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Been had in WI

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Jan 25, 2013
 

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Rumor going around that AnnMarie LaRossa will be reopening her private school business in the now closed Westbrook elementary school! It seems her vote to close that school was possibly based in some ulterior motives...hmmmmmmm. Seems a little fishy if this is true. Seems being the board VP has some perks.
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Jan 25, 2013
 
Same announcement was made by Oquenock PTA VP at PTA meeting this week. She said Simon told her.
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Jan 27, 2013
 

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Helene Tsouprakos at South Shore told us there moving the school to the Westbrook Building. Doesn't seem right after last year with the closing.
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Jan 27, 2013
 

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So instead of paying a private landlord thousands of dollors in rent they will now be paying the WI School District. Smart idea to me. It would have been WB or Oquanock. Either way we get the rent money.
Been had in WI

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Jan 27, 2013
 

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Blatant conflict of interest. Not saying she planned this all along but the appearance sure is sleazy. Being she was the deciding vote to close Westbrook (when Gellar wimped out by letting her vote last instead of himself like he should have as the President) this will have all sorts of conspiracy theories and rumours spreading; Especially Westbrook families. It will be interesting to see if the business will be paying market rates for the space.
crazy in WI

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Jan 27, 2013
 

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She is getting it at $.67 Sq Ft. includes all. This will end up at a loss. so guess what... your still going to pay for Westbrook . lets see how long it take before Askus program is shut down.
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I also heard some kind of boxing program is going into westbrook. So here we are having two closed schools rented out piecemeal to whoever comes along. Probably won't be long before Gellar's "cousin" puts his business in there as well. Yet when the board election rolls around this May with LaRossa's seat being one of the ones up for election, 90% of the voters in town won't vote, and a majority of who does vote will probably re elect her anyway. That's if anyone even bothers to run aginst her. Oh by the way, I hear the school's are another $3 million in the hole this year! Even after closing the two schools. What else is gettin cut? I hear Kindergarten will be going to half day to start. This is after the board signed off on raises for all of the administrators as well as a nice new fat contract for the teachers. How are those $12 thousand a year taxes feeling now?
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Jan 27, 2013
 

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I hear this and I hear that. That's the problem with WI. Just like when someone had the sq ft rent COMPLETELY wrong on Kirdahy and Bridges. I doubt it will be less than what the asking rate was for.
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WI Resident wrote:
I hear this and I hear that. That's the problem with WI. Just like when someone had the sq ft rent COMPLETELY wrong on Kirdahy and Bridges. I doubt it will be less than what the asking rate was for.
But is the "asking rate" less than what the MARKET rate is because of LaRossa's status as VP of he board? As I said, it's a conlflict of interest and if nothing else, sleazy. Take the blinders off. You're obviously either a member of the board or friendly with them to defend such a questionable deal. Why don't you turn your anger instead at the board who, if they had any respect or the people of west islip and for transparency, would simply keep the town informed of these deals as they went along. They're as sneaky as the Nixon administration was.
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Jan 27, 2013
 

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South shore pre school mom, if you really spoke to Helene about the Westbrook move, then you would know that Annmarie is not an owner of that school anymore. They severed their business relationship last spring.

Been had in wi... Simon did inform the PTA council about the potential tenants at the last meeting, that is why it was reported at the oquenock meeting, by the council rep who was present at the council meeting. Seems like they are informing the public. So let me understand, because a variety of businesses are moving into the empty buildings and creating a revenue stream that is a bad thing? Why? Because it is exactly what the board said it would do and now that they are showing success you find falt? Sounds like sour grapes to me. So where ya getting your info from? Cutting kindergarten?

According to the district calendar there is a planning session Tuesday night for boe. Why don't you go look people in the eye and ask your questions or spew your bs?
crazy in WI

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Jan 27, 2013
 

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she severed ties in spring because it was a CONFLICT OF INTEREST. SHE GAVE HER THE WI LOCATION AND SHE TOOK OVER THE EAST SLIP LOCATION. THIS IS JUST ON PAPER. YOU IDIOTS NEED TO WAKE UP. SO INSTED OF A 50/50 IN 2 LOCATIONS NOW EACH HAVE A 100% OF ONE.... BUT THEY STILL WORK TOGETHER. YOU ACCEPT THIS. SHE PUT A NEW BOILER IN THE SCHOOL NEW PARKING LOTS NEW PLAY GROUNDS NEW COMPUTER CENTER. TOOK HERSELF OFF WEST ISLIP SSLC AND TOOK OVER EAST ISLIPS. SHE BEEN SETTIN THIS UP FOR A FEW YEARS. NOW SHES GOING TO PAY EXT TO NOTHING IN RENT AND THE TAX PAYERS WILL HAVE TO PICK UP THE REST.
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Jan 28, 2013
 

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No Crazy, she did not. If you believe that then you are an idiot. Conspiracy #1, here we go you believe she planned it for years?? Crazy, when did THE PUBLIC pass the bond to make the improvements you are citing? Please go educate yourself and then come back with a better theory. Crazy, there have been six or seven board members to come and go in that time. Is part of your theory that they were all "in" on it? You really are crazy.
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Jan 28, 2013
 

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Annmarie Larosa is on Topix doing full force damage control. Even if she doesn't own that preschool now she did own it for many many years and that's a conflict. She set up of every wi family to line her own pockets. I hear wi little league is going to rent out some of the space to.
Yes, we're all crazy aren't we.....
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Jan 28, 2013
 

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Why is it if someone disagrees they must be on or a friend of the Board? I do not know any of the BOE personally. I do know that half of what is "heard" in WI is speculation and rumor and when the truth comes out the people who swore the rumors were true have nothing to say. I think it is a good idea, it is income for the District. BTW I have no anger, I dont know where you got that from.
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LaRossa does this kind of sleazy thing because the community lets her get away with it. Hopefully the town wakes up and votes her off the board this year. Anyone from west islip who sends one of their kids to either of her schools ought to have their head examined. She has proven herslf to be untrustworthy.
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Jan 28, 2013
 

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$.67 a square foot isn't correct.I was at the boe meeting and Gellar didn't give the price per square foot he gave a $ per month and how many square ft were being rented.There's more information being omitted at boe meetings than we even are aware of.
They'll keep telling everyone it's imcome coming into the district but won't tell anyone how much its really COSTING the district to give the renters everything thats included.
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Jan 28, 2013
 

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Just came back from drop off at South Shore.
Every parent was talking about this. Someone said that Westbrook was closed because a security expert and a member of the board of education said the school was dangerous? Does anyone know about this or is it just talk? Thank you.
crazy in WI

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why does the wi little league need space????

blah blah blah your a clueless idiot.
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Scared Parent wrote:
Just came back from drop off at South Shore.
Every parent was talking about this. Someone said that Westbrook was closed because a security expert and a member of the board of education said the school was dangerous? Does anyone know about this or is it just talk? Thank you.
This is called total paranoia. WB has operated as an Elementary school for years with no security issues.

Once again people are spreading rumors and half/truths about what is going on in the District. I have NEVER had a problem asking a member of the BOE a question at a meeting or in person. You get what you give and I truly believe the people who have the problems with the BOE have problems with many they come in contact with.
crazy in WI

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Yes safety was one of the reasons West Brook was closed over the other school. Although it was total BS the BOE did say it was one of the reasons for not picking West Brook to stay open. Larosa you are a piece of crap.

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