Is principal Lassen about to be fired due to budget cuts or croney-ism..?

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Manorvillemom

Yaphank, NY

#1 May 7, 2008
WHY fire Lassen, who just got the job? Is she a sacrificial lamb for an overblown budget? Can't believe that. Need a better reason.
DaytonMOM

Brooklyn, NY

#2 May 9, 2008
I say CRONYISM! EVERYONE MUST ATTEND THE MAY 21 BOE MEETING. IT IS FAR FROM OVER. Mrs. Lassen is Phenomenal. From what I hear, this has NOTHING to do with the budget. I think Mr. Nocero just want's his buddy running the show at Dayton Avenue. It's a nobrainer: Barbara is EXPERIENCE and Volforte is his crony. This community will NOT stand for this. If Barbara goes, so will the BOE - One by one we will vote them OUT and we will request the removal of Nocero also. The BOE MUST listen to this community. There are no other options. Like it was stated at the meeting....DON'T GIVE UP ON BARBARA LASSEN, MR. NOCERO.
Manorville neighbor

Englewood, CO

#3 May 12, 2008
We have to take into consideration there are two sides to every story. Principals don't just get let go for no reasons. Districts can be sued if they did that. We don't even know if Volforte knows Nocero. The BOE should go anyway Dayton and South Street get nothing. Everything is given to Eastport. The Eastport K classes are 18 kids compared to South Street with an average of 24. Divide those teachers make things equal. Vote for a new BOE regardless.

“smart@ss...that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#4 May 15, 2008
Manorville neighbor wrote:
We have to take into consideration there are two sides to every story. Principals don't just get let go for no reasons. Districts can be sued if they did that. We don't even know if Volforte knows Nocero. The BOE should go anyway Dayton and South Street get nothing.
you are right and wrong.....Nocero has said at the last couple of meetings that Lassen is going because of "personel issues"....Nocero is the BOE's little pawn...he does what ever they (BOE) tell him to do.....The ESM BOE is what we should get rid of....they fired the last super Dan Conner because he would take any c r a p from them...Dan Conner did more for our district in 3 months than our past super did in 4 years...
Manorville neighbor wrote:
Everything is given to Eastport. The Eastport K classes are 18 kids compared to South Street with an average of 24. Divide those teachers make things equal. Vote for a new BOE regardless.
This statement is so untrue .....k thru 2 grade are in trailers at eastport....my kids k class had 24 students in as well....the BOE and admin have fired over 8 elementary teachers and a total of 26 in our district for our upcoming budget....our problem is that our BOE believe the people of manorville/eastport are lambs and we will follow them blindly down the path....get rid of them all....we need more of the community to be involved..
LAXMom

AOL

#5 May 15, 2008
We are definitely not blind little lambs and rest assured there are new faces waiting to take over this BOE in the near future.

YES. Mr Conners was fantastic - very highly respected throughout NY. Many are baffled and now, RUMOR has it that he is sueing our district for an undisclosed amount of money. So now, even more funds are going to legal fees, when they could be paying for teachers. This district needs some major revamping, beginning at the top.

We ALL need to attend the BOE meetings and be very aware of what is going on in our district. Although we are merged as one district, it still feels very divided. The BOE is Eastport parents, and some feel that South Street and Dayton get the shaft. We are one district now people!

Also, there was an email circulating that Mrs. Lassen is not going to be fired. That is great news. They also said she doesn't have it in writing yet. Not so good news.
farmersdaughter

East Moriches, NY

#6 May 15, 2008
The email is correct! Barbara will be staying. It is great news, however, the community does need to stay involved in the BOE activities. I also support the attendance of these meetings in order to avoid situations like this from occurring in the future!

“smart@ss...that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#7 May 15, 2008
LAXMom wrote:
We are definitely not blind little lambs and rest assured there are new faces waiting to take over this BOE in the near future.
YES. Mr Conners was fantastic - very highly respected throughout NY. Many are baffled and now, RUMOR has it that he is sueing our district for an undisclosed amount of money. So now, even more funds are going to legal fees, when they could be paying for teachers. This district needs some major revamping, beginning at the top.
We ALL need to attend the BOE meetings and be very aware of what is going on in our district. Although we are merged as one district, it still feels very divided. The BOE is Eastport parents, and some feel that South Street and Dayton get the shaft. We are one district now people!
Also, there was an email circulating that Mrs. Lassen is not going to be fired. That is great news. They also said she doesn't have it in writing yet. Not so good news.
As a matter of fact....Nocero was at the eastport pto meeting last night and stated that Lassen was re-hired....now lets see what happens at the BOE meeting the 21st...after the buget vote...i agree with you that the comunity needs to get more involved...i am very proud of the students and parents of dayton ave for fighting for Lassen and i tip my hat to them.....i know for a fact that there were some parents from eastportent and showed their support for lassen as well....i think we as a community need to banned together to fight for the rights of ALL our children at ESM.....

“smart@ss...that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#8 May 15, 2008
sorry for the typo's ...issues with my laptop....but i am sure you got the gist of what i was trying to say.. :)
DaytonMOM

Brooklyn, NY

#9 May 15, 2008
I'm glad to hear Nocero made the announcement. I am very happy Mrs. Lassen is staying. She is wonderful. We do need to work together as a community. I was happy to see some of the Eastport parents at the BOE meeting, it shows unity.
Manorvillemom

Yaphank, NY

#10 May 16, 2008
Having heard it from Lassen herself, she seems quite happy with the results of all of us who came to speak our minds to the BOE to save her job. Now what do we do with those "cronies" who planned to drop her?

“smart@ss...that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#11 May 16, 2008
Manorvillemom wrote:
Having heard it from Lassen herself, she seems quite happy with the results of all of us who came to speak our minds to the BOE to save her job. Now what do we do with those "cronies" who planned to drop her?
vote each and everyone of them out.....they have made it very apparent that THEY have own agenda....the administrator that really needs to go is Bossert...he is a horrible principal...he never resolves any issue he just ignores them in the hopes that they will go away... he just received his doctorate and can't fit his head through the door....
DaytonMOM

Brooklyn, NY

#12 May 16, 2008
I agree....unfortunately, the BOE members that need to be voted out are not the ones up for re-election...but the people of this community will NOT forget what they just put Mrs. Lassen through, and we WILL vote those individuals out..one by one.
DaytonDad

Colts Neck, NJ

#13 May 18, 2008
I just can't believe how out of control this has spiraled. From this and that online petition, we could be close to losing a fine administrator. What did AP do? His job! He must have done something right because Nocero recognized him. As someone who has two children in Dayton, I have met Mr. Volforte and my children know him too. He is in the classrooms and interacts with the children everyday. But who cares, if anything needs to be said, we as a community need to come together to see that TEAM LASSEN and VOLFORTE continue at Dayton Avenue for years!
Manorvillemom

Yaphank, NY

#14 May 18, 2008
Perhaps this is just the wakeup call we've needed.
DaytonMOM

Brooklyn, NY

#15 May 19, 2008
I agree with most of what you said DaytonDad, but I worry that Volforte is out for Mrs. Lassen's job. I have heard he is Mr. Nocero's "go to" guy. I believe that the efforts of those who supported Mrs. Lassen and that online petition gave our Board of Ed a taste of how the community feels and that is why Mrs. Lassen is staying. I know Volforte could learn so much working along side Mrs. Lassen. I still just can not comprehend why Mr. Nocero would want to have inexperienced over experienced. This is an absolute overdue wakeup call and I still feel that Mr. Nocero owes the community some answers.

“smart@ss...that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#16 May 19, 2008
DaytonMOM wrote:
I agree with most of what you said DaytonDad, but I worry that Volforte is out for Mrs. Lassen's job. I have heard he is Mr. Nocero's "go to" guy. I believe that the efforts of those who supported Mrs. Lassen and that online petition gave our Board of Ed a taste of how the community feels and that is why Mrs. Lassen is staying. I know Volforte could learn so much working along side Mrs. Lassen. I still just can not comprehend why Mr. Nocero would want to have inexperienced over experienced. This is an absolute overdue wakeup call and I still feel that Mr. Nocero owes the community some answers.
I know for a fact that when the first wave of teachers were told that they no longer have a job with ESM as of june 08...one of students at dayton started a petiton (this child happens to be my friends son) volforte called this child down to his office and reprimanded him for starting the petiton and actually ripped it up in the students face ......volforte is the BOE's boy

as for nocero ....he is the BOE's boy too and does what they say.....i have noticed at several meetings that nocero always sits next to the BOE president.....she always is correcting him and feeding him lines and things to say...i firmly believe that what has been going on with our district is due to our current BOE they are out of control and now they are a little shaken up because the community is not taking any of their c r a p anymore...we have to vote them out
Manorvillecrazin ess

Brooklyn, NY

#17 May 20, 2008
Wow. I just found this and I am disgusted to hear that he ripped that petition up. I was thrilled that the kids submitted a petition with over 100 signatures at the BOE for Mrs. Lassen. Many parents I know have approached me regarding this situation and everyone has stated that they had a problem with the way Mr. Volforte handled a situation. Rest assured, if he messes with Lassen's job or the BOE tries this again next year, we will come back even stronger. The people behind TEAM LASSEN had only just begun from what I have heard.

I have also heard that our BOE president was the "Push" behind Nocero and that there were a lot of PERSONAL attacks on Mrs. Lassen. What a disgrace. They should be ashamed of themselves. Now they have turned their sights on Eastport Elem.'s AP. She was told she's getting the boot now.
ProudSupporter

Medford, NY

#18 May 20, 2008
With all due respect, has anyone asked Volforte about the petition? Or is this just a rumor gone bad? As a supporter of Mrs. Lassen I am happy she is back and that the board listened to our complaints. Before we attack the middle man or the person put in this bad position, we should ask him directly.

“smart@ss...that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#19 May 20, 2008
Manorvillecraziness wrote:
Wow. I just found this and I am disgusted to hear that he ripped that petition up. I was thrilled that the kids submitted a petition with over 100 signatures at the BOE for Mrs. Lassen. Many parents I know have approached me regarding this situation and everyone has stated that they had a problem with the way Mr. Volforte handled a situation. Rest assured, if he messes with Lassen's job or the BOE tries this again next year, we will come back even stronger. The people behind TEAM LASSEN had only just begun from what I have heard.
I have also heard that our BOE president was the "Push" behind Nocero and that there were a lot of PERSONAL attacks on Mrs. Lassen. What a disgrace. They should be ashamed of themselves. Now they have turned their sights on Eastport Elem.'s AP. She was told she's getting the boot now.
Where did you hear this regarding Eastport Elementary's AP??? Very interesting....she was just hired this year.....i have met her a couple of times and i am sad to say that i wasn't impressed with her at all.....

“smart@ss...that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#20 May 20, 2008
ProudSupporter wrote:
With all due respect, has anyone asked Volforte about the petition? Or is this just a rumor gone bad? As a supporter of Mrs. Lassen I am happy she is back and that the board listened to our complaints. Before we attack the middle man or the person put in this bad position, we should ask him directly.
The petiton that I was talking about was one that was started by a student who was upset that they (BOE and Admin) fired several of their teachers at Dayton Ave .....I actually spoke with student's mother and student himself....volforte did call the mother after the fact and the mother told him (volforte)that she was extremely proud of her son and she stands behind him in starting the petition ........

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