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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Candyman handing out candy to the unions

Hamburg School Aid from the State of New York will  decrease by .72% in 2014-15.  New York State Aid proposed for 2014-15 is 18,405,175  down from this school years aid of 18,538,794.  

Meanwhile, interim superintendent Richie Jetter wasted the valuable time of community members last week, by failing to give any meaningful recommendations as to how Hamburg will weather the state aid storm.  Rather,  Jetter has been spending his time making big cash hand-outs to the various unions in the district.    Jetter's irresponsible behavior has not gone unnoticed by many members of the Hamburg School community who are concerned about their taxes and who recall vividly the past when irresponsible superintendents ran the school district finances into the ground.  Any school board member who does not see beyond the childish antics of Richie Jetter is also part of the problem, and ought step down from the Boars of Education, immediately.  



Jetter was quoted in the Buffalo News as stating, “That’s the bad news: You’re kind of waiting for Santa Claus to stop by, and when he doesn’t show up for Christmas, you’re disappointed,” he said.   

Richie, there is no Santa Claus nor magic buses.  

Unbelievably you are at the helm of a $60 million dollar enterprise financed by taxpayer dollars, not yours.  The school board made a colossal error appointing you in the first instance, you have NO experience and are seeming making things up as you go along. Public sector entities have a responsibility to the public and those that they serve.  Hamburg School District is not the place for you to promise the moon to special interests just so you can get the job by popular opinion.   

As interim superintendent and alleged candidate in the selection process for permanent superintendent, one might ask Richie how much experience he has in developing budgets?  Or, perhaps one might take a gander at his academic training to determine if he has taken a simple accounting or finance course.   

So, Boars of Education listen closely as Richie sells you a bag of candy.  See through this young persons inexperience and irresponsibility.  Hamburg needs a wise superintendent, not the candy man. 

Hamburg Boars of Education do the right thing.  With Governor Cuomo's promise for increase in pre-kindergarten, perhaps the best position for Richie Jetter would be teaching the little ones how to tie a shoe.  He will shine with the little tikes telling tall tales of magic buses and  men in red suits who deliver presents.   

The Hamburg Board has a fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers of Hamburg.

Jetter was further quoted in the Buffalo News as saying, “the good news is that we’re going to get through this. I’m confident we will be OK in Hamburg, to not have devastation hit our district.”    Perhaps in light of the increase in salaries he has promised the unions and the decrease in state aid, one might ask Richie to illuminate his remarks as it seems impossible to avoid devastation when school expenditures exceed revenues. 

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is is true Jetter and Heeter have having a fling? No surprise there. Maybe Dan and Ed would like to do a tell all on Laura at the next sicko meeting. Laura was having her way with a thief- when the cats away the mice will play. We hear the guy she was banging was spending stolen money on her. She had to quit her teacher job. Check out the papers in PA- little Laura sure can hand it out, but lets see if she can take it.

Anonymous said...

Dan you really are very conflicted. In fact as I sat and listened to you at the HUB I found you illogical and unable to speak clearly. Now, as a "trial lawyer" you might want to take a public relations class to help you. Its really bad. You are the joke of the legal community. Lawyers in WNY are talking about you and your vengence and unbalanced behavior. That Buffalo News article- in fact all that mention you name make you look like the nasty little man that you are. Go chase some ambulances....we hear you can use the accounts.

Anonymous said...

Eyes sure do light up when you mention the name Andy Fleming, Dan. In fact they open wide and almost fall out of their sockets. Andy is one of a very few judges who was found guilty of charges with the NYS Judicial Ethics Commission- and there will be more of that to come. Light up is right- in shock and horror of an elected official taking business from the bench. Did he give you business old Danny Boy? Is that why things not so good on So. Park?

Anonymous said...

Wendy you are a loud mouthed thug. Be very careful what you say. Its all on tape.

mom at the hub said...

Wendy- will you publish your legal fees when you fat arse is dragged into court because you cant keep your mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

I have been a Hamburg community member for many years now. Initially I was in support of Dr. Jetter becoming our next Superintendent, but I have been watching very closely and I have come to the conclusion that he is illsuited to be a superintendent. Dr. Jetter. is a fish out of water running a school district. He has little financial experience and there is no way he has the financial savvy to manage a $60 million dollar budget. There have also been some serious questions raised about his past. I have heard he has had run ins with the law and child protection services. I also overheard LAURA HEETER saying that the district should not vett (background check) Mr. Jetter in the same manner that the other prospective Superintendent's will be vetted. This caused me great concern, as I have heard that Dr. Jetter and Mrs. Heeter had previously exchanged some steamy emails and possibly more. There are just oo many questions about Dr. Jetter. The community and "the children" would be best served with a Superintendent who is from the outside, who carries no baggage.

Liar Lady said...

Dear Mrs. Johnson, Dan's sister, will you visit Darren in prison in Florida if he is gound guilty of spreading AIDS around to his gay lovers? You worked in the kitchen of the schools cutting carrots and celery. You have a brother, Darren who your beloved brother Dan wouldnt even represent. Will you visit Darren in the prison. And, as a "woman" Mrs Johnson, arent you offended by the fact that your brother may have injected other boys with HIV? Look in your own back yard Mrs. Johnson.

Hans said...

Check out this link-below. Dan why dont you explain this to the public, and ask your sister if your brother is convicted if she will visit him in prison. I mean, your sister was sitting with Darren at one of the hate meetings you run, you know the one where Darren talked about the "dinner party". Will you be visiting your brother Dan, that is what a good person would do, isnt it? If you are unsure, you can ask your idol Andy Fleming, who is on the Board of St. Lukes Mission of Mercy and Churches in Action. I bet Andy would tell you what the Gospel tells us. You should know about the Gospel Dan, you have had your hate meetings in three churches. Or, is it too inconvenient to help your brother when he most needs his family. Did ya ever think Danny, maybe old Darren needs your help. OR, do you and your "partner" simply spread compasion when it is convenient for you. You are a hypocrite, and your truth will surface sooner than you might like. Your partner, the phony holy man, he claims to be ought to send your ass to the curb. St Luke works with the outcasts of society- like prisoners and those who spread infectious diseases. If you are being a hypocrite, you should reason most people who listen to you know what you are all about.

http://eventingnation.com/home/darren-chiacchia-case-official-marion-co-sheriffs-police-report-part-1/#.UuVkCCN6okQ.email

Anonymous said...

Hey Jetter, here is an idea, why dont you answer the FOIL requests sitting in front of you. Afraid Mr. Jetter? Dont worry, you are going to court and you can answer to the Judge. Now Richie, dont tamper with the server, because that would be a Federal Crime. Theres a guy in Grease Schools who tampered with the school servers and last we heard he is in Sing Sing.

Anonymous said...

I worked with Laura when she was running around with the guy who stole the money. She moved away pretty quick from him and that situation. She is not who she appears to be.

staff said...

Mr. Jetter can only do all he has promised by laying off staff and teachers. This is reality

Anonymous said...

Someone should make Laura HEeter step down from being involved with the superintendent search. Laura Heeter has a history of mixing with men in school positions, and Heeter and Jetter had something going on. It could be that it is still going on. Laura admits to her flirtations with Rick, and I think it is important that someone look into "private" discussions between Laura and Rick. Laura you need to step down. I heard you like men with power- esp. the ones that have stickie fingers.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I think more layoffs must be in the future. How else will Rick make good on his promises? And this is after we've waited years now for members of the English and Science department to be called back to work. If this is a joke, I'm not laughing.

Watching from the perch said...

Mr. Vincent Coppola is a stand up man, he is a true professional. It is is his own best interest to stand up and call out David Yoveine and those who run the community educational informational hate group. Dave Yoviene, Thom Flynn, Lara Heeter and Patti Brunner-Collins have already met in private and guaranteed Richard Jetter the job. It is the most disgusting thing anyone in Hamburg has ever seen. These group of 4 makes Joan Calkins and her merry band of lackies look ethical. Mr. Coppola do yourself a huge favor, do not dirty your fine reputation in Hamburg. Hamburg is a very sick community, with filthy dirty secrets hidden- and the myriad of "upstanding" community members who are going to fall from grace will shock the moral fabric of any community that claims to be decent. Please Mr. Coppola, you should walk away, because regardless of you fairness and professionalism- Jetter will get the job because he is a patsy who will do what the big boys on the playground tell him to do. Look, he is running the district from the self help book aisle at Barnes and Nobles. What a joke he is- and the bigger question, is Richard getting paid his $170 bucks per day on the 5 snow days he has called. Thats $850 bucks, more than some staff make in a a month. What a big fat mess, and Vince you should turn and run...not walk. You are too fine of a man to be hoodwinked by the unethical board members who already promised an inexperience person a job. The big question- WHY?

Anonymous said...

a sham

Jetter & Heeter's emails said...

Shawn Heeter, a suggestion, have a look at your wife's Laura's emails with Rick Jetter. Cozy

bull said...

Jetter promise to the Union$$$> He cannot deliver and he knows it.

Grant said...

Laura Heeter, You are a mean rotten person, your rotten sick behavior will be exposed to the Buffalo News. They have been notified that you lost your teacher certification in another state, that is why you are NOT a teacher in NYS. Rotten Laura, Rotten. You have NO morality, no ethics and frankly are STUPID. Your secret is coming out, so perhaps you might like to quit the board before your filthy past out of state provides proof of your amoral life.

Anonymous said...

the ? was always out there with many why would someone work as a substitute aid when one could be a substitute teacher and make more $$$$ ? Laura Heeter calls herself a teacher but not a real teacher. Now we know the answer.

Laura

Anonymous said...

We have to look at the State of the State message we are receiving from our Hamburg Central School District. The message is dismal. Money problems, community problems, Lack of Leadership, this school system is in disarray. We are in a process of selecting a Superintendent. We need a proven experienced leader. The interim has allowed this district to appear dysfunctional or actually is and right now from where we sit we need someone with a back bone who can make the hard difficult decisions. WE need more than fluff.

Anonymous said...

Laura Heeter has told my neighbor that she loves Rick Jetter. Romantically

Anonymous said...

Hey Laura, Can you please provide us with a copy of your teaching certification? After all you have touted yourself as the "educator" on the board. Do you realize that "coffee clutching" at the high school as a sub aide does not really qualify as an "educator"? You do know Laura that you labeling yourself as an educator is quite amusing to all of the real educators in the community, don't you? Didn't a football coach at Notre Dame several years ago claim to have a masters degree? When it was discovered that he fabricated his degree, he quickly resigned. Um, Laura, where is your teaching certification? And if you don't like it Laura, too bad! More to follow...

Anonymous said...

there is no teaching certification for Laura Rashkin Heeter. Never has been Laura H. just claims to be a teacher. Village gossip is all

Anonymous said...

Really? You don't have anything worth while to post but to beat the crap out of Laura? You want a superintendent that can make the hard decisions? That's what Steve was doing. See where he ended up.

Anonymous said...

No one is beating the crap out of laura. Laura is a liar. She tells people she is a teacher, she is NOT. She lost her teaching license in the State of PA, where she was out spending stolen money with a man who is not her husband, then she filed for bankrupcy and then she did the filthiest of all things just to get social services money. We wont say what, but you can figure it all out. She is not hamburg's darling, she is a liar, crook and phoney. An elected school board member who is lost a teaching license- now thats news Dan.

Colvin Drive Gossip said...

Ask LAura about her smutty emails with Rick Jetter, Jetter brags to his buddies at the bar on Eggert Road. Now what would Jennifer McNamara have to say about Richie being inappropriate with women at work? Silly question, isnt it? Check out Kenton and Tonawanda- a short man with issues with woman. We know, because we are KenTon!!!!

reality check said...

Biggest problem no one is addressing. Rick Jetter makes a statement "we will be all right" who will be all right? Admin. staff on the supt search selection panel that has been offered or given MONEY in the form of STIPENDS will be all right. The rest of the staff and that means many of us. Face the unemployment line. Many realize that all Mr. Jetters' promises will NEVER be able to be delivered. EVERY DOLLAR THAT rick jetter HANDED OUT FOR A VOTE (precious few dollars left) Rick Jetter is giving away many of our jobs. 2% cap, loss of state funding, reality is loss of clubs, sports, staff, teachers,& possible closure of a school. This is what Mr. Jetter is not talking about until he gets the actual supt. position. Rick Jetter right now is promising a lot to central staff( money_), new positions, REALITY is we are facing massive staff cuts, clubs, sports,larger classes, loss of programing. All the while Rick Jetter and our school board pad the payroll for their friends who support our feel good candidate for supt. Richard Jetter has been promised the job and than again we spend thousands for nothing. DEAL STRUCK LONG BEFORE THIS ILLEGIMATE SEARCH FOR A SUPT. EVER GOT STARTED. Ask David Yovine he arranged all with Mr. Chiacchia.

Every dollar given away to Rick Jetter's supporters is a job that will be lost by some unfortunate soul who lands on the unemployment line. We have many still on the recall list only to add to the dismal financial state of this school district. Yes Mr. Yovine, you and Richard Jetter are not a good fit for Hamburg. I don't care tell the hard truth. No money for HTA , Hurts kids and hurts our families. Deal with all of this Jetter/yovine/chiacchia.

employee said...

How in the good Lords name is this school board going to deliver all of dr. jetters promises?

Anonymous said...

School expenditures do exceed revenues and reality is we have a LIAR RUNNING THE SCHOOLS. Richard Jetter tells tall tales even about mundane events let alone the big whoppers. It seems that David Yovine is no different. They will never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Actually Richard Jetter always comes off as the weak victim. Can name at least 4 instances where he makes himself out to be a victim who will make the sacrifice to help us. 19 candidates for the job and it was already in the bag for Richard Jetter long before we spend a dime on the search.

Anonymous said...

Concerned and Hamburg School Community:

We have planned to visit my husbands family since the school calendar was set. We have purchased 4 plane tickets for us to travel for a much anticipated visit. We have no options for refund and so I either call in at additional cost to school for substitute teacher. My family is not alone, there are many of us in similar situations. We have just learned that our interim is away on vacation during school calendar. So I guess we are under a different standard.

parents said...

To Laura & Shawn Heeter

who was your lawyer who filed your bankruptcy? Perhaps you may refer them to us taxpayers and the school district when you bankrupt our schools. You will be forcing us to close one of our elementary schools.

squeezed said...

Wages have not gone up in this country in 10 years,75% of Americans families live pay check to pay check. That means here in Hamburg to. The only ones coming out here with hefty pay increases are school district administrators. Awarding themselves pay increases and stipends with precious few dollars left for our classrooms. We are not talking low income employees we are talking 100,000. plus our supt over 200,000. with benefits making more than top State officials. We are almost bankrupt with no stop to this because they take care of themselves. Our dollars are shrinking but not for the fat cats. Shame on this school board promises that were never going to be kept. pOLITICIANS ACTING BADLY. A MILLIONARE RUNNING THE SCHOOL WITH NO EDUCATION OR EDUCATIONAL BACKROUND. DIRTY DEALS MADE ALL ALONG THE WAY. STARTING WITH THEIR CAMPAIGN. The middle and lower income families in our Village and Towns are being squeezed, we are poor and struggling, but why would a millionaire care.Drusin

Anonymous said...

FYI Rick Jetter applied for many jobs outside of Hamburg, but absolutely no offers. So when he leads us to believe that he is coveted in the education world, another one of his lies. I recall David Yovine reporting that no one will want to apply here . Sorry we had 19 applicants for Supt Also Daniel Chiacchia will become Supt to be in Hamburg when Rickard Jetter who has been promised the job by David Yovine, Laura Heeter and Tom Flynn. Daniel Chiacchia just wants legal business for his firm on SP Ave.