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Ravena Sports Association, Transparency? Nah!

We Realize That Local Residents Have Very Short Memories and 20-20 Hindsight… BUT….

Do Any of These Words Apply to the RCS Sports Association?

Do Any of These Words Apply to the
RCS Sports Association?

Does Anyone Remember the Problems This Community Experienced with the “Old” RCS Sports Association, Its Non-Existent Financial and Tax Records?  Its Total Refusal to Come Clean on Its Finances? (How about you, Mr James Latter, YOU Really Should Remember!) Maybe the Fact that It Disappeared Overnight and an “New” Poison Mushroom Sprouted up In The Night, the “New” RCS Sports Association Didn’t Raise any Eyebrows or Suspicion? That’s Bizarre.

Several weeks ago we published an article critical of the way the RCS Sports Association was going about running their “raffle.” In that article, “Cart before the Horse: RCS Sports Association Operating a Shell Game [Again]?” (click on this LINK   to read the article), we pointed out a number of scam – like features of the RCS Sports Association’s so – called opportunities to win.

Now we all have to understand that the RCS Sports Association is running the raffle to raise money for the construction of a new concession stand to be built on RCS school property. That’s the central theme why people are coughing up the $20 “donation” for each raffle ticket. So, because the RCS Sports Association is claiming that it is accepting “donations” and claims not to be selling “something,” the concession stand will be donated to the school district and then becomes the property of the school district. In other words, the concession stand, as a donation, is not the property of the RCS Sports Association and the RCS CentralSchool District will have sole discretion as to who uses it, for what, and when. In other words, the refreshment stand will be public property. That’s the good part but it’s not the whole story.

Questions and AnswersIn addition, because the RCS Sports Association is selling raffle tickets for a “donation” of $20 per ticket, and there is no disclaimer releasing the RCS Sports Association from claims resulting from their failure to raise enough money to keep the promise of building the concession stand, even though the architectural plans have been approved by an unidentified approver (the RCS Sports Association does not say who “approved” the plans). And what if they don’t raise enough money to fund the construction project with all of the other obligations like insurance, bonds, etc.? And let’s not forget the completion bond that the RCS Sports Association will have to come up with as a guarantee that the project will be completed, even if the RCS Sports Association can’t complete it themselves.

Did anyone think to ask or does anyone know What the proposed total cost of the project is going to be? all things considered?

All of that has to be answered satisfactorily but for now, let’s get back to the ongoing transparency problem

During the month of May the RCS Sports Association was publishing news about the raffle, handing out packets of raffle tickets, and selling tickets for a “donation,’ generally preparing for the launch of the drawing in June.

We’re now two weeks into the drawing and we haven’t seen any lists of winners or winning numbers published anywhere! (Correction: The RCS Sports Association does list winners and ticked numbers on the RCS Sports Association Facebook page but you’ll have to scroll through tons of other Facebook-type junk to find them.) Wouldn’t it be appropriate to use the official newspaper for this community, the Ravena News Herald to publish an announcement of weekly winning numbers, at least, if not the names of the winners? Maybe elsewhere but not here and certainly not with the RCS Sports Association.

Don't You Want to Know, Too?

Don’t You Want to Know, Too?

We’d Like to Know…And So We’re Asking:

  • What’s this concession stand supposed to look like? Doesn’t the RCS Sports Association have an architect’s conceptual drawing or model?
  • How many tickets were sold?
    How much money was collected from sales?
  • How many winners have there been so far?
  • How many numbers have been drawn that are for unsold tickets (and revert back to the RCS Sports Association?)
  • How much money was paid out to winners so far?
  • Where are the drawings being done?
  • Who is doing the drawing?
  • Are the drawings public or open to the public?
  • Who is the independent, non – partisan supervisor of the drawing (if they are using lottery standards, it’s usually a member of a CPA firm) to make sure there’s no funny stuff going on?
  • Who is managing the money?
  • Where is the money being deposited?
  • What excuses are being made up as we write why all of this public information is not or cannot be disclosed?
  • Who is in charge of making up the excuses?
  • Will the minutes of the board of directors meeting discussing and approving the raffle be published?scam alert

The RCS Sports Association is claims to be a non – profit or a not – for – profit organization, but none of that information appears on the RCS Sports Association web site. Neither does a statement disclosing its tax status or tax identification number or non – profit / not – for – profit registration number. Nothing. (Check it out yourself. Go to their web site at RCS Sports Association, http://www.rcssa.net/index.html )

Haven’t we seen this sort of behavior before? And didn’t the “old” RCS Sports Association suddenly disappear and a “new” RCS Sports Association all of a sudden popped up with a new board of directors, especially after the questions were raised and the heat got turned up demanding tax documents and disclosure. Transparency?

We see a repeat performance here. Maybe the visible faces have changed but the behind – the – scenes faces may still be the same. Remember the recent scandals and criminal investigations linking organized crime to sports associations and high – school sports?

We’ll send a request for investigation to the New York Secretary of State and the Office of the Attorney General. Maybe we can get some instant transparency.

In the meantime, all you sports fans, keep coughing up your money to the RCS Sports Association and watch it disappear! Now you can buy a brick with your name on it…and later hit yourself in the head with it for being so stupid!

You can also contact the officers of the RCS Sports Association and ask them these questions yourselves. Here is the list of officers. Or you can contact Jerry Perrine, who is not listed, but we’re told he’s behind the dog – and – pony – act calling itself the RCS Sports Association.

  • President: Doug Keyer
  • Vice President: Steve Vasto
  • Treasurer: Claudette Taylor
  • Secretary: Jena Misuraca

RCSSportsAssociation@hotmail.com

If anyone has any information regarding the questions listed above or any true facts relating to this article, please leave a comment!

The Editor

The 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.”

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 coöperation and assistance!

 

James Latter: Why He’s A Bad Choice


It’s very important that you get the word out to all of your friends, family and neighbors before Mary 21, 2013. Do your part get out the vote and to clean up the RCS district and to put good, competent, and experienced women and men on the RCS board of Education!


James Latter Should Have Been Removed from the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Board of Education More than a Year Ago when A Parent Reported that He Had Violated the FERPA Law. Superintendent Elizabeth R. Smith Refused to Launch and Investigation. Then “Retired.

James Latter

James Latter
A Very Poor Choice

Violation of Confidentiality, Violation of the FERPA Law, Unsavory Connections with the RCS Sports Association and their Tax Questions, Admission of Guilt, Works for the Saudi Arabian Sabic Corporation, No Time to Read BoE Memos. But the Candidate for a Board of Education Seat running with Shyster Pat Brown and a Noob Jason Hyslop. NO WAY!

Read the entire News Herald article on Latter’s Breach of Confidentiality and his shady connections with the RCS Sports Association (News Herald, November 10, 2011, “Parent Charges Latter with Protocol Breach,” by Hilary Hawke. Click on this link: News Herald Latter Complaint Nov. 2011)

We’ve reported on James Latter’s escapades and questionable connections many times in the past. We’ve recommended that he resign from the RCS board of education because of his irresponsible and embarrassing, even illegal conduct. Parents and residents have called for his resignation, and for an investigation of this man. Now he’s campaigning for your votes to put him back on the board of education where he can continue to do his damage. Is the man insane?

We have received documents that will shed new light on this old problem and, now, before the elections, we need to get it out there so that residents know the truth about this character who should be on trial, not on a board of education!

If you recall, this is one of the members of the teachers clique on the RCS board of education. The one’s who vote as one block against anything the resident-business people propose. He’s part of the group that forced last years 6.8% tax levy down residents’ throats and got the entire school district investigated. He’s part of the group that tried to kill this year’s 2% levy and push through a more than 3.58% levy. He’s also the one being supported by the Coeymanazi group, Friends of RCS (a bigger lie has never been told unless Jerry Deluca fathered it), and is receiving the endorsement of guess who, the local RCS Teachers Association Political Action Committee (or that’s what Matt Miller would like us to believe).

We have very good information that maybe the Coeymanazis are supporting this mindless character, and maybe the secret Friends of RCS are supporting this boob, and maybe Matt Miller is, too. But one thing is very certain, not many of the ethical, professional teachers in this district are willing to support him, despite the propaganda Matt Miller puts out for his union.

Here’s what we learn from the documents we’ve received (the full text can be read or downloaded by just clicking this link  James Latter Misconduct-R)

Far from denying his misconduct or offering an explanation, Latter admits to the misconduct.

In those documents at least one RCS board of education member writes to then interim superintendent Elizabeth Smith, requesting that she initiate an investigation of James Latter’s breach of district policies, violation of FERPA law provisions on confidentiality, his texting his sister during executive session and displaying her comments to other BoE members, and the possibility of legal action against the District as the direct result of Latter’s misconduct. Far from denying his misconduct or offering an explanation, Latter admits to the misconduct.

The correspondence to superintendent Smith also notes Latter’s relationship with the RCS Sports Association and the obvious “conflict of interest” that the board felt was “affecting his duty as a BoE member.”

The documents include a parent’s complaint that a Latter violated district policy and federal law when Latter forwarded a confidential e-mal from the parent and he distributed the e-mail to Bob Doren, Ron Reese, Ron Vanderzee, and others, including the JV and Varsity football coaches.

Mr James Latter is a hypocrite who works by double standards.

The parent complains that “Mr Latter broke the very same protocol he has consistently preached that others need to follow, and he has quickly called for investigations of others he has accused of doing the same.” Mr Latter is a hypocrite who works by double standards. “Mr Latter maybe you should start to practice what you preach,” writes the parent.

Mr Latter has no respect for students, parents, policies, the law, and is not above placing students and parents at risk.

The parent also reports on an incident where Latter told a special ed student “to stop acting like a f***king retard.” The parent offered her child as a witness to the incident. And the parent demands an investigation into the incident and demands that Latter resign. It is obvious that Mr Latter has no respect for students, parents, policies, the law, and is not above placing students and parents at risk.

Another resident, JA, who voices his concern about the violation of confidentiality by a sitting board member, namely Mr James Latter (page 2).

But JA goes even further when he points out Mr Latter’s conflicts of interest:

“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 ad and other things against certain board members or even supporting other members is contrary to public policy in terms of not-far-profit status. The fact that you’re directly associated, I understand, relatives are involved in that association [the RCS Sports Association. Latter’s stepfather, Mr Jeff Stambaugh was president of the RCS Sportsman Association at the time.]”

 JA continues:

“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.”

 Of course, superintendent Smith as usual screwed up the facts and did nothing. Seemed that she was frequently a candidate for Alzheimer’s research whenever it came to dealing with the teacher’s clique or some Coeymanazi group.  Smith’s response to an inquiry by the parent: “I have not opened an investigation.” In fact, Smith even avoided communicating with the parent on the issue of calling the student an insulting name. Smith also failed to grasp the seriousness of the breach of confidentiality despite communications from board members, parents, residents. Duh!

In an email Latter admits his betrayal of confidentiality, admits that he should have let Ms Smith handle the matter through formal channels.

Latter’s initial misconduct was blown up tenfold!

Finally, the parent has to delete her e-mail account because she was getting responses from the individuals to whom Latter forwarded the confidential communication. In emails from coach Vanderzee, Bob Dorance, Ron Racey all of which have a demeaning, defensive tone. Bob Dorrance even assumes an insulting tone by writing, “If you are truly just a concerned parent…” What the devil is that supposed to mean? “truly just a concerned parent?” What else would the parent be, Mr Dorrance, you dolt!?! No wonder the parent felt the need to delete an e-mail account to avoid reading their defensive assaults. Of course, their facts were all messed up and they didn’t bother to communicate with each other. So Latter’s initial misconduct was blown up tenfold by the very people to whom he forwarded the confidential communication and who had no need to know of it!

Any person who places a football win before the welfare and safety of a student or before the duty of confidentiality under the policies of the school district as provided in the FERPA legislation should not be on the board in the first place. Any person who is as arrogant as Mr Latter has been in the past to ignore the demands of concerned parents and residents does not belong on the board.

Latter's Campaign Statements are a Smoke Screen

Latter’s Campaign Statements are a Smoke Screen

Mr James Latter’s campaign statements are a smoke screen disguising the real James Latter. The real James Latter is the James Latter exposed in these documents and on the videos of the BoE meetings.  

 The Real James Latter should not be re-elected to the RCS CSD Board of Education.

fact

Vote NO! to Latter-Hyslop-Brown
Vote YES! to the
RCS Champions Team
John Vadney
Judy Sylvester
Laszlo Polyak

The Real Independent Professionals

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

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 coöperation and assistance!

 
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Where’s the Beef, Biatch?!? And Where’s the Money, too?

Like This Is Business 101:
Document, Document, Document!
But Cathy Deluca and the Bottle Blitz Biatches
Seem to Have Attended the Same RCS Business Curriculum as the
RCS Sports Association.
In that Curriculum, They Just Don’t Keep Records and When Any Records Are Demanded, They Just Don’t Come Up With Them.

WHERE’S THE BEEF, BIATCH?
(And where’s the paperwork & money?)

UPDATE:  Selkirk, October 9, 2012. Since our having published this outcry, the Bottle Blitz group finally turned over a check allegegly representing the proceeds of the bottle and can collection since May 2012. It wasn’t much, considering the time and effort, but at least Public Opinion forced them to hand over the cash. Thank you! Readers!

We’d also like to know WHY??? …

  • the RCS school district is allowing the Bottle Blitz Biatches to use RCS school premises for collecting the bottles and cans;
  • the RCS school district is not charging or has not announced charging the Bottle Blitz Biatches for the use of the school facilities;
  • the RCS school district has not demanded that the Bottle Blitz Biatches produce any paperwork or statistics on the bottles and cans collected or even a receipt from the bottle and can processing facility where they say the bottles and cans are being processed;

Let’s Call A Spade A Spade!
What are they hiding?

But even more urgent is the question WHY? does the RCS school district allow the Bottle Blitz Biatches to continue to use the RCS school facilities and then has to chase after the Bottle Blitz Biatches to get them to turn over the proceeds?!?!?

And while all of this is going on, aren’t we paying an attorney to advise the RCS school district about these things? What is he doing? We think its obvious: NOTHING! We need to ask some serious questions about that, too!

And you know that their heads are way beyond rectal  when one Coeymanazi senile biatch is more worried about whether the graphics on this site are violating some obscure  copyright than what’s happening right under her porcine snout, and what’s happening to the children in this district. Silly sow!

RCS Needs To Manage Its Risk

Our Advice to the RCS school district and to the RCS board of education: Don’t accept another penny until you have all  the documentation in hand. When the cat hits the fan, you’ll all be accessories to the Coeymanazis’ crimes! (And for those among you who need to be spoon-fed everything: This also means that the Bottle Blitz Biatches are not allowed to use school facilities, without having submitted the paperwork in full!)

And back to the ongoing saga of the so-called RCS” Sports Association and the RCS cannibal coaches: We haven’t yet heard that the RCS Sports Association has complied with the RCS Central School District’s policy that they submit complete paperwork documenting their organization, their tax status, their tax filings, their non-profit status, etc. If this has happened–and it’s not very likely that it has–why hasn’t it been publicized so that the chapter can finally be closed on the issue?

But the RCS school district is still allowing the “RCS” Sports Association to operate a refreshments concession on school property! What’s going on, people? We know that law enforcement in Coeymans is selective but is the law in  the entire Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk district selective now? Do we have selective policies and procedures, now? Applies to some but not to others?

Our Advice to all the other organizations who are complying with the law, policies, and procedures and who are getting slapped in the face by the Bottle Blitz Biatches and the Sports Association with their lacky perv athletics coaches: File a Formal Written Complaint against the RCS district and follow up with a nice fat lawsuit to find out what’s going on. It seems that’s the only way things get done in this district!

But we do hope that at the next RCS board of education meeting, the board will finally put its foot down squarely on the necks of those who refuse to comply with the law, policy, and procedure, and enforce a new compliance policy that applies to everyone equally. Vadney, Lukens, Robbins and Sylvester are trying to raise this community out of the pigpen it’s fallen into–you people need to help them instead of throwing yourselves into the swill!

No disclosure, no favors and no access to public facilities. And NO EXCEPTIONS!

We’re Watching You!
The Editor

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!
 

Flash Updates: RCS Child Abuse and RCS Retaliation

Because the Issues are So Serious and the Conduct So Appalling, We Felt It Would Be Important to Publish Updates on Two Recent Reports: RCS Child Abuse and RCS Retaliation. Here Are Recent Updates Received from Our Readers.

Which Coach’s Pix Belongs Here?

And Cathy Deluca can Get Her Fitness Center While Saying, “To Hell With the Library! It’s Their Own Fault!” (Friends of RCS and More FaceBook Site) And Cathy Deluca and Her Coeymanazi Mob Can Crucify the Board of Education for Trying to Bring Law and Order to the RCS School District. But Cathy Deluca and Her Coeymanazi Cluck Buddies Are Blind to the Child Abuse and Stupidity of the RCS Coaches and Administration! But “It’s for the kids!” Right Cathy, Clucks, Coeymanazis?

Only in
Ravena-Coeymans!

RCS Students Refused Bus Transportation Home: We received confirming information about the incidents in which at least two students were refused bus transportation home from the high school. In the one instance the student was refused transportation because he allegedly did not have a bus pass, the transportation personnel were rude to the parent who called to find out about the bus pass requirement, and the mother had to pick up the student at the school. In the second reported incident, a special ed student attempted to get on the wrong bus, was left unaided, became confused, and walk approximately two miles on Rt 9w, to get home. Both instances amount to endangering a minor, indifference to the welfare of a minor, gross negligence, and incur the civil liability, in our opinion, of the RCS school district, especially in the case of the special ed student. We’d like Jennifer Houck, RCS Transportation Director, to stand up before the next RCS board of education meeting and explain why this sort of abuse is happening!

According to our sources:

The bus pass was something used at the highschool about two years ago for the 10th period bus.  Apparently the transportation brainiacs at bus garage wanted to start it back up again for the 10th period bus this year.  Apparently, on Tuesday, September 25, some students were boarding the bus with passes and some were not.  Busdrivers were told to let them on.  When the incident happened on Thursday, September 27, when the student was refused transportation, as we have learned from reliable sources, as the student’s mother was on the phone with Darcy Hunter, a dispatcher at the bus garage, the student’s father was on the phone with the high school main office and the spokesperson at the high school told him that the bus passes hadn’t been implemented yet.  To the best of out knowledge and as confirmed by reliable sources, the bus passes are going to be fully implemented on Monday Oct 1st.  We also have information from reliable sources that the the school transportation people at the RCS bus garage are trying to pull a fast one… We have learned that on Friday September 28, drivers were all (the memo was to ALL employees!) handed a notice dated on Sept 25 stating that “Thank you for your patience with the enrichment runs, please remember that ALL students are required to give you a pass to ride the bus with a legible first and last name on it.  (The schools are supporting us on this)”  We were given this notice on Friday Sept 28th and asked to sign and date that we received it. So apparently, the student was refused transportation for no good reason! The fact that the student is the child of a member of the RCS board of education wouldn’t have been a factor in this new incident of RCS child abuse, would it? We’d like Jennifer Houck, RCS Transportation Director, to stand up before the next RCS board of education meeting and explain why this sort of abuse is happening!

The facts relating to the special ed student having to walk home are much simpler: the bus drivers and aids behaved like idiots, and the school administration fell flat on its face AGAIN, failing in its duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students in their care. We think the parents of the special ed student should file a Formal Written Complaint and make a claim against the RCS District for indifference to the safety and welfare of a child, gross negligence, endangerment of a minor, etc. After all, “It’s for the kids.”

Only card-holding members get home!
But you already paid the fare!

Retaliation Against the Children of An RCS Employee. We reported on the case of the mother who was employed by the RCS school district who made a complaint against one of the RCS athletics coaches for lewd and indecent behavior in the presence of minor players. Well, she made the complaint and as soon as she returned to her workplace, she was fired on the spot. The mother had a spotless employee record but also had some very bad experiences with the RCS athletics coaches mistreatment of her children, as have other parents. Well, not only have the coaches retaliated by refusing to play her sons–they’re great athletes and not playing them certainly doesn’t say much for the coaches’ coaching nor for their morals (Pretty sad when the child knows he isn’t being played because his mother has the guts to stand up to a**holes!  Will this EVER stop?  That’s a question we should all I can ask ourselves!)

But it gets worse, still…

One of this same mother’s boys was injured on September 29, in the game and the mother had to bring him to urgent care after the game, The varsity coach, Gary Vanderzee, took a look at him and called the mother over to tell her he thought it was a “broken blood vessel” and to bring him home and ice it for the weekend and see how he is on Monday.  Initial reports from the urgent care facility are, it’s a ruptured tendon in his bicep and they did x-rays to make sure that when the tendon tore from the bone it didn’t cause a bone fracture or a bone splinter; the doctors’ instructions are to see ortho a.s.a.p. to get an MRI. The diagnosis by the professionals was that he ruptured the tendon in his left bicep.

Coach Vanderzee: “It’s just a broken blood vessel.”

Our question is: Where and when did coach Gary Vanderzee get his medical degree? Vanderzee overstepped his boundaries by making an illegal medical diagnosis which might have resulted in serious consequences for the young man who was injured, had the mother not ignored Vanderzee’s advice to “ice it for the weekend and see how he is on Monday!” (There’s something on Vanderzee we’d like to put on ice!) The arrogance and stupidity of the RCS coaches went over the top on this one, and could have had very serious consequences. Coach Gary Vanderzee, in our opinion, should be summarily disciplined and suspended for making an illegal diagnosis, providing illegal medical advice, and for endangering a minor.

The part that’s really irks the parents now is I that they have YET to get a PHONE CALL from any coach, or anyone at the school that even fakes concern about the kid, or to at least see how their child is doing!  That’s the sum total of concern of the RCS athletics coaches. It would really make good sense for someone at the high school to express some sort of concern, after all, evidence-based studies have shown that in cases of medical malpractice, settlements and money awards were considerably lower when the physician expressed regret at the mistake or showed some compassion with regard to the patient or the family. Being human and having compassion has its rewards, but RCS coaches and administrators missed that point long ago. That’s why they’re classified as Coeymanazis–they have all the care and sense of responsibility for the kids that guards at Auschwitz had for the prisoners!

Perhaps Mr Ron Racey (he’s got some skeletons in his closet, too) would like to address the parents and the RCS board of education at their next meeting on the subject of coach Gary Vanderzee’s medical expertise. There must be a policy and procedure in place at the District Offices that covers student injuries while participating in school athletics programs and events. Maybe we should check that out, too!

Gee! Racey, Vanderzee, Perrine all muster up the testosterone to back up the illegal operations of the RCS Athletic Association; we wonder why they’re so silent on the abuse that’s been reported to have been going on for years in the RCS district. Any explanatins, Ron, Gary? Anyone? Not to worry! It’ll all come out in the depositions 😉

Yet they all claim “Its for the Kids.”

Our advice to the parents: File a formal written complaint against the varsity coaches, Vanderzee, and the school district! Better fix the situation now before they cripple or kill a kid! That will be “for the kids,” too!

How Long Are You Going To Stay Stupid?
“It’s for the kids!”
The Editor

Still Outstanding Business

  • Has the RCS School District Received the Paperwork Demanded from the RCS Athletic Association? If not, why are they allowed to do business on school property?
  • Has the RCS School District received any payment from the RCS Bottle Blitz for the use of school premises for collection activities led by Cathy Deluca and Lorraine Misuraca? Or are they an exception to the rules, too?
  • On what authority and in compliance with which policy did Albany Boys Academy operate a concession stand on RCS high school property, and what portion of their profits were turned over to RCS?
  • Has anyone received a response from outgoing Superintendent Elizabeth “Do Nothing” Smith regarding the requests for the number of students from the town of New Baltimore attending RCS schools (must be a dozen times this has been requested!)?
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Abuse, Albany, Albany County District Attorney, Albany Schenectady BOCES, Alice Whalen, Ashley Anne Irwin, Betsy Smith, Bottle Blitz, Brian Bailey, Bridget Engelhardt, Bus Pass, Cathy Deluca, Child Abuse, Civil Lawsuit, Civil Rights, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Conspiracy, Corruption, Crime and Punishment, Crisis, Darcey Hunter, Darcy Hunter, Dignity Act, Dignity for All Students Act, Donna Leput Hommel, Edward "Teddy" Reville, Edward Reville, Elizabeth Smith, Endangering a Minor, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Football Coach, Football Coaches, Gary Van DerZee, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Hakim Jones, Harassment, Hudson Valley, Incompetent School Principal, Indians Team Football Camp, indifference to the safety and welfare of a child, Intimidation, Investigation, Irresponsibility, James Latter, James Latter II, Jeff Stambaugh, Jennifer Houck, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Jerry Perrine, John B. King, John T. Bruno, Kathleen Ryan Gill, Law, Lorraine Misuraca, Martin Case, Marty Case, Matt "the Mutt", Matt Miller, Mayor Bruno, Michelle Waldenmaier Koeppel, Mike Varney, Misconduct, Monitoring, Moose Misuraca, Nancy Warner, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, New York State Police, Notice of Claim, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED, NYSED Office of Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, P. David Soares, Pam Black, Perp Patrol, Perv Patrol, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, Ravena Fitness Center, RCS Athletic Association, RCS Bottle Blitz, RCS Community Library, RCS School Superintendant, RCS Sports Association, RCS Sportsman Association, Retaliation, Rocco Persico, Ron Racey, Sarah Berchtold Engel, School Sports, Sports Association, Student Abuse, Student Endangerment, Teddy Reville, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Tracey Traver, Trauma at School, Uncategorized

 

Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Smith a.k.a. Superintendent Double-Talk

Mr James Latter Recently Informed the Community that The Superintendent of Schools ‘Does Not have to Answer Residents’ Questions.’

Well, Mr Latter, Although You Were Out of Order and Very Wrong to Have Written that, You’ll Be Pleased to Know that RCS Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth R. Smith Doesn’t Answer Residents’ Questions.

She Just Double-talks Them to Oblivion!

Well, That’s Being Too Fair, Actually, She’s Apparently Dyslexic … We’ve already Established That She’s Illiterate (see our article,  The RCS District RFP Is an Embarassment and a Sham!) but We Now Think She Has a Much More Serious Problem: Indifference!

But she did little when she was in the job, now she’s given her notice–after she’s padded her retirement checks with the $140,000 salary she’s ending with–and so she can wait it out another month or two, she’s a shorttimer now. She’ll leave the mess for the next crook who gets hired to the position.

We covered the illicit, delinquent, and illegal conduct of the RCS athletics coaches when they asked students to sell raffle tickets on behalf of the RCS Sports Association (see our article, Raffle, Anyone?). It was clear in that article that there was serious misconduct going on right under Brian Bailey’s and Elizabeth Smith’s noses!  We also published Superintendent Smith’s idiotic response (rather, refusal to respond) to that situation, as well in our article, No Response From District Office, Ms. Smith. It gets worse, still, because when we published our article on our suspicion of illegal money transactions at the National Bank of Coxsackie by the RCS Sports Association, there was still no action taken (see our article More Money Questions…Who’s Cashing the Checks?)

No Answers, Betsy?

So, even after all of that scandalous misconduct, we are still asking why the RCS district offices, the Superintendent, especially, and the Board of Education, too, have not addressed these concerns and put their foot down squarely on the culprits’ necks?!? We’re still asking WHO? is the RCS Sports Association, WHAT? are they doing having the coaches hand out raffle tickets to students to sell, and HOW MUCH? the RCS Bottle Blitz is paying to use school facilities!

We recently obtained a copy of a letter request addressed to Superintendent Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Smith, dated September 11, 2012 and received at the District Offices on September 12, 2012, in which a concerned resident requests information regarding the action taken against the RCS athletics coaches who writes:


“Could you please advise me of the action taken with the coaches that told the students to sell raffle tickets? It is my understanding that this is illegal and the students again were placed in a situtation that gave them no recourse except to do what they were told for fear of reprisal. Also, who is collecting this money, and who and what will these funds be used for? Many community members are very concerned that inappropriate behavior on the part of our teachers/coaches continues and feel it is essential that administration take immediate, legal action against any and all staff who continue to disregard policy and law further damaging the welfare of the students as well as this district’s reputation.
[Name Redacted]


The letter is very clear in that the writer asks specific questions:

  1. What is the action taken with the coaches who unlawfully told students to sell raffle tickets?
  2. Who is collecting the money?
  3. For whom and for what will the funds be used?
  4. The question is also asked impliedly “What action the administration is going to take against any and all staff who disregard policy and law, endangering students and damaging the district’s reputation?”

The questions are pretty clear, aren’t they? You’d expect the Superintendent of schools to be able to read and understand such simple language, wouldn’t you? After all, it’s clear English, and it’s really quite clear and plainly stated, isn’t it?

But the question is nagging: Why doesn’t Superintendent Smith simply answer the questions? She simply refuses to answer our questions or those posed by residents! Why is that, we wonder!?! So, here’s your Superintendent of Schools, Ms Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Smith‘s “answer” to the resident’s written questions:


Thank you for your letter, which I opened today.  [Name Redacted] delivered it to me after our Building, Grounds and Transportation meeting yesterday.   All RCS coaches of fall sports were notified of the law restricting raffle ticket sales to adults 18 and over. 

“Community Organizations and Parent-Teacher Organizations may conduct fund raisers and raffles.  Those organizations can be contacted for information about their fund raisers.

Regards,
“Betsy”


Am I missing something, or what? “Thank you…[Name Redacted] delivered the letter…All RCS coaches…were notified of the law restricting raffle ticket sales to adults 18 and over.” What about the coaches distributing the tickets to students and telling them to sell them? Did you miss that Betsy? Didn’t you understand the question, Betsy? Need your eyes examined, Betsy?

Wot Duhn’t U Understand, Ms Smith?

“Community Organizations and Parent-Teacher Organizations may conduct fund raisers and raffles.” Duh! So what, Betsy? Who cares?
Those organizations can be contacted for information about their fund raisers.” What in hell are you blathering about, Betsy? Have you lost your mind? Who cares? Answer the damned questions, why don’t you?!?

So parents, residents, community members, on September 18, 2012, at the very next board of education meeting, we urge you to press Ms Smith for a more detailed, responsive answer to these questions we’ve raised in our article about the raffle ticket sales (see Raffle, Anyone?), Smith’s command of the English language, and the progress made in getting the required documentation from the RCS Sports Association that verifies their legality.

Who’s Cleaning Up the Money?

We will also be interested in parents, residents, taxpayers, and community members pressing Ms Smith and the Board of Education to know how much the RCS Bottle Blitz was charged for the use of the high school cafeteria on September 14th. As an outside program not affiliated with the RCS school district and not a registered organization of any kind, the RCS Bottle Blitz would be subject to hourly charges for the use of the school property, just like the community sports clubs are being charged. We need to know, How much? Who’s paying for opening and closing the building, the insurance, the utilities, the clean-up, etc.?

Superintendent Smith’s Legacy to the RCS Central School District
(+ A Couple of Lawsuits)

So, Superintendent Smith, we have just one last question for you: If YOU, the Superintendent of Schools for this RCS central school district, can’t read and comprehend simple English in a short letter asking very clear and concise questions for the purpose of answering them just as plainly and concisely, how do you intend to convince parents, taxpayers of this district that they are getting what they think they’re paying for.

Also, will you please now answer the questions the resident asked in the above letter. Thank you!

It’s Those Voices In James Latter’s and Elizabeth Smith’s Heads that Are Causing
All the Problems!

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Raffle, Anyone?

The RCS Sports Association and the Maverick RCS Coaches Appear to Be Mooning the RCS Central School District Superintendent, Business Manager, and the Board of Education and Ignoring Policies and Procedures, Not to Mention the Law.

Is the RCS Sports Association Raffle Illegal?

Several weeks ago the RCS Sports Association was told in no uncertain terms by the Board of Education and residents of the RCS school district that they’d better cough up the registrations, tax information, insurance policies, etc. and comply with district polices and proceedures to operate on school property and to conduct any business on public property.  The RCS Sports Association is not an official school organization and appears to be inappropriately abusing the concept of implied endorsement by using the “RCS” in its name.  So far, nothing’s happened; the RCS Sports Association hasn’t produced a single sheet of meaningful paper…if they have, the RCS Central School District Superintendent and Business Manager have kept the community and the Board of Education in complete darkness. Our bet is that they’re telling the Superintendent to kiss their ass (and she’s complying), and they’re doing what they please.

No Way José!

We now have information that the RCS athletics coaches are allegedly passing out raffle tickets to students with instructions to sell them on behalf of the RCS Sports Association for a raffle allegedly to take place in October. The purpose and nature of the raffle has not been disclosed.

We just received a copy of a message sent to the RCS CSD Superintendent of Schools, Elizabeth R. Smith, and to the RCS CSD business manager, Diane Malecki, that contains the following text (the sender has requested anonymity):


Dear Ms Smith, Ms Malecki:

 Can you please a.s.a.p.:

  1.  Inform me of the current policy regarding students selling raffle tickets on behalf of organizations not affiliated with the RCS CSD
  2. Inform me whether or not the RCS Sports Association has filed with the District their articles of association, their business registrations, their list of officers, their NYS and federal tax registration status and their tax identification number, proof of insurance. Please itemize each of these with a yes or a no response.
  3. Inform me of the role of the RCS athletics coaches and their authorization to have RCS CSD students selling raffle tickets on behalf of the RCS Sports Association
  4. Inform me of the type and substance of disclosure of the event for which the raffle tickets are being sold
  5. The date such request was made to the RCS CSD to permit the sale of said raffle tickets
  6. The date and vote by the RCS CSD Board of Education deliberating, discussing, voting and approving/disapproving such request by the RCS Sports Association

Unless I hear from you by 12:00 p.m. on September 6, 2012 with the answers to the above questions I shall, without prejudice, notify the appropriate tax and finance authorities of the RCS Sports Association’s illicit activities, the NYSED office of counsel and the relevant administrative authorities at the SED, and the FBI and State Law Enforcement entities charged with the enforcement of the tax codes and the investigation of public corruption.
 
Furthermore, unless I have answers to the above questions I intend, without prejudice, to file formal notices of claim and demands for investigation of the operation of the RCS Sports Association, its officers, members, and associates, naming also the Superintendent and the Business Manager of the RCS CSD as accessories in any illegal transactions by the RCS Sports Association.
 
Furthermore, unless I have answers to the above questions by the time indicated, I intend to file without prejudice, notices of claim and demands for investigation and inquiry with the relevant state and federal child welfare authorities, naming the RCS Sports Association, its officers, members, and associates, naming also the Superintendent and the Business Manager of the RCS CSD as accessories in any illegal transactions by the RCS Sports Association.
 
Furthermore, unless I receive your response to the above questions, said responses being immediately at hand in the normal and regular conduct of RCS CSD business, I shall file a grievance and demand for investigation with the RCS CSD board of education to fully investigate the complicity and involvement of the RCS CSD with the allegedly and facially illicit activities of the RCS Sports Association improperly operated in virtue of the implied endorsement of the RCS CSD Superintendent and Business Manager, and with their implicit cooperation and acquiescence, and furthermore, to demand that any processes, proceedings or actions in progress or to be inaugurated with regard to the Superinendent’s activities, including but not by limitation retirement, resignation, pension, retirement benefits, etc., be stayed until the completion of all inquiries, investigations, or prosecutions associated with the activities of the so-called RCS Sports Association, its officers, members, and associates, naming also the Superintendent and the Business Manager of the RCS CSD as accessories in any illegal transactions by the RCS Sports Association.
 
I urge you, Mme Superintendent and Business Manager, to respond to the above questions 1-6 by or before the time indicated above.
 
Assuring you of my sincere intentions,

[Name Redacted]


Apparently, Superintendent E.R. Smith, saw the wisdom and the prudence in responding immediately, albeit defensively, to the resident’s demand submitted earlier today. Here’s her response:


[Name Redacted], I do not appreciate your threat made against me. I will however, answer your questions with a statement. John Vadney brought to my attention within the last hour, the fact that a student sold him a raffle ticket sponsored by the RCS Sports Association. An organization not affiliated with the RCS Central School District cannot ask students to sell tickets or be involved in any form of fund raising. The Sports Association has been notified this evening of this. No permission was granted by RCS School District for the selling of a Daytona 500 Ticket.

Elisabeth R. Smith
Superintendent Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
518 756-5200, x 6003


Just in, the response to Smith’s response…OUCH!

Did that hurt, Betsy?


Dear Ms Smith:

Thank you very much for your prompt response, Ms Smith.

Paranoia and defensiveness is a pitiful state indeed; there was no explicit or implict threat “against” you in the demand. The steps enumerated in the demand were reasonable and prosecutable under the circumstances.

I am still at a loss that you, the principal of the high school and his many minions had to be notified by the president of the BoE of the illicit misconduct of your high school coaches right under your noses!

  • Where was principal Bailey when his coaches and staff were pandering to the RCS Sports Association?
  • Will the District be notifying those who paid for the illegal tickets that their money will be refunded?
  • What steps does the District intend to take against the offending coaches?
  • What steps does the District intend to take against the high school prinicpal?
  • What steps does the District intend to take against the RCS Sports Association?
  • Will the RCS Sports Association be banned from any activity on school property for a reasonable period of time by way of disciplinary action?
  • What, exactly, does the District intend to do to discourage such misconduct in future and to heal the damage done by those miscreants at the RCS Sports Association?

Please be assured that I intend to request that this correspondence be appropriately published for the community to read and evaluate.

It is my considered personal and professional opinion, Ms Smith, that you were derelict in your responsibilities, as was principal Bailey, and that you both would benefit form censure or discipline. This community should be grievously offended by your negligence, your lack of candor, and your indifference to misconduct in this school district.

My demand and the recourse set forth in that demand were explicitly “without prejudice,” and I reserve the option to file formal complaints and charges as the result of this continuing dereliction! That, Madam, is not a threat but an assurance.

Sincerely,
[Name Redacted]


Superintendent Smith’s Favorite Fix-It
Or Just Ignore It

Why is it that Mr John Vadney, the president of the RCS board of education, diligent and commited as he is, had to be the one to inform you, Ms Smith, of the RCS coaches illegal activity on behalf of the RCS Sports Association. Where was Mr Bailey when all of this was going on right under his nose?!?! And you mention solely “that a student sold him [Mr Vadney] a raffle ticket sponsored by the RCS Sports Association” and that Mr Vadney informed you of that fact. Where, Ms Smith, did the student get the ticket(s)? Who provided the student with the ticket(s)? That, Ms Smith, is the operative question here (you really need to ask that question, you know); not that the student was selling tickets nor that Mr Vadney bought a ticket and then informed you of the fact (which you or your principal should already have known) that the high school athletics coaches were distributing the tickets to students with instructions to flog them to residents! Facts, Ms Smith, facts! How is it that the RCS Sports Association can get away with such misconduct in broad daylight…what would a drug dealer get away with? Oh, the questions do arise, Ms Smith!

Can we reasonably expect that the offending coaches will face some disciplinary action for their misconduct? One would reasonably hope so!

Thank you Ms Smith, on behalf of all of us, for your prompt response, even though it is only partial. I suppose we should be grateful that you responded at all to the resident. But it seems to me that you, Ms Smith, are a bit paranoid, or at least suspiciously defensive, since there is no threat against you to be read in the alternatives to any non-response, simply that reasonable steps would be taken to ensure the best interests of the tax-paying public, something you don’t seem to have been able to ensure in the year or so you’ve been collecting your salary as superintendent.

(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. How about that, Ms Smith?)

Does this mean that the RCS CSD is going to face another investigation, audit, claim, lawsuit? Why not just enforce the policies and procedures and keep the Board of Education in the loop?!? Why do everything from behind the smoke screens? What in hell is the RCS CSD Superintendent of Schools, Elizabeth R. Smith, and the RCS CSD Business Manager, Diane Malecki, doing all day long? Planning the anticipated retirement party?

If readers have any further information on this incident, please leave a comment with further details.

Is it A Scam ?
Is it Legal?
The Editor

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More Money Questions…Who’s Cashing the Checks?

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

Published in Time for the August 21 BoE Meeting!

It Seems that Organizations Without a Clear Legal Status and Without Having Submitted the Required Paperwork for Operating on Public School Property Are Collecting Money from the Parents of RCS Students and Continue Their Possibly Illegal Activities on Taxpayer Property

Is There A New Money
Laudromat in Ravena?

We now have some evidence that will help to track the money trail in the case of the RCS Sports Association, the so-called RCS Indians Football Camp, and the Duffle Bag Blitz. Seems that the allegedly unregistered RCS Sports Association or Athletics Association or whatever they’re calling themselves today are putting the money they collect into an account at National Bank of Coxsackie in Ravena. That’s interesting enough but the big Who? question still looms large in most residents’ minds. And how is it that a local state and federally regulated banking institution isn’t more careful with whom they deal and how they manage deposits?

Peter Smells It!
Why don’t YOU?!?

It’s been our experience that when you open a bank account you have to provide tons of identification and a social security number. If you’re an organization or a business, it’s even tougher, and most banks require a lot more information as well as verifications. So what’s going on when you’re claiming to be a non-profit organization, collecting money from parents of RCS students but despite demands from the RCS community and the RCS CSD Board of Education, have never produced your paperwork on your organization’s registrations, tax status, tax classification, your list of officers’ names, etc.? Has the bank asked for these and has the bank gotten the information? If so, why can’t the school district get it? And if the RCS Sports Association doesn’t produce it for the school district, what the hell are they doing collecting money from the parents of school students and operating a football camp on school property?

We’ve just received a copy of a check from a parent who is asking these and other questions. 

On July 26, 2012, the parent of an RCS student wrote a check in the amount of $75.00 to the RCS Sports Association for a “Football Camp.” The unendorsed check was deposited on August 10, 2012, to the order of the National Bank of Coxsackie (Ravena Branch) ID 021307054, “For Deposit Only INDIANS TEAM FOOTBALL CAMP” a/c 0307765966.

$75 Check for Football Camp

On April 5, 2012, that same parent wrote a check in the amount of $41.00 to the Indian Football Camp for a “Duffle Bag.” The unendorsed check was deposited on June 14, 2012, to the order of the National Bank of Coxsackie (Ravena Branch) ID 021307054, “For Deposit Only INDIANS TEAM FOOTBALL CAMP” a/c 0307765966.

$41.00 Check for Duffle Bag

So, here we have an RCS parent who so far has written checks in the amount of at least $116.00 to an organization calling itself the RCS Sports Association holding an account called the Indians Football Team Camp and using the RCS highschool sports teams’ moniker “Indians” to promote a football camp that operates on RCS school property, and even allegedly accepts participants (for payment, of course) from other districts, but no one seems to know who they are or how they are organized or operate. Worse still, they are associating themselves with the RCS school district but have not responded to the district’s or local residents’ demands to produce their financial records, their organization registration, the names of their officers, proof of insurance coverage and their tax information. Something’s really, really fishy here.

The RCS Sports Association, although not an official school organization, is taking plenty of advantage from what is known as “implied endorsement,” that is, making the false  impression that it is endorsed by the RCS Central School District by using the RCS initials and the “Indians” mascot name, when the RCS Sports Association is not endorsed by the school distict at all.

So, National Bank of Coxsackie, are you an accomplice, in complicity with this maverick organization? Are you shortcutting some serious banking policies and procedures regarding handling money from undocumented organizations? Or do you have the documentation, the same documentation that the RCS Sports Association has not provided on demand to the RCS Central School District  board of education?

Now, National Bank of Coxsackie, are you aware that the “old” RCS Sports Association has disbanded and that there’s a “new” RCS Sports Association? Or at least that’s what the public and the RCS board of education have allegedly been told. Do you, National Bank of Coxsackie, have the information relating to the “new” organization and, if you do, can you perhaps explain why the documents and information have not been disclosed on demand to the RCS CSD administration or to the board of education?

Have you, National Bank of Coxsackie seen any documents on organization registration, non-profit certificates, tax documents, etc.?

Who? National Bank of Coxsackie, is signing the RCS Sports Association checks? Who? National Bank of Coxsackie, is signing the Indians Football Team Camp checks? Don’t you think you’d better get some questions answered real quick, NBC? Now’s your chance.

$$$ Got money to launder? $$$

Now YOU, National Bank of Coxsackie, cannot say you didn’t know. Now YOU, National Banck of Coxsackie, will take a closer look at your depositor. Now, YOU, National Bank of Cosackie, will have to answer to you customers how and why this secrecy has persisted for so long. And thanks to one our readers and one of your customers, one of the brave new breed who’s sick and tired of the sheeple attitude, like so many others, and who’s decided to step out and and speak up, we now know where the money’s being laundered, if you’ll pardon a somewhat nuanced choice of words.

And RCS Sports Association, old or new, this would be a great time to come clean, produce your paperwork, your insurance polices, your tax records, your list of officers. We the public, the residents of this district, yeah, maybe even the National Bank of Coxsackie may be interested before they get audited, investigated, or prosecuted.

And all the parents who have been writing checks like these should be asking the same questions as we’re asking here.
We’ve asked the National Bank of Coxsackie in Coxsackie and Ravena what’s going on. Maybe you should, too!

NBC in Coxsackie
Mark Maraglio – Senior Vice President
mmaraglio@nbcoxsackie.com

NBC in Ravena
Jo-Ann Crotty – Branch Manager
jcrotty@nbcoxsackie.com

There’s No Time Left!
Come Clean, NOW!
The Editor

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