Saturday, January 9, 2010

BCHS Closing Hearing: Why Can't They Fix Us?


Anonymous said...

I recommend getting the new Commissioner of Education, David Steiner, involved in any and all decisions to close schools.

Here is an excerpt from the website of the NYS Education Department's Office of Counsel:

"General Information

Education Law §310 provides that persons considering themselves aggrieved by an action taken at a school district meeting or by school authorities may appeal to the Commissioner of Education for a review of such action. A §310 appeal must be initiated within 30 days of the decision or action complained of, unless the delay is excused by the Commissioner for good cause shown in the petition.

In addition, Education Law §306 allows the Commissioner of Education to remove a trustee, member of a board of education and certain other school officers for wilful misconduct or neglect of duty. An application for removal must also be initiated within 30 days of the decision or action complained of, and must contain evidence of wilful, intentional wrongdoing.

The burden of proof in an appeal to the Commissioner rests with the person bringing the petition, i.e. the petitioner. The petitioner has the burden of demonstrating a clear legal right to the relief requested and the burden of establishing all the facts upon which he or she seeks relief. This may be accomplished by the submission of affidavits, exhibits or other proof. Mere allegations, suppositions, theories or conclusions, without factual proof are insufficient."

See the following webpage for further details and links:

ed notes online said...

The ed commissioner is part of the entire conspiracy. We can't rely on getting distracted by any of these officials. If we go to them it is solely for political reasons to use as an organizing tool. This guy will prove to be a waste like the last one.

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