whats every body's opinion on Dan Russom

whats every body's opinion on Dan Russom

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Bob Saget

Caroga Lake, NY

#1 Oct 14, 2011

Pine Island, NY

#2 Oct 14, 2011
I think he does a good job.
Oppenheim Resident

Pine Island, NY

#4 Oct 14, 2011
I think he is too forceful with his employees relying on illegal tactics and is too interested in disrupting students education to push his own agendas rather than create a peaceful learning environment.

United States

#5 Oct 14, 2011
he is a slippery snake in the grass

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#6 Oct 14, 2011
A coward who lies? What does he have to gain if he lies? Your a f*cking idiot.

Since: Oct 11


#7 Oct 14, 2011
CmonSon wrote:
A coward who lies? What does he have to gain if he lies? Your a f*cking idiot.
"Any of you boys want to shoot, now's the time. There isn't one of us that doesn't want to be someplace else. But this is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something. Your call."
Oppenheim Resident

Pine Island, NY

#11 Oct 14, 2011
Opp wrote:
<quoted text> listen here you anal sphincter hop off russoms bojangles. You must be liking those cookie crums too you diode
While i agree that Mr. Russom is a detriment to the school and should be removed I think you should calm down a little with your name calling, and slandering it only makes your arguments seem childlike.
That statement goes for everyone on this board let us raise our maturity and speak peacefully.
Oppenheim Resident

Pine Island, NY

#13 Oct 14, 2011
Yes but getting pissed and slinging insults does nothing but makes you sound uneducated. I am not saying you are I am just saying that no one really pays attention to the one just being insulting.
Oppenheim Resident

Pine Island, NY

#16 Oct 14, 2011
So how about we take the mature community driven act and petition for Mr. Russoms resignation or removal.

Pine Island, NY

#20 Oct 14, 2011
outraged wrote:
<quoted text>
Somebody better put this guy on a leash he's getting out of line.
This is the internet this place is full of people like this best to just ignore it or it'll get worse

Pine Island, NY

#21 Oct 14, 2011
Oppenheim Resident wrote:
So how about we take the mature community driven act and petition for Mr. Russoms resignation or removal.
Sounds like a great idea where do i sign?
facts man

Martville, NY

#22 Oct 14, 2011
to whome it concerns there will be no more voting
on the merger according to the nysed.gov web site that clearly states the vote stands for one year. and according to the tax payers attourney . there for there will be no more taking of a merger for one year . if you would like to see ths for yorself go to nysed.gov and look under VIII voting qualifications and procedures section b #9 between sections 1803(9) and section 1803 (8)

Pine Island, NY

#24 Oct 14, 2011
Fact Box

Over $100K club

The following shows local school district employees who made at least $100,000 for the 2008-09 school year.

Gloversville Enlarged School District: Robert DeLilli,$120,000, superintendent; Deborah Deming,$107,335, art teacher; Harold Flint,$115,204, Middle School principal (retired); Thomas Komp,$109,126, Boulevard Elementary School principal; Donald Landrio,$109,259, guidance counselor (retired); Tammy McCue,$105,179, business education teacher; Stephen Pavone,$119,576, Park Terrace Elementary School principal; Michael Ponticello,$104,141, Meco/McNab Elementary School principal.

Amsterdam City School District: Nellie Bush,$118,769, director of special education and student services; Mary Mathey,$106,949, Marie Curie Institute of Engineering and Communications principal; Thomas Perillo,$123,033, superintendent; Barbara Petersen,$102,229, McNulty Academy for International Studies & Literacy principal.

Broadalbin-Perth Central School District: Margaret Blowers,$102,914, High School principal; Stephen Tomlinson,$112,000, superintendent.

Canajoharie Central School District: Virginia Nyahay,$104,539, Elementary School principal; Richard Rose,$130,263, superintendent.

Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES: Geoffrey Davis,$125,831, superintendent (deceased); Lorraine Hohenforst,$102,743, assistant superintendent.

Dolgeville Central School District: Theodore Kawryga,$118,100, superintendent

Edinburg Common School District: Randy Teetz,$102,000, superintendent

Fonda-Fultonville Central School District: James Hoffman,$135,786, superintendent

Fort Plain Central School District: Douglas Burton,$128,000, superintendent

Greater Johnstown School District: Katherine Sullivan,$125,000, superintendent

Mayfield Central School District: Paul Williamsen,$130,000, superintendent

Northville Central School District: Kathy Dougherty,$109,200, superintendent

Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District: Dan Russom,$120,000, superintendent.

Wells and St. Johnsville central school districts: None

Source: www.seethroughny.net
Can anyone explain this to me why he is worth so much compared to other superintendents from much larger districts.This is taken from a newspaper article last year he has sense received a raise

Pine Island, NY

#25 Oct 14, 2011
New York (CNNMoney)- Three days on the job and staring at a $9 billion budget gap, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he would cut his $179,000 salary by 5% amid reports he will freeze the pay of most state workers.

Cuomo said he is planning a 5% salary cut for senior state officials, including Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, as well as the governor's secretary, counsel, director of state operations, counselor and chief of staff.

Updated 1:49 p.m.

Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • CNNMoney.com
The governor of New York runs an entire state.Russom runs a small school. Not very well in my opinion
Try again

Glens Falls, NY

#26 Oct 14, 2011
"facts man" - Maybe you should read this a little better

"The new central district becomes operational only after the centralization order is approved by the qualified voters in each school district included in the centralization. If each district approves the order by a majority vote, the new district will begin operation on July 1, following the vote. If approval of the order is defeated in any district included in the proposed centralization, the new district is not created, and the question may not be voted upon again for one year"

The voters of each district means the community not the board. So, there is no law that says the board can not reconsider their position to allow to vote to go to the qualifid voters in the school district. So yes, if you are upset, talk to board members and go to the board meeting.

Mayfield, NY

#28 Oct 16, 2011
It's so funny how those who don't know what they are talking about always turn to name calling. Back a dog into a corner, and he'll come out and call you a turd ball. Really???
IMO, the OE board was looking for any excuse not to do the merger. An unsatisfactory school in St. J with a buiding project approved was exactly what they needed. Believe me, it could have been anything. The St. J board had to consider OE sliding Dan Russom a contract extension, which was slid into the merger study. This wasn't a deal breaker though, although there was talk that this could have been.
All the talk about redoing the vote is moot. This board believes in what they have done and I would be highly surprised if they change that vote.
Now, the communities, boards and administraion need to decide what is best for our kids. After a week of debating and considering this, I have come to my own conclusions. Let's see what those in charge come up with.

United States

#30 Oct 17, 2011
To Try Again This has nothing to do with centralization. Both schools are centralized. This has to do with the MERGER of two centralized schools and the state law is very clear - Board vote is a binding vote. Hope there is a lawyer at the big meeting. I want the merger but I also believe in the law.

Johnstown, NY

#31 Oct 17, 2011
John J Rambo wrote:
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listen here "brian"... shut up we are here to talk about dan russom and your from stj? not from opp i can say what i want because im from opp so shut your mouth turd ball
Maybe Oppenheim should get their own forum, since this is a St. Johnsville Forum. By the way, I'll be at Ripepi's on Friday night, wearing a St. J ball cap, and an St. J jacket. Come there and call me a turd ball to my face.
Try Again

White Plains, NY

#34 Oct 17, 2011
Reader wrote:
To Try Again This has nothing to do with centralization. Both schools are centralized. This has to do with the MERGER of two centralized schools and the state law is very clear - Board vote is a binding vote. Hope there is a lawyer at the big meeting. I want the merger but I also believe in the law.
It is a centralization of 2 districts into one merged district:


From the website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/sch_dist_org...

Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District and the St. Johnsville Central School District are undertaking a reorganization feasibility study to consider joining by centralization in accordance with Education Law Sections 1801 through 1804"

Here is the site for the centralization information:


1. General
This form of reorganization has been the most common. The procedures for centralization provide that a new school district be created encompassing the entire area of the school districts to be merged.

2. Districts Affected
A new central district may be established through the merger of any of the existing forms of school district — except city school districts — including the merger of two or more existing central school districts into a new, larger district. The districts must be contiguous.

Please read what is here. I can not find anything that says that the board vote is binding and can not be redone. Only the community vote. If you can find the law that everyone is talking about, please list your source. I can't find it anywhere.
meeting attender

Herkimer, NY

#36 Oct 18, 2011
I went to the last meeting and when the merger was voted down, russom was crying and his face was so red he almost exploded. hopefully it gets voted down again so his head really explodes back to northville.

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