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Educator receives insurance, pension

School administrator in Gloversville retired after drug charge

April 29, 2014

GLOVERSVILLE — A former Gloversville Enlarged School District assistant superintendent who retired after being charged with drug possession will receive his pension and health insurance, according t......

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ADKman

Apr-30-14 5:19 PM

When Pickus hits 65 and Medicare, will the district continue to pay for his Cadillac health plan?

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-30-14 11:52 AM

Usedto: glad someone else noticed this as well. Now you should Be ready for him to start launching names at you for pointing that out

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usedtolivethere

Apr-30-14 8:32 AM

Anyone notice that when McBoob is called out with facts, he becomes noticeably silent?

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Jiminmb

Apr-29-14 8:34 PM

Seems like life is nothing but a poker game sometimes and the shady ones usually get the hand.

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inthemorning

Apr-29-14 7:42 PM

That's some funny stuff there! It's like he won the lottery. Bravo!

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DontBlameStopTheFraud

Apr-29-14 6:39 PM

The education system is the biggest scam out there....next to law enforcement that is.

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taxtired

Apr-29-14 5:41 PM

Now he can buy his way out and say I told you so. Rehab and NO slap on his hand. AND U PAID FOR IT.

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grant18

Apr-29-14 3:48 PM

The bad news - G'ville will be paying for his insurance for years. The good news - He's gone. Sometimes you can't have one without the other.

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-29-14 3:43 PM

maybe he can get part time work at Los Pollos Hermanos

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tinbucktoof

Apr-29-14 3:38 PM

I agree with GKH1946, if he continues to use meth, he won't be needing a dentist, before long he will be gumming his food!!

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tinbucktoof

Apr-29-14 3:26 PM

Joe Andrews said "he does not support Pickus receiving helath insurance", however this vote was unamious from what I was told. If that is in fact true, then why did Andrews not vote NO to this package he received?? Why in the world out of all the school board members to interview, they choose to quote Andrews??..when is the last time he has attended a board of ed meeting. If I were the Leader Herald I would look into his attendeance record and then think twice about who Iam interviewing for a story about the Goversville School District!

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-29-14 3:07 PM

BOB, the Union did not protect Mr Raucci, I followed that issue closely. The state protected him. and by the way, pensions are guaranteed by the Feds, who backs that guarantee? I'll help you.....US AGAIN, Taxpayers.

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-29-14 3:03 PM

Bob, even I am surprised how far off base you are on this topic. Pickus is NOT protected by the Union. he isn't now, nor never was a Union member. he gets nothing from them nor does the Union help or protect him IN ANY WAY! Pickus contributed 3% of his salary towards his Pension which was matched by the employer...THAT's US THE TAXPAYERS, not matched by NYSUT. Where in the world do you get the lies you try to spread?

Mr Raucci was a dues paying Union member, Pickus was not, these are two completely different unrelated situations, but you probably can't wrap your head around reality.

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-29-14 2:58 PM

BOB, you are WAY wrong. He is NOT protected by NYSUT. where is the world did you get that misinformation from? I am amazed how you continuously spout mistruths. Just because his pension was in The NYS Teachers retirement system, that DOES NOT "PUT NYSUT on the hook". that pension of his was funded with Taxpayers dollars and it has nothing to do with NYSUT other than the fact that their members' money is in the same system.

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MrBoB51

Apr-29-14 2:40 PM

No argument here BF1. Just a 'thank you' for pointing out to all of us how YOU behave.

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MrBoB51

Apr-29-14 2:35 PM

Clue, you might want to re-think your comment. Gville70 got it right.

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MrBoB51

Apr-29-14 2:31 PM

This can also be looked at another way...Pickus contributed 3% of his salary towards his Pension, now, 34 other Teachers are going to be paying his pension with THEIR contributions. Are any of you teachers beginning to wonder if YOUR pension is going to be there for you?? Still like your Union???

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BlackFrancis1

Apr-29-14 2:28 PM

yes I agree Tamm - there are a lot of stone throwers out there. There is not a person out there who has not committed some misdemeanor at some point in their life, knowingly or otherwise,that we could have been arrested for had a cop been nearby - don't even bother arguing this point. Do we all deserve to lose our pensions and insurance because of that? This guy is suffering consequences far out of proportion to the minor crime he is accused, but not yet convicted of. Everyone climb down off your tall pony.

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MrBoB51

Apr-29-14 2:24 PM

Actually, NYSUT is on the hook for this dirt-bags pension, Fc Taxpayers will be paying for his Med. Insurance. That can be fought in court but he is protected by the Union and State Law as the final disposition of the Schenectady School District Maintenance Head Bully/Arsonist Steven Raucci clearly demonstrated. Rather than kick this dead horse, the outrage should be the exorbitant salaries that are paid to these non-producers.

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taxtired

Apr-29-14 2:24 PM

SMALL AMOUNT?? He should be classified as a drug dealer with the amount he had in seperate packages.

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-29-14 2:21 PM

Gville70, Are you an idiot? He was not a member of the teachers union. He negotiated that contract with administrators and THEY signed it. This had ABSOLUTELY Nothing to do with "the teachers contracts and bennys." seriously, do your homework before you open your mouth

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gville70

Apr-29-14 1:58 PM

Gotta love those teacher contracts and benneys

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Tamm5m

Apr-29-14 1:53 PM

He was removed from his position and will answer to any criminal charges there are....He is being punished! He worked 27 years for that pension and should get it...whether anyone likes it or not! Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone!!!!

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SITENNANT

Apr-29-14 1:43 PM

This is absolutely wrong!!!! Great message to send to the children, break the law and not be held accountable, get rewarded with benefits,bring shame to your family, school, community and it's ok! NOT! This is the kind of thing that sends the message to those that rob, kill,etc that it is ok to be a criminal . So why should they be afraid of any consequences.

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GKH1946

Apr-29-14 1:05 PM

If the pension pays enough to support the Meth habit.....won't be needing dental insurance. It's a CRAZY/SAD world that we are living in today.

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