Russom AND Fatta OUT !
Anonymous

Fort Plain, NY

#44 Feb 5, 2013
i don't know if she did it for the right reasons in your book. but i have had someone say something to me one time and i was so embarrassed, i did turn him in because he knew that you do not talk to other coworkers like that. he lost his job. that is not my fault that he lost his job he knew better. if you have to say i am sorry you know not to say it.
agree to a point wrote:
<quoted text>
Should Russom have said it?, NO.
Should Fatta have taken the complaint? In the current school environment where kids get suspended for making lego guns , of course!
Should those pack of teachers who forced the young teacher to make a formal complaint to give their current superintendent a leg up in the process, Hell No!
The question you have to ask yourself is did the teacher making the complaint do it for the right reasons or not?
On Sundays we ask God for the power to do the right thing, I'm not sure this was the way to do it.
All involved will have to live with their role in this for a long time.
And to the young teacher, we tell our students no to be pressured by our peers, this goes for the adults as well.
what now

Fort Plain, NY

#45 Feb 5, 2013
agree to a point wrote:
<quoted text>
Should Russom have said it?, NO.
Should Fatta have taken the complaint? In the current school environment where kids get suspended for making lego guns , of course!
Should those pack of teachers who forced the young teacher to make a formal complaint to give their current superintendent a leg up in the process, Hell No!
The question you have to ask yourself is did the teacher making the complaint do it for the right reasons or not?
On Sundays we ask God for the power to do the right thing, I'm not sure this was the way to do it.
All involved will have to live with their role in this for a long time.
And to the young teacher, we tell our students no to be pressured by our peers, this goes for the adults as well.
Untill you have been in situation,you have no idea how it makes you feel.This should not have happened.Also,if it happened to these teachers,what makes you think it wont happen with a student?If they didnt report it,it would just give this jerk free reins to do it again,as he has in the past.

Since: Feb 13

United States

#46 Feb 5, 2013
what now wrote:
<quoted text>
Untill you have been in situation,you have no idea how it makes you feel.This should not have happened.Also,if it happened to these teachers,what makes you think it wont happen with a student?If they didnt report it,it would just give this jerk free reins to do it again,as he has in the past.
Were complaints filed in the alleged "past"? Can you verify that there is a pattern? How one remark in front of a group be called harrassment is beyond my understanding. Can anyone prove that M r. Russom has had a "pattern" of sexual harrassment over the course of his career? Seems pretty clear to me that we have a lot of gossip by those who have an agenda. When people are disciplined by those who would personally benefit from their losing their job I think you have to take a good long look at what's really going on here. It's no secret that Laura Campione-Lawrence and/or Patrick Michel would LOVE to have Mr. Russom's job. THIS WHOLE SITUATION REEKS OF OPPORTUNISM. I HOPE THEY BRING IN A NEUTRAL PARTY TO ASSESS THIS SITUATION OR THIS DISTRICT MAY HAVE A HELL OF A SUIT ON THEIR HANDS. JUST SAYIN' AND I'LL BE BACK TO SAY "I TOLD YOU SO" WHEN THE DISTRICT LOSES ITS SHIRT IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
ole timer

Northville, NY

#47 Feb 6, 2013
FanofTruth- Why would Patrick Michel want to have
Mr. Russom's job? He now has the highest paying
job in the BOCES district and it is the job with
the most power. P.S. Either Russom has a problem
or he is very stupid to have made any remark that
can be viewed as sexual harrassment.
Just sayin

Bristol, CT

#48 Feb 6, 2013
Do the comments even fit the definition of sexual harrasment? This is a witch hunt! Russom is not a position of authority at St. J. Fatta may have dropped the ball, but to ruin a person's life when the person ultimately responsible for adressing major issues and problems sits back and secures her cushy job is beyond comprehension. In any other job, the buck stops at the top, except when you throw someone else under the bus! SHADY.

Legal definition:

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when

1. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment,

2. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individuals, or

3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.(29 C.F.R.ยง 1604.11 [1980])
what now

Fort Plain, NY

#49 Feb 6, 2013
FanofTruth wrote:
<quoted text>
Were complaints filed in the alleged "past"? Can you verify that there is a pattern? How one remark in front of a group be called harrassment is beyond my understanding. Can anyone prove that M r. Russom has had a "pattern" of sexual harrassment over the course of his career? Seems pretty clear to me that we have a lot of gossip by those who have an agenda. When people are disciplined by those who would personally benefit from their losing their job I think you have to take a good long look at what's really going on here. It's no secret that Laura Campione-Lawrence and/or Patrick Michel would LOVE to have Mr. Russom's job. THIS WHOLE SITUATION REEKS OF OPPORTUNISM. I HOPE THEY BRING IN A NEUTRAL PARTY TO ASSESS THIS SITUATION OR THIS DISTRICT MAY HAVE A HELL OF A SUIT ON THEIR HANDS. JUST SAYIN' AND I'LL BE BACK TO SAY "I TOLD YOU SO" WHEN THE DISTRICT LOSES ITS SHIRT IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
Oh please.Dan Russom did something wrong,and got called on it.I know it has happened before and swept under the table.The man is wrong for saying what he did.He doesnt know these woman,he wasnt at a bar,and he should know his place!Dont turn this around and have a pity party for Dan Russom,it is what it is.Keep your big mouth shut Mr.Russom and maybe this would not have happened.These are respectable woman who work in St.Johnsville.They dont get their jollies when a man makes sexist remarks.SURPRISE,SURPRISE!
idiots

Saint Johnsville, NY

#50 Feb 6, 2013
this is funny, you wanted all this change now it's happening and some can't figure out why, hahahahahahahahaha. Wonder if DR still wants the merge HA HA HA!!! Quess his rane of power has come to an end. whehter for or against the merge I have to hand it to St J atleast they didn't put up with his BULL!!!!! Maybe there is hope for the new school, or is this the tip of how things are going to be run??????????
thetruth

Utica, NY

#51 Feb 6, 2013
I think the district is supposed to be merging and to sit back and turn in a superintendent when you are suppose to be one school is shady and crap. So much for a united front. St. Johnsville you should be ashamed of yourself. Do you really think we can have unity now? Really!!!!!!
nonsense

Utica, NY

#52 Feb 6, 2013
As a merged school district, how can St. Johnsville look themselves in the eye and tell OE that you did not do this on purpose. You guys got exactly what you wanted. I agree with thetruth. How can these two districts merge when your staff did this? Shame on all of you!
hummm

Ithaca, NY

#53 Feb 6, 2013
Actual FACTS become available--AS PROMISED!

http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.deta...
scumball

Fort Plain, NY

#54 Feb 6, 2013
@nonsense and thetruth. How dare you get on this board and blame the St. Johnsville teachers, who were verbally abused by this sleeze of a man. You don't say these things to female teachers, joking or not, especially when you are in authority over them. Shame on this man for what he said, and shame on the individuals who try to defend him. I am in disbelief that you would rather have a superintendent making sexual innuendo's to his subordinates, rather than have these subordinates stand up and say no, I will not be treated like that. Bravo to our teachers who have the courage to stand up for themselves!!
Taxpayer

Ithaca, NY

#55 Feb 6, 2013
FACTS??? I read opinions in that article. Exactly what the offensive comments were are still not public. Let's have a "we report, you decide" statement from the Leader-Herald.

hummm wrote:
Actual FACTS become available--AS PROMISED!
http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.deta...
Unethical

East Syracuse, NY

#56 Feb 6, 2013
nonsense wrote:
As a merged school district, how can St. Johnsville look themselves in the eye and tell OE that you did not do this on purpose. You guys got exactly what you wanted. I agree with thetruth. How can these two districts merge when your staff did this? Shame on all of you!
It is not all of St.J that did this. I think the assumption of Dr. Michel, Laura, and some members of the staff that are out to get what they want is correct.
Aunt Betty

Fonda, NY

#57 Feb 6, 2013
I know what happened and I can't believe that some of you are defending him. I bet you don't have the whole story, or are a buddy of his. Either that, or his "son" ... who is just as bad as "daddy." Wait until you hear the WHOLE truth. The stuff he said was WRONG. Plain and simple.
Situation man

Canajoharie, NY

#58 Feb 6, 2013
Merger vote is over, no one, can believe this has anything to do with the vote unless they believe they can change the decision. It ain't going to happen.

Since: Feb 13

United States

#59 Feb 6, 2013
Aunt Betty wrote:
I know what happened and I can't believe that some of you are defending him. I bet you don't have the whole story, or are a buddy of his. Either that, or his "son" ... who is just as bad as "daddy." Wait until you hear the WHOLE truth. The stuff he said was WRONG. Plain and simple.
Well, Aunt Betty, don't just sit there and gloat. If you can tell exactly was was said, spit it out. So far nobody has had the guts to do that.

Since: Dec 12

New York, NY

#60 Feb 6, 2013
I think the BOE should lure Chris Battisti out of retirement to come back as the super. She has, and had class when she held that position, and it's what St. J needs right now !
I have teeth

Canajoharie, NY

#61 Feb 6, 2013
scumball wrote:
@nonsense and thetruth. How dare you get on this board and blame the St. Johnsville teachers, who were verbally abused by this sleeze of a man. You don't say these things to female teachers, joking or not, especially when you are in authority over them. Shame on this man for what he said, and shame on the individuals who try to defend him. I am in disbelief that you would rather have a superintendent making sexual innuendo's to his subordinates, rather than have these subordinates stand up and say no, I will not be treated like that. Bravo to our teachers who have the courage to stand up for themselves!!
Verbally abused. lol. Thank you Captain Dramatic.
Nonsense

United States

#62 Feb 6, 2013
This is all nonsense. You guys meaning st.johnsville got what you wanted. Him gone. It has nothing to do with comments that was just an excuse for political motives. Again shame on you. United my but
Cougar Paw

Speculator, NY

#63 Feb 6, 2013
FanofTruth wrote:
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Well, Aunt Betty, don't just sit there and gloat. If you can tell exactly was was said, spit it out. So far nobody has had the guts to do that.
AuntBetty is right. I don't blame her for not talking. It could affect her, or her families, job if anyone finds out who blabs. Staff were informed to remain quiet until the school district releases the details. If I knew, I sure wouldn't risk letting it out!

I've heard many bad things about papa R, but have never had any personal dealings with him. However, I have had dealings with the son and he is crude and classless. Like father, like son?!?!

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