Alton Central (ACS) Superintendent William ‘Bill’ Lander Cocks-A-Snook At School Board Over Common Core!
.by Anura Guruge
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Alton Center Superintendent William ‘Bill’ Lander is NOT telling us anything we didn’t already know. I had told you that this was a meaningless vote as soon as it was taken (though I readily confess that I am the one that set them up for taking the vote).
However, I do NOT think that Lander should have made the statement he did WITHOUT first having told that to the Board.
Two of us at the last Board meeting requested that Lander informs all of us as to the implications and ramifications of the vote.
There has been NO PUBLIC board meeting since the vote.
So Lander did not make this ‘of no consequence‘ statement to the Board. Instead he scurries off and tells it to a journalist.
That he has NO RESPECT for this Board has been abundantly clear for months — and I have written about it. To be fair, Lander has them by their short and curlies. The Board reports to him, not the other way around. He has nothing to lose and everything and MORE to gain. He got the board, in March 2013, to give him an iron-clad, platinum parachute THREE YEAR (3) contract. So now he can disrespect the Board as much as he wants and I don’t blame him. This Board has done nothing to earn his respect. They have too many secrets between them and Lander knows all the secrets.
That said, I am UPSET that he so blatantly disrespects the
Board Chair, Sandy Wyatt.
This is the second time in 2 months that he really has put the kindly, gentle lady in an awkward situation. I am getting a terrible feeling that he enjoys putting Mrs. Wyatt on the spot. Wonder if he would treat a male Chair the way he treats ‘poor’ Mrs. Wyatt?
Lander got Mrs. Wyatt to read a glowing account of his friend that he was hiring to be the $3,000 facilitator without telling Mrs. Wyatt all the facts. Mrs. Wyatt ended up with egg on face though they ended up trying to sort it out in non-public session.
Lander should have first run this past the Board at the next meeting.
That he didn’t was disrespectful to the Chair, Mrs. Wyatt.
Mrs. Wyatt deserves better. I don’t really know her. I have only seen her at Board meetings. BUT, she over the last few months has earned our unstinted respect (and at least when it comes to me, that isn’t easy). She really is trying to do what is good for Alton. She is fair, somewhat patient and follows the rules.
But there is NOTHING, NADA, that the Board can do. They are his pawns.
Sandwich, NH 2013 Fair: Saturday – Monday (Columbus Day) October 12 – 14, 2013. Mark It On Your Calendar. See YOU There.
by Anura Guruge
We will be there at some point. Not sure when. We as a family haven’t missed a Sandwich Fair in 10 years — and both Deanna and I used to go to the fair, independently, before we met. So we have a long family tradition at the Fair.
The kids are already talking about it.
My ‘buddy’ Roderick Russell, the amazing (very nice) sword swallower & mind reader is performing at noon & 2pm on Saturday, October 12. Know for a fact that we will not be there for that — Teischan has her first Nutcracker rehearsal at that time. So he will have to struggle through this year without my help, on stage, to entertain the crowds!
The antique auto parade is Saturday too at 1 pm.
The grand street parade is Sunday at 1pm. That is a spectacle.
Monday, Columbus Day, tends to be a mellow.
Prices $10 for adults, $3 for kids 8 – 12 same as last year.
I Apply For Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA)/Obamacare Insurance By Phone, Through Call Center, Not ‘Healthcare.gov’.
.by Anura Guruge
>> Cannot deal with ‘insurance not needed’ dependents
>> — Oct. 2, 2013.
>> Request Congressional Inquiry — Oct. 2, 2013.
>> Healthcare.gov hacked — Oct. 1, 2013.
>> Healthcare.gov problems Oct.1 — Oct. 1, 2013.
>> Obamacare already crippled — Sep. 5, 2013.
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Well according to this, and it took me 40 minutes and 8 attempts to logon to healtcare.gov, my current application is being reviewed.
I do NOT trust it.
Here is the kicker. I was told that I would get the approval or denial by mail!
Around 2:20 pm yesterday, Wednesday, October 2, 2013, when the fraudulent healthcare.gov system would NOT let me proceed because I had dependents that did NOT require health insurance, I in desparation first tried the ONLINE CHAT. That was a joke. Just automated messages that told me to try again in March 2014! I kid you NOT.
I then called the 1-800 number.
I was surprised. Somebody answered with a few minutes!
She was very pleasant, actually quite friendly, very professional and helpful.
She said that they knew of the dependent problem.
Then she said that I could apply online and that she could type it all in.
So we did that. It wasn’t too painful. Obviously she was using a system different to what we have at healtcare.gov. That alone is criminal. Bryan Sivak, the reprobate behind this billion dollar scam should be arrested. Republicans can be so dumb sometimes. They can shutdown Obamacare just by highlighting and focusing on this scam! Forget the funding. Highlight the scam. Close the system because of the fraud. But, that is too technical for them. Alas.
She had to put me on hold about 6 times to go and find out answers. But, it was OK. Much better service than I have had from U.S. Cellular or DirecTV.
When it was all done and filed she told me that that was the FIRST application she had processed!
I was floored. This was 2:30 pm on the 2nd DAY of bloody Obamacare.
She told me that she got a LOT of training. So she must have started the day before though I didn’t get a chance to ask her that.
So about 30.5 hours after it went live, I was the first application she had processed!
This is such a travesty. Such a scam.
For this Obama should be impeached. That he let this happen is criminal, pure and simple. But, Republicans don’t get it. That is why they lost the last election. Just don’t get it. I have tried to help. I am even telling them what to do … like calling for a Congressional Inquiry.
.by Anura Guruge
1/ NH property tax rates for 2013 delayed — Sep. 4, 2013.
1/ N.H. 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rates … — Sep. 2, 2013.
2/ New Hampshire 2012 – 2013 Property Tax Rates Spreadsheet
>> — Nov. 26, 2012.
3/ Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: 23rd Lowest In State! — Nov. 26, 2012.
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There were initial reports, such as in today’s ‘Laconia Sun’, that the New Hampshire Department of Revenue (DoR) would not even be able to start calculating the final town-by-town tax rates till past November 7 because of a delay caused by the Department of Education (DoE). It appears that they have resolved that to an extent by using an estimated rate for education funding.
That would mean, I think, that towns will get their tax bills out by last week in October. I think they have to give us 30 days to day.
So, I think, we are probably looking at around ‘Nov. 30’ or ‘Dec. 1’ (2013) as to when we will be expected to pay the second of the 2013 property tax bills.
I will keep you posted.
I will publish the rates, in a sortable spreadsheet, as I have done for 2012 – 2013, as soon as they are published.