Alleged Composition Of The Alton Central School (ACS) Strategic Planning Committee — Which Is Costing Alton Taxpayers $$$s.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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This is from Deanna — who is not happy that she appears to be the ONLY unaffiliated, i.e., NOT on the ACS payroll, parent on this Committee.

She attended BOTH, 8 am to 3 pm meetings, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 2013 — and is sure that she was the only unaffiliated parent.

Before she attended the meetings she requested a list of the attendees from the SAU. She got a ‘roster’ with 25 names — one already marked as ‘unable to attend’.

Last week she e-mailed the SAU and asked for the list of those that actually attended the two meetings. She HAS an e-mail that claims, rightly or wrongly, that ‘no attendance’ was recorded; i.e., there was no sign-up list! She is seeking confirmation of this statement.

This Strategic Planning effort is costing Alton Taxpayers real money. The external ‘consultant’ alone is costing at least $3,000 (if not more if other expenses are being paid).

They HIRED a bunch of substitutes to cover ALL the teachers that were attending the meetings! Devanee, not the most reliable of sources for ACS news, claimed that she heard that there were 19 substitutes at ACS on Oct. 31 — which would be appropriate given that it was Halloween. Scary stuff.

So, this is the breakdown per the pre-meeting ‘Roster’. Only one board member attended. According to Deanna the Administration staff were in-and-out.


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1 thought on “Alleged Composition Of The Alton Central School (ACS) Strategic Planning Committee — Which Is Costing Alton Taxpayers $$$s.

  1. steve miller

    You are just looking for a conflict because you have an ax to grind. The Principal was in and out because she was doing her job when an emergency took place. The community people like Chris Blackstone did not attend because she chose not to- not because she had an agenda. you are fantasizing about. Attendance was not taken because this was a purely voluntary committee.You had an option to join the committee but you gave us some BS excuse and put your wife in the crosshairs instead. Everyone that volunteered worked their ass off for two straight days and 12 hours without a break. You do not run for any office-You do not volunteer for any any committees – you just show up at a school board meeting to show off pretended indignation and create conflict to market your blog. If you really give a s___t about what you portend, then do something meaningful and run for office, join a committee, volunteer for an Alton Central School committee, or do something positive and just contribute. If you do not have the “moxie” to make things better then get out of the way and let us do our job.


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