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Saturday, January 31, 2009

1/31/08 STERNBERG IS FIGHTING TOOTH AND NAIL TO KEEP KIDS OUT OF HAM AVE: Since health and safety didn't fly - the new "fear" NCLB


Betty Sternberg Wants To Keep Disadvantaged Hamilton Avenue Children Will Have To Stay In Leaking Modular Classrooms That Are Breeding Grounds For Mold


The Contractors Warned Betty Sternberg And Principal Rau About The Leeks Last September And The Greenwich Board Of Education Has Not Been Able To Stop The Leaks For Six Months


If These Leaks Were In A Small Child's Bedroom A Parent Would Put And End To Them.


Yet The Failed Greenwich Board Of Education Turns A Blind Eye To Failed School Administrators Like Susan Wallerstien Who Takes Home A Big Fat Taxpayer Paycheck For Putting Small Children In Wet Modular Classrooms.


Why Doesn't Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin Gustafson Have The Journalistic Balls To Freedom Of Information Request All Board Of Education Documents, Letters, Photos, Purchase Orders, Reports And Work orders Related The Water Leaks At Hamilton Avenue School.


Two To Three Years Ago Greenwich Board Of Education Employees Covered Up Dangerous Mold By Repeated Replacing Water Soaked Ceiling Tiles.


Now Once Again Greenwich Board Of Education Employees Are Changing Ceiling Tiles Like They Change Their Socks As Clean And Dry Classrooms Sit Empty


After Almost Four Years It Is Time To Open Hamilton Avenue School Even If It Means Susan Wallerstien Has To Get Off Her Rear End And Work Around The Clock With Board Of Education Staff.


BASTA !!!! SUSAN WALLERSTIEN BASTA !!!!!


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!!!!


Please Read The Following Letter


Ladies and Gentlemen

After reading today's Greenwich Time article it is apparent that the Superintendant and Principal of Hamilton Avenue School are tyring to instill a "new" fear in the parents and community. Since their health and safety reasons for not moving the students into the building until April were blown out of the water, the new tactic is pulling out the No Child Left Behind Act.

What wasn't said in the article is that there is a very definitive process for addressing schools that do not make Annual Yearly Progress.

I have included a link to the State of Connecticut's No Child Left Behind Act Accountability Workbook, Updated Version, Modified 6/23/06

http://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/cedar/nclb/faq/resources/state_accountability_workbook_september_06.pdf
On page 11 of this workbook you will find the following:

"STATE RESPONSE AND STATE ACTIVITIES FOR MEETING NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND REQUIREMENTS.

A school will be identified as in need of improvement if it does not make AYP for two

consecutive years in the same subject on achievement and or participation in reading or

mathematics and the additional academic indicator standard".

By the superintendant's own words in the Greenwich Time article Hamilton Avenue School was given an exemption by the State for last school year (2006-07). The school made appropriate AYP for the school year 2005-06.

Hamilton Avenue School is TWO YEARS away from being cited for failure to meet AYP with anything more severe than a demand for a plan to fix the failure.

So, what happens if Hamilton Avenue School is cited for failing to meet AYP this year? Since this is a Title I school, they will be made to come up with an improvement plan that must be accepted by the State with a clear outline of how they will bring each student's test scores up to proficient. Said improvement plan will be montored at the local and State BOE levels.

Again, please let me point out the true reason for bringing out the No Child Left Behind Act card. Using the superintendant's own words ".... and how school administrators' performances are evaluated".

This is just another attempt to defend an indefensible reason for keeping the Hamilton Avenue School children in the moldy, leaking modulars.

Since this fear has now been debunked, I eagerly await the next "fear" that is devised. Please share this email with others.


Respectfully,


Laura J. DiBella

IT LOOKS LIKE THE GREENWICH TIME DID NOT

FACT CHECK BETTY STERNBERG'S STATEMENTS

THIS WOULD NOT BE THE FIRST TIME THAT STERNBERG LIED

TO THE PARENTS AND SINGLE FAMILY HOMEOWNERS OF GREENWICH

ALL TOO OFTEN FAILED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

MISLEAD THE PRESS IN AN EFFORT TO

DIVIDE AND ISOLATE PARENTS

TRYING TO PROTECT THEIR SMALL CHILDREN

ASK YOURSELF, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE SCHOOL OFFICIALS LIED TO THE SINGLE FAMILY HOMEOWNERS IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE?



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1/31/09 EXCLUSIVE: You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time - End Maybe Near For Madoff "Victim" Fairfield Greenwich (Updated)


Local Greenwich Sources Tell Greenwich Roundup ....

Hedge fund firm Fairfield Greenwich, which lost more than half of its assets to scummier Bernard Madoff, is in the process of or preparing to winding down operations and could shutter its doors by summer.

The fund, which is headed by Greenwich Resident Walter Noel has been rumored to have cut its staff by 30 - 50% Greenwich Roundup has learned and people familiar with the situation have said that some remaining Fairfield Greenwich employees have been told that they may be let go by late July. Generous severance packages are being offered to keep key staff members on board and quite.

Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel lost a who headed the Fairield Sentry Fund "invested" a whopping $7.5 Billion with his chum Bernard Madoff. Fairfield Greenwich Investors have been lead to believe that there was an additional $6,5 Billion left to pay investors back. This might not be entirely accurate.

While Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel has suspended seeking new investors and has said ,"it retains the staff necessary to seek and recover any available Madoff assets."

The formerly high flying Fairfield Greenwich Group had $7.5 Billion out of $14 Billion in assets invested with Walter Noel chum Bernie Madoff through the firms fund of hedge funds, known as Fairfield Sentry.

Walter Noel who long ago suspended investor redemption requests for non-family members and is now apparently working toward selling off the firms surviving assets held in offshore tax havens.

Also wounded by the Madoff scandal is hedge fund firm Tremont Group run by Mass Mutual . The Rye New York fund also lost more than half of its assets ($3.1 Billion) to Madoff. Press reports last week said that Tremont was in the process of shutting down operations.


PLEASE ALSO SEE:
SOME OF GREENWICH FAIRFIELD'S MONEY IS FOUND IN THE VAULTS OF JPMORGAN CHASE
Lawyers Representing Greenwich Fairfield May Be Taking Chase To Court
Fairfield Greenwich Investors Question The Timing Of JP Morgan's Withdrawal - They Say Part Of That JP Morgan Stash Belongs To Them
Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel's Investors WONDER IF JPMorgan Saw Trouble Brewing And Got Out Before The Storm.
JP Morgan Chase Says The Bank "Became Concerned About The Lack Of Transparency" As It Reviewed Its Investments Linked To Bernard Madoff
Why Wasn't Greenwich Resident Walter Noel Concerned About The "Lack Of Transparency" At Madoff's Firm?
Why Didn't Walter Noel Tell His Investors About Chases Withdrawal?


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