Last-minute legal maneuver tries to stop school merger

Oct 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WKTV

Nearly two years of study and debate are drawing to a close, and Herkimer County voters are about to go to the polls on an issue that has divided the county like few others.

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blome is actually Blow me it is an invitation for oral sex and retard wow is that how pro-mergers think about children with IEP as retards? Steve Gloo works for the County Highway Department and I agree with that other post perhaps it is time to check our facts. FOIL freedom of information law and direct evidence from his post times on facebook. Mr. Gloo buckle up your friend blome has great ideas. You are getting foiled. Also you say Vicki Judd is not the leader of the friends, thats probably because Vicki Judd you are the one that made this blome and retard post. Don't run Vicki accept what's coming we know what your doing and as a board member it is criminal and you will have to answer to the justice system soon. Or it might be mouthpiece Molly. Molly remember, the ship goes down your on it with Vicki.
I think you should read through the post again. blome and retard were actually used by an ANTI MERGER person. I responded saying I did not know what the blome meant. and no this is not vicki judd or molly, Vicki has nothign to run from, she is a stand up citizen who helps out and volunteers her time in multiple arenas and it's people like you who sit on your ass and critisize.
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Has anyone seen a new proposed curriculum for any grade level? All these ideas of better education and better opportunity are great, but what are they specifically? I keep hearing a lot of "could" and "might" and "possibly". I'd like some specifics before we send our kids off to have a bigger school with the same teachers and the same classes.
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Oct 15, 2012
 
zaa, check out the study, all of the classes, clubs, sports etc are listed in the apendix. If you do not have a paper copy all of the ditricts have it posted on their websites.
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This merger truly is a WAR between the Mohawk Valley Elite Families like the Tangorras, Stalteris, Aneys, vs. every one else whom they have trampled on for decades. That's why this place is shit it is because the elites have ruled us for too long. 3 very very brave people are finally taking a stand its time we all stopped hiding in some corner and we get out to vote this proposition down and then we take these people out of power.
The public showed Stalteri the door in the Legislature run, now it's Tangorra's turn!
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This merger truly is a WAR between the Mohawk Valley Elite Families like the Tangorras, Stalteris, Aneys, vs. every one else whom they have trampled on for decades. That's why this place is shit it is because the elites have ruled us for too long. 3 very very brave people are finally taking a stand its time we all stopped hiding in some corner and we get out to vote this proposition down and then we take these people out of power.
If you think the Tangorra's and Stalteri's are elite families you really need to get out more!!!

From The World Dictionary:

1. the most powerful, rich, gifted, or educated members of a group, community, etc

Get a grip, please! Ruled us, really? This place might be crap because you actually believe your being "ruled". LOL

Sorry this all just cracks me up!
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zaa wrote:
Has anyone seen a new proposed curriculum for any grade level? All these ideas of better education and better opportunity are great, but what are they specifically? I keep hearing a lot of "could" and "might" and "possibly". I'd like some specifics before we send our kids off to have a bigger school with the same teachers and the same classes.
That's the thing ... the merger study is just a "roadmap". Nothing is set in stone or guaranteed in it. The new board could take it and throw it in the garbage and start over. All of the classes listed in the study are just suggestions and thoughts. The new board (which has not been elected yet) does not have to implement any of it. How can anyone vote yes on a "roadmap"?
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<quoted text>That's the thing ... the merger study is just a "roadmap". Nothing is set in stone or guaranteed in it. The new board could take it and throw it in the garbage and start over. All of the classes listed in the study are just suggestions and thoughts. The new board (which has not been elected yet) does not have to implement any of it. How can anyone vote yes on a "roadmap"?
What we are voting on is whether or not to create the structure that will enhance and give the potential for the "road map" to lead some where; a secure highway so to speak.Without the merger the potential to implement new things is non existent.
The only guarantee is, No merge means No possibilities.
The most crucial vote of all will be the new BOE members!
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The buildings' usage is also not set. Neither are new salaries. Neither are classes. Neither are saved jobs.
The only thing that is set is:
1. The fact of who gets the superintendent's position since realistically any new board would have to hire Tangorra because of his existing contract.
2. The fact that there is no savings once we merge.
3. The fact that adding so many bus routes will only increase the costs of any new district.
So why is anyone pushing this merger? See fact #1. And who has been the main man pushing it? See fact #1. Now he has his puppets talking for him since he had been told to shut up because he was making it too obvious.
VOTE NO!
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I think you should read through the post again. blome and retard were actually used by an ANTI MERGER person. I responded saying I did not know what the blome meant. and no this is not vicki judd or molly, Vicki has nothign to run from, she is a stand up citizen who helps out and volunteers her time in multiple arenas and it's people like you who sit on your ass and critisize.
Vicki has plenty to run from Molly! No more talk soon you can see for yourself. Seeing is believing. And soon all will believe
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This merger truly is a WAR between the Mohawk Valley Elite Families like the Tangorras, Stalteris, Aneys, vs. every one else whom they have trampled on for decades. That's why this place is shit it is because the elites have ruled us for too long. 3 very very brave people are finally taking a stand its time we all stopped hiding in some corner and we get out to vote this proposition down and then we take these people out of power.
You need to get treatment for your paranoia! You've been drinking too much Obama Envy Koolaid. Nobody wants to rule over idiots like you. You are the reason why so many people are leaving this area!
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It is sad I mean everyone is in an heightened emotional state but this girl is just a butcher seemingly taking glee in being a mean and vindictive person. She is a favorite at work as we follow "October Madness" on the facebook page and always say "Ohhhh Alyssia" whenever she comes back with one of her classless putdowns. There is a way to constructively argue and with the people skills Alyssia has I doubt she will go very far in life. I hope she can overcome what ever anger issues she has in all seriousness this thing ends in a few days she will still be a bitter human either way.
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The merger offers
many new clubs and classes
plus activities

Advanced Stuck in Time
Small town Pissin and Moanin
Vindictive Smearing

Misinformation
Dirty Politics and Lies
Head Stuck in Sand club
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Herkimer Haiku wrote:
The merger offers
many new clubs and classes
plus activities
Advanced Stuck in Time
Small town Pissin and Moanin
Vindictive Smearing
Misinformation
Dirty Politics and Lies
Head Stuck in Sand club
'Offers' being a key word. There are no promises, no guarantees. It's sham being shoved down our throats. Alternatives need to be explored. I am not a lemming and choose not to do what the state wants me to do just because that's what they want.

And the smearing, misinformation, dirty politics and lies come from both sides of the issue. How can anyone vote for something that was so mishandled to begin with and has been so disfigured over time? Vote NO.
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do not agree wrote:
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It's you're. And not sure what blome means, but what i posted was fact, you are posting opinion.
You said He needed to get his facts straight...what facts are wrong dk-head?
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Did you see some of the telegram letters to the editor today? One of Molly's friends wrote that "the merger is not about saving money". read it! It's all all about spending more which brings us back to the question who is going to pay for all the add ons after the merger money begins to decline and eventually stops? Even when we continue to receive some aid it will be substanially less each year. When we see revenue decrease that means we either have to cut or raise taxes. And don't bull crap us that reserves and fund balances will make up the difference. They will cut again and close our community schools. Taking grades 5 and 6 out of everyones elementary school will leave a lot of vacant space. So they will end up closing the jarvis school where all the 5 6 grades r supposed to go. way to go mohawk!
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FB Merger Page Quote wrote:
From the FB merger page...Talk about calling the kettle black Ms. Briggs...'garndiosity'? Fits you well. As does superior, know-it-all, disrespectful...
Betsy Williams Briggs: "I think that this, although a bit toungue-in-cheek, is a reference to the petitions put forward by Mr Monohan, Ms Osborne, and Mr. Edwards. who have made an effort to make the decision about the merger for ALL of us (pro or con). That is no small matter. I expect that many people with differing opinions are upset about their presumptive grandiosity."
The petition is to ensure that a vote is fair, given the allegations that there has been tampering. If the shoe was on the other foot, you'd be screaming from the roof-tops. Careful when dismounting from your high horse.
Useless petition. The 3 stooges are funny as hell.
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WTF16 wrote:
The people behind this merger already have plans for the under-use, and over-used school classromms ! In a few short years, they'll be bellyaching that transportation costs are too high,(DUH!) and the only way to remedy that, is to build a brand new centrally located school.
We'll have a building similar to the Sherburne-Earlville school, which looks like a Goddamned prison.
I'm at Sherburne-Earlville School a few times a year, very nice school and very well run. A prison? Thats funny, far from it.

Also, why would we need a new school, apparently you didn't read the capacity projections, on top of that, population is decreasing, not growing.

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All the bashing has to stop!! Everyone is going to vote what they vote...Yes or No. In the end its about our children and their future. I certainly hope it works out for them!!! God help us either way!! I will be voting....NO!!!! Thank you and have a nice day!!
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i would know when im im my knees im at eye level with jack, hes a good though, we are voting NO
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She is the wife of the vice principal of Herkimer High. Hardly impartial........and really mean.
I think you really need to get a life and get your facts straight. Betsy Briggs is one of the sweetest and honest person you would know. All this BS over the merger sucks. No matter what happens with the merger things are going to be tuff either way you look at it. I am in favor of the merger, these children deserve more of an education than what they are getting. I feel sorry for the kids of parents that all you hear is idenity, sports, 4 different schools, get over yourself and get with the real world today. It's not like is was years ago and never will be, we need to move forward for our children.

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