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Friday, February 26, 2016

Hamburg's St. Peter and Paul Parents looking for safe transportation

Concerned Hamburger was recently notified of a petition to reinstate  dedicated buses to the children of St. Peter and Paul School in Hamburg.  In blue below read the petition which can be found on change.org.  Cmon Hamburg parents and taxpayers, its time for a really important issue: child safety.   This seems to be a matter for Hamburg guy.  The school district is short changing the children of St. Peter and Paul to accommodate the limited number of buses that are available from Fisher Bus.    A recent post addressed this issue, and published the history of the Fisher Bus company.    (see:  Stone faced Bores of Education met with real parent concerns)

It appears Fisher's  bread and butter comes from carting the kiddies of Hamburg.  

Concerned suggests the parents of St. Peter and Paul should contact David Yoviene.  His claim to fame is sitting on the transportation committee.   The contact telephone number that was provided for Mr. Yoviene is 716-574-0929. 


Reinstate dedicated buses for SSPP students who reside in the HCSD for 2016/2017 .

In August of 2015 Saints Peter and Paul School (SSPP) families were notified that the Hamburg Central School District (HCSD) would be changing busing for Hamburg students that attend SSPP School. In the past, there were (6) buses dedicated to transferring SSPP students that reside in the HCSD. Due to scheduling changes with the Hamburg Public Schools, the HCSD decided to pull the (6) SSPP buses and transfer the SSPP students on middle school buses. This new process extends transfer times for SSPP students by up to 60 minutes, and requires a transfer bus for SSPP students from the Hamburg Middle School to SSPP School.
There are many issues and concerns with this busing change. 
1) Transfer times are unreasonable for any age student, especially primary grade students.
2) Primary grade students are forced to ride with middle school age students. This age gap is inappropriate and sets the stage for many unfortunate situations like bullying, and witnessing language, conversation and behavior they should not be exposed to. There is an assigned seating policy, but it is not enforced. Note: approximately 90% of students riding the bus are middle school students. 
3) There are no aides on the middle school buses. Most buses are close to full capacity. It is not reasonable to expect bus drivers to operate the bus and control behavior. 
4) SSPP students are forced to a transfer bus at the Middle School site. Although there is supervision for this transfer process provided by the Middle School, (3) students have been lost in the transfer process this year. If the transfer bus has not arrived yet, SSPP students have to exit the 1st bus and wait at an outside location for the transfer bus. 
5) We are tax payers and deserve the same safe and reasonable bus transportation service that all public school students receive in the HCSD.
"We call on you to reinstate dedicated buses for the transfer of Saint Peter and Paul School students who reside in the Hamburg Central School District for the 2016-2017 school year, so that SSPP sudents can be transferred safely, without transfer buses, with peers their own age, and at reasonable transfer times."
"We stand with concerned tax payers in opposition to the current bus transfer process."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN WITH THE HAMBURG TEACHERS SCHEDULE, THATS A LOT OF MONEY FOR A PART TIME TEACHER.
Huen, Clifford P Hamburg Central Schools $77,927 NYS Teachers Retirement System 7/1/2009

Anonymous said...

8:30, that was seven years ago. I think the time for asking questions about that has long passed.

Anonymous said...

Dear 9:27 am - Nice try Cliff & Mary. If you're still collecting pension based on fraudulent reporting to NYSTRS it's still fraud. Course you know that haven served as union Pres n treasurer. Jetter thought he wuz above the law to.

Anonymous said...

4:50 am. I am sure that if there was PENSION fraud the NYSTRS and Attorney General would be all over it, right? I am not sure how someone can work part-time, and still collect full salary and benefits. It is also very odd that Huen's pension is so high. There is no way he made over 100K, the teachers scale in pay was never that high. He was for sure part time the last decade or so of teaching, I know because we would see him on the golf course in Hamburg at 12:30 in the afternoon with Ed Osboure. Lot of the retired teachers golfed there. Huen would say it was Union Business, which might make sense since he was out with the questionable Osborne when he was President of the school board and the 1.8 million disappeared. Remember Osborne giving money to the Foundation- whose executive director was Donald Ogilvie. I bet TRS would be very interested in Huens usually high pension. They will make him pay it back if its wrong, but then again retired Libby is still out there sucking in all the money. What a corrupt place and its been like that for years. Huen kept the teachers at the lowest pay in Erie County, but look where that got that guy- divorced and married to a former student of his. NICE, a real classy place.

Anonymous said...

sigh... Seems like you need to revisit the way teacher salaries are calculated and paid out. Huen worked for many years after he "maxed out" on the HHS pay scale. Final salary also includes any extracurricular work that was done.
If you really cared about Hanburg you would focus on helping the district use its current financial resources appropriately, not be stuck on something that came up in a report from almost a decade ago.
And there are teachers that make over $100k...

Anonymous said...

9:51 am- I agree, but if there is something not right about someones pension it should be looked into and adjusted. How do you help the district with their finances? How much do they spend on the lawyers?

Anonymous said...

Dear "sigh" - I do care about Hamburg Students and the dearth of instruction and discourse in necessary subjects such as personal finance and citizen participation in formation of policies that limit or liberate civil rights and self esteem based on the practice of honesty, integrity and humility. Youngsters learn so much more from example than lecture. That's why the integrity of teachers, principles, administrators and board members should be examined, ideally by self evaluation. When that doesn't happen it is in our communities best interest to get involved. School districts are a microcosm of American democracy. You'd never know that BOE members are agents of our state and US constitutions by examining the culture of greed and cover up that has distracted the community from the total absence of internal financial controls for decades. Do your homework if you care about keeping Hamburg a vibrant place to raise families in an environment of diverse talents and job opportunities. The path from high school to Harvard isn't working Joan. Our children need second language instruction before 10 years of age, a solid commitment to arts & music (which are universal languages), as well as respect for skilled vocational training which is sorely needed in this global economy. BOE needs to stop whining about GEA. If my employer doesn't give me a $20k bonus for 8 consecutive years I'd better plan a budget without it. BOE are fiduciaries not lobbyists. Stop attending political rallies and start diving into District financial practices and accounting basics. Read the internal audits if Sporyz will release them. Is she hiding employees who had full dental insurance paid for by us taxpayers when it wasn't in their contracts? Or checks pre-printed w treasurers name? Or the fact that cash and checks receivable are all logged counted and put in a drawer by the same person who then takes it all to the bank? And so what if bank deposit slips don't match treasurers records? Come on Hamburg! Our youth need you. It takes a village to raise a child and an electorate to hold elected officials accountable. Go ahead and ask Heeter or Yoviene what their actual duties are. Hint: they don't include cheerleading and lobbying. How about the community gets together to discuss the facts instead of malicious rumors spread by bigots who abuse their power and our trust to primarily perpetuate patronage with education
of our precious youth as a secondary byproduct. Run for the BOE. Ask questions. Try to fulfill your duty as a fiduciary. Or... You could just be a rubber stamp BOE and be personally named as defendants in multiple lawsuits against the district. Come on SSPeter & Paul parents, recent high school grads and those who believe the PC craze has smothered common sense! Pick up your BOE petition and be a candidate. You will not believe what goes on behind the curtain until you hear it w your own ears. Peace out & political revolution in!

Anonymous said...

Give me a break SSPP parents. I went to a Catholic school. We got on a bus, transferred at a public school, then were bused to the Catholic school. Your sense of entitlement might fly at SSPP but not in the district.

Duh- said...

Entitlement doesn't fly in the district? Really, how bout that loud mouth attorney chaiccha forcing his kid into the financial course well after all the applications were due, and then the entitled offspring decided that finance wasn't fee them? Really- the evildoers like Chiacchia and Pizza face got all kinds of special treatment. Heck, some kids get caught with drugs at school and the village po pos do nothing... They in the words of Melisz- "let the school handle it". Maybe if the evildoers took the drug problem seriously years ago when they first started finding pills on kids at schools we would not be in the throws of a heroine epidemic. Yes it's true, kids have moved from pot and hard cider to hard core drugs- And the school district and village police have done NOTHING. Too bad lots of kids are suffering. Wonder what's behind all of it? Dig deeper Mr. entitlement. A strip club owner runs the PTA. Where are the do gooders?

Anonymous said...

To Duh - learn to read. I said "your sense of entitlement" (the sense of entitlement thrown in the face of SSPP all the time because the parents feel they can call the shots because they pay tuition) not entitlement in general.

Anonymous said...

3:25- oh that must be different than CHAs sense of entitlement. If they pay for it they should have a say. Hell, the whipple stripper mom thinks she runs the school. Wait til that sleazy fraud of a ho is exposed. Entitlement? Interesting choice of words.

Anonymous said...

HEY 3/11 3:25, WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR 1ST-3RD GRADER FROM CHARLLOTE AVE OR UNION PLEASENT PUT ON A BUS WITH MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLERS AND SHIPPED OFF TO A DIFFERENT SCHOOL, THEN TRANSFERED TO THE CORRECT SCHOOL? THE PARENTS OF SSPP KIDS ARE TAX PAYERS TOO. USE YOUR HEAD!!!