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Dirty-Hands Jerry: “We don’t care…”

06 Sep

Dirty-Hands Jerrry Has Resurfaced and Arrogantly Thinks He’s the Spokesperson for the Entire RCS Central School District: “We don’t care what the other schools do!” Well, We Don’t Care What You Care About, Jerry, Either.

Dirty-Hands Jerry Don’t Care!

 According to Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, the RCS parents and residents shouldn’t care what other districts are doing. That profound bit of lunatic wisdom came during the public statement portion of the September 4, 2012, RCS board of education meeting, when Deluca made a cameo appearance after months of invisibility. Deluca was remarkably understated and gentle when he took the podium, even timid. We can only guess what the effects of his long withdrawal and quiet time might have been (was it imposed by the Ravena-Coeymans godfather, we wonder?). He was getting too mouthy and uppity, anyway. No one missed him or his bottle baglady partner Cathy Deluca  nor his lapdog R.J. D’Esposito. But school’s in session and they’re back so we might as well get used to it.

Damn! Just when the neighborhood started to look good again!

Deluca made the statement, apparently on behalf of the Coeymanazi mob, because all previous speakers were apalled at the article published in the Sunday Times Useless, “Big tab, mixed results. State’s per pupil cost is tops in U.S., but outcomes elusive” (S. Waldman, Sept 1, 2012) (Click here to read the entire article.)

The article reports per pupil expenses for some area school districts for the 2010-2011 school year (the most recent available). RCS is the highest cost per pupil of the entire group! Why is that?

  • Albany: $19,723
  • Ballston Spa: $16,248
  • Bethlehem: $17,026
  • East Greenbush: $17,980
  • Guilderland: $15,906
  • Niskayuna: $17,398
  • Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk: $21,011
  • Saratoga Springs: $14,760
  • Schenectady: $16,519
  • Shenendehowa: $15,014
  • South Colonie: $16,173
  • Troy: $19,792
  • Voorheesville: $18,176

But Dirty-Hands Jerry doesn’t think that’s significant because, Deluca wants us all to know that he’s there  “to remind people is that this school district does so  many good things for kids and wehn I hear people stand up and say we’re not Bethlehem or we’re not Balston Spa. No, we’re not. We’re RCS and we do very good things and we want to do the best we can for our kids. We don’t care what other schools do.”

Well, Mr Deluca, some of us do care what other districts are doing. We’re not into this isolation thing you seem to worship. We live in a world where we need to be aware of what’s going on around us. We need to compare and, by comparing, learn from others. We’re not as wise and all-knowing as you seem to think you are, Jerry. If this district is the most expensive out of some 13 districts surveyed, there’s really something wrong here. When Bethlehem and Ballston Spa and Albany can do it for less, there’s something really wrong in this district and we’d better hurry up and find out what it is. Any ideas, Jerry?

And we’d better care what the other districts are doing because the state and federal education authorities have a silly little thing they call comparisons. They tend to like to compare things, especially, school performances (and RCS’s performance, despite the hype, is pretty mediocre) costs per pupil, and they tend to ask some very sticky questions when things start to look a little odd, like in the RCS district. Didn’t you know that, Jerry? But you’re special, aren’t you? You don’t have to care. Well the rest of us do, Jerry, so Shut up and disappear, Jerry!

Jerry Deluca and his mob crammed the 2012-13 RCS school budget down your throats, now you’re seeing where that great advice got you all! What about all you Yes! voters who are now screaming bloody murder that you’re going to have to pay more to use school facilities? How do you all feel now that the teachers clique and the Deluca mob has led you down the rosey path to oblivion? Maybe now you’ll start listening to the real people, the business persons on the board of education and stop pointing the finger!

(Has anyone bothered to ask what the RCS school district is charging Cathy Deluca and her gang for the use of the school property for the so-called RCS Bottle Blitz? That’s not an official program of the RCS school district, either. The RCS Bottle Blitz is an entirely privately organized activity that has nothing to do with the RCS Central School District. So Cathy Deluca and Loraine Misuraca, you have to make a request, the request must be discussed by the BoE, and you have to pay for the use of the facilities. O.K.? Are you thinking about that, Superintentent Elizabeth R. Smith?)

Residents and Property Owners, You’d Better Start Asking Some Very Serious Questions Why the RCS CSD is Costing Property Owners more than $21,000 per pupil! There’s A Big Hole Somewhere and Your Money’s Leaking Into a Big Pit (a.k.a. a cesspool of corruption). (New Baltimore Residents had Better Start Doing Some Investigation, Too, Because You’re the Heaviest Taxed of Any of the RCS Locales! You need to consider why this is so when thinking about whether to re-elect your current town board mafia members. New Baltimore, you need to wake up, too! You’re being snookered.)

Jerry Deluca Doesn’t Care
The RCS CSD Is A Money Pit!
The Editor

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Posted by on September 6, 2012 in Abuse, Accountability, Albany, Albany Schenectady BOCES, Alice Whalen, ARANY, Bill McFerran, Bled to Death, BOCES, Bottle Blitz, Bray Engel, Brian Bailey, Bridget Engelhardt, Cathy Deluca, Cathy Long, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Coeymans Losers Club, Conspiracy, Corruption, Cost per Pupil, Cost per Student, Crime and Punishment, Criminal Prosecution, David Bartlett, DeLuca Public Affairs, Diane Malecki, Donna Leput Hommel, Double Dipping, Education Commissioner, Edward Reville, Elizabeth Smith, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Friends of RCS, Gary Van DerZee, Gerald Deluca, Greedy Teachers, Greene County, Hakim Jones, Hudson Valley, Incompetent School Principal, Indians Team Football Camp, Investigation, Irresponsibility, Jeff Stambaugh, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Jerry Perrine, John B. King, Lorraine Misuraca, Losers Club, Main Street Small Business Coalition, Marlene McTigue, Matt "the Mutt", Matt Miller, Melanie Lekocevic, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Michelle Waldenmaier Koeppel, Misconduct, Mismanagement, Money Pit, Monitoring, MSSBC, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED, NYSED Office of Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Pam Black, Person of Interest, R J DEsposito, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, RCS Board of Education, RCS Bottle Blitz, RCS Central School District, RCS School Superintendant, RCS Sports Association, RCS Teachers Association, Ron Racey, Sarah Berchtold Engel, School Budget, Scott Waldman, Selkirk, Smalbany, Small Town, Superintendent of Schools, Swimming Pool, Taxation, Teachers Association, Teddy Reville, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Transparency, Vampire Teachers, Vote NO!, Voting Fraud, Voting Irregularities, Wild Spending

 

4 responses to “Dirty-Hands Jerry: “We don’t care…”

  1. cookie

    September 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    After all the ranting, name calling, accusations, predictions of doom, look at the truth. These people even encouraged school children to hold signs on a state highway (9W) in the dark in the rain on a cold evening.(and they care about our children) Anger at the proposal to cut the budget DOWN to a 6.8% increase, and we’re still the most expensive? Even still, if for the higher cost we were getting value in relation to academic outcomes, I would say “at least our kids are getting what they deserve”. But they deserve so much better. The taxpayers deserve so much better. Thinking that throwing more money at failed systems will make everything better is a shallow argument. I know there are some very good teachers there, but good people working in bad systems find it difficult to succeed. Administration is the problem, as is the Teacher’s Association. Those together has sold the board of education for years on to every silly, unproven concept in education that adds more and more money but no benefit. Now we have a board that isn’t buying it any more. Good

    Maybe this will awaken our community to encourage true reform and not to conform to the bullies

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  2. Simon

    September 7, 2012 at 6:38 am

    My beef with last year’s budgeting process wasn’t that there were cuts. There were arbitrary cuts in the wrong places, just for the sake of cutting the big numbers.

    I think we *do* need to use these other schools for advice. Has the BoE gone to the other schools (that were noticeably lower ont he list) and asked them how they’re putting up high numbers with a low student cost? I’d be willing to bet there’s some “new” (to us) ideas out there that haven’t been on our radar which help those schools get their better results.

    We used to be able to say “we’re more expensive, but we have better services”. But, with uninformed cuts, we’re now just more expensive with run-of-the-mill services. Some of these other communities may have ideas for efficiencies that will help us out. Perhaps different ways to handle facilities or busses. Perhaps good clauses to get into the next teachers contract.

    S

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    • Fides qua Creditur

      September 7, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Jerry Deluca is symbolic of a backward and stagnant attitude of isolationism and ignorance. That isolation and ignorance is evident is so much of what we see in our American culture today and is the source of our local and national anxiety, fear of others, fear of change. Regrettably, there are many Jerry Delucas out there who counsel those the gullible and intellectually dormant to ignore what’s happening around them, to stay safe in their little pits of status quo, that the Delucas of the world will “remind them” of what they need to know.

      Deluca’s personal albatross and anxiety is that if you do look outside of the district, you may just see something better and wake up to the fact that Deluca and his minions and their message is scatological wisdom–their full of pooh! And they want you to stay put, not to ask questions, so that you’re easier to steamroll. Typical of dictatorships and totalitarian schemes.

      Regrettably, though not as evident as in Deluca and his gang of Coeymanazis, most of the leadership in this backwater district is ignorant. from the Superintendent to the marginalized residents in Coeymans. No one thinks to ask why don’t you get your heads together and nurture progres–they’re too busy conspiring against each other to do that–No one thinks to say let’s get a one or two-day conference to discuss common problems and alternative solutions. Hell, No! We’ve been doing it this way for decades and we don’t care to change (Right Mr Deluca?).

      Well, if we don’t look, question, observe, change, adopt we’re doomed to repeat the same mistakes that we’ve been repeating for decades. Why change, we’re so good at ignoring what’s going on around us.

      The Editor

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