Wyandanch School Board Mantra
Satan, “Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven”
– John Milton’s Epic Poem ‘Paradise Lost’
However, School Boards are elected to serve, not to rule – Tabacco
TABACCO: The Town of Babylon, New York, under the auspices of former Town Supervisor, Steven Bellone, is upgrading streets, sewer systems, schools, parks and other highly visible public utilities & features under the euphemistic title
I do not imply that Wyandanch is “not” RISING; but I do assert that Wyandanch is NOT RISING for its current inhabitants – people of color (mostly Black & Hispanic). This “COSMETIC SURGERY” is intended to benefit the future inhabitants of
our their hamlet, mostly White and mostly upper Middleclass with good jobs and lots of
WYANDANCH SCHOOL BOARD’S
Map of Wyandanch, New York
WHAT THEY SAY VS.
WHAT THEY DO
All Salesmen, All Politicians, All Liars, All Cheats & All Crooks all do the same thing: they promise you the Moon and exaggerate your Problem to force you to BUY INTO whatever it is they are selling!
A Termite Company tried to sell me an expensive Termite Extermination Program by pointing to wood around my garage door that had obviously been eaten by the buggers. The problem was that the wood was in that condition when I purchased the house about 15 years before, and no more deterioration had occurred. That damage had occurred over 15 years ago, so why the hurry! The salesman was not interested in Logic or Truth; his sole purpose was to MAKE A SALE whatever Truth or Logic he had to pervert, preempt or ignore.
And salesmen always quote honorable, moral and humanitarian EXCUSES – but they never mention their disguised, unmentioned ACTUAL REASONS! Just because school children have been bullied, beaten and butchered, that is not a reason why you must buy yours a cell phone (although you probably have already), hire them a personal bodyguard (only if you are filthy rich and have the dollars), fit them with a bullet-proof vest (that would attract more danger than it would prevent), or some other expensive “Solution”, which just happens to be just what that Scoundrel is selling! Aren’t you the lucky one!
THE WYANDANCH SCHOOL BOARD
I cannot publish the WSB Capital Improvement Plans voted on September 27, 2011. I have them, but there must be 20 or 30 pages.
What I will publish is the Wyandanch Citizens’ Coalition Flyer, which 6 of our members
ourselves distributed all over Wyandanch because the School Board waited until the very last minute to even inform the populace that a Vote was even happening. The Board correctly surmised that the “lower the turnout”, the “better their chances” of passing the Propositions:
VOTE “NO” ON PROPOSITION 2
Capital Improvement School Referendum Vote
Proposition 1 School Renovations $24.5 MILLION
Proposition 2 School Renovations $155 MILLION!!!!
Raises Homeowners’ Taxes $1,000 Per Year & Landlord Rents by $85 monthly to cover Tax Increase
Is Babylon Town Hall Deceit to DRIVE BLACKS from Wyandanch through GENTRIFICATION just like in Harlem! PROPOSITION 2 is Part of that PLOT!
Capital Improvement Meeting at Martin Luther King Elementary on Mount Ave. Monday, Sept. 26, 7pm – Come at 6:30pm for WCC Preliminary Caucus
Wyandanch Citizens’ Coalition (WCC) 631-491-1849
If you don’t vote NO on Prop 2, you will be driven out!
Proposition 1 lost 172 – 106
Proposition 2 lost 215 – 64
WYANDANCH SCHOOL BOARD
That should have ended the matter you would think, but NO! The Wyandanch School Board surreptitiously presented another Capital Improvement Referendum Vote (Proposition 1), which is suspiciously like the Proposition 1 voted down on September 27, 2011. The Voting Date is January 10, 2012. But they have added a NEW WRINKLE: All REGISTERED VOTERS must PRE-REGISTER between 9am and 4pm exclusively on January 5, 2012, exclusively or be denied their Right to Vote on January 10, 2012, on this Referendum.
Their purpose? To DEPRESS the Actual Vote and SUPPRESS that Vote’s Existence in order to ENSURE PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 1 ON JAN. 10, 2012!
There is a large Bulletin Board outside of the Administration Building. The vote on Jan. 10th is noted. However, the Pre-Registration is denoted thusly:
“Reg Jan 5”
If you were not reading either the Flyer or this Blog Post, would you have any idea what “Reg Jan 5” meant? Of course not! That’s the way it is intended! Instead of spelling out “Registration”, they deploy the ambiguous “Reg”! Devious? You bet they are! Unscrupulous? You know they are!
You must understand that a Board Meeting turnout of 30 is exceptional, not the rule. Wyandanch has a population of 10,500. So a very small, miniscule minority of the Wyandanch Electorate actually attends any School Board Meetings whatsoever.
Some folks are just lazy. Some folks are just indifferent. Some folks are just fed up. Some folks are too busy. But mostly, folks just don’t realize that the Wyandanch School Board (or any School Board for that matter) can raise your taxes even if you have no children in the Wyandanch Schools! That doesn’t matter! Check your Tax Bill wherever you reside, if you doubt me, and see if “School Taxes” are part of your damage!
And Housing Tax INCREASES are passed on to RENTERS by LANDLORDS. So, RENTERS, if our Taxes go up $1,000 per annum, your Rent goes up $85 per month because that kind old Landlord isn’t going to swallow that $1,000 INCREASE himself; he passes it on to his TENANTS! Even if you RENT, you are SCREWED! And if you reside in Wyandanch, you won’t even know it until you get your Tax Bill. Even then you won’t know why or blame it on the Wyandanch School Board!
Here is a letter from Paul Sibblies, Principal, another example of School Board DUPLICITY, PROPAGANDA & MISDIRECTION:
The purpose, as stipulated in the letter above, was basically ignored in the actual meeting(s) sponsored by the Board. When parents, and only parents arrive, they find members of the Board and PROPAGANDIZING about Capital Improvement of the Schools per their Propositions. Not a word about UNDER-THE-TABLE KICKBACKS FROM CONTRACTORS & ARCHITECTS! It’s 3-CARD MONTY UPDATED: Heads we win, and Tails you lose!
Also note the letter’s stated purpose had little or nothing to do with Capital Improvements, which is what subsequent meetings were all about.
Here is the letter I delivered personally at 11:40am to the Wyandanch School Board’s Law Firm, Guercio & Guercio, on December 27, 2011:
Mr. Greg Guercio December 27, 2011
GUERCIO & GUERCIO
77 Conklin Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Re: Wyandanch School Board
On September 27, 2011, two Capital Improvement Referenda, Proposition 1 and Proposition 2, were defeated.
On January 10, 2012, (a mere 105 days later) a new Capital Improvement Referendum, Proposition 1, is scheduled. This Referendum is very similar to the Proposition 1, defeated on September 27th. This, at the very least, is a slap in the face to the September 27th Voters. It ignores and repudiates the Will of the Voting Majority.
However, the worst Action is the Stipulation that all Voters, even those already registered, must do a “Special” Pre-Registration on January 5, 2012, between the hours of 9am and 4pm – and only on that specific date! This would mandate that working Voters take time off from work just to register. There can only be one Primary Purpose for this Inequity: to SUPPRESS the Vote, prevent working people and retirees from even registering – that is, if they even know about the Pre-Registration in the first place, and coercing an Affirmative Vote with the smallest Turnout possible to repudiate the September 27, 2011, Vote.
“Sections 1906, 2014 and 2606 of Education law are superseded when eligible voters are registered under Article 5-612 of Election Law.”
What specific section or sections of the law are being cited by Guercio & Guercio and the Wyandanch Board of Education that supersede the prior paragraph?
Your representative, Lisa Hutchinson, has encouraged, facilitated and collaborated in this endeavor; and helped the Wyandanch School Board concoct this deplorable “Legal Maneuver”. We the undersigned, members of the Wyandanch Citizens’ Coalition representing the Voters and the Students of Wyandanch, demand an immediate explanation and retraction of the “Pre-Registration” requirement as soon as possible prior to that January 5, 2012, date!
Because of time constraints, we require telephone or e-mail response from your office, not a postal reply. Any delay on your part, should you agree to remove the “Pre-Registration” constraint, would have the same effect as perpetuating this undemocratic legal maneuver.
The persistence of the current Wyandanch School Board leads to an inevitable conclusion that certain School Board members must have spurious, disguised, personal, vested financial interests in this Referendum succeeding rather than any benevolent concerns regarding Wyandanch Students!
Both Newsday and the New York State Department of Education have been advised of this situation and are being kept abreast of any updates. We have been advised of both 310 and 306 Actions against the School Board itself and the State of NY Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District against the Board’s Solicitors, Guercio & Guercio.
We sincerely hope that you, Mr. Greg Guercio, are unaware of the Atrocities perpetrated by Lisa Hutchinson of your office. However, your firm will be held accountable, both criminally and fiscally, for any legal malfeasance aided and abetted by Ms. Hutchinson of Guercio & Guercio. This is not the first incidence of questionable legal behavior on her part.
Respectfully and hopefully,
WYANDANCH CITIZENS’ COALITION (WCC)
Yvonne Robinson Cerina Flippen
Wyandanch, NY 11798 Wyandanch, NY 11798
(Personal Info Redacted) (Personal Info Redacted) __________________________ ____________________________ Signature Signature
(Document signatures notarized and redacted)
I enter both the time and date because Guercio & Guercio, after reading the letter, refused to sign or date-stamp my copy. Not to worry! I simply went outside and photographed with my new video camera the sign, wall plaque listing all lawyers at Guercio & Guercio while voice stamping the time, date and location. That is my Proof of Delivery!
Today is December 30, 2011, and neither of the signees has been notified in any way whatsoever.
Today the WCC (Wyandanch/Wheatley Heights Citizens’ Coalition) are picking up 2,000 Flyers and sundry documents relating to the upcoming Vote on January 10, 2012, and the Illicit, Immoral, Unnecessary & Machiavellian Pre-Registration on January 5, 2012, between the hours of 9am and 4pm exclusively.
VOTE “NO” ON PROPOSITION 1!
BUT 1ST YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER
JANUARY 5, 2012 9am-4pm only
Capital Improvement School Referendum Vote
Yes, our schools need fixing! But Wyandanch Citizens must not entrust $Millions to THIS BOARD! It’s not about decrepit schools or Tax Increases; it’s about greedy, self-serving members on this Board! Shame on 1st Baptist!
Wyandanch Citizens’ Coalition (WCC) 631-903-0627
The expense of printing those 2,000 Flyers and sundry relevancies will fall to the members of the WCC, who volunteer to donate their time in going door-to-door and $10 or more for each member.
Bishop Michael V. Talbert, 1st Baptist Church of Wyandanch, 85 Parkway, Wyandanch, NY 11798,
his 1st Baptist Church of Wyandanch Trustee and School Board President, Shirley Baker,
Church Elder Barry Sexton,
Bishop Ron Allen, Revelation Church of God In Christ,
Trustee James Crawford,
Trustee Barry White, and
Last, but certainly not least, School Board Trustee and Wyandanch Library Board President, the inimitable, lying, Wyandanch suing, underhanded, immoral, deceitful, duplicitous (oh, I already said, “lying”) NANCY HOLLIDAY!
Now that you have found this Blog, do return for Exposes on Bishop Talbert (Wyandanch’s own Elmer Gantry) and Nancy Holliday (Wyandanch’s own Lady Macbeth)!
If you legally REGISTERED in Wyandanch, New York, go to the Administration Building, 1445 Straight Path, on January 5, 2012, to PRE-REGISTER!
Then Vote “NO”, “NO”, “NO” on Proposition 1 on January 10, 2012, to obstruct and deny these Payola incentivized School Board members until we can unseat the 4 members up for reelection in May, 2012.
WEEP NOT! The END OF WYANDANCH SCHOOL BOARD CORRUPTION IS IN SIGHT!
To become involved in that END, sign up here or via E-mail or phone with the Wyandanch/Wheatley Heights Citizens’ Coalition. Wyandanch NEVER had a Coalition before! Wyandanch does have a Coalition now:
ACTUAL STUDENT EDUCATION
(A Subject Rarely Discussed
Or Considered By The
Wyandanch School Board)
These are charts of the progress of Wyandanch Students in Math & English Proficiency, Grades 3 through 8, as determined by the New York State Test Results. Strangely enough, the Board had the nerve to distribute these Results at a School Board Meeting. Of course you could have read these Results, as compared to all School Districts on Long Island, in NEWSDAY August 9, 2011. Bet you can’t guess which School District had the WORST RESULTS – go ahead and guess:
The Wyandanch School Board has acted to correct these obvious Deficiencies and Passing Scores in FREE FALL by hiring
AN EDUCATIONAL STATISTICAL FIRM,
and of course offering up those
Multiple Capital Improvement Propositions.
After all, we all know that students cannot learn unless their Schools are in Mint Condition! Teachers, Curriculum, Administration, Nepotism, Patronage and a self-serving, self-gratifying, disinterested School Board are irrelevant Variables! Improving the Schools architecturally and aesthetically will automatically IMPROVE EDUCATION – Everybody knows that!
None of the 7 School Board members have children in the Wyandanch School System! But 3 of the 7 School Board members are Church Clergy! The next time you are about to cast a School Board VOTE for a Church Clergy Member of any denomination, do Wyandanch a favor and cut your own throat instead! Bishops Talbert & Allen and Elder Sexton are not the whole problem, but without them, Wyandanch would be a much better place to live and learn!
WYANDANCH/WHEATLEY HEIGHTS CITIZENS’ COALITION
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
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