Jimmy

Dunkirk, NY

#22 Oct 21, 2010
Did Mark Sissel attend the wedding? I am sure he did since he thinks so highly of Hitch making him the Dean. I wonder what the Mother and Father in law think of Hitch? Did they all get their groove on?
Big ben

Dunkirk, NY

#23 Oct 23, 2010
Who is the other WACS teacher getting married to a former student? And what is going on at Westfield Academy? Who is setting these teachers and students up the BOE?
Big ben

Dunkirk, NY

#24 Oct 23, 2010
Did this stuff just start when Sissel got there? I never heard of a student marrying a teacher before Sissel got there. Is he for this stuff or what? And are the rumors about his brother true?
Vet 2

Orlando, FL

#25 Oct 24, 2010
Westfield has had numerous teachers resign for inappropriate actions with students, BUT they never prosecuted any of the teachers, Amy dated hitch cock in school just and Amy truitt dated bob north in school and the list goes on, to bad, it's nice they get together, but never while being a etcher and student
wacs01alumni

United States

#26 Oct 24, 2010
tom habig was a good teacher, and he is a good man. because of what those girls said he did, he lost his job, wife, house, and only gets visitation with his daughter. i was in the class with those girls and tom was my teacher. personally i dont think he crossed a line. those girls were just bitches. and still are. amy bertrando was with mr hitchcock, and amy truit was with MR NORTH. and still is i think. i think they moved to pa or something. idk. i saw his car the other day with pa plates on it. those are the only teacher/student dating relationships that im aware of. i can see why those teachers were attracted to those girls. especially amy t..... she is FINE!
Hummm

Dunkirk, NY

#27 Oct 24, 2010
wacs01alumni wrote:
tom habig was a good teacher, and he is a good man. because of what those girls said he did, he lost his job, wife, house, and only gets visitation with his daughter. i was in the class with those girls and tom was my teacher. personally i dont think he crossed a line. those girls were just bitches. and still are. amy bertrando was with mr hitchcock, and amy truit was with MR NORTH. and still is i think. i think they moved to pa or something. idk. i saw his car the other day with pa plates on it. those are the only teacher/student dating relationships that im aware of. i can see why those teachers were attracted to those girls. especially amy t..... she is FINE!
I don't follow? Someone lost their job because they were not guilty of anything? Other teachers were dating students? Where were the BOE members? Are the BOE members of that time guilty of breaking the law? Not reporting? Taking no action? Sissel appoints this guy Dean of Students knowing this? Hummmmm I smell lawsuits
Hummm

Dunkirk, NY

#28 Oct 24, 2010
The guy had girls dancing on desk in class I heard? Is that true? And you say he was not guilty of anything? No wonder BOE member Mrs Habig finds nothing wrong with Sissel's issues and problems. i wonder if it runs in the families
Hummm

Dunkirk, NY

#29 Oct 24, 2010
or the water
lakeview123

Dunkirk, NY

#30 Oct 24, 2010
Mr. North is a creeper! He has been flirting and inappropriate with students for years. Ask his x-wife.
lakeview123

Dunkirk, NY

#31 Oct 24, 2010
Vet 2 wrote:
Westfield has had numerous teachers resign for inappropriate actions with students, BUT they never prosecuted any of the teachers, Amy dated hitch cock in school just and Amy truitt dated bob north in school and the list goes on, to bad, it's nice they get together, but never while being a etcher and student
Agree!
Wondering

Springfield, MA

#32 Oct 25, 2010
wacs01alumni wrote:
tom habig was a good teacher, and he is a good man. because of what those girls said he did, he lost his job, wife, house, and only gets visitation with his daughter. i was in the class with those girls and tom was my teacher. personally i dont think he crossed a line. those girls were just bitches. and still are. amy bertrando was with mr hitchcock, and amy truit was with MR NORTH. and still is i think. i think they moved to pa or something. idk. i saw his car the other day with pa plates on it. those are the only teacher/student dating relationships that im aware of. i can see why those teachers were attracted to those girls. especially amy t..... she is FINE!
Habig lost his previous job prior to coming to west field for actions with a student, west field hired him anyway, then incident two, Anderson a girls coach asked to leave, Mohanhan, a teacher asked to leave, Hitchcok had an affair with a student, North had an affair with a student. A local police officer had sexx with a minor, he resigned. No one prosecuted, no one. Westfield has a problem and everyone has their head in the sand
Westfield Resident

Dunkirk, NY

#33 Oct 25, 2010
I don't think they have their head in the sand I think they just want to see their town judged in a negitive way. The BOE refuses, just refuses to address issues like that. And the teachers could care less, I mean if you had a superintendent that was caught red handed abusing his position or taking money from the taxpayers who in their right mind is going to listen to him. And the parents of some of the students are to blame also. But the superintendent is no leader, the BOE refuse to address his issues, why would the teachers care. AND WHO SUFFERS: 1. the students and 2. the taxpayers. I agree vote the next few budgets down and send a message.
concerned about WACS

Westfield, NY

#34 Oct 25, 2010
Everyone seems to have an opinion about the private lives of teachers and students. These four individuals were married AFTER students graduated. It happened years ago too, with the band director and a student. that makes three that I am aware of. What you need to really get concerned about is the rate your school taxes will go up next year... 15% is a lot!! You need to GO TO A BOARD MEETING and demand some answers. The teachers will be getting another substantial raise next year too. And when you consider they work 185 days a year (6 months) and make an average of $65,000 for 1/2 year that should get you mad!!!! The working class and retired people of Westfield Cannot afford it any longer! There were people at the board meeting tonight, but NO ONE asked any questions during public comment!!! What's in that audit that is being kept secret??????????
Chris Hansen DatelineNBC

Dansville, NY

#35 Oct 25, 2010
It sounds like I could do a 1hr special from WACS. I will consult my producers at once!
Themathpolice

United States

#36 Oct 25, 2010
concerned about WACS wrote:
Everyone seems to have an opinion about the private lives of teachers and students. These four individuals were married AFTER students graduated. It happened years ago too, with the band director and a student. that makes three that I am aware of. What you need to really get concerned about is the rate your school taxes will go up next year... 15% is a lot!! You need to GO TO A BOARD MEETING and demand some answers. The teachers will be getting another substantial raise next year too. And when you consider they work 185 days a year (6 months) and make an average of $65,000 for 1/2 year that should get you mad!!!! The working class and retired people of Westfield Cannot afford it any longer! There were people at the board meeting tonight, but NO ONE asked any questions during public comment!!! What's in that audit that is being kept secret??????????
Your math needs serious help. Nobody works 185 days straight. There are those wonderful things called weekends. Most people work 52 weeks x 5 days or 260 days/year, which means a teacher works 75 less. If you include the big 10 days off -Christmas, New Years, Martin Luther, Presidents, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Veterans, Columbus, Independence , and Memorial, a teacher only works 65 less days or 10 months. Amazingly, September to June is 10 months. We at Math Patrol call that a school year.
concerned about WACS

Westfield, NY

#37 Oct 25, 2010
Obviously you can't read, just do math. I said they work 185 days, I didn't say straight AND 185 days is equivalent to 6 months. Let's see thats 30 days times 6 equals... gee 180, the exact amount students attend classes per year. There are 5 inservice days for teachers hence 185.
Wondering

Springfield, MA

#38 Oct 25, 2010
concerned about WACS wrote:
Everyone seems to have an opinion about the private lives of teachers and students. These four individuals were married AFTER students graduated. It happened years ago too, with the band director and a student. that makes three that I am aware of. What you need to really get concerned about is the rate your school taxes will go up next year... 15% is a lot!! You need to GO TO A BOARD MEETING and demand some answers. The teachers will be getting another substantial raise next year too. And when you consider they work 185 days a year (6 months) and make an average of $65,000 for 1/2 year that should get you mad!!!! The working class and retired people of Westfield Cannot afford it any longer! There were people at the board meeting tonight, but NO ONE asked any questions during public comment!!! What's in that audit that is being kept secret??????????
. When you put how much you pay in the same sentence as someone molesting a child you have issues. No opinion! Under no circumstances should an adult teacher or otherwise take advantage of a child student, period. Are your taxes to high, yes! Do our kids get cheated by a poor education, yes! Do our students in America need a better education, yes! The big issue, teachers taking advantage of children! And worse, no one cared enough to do anything about it! That's the issue and not an opinion!
The Situation

Pearl River, NY

#39 Oct 26, 2010
The situation is this... a teacher took advantage of a child? Like always i know more than i should. Ther was no romantic involvement between this teacher and student. Later on, between a man and a woman. Every young woman who gets with an older man was somebodies student not that long ago. Someones papergirl or babysitter. Someones daughter? Ther is no position of athority once one becomes an adult and it definately is not residual. Shame shame shame, throwing the molester label around. This is the situation as i see it. Oh! yeah...and the super gets paid tooo much.:)
wacs01alumni

Westfield, NY

#40 Oct 27, 2010
if you think that north and hitchcock didnt fool around with those girls while they were in school ur retarded. i was in band too and i remember a weird looking kinda pudgy guy dating one of the williams girls. the youngest one. he was a student teacher or something from fredonia state. she was in the class of 02 or 03 i think. she was hot too. im pretty sure that they got hitched. mr mogenhan was a math and business teacher. i was in his accounting class. he was also the golf coach. and a bad one at that... he got fired or resigned for saying something to some girl. to "wondering" what job did tom habig lose prior to teaching at westfield? i remember him saying he went to college and his first teaching job was with wacs. maybe my memory is fuzzy... it was about 17-18 years ago.(mr andersen) was my history teacher for like one year. he was fired for having innapropriate images on his school computer. hmm wonder what the pics were! he was a jerk too. he used to tell us how much he made and all this dumb stuff. it was fun to push his buttons cause he would get all red in the face and storm out the room. to chris hansen of dateline: you should DEFINATELY do a piece on this crooked little town. it would be funny to watch.
lakeview123

Dunkirk, NY

#41 Oct 27, 2010
Anyone that marries someone 20 years younger than they are def has problems. Or someone who marrries 20 years older has serious problems. ie: Mr. North. Westfield school has had its share of male teachers with poor judgement. Administration just looks the other way. 15 administrators in 30 years?? Real problem!

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