Herkimer Interim Superintendent: "If ...

Herkimer Interim Superintendent: "If people think they have ideas, I'm willing to listen to them"

There are 144 comments on the WKTV story from Oct 23, 2012, titled Herkimer Interim Superintendent: "If people think they have ideas, I'm willing to listen to them". In it, WKTV reports that:

Interim Herkimer Central School Superintendent Gary Tutty hasn't been sleeping nights since his district defeated a proposed school merger with Ilion and Mohawk last week.

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#141 Nov 10, 2012
Dont care wrote:
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I don't care about conspiracy theories, I'd just like schools that are not in the bottom 10% of upstate NY. I have yet to hear an alternative plan.
Also, yes Zaleski was a horrible teacher. We just played cards in his Math 12 class.
AMEN !!!

I too am very tired of this and that conspiracy. However, you are talking to parents whose kids perform in the bottom 10% of all upstate NY schools and take pride in it. I am not sure there is any fix to that.

There are other teachers who it is just easier to get a good tutor and forget about the class. Been allowed to go on for some time. That should have been addressed by previous superintendents and BOE's. We did not simply drop to the bottom of the academic pile overnight.

I do not know the man, but have to give considerable credit to Mr. Tutty who has done a very honorable job in the face of very difficult circumstances and not a great deal of community or BOE support. He does not have to do this. It is very hard to work with people who allow a district to get into this kind of shape over time and then blame everyone else.

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#142 Nov 10, 2012
change wrote:
Get rid of block scheduling, 4- 80 min classes. Break down to 5- 60 min and it opens up another class, possible elective to teach. Or go back to the 8 period way.
the best


#143 Nov 11, 2012
New idea wrote:
Open charter schools! Those teachers don't belong to the unions.
Yes maybe the no voters can open a charter school in Herkimer.

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#144 Nov 11, 2012
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