NEW- THE FLEECING OF THE TAXPAYER- HODGSON RUSS LEGAL BILL

*****NEW****Click on link below to be directed to the Hodgson Russ Legal Bills Jan- May 2016- THE FLEECING OF THE TAXPAYER.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03Rg-d-K8EZYVRLTUxxVmpUNzA/view?usp=sharing


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

********BREAKING NEWS********* A REAL SUPERINTENDENT IS COMING TO HAMBURG

According to a recently posted agenda on the Hamburg Central Schools webpage (link: New Acting Superintendent), the Board of Education will meet Thursday August 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building  to appoint Mr. Vincent Coppola as Acting Superintendent of Schools. *

Mr. Coppola is an icon in the New York State School community, and has a long, respectable and honorable career servicing the youth of Western New York and the adult stakeholders in various school districts.  According to Mr. Coppola's Linked in account, he has served as the Superintendent of Corning-Painted Post and West Seneca Schools, and was the Director of Personnel in West Seneca Schools. Prior to entering administration, Mr. Coppola was a principal, school counselor and English teacher.

Hamburg should be honored that Mr. Coppola came forward to pick up the pieces of a broken district in an attempt to make it whole again.   Best of luck to the Board of Education and Mr. Coppola as a new school year approaches.  No doubt that school counseling experience will surely come in handy for Mr. Coppola.

 *Doctor Richard Edward Jetter is still on the payroll.  

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yippee---- Coppola is a gentleman.

Anonymous said...

The Dick
NO JETTER!
NO PEACE!!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy- there is a new sheriff in town. Lets see if the rats try to run.

Anonymous said...

Wow. An actual professional willing to step into this mess! What a nice development after so much community embarrassment at the hand of the board majority and the Jetter incident.

Now, if Mr. Yoviene and his board faction and the radical parents behind them would finally agree to end the Forcucci persecution and close the attorney fee pipeline, we'd be well on the path to bringing sanity and respect back to Hamburg.

Do the right thing, board members. Do the right thing.

Anonymous said...

I bet such an expert comes with a hefty price tag...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet such an expert comes with a hefty price tag...

I say

I bet such an expert comes with a hefty ego...

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord. Finally someone who won't be influenced by the liar Yovienne or the nefarious Chacha.
Good luck continuing your cover-up Dan. Hallelujah!!

Anonymous said...

I bet poor Dr. Jetter is wondering how his life turned out as it has. The truth is the pole wasnt his first run around with lies. He has been lying and creating drama his whole life. Ask around Kenton, you would have found out Hamburg. It is interesting that 6 weeks has gone by and he is still on the district pay roll. I bet Yoviene and Freedman are intentionally dragging this out so the guy will be paid and have his benefits. The community must DEMAND that charges are filed against Jetter at once, get the hearing officer and fire his pokey ass. STOP WASTING TAX DOLLARS. And, the DA should throw the book at him.

Anonymous said...

AGREED what is taking so long?does anyone know what is going on for real?

Anonymous said...

Hmm, one wonders will the new Superintendent have the honor of punishing the wrongdoers who are involved with the pole lie??

Anonymous said...

Hmm, one wonders will the new Superintendent have the honor of punishing the wrongdoers who are involved with the pole lie??

MOM PISSED OFF said...

Here are some questions I would like to have put up in this blog and I am sure the district is working super hard to cover up. 1. Why is Jetter still getting a pay check? 2. Why hasn't the BOE started the dismissal process? 3. Why is Mrs. Giallela still the principal of the middle school? 4. Why haven't they started her dismissal yet? 5. How can parents of Middle School kids in good conscience send their kids to a school that the principal is a known liar and acted in a lie and cover-up, which humiliated this district? 6. How can parents of Middle School kids send their kids to a school where the principal was out drinking during the school day (according to news reports). HOW CAN ANY OF THIS HAPPEN. IS DAVE YOVEINE COVERING IT UP?

Anonymous said...

WE all want answers to these questions: is Giallela also being investigated by the state ed dept.? surly her behavior is equal to revoking her certification as well as it is is lacking in character, morals, and good judgement to say the least!
Why do these people in leadership think they can defy all the rules and get away with it? It appears because this has been the protocol in the HAMBURG District for so long it has become the norm. I too pray that Justice will be served and soon so this school year can begin with peace and confidence in leadership for the families in Hamburg and focus on EDUCATION AND CHILDREN!GodspeedCapolla

Anonymous said...

Is it true Jetter got a job working in the Buffalo Public Schools. I heard that Don Ogilve hired Jetter to wash the toilets at bennett high school. Is this true? Please his heart, at least he can stay in the state pension system. toileting seems like a perfect career match.

Anonymous said...

You know, I'm all for debate, but anonymous folks have been predicting for years that there will be these huge watershed criminal prosecutions and people associated with the district will be going to jail and losing their homes and other assets to civil penalties. And then nothing happens.

Give up on your ridiculous theories that everyone under the sun is being investigated and major prosecutions are under way of people working in the school district or board. It isn't happening and no one other than Jetter faces the possibility of jail or prison. And even Jetter isn't going to do any time if he's convicted of what he has been charged with.

There's plenty to talk about and debate without people constantly trotting out their brain dead masturbatory fantasies of people they hate going to prison. It isn't going to happen no matter how often you claim to be privy to secret information no one else knows. You come across as complete idiots making ridiculous claims that you won't support with actual facts.

Instead of spreading juvenile gossip it, lay it all out. Who exactly is being investigated? What crimes are they suspected of committing? What law enforcement agency is conducting the investigation? If it's a civil investigation, who's leading it and what's it about? Don't just sit in the shadows and throw out your grand conspiracy accusations hoping people will just accept your anonymous claim that you're in the know. That's weak.

Anonymous said...

OK 1:56- and prove the negative. As you might know- investigations often take months- and years. Sometimes, it's a matter of giving someone enough rope. So settle down doubting Thomas, there is lots we don't know. But here is a clue- Martinez and jetter and others lied to multiple state officials- and the teachers union went a long with it. Now, you might be listening to pint size Danny chiacchia- so no matter what is said that twerp will try to pooh pooh it. Heck callings and achramo are still on the hot seats. Just saying dude- Ala Greg wichlacz style.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like dan chiacchia to quote him "I have connections in the DA's office." What connections does he have? It is obvious that Jetter must keep his mouth shut. As to chiacchia's weird involvement in his hiring &the weird behavior of safety officer James Martinez and the endless investigations with his delusional lies.

Anonymous said...

It really does not matter if anyone lied or to whom they lied if the boe decides not to act on it. The only case not in their hands is Jetter's. I cannot believe that Freedman allowed our boe to agree to that contract with Jetter. That may be the only other crime, but that too will go no where. Trust me people. You will get rid of Jetter and it will cost you much $$. Giallella, Martinez and everyone else is up to the boe, and this pansycake outfit doesn't have the stomach to do anything about it. They will sit back and let the interim handle it, and by then everyone will be tenured and we all will be stuck paying their salary, health benefits and pension for life.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:34--Just because I say something that doesn't fit in with your narrative doesn't mean I'm listening to Chiacchia. In fact, I want nothing to do with what Yoviene and Chiacchia and Piazza and the radical parents group are doing to this school district and our community.

I have no issue with people who spell out problems in the district and urge that they be investigated. I have no issue with people who know for a fact that investigations are ongoing and can provide support for their claims.

I do take issue with some of the morons here who are constantly proclaiming without any factual support that so and so is going to jail and will lose their house or that some person or other has committed undisclosed crimes that will all come to light at some undisclosed point in the future. You may think something's dicey and say that it appears to be dicey, but going on and on in every comment thread about this person going to prison and that person getting her ass sued off for improprieties and X having an adulterous relationship with Y that implicates their work in the school district--it's tiresome.

Say exactly what you mean and explain why it is true. As we've seen in the past few months, there's enough totally factual stuff to debate and work on without throwing in fantasy claims about the people you hate going to prison or losing their homes.

Anonymous said...

Hail the Almighty! After two millennia of waiting, the Second Coming is at hand. The degradation of the Lord's sanctuaries by the hate-filled rantings of Beelzebub's servants Dan Chacha and his demonic minions have effectively upset the balance between good and evil, and The Anointed One will spew fire and brimstone to cleanse the Hamburg School System of those who only purpose is to harm others.
All praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

5;15- maybe whom ever you write to knows more than you? Sorry, just saying.

Anonymous said...

the Dick
I agree with August 20, 2014 at 1:56 PM
too many hysterical claims that the bottom is going to fall out and hell and brimstone with fall..

admittingly the blogganiestas got lucky that jetter fell apart but there were months this blog had nothing to say and were on their heels..

your day is coming..

Maple Ave said...

11:58- Who's day is coming? I looked at the blog history on the front page of this blog and I only saw that there were no blog posts in the month of May 2014. So, you obviously have some kind of problem, either you can not read ( Hamburg Grad?), you are drinking from the cupth of Cha Cha, or you make shit up. Now all you have to do simpleton is look at the blogs home page and you will see that all the posts that have been on this blog are there- and there are no "months" of interruptions. Really, are you are hater who just can't come to terms with recent events in Hamburg? My guess is you are a small person in a small minority with lots to be worried about. Just saying, you are living in a delusional world. And whose day is coming? Here is an idea, have a community meeting at ERIE 1 BOCES and have teachers with NO MORALS have their kids stand up and tell lies. Try that and see how that works out for ya. Maybe Danny and Eddie can organize a community meeting at a local church?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7:24--maybe someone is privy to secret information about major crimes prosecution that no one else knows about. I doubt it because it's not usually the case that numerous people who post anonymous rambling invective on a blog are all "in the know."

And I'm not talking about posters who make thoughtful comments pointing out possible problems or misdeeds. I'm talking about the almost incomprehensible saliva-spitting attacks that some people post here that are clearly just moronic hate fantasies. It's pure idiocy.

I'm glad to see Jetter gone. I don't support what Yoviene and his bunch of collaborators have done to our community and will presumably continue to do. But the number of posters on this site claiming to have secret information that will put others in prison or forfeit all their assets is truly ludicrous.

Anonymous said...

And I bet Bank of America thought they were Scott free too. But as you know, consequences lie sometime in the future. Just ask Mister Safety Officer.

Anonymous said...

If those Hodgson Russ legal records do not reveal the scum bags at that law firm, and in the distrct- nothing will. PIGS.....lets see how legal it is to use DIGITS to stalk. WOW, DAVE YOVIENE- YOU NEED TO BE IN JAIL

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that at last night's incredibly important board meeting to appoint a new superintendent Yoviene wasn't present. I hope this doesn't foreshadow contention with the board members who did show up and vote in the new super.
It would be a blessing to have one year out of the past ten that hamburg wasn't a drama fest.

Anonymous said...

Yovienne declares that the money the district wasted to railroad Forcucci was well spent. He's correct. How else would we have gleaned the he is a consummate liar, par excellence, and Jetter is not only a liar but also a self-confessed criminal. To my mind the best that can be said about Vince Cappola, in addition to his well established bona fides, is that he is untouchable by Chacha and his group of fanatics.

Anonymous said...

The pigs at the trough.....those legal bills only tell 1/2 the story. Lets see who is gonna be right in the "who is going down" debate. Gee, if I were Dave Yoviene I would show my face anywhere near Hamburg, and as for the teachers.....well now, time will expose the scum in those ranks. The wheels of justice grind slowly and head are going to roll. Those who had your dirty hands in the Jetter pile of pig shit, should get really good lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Hamburg Makes the FRONT PAGE AGAIN. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? DAVE YOVINE IS A SLOB. WHY DOESNT HE USE HIS SELL MORE MONEY TO PAY THESE BILLS. NO WONDER THEY ARE STUFFING KIDS IN THE CLASSROOMS. HOW MANY LAWYERS WERE IN THOSE BILLS- ATLEAST 15? FORCUCCI IS THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS A BRAIN, AND STEVENSON GOT IT RIGHT 250K. HEADS SHOULD ROLLL....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - 8:15 AM - Duly noted. Remember, Yovienne is one of Chacha's sycophants. He can't be seen voting for someone that's out of Chacha's reach without creating a rift.

Anonymous said...

It seems like Martha has cost the district quite a bit in legal expenses as well! How do you answer that? I know you will not post this but it makes for a good argument!

Anonymous said...

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/hamburg/hamburg-school-legal-fees-soar-to-224000-20140821

Legal fees that top $200,000 for a half of a year? And the amount reported by the District only goes through June 30th? Insanity.
According to the budget presentation provided by the District in April, in just a half of the year the BOE wasted enough money to fund Counselors having summer work hours, an assistant principal to work on scheduling over the summer, computer aides to update equipment over the summer, after school homework assistance program and detention for the entire 14-15 school year, intramural programs for over 500 district students, 4 classroom teachers, and a health program at the Elementary level.
It is painfully obvious that the board members supporting this huge waste in taxpayer money need to check their priorities.

It is sad that the children in Hamburg have to miss out because of the backwards priorities of a handful of adults.

Anonymous said...

This pro catherine/sally campaign on this blog is a JOKE! They are a HUGE part of this districts dysfunction. Our community would be a better place without their righteous platforms!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Mr. Yoviene. You and your faction have run up more than $200,00 in legal fees accomplishing virtually nothing except making your personal conflicts into legal battles. Nice friggin' job!

Our kids' class sizes are huge and teachers have less time than ever to work with individual students and you and your board faction are playing pattycakes with the lawyers. What a wonderful way to represent our community.

Thanks for nothing.

John said...

So it is, Mrs. Liz Carlson, Esq, of Hodgson Russ dispersed $3,075.00 to a company called DIGITS-forensic solutions and had multiple conversations about THIS BLOG- trying to identify concerned hamburger and who ever writes on it. Mrs, Carlson spoke at length with DIGITS CEO Mr. M McCartney of DIGITS. So, here they go again sticking it to the tax payer. Lets all take one good look at the those bills.

Someone is gonna have one giant lawsuit against Hamburg and hopeful that firm that employees these kinds of people who claim to practice law.

Fed Up Teacher said...

1:01- what argument you gonna make. Lets face it Cha Cha is behind all of this. Wasn't that perfectly clear at the hate session. He seems to be one dumb feller. It aint over yet, 1:01- and no doubt you will find yourself in a pile of shit- and the entire social studies department from what I know. I teach at HHS and saw the whole thing play out- and its disgusting. I for one will have no problem singing about Becky Nahrembeski and Lisa Palma and a few others. These people are so stupid they don't realize that EVERYONE has a recorder on their phones. Duh. First thing Monday Morning, I will be calling Mr. Coppola, b/c I watched the whole sick thing play out. Becky did the same thing at the Middle School- that is why she was booted and Lisa, well, what on earth to you expect from an angry lady who was left at the alter. These people are crazy and no doubt Mr. Coppola will know my name when he picks up his phone Monday. Then we will see who will need a lawyer. Lots to follow

Anonymous said...

Anonymous August 22 @ 1:01 PM
GROW UP, "I bet you won't post this", just shows how stupid you are. Jesus Christ on the cross, looks like you never matured since high school

I would wager you're Wendy or one of those other F-Terds.

HMS said...

Do not forget about the text messages Becky sent out in the fall when she said she was "gonna get" kavanaugh. I for one kept them, and then she stood up at the church and cried victim. She did the same crap at the middle school, and when she was in high school. I also, will be calling the administration building. We were glad when Becky went to the high school, school was a better place to work. Really Becky is the one who should be 3020a. She did nothing with her kids other than what movies, have parties and packets of notes that she put the answers to on her webpage. Yeah, I can not wait until we see this come out. 1:01, those hate meetings you are probably part of are disgusting. Why don't you get a life, and learn what you are talking about.

Anonymous said...

How about Yoveine and Flynn brokering the Jetter contract. Feb 24, 2014 Yoveine and Flynn meeting with Bow tied-up Andy to iron out Dick's lucrative contract. Tom and Dave meeting alone with Andy, regarding Dick. Sounds like a 4 some to me. Check it out in the legal bills.

sick of Dan Chia and his partner leave this dist alone said...

LAWYER legal bills for last 5 years has been driven to attack SS. MK. HB and now Catherine anyone who digs into their affairs. It is too bad for us in this district. I attended one of those meetings sponsored by Dan Chiacchia and Ed. Piazza. Message clear get rid at any cost and I mean money and using innocent people who went out on a limb to help them. Some lied in documents. Everyone knows who they are by now and so do the rest of us. I really don't know how anyone can stomach how the South Park law firm has damaged our kids through the waste of our school dollars on their personal agenda.

Anonymous said...

The legal bills available in the Buffalo News article appear to show that the lawyers for the school board have not only been billing the district for legal representation, but also for developing and reviewing "media strategy" related to the Forcucci hearing. This includes working with a Public Relations department and also conferring with Jetter and Yoviene about the Buffalo News.

In addition, the attorneys' bills appear to bill the district for communications with a company for the purpose of finding out the identity of a blog owner.

What in the world do these things have to do with providing legal services to the school district?

Why is the school district paying lawyers to work on public relations and how to handle the media?

Why is the school district paying lawyers to investigate the identity of a blogger?

If the school board feels that it needs professional help to work the media over, couldn't they find someone much cheaper than a law firm to do it?

Isn't talking to the media and giving straight answers just part and parcel of what a school superintendent and a BOE president do? Why the need to spend money on lawyers to strategize media handling?

I'm honestly interested in real answers to these questions because it just seems terrible that the taxpayers are paying lawyers to handle public relations and to conduct an investigation to expose a blogger's identity. Those things just don't seem properly part of the type of representation a school district should be paying for out of public funds.

If you're a private entity and you want to pay out of your own pocket for public relations advice from an attorney or if you want to pay out of your own pocket to have an attorney chase down a blogger's identity, more power to you. But the school district and BOE are obviously not private entities entitled to spend money as they see fit, and paying attorneys for that type of non-legal work seems foolish and, potentially, an abuse of authority.



Anonymous said...

I think the BLOGGERS are fairly easy to figure out! I do not know about you, but it is obvious the way they write and hate everyone in the district. Talk about wanting revenge?

Anonymous said...

Vince is a great guy,but i would like to hear about the other 14 intrested supers.