Get the TRUE facts about the merger

Get the TRUE facts about the merger

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Merger Guy

Ilion, NY

#1 Oct 2, 2012
To get the truth about the merger, visit: http://friendsofthemerge.blogspot.com/
Truth

New York, NY

#2 Oct 2, 2012
Truth is we are being lied too.
Taxpayer

Herkimer, NY

#3 Oct 2, 2012
Only when public money is involved could you have a merger or consolidation that is less efficient and costs more than having three separate districts. The merger does not address the real problem: Pay rates, Pensions, and Benefits.

Also, if we have failing districts both academically and financially, why should we reward the current leadership with positions in the new district? None of the superintendents pushing for this merger deserve the superintendent's position- they should not even be considered for the job.

i heard

New York, NY

#4 Oct 3, 2012
I heard two of them are retiring and Tangorra is taking over it as the only superintendent.... he is a very shady guy...
Scam

Utica, NY

#5 Oct 3, 2012
This school merger is a big scam on the people...Information is being hidden and questions are not answered...With the merger the cost to run the merged district actually GOES UP and after the 14 years when the state money dries up you will see taxes go through the roof!! NEVER trust a politician... The merger will DESTROY our schools, neighborhoods, villages and towns
VOTE NO
We have excellent small schools...I don't want a big bureaucratic school like Utica... look what goes on there
PLEASE GET OUT AND DEFEAT THIS
VOTE NO
no merger

Little Falls, NY

#6 Oct 3, 2012
Go to www.herkimermerger.com and click on the long white box along the top of the page. That page shows how shady Tangorra and others are. Total conflict of interest!
well

Ilion, NY

#7 Oct 3, 2012
hopefully it is not too late mr tangorra isnt even properly qualified for the job and should not be considered given the mess he has made of ilion
Conflicts of Interest

Little Falls, NY

#8 Oct 3, 2012
Just so you know, if Tangorra is not selected as new superintendent for the new school, he will still be paid his huge salary plus benefits for the entire remaining term of the contract he currently has. Tangorra knows that the new Board of Education has no choice but to choose him. The BOE will not pay 2 salaries, one for tangorra to stay home, and the other for another superintendent to do the job. So Tangorra's position is pretty much guaranteed. That's why he is fighting so hard. CONFLICT OF INTEREST = ILLEGAL = SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL
ole timer

Altmar, NY

#9 Oct 4, 2012
Two points of information- One- of the 38 schools
in the Utica-Rome area Herkimer and Ilion are
ranked 36 and 37 academically. So much for our
"excellent small schools." Second- If Mr.
Tangorra is not appointed as the new super-
intendent he will be paid for the remaining
term of his contract, whatever that is, unless
he takes a new superintendent's job; in that
case he would be paid any difference between
the salary of his new job and what he was paid
in Ilion. That could be nothing if his new job
pays more than Ilion did. At least when you're
giving facts, give all of them.
Why

New York, NY

#10 Oct 4, 2012
ole timer wrote:
Two points of information- One- of the 38 schools
in the Utica-Rome area Herkimer and Ilion are
ranked 36 and 37 academically. So much for our
"excellent small schools." Second- If Mr.
Tangorra is not appointed as the new super-
intendent he will be paid for the remaining
term of his contract, whatever that is, unless
he takes a new superintendent's job; in that
case he would be paid any difference between
the salary of his new job and what he was paid
in Ilion. That could be nothing if his new job
pays more than Ilion did. At least when you're
giving facts, give all of them.
Impressive facts. Perhaps that is why we need all of the AP courses promised with the merge - because we are doing such a BANG UP JOB with the fundamentals. What a joke!!
Truth

Syracuse, NY

#11 Oct 4, 2012
Why wrote:
<quoted text>
Impressive facts. Perhaps that is why we need all of the AP courses promised with the merge - because we are doing such a BANG UP JOB with the fundamentals. What a joke!!
Good point. There are always promises but NEVER guarantees. If there were and had confidence they'd stick, I'd vote yes. However, the one's who have their heads OUT of their a$$es realize that and will vote NO!
ole timer

Altmar, NY

#12 Oct 4, 2012
Fundamentals are just that, fundamentals. What
do you plan to do with the students who have
mastered the fundamentals? Hopefully, you would
aspire to allowing students to reach their full
potential and not be satisfied with the bare
minimum.
Backwards

New York, NY

#13 Oct 4, 2012
ole timer wrote:
Fundamentals are just that, fundamentals. What
do you plan to do with the students who have
mastered the fundamentals? Hopefully, you would
aspire to allowing students to reach their full
potential and not be satisfied with the bare
minimum.
I think a MUCH more pertinent question is "What will you do with the students who haven't mastered the fundamentals". That would seem to be job 1.
well

Ilion, NY

#14 Oct 4, 2012
he misappropriated funds from his last job how could we hire him?
haha

Ilion, NY

#15 Oct 4, 2012
there are no guarantees on state aid either they can cut it back as much as they want!!
no merger

Little Falls, NY

#16 Oct 4, 2012
Ole timer, do you think ANY new school board would take a chance of NOT hiring Tangorra when they would possibly have to pay $170,000 for an ex superintendent while at the same time paying close to $200,000 or more for the new superintendent? Yeah, that would go REAL we'll with the taxpayers. He knows he will get the job and it clearly shows. Absolute conflict of interest. Wake up and stop being a retard, yesman.

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