School Vote Results

School Vote Results

There are 9 comments on the WNYT Albany story from May 20, 2008, titled School Vote Results. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

The following school districts have reported their results to NewsChannel 13... ALBANY COUNTY Albany Bethlehem Green Island Guilderland Heatly School District Maplewood Menands North Colonie ...

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goaverillparkvot ers

Albany, NY

#1 May 20, 2008
its about averill park woke up and voted the budget down, the board should wake up now, we can't afford another penney for wasted stuff

Since: Jan 08


#2 May 20, 2008
WOW----WNYT this is the most confusing & hard to read results....take a look at CBS thats organized

Bloomville, NY

#4 May 21, 2008
I'm in Averill Park too....I'm glad it failed. Now the super is going to use scare tactics saying the kids will loose this and that but lets not do anything to her raise though.

New York, NY

#5 May 21, 2008
Fear is how schools operate. As soon as you push back, they cry that the kids will get hurt. They've conditioned us to say thank you when it only goes up 4%. We are in a recession and our income is worth far less than it was just a year ago. I voted the Saratoga budget down. Flat was the only acceptable budget. They need to run schools like a business. Saratoga is going to spend almost $1m on technology upgrades like a new VOIP phone system. How do the kids benefit from that? I want my kids to get a good education but when you look at budget details, you can ALWAYS find pork that can be cut. I'm not that old and used chalk boards and books, no computers. I turned out just fine. I also walked to school uphill both ways.

“Justice for Jaliek!”

Since: May 08

East Greenbush, NY

#6 May 21, 2008
Mikeab wrote:
WOW----WNYT this is the most confusing & hard to read results....take a look at CBS thats organized
I can't get to CBS 6's results. It comes up page cannot be displayed or it displays a small article from yesterday.

I'm looking for the results for the East Greenbush board memebers. They have the budget results here but not the board memebers.

“Justice for Jaliek!”

Since: May 08

East Greenbush, NY

#7 May 21, 2008
I can get to CBS 6 now but still nothing on the board members in East Greenbush.
Comin to Nassau from NJ

United States

#8 May 21, 2008
Well, folks, you must be masochists! Ya did it again! I am working on a major plan that I hope to bring to NY after witnessing and suffering for years in NJ. Fear NOT the unions, and put your anger to constructive use, instead of simply complaining! Change can be had. It takes a struggle, and mettle, but we can NOT be worn down by the district, and Teacher's Union. WE can do it, taxpayers. And, so it will be done.
You MIGHT want to ask yourselves why Berlin appropriated $443K for NINE buses, and E. Greenbush approved $563K for EIGHT buses. Sounds like you did not get the best deal. This is exactly what I am talking about! Might want to buy from the Berlin district bus dealer, and hire another janitor to clean up the fiscal WASTE in East Greenbush with the leftover money!
The pigs at the trough must be reigned in, and the salaries and expenses capped. The money well is finite, and running dry. How much do you want to spend before you have to go through the expense of packing up and moving elsewhere? Let's do some serious research and investigating. Eyes will be opened, and money saved.
Comin to Nassau from NJ

United States

#9 May 21, 2008
YOU are the losers if you give in to the "kiddies will lose" scare tactics! They use that lame excuse year in and year out, and ya just don't learn! Insanity is doing or believing the same thing over and over again expecting different results! Left to their own devices, these pigs will continue to engorge themselves on your hard earned dollars!
There MUST be accountability and transparency in this district. You are getting hoodwinked. I plan an exhaustive and intensive investigation into where every dollar goes. I will use Blue ribbon school districts from around the country as examples of how education can be had for LESS.
Let's put East Greenbush to the test. I bet they will FAIL. Let's give then a "F", and start over.
goaverillparkvot ers

Albany, NY

#10 May 21, 2008
as we did to vote this budget down, we need to keep getting the truth out, the kids won't lose, just keep informing everyone, even when they say a the contingency budget will be more, it won't. Spread the word, get rid of our super, she needs to go, and take 4 of the 4 asst principals in the high school with her, we are wasting so much money. They want to buy 9 new buses, go to the high school at the end of the day, buses leave empty, kids don't ride buses, so double up the runs. Stop running special runs for certain children because their parents are county reps, make them ride the same bus as everyone else. STOP WASTING MY HARD EARNED MONEY. Now that Glasser is back, lets hope for a change. Can we fire the board (I mean puppets)

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