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School administrators get raises

Johnstown board refuses to provide details

January 17, 2014

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education granted district administrators raises Thursday night, but it kept details about the agreement secret....

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Jan-17-14 11:31 AM

get it while you can boy's.. in a new york minuite i'd vote to restructure the system as a whole. is there a reason for so many seperate lil Gvt's accross the state when there all suposed to be teaching the same thing's? what a snow job... how bout teachin a few more of em to be better human beings.

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Jan-17-14 11:59 AM

Very symptomatic of small self-protective government in small economically-shaky areas. One might think that after many admonishments by Mr. Freeman to various governments in Fulton County that this lesson would have been learned. Small minds operate on a limited basis.

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Jan-17-14 12:58 PM

now i can sleep at night. i like the comment. "This is a small acknowledgment for the effort you put in." how about the weekly paycheck being your acknowledgment for a job well done. if you want/need more money grab a 2nd job or find one that pays more. these unions are nuts but i can't fault the people in it. i fault the system that allows it to happen. and don't bother telling the people that pay your salary how much more your getting we don't care about that little detail. we'll just smile and say your welcome. enjoy!!!!

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Jan-17-14 3:59 PM

Where was the School DISTRICT's Attorney? Please notice that I did not say the School BOARD's Attorney. If that attorney was aware of & approved the Board's action, that attorney is woefully wrong & should undergo an self-imposed ethics review post haste.

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Jan-17-14 4:41 PM

These school board are all alike. I like the "it is a token of our appreciation" comment but the taxpayers are the ones paying for it. When will school board members get the message that back room deals and secret contracts have to stop? School need to be better at being transparent with taxpayers money. The fact that the board is intentionally not releasing the amounts of the raises tells the taxpayers there is something to hide.

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Jan-17-14 8:02 PM

The Greater Johnstown School Board has been getting away with things for years.It is time the people of the city take more interest exactly what these "educators" are doing and if the school taxes are being use wisely.

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Jan-17-14 8:32 PM

Stop paying your taxes for 2 years and see if they get the hint.

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Jan-18-14 1:52 AM

When it's updated, you should be able to see the salaries here: *******seethroughny****/payrolls/schools/ Our taxes pay their salaries, citizens should be able to see immediately where their money is being spent.

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Jan-18-14 1:55 AM

If anyone wants to see the site address that for some reason I can't post here, let me know. Maybe you can add **** after seethroughny

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Jan-18-14 7:32 AM

Yes, and while you're there, do a comparison to administrators in other area districts and notice how much less the Johnstown principals have been historically paid. This has been a long time coming.

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Jan-18-14 9:48 AM

If Johnstown is so much underpaid than all the other local schools, why did DeLili leave Gloversville? I believe that he went taking a pay cut. There is more to a job than pay!

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Jan-18-14 10:01 AM

It will be awhile before seethroughny is updated …best bet is to FOIL a request for the information. It was voted on in public so its public information. The district has to produce it in 10 days. It just makes the school district look bad to force a taxpayer to FOIL information that they have a right to know.

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Jan-18-14 10:03 AM

My comment specifically mentioned the history of principals....check the revolving door over the past decade of building principals in Johnstown. And yes, there is more to the job than pay, but when one is starting out as a building principal making less than some of the teachers, the eyes start wandering, if you know what I mean.

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Jan-18-14 1:12 PM

What a load of hooey! Taxpayers must FOIL a request to see how their tax dollars are being spent? Vote out the whole corrupt lot of them.

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Jan-18-14 2:46 PM

This article is placed "nicely" under Report: Local school districts ‘susceptible to fiscal stress’ hmmm? Maybe Johnstown needs to follow Obama's concept and "spread the wealth" instead of keeping if all for themselves.

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Jan-18-14 3:02 PM

graduation rate - 73.4%. Yup that deserves an increase.

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Jan-18-14 5:25 PM

ataxpayer, "graduation rate - 73.4%" -- and how much of that can be dumped in the kiddies laps????? My guess would be 26.4% -- 100% of the non-graduates.

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Jan-18-14 10:54 PM

Unbelievable. Once again, school administrators show their contempt for the paying taxpayers by this display. Don't let them get away with it! Their arrogance is only exceeded by their nerve.

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