- Kindergarden program and 12 teachers.
- Sports : modified, junior varsity, varsity equipment, supplies, & sundry sports items
- 1/2 day kindergarden program and 6 teachers.
- 4 Elementary teachers.
- Advanced Placement courses at Hamburg High- 3.4 teachers
- Business Department- 3 teachers
- Teacher Aides- 7
- Clubs- gone
- Elementary Music- 2 teachers
- Pre-K Transportation- gone
- Math- 1 teacher
- EMT- 1 teacher
- Technology Program- 1 teacher
- Library- 1 Librarian
- Health- 1 teacher
- Counseling- 1 Counselor
- Finance Academy- 1 teacher- drop graduation requirement
- Social Worker- 1
- Non- League Sports Programs- gone
- Health- eliminate Health Science Academy- 1 teacher
- Social Studies- 1 teacher
- Late Bus Runs- gone
- Art Program- .8 teacher
- Buildings and Grounds- 1 position
- Conferences- gone
- Foreign Language Teacher- .4 teacher
- Field Trips- gone
- Private School Bus Runs- gone
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
It was the Best of Times, the Worst of Times
....it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. " C. Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.
One is reminded of the the opening sentence of Charles Dicken's great novel upon considering the paradox of spending in the Hamburg School District. The best of times were captured when ousted board member Catherine Forcucci uttered upon the hiring of Richard Edward Jetter just one short year ago, looks like Santa is coming to the Jetter household. She was removed from office for speaking the truth.
The best of times were bestowed upon district administrators Brent Jordan, Barbara Sporz and Colleen Kaney less than one year ago when they were tenured and given double digit raises. On August 10, 2014 Concerned Hamburger awarded these administrators the Hamburglar awards (see post: August 10, 2014 Hamburg Cabaret). The lawyers got a piece of Santa's merry and mirth. Since hiring the law firm of Hodgson Russ in January 2014, the legal expenses in Hamburg surely must be approaching the $400,000 mark. So, you see readers, public education isn't about children, please be realistic. The superstructure of public education is built upon what is taken from the education of children and given to the adults. Its the best of times for those who control the purse strings. It is the worst of times for the children. They are entering the educational winter of despair.
Last evening, Hamburg presented a bleak budget picture. The worst of times looms again for the students and teachers of Hamburg, but those designing the cuts and who have enjoyed sizable raises and promotions under the Richard Edward Jetter season of darkness remain safe.
Those on the Hamburg School Board: D. Yoviene, Cameron Hall, T. Flynn the turd, Patti Collins, and L. Heeter- the members in the majority who steal tax dollars from children and pad the hands of the lawyers to execute their own personal agendas should be tarred and feathered and made to stand in the public square.
Some of the proposed non-mandated program cuts for 2015-16 school year are: