$5.5M in stolen funds from Roslyn dis...

$5.5M in stolen funds from Roslyn district recouped

There are 31 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 19, 2008, titled $5.5M in stolen funds from Roslyn district recouped. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Roslyn school district has recovered about $5.5 million of the $11.2 million stolen by several district employees in a 2005 scandal -- and while funds continue to come in, Nassau County officials say they ...

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Bronx, NY

#21 Mar 22, 2008
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If by teacher you mean blooding sucking public school teachers? Lets start right now! You and your union are killing the Long Island tax payer with you insane salaries. Why should you make more than NYC teachers? Why should school taxes account for 70% of all real estate taxes? Teaching on Long Island is a racket. You can't get hired in a school district without having a friend or family connection. Teachers are NOT hired on the basis of competence or quality. Then they are tenured and kept on regardless of their performance. This is a terrible system. It is time to privatize the school system. Parochial schools cost 1/3 of public schools to operate and turn out a better student.
Well Said.
secob

Center Moriches, NY

#22 Mar 22, 2008
what wrote:
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If by teacher you mean blooding sucking public school teachers? Lets start right now! You and your union are killing the Long Island tax payer with you insane salaries. Why should you make more than NYC teachers? Why should school taxes account for 70% of all real estate taxes? Teaching on Long Island is a racket. You can't get hired in a school district without having a friend or family connection. Teachers are NOT hired on the basis of competence or quality. Then they are tenured and kept on regardless of their performance. This is a terrible system. It is time to privatize the school system. Parochial schools cost 1/3 of public schools to operate and turn out a better student.
Wrong. Parochial schools educate a small percentage of our students. Public school teachers aren't the problem. You want them to be able to afford a house in the same communities in which you live. So, which came first, the chicken or the egg. The problem is corrupt school administrators and their "agents," etc., etc.
Get It Straight

Norwalk, CT

#23 Mar 23, 2008
Back to the topic at hand...

It's great that they've been able to recoup some of the money stolen from Roslyn taxpayers. A shame that more wasn't readily available to get back. Perhaps they can garnish a certain percentage of Tassone's and Gluckin's pensions every year.

Hopefully, the administration and current board will use the money for worthwhile projects.
Pliny

Milford, CT

#24 Mar 23, 2008
secob wrote:
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Wrong. Parochial schools educate a small percentage of our students. Public school teachers aren't the problem. You want them to be able to afford a house in the same communities in which you live. So, which came first, the chicken or the egg. The problem is corrupt school administrators and their "agents," etc., etc.
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The problem is the system in its entirety. Corrupt school administrators and their "agents" are certainly an element of the overall set of problems within the public school system of Long Island. But overly generous contract awards given by local school boards are the "gifts that keep on giving" to the taxpayers. Over the long run,*that's* the real toxic element....right there!
you are way off base

United States

#25 Mar 23, 2008
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Since you asked.......Teachers are way overpaid. They work 180 days a year and the pensions are obscene.
My husband is a retired teacher. He just finished his first year of retirement. When he was teaching his contract called for 186 days in school. He graded papers and wrote lesson plans almost every evening and most Saturdays. So, 180 days is fiction.
His pension is $52,000.00 a year. Income tax on that is about $12,000.00. Our property taxes are $10,500.00 a year. House insurance about $1,500.00 a year. Car insurance another $1,500.00 a year. Misc. auto repair and upkeep another $750.00. Fuel oil for our home will probably reach $4,800.00 this year. Other utilities including internet access ( but not cable TV, which we can not afford} another $3,200.00 a year. Gas dor the car is close to $40 a week now..thats about $2,080.00 a year. We both have health issues and pay close to $400 a month in co-pays for docs and medicines.Thats $4,800.00 a year. I try to keep the food bill to $100.00 a week. Thats another $5,200.00 a year. The grand total is $46,330.00. This leave less than $6,000.00 for household repairs, Christmas and birthday presents for the kids and grandchildren, the occasional piece of new clothing, a movie very so often, gifts if we attend weddings, baptisms etc. I,m not seeing anything obscene here. The obscenity is that we may not be able to live in the home that has been in our family for generations. We may have to leave the Island we love and all our lifetime friends and family.
Public Corruption

Scarsdale, NY

#27 Mar 23, 2008
Get It Straight wrote:
Back to the topic at hand...
It's great that they've been able to recoup some of the money stolen from Roslyn taxpayers. A shame that more wasn't readily available to get back. Perhaps they can garnish a certain percentage of Tassone's and Gluckin's pensions every year.
Hopefully, the administration and current board will use the money for worthwhile projects.
I agree with you on garnishing pensions, which should not be given as a reward for time served on the job. Since they do have pensions, we should garnish them at 100% and 50% of other outside earnings until their ALL the money is repaid in full.
American

AOL

#28 Mar 24, 2008
It's interesting to hear that Mr Richman, formerly of Plainedge school district, was instrumental in finding stolen money for Roslyn. I wish he could explain where the million dollars from Plainedge went. Is it a coincidence his name is RICHMAN.
Run262

Brentwood, NY

#29 Mar 24, 2008
Lawsuits have garnished income. They have also placed liens on property which requires satisfaction before title can be transferred.

I learned that when a fat lady sued me.
Louise

AOL

#30 Apr 17, 2008
Roslyn could save thousands upon thousands if only their attorneys did'nt treat the district like its personal cash cow.
Vin

North Andover, MA

#31 Apr 18, 2008
Moved out of East Hills to Ma. There has been the same abuse of school funds here as in my native Roslyn, but only on a much smaller basis. That's because there was much less to steal here.
educator

Levittown, NY

#32 Mar 4, 2010
I taught in NYC for 8 years and got a job in LI with no outside help just my resume and portfolio and demo lesson. anyone who says teachers are over paid should be a sub for a little while and say the same thing. Get in a class and try to do what we do. Unfortunately we have a lot of mediocre teachers, but the ones who do their job, they deserve every dollar. You have no idea what it takes to be a great teacher and your ignorance is reflected in that teacher. Help our schools reward great teachers and get rid of the crappy ones.There are too many lazy ones. Also, know that your tax dollars are probably skewed because Long Island zones and segregates our schools worse than any other county in the country. As a result, some schools have no business tax at all and it's all on the residents. I work in a district that was rezoned some years ago, we get no money from the malls or businesses who are in our town, they go to the other schools. it should be illegal and taxpayers should seek to equalize how our schools get money as opposed to starve a school. Before you vote down a budget, look at other neighboring schools and see where they get their money.

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