Herkimer High teacher and program cut
POPPA CHOX 2

Poland, NY

#176 Aug 21, 2013
:PIC lets talk about FRUITCAKE<<you are THE HOLIDAY DISH .. at true NUTBAG,go overdose on YOUR UNION BENEFITS,,you deserve JUST WHAT YOU GET __(for NOT WORKING) a UNION SLUG floating to the top of the WORKING FOOLS PARADISE at the expense of the underpaid taxpayer .. HOWS your benefit plan going/?/ the simple worker who HAD A LIFE wants to know how THE OTHER 11 percent live..AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR BRAIN DEAD CHILDREN ...you tell us YOU DID A GOOD JOB OF TEACHING.. FOOL me NOT dumbo
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Fort Plain, NY

#177 Aug 21, 2013
Seriously with the CAPS LOCK insanity.. You should probably seek counseling for your anger issues. Listen carefully. It's a Public School system- which means that it's Publicly funded, and offered to the Public. It's a Public Service. I'm assuming that you attended Public School, so you received that service, and if you have a wife/kids/siblings that attended Public School, they received the service, too. It's how it works, whether you like it or not. I don't know how you figure that I don't work.. I leave my house at 6:30am and return home sometime after 4pm on my working days- I'm there well before my contractual start time and stay well after my contractual end time (because I choose to be), and I work at home after the kids go to bed, I spend 2-3 hours at school on just about every Sunday, when I could be home with my family. I was at school today for 7 hours, unpaid, as well. My Benefit plan is great, by the way- thanks for asking. I pay my contribution and the difference between what they pay and what is charged, like most people. When I take my kids to the Dr., after paying my premium amount and budgeting for what I will pay after insurance, I watch people who live on the system get braces, glasses, etc. for free. So am I really sucking the taxpayers dry? At my whopping $61,000/year job? I'm really sorry that you hate your job, life, etc. I'm sorry that you hate paying taxes- I do, too. But that's how we fund our public schools, public safety, etc. deal with it.
As for my own job performance, regardless of what you think, under the State's new APPR evaluation system, I am rated as Highly Effective- the highest rating you can get. After calculating my students' test scores, overall class growth rate, and being evaluated twice, my score was 98.8 out of 100! Sorry to disappoint you.
Honestly though, dude, if this life causes you so much distress and hate, you should seek help. I can't imagine going through life so angry!
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Fort Plain, NY

#178 Aug 21, 2013
Seriously with the CAPS LOCK insanity.. You should probably seek counseling for your anger issues. Listen carefully. It's a Public School system- which means that it's Publicly funded, and offered to the Public. It's a Public Service. I'm assuming that you attended Public School, so you received that service, and if you have a wife/kids/siblings that attended Public School, they received the service, too. It's how it works, whether you like it or not. I don't know how you figure that I don't work.. I leave my house at 6:30am and return home sometime after 4pm on my working days- I'm there well before my contractual start time and stay well after my contractual end time (because I choose to be), and I work at home after the kids go to bed, I spend 2-3 hours at school on just about every Sunday, when I could be home with my family. I was at school today for 7 hours, unpaid, as well. My Benefit plan is great, by the way- thanks for asking. I pay my contribution and the difference between what they pay and what is charged, like most people. When I take my kids to the Dr., after paying my premium amount and budgeting for what I will pay after insurance, I watch people who live on the system get braces, glasses, etc. for free. So am I really sucking the taxpayers dry? At my whopping $61,000/year job? I'm really sorry that you hate your job, life, etc. I'm sorry that you hate paying taxes- I do, too. But that's how we fund our public schools, public safety, etc. deal with it.
As for my own job performance, regardless of what you think, under the State's new APPR evaluation system, I am rated as Highly Effective- the highest rating you can get. After calculating my students' test scores, overall class growth rate, and being evaluated twice, my score was 98.8 out of 100! Sorry to disappoint you.
Honestly though, dude, if this life causes you so much distress and hate, you should seek help. I can't imagine going through life so angry!
geez hit a nerve

Little Falls, NY

#179 Aug 21, 2013
thanks alan you puss
DHB

Herkimer, NY

#180 Aug 22, 2013
ctrl this biatch wrote:
WHY DO YOU TAKE THIS POST DOWN? TRANSPARANCY AND FREE ON THE HHS MINUTES.....
really 52k of taxpayer monies paid for the pension padders.ie; lasalle freshman cl advior$1420 really she is pd 60k already as guidance counselor is that necessary? Ploss sr cl adv $1970,ploss newspaper $630, ploss debate club $1270,ploss pep cub $630 come the eff on .. Mr. Miller please do the right thing...that's not to mention whitton and walrath. what a joke...
2013-2014 Extra-Curricular Appointments
High School Appointments
NAME POSITION SALARY
Ploss, Michelle Senior Class Advisor $1,970
Wenal, Erin Junior Class Advisor $1,420
Walrath, Michelle Sophomore Class Advisor $1,420
LaSalle, Carolyn Freshman Class Advisor $1,420
Simpson, Suemarie 8th Grade Class Advisor $1,420
Reppel, Kerry 7th Grade Class Advisor $1,420
Krause, John Spring Musical Production Director $2,200
Daly, Catherine Drama Club Advisor/Assist. Fall/Spring Dir.$1,520
Whitton, Michael Fall Theatrical Production Director $1,600
Whitton, Michael Outdoors Club Advisor $1,270
Aiello, Adele F.C.C.L.A. Advisor $1,270
Scalise, Laura Sr. High Student Council Advisor $2,200
Regular Board of Education Meeting Wednesday, June 26, 2013 551
Manning, Glenn Sr. High Student Council Asst. Advisor $1,600
Ploss, Michelle Sr. High Newspaper Co-Advisor $ 635
Elias, Melissa Sr. High Newspaper Co-Advisor $ 635
Fox, David Senior High Band Director $1,600
Smith, Kristin Sr. National Honor Society Advisor $1,270
Rodio, Suzanne Jr. National Honor Society Advisor $1,270
Krutz, Darryl SAAD Advisor $1,270
Ploss, Michelle UN Club/Debate Club Advisor $1,270
Walrath, Michele Sr. High Yearbook Technical Advisor $2,200
LaSalle, Carolyn Sr. High Yearbook Financial Advisor $2,200
Wenal, Erin PEP Club Co-Advisor $ 635
Ploss, Michelle PEP Club Co-Advisor $ 635
Hernandez, Caitlin Sr. High Language Club Advisor $1,270
Scalise, Laura Peer Mediation Co-Advisor $ 635
Watkins, Nancy Peer Mediation Co-Advisor $ 635
Elementary Appointments
NAME POSITION SALARY
Knowlton, Debra Elem. Student Council Advisor $1,520
Kirkpatrick, Shelley Elem. Student Council Assistant Advisor $1,270
Vogt, Renee Elem. Yearbook Club Advisor $1,600
Watkins, Christine Elem. Yearbook Club Assistant Advisor $1,270
King, Jennifer Elem. Library Club Advisor $1,270
Carswell, Lisa Elem. Literature Club Advisor $1,270
Onufer, Sandra Just Say NO Club Advisor $1,270
Jory, Cheryl Elem. Newspaper Advisor $1,270
Jones, Marianne Elem. Computer Club Advisor $1,270
Traglia, James Steel Drum Band Advisor $1,600
McCutcheon, Heather Art Club Co-Advisor $ 635
Wheeler-Stapf, Heather Art Club Co-Advisor $ 635
So ? As compared to what ? Compare this to other school budgets OUTSIDE of the area....list them too. There is nothing earth shattering here and $52,000 is what percentage of an $20M budget (.26%)???? Given your structural financial issues that aren't going to get better (increasing costs and stagnant to decreasing tax base), one assumed you understood the real costs of running a school if you did not want to merge. Sorry, the bills are due.
hey dhb

Little Falls, NY

#181 Aug 22, 2013
DHB wrote:
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So ? As compared to what ? Compare this to other school budgets OUTSIDE of the area....list them too. There is nothing earth shattering here and $52,000 is what percentage of an $20M budget (.26%)???? Given your structural financial issues that aren't going to get better (increasing costs and stagnant to decreasing tax base), one assumed you understood the real costs of running a school if you did not want to merge. Sorry, the bills are due.
all im saying is these monies are unnecessary... you have to start cuts somewhere and this is a very good place to start. you look at this list above and it is very unsettling where our tax monies are being used. id rather see this waste go towards hiring another teacher...
not good

New York, NY

#182 Aug 23, 2013
Cuts here would adversely effect more students than cutting sports and/or reducing kindergarten to a half day. Priorities people, priorities.

What am I saying? We already voted our kids less opportunity.
first amendment

Little Falls, NY

#183 Aug 23, 2013
not good wrote:
Cuts here would adversely effect more students than cutting sports and/or reducing kindergarten to a half day. Priorities people, priorities.
What am I saying? We already voted our kids less opportunity.
stfu u cake eater , nobody asked for ur pie hole, enjoy ur central valley academy and ur cockmo u dcik
DHB

Herkimer, NY

#184 Aug 23, 2013
hey dhb wrote:
<quoted text>all im saying is these monies are unnecessary... you have to start cuts somewhere and this is a very good place to start. you look at this list above and it is very unsettling where our tax monies are being used. id rather see this waste go towards hiring another teacher...
...and all I am saying is that $52,000 will be absorbed whole over the next few years with increases in power, water, sewage, repairs, etc. As romantic as you like to make it sound,.26% of a $20M budget is not going to allow you to trade off for a long term expenditure like hiring teachers. You need to make MAJOR, STRUCTURAL changes to the way bills get paid. Costs are not going to go down and the tax base is not getting larger. In turn, that means your taxes cannot possibly go down either. Having rejected a merger option is fine, but we cannot be all shocked and amazed when the bills come due. School personnel do not owe it to us to work for nothing and we are not entitled to it. Their wage and benefits are below market for similar education and experience and I have no problem paying them. Neither should anyone else.
DHB

Herkimer, NY

#185 Aug 23, 2013
not good wrote:
Cuts here would adversely effect more students than cutting sports and/or reducing kindergarten to a half day. Priorities people, priorities.
What am I saying? We already voted our kids less opportunity.
This may or may not be true. However, our academic performance is already in the bottom 10% and by looking at schools in the top 10%, I do not see where the cutting year after year after year for the last 15 years has done anything positive academically or socially. Are you saying if we continue cutting for the next few years that things will get better ? Really ? Since cutting has not been successful, why don't we try something else, like investing in our schools ? Pay the bills. Can't hurt. The top 250 performing high schools do not have any shortage of sports, music, art, after school,or weekend activities. Colleges will not run the other way when they hear where you went to high school. You think we are magically going to perform academically better if we eliminate all of these programs ? We need to think differently about Herkimer if you want others to invest, even with state school aid.
Phd

Hampton, NH

#186 Aug 23, 2013
God bless america
stanley

Utica, NY

#187 Aug 23, 2013
you fools voted against merging------NOW you will suffer your own consequences----you were told how tight the budget was------that merger was needed---now, go cry in your beers
what

Herkimer, NY

#188 Aug 24, 2013
stanley wrote:
you fools voted against merging------NOW you will suffer your own consequences----you were told how tight the budget was------that merger was needed---now, go cry in your beers
Are you still talking about the merger? Wow talk about stuck in the past. It's over, it was voted on. Remember? It was VOTED on!!
WaitNSee

Little Falls, NY

#189 Aug 25, 2013
They just want everybody to suffer who ruined their payday, nothing more, nothing less. Move on Haters.
too dumb

Stephentown, NY

#190 Aug 25, 2013
first amendment wrote:
<quoted text>stfu u cake eater , nobody asked for ur pie hole, enjoy ur central valley academy and ur cockmo u dcik
Cockmo is from jerkimer, correct? And, he's providing Mohawk and Ilion a better educational opportunity, that's the best. Shoved right in your a$$.

Don't let the IP address fool you, I have a hot-spot you dumbfk.
Nope

Stephentown, NY

#191 Aug 25, 2013
DHB wrote:
<quoted text>
This may or may not be true. However, our academic performance is already in the bottom 10% and by looking at schools in the top 10%, I do not see where the cutting year after year after year for the last 15 years has done anything positive academically or socially. Are you saying if we continue cutting for the next few years that things will get better?
I'm saying Sports needs to be cut before French Club.

I'm saying cutting is the wrong path across the board.

I'm saying we need to merge...Oh that's right we voted that down.

I guess I'm saying we're fked.
political watcher

Herkimer, NY

#192 Aug 26, 2013
first amendment wrote:
luppino for district leg
oh yea..what a choice he would make..but he would fit in..not too bright. Actually he's dimwitted. When they air his police record and the way he has covered things up..Risi...for sure he will fit in. Lousy school and he had no insight. He just wanted to protect his little angels . Yes he thinks they are angels. Ask the teachers? the boys are terrors. Now he wants to try to secure jobs for his losers friends. Why didn't he run for school board? He wants the $$. Extra $18,000 plus cop pension. Not bad for doing nothing.
RIT reading is tough

Stephentown, NY

#193 Aug 26, 2013
political watcher wrote:
<quoted text> oh yea..what a choice he would make..but he would fit in..not too bright. Actually he's dimwitted. When they air his police record and the way he has covered things up..Risi...for sure he will fit in. Lousy school and he had no insight. He just wanted to protect his little angels . Yes he thinks they are angels. Ask the teachers? the boys are terrors. Now he wants to try to secure jobs for his losers friends. Why didn't he run for school board? He wants the $$. Extra $18,000 plus cop pension. Not bad for doing nothing.
School Board??? Wtf are you talking about? BOE members don't get paid.
wow

Liverpool, NY

#194 Aug 26, 2013
ahh dah that's the reason no cash, damn your stupid
what a dk

Stephentown, NY

#195 Aug 26, 2013
wow wrote:
ahh dah that's the reason no cash, damn your stupid
Try expressing your idea's more clearly. That way it will leave no room for error and we will instantly realize you're a dk.

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