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James Latter: Why Is He Still On the Board of Education?

If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog NOW!

In March ’12, A Gang of Coeymanazis Ganged Up on A Sitting Board of Education Member and Demanded His Resignation Because He Was Contesting His Tax Assessments and Because of His Political Leanings. He Was Libeled in the Times Useless, Too!

But nearer and dearer to all hearts, closer to home, we have Mr James Latter and citizen’s demand for his resignation and investigations into his involvement with the shadowy RCS Athletic Association.
Why haven’t they started the investigation?
Why hasn’t Latter resigned?!?!
Why’s Latter still on the RCS Board of Education?!?!

Residents Speak Out!

Citizens Demanded An Investigation.
Where is it?

How Quickly We Forget…Yet in November 2011, a Parent Stood Before the Board and Recited How James Latter, a Sitting RCS CSD Boardmember Had Flagrantly Violated Confidentiality by Distributing a Confidential Communication, Endangering the Parent’s Children. She also reported how James Latter verbally abused a special ed student in front of other students. Her Outrage Was Shared By Several Other Residents who Also Addressed the Board and the Superintendant, Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith, Demanding an Investigation and Latter’s Resignation. No Investigation. Latter’s Still There!

That’s not all! In that same November 1, 2012  RCS CSD Board of Education meeting, other residents took the podium to ask why the RCS Athletic Association could not substantiate its status as a non-profit organization, why the RCS Athletic Association has not filed the required IRS 990 Form disclosures, why the RCS Athletic  Association has been the subject of allegations of misuse of Association funds by Latter to support partisan political activities! Latter is the RCS Athletic Association treasurer and stepson of RCS Sportsman’s Association president, Jeff Stambaugh! Oh those connections! His wife is a teacher and so he’s also part of the notorious teacher’s clique on th RCS board of education!

It’s On the Public Record!

At the November 1, RCS CSD Board of Education meeting, Pam Powell (an RCS parent) states, while qualifying herself as not being related to any board member or any  individuals associated with any organization involved here:

“I am here to make the public aware of some recent activity regarding board member, Mr James Latter…I drafted an e-mail to the board members and to Ms Smith ONLY, and Within 29 minutes of sending the e-mail, I received an e-mail from Bob Doren, subsequently followed by an e-mail from Ron Reese, then from coach Ron Vanderzee…Mr Latter took it upon himself to forward my personal confidential e-mail to all coaches JV and Varsity football as well as to Mr Reese and Mr Bailey. Mr Latter added a title of “FYI.” Mr Latter broke the very same protocol he has consistently preached that others need to follow, and has quickly called for investigations of others he has accused of doing the same. Protocoll and Board of Education rules need to be followed. Mr Later, maybe you should start to practice what you preach!

The speaker continues:

“Because of your breach of protocol last Friday I received a text message from my son at 11:26 a.m. asking me, “What did you do now!” This was exactly 2 hours and 11 miniutes after I sent my first e-mail. How my child…became aware of that situation lies directly in your hands…Mr Latter, FYI is not a “concerned title” My conclusion: Hidden agenda? I asked Mr Latter to resign. He refused…Mr Latter said he had asked others about my children…My husband and I would like to know, Mr Latter, what gives you the right to ask questions about our children? You’re not their teacher, principal, coach or any other person in their school who would have anything to do with their education or sports.”

At a the last board of education meeting,

“It was stated that a certain board member told a special ed child to stop acting like a f—ing retard. I am here to state that that member is Mr Latter! My child is a witness to this event. I wonder if you’re going to deny it now. Will you, call my well-rounded and very respectful child a liar? As I should have asked last year, when it happened, I will not ask now but demand that you resign! As a board member you are to act as a whole and have no inherent powers this doesn’t change when certain organizations are involved [Editor’s Note: Latter is an officer, whether secretary or treasurer, it’s unclear, of the RCS Athletics Association, which should also be investigated! See below.] Again: Practice what you preach!

“In closing, I believe that an investigation should be in order here. The fact is Mr Latter forwarded a confidential e-mail which placed myself and my children at risk of being harassed and treated differently, not to mention speaking to a child on school property in such a manner and in front of other children, one of them being my own child. For the sake of the children and the parents, Mr Latter, one way or the other, you need not to be a board member any longer. I now implore the board to demand he resign.”

James Latter’s Policy

James Latter is still on the RCS CSD board of education. No investigation was done despite these serious concerns. Why is that? Another instance of the teachers’ special interests (latter’s wife is an RCS teacher!) being cultivated on the board. Demand an investigation and boot Latter off the Board; He’s corrupt!

Another speaker, Mr John Allen, took to the podium like a fish to water, very eloquently and very articulately:

“What disturbs me as a citizen and I’d like to know is when an individual contacts the board or the school…, that information should be held in confidence and investigated through appropriate channels; not communicated with the various people that are involved in the sporting events or the other activities until the board itself or the school administration has had an opportunity to investigate and to appropriately respond. I’m more concerned after learning that Mr Latter is associated with members of the auxiliary that supports the various sporting events when that auxiliary has used its not-for-profit funding to actually fund “public education campaigns” and I’m being generous here, during times of election which, as I understand is, under IRS not-for-profit law, is expressly prohibited for a not-for-profit charitable organization to actually use its not-for-profit funding to fund such activities in an election campaign. And to take out a full-page add and other things against certain board members or even supporting other members is contrary to public policy in terms of not-for-profit status. The fact that you’re directly associated, I undertand, relatives are involved in that [Editor’s Note: Latter’s stepfather, Mr Jeff Stambaugh is president of the RCS Sportsman Association.]

Mr Allen continues,

“As I’ve looked at the not-for-profit status I can’t find any registration with the Attorney General’s office, which is required for not-for-profit status for that organization, I can also find no 990s, the tax filings for the last couple of years for that organization which are also required by not-for-profit charter. So I would ask that the board investigate this sports organization. Let’s look and ensure that it’s operating legally, that it’s filled its appropriate 990 returns; those are publicly available online and if they’re not it means that they haven’t been recently filed, and that we look at information specifically about the use of those funds as related to school operations and particularly on board election election returns. I think that’s very disturbing. And so, in light of this new revelation where you’re sharing confidential emails, I think that members of the public have a right to expect that communications to the board are held in confidence until the board as a whole decides to act on them or until the administration takes appropriate action…but certainly children should not be put in jeopardy because of personal or other agendas. And so, like others here,  Mr Latter, I would call for your resignation. I find this totally inappropriate and highly questionable, given the other activities that I’ve outlined.”

It seeems the only confidentiality James Latter respects is the secrecy of the RCS Athletic Association’s finances!

Still no investigation of Latter or of the RCS Athletics Association and its secret operations and finances. When can we expect this investigation, Ms Superintendent Elizabeth Smith, RCS CSD Board of Education. James Latter & Co., so quick to demand resignations of others but when it comes to a teacher-connection, sweep it under the carpet, right? NO! We demand an investigation. NOW!

Ms Donna Pasquini, who we all know shoots straight from the hip with deadly accuracy:

 “I have nothing against the Sports Association..both of my children played sports and I enjoyed it. Honesty, integrity…whatever you want to put forward as standards for the board also includes all these clubs and all the extra activity that goes on in school, and honesty goes a long way. Let’s be honest, let’t tell the whole truth. that if there’s something wrong within, there’s something wrong within. Let’s fix it! And I’m hoping that this board will understand that any protocol that stands for you as board members stands for every one of you…for every organization in the school, every teacher, every principal in the school. Nobody is above the law!

We Agree, Mr Latter, Come Clean; What’s with the Finances and Your Involvement?

At that same meeting, Mary Partidge-Brown says: “This meeting has been kind of a rollercoaster…like so many of these meetings…rehashing the old business and the old frustrations coming up…and trying to get back to the business of education.”

Well, RCS CSD Board of Education, Ms Superintendent Elizabeth Smith: It’s now May 2012, a new school budget has been passed, but old business is still plaguing the RCS community. Where’s the investigation!!!!

Mr George Babcock, another voice of the community:

 “…Mr Latter, maybe now you won’t be so quick to ask for someone’s resignation without a full communication with all your boardmembers, as you ask for of fellow boardmembers. The Sports Association has no reason not to come forward and reveal their finances, if they are aboveboard…And Mr Vanderzee*, Shame on you! If something is unsafe, I shouldn’t be turned on because kids won’t have french fries, YOU! as a coach should know What if? [Editor’s Note: Mr Babcock is referring to the unsafe electrical conditions and fryolator operated in the  (see article:  Fryer-gate heats up: Latter, Traver call for investigation (Daily Mail, October 13, 2011) , and
Sports concession stand closed, igniting controversy (News Herald, September 29,2011) )

*Ed. Note: DumbAss Vanderzee previously took to podium to state that he saw nothing “Political” in the RCS Athletic Association’s flyers and ads reading “Support Your School Budget.” Get these illiterate senile DumbAsses out of the schools! Pleeeeeezzzzz!!!!

 DYes, Mr Babcock, you’re right. If the RCS Sports Association and with James Latter as their treasurer, can produce the defense that at least three residents demanded back in November, they’ll be “aboveboard.” But that’s unlikely.

AND THE TAKEAWAY MESSAGE IS…

But guess what? They can’t play fair because they’re just as corrupt as just about every other organization in Coeymans from the Coeymans Police Department right down to the RCS Athletics Association.

To answer Ms Partridge Brown’s question: the old business and frustrations keep appearing because they are never resolved!

And guess what, the word is: O’Connor (outgoing member), Traver (outgoing member), and others in the teachers association clique are now secretly trying to oust a sitting BoE memberthe teachers on the board lost their majority in the last election and the only way they can keep their majority is to try to get another member removed. Those rats never give it a rest!

Demand this investigation but first get Latter off the Board of Education! He’s a hypocrite and it looks like he’s involved in illegal operations in the RCS Athletic Association!

The next RCS CSD Board of Education Meeting is on May 22nd; Go there, demand James Latter’s resignation! Demand an investigation into the finances and operation of the RCS Athletic Association! Get corruption out of the schools!

The entire November 1, 2011 Board of Education meeting can be viewed at Nov 1/11 BoE. The Latter accusations were also covered in the local press. In the News Herald article (see  After accusing BOE president of protocol breach, Latter accused of the same (News Herald, November 10, 2011)) it seems many Board of Education members called for fact-finding, an investigation, but it seems the ball was dropped again! Of course those close to Latter were of the opinion that the board should get on with business as usual. That’s the problem, isn’t it?  Business as usual! That’s been the problem for decades in the RCS community!

At the next RCS Board of Education  Meeting on May 22nd STAND UP and:

CONTACT! RCS CSD Superintendant Elizabeth Smith at:

RCS CSD District Office
15 Mountain Rd.
Ravena, NY 12143
Phone: 518.756.5200
e-mail: ersmith@rcscsd.org

And the entire RCS CSD Board of Education at
e-mail: BoardMembers@rcscsd.org

and demand an investigation and a public report by the Board of Education and the Superintendant.

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation and assistance!
 
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Gun at School & Budget Vote Irregularities…Did you see…

If You Think Election Fraud and Misconduct Are OUTRAGEOUS, Ask Superintendent Elizabeth Smith and Principal Brian Bailey About a Recent
Gun on School Grounds

and Why Established Security Procedures Were Not Followed!!!

Guns On School Property!!!
Get Answers…NOW!

An anonymous report and unconfirmed details indicate that there may have been an incident of a student bringing a firearm weapon on school grounds. Giving all benefit of doubt, we don’t know whether the alleged weapon was a toy or the real thing. We also don’t know whether it was a simple mistake or if there was something more to the incident. What we DO  know is that the informant, a parent, was VERY outraged that the established emergency security procedures were not immediately implemented for the safety of the children and the personnel. We urge you to contact the Superintendent for details, if available. Contact information is at the end of this article.

Now Back to Election Fraud, Misconduct, Abuse and Bullying of Students at RCS.
Ain’t Yer $$$$ Doin’ Great Work???

 FLASH Update:  May 16, 8 p.m.  We are receiving new information from residents who have stepped up! It appears there are some serious irregularities in the administration of the voting on May 15th. Stay tuned!

  • A resident reports having returned to the voting location and was asked by one poll attendant, “Do you want to vote again?” The resident laughed and respondeld, “Sure!” The attendant replied, “Well, people are doing it.”  WHERE WAS THE ELECTION INSPECTOR, THE POLL CLERKS?!?
  • There are numerous reports that proof of residency was not asked for or presented by attendants.  IRREGULARITY!
  • There are several reports of students wearing vote YES! t-shirts in the immediate arey of the voting, and in the halls leading to voting. ABUSE!
  • There are several reports of vote YES! posters/signs in the immediate area of voting and in the halls leading to voting. VIOLATION!
  • The “receipt” chips handed out apparently to show that the voter had reported in and signed in, were no longer handed out after 6 p.m. No control or monitoring of voting, voters, or procedures. ELECTION IRREGULARITY!
  • A senior election “supervisor” William Schwartz (a retired RCS school superintendant!) left the polling area for an extended period of time, during which the voting was not supervised.
  • There are reports that there is a discrepancy between the sign-in books and the number of votes! CONSPIRACY? FRAUD?
  • And what were all the police doing there? Uniformed, unmarked cars, plain clothes, especially our Main Man, the Intimidator-in-Chief, so-called police investigator Gerald “Jerry” Deluca (see our exposé ( Click Can You Explain This, Jerry? on this former RCS CSD BoE president…his legacy was that money pit pool! Why was he parading around if  not to make a statement in support of his Yes! campaign efforts? That was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! INTIMIDATION!
  • Did anyone see that idiot J. O’Connor’s clown act? “He Called Me Fat?” (the same Josephine O’Conner, “mostly-absent, always-late,” got my-husband-tenure-bye O’Connor; see our article, Josephine O’Connor: A Role Model of Maturity and Mental Stability…NOT!)? ENTERTAINMENT!

This is OUTRAGEOUS! Misusing middle schoolers and highschoolers is ABUSE and BULLYING by teachers or students! This is also a case of election fraud and misconduct! Report it! Demand Action! Contact those in charge of the district:

Ms Elisabeth R. Smith, Superintendent
RCS CSD District Office
15 Mountain Rd.
Ravena, NY 12143
Phone: 518.756.5200
e-mail: ersmith@rcscsd.org

And the entire RCS CSD Board of Education at e-mail: BoardMembers@rcscsd.org

and demand an investigation and a public report by the Board of Education and the Superintendant.

Very Important: We and the New York State Education Department want to now and others want to clarify whether these irregularities need to be investigated by the authorities, and whether prosecution and discipline is required. Obviously, the answer to that question is a Yes! 

DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION!

Please continue to let us know if at any time during the voting on May 15, 2012, at the RCS High School you saw any of the above irregularities occurring!

You can let us know by confidential comment or by e-mail to CONFIDENTIAL. Please be sure to include the word “Confidential” in the subject line of your e-mail or comment. That will ensure that it is not published and your personal information will be kept secret. All confidential communications are destroyed after review; communications are published at the Editor’s discretion.

Thank you!

 
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We Asked…You Responded: Thank You!

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We Asked You for Your Help in Identifying the Coeymanazis Who Were Bullying the Local Businesses Suspected of Opposing the 2012-13 School Budget Levy of +6.8%. You Responded and What You Provided Is Serious Stuff! 

Coeymanazis
in the Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School
The Trollettes

This FaceBook text was forwarded to us in response to our request for names involved in the bullying of local businesses and the slandering of the local business group, the Greater Coeymans Ravena Community Business Group.

This exchange is taken directly from the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO (Parent Teacher’s Organization) FaceBook account (Pieter B. Coeymans PTO)! Note that the so-called Pieter B. Coeymans PTO is a “closed group” it selects who can view it and who cannot. It identifies itself as “We are the PTO of Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary, A place to learn and grow.” Really?  Perhaps this little group of PTO Coeymanazis has a lot of learning and growing to do! So, this is how the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO members behave and how they conduct their business?!? No wonder the RCS CSD schools are going to hell in a handbasket carried by the Pieter B. Coeymanazis!

From what they are plotting it appears that this bunch of witches on electric brooms sat (probably too heavy to stand) at the  meeting but don’t have the íntelligence (You’re kidding!) to comprehend what was said at the meeting (Well, it looks like the BoE crybaby, Hommel was there and asked to leave because of her idiotic behavior! She’s part of the coven below.)! The individual who forwarded this advised that the PTO group allow only certain “approved” people on their FaceBook site? Is that possible? Its not difficult to comprehend how these individuals could misunderstand what was said to such a degree, knowing who they are and who they hang out with. It seems like they were at an entirely other meeting!! Also, isn’t McTigue writing for the News Herald??

Here’s the actual exchange on FaceBook (on about May 12, 2012):

RJ DEsposito …We need to band together and not let a bully [Editor’s Note:  A “bully?”]  hiding behind a blog and a couple of people falsely claiming to represent the businesses in town to use scare tactics in order to keep people quite. I sat in a meeting and listened to them try and say that the blog represents how people in our area feel.  [Editor’s Note:  We don’t doubt you were sitting there but if you didn’t have your head stuck so far up your butt you would have actually heard what actually was going on!]. They went so far as to ask Coxsakie Savings Bank and the Bank of Greene County to advertise in the blog. [Editor’s Note:  This is an absolutely false statement!]  They also showed the blog (it was printed out and put in a binder to pass around) to one of the founders of the Coxsackie Chamber of Commerce.  As if our area was not already getting enough bad press. [Editor’s Note: Thanks to people like you!] This has gone so far past vote yes or vote no. (but vote yes please!!…lol) I have spoken to a couple of business owners and they A. were not invited to participate in this organization and B. never even heard of it, yet here they are lumping everyone together and making us all look bad. [Editor’s Note:  You really don’t need any help from us to look bad! You’re doing just fine on your own!] something needs to be done. Any suggestions?” Saturday at 12:13pm

Marlene McTigue likes this.

Sarah Berchtold Engel [Editor’s Note:  This is sitting BoE member H. Engel’s wife, also a teacher at Averill Park.]  Print out the business listings and SHOW these reputable businesses whose list they are on! I would bet they have NO IDEA whose website they are being “promoted” on! We all want a healthy business climate, but THIS group is not going to do that. I would be mortified if my business was on their list! Saturday at 4:13pm mobile.

Marlene McTigue Can you send me the complete list? Does this association have a website? Saturday at 6:44pm

RJ DEsposito When i get home i will send it Saturday at 7:09pm via mobile

Donna Leput Hommel http://albanysouth.com/ Saturday at 7:14pm via mobile

Donna Leput Hommel Mar, please let Kenny &  Billy Jo know they are listed! Saturday at 7:15pm via mobile.

Marlene McTigue Oh dear, I will but I’ll let them have a peaceful Mother’s Day first because this will go over like a lead balloon as it will with so many of the businesses on the list I think. Yesterday at 3:24am

The Pieter B. Coeymans PTO FaceBook group (click the link but you’ll have to sign in on FaceBook) is a “closed group”, you need their approval to read or post anything; we now  know why: it’s a way to use social media for illict puposes like this anti-community activity by Esposito, Engel, Hommel, McTigue . But one thing is really obvious: someone in their “closed group” has exposed them! Probably he or she  feels like most of us do: Enough is enough! and they have to be stopped. Thank you, Anonymous!

Parents: Do you know what’s going on in the Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School PTO?

In keeping with our standard policy, we would like to offer those persons named in this report the opportunity to respond, perhaps to deny that this is going on. Let’s see if they step up to the plate.

Marelene McTigue writes for the Daily Mail group that includes the News Herald newspaper. It’s a disgrace to think that someone entrusted with reporting in the news media is such a pulp fiction journalist, and betrays the community by such an involvement. Shame on Marlene McTigue, Coeymanazi on the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO, slanderer, libeler, and conspirator. Shame on the Daily Mail and the News Herald for having such a perv on their staff. Shame on the RCS community for subscribing to and reading their deceits. Shame on the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO for having such evil trollettes in their organization.

Please keep the information coming in. Somehow, we’ll get rid of the evil in town and perhaps get a new start!

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation and assistance!
 

Know What It Feels Like to Be BLED to DEATH?

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We have just acquired a copy of the so-called Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between the Teachers Union a.k.a. the RCS Teachers Association and the RCS CSD and what we see in that document, submitted by the teachers union, is absolutely SCANDALOUS!

The Teachers Will Suck You Dry

If you vote YES! on the 2012-13 School Budget You’ll Know What it Feels Like to Be BLED TO DEATH!

Once you read this you will have to agree that the only way you can vote is NO! on the 2012-13 School Budget…and you’ll also have to agree that the teachers on the RCS Board of Education have to go!

You’ll Know Why When You Read This!

It’s all in the Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement offered by the teachers union and Matt Miller (remember him? the atheist teacher, also president of the RCS teachers union) and friends on April 17th, 2012. Before you misunderstand the document, it is a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) NOT a “contract,” and the terms of the agreement go into effect ONLY if the 2012-13 RCS School Budget is passed. So you must vote NO! to avoid being bled to death.

The teachers offer “a partial” = temporary “wage freeze” but subject to some pretty one-sided conditions (of course, the actual conditions were never made public for you to know!):

  1. According to the MOA, the Board must submit “a tax levy of 8.6%…or 6.8% based on efficiency measures that DO NOT NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE ASSOCIATION.” (#1 of the MOA). In other words, the teachers agree that you, the voters, can pay the 6.8%…everyone else can drop dead but the teachers association cannot be touched. Nice, right?
  2. The teachers’ 2010-2013 negotiated contract will be extended for two years, to 2015, with a 2.5% pay increase in each year of the extension. (#2 of the MOA).Wait a minute, this means the teachers get a raise when everyone else is cutting back! Now that’s a real sacrifice, voters!
  3. The teachers who initially do not receive the 2.5% per year pay increase will start to receive the 2.5% pay increase on February 1 [2013]  (#3 of the MOA).So, even those teachers who don’t initially get the pay increase get the pay increase on February 1st. Nice deal for the teachers! Pay me now, pay me later–win-win for the teachers! Do you like that, voters?
  4. On July 1, 2012, all members of the teachers union would still receive all increases in the 2010-13 contract. Another win-win for the teachers.
  5. There would be NO losses of full or part-time positions for teachers union members (#5 of the MOA). In other words, ALL teaching jobs would be safe, cuts would have to come from somewhere else but not from teachers! That’s really a sacrifice…ALL teachers’ jobs are safe, get raises, to hell with you, voter!
  6. Any savings from the Supplemental Agreement would be used only to offset tax levy but NOT to increase reserve funds or for any other purpose (#6 of the MOA). Only the teachers benefit, in other words.
  7. Number 7 of the MOA really gets us sick: “three sick days can be converted to personal days…above and beyond” (adding time off to the already generous time off without excuse)! Nice! Teachers get more paid  time off for themselves!

    What You’ll Be Screaming If the School Budget Passes

But the Teacher is Your Friend!

The key to stopping this ridiculous arrangement is to vote NO! on May 15th. If the budget is defeated these self-serving, shameless teachers’ demands will NOT go into effect! There is NO sacrifice of any kind in this Agreement, it’s a LOAN agreement and you, the voters, will have to pay for it plus interest!

 That’s the TRUTH behind your wonderful teachers! They are out for themselves and this proves it and you have to thank Matt Miller, David Dykeman, and Bridget Engelhardt of the RCS teachers association for cutting your throats, and the traitor teachers, teachers’ spouses and retired teachers (Engel, Whalen, O’Connor, Traver) on the Board of Education for pushing this monstrous deal through.

Loaded Dice:
Teachers Win=You Lose

If you vote NO! the teachers lose nothing and will continue according to the negotiated contract for 2010-2013.

We are including a scanned copy of the Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement for your reading “pleasure,” and so that you can see for yourself that everything we report on this issue is true and factual. Just click here to read the actual document: RCS CSD -Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement.

VOTE NO!
On May 15th

By the way, did you know that Howard ENGEL, a candidate for re-election to the RCS CSD Board of Education is a teacher married to a teacher, and is head of the teachers union at Averill Park? Did you know that candidate for election to the RCS CSD Board of Education Edward “Teddy” Reville is married to Engel’s sister? Sunilda Swan is also a former teacher. A. Whalen is a retired Teacher. Sitting board member James Latter’s wife is a math teacher at the RCS middle school. Particularly disturbing is the Board of Education meeting of November 1 at which residents call for the immediate resignation of sitting Board member Latter for breach of confidentiality and endangerment of a student, RCS Sports Association misuse of funds, questions regarding the RCS Sports Association’s non-profit status and 990 tax returns (non filed). O’Connor is a teacher. An you still don’t think the teachers are running the RCS BoE? In the name of fair play, get the teachers off the Board of Education!

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Topple the Teachers Tower on the Board of Education

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The Teachers  and False Prophets Are Building A Fortress to Push For Their Special Interests on the Board of Education. We Have Some Suggestions On How to Topple the Teachers’ Tower!

Teachers Association Building a Tower of BS

Step 1:

Stop being afraid! Stop fearing your neighbors! Fight back, damn it! That’s exactly where the perps and the pervs want you: afraid and quiet. They’re bullies and as soon as you come out and defy them, watch the bastids run for their rat holes! 

You’re Being Bullied! Stop the Coeymanazis!

 Step 2:

Urge your fellow residents to Vote NO! on the entire ballot on May 15th. Discuss the vote everywhere you go. Print out pages of this blog or the Vote NO! flyer we provide at  Why You Should Vote NO!

Step 3:

Get the Vote NO! signs up and watch for sign vandalism. There have been a large number of reports of sign vandalism in the district. When the Vote NO! signs are being destroyed you can bet it’s not the residents who oppose the budget! What more needs to be said? If it’s kids, where are the parents? If it’s adults, well, that’s why we need to be getting the cops involved…but then with people like Deluca, Darlington, and the perps in uniform on the Coeymans Gestapo force…Nah! Small chance. The best bet is to call Agent Holly at the Albany FBI (Telephone No. Phone: (518) 465-7551).

Confidential = Secret!

A reader is asking for help in getting text and graphics for Vote NO! signs; you need to get together to create the signs, to form groups to put them up, to form groups to distribute flyers. Let us know in a CONFIDENTIAL comment if you’ll be willing to host a sign-party, be an organizer, join a Vote NO! group. Send us the CONFIDENTIAL comment and we’ll make sure it get into the right Vote NO! captain’s hands (CONFIDENTIAL comments are secret!). You need to act NOW! Time is running out!

Step 4:

Start drafting write-in candidates. Find people who are not teachers or married to teachers, good role models, no criminal or anti-social skeletons in the closet, intelligent (intelligent doesn’t mean having an MA!), and truly interested in the community. Spread their names around as write-ins. Spend $10 to have some flyers printed and distribute them. Write yourself in, if necessary, to prevent the Teachers’ Choices from getting the numbers!

Step 5:

Put a Vote NO! sign on your lawn or in your window! Let everyone know your position on this issue of uncontrolled spending and giveaways.

Step 6:

Be unafraid! Be a role model for your neighbors! Stand alongside victims of intimidation! Be a fighter, damn it! Be the anti-bullying champion in your community! 

Topple the Tower!

 

A Sincere Invitation from the Editor

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This post is so important it has been changed to its own page. To view it please click A Sincere Invitation from the Editor or click the link at the top of the page.

Original readers’ comments are still attached to this page to avoid losing them.

Thank you!

The Editor

 

In All Fairness…

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The Residents of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and the New Baltimore Community and School District Deserve Much Better Than They’re Getting.  The Only Description of the Situation that Comes to Mind is:

The Scandal is Everywhere!

This Blog, with the Cooperation and Collaboration of Many Residents has Recently Exposed the Snow Job and the Finagling that’s Been Going On and the Deceitful, Misinformation That’s Been Published and Circulated in Recent Weeks in Public Statements Made by the Teachers Association and in Letters to the Editor Written by the Major Perps and Pervs and Published by Needful Pulp Fiction Backwoods Reporters.

We’ve exposed the scandal of immorality in the major fingerpointers in a campaign to drive a fine member of the Board of Education from his elected seat; the very ones pointing the fingers were booted off the Board ostensibly because of their immorality and poor performance. As Matt Miller about his FaceBook promotions and his statements before and after the elections. But sit down when you do it.

We’ve pointed out that those very fingerpointers were the ones who saddled the RCS school district with a swimming pool that is worth as much to this community as a refrigerator is to Eskimos; built of materials that can’t withstand the stresses of blasting in the quarries behind it and so poorly designed it cannot host competions. Ask Jerry Deluca about this! (While you have him cornered you might want to ask him about the Coeymanazis and their secret meetings conspiring to undermine the democratically elected RCS Board of Education!)

We’ve argued against the disproportionate influence of the teachers and teachers association on the RCS Board of Education and how they favor anything the teachers association asks for and obstruct anything that might not be in the teachers’ interests. We’ve argued that teachers, former teaches, and the spouses of teachers need to be booted off the board and now! There has to be a level playing field! The Board must be able to exercise independence and autonomy in making its decisions and that is impossible if special interests have voting power on the board! Ask Schools Superintendant Elizabeth Smith about this.

 We’ve pointed out the problems in school sports and the fact that the coaches and assistant coaches may be endangering the players. We’ve pointed out a well-known problem with the aquatics director and his abuse (verbal) of the students–we repeat: a well known fact but he’s still there.Helmet Brain. Traumatic Brain Injury.

We’ve pointed out the questionable practices and concealment well-known in the RCS Sports Association and its code violations and vindictiveness. We’ve pointed out the total lack of transparency in its financial business and other suspect practices. Ask Bill McFerran about this, the financial recordkeeping (if there is any), where the money goes, the tax status of the Association, etc.

We’ve pointed out a number of discrepancies and misleading points in the Superintendant of Schools budget presentation and the impractical notion that a 6.8% increase cannot be sustained by this commuinity and we urge the community to vote down that budget. The contingency budget will keep the RCS districat at the previous year’s levy and even further require $1.5 million in cuts! We provided a list of a number of schools across the state that are biting the bullet and facing the reality that the policy of spending more to get less just doesn’t work nor or ever. The RCS community together with its neighbors in Greene County, in New Baltimore have no other choice than to VOTE NO! on the 2012-13 Budget!

We’ve pointed out the imprudence at this time of expanding the Ravena Public Library; it’s idiotic to consider a move and spending of that magnitude in a time when we need to be pushing AUSTERITY measures. The library board has no answers for such questions as HOW MUCH? WHEN? HOW? And the answers they do have are far from convincing. This is not the time! The library director and the library board must come up with concrete answers to concrete questions. You must not be asked to buy the Brooklyn Bridge (again)!

We are not aware of any figures in terms of library utilization or demographics that could support such a plan. In addition, the library board wants to more than double its space in an age when most libraries are reducing space in response to the trend in digitization and online resources that are replacing print-based newspapers, journals, and books! 1000 books fit easily on a Kindle or Nook but take up hundreds of square feet in a library. In 5 years the trend will only have become more obvious but the library board, to get any money from the state of New York, has to sign a 10-year lease for the new library and that doesn’t include adaptation work costs! It’s idiotic! Vote NO! on that crazy project.

Worse than all of the above is the situation with the teachers and their teachers association. Not only to they bully the Board of Education but Matt Miller, president of the RCS Teachers Association is consistently misleading the voting and taxpaying public to believe that the teachers are dedicated and sacrificing; that they have the students’ interests at heart. We’ve said in the past that they should put their paychecks where their mouths are. What do they do? The offer a LOAN, a half-year “pay freeze,” in response. But here’s the clincher: after the 6 months they get RAISES! Pay increases! It’s a win-win for the teachers. Here’s another fact: the average teacher ( called “instructional staff”) in the RCS district makes more than twice as much ($63,000-70,000 annual salary) as the average non-teacher (non-instructional staff) who makes an average of about $30,000 a year, and the teacher gets several months off every year, gets additonal support for “professional development,” and they still complain that they don’t have enough. Well, we think the taxpayers in this district have had enough. Don’t you?

Student or Teacher? You tell me!

The New Testament (Matthew 7:16)  tells us that we will “Know them by their fruits.” This has come unexpectedly to light in a recent development where a number of RCS high school students left some really nasty comments on this blog. One student actually wrote that her “teachers were there and laughing at the idiocy” of this blog. Since when is honest reporting and presentation of facts to the community and to taxpayers “idiocy.” If you read those comments–we published them on this blog and you can read the comments–you will have to ask yourself “What in hell is going on at that high school.” “What are those teachers doing all day?” “What are they doing with our kids?” You’ll have to read the students’ comments–they’re published on this blog– to understand the seriousness of what’s going on in the schools in your district.

After one of the students went over the top in escalating his abusive conduct, we had to advise him that he would be banned from the blog, that his comments would not be considered, that they would be immediately trashed. In addition, we had to advice the Superintendent of Schools and the School Board of the student’s misconduct. We even had to notify law enforcement of some of the threats the student was making. But that’s what’s going on in the high school. (For more information, read our two posts on the incidents.)

Speaking of the New Testament and Scripture, have you read our post on the RCS teacher who does not repeat the “one nation under God” in the pledge of allegiance and, when asked by his students Why? tells them that he’s an atheist! Ask Matt Miller, president of the RCS teachers association, the teacher, about this one.

Let’s be clear on one thing: We do not find the fact that the students commented or that they feell they have a voice in what’s happening. Commitment and dedication are important. What we are pointing out as a serious defect is that those students were on the blog all day long, from 9 a.m. through to about 3 p.m. and then from about 5 p.m to about 9 p.m. And the language they used and the thoughts they expressed were, well, not quite what you would expect from teenagers talking to and about adults! The language was filthy, disrespectful, arrogant…and “the teachers were there laughing.”

That’s what you need to be looking at. Where is your money going and for what? They can’t spell, they can’t write a sentence, the state report card shows that the RCS district is failing and it’s not because you are stingy with your cash…let’s be real, there’s a far more insidious and serious problem and you might want to start looking at the company your kids are keeping all day long!

And don’t blame the non-teachers on the Board of Education; they’re fighting tooth and nail for you…they have no special interests except an interest in justice and fairness but they’re hobbled too much of the time by the special interests of the teachers who are on the board.

Teachers Association Bullies

Read our report on the Superintendant’s Budget Presentation and read our recommendations and notes on the candidates. One candidate Edward Reville is married to Howard Engel’s (a board member) sister; Engle is a teacher and his wife is a teacher! It’s literally incestuous if you allow Reville on the board or Alice Whalen or re-elect Engel. You might as well make the RCS CSD Board of Education a department of the NYS Teachers Union, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)!

You need to seriously look at the postings on this blog. Then you really need to ask some really serious questions about what we are saying and you have to ask the people in charge. But for starters, you need to think realistically and not in terms of an ideal world.

Vote NO! on the Budget. Vote NO! on the Library. Vote NO! on the buses for now. Find out who’s running for the Board of Education and who’s married to the teacher, who’s the former teacher, who’s the teacher and get them off the board! Find reputable intelligent moral persons in the community and get them to run as a write-in candidate. Send us their bios and we’ll support them. We have 400-700 readers every day and those readers will pass on what they think is good. Give it a shot; it can’t get any worse than it is now.

If you like what you’ve read on this blog send a link to a friend, a relative, your elected officials. Make your voice heard. You have power but you have to use it to better your life, your community, the future.

STOP THE SCANDAL!

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What Your Kids Were Doing in School at RCS Today…

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If You Are Wondering What Your Kids Are Doing When They’re At School–And You Really Should Wonder–, Here are some Examples.

Misfits Just Don’t Fit Neatly Anywhere.

 After Reading This You May Want to Think Again Why RCS is A Failing School and Whether Your Teachers and Their Supervisors Are Worth the Money!

You may also want to question whether your kids are  using those electronic gadgets you provide them with to best use, and whether your paying for telecommunications and computers so that they can write stuff like this:

This young man, whose real name is Timothy, started off with a pseudonym, “jack’s inflamed sense of rejection” and you might know him just by that assumed name if he’s your kid. “Jack-O” writes from e-mail kph@nycap.rr.com at 9:43 a.m.:

This is a vapid, short sighted, deceitful and overwhelmingly ignorant blog. Instead of real facts it is filled with morons who are appparently as anti-progress as they are anti-intelectual. I feel like the short sighted coward who runs this blog lacks any courage to present his “arguments” (I say this loosely because very little of what is posted here has enough truth behind it to even constitute as a real argument) in public to those he has singled out for dissent. Do the “smalbany” community and leave it. Remember that passing a 0% budget, rather than the well thought out 6.8%, would not only severely damage the school and town’s infrastructure but it will damage the lives of the children who attend it. Please keep this in mind next time you post you disgusting pedo-sadist.
“Sincerely, The Concerned Students Of RCS High School.”

Jack-O’s thought processing is a bit strange as is his language, but that’s what your paying for…this guy’s allegedly an RCS senior ready for the world!

Jack-O writes again from kph@nycap.rr.com at 11:10 a.m:

“Well seeing as you responded to not a single issue that I have placed before you and rather dodged the topic I see fit to dodge yours. You call me immature yet you reference my perceived ignorance with sphincter anatomy, how laughably asinine and poorly thought out. Now I know that on top of a blinding sense of self superiority you are also a childish megalomaniac who seems to succeed only in dodging real challenges when placed before you. Now to adress our anonyminity; and your own seeing as you are equally hyopcritical and cowardly. We are a group of students, mostly highschool seniors (amazing how someone pressumably half your age seems to work with twice the level of intelligence and decorum?) If you wish for names we are more than willing to oblige, knowing that you will remain hidden while shackled by your fear. As students and educated citizens (quite unlike yourself) we see it only fit that you either write a “fair, truthful and complete” blog as stated above, or remove your ill-conceived filth that you parade as “fact” from the internet. In the mean time please resume with your unbacked lunacy and borderline slander of otherwise upstanding rcs faculty.
Sincerely, Timothy, Cassie, Karin, Tyler, Sierra, Brandon and numerous other students”
“PS: I’m hoping your next argument might actually provide. Debatable counter points rather than the shallow and quite lack luster presentation you provided us in your previous attempt at a rebutal”

Well, our little backwoods Conan the Barbarian certainly can get riled, can’t he? Wonder how much class time he’s getting in today?

“Jack-O” the inflamed and rejected one writes AGAIN from kph@nycap.rr.com  at  11:50 a.m. (busy little beaver tail isn’t he?):

“Well after some recent enlightenment and research it is now apparent who we are truly dealing with. Failed justice and confirmed fraud [Redacted. The puerile little clown thinks he knows whom he’s addressing.]. Dishonored by the military and rejected in many aspects of life, it seems one might grow bitter over time. Lying about educational qualifications when applying for an appointed position seems about as intelligent as any argument you’ve presented today. At first there was anger at your short sighted attacks, now I find only pity for you. I wish you well in your future endeavors because good fotune is something you’re clearly lacking, [redacted].
“PS: commenting on grammar and spelling is usually the first sign of someone losing an argument, please keep this in mind when trying to construct arugments in the future. For someone who claimed to have such solid educational credentials you seem to be lacking in the most basic, maybe lying about your degrees wasn’t the smartest road you could’ve taken in life.
With pity, RCS High School”

After a diatribe like that you really have to wonder what his application essays look like…failing schools and substandard teachers…”rejected and inflamed” kids lashing out. Yup! Yer paying for the whole Magilla mom and dad. Ain’t you proud?

And again “inflamed and rejected” Tim a.k.a. Jack-O writes from his kph@nycap.rr.com at 11:52 a.m.:

“” Also guessing you missed the Fight Club reference. Maybe you and your adopted brother can rent it this weekend”

And again, our little inflamed reject Tim writes from kph@nycap.rr.com  at 3:08 p.m.:

“You refuse to publish anything I might post, [redacted]. How does it feel to be confronted with your lifes failures, turn blindly away and then miscontrude what you heard only to fit your ill percieved goals? A complete failure as a linguist, stripped of military awards and rejected as an appointed official due to aggregious fraud, this is what highlights your life. You hold a very self righteous demeanor (fitting for such a pompous theologian as yourself) but it all crumbles when somebody finds who you truly are, or worse; when someone begins to beat you. Also, I wish that you refrain from presenting me and my classmates as adults under our pseudonyms. Is the thought of losing intellectually to a high school senior too much for your poor battered ego to take? I’d like to think so. Expect more in the future, [redacted].

Our little “inflamed” and “rejected” Jack-O is a real candidate for counseling. There’s a lot of anger and frustration there. What happened to your little boy? Too much exposure to RCS high school environments. Is this person really going to be turned loose on the real world in June?

Then, for a little change, karin.rachael@yahoo.com chimes in at 12:28:

As I am reading the argument in the previous comment, I’m wondering why tearing down an innocent high school senior is “proving your point” at all. Yes, we are in high school and I will send you my transcript if you don’t believe me. You call him “incoherent” and “prepubescent” yet he is bringing up more of a valid argument than any other post on this page. His comment that started this mess had valid points as to the budget itself, our school, and truth backs every one of his arguments. Yet who ever is calling him out on his “anonymity” (which, ironically, we don’t know who that is yet) his/ her only point is to bash someone for pointing out the truth.
To put in my own two cents here, Why is this blog even up? I have seen nothing on here of truth until Tim [Aha! So Jack-O is actually Tim! thank you Karen Rachael!] started commenting, and everything else has been stretched out or straight up lies. For wanting to keep “an open forum for discussion” you don’t exactly want to hear the other side of the argument.
And yes, we are a product of our teachers, but the last thing I will do is take that as an insult. We have had a wonderful education which is proved by the high end vocabulary used that you so clearly need a dictionary for, seeing as you are misinterpreting EVERY word we say. [Well, isn’t this little minx feisty! “High-end vocabulary” without grammar…well, OK.]
“The reason our school district is turning to gumbo is because of ignorant websites like this one. You take the time and energy out of your day to post trash about whatever you can get your hands on, yet someone challenges you with the honest truth and the only thing you can do is insult them. How about we keep an open mind an actually read what he was saying in the first comment that you so rudely chose to ignore:
“Remember that passing a 0% budget, rather than the well thought out 6.8%, would not only severely damage the school and town’s infrastructure but it will damage the lives of the children who attend it.” Bringing up an honest, researched point is no excuse to insult someone.
“I am embarrassed to be living in this district after reading this and I hope some of what we are saying gets through to you. Just because we’re in high school doesn’t mean you can overlook us. We’re the future of this town. Thanks”

Well, young lady, it’s pretty hard to overlook you when you spend all day long bombarding us with comments using such “high end vocabulary”…and K. I believe high-end is hyphenated…but I’ll have to use a dictionary to be sure; you do the same, why don’t you?

And now Seamooney987@gmail.com vents at 12:34 p.m. [We haven’t edited anything for grammar or structure]:

“You are a decietful person who is not with whatthe people want.you are going to be the dick who makes the rcs school an awful boring school for the next to come so, you can have just some extra cash in your pockets.well I hope you happy. Wait, I have an idea, grow a pair and vote yes for the younger generation s”

Now that was eloquent and a real example of what RCS is pumping out…

Seamooney987@gmail.com at 1:11 p.m.

“Now you just follow some guy behind a screen and do something good for the community. Why not fight for the rest of the kids in the RCS schools.thats what you should do not rejected the people fighting for the schooland its kids.so vote yes from the while rcs student body. Ps. This website is for the nonbeilevers!!!!”

karin.rachael@yahoo.com at 1;33 p.m.

“I’m going to respond as calmly as possible because frankly your ignorance is driving me insane. I am not a minor, I am an 18 year old senior at RCS high school, believe me or not. While I was typing this, I was lunch, where I’m allowed to use my cellphone, and the other students commenting were right there with me so, yes, I AM convinced that it is a “high school senior”, thank you. My teachers were there as well, laughing at your idiocy.
“And who is the “WE” when you write that we are “misrepresenting every work WE say?” That would be an interesting question to have answered” and you will have it answered! Tim, Cassie, Brandon, Sierra and I, as Tim mentioned in his other comment, you probably didnt even read.
But again, you are straying away from the points I made, just to insult me. Believe me, sir, we (the students of RCS, incase that is in question again) are the ones shuddering. Because people like you, ignorant and disrespectful, are the ones making the decisions for our school. I’d prefer it if the students voted, we have half a mind as to what goes on around us, unlike yourself. But don’t worry, we’re too “irresponsible and incompetent”
Have a great day.”

K. is apparently losing it, letting histrionics take control of her. So, her teachers were there with her “laughing” I really would like to know what else they were doing…the mind boggles, doesn’t it.

Finally, the editor Fides Qua Creditur replies to the “Concerned Students” at 1:39 p.m.:

“Any further communications from you or your mentors that are of similar tenor or content will be sent immediately to trash. You are some of the worst examples of bad-mannered, poorly tutored, disrespectful, children presuming to be adults that I have ever had the amusement to have encountered. You have made no points, no credible suggestions, and make the impression only that you are being goaded by some toad into writing these comments.
 “Again, please refrain from your puerile diatribes until such time that you can dispense with the ill-informed tabloidism and the infantile bleating; otherwise we shall have no other alternative than to trash your comments without further consideration.
“Thank you in advance for your understanding.”

Enough is enough already. These unsupervised children have spent an entire morning pumping out diatribes, being disrespectful, insulting and even admitting that their teachers were there with them allowing themselves to be amused by their little pets. Scandalous, indeed!

A 2:09 p.m. karin.rachael@yahoo.com checks in with yet another installment of drivel:

“Sir, that was my exact point right there. The fact that you wont even LISTEN to us, our side of the story, shows how single minded you are. [Editor’s Note: They never presented their “side of the story” in any of their comments. All they did was FLAME!] Throw this comment to trash, go ahead. Because I will make a print out, I know it was sent. [So big deal!] But I know that I’m not bad mannered or poorly tutored, and as for disrespectful, who is the man bashing a teenager, and who is the one making valid points? [What the devil is a teenager doing writing crap like you children have been writing?!? Who’s doing the bashing?] You should have to trash your own comments because I have never said one bad thing on this page, yet somehow saying “you seem to have your head stuck up beyond at least two anal sphincters” is alright to say here. Pathetic, thats what you are. I’m guessing you run this page as well. Nicely done, youre showing the entire community how vastly incoherent you are. Please, feel free to respond to this with more ignorant comments. I’m through here for the sole reason that I fear that your idiocy is contageous. Have a fantastic life.

And then our little furry friend, Tim, pipes in from kph@nycap.rr.com at 2:58 p.m.:

“Thank you for your well though out (sarcasm) and very truthful (extended sarcasm) post. It appears you didn’t answer my 3rd post due to the nature of it calling you out as a failure and fraud. I hope the FBI enjoys your raving lunacy and overwhelming incompetance as much as I and many fellow students do!

Why thank you very much for your acknowledgment, Timmy. Likewise, I’m sure. So that’s the sum total of your upbringing and education, is it?

But Tim is back again [!] from kph@nycap.rr.com at 3:08  [Did he get lonely?] this time with a new pseudonym, “[redacted] encompassing sense of failure” formerly “jack’s inflamed sense of rejection”at 3:24 p.m.:

“Oh and one last addendum: for one who does nothing but debase others over the internet, why must you be so sore when the same happens to you, [redacted]? Also, I look forward to whatever frivilous legal action you might seek to impose (knowing how well that went over with your neighbors I’d say it might not be the best course of action for you to take!)”

This kid’s a real loose cannon! He really gets off on himself, doesn’t he? He’s been at it most of the day!

Then Seamooney987@gmail.com takes his cue at 5:04 p.m.:

“Well you and your blog followers are some of the most one sided absent minded peopleI have herd.the school is one of the poorestscolds put there but with the budget voting yes we can pull through this.but with the rude inconsiderate people in this town.if you think that you are an assault that is responsible(which your not) then vote yes.don’t do it for your 14 followers but for the student body. Have the best days in your life.”

Poor seamooney’s RCS education is really showing in that message. If you are his parents, you really should get him some therapy. I’m really sorry but I couldn’t make out what he was trying to say. If you can, I’d be interested in knowing.

It got really worse when Tim (Remember “inflamed rejected” Tim?) sent a threat note at around 9:30 p.m. “Please keep this in mind as you continue posting, nice house by the way. Maybe I’ll stop in for a face to face conversation? (Shouldn’t be hard seeing as you spend the majority of your time there) I’d hope you’d be up for a little debate seeing as you’re so articulate when voicing opinions over the internet.”  Would it be reasonable to say that this kid has some major problems? The note was reported and copied to the school authorities and to law enforcement.

So there you have it. What your RCS seniors are doing all day long today while their teachers are with them “laughing” at the idiocy. Really makes you proud, doesn’t it.

It was at about midday that we decided to put op a notice to the effect that the blog is only for persons over 17 years of age. But even that didn’t help–not that these teenagers would respect the notice. They apparently have not received the education or the upbringing that includes respect.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention one articulate and very impressive student comment–although it bore the signs of orchestration by others–that came from a writer identifying himself as “Kieth” and as an “18 year old individual with the legal rights and responsibilities that go with it.” His comment disagreed with our position but was civil and asked for more information. His comment was so impressive we responded privately and at length. Bravo, Kieth! (Now the poor kid will probably get death threats from students and teachers alike!)

Really, if you’re the parent of any of these kids, you ought to be ashamed and very, very concerned! And if you’re the parent of one of these kids, you’d better get your butt down to that school and find out who those teachers were, and why your [b]rats have so much time on their hands!

These incidents are so embarassing and criminal that we are not asking you to forward the link to friends, relatives, or elected officials. It’s dirty laundry that needs to be handled inhouse…and by law enforcement.

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Secret Meetings on Budget at Public School?

Can someone clarify for us why known cronies and culprits Miller, Deluca and Bartlett, and candidate Edward Reville are holding secret meetings at a public school to discuss the RCS CSD budget?

Is Jerry Deluca Chief of a Secret Society?

Known delinquents are using their FaceBook accounts to call “secret meetings” using public premises to discuss their conspiracies relating to the RCS CSD school budget. Isn’t private use of public premises illegal in this state?

The Coeymanazis’ Meeting

Isn’t the RCS CSD budget a matter of public concern and not just for a special group’s friends list on FaceBook? Just why was the meeting called any why specifically by the arch-villains of the RCS school district, the sour-grapers who lost the last elections and have since been slandering and libeling anyone who has a good faith interest in the district?

Deluca, Bartlett, Miller; Reville’s on his way.

We’ve already exposed Jerry Deluca, so-called investigator on the Town of Coeymans Police Department and his immoral affair with Cathy Long now Deluca and their having been booted off of the RCS Board of Education; we’ve already reported on Matt Miller’s questionable activities as a member of the RCS teachers association, his double-dipping at RCS,  his full-time teacher’s salary and taxpayers paying for his union activities, and his questionable conduct with students relating to the Pledge of Alegiance and other matters; we’ve already expressed our doubts and questions about Board of Education candidate Edward “Teddy” Reville, who  doesn’t have the smarts to keep clear of these shady characters in this soapbox opera playing out in Ravena-Coeymans but now it’s gone a bit further–secret society meetings on public property.

Well, to have a meeting on public property, the Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School, to discuss the Board of Education and the district school budget is one thing but to have it by “invitation only” is quite another. And who approved the use of the school property for the meeting?

We also call into question the prudence of the Superintendant of Schools, Elizabeth Smith, and the principal of Pieter B., Hakim Jones, and ask: Did you know about this? Did you approve of this? Didn’t you ask the purpose of the meeting? That’s very naughty Betsy; you, too, Hakim!

We were actually wondering under which rock the snakes were hiding because they have been so quiet lately and now we know; they’ve been hatching more of their infernal brood and, like all treachery, it had to be kept under wraps. It’s the apparent complicency of the Superintendant and the school prinicpal that really irks the public mind!

Deluca moonlights as head of the Coeymanazi Gestapo!

One of our sources has even reported to us that Jerry Deluca was keeping an eye on who was comiing and going and actually followed one board member out of the building–was that intimidation by the Coeymanazis, we wonder? Secret police work, Mr Deluca?

Won’t these oversized juvenile delinquents ever grow up? And it’s these characters who have everything to say about everyone else and want to be leaders? Give us a break!Well, Deluca, Bartlett, Reville, Miller, Smith, Jones you’ve been caught with your paws in the cookie jar AGAIN! You can’t run and you can’t hide…we just have to follow the scent…and there you all are!

The Stench is Awful!

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A reader has informed us that a NYS Education Department official attended the BoE meetings incognito. That same reader has informed us that the FBI has taken an interest in the goings on and that they’d like to hear from you with information to their Public Corruption Squad at FBI  518 465 7551.

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Superintendent’s Budget Presentation

We’d like to provide some highlights from the 2012-13 RCS Central School District budget presentation that was done at the May 1, 2012 RCS Board of Education meeting by Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Smith.

(Editor’s Note: The entire BoE meeting can be viewed in streaming video with annoying pop-up avertisements at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22276965.)

More on an Impossible School Budget

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and suffer for it. Proverbs 27:12

According to the superintendent’s presentation, 72% of the budget is represented by salaries and benefits! Another 8% is for debt payments.

72% Is Salaries and Benefits!

In the current budget, compared to the previous year’s budget, there is a so-called gap of $2,274,272 (two million two hundred seventy four thousand two hundred seventy two dollars) that has to be closed. The way the superintendent proposes closing that gap is by “a combination of budget cuts and levies (tax increases).”

The so-called “gap.”

$2,050,552 in Lost Revenues You Have to Make Up For!

The superintendent mentions also that the district has lost $2,050,552 (two million fity thousand five hundred fifty two dollars) in revenues. 

The teachers have agreed to a 1/2-year pay freeze (total savings theoretically because it’s what they would have received not what they’re giving up! So it’s not a real savings but just a hold on more spending!) is something like $130,000. But it should be noted that the teachers recover this and more after the six months! It’s actually a loan on money they might have received but you are paying it out for real. Go figure!

Here’s the clincher: The budget last year contained some fudge figures to cover “if needed things” (see the slide below), actually fake allocations because they didn’t really exist. Here’s the joke: part of the cuts in personnel would be the jobs of low-income earners (non-instructional staff) whle the teachers (instructional staff) can look forward to pay increases. Is there something wrong with this picture?

There will be a 6.8% increase in the levy for this year. The pie-in-the-sky is that the Cogen Pilot Project will theoretically contribute to revenues next budget year. Do you want to bet your house on that one? If so, I have an extra bridge to sell you. But the superintendent tells us that the future tax levy will be about 2%. OK…and where are those flying pigs roosting in Coeymans today?

The Contingency Budget

If the 2012-13 budget is defeated with its 6.8% increase on May 15th, state law requires that the district revert to a contingency budget that does not allow a levy increase to a rate higher than the previous year (in other words, the levy will be the same as last year). But the RCS CSD will have to trim $1.5 million from the budget. According to the superintendent this would mean “less staff, fewer programs, larger class sizes.”

What will the $1.5 million look like? Well it would eliminate about 16 teachers at $63,000 each or 4 teachers from each school (= a couple more kids in each class. Currently there are an average of 19 children per class; more in some classes (up to 22), fewer in others). Or 30 non-instructional staff (average of $30K per year salary). This might mean that teachers may have to do some work! But think of it this way: one teacher earns more than twice what a non-intructional” employee (secretary, janitor, etc) earns and works only half the year! Now is that right?

Possible Areas for Cuts

It would mean also eliminating the late bus run to cart the kids in the 10th period help period home. Come on! Is a 10th period really necessary? Where are you parents anyway? Can’t parents do some parenting and help their own kids out? How about a parents consortium to meet in the library on a weekend to help out kids in need? Why do they need a 10th period to learn what they should have learned in the first 9 periods????

The full-day kindergarten a.k.a. taxpayer subsidized daycare to free up parents…for what? If full-day kindergarten were to go to half-day, it would eliminate 4 teachers and save more than $275,000! It might also keep some parents home to do some parenting and spend some time with their kids!

More Questions Raised Than Answered!

There are five candidates running for four seats on the RCS CSD Board of Education. Here are some highlights from their public statements:

Alice Whalen: Retired Teacher. Champion of the Teachers and the Teachers Association. Whalen claims to have “institutional knowledge and expertise.” But she also has allegiances to her friends and colleagues, the teachers special interest group. Why not do it this way: Get her off the BoE and call her in as an unpaid consultant when the board needs her “institutional knowledge and expertise.” Get a non-teacher parent or business person to fill her seat.

 Sunilda Swann: A local parent with children in the system. What bothered me with this one was that she opted not to tell the community about her qualifications but went on and on about her “philosophy.” Doesn’t tell us much except…well, it doesn’t tell us much. Swann raised more questions than she managed to answer. Maybe next time? Too vanilla for our tastes.

 Judy Sylvester: Yes!~Sylvester is active in many community activities and has grown up children who are the product of the RCS CSD system. Sylvester knows quite a bit about what’s going on where and she may is committed and dedicated to many other areas and can do the BoE a great deal of good. She is unflappable, honest and dedicated. She is knowledgeable and well informed. She’s a definite YES! in our opinion. Seems like Judy’s the only real sincere one in the entire group running!

Married to H. Engel’s Sister!

Edward Reville: Seems like a nice guy but there’ve been some disturbing reports of his associations. While he may bring some business or management expertise to the team, his associations with some Coeymans troublemakers might not be such a good thing. Is his wife a teacher, we wonder? We’ll have to learn more about him. But he does have some suspicious connections with Jerry Deluca and the Bartlett pair and attends their “secret society” meetings. Sounds like a rat to us! He’s connected directly with candidate teacher Howard Engel! How incestuous can it get?

Howard Engel: A teacher married to a teacher! Does it get worse. The positive angle is that he justifies being on the RCS board because he has three kids in the system and he doesn’t teach in this district. I don’t know if I buy that bridge but Hey! He’s a teacher, coach, substitute bus driver, parent, husband, etc. Perhaps he should spend more time on his lesson plans and do more teaching! Now there’s an idea. Besides, he’s related by marriage to another candidate, Edward “Teddy” Reville; that would make the BoE nicely incestuous, wouldn’t it?

With that mix of candidates, we might as well make the Board of Education a department of the RCS teachers association or a unit of the teachers union!!!!

Overall, the Budget Review was not very upbeat. There’s a lot of doom and gloom and a lot of unfairness, particularly when you look at the teachers compared to the guy on the street. Parents and community must carry some load and we have to dump some ballast or the whole ship is going to sink with us on it!

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We apologize for some of the screenshots. They may be more clear if you view the video (see link above).