The Hamburg School Community is the talk of the town, again. And, according to local television media, New York State Education is looking at the conduct of the Hamburg School Superintendent Richard Jetter. Cubby Jetter's testimony in the misconduct charges against Hamburg Board Member Catherine Forcucci are cause for some bellyaching laughs. The general opinion, Jetter is childish, and needs to "grow a pair".
THE SOUNDS OF THE COMMUNITY WATCHING
"HERE'S JOHNNY JETTER"
Putting aside the laughs, Western New Yorkers got a good look at the values of the Hamburg School Community epitomized in the "bizarre" man they call Superintendent Richard Jetter. WGRZ (Channel 2) Anchors Scott Levin and Mary Alice Demler both were in awe as they watched the reports of the Catherine Focucci hearings. Channel 2 News called the reports from the June 25, 2014 hearings bizarre. http://www.wgrz.com/video/3644971958001/1/Hamburg-School-Board-disagreement-goes-public
It is shocking that a school would allow a man who is seemingly unstable to perform the duties as a school superintendent. From many news reports that have been released recently, including the strange reports of a May 6, 2014 fender-bender resulting in damage to Richard Jetter, PhD's white Nissan Altima car which the Buffalo News reported was hit while parked at the Union Pleasant Elementary School, Richard Jetter seems deeply off kilter.
In May, Jetter suggested his car was vandalized, and he knows who dunnit. Various news agencies reported that a note was left for the superintendent on his vandalized car, and that the note was nasty. The Buffalo News reported that the Hamburg Village Police were investigating the vandalism to the car. Concerned wonders what the status of this investigation is? Then, Dr. Jetter staged a bizarre rally ripe with cow bells and magic buses in a concocted attempt to show a thin notion of support from school staff?
What kind of man does this?
What kind of man does this?
Mr. Yoviene, do tell, who dunnit?
Doctor Jetter made some remark on the radio that would suggest the damage to his car was caused by a candidate for the school board. Careful with that Doctor, you must know to be nice to all school board members because they are your boss.As readers know, Hamburg Board Member Mrs. Forcucci is charged with misconduct, by none other than other misbehaved Board Members, and the rather frightening...even "spooky"...Richie "here's Johnny" Jetter. Apparently, Mr. Jetter does not realize that school board members are his bosses, and he ought to treat them with respect. In one news report, Jetter claims Forcucci is "out of control", but it seems that this characterization is better applied to him.
So it seems, there is much more to the story of Richard Jetter, and it will likely unravel as the Forcucci hearings continue. At this point, one thing is for sure, Doctor Jetter was the cause for a good many laughs these last several days. However, when the laughing stops, and the camera lights dim, one wonders what will be the financial costs and emotional costs to the Hamburg School Community? A wet behind the ears, troubled young man, who they call Superintendent will cause years of harm to a district which had a golden opportunity to start fresh just 365 days ago, but decided rather to continue on the path of dishonesty, and cover-ups.
Well done Hamburg--- somethings will never change.