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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Richard Jetter's sworn statement to the Hamburg Village Police on July 21, 2014

A copy of the Village of Hamburg Police Department Deposition of Fact, signed and affirmed  by Doctor Jetter on Monday July 21, 2014 was obtained by from the Buffalo News web page.  ( Image temporarily unavailable)

According to the plethora of news reports,  talk radio programs, water cooler chatter and coffee klatching, Doctor Jetter misrepresented the events of Cinco de Mayo, 2014.   WKBW interviewed an eyewitness who claims the inebriated (see deposition of fact) Doctor Jetter got into his car just after 6 p.m.. to transfer it to the alternate side of the street.  It was then, just after 6 p.m. that Jetter hit his car and a Hamburg School employee witnessed the damage at that time.   Then, it was reported that Doctor Jetter entered the employee's home, and it seems he did not leave until 12:30 a.m..   

Channel 4 reports that a petition will be made to the New York State Education Commissioner to revoke Doctor Jetter's license for immoral conduct and lack of fitness to teach and govern in NYS school districts.    How sad it is that a man, who was never equipped to be a school superintendent,  put himself in such a bad position.    The Hamburg School Board, or those who voted to approve Doctor Jetter for Superintendent, need to reflect on their inability to recognize quality leadership.  Hamburg is a district that should command the best of the best; those with experience and integrity.  Instead, four members of the Hamburg School Board: Thomas Flynn, Laura Heeter, Patricia Brunner Collins and David Yoviene, hired Richard Jetter and each of those individuals judgement should be called into question.   

On March 11, 2014, according the the Hamburg School Board minutes ( March 11, 2014- BOE MINUTES TO APPOINT JETTER  pages 48,49,50)  Jetter was appointed superintendent.  Two members of the board: Sally Stephenson and Catherine Forcucci both raised significant objections.   The board was given only 2 hours to review Doctor Jetter's contract. Doctor Jetter's contract can be found here : Jetters Contract.   As one reflects on this, it seems that the four members who voted in the affirmative threw caution to the wind, and had no concern for what was in the best interest of the Hamburg School District.  

Flynn, Yoviene, Heeter and Collin's imprudent decision will cost the Hamburg taxpayers dearly, and they are partially responsible for setting up Doctor Jetter for failure.    Clearly, Jetter is immature, irresponsible, reckless and troubled.  In less than two months after his appointment, he was out day drinking with a school district administrator.  He threw away his career,  and exhibited little regard for his 3 children, wife and the kids and staff of Hamburg.   




73 comments:

Joan said...

Lets guess those 8 votes NOT to fire Jetter are: the whippies, pizzas, chacahas and windy evendon? get over it you fools.

Super said...

I hope you all watched 4 news at 10 here is an snip-it
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - News 4 has learned the Hamburg superintendent, who police say admitted lying about vandalism to his car and was actually involved in an accident, had the school district pay for his car insurance deductible.

Dr. Richard Jetter was placed on paid administrative leave by the School Board after he reportedly confessed to police that he made up a story about his car being vandalized last May while on school property. Police say Jetter admitted he had actually hit a telephone pole in South Buffalo the night before.

News 4 has since learned that the Hamburg superintendent filed a request for the district to pay hundreds of dollars to cover his insurance deductible, and that he received that money.

Now Jetter could be facing an investigation by the State Education Department. School board member Catherine Forcucci, who has been locked in a bitter battle with the superintendent as he and others try to oust her from the board, plans to file a formal complaint alleging that Jetter violated his duties and the moral clause in his contact.

It looks more and more like the only one watching out for our kids education Dollars is Catherine Forcucci

AquaMan said...

Who is running the school district?
How did Jetters insurance deductible get paid by the school district without having The School Board Vote on this?

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed Forcucci is the REAL DEAL. Dave Yoviene should be sent to Bry Lyn to share a room with Jetter. Yoviene been lying to cover up Jetter. Come one come all scum...to the Hamburg Circus.

AquaMan said...

Shouldn't Barb Sporyz have known, that cutting Jetter a check for his insurance deductible was wrong. and she payed him for his rented car when it was covered under his insurance claim ( so that was free money given to him from our tax dollars).

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the insurance company also paid jetter for his rental car according to BFLO news. Double dipping???

what is all of this costing us said...

Where is all the cash coming from for all these lawyers. Lawyers not teacher and certainly with this school board the kids are at the bottom of this school districts agenda. We are here to educate the kids not fund law firms. Get all your shit together and end all this. The Supt lied so we are right in thinking .How much $$$ are we to spend on these hearing and how much more is it going to cost our kids and us taxpayers? school board is not listening. We demand more teachers. This school board is so far off track.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, where is James Martinez. Is he out shreading documents? He is next, right. Hold on tight Hamburg, this is just the tip of the ice berg. JEtter doesnt act alone- ask the Middle School Principal. We are hearing there are High School Teachers who are being investigated for lying in official papers, the union president it being looked at and several other administrators, and a newly appointed assistant principal. Dave Yoviene just can not keep that mouth of his shut. Martinez better see if Rural Metro can find a spot for you washing the ambulances.

Frontier Grad 1999 said...

Funny that Mrs. Whipple doesn't tell Don Esmond that the nude club on rt. 5 that was closed down for prostitution and drugs was hers and now its in her moms name. we have upstanding people in Hamburg, a scumbag superintendent and a "gentlemans" club owner. Is that where Richie boy was day drinking on May 5? Is anyone concerned that our "popular" superintendent was so drunk at 5:30 in the day that he had to sober up for 7 hours at the female principals house? And what is with that Ed Piazza and his wife? How embarrassing that they still try to blame Forcucci. She is the only sane one in all of this. Wow, Hamburg filth.

Anonymous said...

Why is Piazza still insisting that the hearing against Forcucci go forward despite her primary accuser having apparently confessed to betraying the Hamburg community and engaging in conduct far, far worse than anything Forcucci is accused of? Why are Piazza and Yoviene so intent on continuing juvenile hearings that embarrass our community while pumping money into law firm accounts?

At absolute worst if you buy all the allegations against Forcucci--and how can you now that the chief accuser appears to be a liar and manipulator of hundreds of good people--she might be a harpy who is hard to work with. So what? Us adults often must learn to work with people we don't get along with at jobs and volunteer organizations. What makes the school board different? Why do they get to pay lawyers with our money and run hearings over months that embarrass all of Hamburg just because they are uncomfortable working with someone? The rest of us have to adjust to the realities of life, why don't the school board members do the same?

In the real world, the voters sometimes elect abrasive, nonconforming people. It certainly may be desirable for there to be more courtesy, but there is absolutely no justification for the school board spending taxpayer money to nullify the election of Forcucci on the grounds of their discomfort dealing with her.

Honor the community's election decision. Stop this campaign to undermine the voters' choice through expensive and embarrassing hearings over issues that pale in consideration of the alleged fraud perpetrated by Mr. Jetter and his detestable manipulation of hundreds of good people who rallied to support him and now feel utterly betrayed. Don't let Jetter perpetuate a fraud that removes a properly elected school board member.

Anonymous said...

And he is still denying being at the middle school principals house even though there is overwhelming proof that he was. She saw the accident and they both giggled about it. She then went to his little fake pep rally the next day knowing it was all false. SHE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED! And worse-HE ACTUALLY BLAMED A 16 YEAR OLD STUDENT OF HIS IN THE DISTRICT! WOWWW!!!! He just didn't know when to stop!
*****1st CLASS SCUMBAG*******
And his minions (mainly Maritinez,Yoviene,
Chiacchia) were behind it too! Let's look at them! Hopefully Jetter will sing like a canary while in the loony bin about who else was in on it-and save the district from an investigation. It's great that he finally fessed up, but only because he had to in the face of overwhelming evidence.

Anonymous said...

And while Mr. Piazza is insisting that this juvenile hearing driven by the totally discredited Jetter continue--despite the concern that if Jetter would lie to the school board and the police and all of those wonderful folks who rallied in his support, what might he possibly falsely claim against Forcucci?--could Mr. Yoviene disclose exactly how much the school district has paid in attorney's fee for and related to the Forcucci hearing (including defending the board against the open meetings lawsuit it lost in its ridiculous attempt to run the Forcucci hearing in secret)?

Is the amount that the district has paid for the Forcucci hearing and related lawsuit enough to bring back one elementary school teacher? Two? If those teachers could be brought back with that hearing money and be placed in the same elementary school building, wouldn't that really help bring down these high class sizes? Isn't this what the board should be focused on instead of wasting money on interpersonal disputes?

Couldn't the board have taken that pile of money wasted on the hearing and defending the secrecy lawsuit and used it to get our great teachers extra training in Common Core? Would that money bring back intramurals?

Just asking . . . Anyone else wonder how much money has been diverted from the kid and the teachers to this ridiculous hearing, and how much more will be wasted if it continues?

Anonymous said...

24 karat gold? The owner is the president of the PTA. Shameful indeed.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the name of the administrator and the administrator's position that Jetter was having drinks with until 12:30 AM the night he damaged his car?

Anonymous said...

They could bring back 5 teachers. Half million dollars so far spent on a 3rd rate lawyer who is only leading the school board on by claiming that he has a winning case. He's lost every claim so far. When will the BOE cut the crap?

Anonymous said...

And Catherine is spending her own money. A small fortune-while the school board just throws money away on a useless lawyer. They're not spending their own money

Anonymous said...

And Catherine is spending her own money. A small fortune-while the school board just throws money away on a useless lawyer. They're not spending their own money

Super said...

David Yoviene keeps saying on the news “we “ are moving forward “we” are looking in to a new superintendent “ who is this “we”? I’ll tell you who the “We” is. It’s me and you, the taxpayers, the community members and the parents. There hasn’t been a school board meeting to move forward to look for another superintendent. So until there is and our questions are answered “We” are not doing anything. If he thinks that bringing back Steve Achramovitch is moving forward he might as well step down now because “We” are not taking a step backwards. After all Mr. Achramovitch brought Dr. Jetter with him.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that Donn Esmonde only interviews the Piazzas and Whipple to gauge the reactions of Hamburg parents and taxpayers to the Jetter debacle. Since when is the faction behind the board faction indicative of our community views of this mess? I'd suggest that the News do some man on the street interviews at the diners and coffee shops to get an understanding of how fed up people are with this entire board and how little use the community has for the board's incivility problems and politicization.

We're beyond caring about the rumors and backstabbing and soap opera crap that the board members engage in. Please just stop giving the rest of the world the impression that the regular folks in Hamburg are anything like you politicians on the board with your penchant for whining and arguing and complaining.

Do us all a favor and all of you step down and let us elect a whole new board without the personal histories and vendettas that get in the way of important work and ultimately are a black mark on this otherwise wonderful community. Just go away.

Anonymous said...

Silent majority says.....
Enough is enough! It is time to hit the "Reset" button in the BOE. All members need to resign after this fiasco, regardless of who supported who.
For Jetter to only come forward when he found out he was caught is astounding! Can you imagine the other times that he may have been lying?? My middle school kid always told me that the Superintendant was always over in their school. We all know why now.

If the existing BOE do not resign and continue their bickering, we need to request NYS to take over and oversee our BOE for the sake of our children.

Anonymous said...

Dave Yoviene has been spewing lies to every news station in Buffalo, he is the Boards leak. He is a slob and should be in the lock up to have his head checked with Jetter. Take a couple more Xanax David-

AquaMan said...

Super, you got a good point!!!
Dave Yoviene , you are not the School Board. You do NOT make the decisions, it is the entire School Board that vote on decisions.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was you and you alone, Dave, that actually approved to pay for Jetters insurance deductible.

Anonymous said...

Transparency. Transparency. Transparency.

This board needs to get that word through its collective head. We are adults in Hamburg. We own homes and raise families and run businesses. WE DON'T NEED THE BOARD TO PROTECT US FROM THE GRITTY REALITY OF ITS BUSINESS BY ACTING IN SECRET SESSIONS AND HEARINGS.

Every single thing that can be done publicly instead of in executive session must be done publicly. NO MORE PATRONIZING CRAP LIKE "WE NEED TO HOLD THESE REMOVAL HEARINGS IN SECRET TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC."

The parents and taxpayers of Hamburg are adults and do not need the school board to act as our parents. School board members exist only to advance the public trust, and that can't be done through secrecy and partisanship.

Transparency, folks. If you board members are not willing to champion transparency, maybe you are better suited to the boards of private institutions that aren't accountable to the citizens. If that's the case, please move on to other more suitable endeavors and let the business of the school district be handled by folks committed to higher principles than petty political and personal vendettas.

The most important act of transparency right now? The selection of worthy school superintendent candidates by a community panel independent of this polarized and paralyzed school board.

Anonymous said...

Super, Anonymous 10:32, 11:20, 2:34, 4:15. Wow. These are some of the most spot on, intelligent comments this blog has seen in a while. This is the kind of rational problem-solving discussion we need. Let's stop the name-calling please and work together to fix this mess. We cannot move forward unless first you fix the problem. Transparency is key. Even if that means letting everyone know that all 7 members don't necessarily agree on every issue. I would be more worried if they did!

Yoviene neighbor said...

Here Comes Achramo-man in to save the day, just like he did 4 years ago August. He has some unfinished business with the teachers over that APPR embarassment. Too bad the teachers were days to late with Richie- he was all ready to pay off the union. Word is the teachers union chief negotiator has a wife that also teaches in Hamburg and she was the one who organized the rally for Jetter on 5-7-14. The teachers were all set for a big fat paycheck- too bad doesnt work that way. Now Yoveine is leaking its ACHRAMO- revisited. More cuts More cuts and More cuts- someone's gotta pay for Jetters 5 year contract. Fools beget Fools.

Anonymous said...

Richard Jetter runs his life from the self help shelves at the bookstore. Check out his website on the Hamburg School District site http://www.hamburgschools.org/Page/301


This is one f-ed up guy.

Achramovitch back? said...

Guess what folks?
Chacchia announces that he wants STEVE ACHRAMOVITCH for int supt. Dirty Steve who will keep all Chiachia's & partners secrets, that could dislodge them.

Anonymous said...

"Ed Bates If you want to go after someone's money Lisa, the District should be asking Vince Coppola and his search firm for a refund. In his "extensive" search he failed to recognize an individual with a propensity for such actions. I believe his fee was $15000"

This was on that facebook page run by Eddy and Betsy Piza, Really ED- Why dont you call Vince Coppolla and ask him. According to Laura Heeter, Vince DID NOT RECOMMEND JETTER, but she and DAVE wanted Jetter. And, JETTER Ran out of town to California during the interview process. Cmon Ed, I dont know you, but why dont you call up Vince and ask him. I bet you will change your tune. Just sayin man, dont wanna piss you off. But Jetter WAS NOT the recommended to be in the pool. Laura Heeter tells all after a bottle of wine. She will tell you herself. Jetter was DEAD LAST.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5:02 has it exactly right: unanimity of opinion among the board members is not the goal. The objective is administering our schools intelligently, fairly, and cost-effectively. Reasonable adults can achieve that goal despite having different views.

Look, if any board members actually read this blog, we don't need you all to be friends. We don't need you all to be some bland, monolithic block that rubber stamps only what the controlling faction desires.

We need you to bring your own non-partisan ideas to the table. We need you to sit in front of the community and weigh the merits of each others' ideas, and then vote conscientiously for proposals that best benefit the kids, families, teachers, and taxpayers.

Basically, we need you all to leave your grudges and hatreds at the door, and then intelligently tackle issues that are important to us in the community: Common Core, classroom sizes, taxes, teacher training, support for arts, music, and athletics, at-risk children, etc. You know, what those of us who work, teach, raise children or grandchildren, and pay taxes think about ALL the time.

What do we strive to teach our elementary students every day? CHARACTER COUNTS. Not conformity counts. Not majority rules. Not win at all cost. It's probably past time that the school board members set aside the vitriol to make a special effort to show these kids that CHARACTER COUNTS is not some empty slogan we're asking them to buy into. Show them that reasonable adults can make their way through tough issues without personal attacks, without polarizing hearings, without hiring attorneys, without lawsuits, without appeals, without State intervention.

Stand down and take this opportunity to collect yourselves and move forward on a better path that the rest of the community can join you on. You're in the wilderness right now.

honest living for young girls said...

The V. Pres of the PTSA family owns a strip club on Rt. 5 Tn of Hamburg. Strip club Shut down twice for drugs and prostitution. 18 year old former students and our young girls go to work there. Many of these young girls are troubled. Sorry they are someones daughter. PTSA VP drives around in her Mercedes 4 by 4 the rest of us work hard not in the man pleasure business. My good friend found out her 18 year old worked at the strip club when her W2 was mailed to her home. Shocking but true. Morally bankrupt all of them

Catherine is a breath of clean air said...

to 6:57

perfectly stated. The school board needs to learn from their mistakes. If the rest of the sb members had 10% of the qualities of Catherine Forcucci, we would be in far better place in this school district.

Catherine voted no on the Supt. voted no on his generous contract.

really disgusted said...

I have been following this mess for awhile now. Im a parent, tax payer, and not involved in any of this. I too think maybe they all should resign...

I really do.

ed & beth piazza we + both of you said...

Ed Piazza & Beth Piazza what planet are the two of you living on. On your facebook page you blame Vince Cappola for Rick Jetter being our Supt. Stop right here, Vince is a fine,honest intelligent man, with a great reputation. Edward & Beth Piazza on the other had have worn thin on us with deception and your lies. Both of you Jetter suporters, you sabotaged an honest selection process. Ed forced his presence on the interviewing committee to control the out come. Both of you are way out of line on this and we have become sick of both you not wanting harmony in this district. You have to look in the mirror at yourself and take ownership of the hateful unhappy, dishonest people that you are. Everyone wants this entire school board to get along for the sake of the kids, not you deceptive agenda for you friend Daniel Chiacchia. You are both sinister people. We want harmony and you do not. Face it the man is not what he appears to be. Much more out there that is coming out and you should have known that before you recommended him. You Ed refused to vet him like the rest. Now you are the supposed spokesperson for all us parents in the district. Not man you suck as a human being.

Piazza slandering said...

Ed Piazza you face book page is making you look like an ass hole. Stop slandering Vince Coppola, you controlled Jetter's hiring not Vince. Own your shit, we will start to look real close as to what you are about REALLY.

Anonymous said...

Where does anyone get the idea that the Piazzas reflect what the majority of this community thinks about the conduct of this school board? If anything, the Piazzas represent the extreme minority view. EVERYONE I personally know in the Hamburg community is just so sick and tired of the board members' gamesmanship and fighting and making Hamburg a mockery in the media. EVERYONE just wants it all to end.

No one except the Piazzas and their faction want the hearings to continue. No one except the Piazza's cabal wants to continue to spend big money on attorneys when we're cutting the schools to the bone.

No one wants to continue to drag our community's name through the mud day after day after day, and yet in a brilliant example of an inability to prioritize, some folks appear to think the school superintendent disaster is a secondary concern.

Unbelievably, in the middle of dealing with this Jetter fiasco, the Piazzas are still out for Forcucci's blood over courtesy concerns! C'mon, get over it! The Titanic's going down and you're crying about the room service being late.

Isn't a wave of new embarrassing stories every single day now about police and District Attorney investigations, and State Education Department worries about the conduct of school board and district affairs enough for you people? How much more damage do you want to see Hamburg suffer?

Anonymous said...

Shredd and Regan were talking about Jetter this morning and alluded to some weird, unsettling comments Jetter made at the graduation ceremony. Can anyone shed some light on this?

BVS parents said...

BVS Parent

the Piazza's do not reflect our views at BVS. The school board needs to do their job. We agree come Sept. our classrooms will suffer if we keep pouring money into attacks on school board members. The legal spending needs to come to an end. We are here for the children.

Piazza's hurting our kids education said...

Ed & Beth Piazza's you fooled me once, but not twice. Your statements being made to Bflo News and you facebook page are your own. Please stop speaking for the rest of us, we do not agree with either of you and you are making this school district look worse that it already does.

Ed & Beth you really need to stop you are hurting this school community.

Anonymous said...

“I just think there’s reasons for this, and we all know what they are, and you’re not going to scare us, we’re going to stick together, and we’re going to put this board back together,” he said. “They’re out there, and we defeated them, and this act of desperation proves it.”

HEY DISTRICT ATTORNEY- INTERVIEW DAVE YOVIENE HE KNEW WERE RICK WAS ON 5-5-13, YOVIENE IS AN IDIOT, AND HAS BEEN HIDING THIS ALL ALONG. AND WHY ISNT THE PRINCIPAL ON PAID LEAVE ALONG WITH THE BOSTON VALLY PRINCIAPAL?

Anonymous said...

“I just think there’s reasons for this, and we all know what they are, and you’re not going to scare us, we’re going to stick together, and we’re going to put this board back together,” he said. “They’re out there, and we defeated them, and this act of desperation proves it.”

HEY DISTRICT ATTORNEY- INTERVIEW DAVE YOVIENE HE KNEW WERE RICK WAS ON 5-5-13, YOVIENE IS AN IDIOT, AND HAS BEEN HIDING THIS ALL ALONG. AND WHY ISNT THE PRINCIPAL ON PAID LEAVE ALONG WITH THE BOSTON VALLY PRINCIAPAL?

Anonymous said...

Dave Yoviene has a puppet master, and that truth is coming out soon. Jetters disgraceful fall will be nothing compared to the depth of this sick scheme. When the DA comes in homefullly, lots of folks might wanna swim across the lake to Canada. Hope Kaney and the other staff members arent stupid enough to cover this up, that would make it worse.

Spruce Elementary Follower said...

follower Spruce Elementary

What took you so long. All you had to do was call and ask and you would have never hired him for anything.

Anonymous said...

The Piazza's are driven by Daniel Chiacchia not the Parents. Read comment that Dave Yovine has indicated that Candy Ditkowski will get Catherine's seat on the sb. I voted for her but now after this don't want her.

Catherine needs to stay she exposed a monster and is my hero.

Word out there is that Yovine and Jetter blamed a hs student. Jetter at least knew it was a LIE. Principal at Middle School knew it was a lie also and knew a HS student was being blamed for Jetter's own action.

People like this need never to have any involvement with our kids.

Anonymous said...

Is Yoviene stupid- he doenst even make sense on the TV. Channel 2 said there is a BOE meeting next week- not on the district webpage. Dave doesnt have a college degree- he is one thick dude that needs to shut his mouth.

SB Attorney clearly dishonest said...

No one should cover up for anyone. The truth is needed.

When did SB Pres learn of this?

Was sb pres. part of this elaborate scheme to blame those on the sb who he is out of favor with him?

When did the sb attny learn of this crime?

Was it not the sb attny duty to report at that time a possible crime to the authorities?

SB Attny looked rather foolish and clearly dishonest on channel 4 news when he stated he was shocked at the news that the supt damaged his own car and that he just learned of the false police report. A letter from Mrs. Forcucci's Attorney appears with a date a month prior notifying the sb attorney Andrew Freeman/Hodson Russ on the news reporting on Tuesday or Wednesday. Look up attny live statement in his interview. I would think that the school authorities should consider hiring an HONEST ATTORNEY who is representing taxpayers and parents of our Schools.

Anonymous said...

FYI only thing Yovine knows is sports not education

Anonymous said...

Was the Principal and the Supt. paid to play that day on the taxpayers dime? Where were they suppose to report to?

trouble in Boston said...

BVS PTSA member

reporting to the sb here because we are afraid of Ed. Piazza.

Our Principal tried to cancel our end of year festivities for the kids for the 2nd time. He attempted to have us ejected from tne cafeteria and one of our members stood her ground and he walked out. He is becoming a tyrant and targets certain kids who live in fear of him. Bullying would kind of describe him.

Anonymous said...

Turn around is fair game. Richard Jetter leads the charge against Catherine Schrauf Forcucci to have her removed from the school board. She hires a first rate attorney who knows her shit and now former Supt Richard Jetter is out of a job and will in all probably lose his career. I guess turn around is fair play. So it seems now it was a good thing to charge Mrs Forcucci. Now it is time to stop because we found out who the real liars are NOT Mrs. Forcucci. Supt his secretary and the rest that game pay to play in Hamburg testimony is exaggerated if not out right lies. We will spend a MILLION or more when you bankrupt us as taxpayers. observer &alum

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5:52 6:07 Both have it right.

Ed Piazza would not be in the NEWS if he didn't REAP HAVOC continually in our schools. Piazza create the shit storms because he has
\ a personal agenda that has absolutely nothing to do with our kids. We would have to be all morons not to recognize it. CREATES SHIT (DECEPTION & LIES) to keep the pot stirred. Question why does the sb allow him to cause so much disruption at meetings? Slandering many in our community. Ed & Beth Piazza you need to STOP. Are you happy the school district is sinking financially.

Anonymous said...

That Dan Esmond article was stupid- and so were the idiots who were sitting around the neat table. Give me a break- these crooks are robbing our tax dollars with this dumb ass attack on Forcucci. Stupid asses.

Anonymous said...

The Board should be having a public meeting. Everything should be done in public. Anyone involved in this scheme and the cover up should be fired. I bet the "school safety officer" had knowledge of this crime. He is as big of a liar as jetter. Didn't he have an outburst at the last meeting to remove Forcucci? Didn't he want to have former board member Balaya arrested? Didn't jetter also. Rumor has it he was hearing voices and wanted to take a lie detector test. If any Board of Education Members read this blog you should really be concerned for the safety officer because he hears voices. Mental evaluation needed ASAP. You people trust him with the safety of the districts children?

Anonymous said...

Did Dave Yoviene pay for a candidate to run for the board seat this spring, and did that candidate state at the "Meet the Candiates" forum that "they were not affiliated with any sitting board member"? Glad all this mess is coming to the light of day

Anonymous said...

Jetter - gone


If The middle school principal was involved and knew Dr. Booty call hit his car on Como Rd. and didn't say anything she's got to go.

This board cannot be trusted to pick the next superintendant..

And somehow , someway the legal fees have to be capped and frozen..
Now

Anonymous said...

Dan and Ed have verbally and mentally abused so many people in including board members and people who want to honestly help the district. They played a large role in getting Jetter on board and then scared him with their sick tactics, it's no wonder Jetter felt he needed to lie. If the ridiculous puppet master's plan did not work, they would have stomped their feet like 2 year olds. To think how many people's integrity they called into question when they are truly bad people. They spew lies and now it's going to ruin them. It would be amazing if DC's practice survives. True fact, (hope your still reading) DC defended CD a Convicted child molester who had been suicide pack with an underage student. To me a person who makes the choice to defend someone like that, does not belong anywhere near this district. Time to get out!

stan said...

All the blogger haters are now saying they love the blog so they can find out what is really going down with Jetter and Giallella- and we hear Martinez. Thanks Concerned Hamburger, I thought this was a stupid blog until tuesday. Thanks and keep us informed, Hamburg might not love you, but we sure do need you. Stan

Anonymous said...

What kind of man and money hungry person would defend a teacher who had inappropriate action with a student. It had been proven that Carla Dickey was that type of person and defended by our local guy. He submitted unprofessional paperwork, late, with many omissions just like many of his actions here in Hamburg. For the record a defense attorney can turn down any case based on issues and integrity. She was defended then convicted, violated parole, and then unsuccessfully defended again.

Charter School MOM said...

"Dickey's attorney, Daniel J. Chiacchia, asked for a leniency, saying the woman had a bad childhood. He also claims Dickey's behavior was set off by anti-depression medications."

Are we to Guess that Doc Jetter is gonna say his "anti-depression" pills coupled with too much booze in the middle of the day caused him to hit a pole and lie. Or maybe cause him to have a relationship with a woman, not his wife? Cant wait for his story to surface. Pass the kleenex please.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I just googled it myself, cuz I not sure if all the stuff on this blog is 100 true. Dan Chiacchia DID defend Cara Dickey. OMG, what kind of man would do this and then claim he is interested in the kids. Then point out other peoples problems. Holy Shit, this guy should be band from the schools. google it yourself. Our Parent Champion Danny C defended a teacher rapist. Sick!

Anonymous said...

I have known about Dickey for awhile and Dan's link to her. Many people did not know this because it was so long ago. He is so quick to point out what he believes to be fact about anyone and everyone. He is a pompous, man who demands respect but does not earn any with his actions. He and Jetter, are the worst problem in our schools. Get the truth about Danny Boy out there everyone!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Steve Achramovitch for bringing up Richard Jetter. What a nutter-

still in shock said...

AS a parent, tax payer, and employee, I too would like Martinez and the others investigated.

He is a scary man. I was in BVS the day after he wanted the festivities cancelled. The teachers were confused and sad.

Anonymous said...

All parents out there need to be informed about the players in this crazy parent group. It is run and driven by unethical people who have acted on a very persuasive way. They encourage everyone to be educated. Cara Dickey is only one example of who these people really align themselves with. Please educate yourselves and ask questions, lord knows they ask plenty of questions. They have spoken up, it's time for the reasonable people to speak their minds, we can work together without them and their lies to make Hamburg a better school system.

Anonymous said...

Where is The Sun when it comes to these important transparency issues? Why isn't it asking tough questions about this board's love of secrecy? Where are the probing questions concerning all the money being paid to attorneys while services for kids and teaching staff are being cut?

And, most importantly, how do we as a community get the search for a new superintendent out of the hands of these chaotic and completely unprofessional board members? Sure, let the board choose the finalist, but only after an independent community panel finds, vets, and forwards a group of candidates that meet OUR requirements, not the insider political needs of this board.

Seriously, how is it that a great job like Hamburg school superintendent that pays incredibly well ended up in the hands of some no-name from Tonawanda like Jetter? Wouldn't you think that such a salary and such a beautiful community would draw serious interest from top educators around the country? People who are actually KNOWN for their achievements and innovations? How is it that we didn't pick the absolute best candidate to lead our district?

We deserve the best and can afford the best, so why isn't this a wide open, completely public search that scours the country for the top educator candidates?

With all the money wasted on mailings to the taxpayers about school district issues, why is it that sending out a mailing detailing all of the issues and people involved in the superintendent search and asking for taxpayer and parent/grandparent and teacher and business leader involvement is never considered?

How about the school board creating a website with day-to-day updates on the school superintendent situation, details about the selection process for the new superintendent, resumes of all candidates applying, invitations to submit questions or concerns to the candidates, public hearings dates and video of such hearings for those who can't make it, etc.?

Get out there, board members, and beg and plead and push for every bit of public involvement you can find. Forget the back room deals and secret session bargaining. Blow it wide open for everyone and show Hamburg that you are capable of selecting the best leadership at a time when most of us assume you're too caught up in personal bullshit to act like real community representatives.

You ALL can somehow find the time to go door-to-door when you want our votes, so why is it that NONE of you can find the time to go door-to-door to talk about how you drove this district into chaos? You want the job, but you don't want to be accountable.

Get off your asses and start walking around town talking to people outside your echo chamber. You will be shocked at how the majority of the Hamburg community would like you to all step down in favor of mature, fair-minded adults who don't cling to all this personal dysfunction.

Anonymous said...

I dont understand why Piazza has any influence on anything. who is he ? how did this happen. PPL are so scared of him, is he just a parents group ?

Anonymous said...

I suppose in Dan's world, defending Cara Dickey is OK because it was business, his job. What's that you call it when someone does something immoral for money?

I can't believe Jetter whined that the media didn't support him. It's NOT the media's job to "support" or help a man do his $165,000 job. It IS the media's job to watch what he and the board do and report it to the public, because a public school is for the people, paid for by the people and run by the people elected by the people.

What did Mrs. Forcucci do that was so terrible? She asked for certain legal bills? Why didn't Jetter give them to her? Why wasn't the entire board asking for these and why are they not disclosed? THAT is public information in a public school. I believe the school board needs MORE Forcucci's. You cannot undo an election simply because she yelled at someone. If the board continues these hearings, Forcucci can appeal to state ed and I guarantee that state ed will NOT remove her. Deal with it Hamburg. You have the board you elected. Make them do their jobs. The board can function without everyone liking each other or agreeing on every issue, but ultimately I do believe that a better school district is something they all want.

Jacob said...

AMEN ANON 1:25. YOU GOT IT RIGHT. However, you are about 8 months too late. Ed Piazza, Dan Chiacchia and Wendy Evendon hijacked the superintendent search. Jetter knew he had it in the bag, so he skipped town when he was supposed to be interviewing. He knew he had the job because those crazy community members and that nut job Dave Yoviene promised him the job. Jetter was in Southern California for one week in February. He was so cock-sure he had the job he ran out of town----lied to the BOARD. Yes, get involved you are welcomed and we all should review the minutes on the district webpage from March 11. You see, it was Catherine and Sally who voted NO for JETTER. And it was Dan Chiacchia and some other sicko community members that jeered. It was a total set- up. So before you say get rid of the BOARD, you might want to call Dan Chiacchia on the phone and ask him what he has to do with this. And while you are at it ask him how he could represent Cara Dicky the teacher who sexually assaulted a 14 year old boy (PIG). So, it really is Patti, Tom, Dave and Laura who were forced to vote for Jetter. Maybe the SCHOOL BOARD should change the policy and require a UNANIMOUS vote of the BOE for a school super. In fact all employees of the district. Don't blame Forcucci and Stephenson- read the minutes and you will see for your self. And when you speak to Danny Boy ask him why he applauded Martinez and Jetter? Get informed and you will see that the community was duped by a slob and another slob, and the people who own a strip club on rout 5. Please you are total right, just be objective and read the school board minutes. Lots to say there.

Anonymous said...

Piazza is an integral part of the parents group who has been calling the shots for a while. He is a very Christian man who uses churches as a meeting ground for his evil hate filled rhetoric. He walks the walk but is as fake as they come, he knows nothing, nothing about education, common decency and communication. He spews hate behind a vail of Christianity, most truly good people I know act respectfully!

Anonymous said...

Dear James Toney- You graduated 40 years ago but your teachers are still around in Hamburg. Are the drugs getting your head. OLD MAN Cliff HUEN Died off years ago. Your lies on the Buffalo News are hilarious!!!! SO HILARIOUS. The village of Hamburg? Hmm, lets figure out your identity. I find you to be as pathetic as everyone knows you are. Hows the bench treating you- business down a bit?

Anonymous said...

Piazza and his cronies are simply trying to rig the school board by using misconduct claims fueled by Mr. Jetter against Forcucci to undermine a proper election. Forcucci has done nothing to warrant her removal and nullification of the election.

Honestly, even if she's rude and pushy, it's simply not a reason to toss out the election. Whatever she's alleged to have done is kids' play compared to the fraud allegedly perpetrated by Jetter and possibly others working with him.

Stop listening to Piazza, Mr. Yoviene. Jetter's implosion gives you the perfect political cover to do the right thing: end your attack against Forcucci and stop the circus. You and your board faction are embarrassing the entire Hamburg community. Piazza and his ilk are not elected and do not reflect the views of most Hamburg residents.

We want the political nonsense to stop. It's a damn school board, not Congress. You're supposed to be our friends and neighbors looking out for the kids' educations, not some cesspool of politics and personal attacks. Stop this nonsense, please.

You wont like it if I get involved. said...

I totally agree. And ppl like us might have to step up and end this.... The waste is amazing..

Anonymous said...

6:41- Call Dave Yoviene at Sellmore- his company and tell him to get the hell out of the way. He is a major part of this problem. Wait til people discover the truth about him

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the Yoviene/Ditkowski connection is made in this blog, was know during the election. Don't know who is worse, Yoviene or Ditkowski, she wanted the seat so bad she would do anything and she would be his pawn. Worked with her at CAS PTSA, arrogant, nasty, know-it all, not needed on the sb.

congrats to Forcucci, she may be rough around the edges but she sure has brought out the stuff we all needed to hear.