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Truth so help me god

Durhamville, NY

#1 Jan 30, 2012
Dan Russom the superintendent of Oppenheim Ephratah Central School has made executive decisions that have torn down the education system.I pose this question to the Board of education of the OECS . How can the superintendent have the power to cut teachers and financially support a sports merger that cost more than the salaries of the teachers? I thought education was teachers and offering more classes and better opportunity to our children.The board of education also allows Dan Russom the superintendent to Discriminate against the employees so he can push his Personal Agenda of tearing down the school financially so he can get his merger payday and a fat retirement package.If you have intelligent comments we would like to hear them at the next board meeting.
Taffy

Pittsfield, MA

#2 Jan 30, 2012
Truth so help me god wrote:
Dan Russom the superintendent of Oppenheim Ephratah Central School has made executive decisions that have torn down the education system.I pose this question to the Board of education of the OECS . How can the superintendent have the power to cut teachers and financially support a sports merger that cost more than the salaries of the teachers? I thought education was teachers and offering more classes and better opportunity to our children.The board of education also allows Dan Russom the superintendent to Discriminate against the employees so he can push his Personal Agenda of tearing down the school financially so he can get his merger payday and a fat retirement package.If you have intelligent comments we would like to hear them at the next board meeting.
What the hell are you talking about???? The Superintendent can not make executive decisions on his own. He does not cut teachers. He does not financially support a sports merger. There is no "merger payday", and his retirement package is what it is. Just get over it, and start making friends in Dolgeville. You were warned that without merger the school would be forced to make cuts to make up for the budget shortfall (just like every other district), and now you're whining about it. Stop with your personal attacks, and go to some budget workshops and/or board meetings with some suggestions. Unfortunately, the opinion is starting to be that everyone from O-E is ignorant like you... and that's frightening.
get real

Durhamville, NY

#3 Jan 31, 2012
@ Truth so help me god; you're just figuring this out? The two amigos have been lyng through their teeth from day one. That was the problem with all the BS merger crap from the get go. Now that they didn't get their way they're doing everything possible to make things misserable and saying "told ya so". The sadest part is that some people believe their garbage. It's to bad they can't be held liable for their deception.
Truth

Durhamville, NY

#4 Jan 31, 2012
To get real there is people out in the community 458 that caught on to the BS from the two Amigos that is the truth hope to see everyone at board meetings
Dopey

Hudson Falls, NY

#5 Jan 31, 2012
The O E board gave this guy a five year contract, if you have problem with him now, look to your board!
Anonymous

Pine Island, NY

#6 Feb 3, 2012
comments.
Anonymous

Pine Island, NY

#7 Feb 3, 2012
Superintendent can not make executive decisions, but he definately makes decisions for our board. Our BOARD represents our taxpayers. If they truly represent; our taxpayers, they would question everything, especially why Russom has teachers teaching out of their certification. If they don't believe that, and that means all members, including those pro-merger, they need to look at the OE master schedule and see that we have many useless classes; poetry, yearbook, journalism, etc....... Our board needs to be a board and not always agree with Russom. Board, ask Russom how many classes your elementary Phys ed teacher teaches per day? Then check the real master schedule and see how Russom lied.
getitinwriting

Durhamville, NY

#8 Feb 4, 2012
anything he says or does should be in writting he has proven to be very deceitful.
ForTheSchool

Glens Falls, NY

#9 Feb 5, 2012
Cut non-union for starters. Too many Janitors, too many buses.
Hawker

Old Forge, NY

#10 Feb 5, 2012
ForTheSchool wrote:
Cut non-union for starters. Too many Janitors, too many buses.
cut them all and hire only part time people,
Reality

United States

#11 Feb 5, 2012
Sorry that is against the law. You cannot eliminate a full time position and hire two part timers. Especially in an effort to save money on benefits. The law actually does protect people. That why we have it so that unscrupulous and greedy people do not misuse others.
Reality

United States

#12 Feb 5, 2012
oops! typo That's not that
ForTheSchool

Glens Falls, NY

#13 Feb 5, 2012
Get rid of em, hire it out.
Martin

United States

#14 Feb 5, 2012
ForTheSchool wrote:
Get rid of em, hire it out.
Do you know what a school is for?
dumbfounded u

United States

#15 Mar 12, 2012
Amazing how the O.E. board are puppets. They should be who we voted for.
Glad not to be ignorant

Hudson Falls, NY

#16 Mar 26, 2012
disgusted again wrote:
Superintendent can not make executive decisions, but he definately makes decisions for our board. Our BOARD represents our taxpayers. If they truly represent; our taxpayers, they would question everything, especially why Russom has teachers teaching out of their certification. If they don't believe that, and that means all members, including those pro-merger, they need to look at the OE master schedule and see that we have many useless classes; poetry, yearbook, journalism, etc....... Our board needs to be a board and not always agree with Russom. Board, ask Russom how many classes your elementary Phys ed teacher teaches per day? Then check the real master schedule and see how Russom lied.
Since when to classes that teach reading, writing, publication criterion, and creative and analytical thinking become useless? Hello?! You are talking about a school, ya know a place to LEARN....not become a sports complex! The taxpayers were warned, voted down a merger out of fear and ignorance, and now they have to deal with it. The problem is they can't accept responsibility.
Scare Tatics

United States

#17 Mar 26, 2012
WE where warned and voted out of fear and ignorance talk about ignorance you need to go to math class.The OE community seen through the smoke screen of the merger we still have more work to do to get rid of the smoke throwers. The education of our kids is at the forefront of the community's agenda.We the community are inviting everyone to come to the board meeting Thursday night and get the Board Of Education on board with this AGENDA EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN.
YEP

Durhamville, NY

#18 Mar 27, 2012
The OE community seen through the smoke screen of the merger we still have more work to do to get rid of the smoke throwers

It's a shame there are still those trying to sway the community to fill their agenda. I keep hearing "think of the children" wouldn't that be nice if those in power would practice what they preach, instead of bullying the community. Polticians whether small town(school) or bigger never have the community in mind, especially the children.$$$$$$$$$ are all that is on their mind.
Very Interesting

Glens Falls, NY

#19 Mar 31, 2012
The master player here is Dan Russom. He should be fired. He is not an asset to the school. He is the one who fed misinformation to people, he is the one who is manipulating the board, he is the one who is manipulating the community. He's pissed cause the merge got voted down.....thank GOD! and because he is pissed he is making it misarable for everyone, once again pressuring for cuts to prove he was right so that he can get his way. He needs to go. St johnsville will be fine without the merge, so will oppenheim. Aquino is on his way out....thank god...and Russom needs to go as well.
just amazed

West Winfield, NY

#20 Apr 1, 2012
dan russom is one of the biggest scumbags this town has ever seen,but the board of ed. is who to blame for allowing him to control them and every decision that has been made at that facility.every person on that board should be ashamed of themselves for not having the morals to stand up and gain control of our school,russom is a control freak comparable only to hitler himself!it is true that he is doing what he can to destroy our school and community so he can say i told you so.

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