officer..told him he would make a big deal of him on graduation day. One wise kid recorded the luncheon and played if for a few teachers. Steve is an asshole. THe only thing he has talk Hamburg Kids is to tape record everything. They got ya on Vine too Stevie...priceless.

Anonymous said...

I cannot support anyone who supports a supt who allowed this poor man to be a victim for doing what is right and good. There is not a shread of decency in this charge. The superintendent not looking good to me anymore. I am a convert, please start a superintendent search

Anonymous said...

Reading this post disturbs me. This is good cause why achramovitch should not be in this school district. Steve Achramovitch is a complete degenerate. Why do we want a man here that is so vile, this case which I cannot believe is shocking We demand steves' removal. Voting not for Joan, steve achramovitch's keeper.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A BUM

teacher aid said...

I would like to say that there are nice things going onthe district. The kids are great, and there are bad things and bad leadership, but the staff works hard and the kids are great. Laura Heeter is loved by all the staff. David and Catherine seem to have their heads screwed on. I heard them at meetings and they know more than most of the board members. The kids of hamburg and david katherine and laura got our votes because you can see they love the kids and hamburg- not themselves like some of the board members.

Anonymous said...

Employee,

we all love Laura and we support Catherine & David, want what is right for all our kids. Laura and Catherine and Dave are loved by all of us. KIDS KIDS KIDS, FAMILIES FAMILIES FAMILIES, is why they are seeking a seat on our school board. Joan Calkins has hurt us and hurt our children in our schools. Steve Achrmo has been allowed to terrorize our staff and the morale is very low in all our buildings. All employees due their part to serve our students and make their day productive and pleasant. We need an over haul to restore our morale.

Anonymous said...

I am in disbelief,

after reading this article posted by concerned and the behaviour of this supt towards an honest employee is beyond anyones imagination as to why anyone could support a supt so morally bankrupt.

staff said...

To anonymous 8:14am; we are all questioning the same thing who would WANT to support a supt so morally bankrupt?

answer Joan Calkins and anyone personally benefitting or hiding something, not wanting exposure

Steve Achramovitvh is morally bankrupt for sure.

Anonymous said...

Steve has delivered his last blow.

Anonymous said...

BOE CANDIDATE SHEILA RUHLAND WHO LIVES AT 17 CANDY LANE IS A NYS PROBATION OFFICIER- THE LOWEST OF THE LOW FOLKS. SHE IS NOT PERMITTED TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE IN HER CAPACITY WORKING FOR ERIE COUNTY PROBATIONS. I GOT THE FOCUS THE OTHER DAY, AND SHE NEEDS TO STEP DOWN. THEN, I LIVE ON SUGARBUSH, I GOT A FLYER FROM HER AND JOAN CALKINS...ARE THESE WOMEN THE SICKEST FREAKS IN TOWN???? THEY LIED ABOUT THE AMNESTY OF THE 1.3 MILLION. SHEILA RUHLAND DID NOT GET PERMISSION TO RUN FOR BOARD.

Anonymous said...

Who or what turned a guy like this lose in Hamburg? He is morally bankrupt

Anonymous said...

school districts cover ups and hiding their true agenda. JOAN IS A MEAN AND VINDICTIVE WOMAN. She keeps piling it on doesn't know when to stop

Anonymous said...

Supt achramo is low and pathetic

Anonymous said...

Why would Steve care who he violates or how much he leaves the taxpayers on the hook for? Every school district 2 others he has been booted out for this type of abusive behavior and abusive legal spending due to his inappropriate use of his position.

Anonymous said...

Cover ups in the school district is why he is here. It is developing as we speak Joan is either in on it or not aware, no matter she supports him while he tangles his web. All cannot be covered as in Greece. Authorities will be brought in to do an investigation.

Anonymous said...

Outrageous attacks on a good man who has children and family that do not deserve this vitriol.
Disagree with his management/leadership/methodology/approach? That is your right to do and I respect that right for everyone. Attack him personally? That negates any alleged evidence you raise here.
Shame on you, imagine if this was your dad or brother or son. At best, your approach is not production and at worst, its just a smear campaign leveraged with the same maliciousness you claim to be fighting against.

Anonymous said...

7:34 must be the girlfriend. Too bad she doesn't understand that there is never just ONE girlfriend!