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, February 10, 2016

Stone faced Bores of Education met with real parent concerns

It was a standing room only crowd of disgruntled parents at the February 9, 2016 Bores of Education meeting.  Moms and Dads are angry as hell.  Two significant real* issues seem to be at the core of the parental distress:  the busing of children to Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic School, and the policy recently adopted in the schools for young people who identify as transgendered.   Transgendered students can elect to enter the rest rooms and gym locker rooms with which they identify.  The taxpaying parents were made to sit for several hours during the dull meeting awaiting for public comments.   The the bores sat stone cold as parents addressed real concerns for their little ones sitting on buses for hours, transferring through the Hamburg Middle School and generally being exposed to an unsafe inappropriate school transportation plan. **

* real. adjective.  actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact, not imagined or supposed.

** tip to parents:  check out the transportation budget line,  the busing bidding process or lack there of in Hamburg Central Schools, the fuel supply and costs of running the buses and the oodles of transportation devices enjoyed by none other than Hamburg king of the cheese bus Mr. K. Fisher of Fisher Bus. He has been spotted showing up to schools in his little Porsche.
From the website of Fisher Bus, one can see that the company was started for the sole purpose of driving Hamburg kids to school.   It appears that as a single bus provider, with little to no competitive bidding, the bus is wagging the district.  


1946: INCEPTION

Fisher Bus Service came to inception when we started service to the Hamburg Central School District with the purchase of two buses.


1951: HAMBURG

Purchased two additional buses to service the Hamburg Central School District.

1956: TEN BUSES

Successfully bid and awarded contract for full service of the Hamburg Central School District, operating with ten school buses.

1979: ORCHARD PARK

Successfully bid and awarded contract for service of the Orchard Park School District. We were the successful bidder for twenty-three routes.

Present: 68 AND COUNTING

Our current fleet consists of sixty-eight school buses! Operating regular routes for the Hamburg Central School District and the Orchard Park School District, and available for charter services for all types of groups and organizations.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't you write about the erie one boces board. its about time the taxpayers realize they are funding two school districts- BOCES and Hamburg. Why do people in Salamanca NY have BOCES computers? HCSD Board voted to approve the BOCES school board candidates last night. Who are they people and what do they do? C'mon Concerned, check into that place. Don Ogilvie ran out of there like the building was on fire. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

She must be one really important lady. Hope she knows she can vote.

The Regular Board of Education Meeting of Erie 1 BOCES will be held on February 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.at the Erie 1 BOCES Education Campus, 355 Harlem Road, Building C, West Seneca, New York. Mrs. Judith Katz will be participating in the meeting via video conference from 2089 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 103, Building G1, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Anonymous said...

Why did the BOE discuss a recently proposed capital project for 90 painfully boring minutes when they had already spent 60 minutes presenting it in detail at the January meeting? Because they want to SELL SELL SELL you on another mismanaged capital project. Remember when (now former member) Forcucci asked in September 2013 for the State Comptroller to audit the District? Flynn threw a major embarrassing and almost violent hissy-fit perfectly portraying conduct unbecoming a school board member. Do you think he knew the Comptroller would find the District wasn't transparent and the BOE didnt monitor millions of Wasted tax dollars? Mmm....Why else would FLYNN FREAK OUT! when Forcucci suggested using FREE top-notch auditors to make sure $65million a year are spent efficiently and effectively to educate students (as opposed to making Hodgson Russ LLC rich)?
Isn't that what the school board is elected to do? Not in Hamburg where the board is hand-picked and purchased by a desperate dude. Will the public ever see the SOB's who abuse our trust and control that rubber stamp board just to feed their greed and arrogance? That's up to the informed voters this May and everyMay. Where are you?

Anonymous said...

Why did the BOE discuss a recently proposed capital project for 90 painfully boring minutes when they had already spent 60 minutes presenting it in detail at the January meeting? Because they want to SELL SELL SELL you on another mismanaged capital project. Remember when (now former member) Forcucci asked in September 2013 for the State Comptroller to audit the District? Flynn threw a major embarrassing and almost violent hissy-fit perfectly portraying conduct unbecoming a school board member. Do you think he knew the Comptroller would find the District wasn't transparent and the BOE didnt monitor millions of Wasted tax dollars? Mmm....Why else would FLYNN FREAK OUT! when Forcucci suggested using FREE top-notch auditors to make sure $65million a year are spent efficiently and effectively to educate students (as opposed to making Hodgson Russ LLC rich)?
Isn't that what the school board is elected to do? Not in Hamburg where the board is hand-picked and purchased by a desperate dude. Will the public ever see the SOB's who abuse our trust and control that rubber stamp board just to feed their greed and arrogance? That's up to the informed voters this May and everyMay. Where are you?