Parents rally to back South Country s...

Parents rally to back South Country superintendent

There are 70 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 28, 2008, titled Parents rally to back South Country superintendent. In it, Newsday reports that:

Dozens of parents rallied at the headquarters of the South Country Central School District yesterday on behalf of superintendent Susan Agruso, who faces growing opposition from the school board's five-member ...

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Old Alumni

Greenlawn, NY

#43 Feb 29, 2008
Bring back Herman Chamberlain
Old Alumni

Greenlawn, NY

#44 Feb 29, 2008
Yes, the rumor is that a person with the initials of JC will be your new supt>>>>
Old Alumni

Greenlawn, NY

#45 Feb 29, 2008
Wall Eyed wrote:
There was a crazy rumor about a sports coach from south country going around...Anyone hear it?
Yes, the rumor is that a person with the initials of JC will be your new supt>>>>
someone

AOL

#46 Mar 1, 2008
ANYTHING would be better than the past etzel (in case that's in the back of anyone's mind)!
someone

AOL

#47 Mar 1, 2008
Old Alumni wrote:
Yes, the rumor is that a person with the initials of JC will be your new supt>>>>
JOJN CONQUEST????? NICE MAN!!!
someone

AOL

#48 Mar 1, 2008
someone wrote:
<quoted text>
JOJN CONQUEST????? NICE MAN!!!
JOHN
i too

AOL

#49 Mar 1, 2008
there is an automated phone system in place that dials all parent's homes in the district. i was ALSO wondering where the minority parents were.
Black and Proud wrote:
Did you notice on the news that there were no black parents in the audience that is because the south bellport people didn't call them. They just called all the nose up in the air friends. What about us poor people. I tell you I went to the meeting at the HS two weeks ago and Mr. Briggs and Mr. Miglino did a great job of explaining, why did that superintendent have to go the week later and change things around. The best is when my son said she got on one of the school buses that friday! Who was she kidding, she probably had to change her panties!
concerned parent

Bellerose, NY

#50 Mar 1, 2008
The crazy rumor your hearing about a sport coach at Bellport high school has nothing to do with the Superintendant. It has to do with a senior Math teacher who was the girls track coach touching a student. This teacher has been removed from the classroom and now spends his days at Central Office. The story goes that this is not the first time he has been spoken to about how he interacts with female students. The school district should move quickly in this regard and demand his resignation.
South Country Taxpayer

AOL

#51 Mar 1, 2008
concerned parent wrote:
The crazy rumor your hearing about a sport coach at Bellport high school has nothing to do with the Superintendant. It has to do with a senior Math teacher who was the girls track coach touching a student. This teacher has been removed from the classroom and now spends his days at Central Office. The story goes that this is not the first time he has been spoken to about how he interacts with female students. The school district should move quickly in this regard and demand his resignation.
O my asking for a resignation and getting one is not so easy.
It is not impossible to terminate the employment of a tenured teacher, but the process is a difficult and cumbersome one. Consequently, many administrators would rather retain incompetent teachers than go through the time and effort involved in a dismissal hearing.
Annoyed student

Bronx, NY

#52 Mar 1, 2008
Bellport High School is going to absolute garbage. I am graduating this year and I will NEVER return to the district, I will advise anyone I know in the district to go to private school, and I will never udder a good word about that school to anyone as long as I live.

The Board of Ed needs to stop wasting our parents's money and accept that they all suck at their jobs and don't give a damn about the students. It's all about the money. It's time that taxpayers stop giving it to them.

As for Agruso, she is the most foul human being I have ever encountered, and her prompt firing is needed if there is any hope for this piece of **** school district.
Loco

Stratford, CT

#53 Mar 1, 2008
concerned parent wrote:
The crazy rumor your hearing about a sport coach at Bellport high school has nothing to do with the Superintendent. It has to do with a senior Math teacher who was the girls track coach touching a student. This teacher has been removed from the classroom and now spends his days at Central Office. The story goes that this is not the first time he has been spoken to about how he interacts with female students. The school district should move quickly in this regard and demand his resignation.
Well you got part of the rumor right. There was a math teacher that was accused of touching a student. The person who is making the accusation is David Murolo assistant principle at Bellport High School. David Murolo was kicked out of the New York city Fire Department for calling in a false alarm and stealing money. How was this man ever considered to be hired? You have a known liar and thief accusing a respected teacher of wrong doing. The teacher and the student along with a few witnesses say nothing happened. The hole thing is a witch hunt by superintendent Susan Agruso and her crony David Murolo .

Susan Agruso and David murolo must be fired as soon as possible. Google Murolo v Safir, Appellate Division .
Wall Eyed

Coram, NY

#54 Mar 2, 2008
Thanks for the clarification on the rumor. Was the track coach indeed suspended? Sounds real fishy to me. This district is turning into a Jerry Springer episode.
South Country Taxpayer

AOL

#55 Mar 2, 2008
How about school board members Joseph Cipp,Toni Huffine,Kevin Kirk and Barbara Schatzman.
They are retired educators from The South Country School district collecting around $70,000 a year each,with cash buy outs for their unused sick,vacation and personel time that can amount into hundreds of thousands each. Free medical, dental and optical plans
Why they even get reimburshed for their contribution toward medicare from the school district.
South Country Taxpayer

AOL

#56 Mar 2, 2008
The Bellport Teacers Contract expires

183 Days, 22 Hours, 07 Minutes, 58 Seconds
UNTIL CONTRACT EXPIRATION!

This is from their web site.

Board members Joeseph Cipp,Toni Huffine, Kevin Kirk and Barbara Schatzman are eduacators retired from The South Country School District...Who will they represent at contract time??
Long Island Resident

East Northport, NY

#57 Mar 4, 2008
I feel so bad for the students in this district. They don't deserve this administration.
WHAT - Belport

Rocky Point, NY

#59 Mar 4, 2008
South Country Taxpayer wrote:
The Bellport Teachers contract expires in
183 Days, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes, 08 Seconds
UNTIL CONTRACT EXPIRATION!
From their web site.
I wonder how Joseph Cipp,Toni Huffine,Kevin Kirk and Barbara Schatzman will vote on the new contract?
What in the world are you talking about, what does this have to do with the superintendent?
WHAT - Bellport

Rocky Point, NY

#60 Mar 4, 2008
South Country Taxpayer wrote:
Board members Joeseph Cipp,Toni Huffine, Kevin Kirk and Barbara Schatzman are eduacators retired from The South Country School District. Each collecting no less then $70,000 a year in pensions. They were bought out for their unused sick, personel and vacation time that amounted to up a $100,000 each. They pay nothing for their medical, optical,and dental plans.
When they collect Social Security they will collect the maximim amount and will be reimburshed for their contribution toward Medicare from the school district.
Yes, just like any other job you retire from they are entitled to recieve their benefits. Spend a week in any classroom and then tell me that they didn't earn every penny, it is ignorant to complain about the money they are making. Do you walk into your doctor's office announcing his salary and complaining how much you pay for medical benefits. Teachers too may thousands upon thousands of dollars for their education and deserve their salaries just like any other professional do you yell at the police officers when they are sitting on the corner chatting with the car next to them they too are paid by our tax dollars, some of them don't see the action that most teachers see in classrooms daily.
South Country Taxpayer

AOL

#61 Mar 6, 2008
WHAT - Bellport wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, just like any other job you retire from they are entitled to recieve their benefits. Spend a week in any classroom and then tell me that they didn't earn every penny, it is ignorant to complain about the money they are making. Do you walk into your doctor's office announcing his salary and complaining how much you pay for medical benefits. Teachers too may thousands upon thousands of dollars for their education and deserve their salaries just like any other professional do you yell at the police officers when they are sitting on the corner chatting with the car next to them they too are paid by our tax dollars, some of them don't see the action that most teachers see in classrooms daily.
Teaches and police are public employees and should not be paid more or receive better benefits then the taxpayers they serve.

I have asked to be in a class room during session butI was refused because of the labor contrat. In fact school board member must ask permission to be in a class room during session.

Ignorance is the condition of being uninformed or uneducated, lacking knowledge or information....This I consider not true in my case. If you want you can ask me some questions dealing with education and I will be able to answer most of them.

Yes, teachers spend thousands and thousands of dollars for their education and this enhances this salary and it is a legal tax deduction.

I do not complain directly to the police about their salaries and excellent benefits but I do register my feeling to my Suffolk County Legislature Kate Browning.

The only public employee that is underpaid are those in the US Military especially those in a war zone.
BHS pissed off student

Yorktown Heights, NY

#62 Mar 14, 2008
wow...is this a joke ?? does he think i am actually going to take him seriously when he tells me to go to class ?? i knew there was something wrong when my friend tired to get a parking permitt RIGHT AFTER 9th period ended and he said," come to me during school hours" ...wow....im so happy im leaving in 3months.
merely accusations

Washington, DC

#63 Mar 18, 2008
It's funny to me how all of you have so much "defending" to do for "Mr. Miglino"! You say he is respectable and doing a fabulous job huh? Why don't you ask the reidents of the community how they would feel if they knew how he spent his "companies dollars", with respect to the ambulance. Nothing for nothing but, why is it that I see BOTH responders and AMBULANCES from south country's district ALWAYS in the Mastic/Shirley area????? Now, if you're going to tell me it's because they have an alliance with Shirley ambulance, fine! HOWEVER, this does not constitute their ambulances being in other ditricts, just because. We all know how much it costs to keep up these vehicles. Just another example of how he likes to take advantage of things "given" to him due to his position. He is nothing more than a person who lives his life, taking advantage of others. But then again, I guess becuase he "responds to shooting" and other emergencies.....he's afforded these FREE resources?? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! He was elected into a position because people fear him and what he is capable of!! A man who kisses as much ass as he does, often has a lot of VERY POWERFUL people behind him. Thta in itself is enough for people to think twice before standing up to him. Nothing more....Nothing less!!!!!!!!!!1

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