Rome school board candidates
Beans Burritto

Rome, NY

#85 May 8, 2014
they all need to get out!!!!

Since: Aug 13

Worcester, MA

#86 May 19, 2014
Vote wrote:
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Isn't Anna Johnson related to Frank C? No vote there.
From what I hear she has no class or morals, she definitely won't get my vote!!
ward

Rome, NY

#87 May 19, 2014
I just talk to a teacher in Baldwinsville. Jeff Simons is going to be thier new Super. Good reddens to the anointed golden child.
Jkkt

Rome, NY

#88 May 19, 2014
frankcor wrote:
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Following your logic -- would you also require that they purchase all their gasoline from Rome gas stations? How about their groceries and lunches?
It is illogical to conclude that where a superintendent resides has any impact on his or her job performance, which is the prime issue on which we should all focus.
Look, I am as disappointed with the outcomes of the Rome school district as anyone. But raising a residency requirement is a pure distraction with no chance of improving the schools' effectiveness. Instead, I suggest, we demand clear, understandable explanations for our low outcomes, followed up with improvement plans that are likely to raise outcomes.
EXACTLY Frank.
Apparently ALL the teachers, the aides, the janitors, the cafeteria staff, or anyone else drawing pay from the taxpayers should live in Rome. Because living here is what makes a person competent at their job? Now that's typical Rome mentality. The same mentality that has gotten us where we are today. Stop voting the same people onto the board if your dissatisfied with the results and or direction the district is headed. Don't make up lame excuses like residency. Demand those in charge be held accountable. That's how you change things.
JOE SAL 1212

Syracuse, NY

#89 May 20, 2014
Jkkt wrote:
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EXACTLY Frank.
Apparently ALL the teachers, the aides, the janitors, the cafeteria staff, or anyone else drawing pay from the taxpayers should live in Rome. Because living here is what makes a person competent at their job? Now that's typical Rome mentality. The same mentality that has gotten us where we are today. Stop voting the same people onto the board if your dissatisfied with the results and or direction the district is headed. Don't make up lame excuses like residency. Demand those in charge be held accountable. That's how you change things.
NO YOU MORON! teachers, the aides, the janitors, the cafeteria staff, or anyone else drawing pay from the taxpayers need to LIVE IN ROME!Let them pay ROME TAXES!

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#90 May 20, 2014
Don't forget to vote today!
rome

Ardsley, NY

#91 May 20, 2014
Vote No!!!
Please

Rome, NY

#92 May 20, 2014
Go vote today!
Vote

Syracuse, NY

#93 May 20, 2014
Time for change and an audit. Vote today.

Since: Mar 12

Lyons, NY

#94 May 20, 2014
frankcor,
Like how this fake Joe Sal tries to get me involved? If you do stand up to the "powers to be", none of these idiots will support you. They get what they vote for.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#95 May 20, 2014
Joe, my eyes glaze over Fake Joe's posts. No thinking person is fooled by his impersonation.
russ bianco

Syracuse, NY

#96 May 20, 2014
frankcor wrote:
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Following your logic -- would you also require that they purchase all their gasoline from Rome gas stations? How about their groceries and lunches?
It is illogical to conclude that where a superintendent resides has any impact on his or her job performance, which is the prime issue on which we should all focus.
Look, I am as disappointed with the outcomes of the Rome school district as anyone. But raising a residency requirement is a pure distraction with no chance of improving the schools' effectiveness. Instead, I suggest, we demand clear, understandable explanations for our low outcomes, followed up with improvement plans that are likely to raise outcomes.
Using your logic, you're saying to get a sup't. that will improve the the schools' effectiveness its a prerequisite to allow the sup't. to live anywhere they want.And can the new sup't. guarantee the effectiveness of his policies will improve the district's standing? What I'm saying is have the board make it a requirement to be a resident of the school district, not necessarily in the city. Rome's district also includes parts of the Towns of Verona, Ava, Lee & Western. There are some very nice upper middle-class developments there, esp. in the Town of Lee. By doing this, some of that salary ($152K/ annually, in Simons case) is being returned to the district in the form of property taxes. Why is it many of the Rome teachers do not reside in our district? Could it be its better to command a decent salary & benefits than having to suffer the oppresive property taxes of that school district by living there? This includes many municipal employees as well. I think the Rome school board needs to revisit this issue. Sorry it took me so long to respond to your post.
Vote

Syracuse, NY

#97 May 20, 2014
russ bianco wrote:
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Using your logic, you're saying to get a sup't. that will improve the the schools' effectiveness its a prerequisite to allow the sup't. to live anywhere they want.And can the new sup't. guarantee the effectiveness of his policies will improve the district's standing? What I'm saying is have the board make it a requirement to be a resident of the school district, not necessarily in the city. Rome's district also includes parts of the Towns of Verona, Ava, Lee & Western. There are some very nice upper middle-class developments there, esp. in the Town of Lee. By doing this, some of that salary ($152K/ annually, in Simons case) is being returned to the district in the form of property taxes. Why is it many of the Rome teachers do not reside in our district? Could it be its better to command a decent salary & benefits than having to suffer the oppresive property taxes of that school district by living there? This includes many municipal employees as well. I think the Rome school board needs to revisit this issue. Sorry it took me so long to respond to your post.
Simons salary & benefits is over $210K.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#98 May 20, 2014
russ, no problem on the delay. Your thoughtful and respectful disagreement is a refreshing change from the tone so often displayed on Topix.

You haven't demonstrated there is any link between the location of an employee's home and their job performance. Anyone who has achieved the level of superintendent should have demonstrated an ability to lead educators to excellence and should be held accountable for performance by an engaged, informed and dedicated school board. That, and that alone will be enough to motivate any executive worth their salary to excel and ensure that their organization excels.

I repeat, mandating residence within the district will provide little or no benefit and will serve as a distraction from where the focus should be -- high standards and consistent vigilance by those in whom we entrust the governance of our district, namely, the Board of Education. Vote accordingly.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#99 May 20, 2014
Also consider the property taxes paid every year by Romans who work outside of the city. Personally, I paid taxes to Rome and the school district over the course of a 30+ year career (and still do) and all while working in New Hartford. These things work both ways and balance themselves out.
russ bianco

Syracuse, NY

#100 May 20, 2014
Then if money and taxes are a primary consideration on where to live, why do so many school employees and municipal employees - in both Rome & Utica - chose to live outside the municipality? Is it any wonder so many Rome city workers live in Lee because of no town tax? Why did Utica enact a residency requirement on their police force? Granted, there are only 2 sections of Utica worth residing in - north & south, but there are homes available there. As for many of the Rome teachers. Ask them in private why they chose to live where they do and not in the Rome district. Many, if they have the guts, will say it's the city & school taxes which can be considered exorbitant compared to other districts. You're telling me Simons & his family couldn't find a nice McMansion in Delta Lake estates on his salary? The commute to his job in Rome would be better than what he has now. My main point is some of those salaries would be returned to the district in the form of property taxes. Every property owner has a tax burden. Its just a question of where it's most palatible. And Rome's leaves a sour taste in everyone's mouth.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#101 May 20, 2014
Granted, taxes seem exorbitant in Rome considering the outcomes of our students. We do get a higher level of city services compared with higher-taxed towns like Clinton and New Hartford who rely on services available in neighboring Utica the way Lee relies on Rome.

On the issue of a residency requirement, I'm pleased that we can disagree agreeably.:)
JOE SAL 1212

Syracuse, NY

#102 May 20, 2014
frankcor wrote:
Also consider the property taxes paid every year by Romans who work outside of the city. Personally, I paid taxes to Rome and the school district over the course of a 30+ year career (and still do) and all while working in New Hartford. These things work both ways and balance themselves out.
what PLANET are you FROM! You WOKK outside of ROME but PA AXES IN ROME>>>>Our SUPER WORKS in ROME and PAYS NO ROME TAXES! Hurry HIDE your POT...there coming to get it AND you 10 Bullet Mag!!!!!!

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#103 May 20, 2014
JOE SAL 1212

Moravia, NY

#104 May 20, 2014
whats da matter...dont like M opinion....looooser!

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