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Alton Central School (ACS), N.H.: Safety Glass Or Lack Thereof.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Anura Guruge safety glass

Here is me requesting ‘Chapter & Verse’ on safety glass at Alton Central School (ACS). Check the video from the 1:23:00 mark. Thanks.


As I have already stated I was beyond gob-smacked when we saw the glass in the Middle School Library door shatter and go everywhere.

IF a child had been in the way of that glass I would hate to think what could have happened.

Here is me standing up, as an ACS parent and Alton taxpayer, asking the Board to find out where ACS stands on safety glass.

Yes, the next day, I made quite a number of calls to every single local and state agency I could think of.

Existing, i.e., grandfathered, LACK of safety glass seems to have fallen between the cracks.

Of course the School can — and obviously should — replace all OLD glass with SAFETY GLASS — if they care about safety.

So, here you have it. Yes, again, one of the Alton Guruges on record, on tape, asking the School Board for action.

I asked for this report for the NEXT School Board meeting. That is TODAY.

Lets see what they do.

But, at least we know that we have done what little we can.

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Alton Central School (ACS) Board IF They Are Serious About Public Transparency Should Have This Tape Subtitled.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Anura Guruge


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E-mail exchange last week. Superintendent SAYS he will try to get this resolved. Click to ENLARGE.

E-mail exchange last week. Superintendent SAYS he will try to get this resolved. Click to ENLARGE.


Click to access the YouTube video.

Click to access the YouTube video.


This was a pivotal Alton Central School (ACS) Board Meeting when it comes to relationships with the PUBLIC.

This will, forever, be remembered by three (3) of us from the PUBLIC that were there [plus our two kids] as the GLASS BREAKING meeting.

This was the meeting where the Board is trying to further GAG the public during the two grudgingly permitted public input sessions. I for one am NOT going to attend anymore. IF public debate is NOT permitted I am not going to waste my time — and my time is valuable as my achievements in any given year publicly testify.

It is superbly ironic that this meeting where limits of interactive public discourse gets debated SUPPOSEDLY has a video with a bad audio track!

As a professional cynic I have my doubts. It really, really serves this Board ideally NOT to have the public hear all of what happened during this meeting.

You can’t hardly hear some of the people talking.

As the e-mail above shows the Superintendent CLAIMED that they are going to resolve this.

Maybe the sound has improved a TAD. But, you still can’t follow much of what transpired at this meeting — even at full-volume on my Bose speakers attached to my Desktop. Forget hearing it on a laptop.

I request that the Board have this video subtitled SO all can follow what happened. 

Alton’s Funniest Videos (AlFV): Central School Superintendent William (Bill) Lander — “I Don’t Know”.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Click for YouTube video. This funny exchange happens at the 1 hour 25 minute mark. See highlighted timebar.

Click for YouTube video. This funny exchange happens at the 1 hour 25 minute mark. See highlighted timebar.


This had to do with the availability of a document that should have been available for the public to see.

I got up, earlier in the meeting, and raised a ‘Point of Order‘ on it.

I was told by Superintendent Lander that a printed copy of the document was made available with the other papers, e.g., agenda and minutes.

The document was not there.

So having patiently waited till I was again permitted to speak, at the 2nd ‘public input’ slot, I question Lander as to where the document is or was.

Well you can, IF you have bionic hearing, since ACS appears to have doctored the sound, hear Lander say something along the lines of “I don’t know”!

That is great.

You can see that I was not amused. This, the ‘Breaking Glass‘ meeting, was FAR from funny. Probably one of the saddest and most disturbing public meetings I have ever attended. This day should go down in infamy as a very sad day for Alton.



Deanna has already contacted SAU about the UNACCEPTABLE sound on this video
— a VERY important one that every resident in Alton should watch.

deannasound



My May 2013 Post On Alton Central School (ACS) Board And Bullying Issue Getting Widespread Attention!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Click for original, 'must see' post.

Click for original, ‘must see’ post.

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About a month ago I noticed a sudden SPIKE in the interest in this post — which kind of surprised me since, like most things related to ACS other than building renovation, nobody in Alton appears to give a damn about ACS-related matters whether it be Common Core, Strategic Plan involvement, lack of safety glass in the school, Destination Imagination (DI), etc. etc.

The hits have continued daily and I know that MOST are not from within NH. That a kind, gentle lady, a fellow author, commented on it from Nevada shows that this post is getting widespread attention. And I am glad — though it does NOT help us in Alton, N.H. per se.

I, despite my best efforts, have failed miserably in trying to get a modicum of accountability from this outlandishly arrogant, ‘gag the public’, and totally dysfunctional, School Board. Well now at least others can see what I have had to contend with. That is some consolation. If nothing else I will document the charade in my vain, but probably now incorrect, belief that ‘the pen‘ has some might.

Contrary to what some think this blog is read around the world and most of my hits are from OUTSIDE New Hampshire — which delights me no end given that I really am, in the end, a bona fide denizen of the world. Scroll down and check the flag counter at the bottom of the sidebar. Click on it. You might learn something. This site has been visited from 185 countries.


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This is my world coverage in the last 365 days.

And here is the kicker.
This is NOT my most popular blog!

That remains popes-and-papacy
that has racked up 227,630 hits
though I haven’t posted on it, on a regular basis, since March!

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