Utica School Board Election Getting D...
Confused

Carthage, NY

#21 May 7, 2013
A voter wrote:
I am voting for Goodwin because he can't be bought and controlled like Dawes and Paul
Paul will have to be a non voting member because his wife has a admin Job with the district
He is only running to get Buckley Control so that Klien and Beck could get a job
SWhy would you want a puppet when you could have a leaderlike berry Goodwin
Why would he have to be a non-voting member? The only thing he couldn't vote on is her contract.
GLAD SHES BACK

AOL

#22 May 7, 2013
advise wrote:
It always has been just for friends and family in the UCSD. Now it's more than ever.
Utica Schools is not the only cradle to the grave entity, it's one of the largest players around. As for Klein, where is she working in the district, what is her title and I AM SO VERY HAPPY SHE IS WORKING IN THE DISTRICT FOR WHEN THE TIME COMES, THAT DISTRICT WILL LOSE ALL FUNDING AND BE GOVERNED UNDER CONTROL OF A SEPARATE BOARD.

When she left the board, her accountability left with it. Now that she is back the old hag, I'm going out to P A R T Y!
Fed Up

Cortland, NY

#23 May 7, 2013
Throw out All The Bums!!!
Utica tools

New York, NY

#24 May 7, 2013
When were ANY Utica elections CLEAN??
Little Louie

Oneida, NY

#25 May 7, 2013
Maggie Beck wants to come back out of Retirement to get a Facilitators Job from General Buckley?
A voter

Clinton, NY

#26 May 7, 2013
Paul can not vote on any issues because his wife is a admin He would only be a body in a chair that is it
conflict

Ithaca, NY

#27 May 7, 2013
Confused wrote:
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Why would he have to be a non-voting member? The only thing he couldn't vote on is her contract.
You must be joking. It is a HUGE conflict of interest to have the spouse of one of the Superintendent's cabinet member get elected to school board. The district is setting itself up for future legal battles if this happens.
Giuseppe

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#28 May 7, 2013
East Utica Political Machine Politics supported financially by Angela Elefante!!!
been there

Herkimer, NY

#29 May 8, 2013
sooo what wrote:
It will not change unless the constituents in this city stand up for themselves. Elect all new people and throw the life time members out. Only by cutting the head off, is a beast truly dead.
Constituents have no chance in BOE elections. The teachers union votes as a block and will always elect those who do their bidding. Anarchy is historically the only answer to this type of politics.
What a joke

Carthage, NY

#30 May 8, 2013
A voter wrote:
Paul can not vote on any issues because his wife is a admin He would only be a body in a chair that is it
That is such BS. The only thing he wouldn't be able to vote on would be his wife's contract because he would directly benefit from it. Everything else is not a conflict of interest. If the other candidates have to result to this type of BS to get elected they don't deserve my vote or anyone's vote. Stick to the issues.
not right

Utica, NY

#31 May 8, 2013
He will be Bruce's buttler on the Board. Do you really think he is trying to get in for the sake of our kids???
I am NOT voting for him.
sooo what

Windsor, CT

#32 May 8, 2013
Pauls daughters also work for district. Any budget votes or staffing votes should disqualify him from voting. No one showed up the the meetings because the system is rigged already. The same people Ron the district and they get the same results. This district was once proud. Now, it is a disgrace. Crap rolls downhill. Elefante stays on in the district to bankroll her candidates and those who can keep her in her position.
SO what

Carthage, NY

#33 May 8, 2013
Barry Goodwin is on the board and he works for the district as a substitute teacher. Now that is a conflict of interest. What has barry ever added to the board. He sits like a log and makes the stupidest comments. Only shows up when he can con a ride from someone. Doesn't sit on any committees. Its just a power trip for him. He's pissed off everyone in the democratic party. Has no loyalty. Claims to be a teacher but is only a sub. Claims to be a banker but just worked a peon job at the bank. Claims to have big political connections but will stab you in the back every time.

Complains about the district administrators but doesn't have the balls to do anything at board meetings. He tries to be another Lou LaPolla but makes himself look stupid everytime he opens his mouth.

But at least he has time to post on Topix.
Barry

Oneida, NY

#34 May 8, 2013
At least I have the courage to speak out?
Elefante runs school

San Jose, CA

#35 May 8, 2013
GUESS WHAT!!! The board doesn't RUN THE DISTRICT, THE DISTRICT RUNS THE DISTRICT!

Do YOU KNOW WHO THE DISTRICT IS?

It is ANGELA ELEFANTE!

This is an authentic direct statement made from a high ranking official who wheels and deals in contracts relating to the district. Board members only make motions they do NOT do what is proper or legal, LOUIS LAPOLLA for example!

NO ONE WILL CHALLENGE UNTIL THE DAY THAT OLD HAG ELEFANTE DIES, DEAD AND BURIED!
Not funny

Manlius, NY

#36 May 8, 2013
Bruce Karam is so far up her butt hole it's not even funny
Voter

Clinton, NY

#37 May 8, 2013
I don't want Buckley to run my district and bring back Klien and beck
I don't want Paul to be the Buckley Puppet and not be able to vote on anything don't know why he running
Must be to fill-in Dawes does nothing but back Buckley
We Need Berry to save our schools and kids from more cuts and layoffs that is what you will get if the others get on High paid consultants like Klien and beck
Ray

Phoenix, AZ

#38 May 8, 2013
Barb Klein is up General Buckley's Ass!!!
no 4 a fact

Utica, NY

#39 May 8, 2013
teacher too wrote:
Is dawes related to the former columbus school principal donna dawes? And paul is the husband of administrator liz paul? Who else is considered friends and family? I would like to know as a taxpayer and voter.
YES AND YES...Just what we need. Another yes mame person for Liz :(
W Bush

Utica, NY

#40 May 8, 2013
Sounds to me they hasn't some fuzzy math going on off they cry poverty, lay off the teachers, and shift some funding to give the kleins, becks, etc. administrative assistant jobs or facilitator jobs. Too bad this pathetic city doesn't care. The district just pushes things through because off the apathy and lack of faith this community has. No wonder why all the teachers are moving out off the city and taking their kiss and tax dollars elsewhere. Know of at least 7 that well send kiss to charter school.

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