Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District: Winner of the Coveted DUMBASS AWARD

22 May

trophyToo Bad School Board and Budget Elections are Not Covered by New York State’s Election Laws. If They Were, Most of The Current Board Would be Behind Bars and Mr Matt-The-Mutt Miller Would Be Big Bubba’s Girlfriend at Levenworth.

But maybe no, given the balless character of RCS sheeple and the indifference to fair play and common sense. It’s no wonder the schools are failing when you have a sham democratic process and failed parenting casting a blind eye on the corruption and casting an obedient vote.

So now we have the questionable pleasure of awarding the coveted DUMBASS AWARD to an entire [failing] school district:

The Ravena Coeymans – Selkirk Central School District
[Please Note that “New Baltimore” does not appear in the name]

Under the scandalous superintendancy of one Mr Alan McCartney
Owned and Operated by the Teachers Union a.k.a. New York State United Teachers

a division of the AFL – CIO Union.

As of the elections of May 20, 2014, very single member of the RCS Central School District board of education is either a teacher, married to a teacher, or if not directly related to a teacher by marriage, closely connected with the teachers union clique (Brown and Hotaling)! Your so-called representative elected board is representing only one thing: the Teachers Union!


The Make-up of the RCS CSD Board of Education
What you should have known but chose not to know.

  • James LatterMarried to a teacher (He works for the Saudi Arabian Sabic plastics manufacturer in Feura Bush!)
  • Alice WhalenTeacher (retired)
  • Patrick Brown – Close friend (his wife, Mary Partridge-Brown, certainly is!) of union rep./teacher Matt-the-Mutt Miller
  • Howard “Bray” EngelTeacher married to a teacher
  • Jason Hyslop – Latter’s and Brown’s sockpuppet
  • Edward “Teddy” RevilleMarried to a teacher. Board member Howard “Bray” Engel’s brother-in-law.
  • Michael JonesMarried to a teacher
  • Tina Furst-Hotaling – Closely connected with the teachers/teachers clique
  • William McFerran – Previously embroiled in the RCS Sports Association controversy revolving around allegedly faked tax status and poor financial recordkeeping, which led to the “new” RCS-SA. Also connected with the floundering refreshment stand debacle. Any guesses where your tax dollars are going to go? V ery closely connected with the teacher clique.
  • Matthew J. Miller – RCS high-school teacher, NYSUT union rep., wife Karen is a teaher with her beady eyes on a local principalship. Will the teacher-packed board hand one to her? Miller was involved in the “double-dipping” scandal where he was pocketing $18,000 a year to be “energy manager” in addition to his teacher salary. Problem was: he was doing it all at the same time! In addition, in order to do his union work on taxpayer time, he works a reduced class load to free him up for union work. Still gets his full teacher salary, too. Heads the RCS Political Action Committee with Elyse Loughlin out of the high-school, from where he and his cronies attempt to influence elections through the schools and your kids.
  • Mike Robbins – Refused to run for another term. Beating your head against a solid wall of teacher union reps starts to give you a headache after a while.
  • Rodney Krzykowski – Was left high and dry by the community. Victim of teacher union propaganda smear campaign. (He was crazy to run but ran for principle’s sake; had he won he would have had no influence against the teacher-packed board.)
  • Jeff Lukens – Refused to run for another term. Playing against loaded dice makes no sense; he’s history.

Now, do you still have any questions where you stand when it comes to decisions about where your tax dollars go, property owners? Are you happy now that your property taxes (school taxes) are going to support New York State United Teachers, a union dedicated to teachers’ interests and the education industry, less work and higher salaries and more benefits for teachers at taxpayer expense? Why not just drink a can of Draino and end it all? But you and your neighbors made the decisions. Now you can live with it. Or can you?

With non – teachers – union members Robbins and Lukens refusing to run again, and leaving Krzykowski as the sole possible non – teacher – lackey, Krzykowski was dead in the water, and was crazy to have run without backup on the board (Robbins and Lukens). So, with the usual sleaze and smear, and foul – play, the last election put Michael Jones, William McFerran and Tina Furst-Hotaling in RCS district board of education seats, and the teachers and the teachers union, NYSUT, have taken full  ownership of the schools and school district. Democratic process has be dealt the death blow and the public has been silenced in the RCS Central School District. Now the entire RCS board of education is firmly in the strangle – hold of the special interest teachers union: What the teachers and the teachers union want, they’re going to get. What he special interests and cliques want they’re going to get. When the teachers’ spouses and the board members’ friends want to get hired, want a promotion, or want to become a principal, no questions asked: DONE! Just hand one of your Judas a rubber stamp…

You just handed them the rubber stamp, Stupid!

You just handed them the rubber stamp, Stupid!

We warned the RCS school district of the writing on the wall last year when James Latter, Jason Hyslop, and Patrick Brown were running. All three were in the teachers union’s pocket (especially Brown and Latter, Brown’s wife Mary Partridge – Brown keeping the local union rep’s lap warm during BoE meetings and, well, Latter, a scoundrel from ages past). But a community of feebleminded sheep with consciences full of guilt and denial will follow the Judas goat and so the RCS Central School District arrived at the dire point it is at now. As of the elections of May 20, 2014, very single member of the RCS Central School District board of education is either a teacher, married to a teacher, or if not directly, closely connected with the teachers union clique (Brown and Hotaling)!

A community too stupid to ask questions and ever ready to swallow every stupid bit of misinformation and chicanery is doomed to have the pseudo – leaders it gets, and the money – pit health and fitness centers, and the new buses. We’d love to ask the question whether other alternatives to outright purchasing for almost a half – million dollars were examined but even if they were, it’s unlikely that they’d choose to risk laying off their friends if, say, a rental or contract bus arrangement were made with a non – school district company.

RCS teachers, members of NYSUT, are improperly involved in politics in the RCS CSD and improperly and unfairly influencing the elections, even misusing students to get their message out. Thanks to you RCS parents. Shame on you for allowing your children to be abused, brainwashed and misused by self – serving, unscrupulous adults. Some day your kids will realize what you did to them.

After all, why even bother when you have the entire community flamboozled and shylocked into handing over more than $42 million dollars, no questions asked (or the questions would have been asked if the public had the opportunity and the intelligence to ask the questions).

So, Ravena – Coeymans – Selkirk Central School Distict a.k.a. NYSUT’s Little Cash Cow in the Pocket, you’re the stupid recipients of the Smalbany DumbAss Award with Bullshit Cluster (the highest level of DumbAss Award). Enjoy your well – earned reputation for failures.

BAAA – BAAA! Sheeple!

RCS ASKED FOR IT...AND GOT IT! The Amused Editor

The Amused Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized


6 responses to “Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District: Winner of the Coveted DUMBASS AWARD

  1. youknowus

    May 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

    could it be possible for you to write a complete article without the use of personal attacks?


    • RCS Confidential

      June 1, 2014 at 9:02 am

      Dear “YouKnowUs”:

      Thank you for your comment.

      And Yes! You’re quite right. We do know you (and your ilk).

      You do, however, appear to be confused by the presentation of facts and what you mistakingly and naïvely call “personal attacks.” Our reports draw our readers’ attention to the facts surrounding public figures who have been entrusted with the public’s authority to administer the public’s resourses honestly, impartially, ethically, and prudently BUT HAVE BETRAYED THAT TRUST and HAVE TURNED THE SACRED FIDUCIARY CONFIDENCE into a MOCKERY and a SOURCE of EGO INFLATION and, in some cases, SHAMEFUL PERSONAL ENRICHMENT at the expense of the public’s resources and trust. What you mistakingly and incorrectly misperceive to be “personal attacks”, similar to the misguided assessments of those having similar limited intellectual abstraction capacity to your own and to those whom we expose, are clear presentations of the reality that pathetic and unfortunate creatures like yourself, in your servitude to the lies you live, you who deny naked reality in the futile hopes of securing yourelf some, albeit false, toehold on a crumbling precipice of idolatries and hollow small gods with clay feet, which we are constantly chipping away at. That tends to frighten persons like yourself and to send you into deep anxiety when you are forced to recognize the schizoid universe you have created, and in which to live (if living it is). In psychoanalytic terms, the exposure of the facts that you deny in order to avoid “castration”, and the discrediting of your object-attachments and transference objects send you into a state of existential crisis, and you attempt to redefine your world; failing that, you have to discredit the threat, calling clealy factual reporting “personal attacks.”

      Regrettably, since the infantile revolutions in Western culture of the 60s and the decline of religion, spirituality, mores, ethics, and human dignity that has destroyed any sense of self-respect in this culture and has created out of humankind in this country a deluded, dellusional population of anxious creatures, who don’t even have the recourse to animal instincts to cope: what we are factually reporting on and what you neurotically call “personal attacks.”

      We recommend you read “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” by Hans Christian Anderson; you may be able to appreciate your situation and be more sensitive to what’s going on in your world.

      Please renew your prescription; you’re starting to show symptoms.

      The Editor


  2. Simon

    May 25, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Seems like this is an incorrectly issued DumbAss award. Shouldn’t the award have been given instead to the RCS voters? Or those in the RCS area that didn’t vote? Or to the issuing award committee for not doing so?

    S (prior recipient of the award)


    • RCS Confidential

      May 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Details, details, Simon. Let’s not further confuse the poor Dumbasses more than they are already. Best to put all the fish in the same brine so that they take on each other’s stink. There are no saints in the RCS central school district, whether they vote or they don’t. Problem is, actually and in reality, the ones who voted for the sleazebags we now have infesting the BoE are the actual Dumbasses, not the voters who obviously used their heads and voted against them, that is, for Mr Krzykowski. Why wasn’t there a choice? Who failed to put up challengers? Only Rodney Krzykowski had the balls to run against the mob, and, although we still think he was nutz to have done so, we have to admire his spunk.

      We, I, am not a stakeholder. I have no personal interest in the stupidity of this community. I can afford, therefore, to simply observe and to report what I see objectively, at times somewhat colorfully, but still objectively. I have nothing to gain and nothing to lose by doing so. That can’t be said for the vast majority of property owners, taxpayers and others in the RCS CSD.

      So, if it looks like they want pigs to have wings–and they obviously do when one considers the Delucas, the Darlingtons, the Latters, the Furst-Hotalings and so many others who are no longer real persons but have become symbols of the depravity of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk district–then we, I, have to concede and report that they truly believe that pigs have wings and that those very piggies are roosting in Cathy Deluca’s, Nancy Warners’ or Danielle Crosier’s bush[es].
      Thanks for the comment.



  3. pundit

    May 25, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Very organized, very well written, and, unfortunately, very – very accurate.



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