Roll out the BVA trough

Mar 17, 2011 Full story: PittsburghLIVE.com 1,553

The regular Belle Vernon Area School Board meeting Feb. 28 was well attended. We learned that the boys' volleyball team was eliminated due to lack of interest.

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You keep electing crooks

Monongahela, PA

#1 Mar 18, 2011
I've been following these clowns (school board) for years. Most people have been in a coma or just refuse to hear what just a few people are doing with your money. We are in a depression, not a recession and BVA says we didn't see this coming! BS! They knew what they were giving these teachers and yet the BVASD has a HUGE drug problem. The education these kids are getting is sad at best and not worth a plug nickle. Don't forget people when you can no longer pay your property/school tax the morons at the county courthouse who you elected will sell your house in a heartbeat for unpaid taxes! What's taking place with these tax increases and wages/benefits is nothing short of criminal!
WT resident

Brunswick, OH

#2 Mar 19, 2011
I also have a problem with the"elected" school board. I saw one of the members doing coke in slammin sammies restroom a couple of years ago. I think these people get elected because they have money not a brain.
Revolution Now

Monongahela, PA

#3 Mar 19, 2011
WT resident wrote:
I also have a problem with the"elected" school board. I saw one of the members doing coke in slammin sammies restroom a couple of years ago. I think these people get elected because they have money not a brain.
report the drug user to the DEA. This cannot be allowed. You do not have to give your name. Report the scum now!
BVA Alumni

Monessen, PA

#4 Mar 24, 2011
They are all corrupt. Push the blame around. Yeah it's the teachers fault when the district had 8 million dollars in the bank now it's gone. I can't wait to watch the high school football games in the bathroom on those flat screen tvs. My son tells me the tvs don't even work in the high school.
Retired employee of BVA

Belle Vernon, PA

#5 Mar 28, 2011
REMEMBER: Those members of the Board that are responsible for this mess: Bialon, KRAFT, and Patterson. Sepesky voted NO. PEOPLE; you MUST attend these meetings and voice your comments.$130,000 for the superintendent!! absurd! Start at the top.
Revolution Now

Monongahela, PA

#6 Mar 28, 2011
Retired employee of BVA wrote:
REMEMBER: Those members of the Board that are responsible for this mess: Bialon, KRAFT, and Patterson. Sepesky voted NO. PEOPLE; you MUST attend these meetings and voice your comments.$130,000 for the superintendent!! absurd! Start at the top.
No superintendent in a district like BVA is worth more than 50K and that's being generous.
WT Property Owner

Belle Vernon, PA

#7 Mar 30, 2011
I understand from a member of her family that MR. BIALON asked a Mrs. Cathy Michener and a Ms. Linda Ringstad-Gray to run for school board in Belle Vernon and they both filed their petitions. Are they going to be HIS "yes" women should they get elected? TAXPAYERS: PLEASE know your candidaates and their affiliates when you vote!
Revolution Now

Monongahela, PA

#8 Mar 30, 2011
WT Property Owner wrote:
I understand from a member of her family that MR. BIALON asked a Mrs. Cathy Michener and a Ms. Linda Ringstad-Gray to run for school board in Belle Vernon and they both filed their petitions. Are they going to be HIS "yes" women should they get elected? TAXPAYERS: PLEASE know your candidaates and their affiliates when you vote!
Of course they will be his YES women. Just like the other 'slugs' are too afraid to think for themselves. I can only hope these phony's read this forum so they can realize that people are very fed up with the lies and corruption within the BVASD!! Let's start by voting for people who understand and will support the voting public and not the teachers and unions. 1st one that needs to go is PATTERSON.
BVA taxpayer

Monongahela, PA

#9 Mar 30, 2011
Why not ask the board why they were so generous with the teachers contract, how many of them have daughters, neices, sisters etc teaching at BVA. Nepotism should not be tolerated. I understand that Kraft has a grand-daughter soon to need a teaching job, will she get hired, PAY ATTENTION people.
Revolution Now

Monongahela, PA

#10 Mar 30, 2011
BVA taxpayer wrote:
Why not ask the board why they were so generous with the teachers contract, how many of them have daughters, neices, sisters etc teaching at BVA. Nepotism should not be tolerated. I understand that Kraft has a grand-daughter soon to need a teaching job, will she get hired, PAY ATTENTION people.
They know why they are generous. Patterson is a former teacher so he will grease up the teachers real good. The rest of the scum is right behind him. Just like the corrupt commissioners in WT and ROT-RAVER. Almost forgot the cops (thugs) who think they are above the law. In ROTRAVER we have inbreeds from Connellsville, Scottdale
and other places that are VERY questionable!!?
BVA taxpayer

Monongahela, PA

#11 Mar 30, 2011
Patterson not only was a teacher his daughter is a teacher in BVA. Krafts daughter is also a teacher in BVA his wife was and his son is a custodian although, maybe not for long. They're making sure their families are doing well they don't really care about ours. Makes me sick, they need to go, but the voters will soon forget, as usual, that's why we get what we get.
Revolution Now

Monongahela, PA

#12 Mar 30, 2011
BVA taxpayer wrote:
Patterson not only was a teacher his daughter is a teacher in BVA. Krafts daughter is also a teacher in BVA his wife was and his son is a custodian although, maybe not for long. They're making sure their families are doing well they don't really care about ours. Makes me sick, they need to go, but the voters will soon forget, as usual, that's why we get what we get.
Keep this forum going about this corrupt school district and also let's send letters/emails to the Tribune and let them know who is who and what is going on with these relationships. Stay on these morons and they will run like the rats they are to the sewer they belong in !!!!!!!!!!
bva new guy

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Mar 30, 2011
Is it true they blew over 3 million on that bus garage and are sinking a ton of money at the stadium? how does that benefit any student? makes me want to move the way they are spending money. a bus is going to have a nicer place than our kids.
Revolution Now

Monongahela, PA

#14 Mar 31, 2011
bva new guy wrote:
Is it true they blew over 3 million on that bus garage and are sinking a ton of money at the stadium? how does that benefit any student? makes me want to move the way they are spending money. a bus is going to have a nicer place than our kids.
Make no mistake the J bulls are and have been running the entire BVA!
These people are a bunch of self serving garbage who look down upon other people who have different ethnic backgrounds. Notice the names of many of these administrators. A few ethnic tokens are thrown in to provide a smoke screen but these J Bulls think they are smarter and better than most others. I recall when T Patterson ran for commissioner he made big promises and kept none. These maggots think and act like Nazis and this has to stop and we can stop it at the voting booth and by attending these board meetings. Put their backs to the wall and DEMAND they do want the voter expects and wants. Ask yourself what have they done other than dig us all a deeper hole. Why are we re-electing morons? Vote the scum out and keep them out. BTW why does the BVASD have such a huge drug problem when we have so many 'smart. people in charge??
WT Property Owner

Belle Vernon, PA

#15 Mar 31, 2011
bva new guy wrote:
Is it true they blew over 3 million on that bus garage and are sinking a ton of money at the stadium? how does that benefit any student? makes me want to move the way they are spending money. a bus is going to have a nicer place than our kids.
They spent 1 million on the Multiplex; it is NOT a bus garage. That facility houses an athletic office, a weight room (which is open for public use), a wrestling room, and a storage room with discarded equipment from the ENTIRE district. I do not know the amount put in to it for these areas but it certainly was NOT an additional 2 million. However, it was ridiculous to pay a son of one of the former board members $3000 to paint a leopard mural in the athletic area. Our talented art students in the district could have done it and maybe earned a credit or two for their time.
BVA Old Gal

Belle Vernon, PA

#16 Apr 1, 2011
bva new guy wrote:
Is it true they blew over 3 million on that bus garage and are sinking a ton of money at the stadium? how does that benefit any student? makes me want to move the way they are spending money. a bus is going to have a nicer place than our kids.
It is NOT true they blew over 3 million on a BUS GARAGE. They purchased that building for $1 million and it is called the MULTIPLEX. Because it houses more athletic (large office with secretary, weight room, and wrestling room.) And, it also houses old/non functioning/broken equipment, etc from ALL the buildings in the district. I understand that it is a large area that accommodates all that storage; it would have to be. It is NOT nicer than the buildings our students attend. Do you have any knowledge on requirements on school transportation? Are you familiar with the old bus garage and the problems it posed in Pricedale? Get the facts before you spout off new guy.
bva new guy

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Apr 1, 2011
Ok you got me on the multiplex but want about Over a million dollars in a stadium. flat screens in the bathrooms iron fencing brand new seats tons of upgrades how does that benefit education?
BVA Old Gal

Belle Vernon, PA

#18 Apr 1, 2011
bva new guy wrote:
Ok you got me on the multiplex but want about Over a million dollars in a stadium. flat screens in the bathrooms iron fencing brand new seats tons of upgrades how does that benefit education?
I'm not sure of the figures on the stadium improvements so I will not commment on that. The only thing I saw necessary was improvement on the concrete steps to the bleachers. The district is lucky no one ever fell down those deterioating steps and WITHOUT a handrail. I have seen alot of fans having difficulty with climbing them. Alot of stadiums have hand rails. All that money supposedly going into that stadium and we have no track BUT you must remember this: Who is the AD and the individual who commented he holds the get out of jail free card said it all. WHY do you keep hammering money to benefit education? We have a good staff of educators and a solid curriculum. Many of our graduates are professionals...doctors, dentists, chiropractors, orthodotists, optometrists, opticians, nurses, teachers, accountants, engineers, and I could go on and on with just the young people that I know. They all had a solid education at BVA before they went into their formal education. So, don't EVER feel our children are being short changed. We, the taxpayers of this district CANNOT afford the tax hike; we just want ALL employees to understand our position.
YEAH

Monongahela, PA

#19 Apr 1, 2011
When you elect 'rats' you have a major infestation. Now you must rid yourself of the VERMIN.
Vermin controller

Belle Vernon, PA

#20 Apr 6, 2011
YEAH wrote:
When you elect 'rats' you have a major infestation. Now you must rid yourself of the VERMIN.
This BVA election we still have one of the vermin who is seeking re election: KRAFT. There have been alot of comments posted about his granddaughter graduating with a teaching degree. The director of curriculum made the statement that should the Reconfiguration go into effect, "it would place ADDITIONAL teachers to help with intervention, materials, and technology." We would receive additional federal funds for Marion and Bellmar being they are located in Fayette County. Does that mean his relation will be one of those hired and placed there? If the residents voted him out of office before, why did the former board appoint him to a vacancy? The voters had voiced they did not want him. Appoint someone who wasn't voted out.

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