Schools do the math

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Parents who find themselves shopping with their teens for $120 graphing calculators may appreciate this: In response to complaints, the State Education Department today is informing local school officials ... Full Story
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Mother who is mad

Saint James, NY

#1 Dec 1, 2006
Thanks to the wonderful parents of East Islip complaining about buying a graphing calculator when East Islip has nor budget!!! We do not have a business department we do not have Pre-Calculus for all students, we do not have an art department and we are fund raising for varsity sports. Might I remind you that it was the state who said that the students need to have a graphing calculator to take the test, so they should pay for them. What will our tax increase be next year with buying calculators for all schools? By the way maybe we should stop buying the $100 sneakers and put our money where it may make a difference. How much does it cost to eat out?
I'm sorry to say the person who suggested to have East Islip pay for calculators does not know what he is talking about. Thanks for the new tax increase. We already have 29 students in all the classrooms, forget about hiring more teachers to actually teach.
Irate in East Islip

Long Island City, NY

#2 Dec 21, 2006
It's not bad enough these school watch nit wits want to have the calculators added to out school budget but now they want to do the same for field trips. And to add insult to injury George Deabold the Founder of School watch dosen't even own a home in the school district, He doesn't even pay school taxes. His house is in forclosure and he is living in and illegal apartment in his inlaws basement.
Deabold nobody wants you here. Why don't you pack up and move out.
Over Taxed and under paid

Lake Grove, NY

#3 Feb 15, 2007
Is his house really in foreclosure? How can he try to talk about a school budget when he can not run his own finances?
Irate in East Islip

Sunnyside, NY

#4 Mar 25, 2007
That's right. House in Forclosure, lives in inlaws basement, no job and sends 4 kids to our schools. What a guy.
Grumpy

AOL

#6 Mar 25, 2007
This rather rash decision buy the State Education Department has many bad implications. First it means that all calculators must be purchased by the school districts and handed out to the students. How about Musical Instruments. In the past many have been rented out now since it is part of the instruction I guess that all school districts will also have to give free instruments to the students. Photography classes need camera's so they also must be purchased.Will Districts also have to give out laptops for computer classes? Will school districts have to buy cars for students to take home and learn on since a car is needed in drivers ed? Watch out people this is just beginning. New York State is once again the culpret here however I am sure all the taxpayers will place blame on the local Boards of Education. Time to get out of New York.
Over Taxed and under paid

Lake Grove, NY

#7 Mar 28, 2007
While we are at it why not include sneakers for gym. I'm sure the list could get quite extensive and expensive. If Deabold does not work he does not pay any income tax either. How will this affect him. It will come off our backs, not his!
Irate in East Islip

Flushing, NY

#8 Apr 8, 2007
You got that right. He wants all of us to pick up the slack for him. He wants us to pay for his kids educations, calculators and field trips, while he mooches off of his inlaws who receive the enhanced star tax rate. He is a piss poor excuse for a father and a man.
Grumpy

AOL

#9 Apr 8, 2007
There is only one solution here. The Gonernor must hear us and he must get rid of the current Board of regents and the Commissioner of education. They are slowly killing us.
Tamia

Tacoma, WA

#10 May 17, 2007
I love samoa im a samoan dancer in my school helen b stafford
Over Taxed and under paid

Lake Grove, NY

#11 Jun 2, 2007
I found a very helpful website to look up contractors and get court information. It is Free from the county. There is a large amout of public information available to you right in your living room. Business registry, Judgements, Leins and much more.
There are also many other Government Links available on these sites. check it out at FREE. http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us/scco/web/
and http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us/
Irate in East Islip

Sunnyside, NY

#12 Jun 23, 2007
And this Deabold guy is supposed to be a advocate for Special Ed kids. You know what this guy does ? I'll tell you. He gets a letter from a Northport parent looking for assistance with a problem that they are having with the district. The parent says in the letter that they fear retaliation from the district and are concerned about thier child. The woman is desperately looking for help.
WHAT DOES DEABOLD DO ? I'll tell you. He posts the letter on a website WITH HER NAME ON IT. What a great guy. What a professional he is. All he cares about is trying to put himself in the spotlight. He has no regard for this families privacy. He just wants people to think he's a great guy becasue he got the kid a bus for finals. What is wrong with this guy ? That's the one question I can't figure out. Maybe someone else can answer it. In the mean time if you are looking for an advocate may I strongly suggest you look elsewhere, that is of course you don't care about your child or your privacy.
EI Parent

Sunnyside, NY

#13 Jun 23, 2007
This guy is such a loser it's scarey. He lives in a basement. His one kid got thrown out of the school. His house is in forecloser, he lives in a basement. His kids friends are not allowed in the house. He posts SE parents private e-mails on public website with their names on them. He doesn't have a paying job and he posts things under the names of upstanding citizens names like a freaking dufus, He's the biggest loser going and needs to get out of East Islip !!!
Irate in East Islip wrote:
And this Deabold guy is supposed to be a advocate for Special Ed kids. You know what this guy does ? I'll tell you. He gets a letter from a Northport parent looking for assistance with a problem that they are having with the district. The parent says in the letter that they fear retaliation from the district and are concerned about thier child. The woman is desperately looking for help.
WHAT DOES DEABOLD DO ? I'll tell you. He posts the letter on a website WITH HER NAME ON IT. What a great guy. What a professional he is. All he cares about is trying to put himself in the spotlight. He has no regard for this families privacy. He just wants people to think he's a great guy becasue he got the kid a bus for finals. What is wrong with this guy ? That's the one question I can't figure out. Maybe someone else can answer it. In the mean time if you are looking for an advocate may I strongly suggest you look elsewhere, that is of course you don't care about your child or your privacy.
Schoolwatch is a joke

Sunnyside, NY

#14 Jun 23, 2007
George Deabold is a joke. He likes to think he is doing something positive but the truth is he's a loser. He's the " founder" of schoolwatch. What a joke. They have 3 members and they are all deficient. It a group made up of losers for losers. The say they are SE advocates but they will post your private maters in a heartbeat and throw your name around with out any regard to your privacy.
THEY ARE LOSERS>>>>STAY AWAY
Schoolwatch

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Sep 7, 2007
If you want a good website for school information check out:

www.school-watch.org
Schoolwatch website

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Sep 8, 2007
Gr-8 website. Thanks for the info
Schoolwatch website

Forest Hills, NY

#17 Sep 20, 2007
George Deabold..that lowlife sleeze bag is a still around. I can't believe they haven't run him outta that neighborhood yet. He was a dropout druggie and now he's tryin to run the district. Yeah right.
concerned parents

Wyckoff, NJ

#18 Oct 3, 2007
http://myeastislip.blogspot.com/
Forget about Deabold read the stuff thats out about the concerned parents group- They are a teachers union front group. Click on the link above.
SCHOOLWATCH and Tax-PAC put an end to the concerned parents group ! The board took them out of the District calendar.
PS check out the oureastislip site it has alot of info about the group.
East Islip resident

Forest Hills, NY

#19 Nov 10, 2007
George Deabold lives in a cellar. He doesn't send his kids to school. As a matter of fact there has been some questions as to inappropriate behavior between him and his daughter. I don't know for sure but I heard a lot of talk about it. I feel sorry for the kid. When you don't have very good role models you don't stand a chance. I hope for her sake she gets out of there in a hurry.
Over taxed and Under Paid

Lake Grove, NY

#20 Nov 17, 2007
It is all good and well to say forget about George Deabold but here is a man who Is trying to tell The public how their money should be spent, While owing over $37,000 in property taxes. He has not paid taxes since 2003 his mortgage is at least a year behind. His house will go into county tax sale this year if he does not pay. He wanted a tutor for his daughter who was too sick to go to school but was up all night on the internet, and was seen out all hours of the night with her friends. Looks like she was more tired then sick. Many of our children deal with severe illness and emotional situations but yet manage to get through with our help. George tried to put the cost and responsibility on us for what he could not get his child to do.
While his cause may seem a noble one, he is looking for that pot of gold to pull him out of his financial bind. It is Quite obvious that if he has the ability to do the foot work and chase down information and play lawyer he is perfectly capable of at least a desk job. Or perhaps his wife should work, or both. I would to save my home, wouldn’t you. Perhaps he feels he is above the working person, with his intellect he can work the system. His child acts as if there are no financial problems getting whatever she wants. She also bad mouths both sides of her extended family to her friends while living in one of their homes. She has little respect for anyone, She feels she is owed everything, Just as her dad does.
He has also had several business fail and left a trail of thousands in unpaid debt behind him and he is going to tell us how to budget, where the waste is! The waste is paying a family disability through Social Security, Letting them get 4 years behind on their taxes and live off the rest of the community.
If a person wants to go into the public light and have his word taken seriously, He had best have his ducks in a row, He had best be able to handle his own life before casting his opinion on other peoples. Why have we not seen his family backing him up on his quest for justice? They pay taxes! He has brothers and sisters and parents, why are they not behind him? All of the financial information is public record and anyone can access it. I have to get to work. I have a family to take care of! Please leave a not. I would like to know other peoples opinion. More at a later date.
Phyllis Stein

Forest Hills, NY

#21 Nov 21, 2007
Thanks for the info. I heard a lot of stories about him in the past. I also heard he is banned from school property with out an escort and has an outstanding warrant for harrasment on some teacher in the middle school. I also heard he stalked her in a diner and was taking pictures of her. He's a freak. His kids don't stand a chance. I heard that their friends are not allowed in the house. His kid is always over mooching at his friends house on the other end of Simmons. I heard that when he goes to pick the kid up he gets out of the car, knocks on the door and goes back to the car before the door is answered. He never talks to the parents of the other kid or thanks them for having his kid all day. How is the kid going to learn manners if the parents don't have any?

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