School's back against wall

School's back against wall

There are 21 comments on the Albany Times Union story from Jun 24, 2012, titled School's back against wall. In it, Albany Times Union reports that:

Just two school districts in the state have the unfortunate distinction of having their budgets voted down twice in almost a month.

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Way to Go

Pittsfield, MA

#1 Jun 25, 2012
Way to go, O-E voters- you drank the anti-merger kool-aid spewed by the vocal, negative crew, and now you can kiss your school good-bye! I give it 5 years, max.
Reality

New York, NY

#2 Jun 25, 2012
It won't take that long, two or three at the most. The State will step in and disolve the district and send the students to the adjoining districts of Gloversville, Johnstown, Canajoharie, Fort Plain, St. Johnsville and Dolgeville. None of the schools will have to make any alterations to their buildings to accomodated the hand full of students who will end up in those districts.
Shame on the narrow minded voters of OE, you had your chances and let it slip away, now you will live with the consequences, NO O-E school at all!
MatterOfTime

East Syracuse, NY

#3 Jun 25, 2012
Technically they have one more chance. I just think it would have been smoother the first time. Lets hope people in the middle who were clueless on the issues have found out the truth and have seen through the parnoid lies.
how about you go

West Winfield, NY

#4 Jun 25, 2012
were tending to our business quite well,no means no not ill do whatever i want anyways as russom and company have been doing all along,until the board takes back our school we will continue to show our strength at the polls.we enjoy being called narrow minded and clueless by a bunch of clowns such as yourselves.
Way to Go

Pittsfield, MA

#5 Jun 26, 2012
how about you go wrote:
were tending to our business quite well,no means no not ill do whatever i want anyways as russom and company have been doing all along,until the board takes back our school we will continue to show our strength at the polls.we enjoy being called narrow minded and clueless by a bunch of clowns such as yourselves.
Yes, it's evident that your philosophy is working well for you - NOT - I'm sure NYS is already starting the process of dissolving the school. You keep trying to make Russom the enemy, when it's the ignorant O-E big mouths who have really doomed the district. Keep touting your voting power as you watch the school go down the drain - nice goin'!
What SmartPeopleBeenS ayin

East Syracuse, NY

#6 Jun 26, 2012
Is this pig latin or can u not handle it. WAKE UP.
P.S. STJ is not mentioned.

For small districts, the timeline is much shorter. Oppenheim-Ephratah could be among the first districts to face "educational insolvency," which means it won't be able to offer a sound education, said Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. He said the budget defeat could be the tipping point that forces a solution on the district, which may include a state takeover.

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Schoo...
yabet

United States

#7 Jun 27, 2012
That article is nothing more then another attempt at fearing a community into submission. Be afraid DR spoke and we all know he is all knwoing and allmighty, plus honest........bwahahahahahahah ahahaahahahahahaahaa
haha

New York, NY

#8 Jun 27, 2012
Don't worry oe will do bottle drives, bake sales, and spaghetti dinners. If that doesn't work they'll cut math, science, social,and English to save the band. Because a school with less than 400 kids needs 3 music teachers.
Way to Go

Pittsfield, MA

#9 Jun 27, 2012
yabet wrote:
That article is nothing more then another attempt at fearing a community into submission. Be afraid DR spoke and we all know he is all knwoing and allmighty, plus honest........bwahahahahahahah ahahaahahahahahaahaa
Yes, I'm sure that the Editor of the ALBANY Times Union is concerned with beating the O-E community into submission - yeah, that's it. Maybe it's just a wake-up call that intelligent people outside of the Greater Oppenheim Metropolitan Area see the writing on the wall, whereas the people who actually live there do not. The more that gets cut, the less there is to offer... more kids transfer out on their own...State stops funding non-viable school... bye-bye O-E!
mergerisbest

United States

#10 Jun 27, 2012
A lot of information provided. You are right haha, why are those music positions more important to educating our kids? And those others are correct, the school will be dissolved. Superintendent and school board unwilling to make necessary cuts will mean that the school is dissolved and my kids will go elsewhere for more opportunities. My only question, how are the taxpayers at fault if those in charge are unwilling to make those cuts?
wishmykids

United States

#11 Jun 27, 2012
Agreed, how can the taxpayers be blamed when they are voting down a budget that needs cuts. Maybe they see the waste.
promerger

United States

#12 Jun 27, 2012
When the school is dissolved, Remember the name of the superintendent and all those members of the school board who allowed it to happen.
yabet

United States

#13 Jun 28, 2012
Way to Go wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I'm sure that the Editor of the ALBANY Times Union is concerned with beating the O-E community into submission - yeah, that's it.


MAYBE you should read the article and figure out who actually said what! He is quoting the super, daaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
What SmartPeopleBeenS ayin

East Syracuse, NY

#14 Jun 28, 2012
yabet wrote:
<quoted text>
MAYBE you should read the article and figure out who actually said what! He is quoting the super, daaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Holy Crap!!!!
Are You For Real?
This is exactly why OE NEEDS EDUCATION, you are backwards.
OE now has no chips to bargain with.(Do you get that. Probably Not)
You seem like the type of person who would get an eviction notice posted on the door of the place you rent, and say "it doesn't mean nothing. It's a bluff."

F.Y.I.- For some of you people that need it slow...
Russom was quoted, then this guy was quoted. That usually means who said what.
Don't put this guy's words into Russoms mouth. That gives Russom too much credit.
Way to Go

Pittsfield, MA

#15 Jun 28, 2012
Borges said 81 percent of districts statewide will exhaust their fund balances within five years if nothing changes in public education funding. For small districts, the timeline is much shorter. Oppenheim-Ephratah could be among the first districts to face "educational insolvency," which means it won't be able to offer a sound education, said Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. He said the budget defeat could be the tipping point that forces a solution on the district, which may include a state takeover.

BORGES said, and KREMER said...duuuuuuuuhhhhhhh
The wall

United States

#16 Jun 29, 2012
The greedy administrations are the sole problem of the education system.
oh boy

West Winfield, NY

#17 Jun 29, 2012
all this article proves is that dan russom is an ignorant lying moron!!
mergerisbest

Saint Johnsville, NY

#18 Jun 29, 2012
If our board would actually listen to the taxpayers instead of big daddy. So sad, we will lose this school because of this bully. Wake up board.
Zippy

Holley, NY

#19 Jun 30, 2012
Sadly, if this was happening in Albany instead of Fulton County ,Oppenheim/Ephratah ,The politicians would be running in to assist, while calling in the photographers.

There is silence in the media locally,silence from the public,silence from the politicians.They were all here for photos during merger discussions,where are they now?

If this was Albany the parents would be sitting on the front steps of the capital building.

Get a petition out,Remove Russom,Call for a state audit,Call Cuomos office,Hire a bus and go to Albany,Call your legislators,congressmen, friggin do something other than BITCH ! This is a problem statewide not just here in Oppenheim. Problem is that this is going to be a dommino effect once the first school goes many will follow. Stop it at the first school. What can we do as a community, any suggestions ? Is there a tax association in town ? If not let's start one.
The wall

United States

#20 Jul 5, 2012
The only reason the school is in the shape it is because Dan Russom and the Board of Education have no MANAGEMENT SKILLS !!!!!!!

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