Thursday's West Islip Board of Ed Agenda

Feb 14, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Patch.com

The West Islip School Board of Education will hold its montly meeting on Thursday at 8 p.m. at West Islip High School.

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Dumb idea

West Islip, NY

#61 Feb 17, 2013
WI resident wrote:
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I can only imagine how your friend must have felt being deceived and used in that charade, especially going into the study group thinking that being involved in the process was a geniune attempt to resolve a seriously unfortunate problem for our kids.
It's not going to be ignored by me that the matter of the leased schools was handled in the most remarkably expeditious manner compared to the way the decision to close two ES went down.
Now here we are dealing with the consequences of this foolishness and all the heart felt sympathy fixes NOTHING! All these screwed up decisions were the mastermind of EDUCATORS????? Speaks volumes!
It sure does!
WI resident

West Islip, NY

#62 Feb 17, 2013
The decision makers, whether it's a BOE member or Simon, should definitely be going into these buildings and getting a first hand assessment of the transitions and adjustments being made by the students. These final decisions were theirs to make. The next and most natural and vitally important thing to do is to want to get a visual of the facilities while they are in use. Experience is our biggest teacher, hands on experience by being physically there to see the way these adjustments are impacting the children, who justify your job would be the highest priority.
Principals and teachers and support staff are working within the framework that these people we elected (or not) and who are paid in spades created for them. They don't complain, they rise to the challenge, perform at the highest levels of expectation and I don't envy the jobs they do in a million years. They have always been the people I see actually earning their pay checks, dealing with the impossible and somehow they still say they feel their jobs are rewarding. I don't see how is this ever changing landscape of taking the controls away from the actual people in the trenches, but that's another problem for a different day.
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#63 Feb 17, 2013
second job wrote:
but she voted to close westbrook correct? so its just morally wrong. got it. you put it in words perfectly she had a personal relationship before and after she voted to close westbrook. was she the owner when she chose to close westbrook?
believe whatever you want to believe but the fact is that if oquenock closed the preschool would have gone there. I don't think the dance school or boxing school would have gone there. I don't think anything else could have gone there at all except a preschool. no business would want their location in the middle of a neighborhood. westbrook had to be the one that closed after they made what I still think is a very bad decision to close two elementary schools. we would not be making any money from leading oquenock. this was confirmed by reports from several realtors......
Dumb idea

West Islip, NY

#64 Feb 17, 2013
I also clearly remember Mr. Simon advising the BOE to ignore the realtors suggestions and do what was best for the children and keep the largest schools open.... We know how that went. And honestly we are just beating a dead horse on that topic.
jessie

West Islip, NY

#65 Feb 17, 2013
Jessica Horvath wrote:
<quoted text> believe whatever you want to believe but the fact is that if oquenock closed the preschool would have gone there. I don't think the dance school or boxing school would have gone there. I don't think anything else could have gone there at all except a preschool. no business would want their location in the middle of a neighborhood. westbrook had to be the one that closed after they made what I still think is a very bad decision to close two elementary schools. we would not be making any money from leading oquenock. this was confirmed by reports from several realtors......
Westbrook is in a neighborhood I swear. I live on Kobb.
Wait til everybody sees the kind of boxing center moving in there. Its not the kind of place youd want your lady or daughter to take a class. Older kids from other towns coming to the boxing school to get them off the streets of their own neighborhood. Wait till all the house robberies and stolen cars start happening.
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#66 Feb 17, 2013
jessie wrote:
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Westbrook is in a neighborhood I swear. I live on Kobb.
Wait til everybody sees the kind of boxing center moving in there. Its not the kind of place youd want your lady or daughter to take a class. Older kids from other towns coming to the boxing school to get them off the streets of their own neighborhood. Wait till all the house robberies and stolen cars start happening.
All the schools are in a neighborhood but Westbrook is also on a main road which is good for advertising. And whether you closed WB or OQ it wouldnt matter we would still be having the same issues.
suburbiaSue

West Islip, NY

#68 Feb 18, 2013
I don't know what idiot would think it's acceptable for any child to be taught in a closet. It's not safe, that's for sure. If there was a fire and the door was stuck in the shut position, how would the teacher and the two or three students get out of the closet?
I am sure that legally there has to be a fire code against that. In a normal classroom there are windows, even another door as an alternative escape route. There has got to be another means of egress. Those are heavy duty doors on the utility closests. Let's get real folks, these kinds of issues are not acceptable in any way shape or form when it has to do with children and safety.
Missy

West Islip, NY

#69 Feb 18, 2013
suburbiaSue wrote:
I don't know what idiot would think it's acceptable for any child to be taught in a closet. It's not safe, that's for sure. If there was a fire and the door was stuck in the shut position, how would the teacher and the two or three students get out of the closet?
I am sure that legally there has to be a fire code against that. In a normal classroom there are windows, even another door as an alternative escape route. There has got to be another means of egress. Those are heavy duty doors on the utility closests. Let's get real folks, these kinds of issues are not acceptable in any way shape or form when it has to do with children and safety.
You have raised a very valid point. This concerns me too.
WISD Taxpayer

West Islip, NY

#70 Feb 18, 2013
suburbiaSue wrote:
I don't know what idiot would think it's acceptable for any child to be taught in a closet. It's not safe, that's for sure. If there was a fire and the door was stuck in the shut position, how would the teacher and the two or three students get out of the closet?
I am sure that legally there has to be a fire code against that. In a normal classroom there are windows, even another door as an alternative escape route. There has got to be another means of egress. Those are heavy duty doors on the utility closests. Let's get real folks, these kinds of issues are not acceptable in any way shape or form when it has to do with children and safety.
Ah the drama... Using a word like 'idiot' for finding a workable solution belies narrow mindedness and self interest. Way to go.
In any case, to address the safety concern the staff could trying opening the door and exiting during a standard school fire drill.
mike

West Islip, NY

#71 Feb 18, 2013
Missy wrote:
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You have raised a very valid point. This concerns me too.
Get Jessica Horvath on it PRONTO! She can post a link for the fire safety code for school closets.
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#72 Feb 18, 2013
mike wrote:
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Get Jessica Horvath on it PRONTO! She can post a link for the fire safety code for school closets.
how bout you go look it up yourself? Or will that take away from your very busy schedule of being nasty to people on Topix under your many fake personalities?
Mike

West Islip, NY

#73 Feb 18, 2013
WISD Taxpayer wrote:
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Ah the drama... Using a word like 'idiot' for finding a workable solution belies narrow mindedness and self interest. Way to go.
In any case, to address the safety concern the staff could trying opening the door and exiting during a standard school fire drill.
There is always the basement. We could put the children in the basement because that too is a workable solution. During a standard fire drill? What if there was an actual fire or an actual emergency? The minute you shut the door, the room becomes a safety hazard. Idiot.
Susan

West Babylon, NY

#74 Feb 18, 2013
Is this same Jessica who posted for months on the message board to keep Oquenock open and slammed the school board?
WISD Taxpayer too

West Islip, NY

#75 Feb 18, 2013
WISD Taxpayer wrote:
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Ah the drama... Using a word like 'idiot' for finding a workable solution belies narrow mindedness and self interest. Way to go.
In any case, to address the safety concern the staff could trying opening the door and exiting during a standard school fire drill.
Do you know what the building codes and fire codes are for utility closets? Are they even considered occupiable space or habitable space by New York State standards?
I don't even think that these closets are considered occupiable space, they have to meet certain size standards, ventilation standards and I believe have to have more than one means of egress. I don't think the district can just haphazardly decide on their own to turn utility closets into occupiable space. My kid certainly wouldn't be put into one of these closets like some second class citizen.
second job

West Babylon, NY

#76 Feb 18, 2013
Susan wrote:
Is this same Jessica who posted for months on the message board to keep Oquenock open and slammed the school board?
yep the same jessica that said hookers and drug dealers would move into oquenock if they closed it.
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#77 Feb 18, 2013
second job wrote:
<quoted text>yep the same jessica that said hookers and drug dealers would move into oquenock if they closed it.
you are an ass. any moron who managed to graduate elementary school can see that westbrook stands to make the most money from a lease. no one wants empty property in the middle of a neighborhood. I know from experience what happens when they close a school in the middle of a neighborhood with no access to a main road. yes I still slam the school board for making what I think was a stupid decision. now that it is done I am happy we are getting income. we are gonna need it BC they will be reopening an Es in about five years. jackass.
second job

West Babylon, NY

#78 Feb 18, 2013
Jessica Horvath wrote:
<quoted text> you are an ass. any moron who managed to graduate elementary school can see that westbrook stands to make the most money from a lease. no one wants empty property in the middle of a neighborhood. I know from experience what happens when they close a school in the middle of a neighborhood with no access to a main road. yes I still slam the school board for making what I think was a stupid decision. now that it is done I am happy we are getting income. we are gonna need it BC they will be reopening an Es in about five years. jackass.
jessy please the language yikes. i believe the definition of an ass is someone who believes that prostitutes and drug dealers would move into oquenock if it closed. your words not mine. jackass
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#80 Feb 18, 2013
vincent andrew wrote:
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Hmm how would she know??
Maybe she is one of them?
oh yes smarty pants! I am a hooker/drug dealer. you hit the nail on the head!!!! genius. you people are so stupid...... get a clue. become involved and then throw your stones. I know I sit at empty board meetings? where are all of you????you are.behind your stupid fake names with no accurate information. keep up the good work moron!
occupiablespace

West Islip, NY

#82 Feb 19, 2013
Hey Jessica, seriously, this issue about occupiable space should be very concerning to every parent.
Consider, there is no ventilation, no outside air, and using uitility closets (PTA closets) could very well be a code violation for so many reasons. Did you know that bathrooms are not considered occupiable space even though they are meant for a person to be in them for a length of time, they don't fall under the occupiable space category according to the IBC.
Mike

West Islip, NY

#83 Feb 19, 2013
Susan wrote:
Is this same Jessica who posted for months on the message board to keep Oquenock open and slammed the school board?
Yes the same coo-coo. But now shes kissing the school boards ass & says shes friends with them & defends them. She still has a fake stalker & on the other west islip topix forum she keeps posting that a bad bad person is taking down her posts that prove shes right. Its like watching a train wreck.

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