Roll out the BVA trough

There are 1628 comments on the PittsburghLIVE.com story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Roll out the BVA trough. In it, PittsburghLIVE.com reports that:

The regular Belle Vernon Area School Board meeting Feb. 28 was well attended. We learned that the boys' volleyball team was eliminated due to lack of interest.

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Did you know

Monessen, PA

#64 Nov 16, 2011
Disgusted wrote:
But as you have all noticed, he is being sued in a CIVIL COURT NOT CRIMINAL!! THATS Ridiulous!! Where are the feds? the criminal charges??? I just saw Rachel Willson, his mistress in Belle Vernon yesterday, driving a Mercedes...Compliments of BVA Credit Union I'm sure!!..Well the rest of us work hard for what little we have and PAY TAXES on it!!
You have to know that someone within that organization blew the whistle. And, Mr. Patterson himself said,'there's no need to be concerned; your money is safe." He further stated "what a wonderful job Gerald was doing bringing so many people into the credit union."

And, when one member of an investigating team came in and met with the personnel, Mr. Cramer said, "just sweep it under the rug." And the response from the investigator was, "you may do that in your office but we don't operate like that."

I do believe this all started when the FORMER manager, Debbie Davis, filed suit over losing her job.

And another note of interest: the present manager (a nice young man) but his mother has been a teller there since they opened and of course his sister is a teacher. I guess the "back scratching" never ends at BVA.
Disappointed

Belle Vernon, PA

#65 Nov 16, 2011
Did you know wrote:
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You have to know that someone within that organization blew the whistle. And, Mr. Patterson himself said,'there's no need to be concerned; your money is safe." He further stated "what a wonderful job Gerald was doing bringing so many people into the credit union."
And, when one member of an investigating team came in and met with the personnel, Mr. Cramer said, "just sweep it under the rug." And the response from the investigator was, "you may do that in your office but we don't operate like that."
I do believe this all started when the FORMER manager, Debbie Davis, filed suit over losing her job.
And another note of interest: the present manager (a nice young man) but his mother has been a teller there since they opened and of course his sister is a teacher. I guess the "back scratching" never ends at BVA.
Well maybe with a little luck and some hard work on the investagators part,they will connect the dots between Jackson, his bed buddy, Patterson and Cramer and all of the trash will go down!
Interesting

Monessen, PA

#66 Nov 17, 2011
Is it a coincidence that Mr. Patterson served on the BVA school board with Mr. Jackson and look what haoppened to the monies in our district?

THEN, Mr. Patterson as a director on the board at the credit union, HIRED Mr. Jackson as its manager and look at what happened at the credit union. And if someone hadn't blown the whistle on Gerald Jackson, he would still be there along with his companion Rachel.

It's NOT "all about the children"as Mr. Patterson often spouts; it's all about GREED and that's what is behind that so called smile of his.

On top of the $208436.04 Jackson managed to enjoy; what about the $53000 that had to be paid to investigate his spendings? And, now the former manager Debbie Davis is suing for her lost job.
Any idea what she's asking? MAYBE THE SAME AMOUNT!!
passenger BVA Titanic

Belle Vernon, PA

#67 Nov 17, 2011
Interesting wrote:
Is it a coincidence that Mr. Patterson served on the BVA school board with Mr. Jackson and look what haoppened to the monies in our district?
THEN, Mr. Patterson as a director on the board at the credit union, HIRED Mr. Jackson as its manager and look at what happened at the credit union. And if someone hadn't blown the whistle on Gerald Jackson, he would still be there along with his companion Rachel.
It's NOT "all about the children"as Mr. Patterson often spouts; it's all about GREED and that's what is behind that so called smile of his.
On top of the $208436.04 Jackson managed to enjoy; what about the $53000 that had to be paid to investigate his spendings? And, now the former manager Debbie Davis is suing for her lost job.
Any idea what she's asking? MAYBE THE SAME AMOUNT!!
I'm sure Gerald Jackass has $260,000 to pay back to Cumis Insurance. Maybe he can sell the goats that eat the weeds at the coke owens will pay some of the amount. Remember the TV show "Hogan's Heroes". That show reminds me of Patterson, Jackass, Kraft and Bialon.
passenger BVA Titanic

Belle Vernon, PA

#68 Nov 17, 2011
Did you know wrote:
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You have to know that someone within that organization blew the whistle. And, Mr. Patterson himself said,'there's no need to be concerned; your money is safe." He further stated "what a wonderful job Gerald was doing bringing so many people into the credit union."
And, when one member of an investigating team came in and met with the personnel, Mr. Cramer said, "just sweep it under the rug." And the response from the investigator was, "you may do that in your office but we don't operate like that."
I do believe this all started when the FORMER manager, Debbie Davis, filed suit over losing her job.
And another note of interest: the present manager (a nice young man) but his mother has been a teller there since they opened and of course his sister is a teacher. I guess the "back scratching" never ends at BVA.
The school loved to hire teachers. Maybe they were selling teacher jobs. You know how valuable they are.
The school board loved to hire teachers. Maybe they were selling teacher jobs. You know how valuable they are.
making a point

Belle Vernon, PA

#69 Nov 17, 2011
Interesting wrote:
Is it a coincidence that Mr. Patterson served on the BVA school board with Mr. Jackson and look what haoppened to the monies in our district?
THEN, Mr. Patterson as a director on the board at the credit union, HIRED Mr. Jackson as its manager and look at what happened at the credit union. And if someone hadn't blown the whistle on Gerald Jackson, he would still be there along with his companion Rachel.
It's NOT "all about the children"as Mr. Patterson often spouts; it's all about GREED and that's what is behind that so called smile of his.
On top of the $208436.04 Jackson managed to enjoy; what about the $53000 that had to be paid to investigate his spendings? And, now the former manager Debbie Davis is suing for her lost job.
Any idea what she's asking? MAYBE THE SAME AMOUNT!!
The bottom line is this! We know they Will get away with it! Im sure he will or has taken money elsewhere and she will hook elsewhere and they will pay the money back!
What we can hope for is that people will smarten up and see both GERALD JACKSON and RACHEL WILLSON for the TRASH they are and hopefully neither of them will work anywhere around here ever again!
passenger BVA Titanic

Canonsburg, PA

#70 Nov 18, 2011
I can't believe Gerald Jackass is only 51 years old. He looks like he isn't a day under 60. All the eating, drinking and partying must be tough on you. He really must of had to wine and dine his babe Rachel. She didn't come cheap. Now I know what she saw in him $$$$$$$
More than money

Monessen, PA

#71 Nov 18, 2011
passenger BVA Titanic wrote:
I can't believe Gerald Jackass is only 51 years old. He looks like he isn't a day under 60. All the eating, drinking and partying must be tough on you. He really must of had to wine and dine his babe Rachel. She didn't come cheap. Now I know what she saw in him $$$$$$$
He may have come off as "moneybags" but I think he offered her more than that. Ever wonder how she lost all that weight?
passenger BVA Titanic

Belle Vernon, PA

#72 Nov 18, 2011
More than money wrote:
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He may have come off as "moneybags" but I think he offered her more than that. Ever wonder how she lost all that weight?
I only saw her in the GRC flyers and I noticed she has vanished from that publication. I never saw her when she was heavy. Was she heavy enough for a stomach band or Jenny Craig? These two were regular Bonnie and Clydes.
Disgusted

Belle Vernon, PA

#73 Nov 18, 2011
passenger BVA Titanic wrote:
<quoted text>I only saw her in the GRC flyers and I noticed she has vanished from that publication. I never saw her when she was heavy. Was she heavy enough for a stomach band or Jenny Craig? These two were regular Bonnie and Clydes.
Have you ever seen Ms. Willson up close? She is only 32 and doesnt look a day under 45.The EVIL inside her shows through! And her "Weight watchers" is called cocaine not Jenny Craig. Also did you know that her ex husband was activated after 911 to serve our country, thats when she started to "SERVE" Gerald Jackson! When he came home he caught her and divorced her. They have a daughter, which I have heard he is still fighting for. I guess a honest, Milatary man just wasnt her type!

I would imagine all the coke, lies and stealing ages a person!
passenger BVA Titanic

Belle Vernon, PA

#74 Nov 18, 2011
Disgusted wrote:
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Have you ever seen Ms. Willson up close? She is only 32 and doesnt look a day under 45.The EVIL inside her shows through! And her "Weight watchers" is called cocaine not Jenny Craig. Also did you know that her ex husband was activated after 911 to serve our country, thats when she started to "SERVE" Gerald Jackson! When he came home he caught her and divorced her. They have a daughter, which I have heard he is still fighting for. I guess a honest, Milatary man just wasnt her type!
I would imagine all the coke, lies and stealing ages a person!
I guess that is what Bonnie and Clyde have in common. Hard living does age you. Seems like the Devil visits Belle Vernon frequently. Maybe the school board district and lower Belle Vernon will request an exorsist to try and rid the evil.
shafted taxpayer

Charleroi, PA

#75 Nov 22, 2011
OK, Jesse Cramer is, magistrate $60,000, BVA Athletic Director, Head of Security, Loan officer at the BVA Credit Union, in charge of Special Events at BVA and Facility Manager. He gets paid for all of the above jobs. What is his income and what job is he doing well? Neither!!!!!!!
Disgusted

Belle Vernon, PA

#76 Nov 22, 2011
shafted taxpayer wrote:
OK, Jesse Cramer is, magistrate $60,000, BVA Athletic Director, Head of Security, Loan officer at the BVA Credit Union, in charge of Special Events at BVA and Facility Manager. He gets paid for all of the above jobs. What is his income and what job is he doing well? Neither!!!!!!!
Head of Security and loan officer at the credit union? Well now we know how Gerald Jackson & Rachel Willson got away with over 200,000. How pathetic!! A bunch of creepy, free loaders!
Right on

Monessen, PA

#77 Nov 22, 2011
shafted taxpayer wrote:
OK, Jesse Cramer is, magistrate $60,000, BVA Athletic Director, Head of Security, Loan officer at the BVA Credit Union, in charge of Special Events at BVA and Facility Manager. He gets paid for all of the above jobs. What is his income and what job is he doing well? Neither!!!!!!!
He is not doing ANY of the jobs well. His full time secretary handles most of his AD duties including his title/responsibilities of Special Events Co ordinator. His title/responsibilities of Facilities Mgr are a joke; just look at the condition of the buildings, pool, etc. His title/responsibilities of Security is another laugh. Did you read the VI report of last night's meeting? He can't even secure the MultiPlex. According the the paper, the gate isn't even secured.

Mr. Cramer certainly won't tend to it; he'll probably suggest creating a position and hiring someone to see to it. Maybe that, too, can come from the "emergency fund." After all, that's where the money for the newly hired assistant to the music supervisor is going to come from.

That whole board is a joke; it remains to be seen what kind of humor we'll get from the two new female members who are Bialon 's puppets.
shafted taxpayer

Charleroi, PA

#78 Nov 22, 2011
Right on wrote:
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He is not doing ANY of the jobs well. His full time secretary handles most of his AD duties including his title/responsibilities of Special Events Co ordinator. His title/responsibilities of Facilities Mgr are a joke; just look at the condition of the buildings, pool, etc. His title/responsibilities of Security is another laugh. Did you read the VI report of last night's meeting? He can't even secure the MultiPlex. According the the paper, the gate isn't even secured.
Mr. Cramer certainly won't tend to it; he'll probably suggest creating a position and hiring someone to see to it. Maybe that, too, can come from the "emergency fund." After all, that's where the money for the newly hired assistant to the music supervisor is going to come from.
That whole board is a joke; it remains to be seen what kind of humor we'll get from the two new female members who are Bialon 's puppets.
Amen !!!!! We the taxpayers are in big trouble. Does anyone read this blog and do you CARE!!! Go to the meetings and watch the fools, they don't have a clue, they don't have a problem spending our money. When asked a question they just fold their arms and shrug their shoulders, they do, however like to throw their weight around when they can't get a good parking spot or when their children mis-behave and are reprimanded. YOU VOTED FOR THEM !!! WAKE UP !!!!!! Get people involved, make them answer to us the taxpayers.
BVA surviver

Canonsburg, PA

#79 Nov 23, 2011
shafted taxpayer wrote:
OK, Jesse Cramer is, magistrate $60,000, BVA Athletic Director, Head of Security, Loan officer at the BVA Credit Union, in charge of Special Events at BVA and Facility Manager. He gets paid for all of the above jobs. What is his income and what job is he doing well? Neither!!!!!!!
I think the Magistrate job pays 82,000 and the other jobs are 36,000 combined.
BVA surviver

Canonsburg, PA

#80 Nov 23, 2011
Right on wrote:
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He is not doing ANY of the jobs well. His full time secretary handles most of his AD duties including his title/responsibilities of Special Events Co ordinator. His title/responsibilities of Facilities Mgr are a joke; just look at the condition of the buildings, pool, etc. His title/responsibilities of Security is another laugh. Did you read the VI report of last night's meeting? He can't even secure the MultiPlex. According the the paper, the gate isn't even secured.
Mr. Cramer certainly won't tend to it; he'll probably suggest creating a position and hiring someone to see to it. Maybe that, too, can come from the "emergency fund." After all, that's where the money for the newly hired assistant to the music supervisor is going to come from.
That whole board is a joke; it remains to be seen what kind of humor we'll get from the two new female members who are Bialon 's puppets.
I think Cramer has pictures of board members doing some crazy things. He must have a file on them a mile long. How does he do all these positions???? Must be Superman. Do you know if there are any phone booths in lower B.V. Has the board asked the teachers to take a pay freeze yet. Where is the consolidation of schools study. Who is first, what is on second, I don't know is on third.
Possibly

Monessen, PA

#81 Nov 23, 2011
BVA surviver wrote:
<quoted text>I think the Magistrate job pays 82,000 and the other jobs are 36,000 combined.
Wasn't sure about the magistrate's salary; last I heard sometime ago, it was around $62000. According to the salary list of last year 2010-11 he was making under ATHLETICS $36000. It did NOT say combined and the other titles were NOT listed on the salary printout.

The position at the BVAFCU under the title of Finance Director/Loan Officer I was told two different salaries; one being $30000 and the other $40000. Don't know which is correct.
Baffled in BVA

Belle Vernon, PA

#82 Nov 23, 2011
Possibly wrote:
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Wasn't sure about the magistrate's salary; last I heard sometime ago, it was around $62000. According to the salary list of last year 2010-11 he was making under ATHLETICS $36000. It did NOT say combined and the other titles were NOT listed on the salary printout.
The position at the BVAFCU under the title of Finance Director/Loan Officer I was told two different salaries; one being $30000 and the other $40000. Don't know which is correct.
Are you kidding! Another title. I don't believe it. No way. Magistrate-$82,000, Athletic Director, Director of Buildings and grounds and Security Director-$36,000 and your saying another $30,000 from BVAFCU. Total of $148,000. Life is good for public sevice in BVA. No recession here. Let the freakin good times roll. Party like its 1999.
Do not know

Monessen, PA

#83 Nov 25, 2011
BVA surviver wrote:
<quoted text>I think Cramer has pictures of board members doing some crazy things. He must have a file on them a mile long. How does he do all these positions???? Must be Superman. Do you know if there are any phone booths in lower B.V. Has the board asked the teachers to take a pay freeze yet. Where is the consolidation of schools study. Who is first, what is on second, I don't know is on third.
Don'tknow about pictures but do believe he has some legal evidence on a few or he flashes that card, what do they call it? The "get out of jail free card".

He does not do all those jobs; he delegates or passes the buck; definitely not Superman but then he, too, has lot a super amount of weight.

The board hasn't asked anything from the techers. They've hired an assistant for one of them for 18 grand; can you believe that? They've also hired another team to do a study for another 18 thousand; and wasted 23 thousand on a track that is on hold because of a stream/creek they encountered.

That board doesn't know anything let alone who's on first.

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