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Max Brown April 23, 2014 at 06:36 PM
Mr. York, there is an old adage that says “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance,Read Morebaf fle them with BS.” You are truly a master at this, and your rants are nothing more than that. You are so quick to judge any action by the Board and FPS administration. I asked myself why I never saw your name in the hat to be considered as an applicant to the seat vacated by Ms. Brouillete since you "seem" to have all the answers. Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of the solution? And then I remembered! You were on the Board years ago and as many of us recall, it was such an abysmal failure you chose not to run again when your term was over. Then I asked why you wouldn’t go to Dr. Kahn, and ask him the questions as to the selection of these four candidates presented by the search firm. And then I remembered! Dr. Kahn was yet again absent from that very important meeting. This crucial step in the process of selecting the next Superintendent of FPS and Dr. Kahn was the only Board member not present. Not surprising. If this was any other Board member, his illustrious ever suspicious wife would be questioning these constant absences, and probably filing complaints as well. Hypocrisy once again. Truly, nothing new. Murray Kahn seems to miss more than he is present and cannot possibly make informed intelligent decisions as we so often witness. Had he been there maybe he could fill you in on the due diligence that was done in selecting what appears to be four very qualified candidates. I watched the meeting and the search firm was very clear during their presentation as to their interview and selection process before presenting the final four candidates. Would you have preferred they presented more than four just to have more to interview regardless of their qualifications? Absurd. Your constant negativity and rambling criticisms only prove how all your words are simply noise and do nothing to move FPS forward. Please, Mr. York, we are sick of your “baffling with BS.”
mike grant March 28, 2014 at 08:46 AM
Sorry there has been a change to the menu for tonight. We will be serving roast beef, mash potatoes Read Morewith gravy instead of the taco bar. Yes there will still be fried and baked cod, soup, salad and dinner rolls. Thank you.
Greg Cowley March 14, 2014 at 12:54 PM
David York for FPS Board in 2014!
Sharon March 14, 2014 at 01:32 PM
I agree Mr. York. Please consider! We need your wisdom and insight.
Irving Ginsberg March 14, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Mr. York -- well thought out an dpresented.
art March 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Mr. Ritenour, Why in the world can you call these people "inmates running the asylum",Read Morebe cause you disagree? You, yourself have posted your own bias opinion on here numerous times. Why would you have such a problem with people expressing themselves in this country? My personal opinion is, I thought Joni-Hubred-Golden did a great job of letting them run the asylum with their thoughts. The Patch has become such a part of large conglomerate that I doubt it has time to address individual problems and rightfully it should not unless the writings are of such a derogatory nature that they deserve such action. The absolute best advice you can receive on this is to stop reading it if you find it so disgusting. Point is, it's for the local news and "town square" thoughts and even for those whose only purpose seems to be -negative thoughts. Please post your own op-ed so we all can share in your particular point of view. If you do not have one then let it go.We anxiously await you op-ed.
Michael Ritenour March 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Art, don't go off on a rant when you apparently didn't read and/or understand what I wrote. I didRead Moren ot criticize Mr. York's writings, which should be debated and discussed. My criticism was directed to Patch for posting his opinions as "news" when clearly they are not. The term "inmates running the asylum" is an old metaphor intended to highlight the fact that bloggers and others whose personal views or criticisms belong in the comments or blog sections now, apparently, have free rein to present their opinions as news. That violates all rules of journalism and shows the low estate to which Patch has fallen. Joni would never have allowed such to happen; Mr. York's piece(s) would have appeared as a blog or comments. As to myself, my opinions and comments will appear in the comments section like this one, in a blog, or in a clearly-labeled Editorial, as they always have.
Sharon March 14, 2014 at 01:51 PM
Actually Mr.Ritenour I believe Mr. Yorks comments are quite appropriately placed under the BoardRead Moresec tion "Speak Out" that is specifically designated for community comments that someone deems important enough to spend their time delving into. Joni is gone and therefore so is any real Farmington news or moderation. Mr. York is board experienced, well informed and obviously willing to do his research. Maybe I will meet him someday but until then I applaud his dedication to my towns children.
art February 21, 2014 at 04:45 PM
Board of Education to interview 10 candidates for open board seat Due to Trustee PriscillaRead MoreBrouill ette stepping down from the Board of Education effective at the end of February, the Board of Education solicited applications to fill this open seat. The deadline for applications was Monday, February 10; 11 applications were received. Since that time, one applicant has withdrawn their application. The Board will conduct five interviews on Wednesday, March 5 and five on Thursday, March 6. The interviews will be held at the Lewis Schulman Administrative Center, 32500 Shiawassee, Farmington and will begin at 7 p.m. At the end of the interviews on March 6, the Board will select candidates to return on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. for final interviews and appointment. Wednesday, March 5 • William Stieber - 7:00 p.m. • Jan Jeffrey Rubinstein - 7:25 p.m. • Maria Stanfield - 7:50 p.m. • Mike Kadri - 8:15 p.m. • Asim Khan - 8:40 p.m. Thursday, March 6 • Terry Johnson - 7:00 p.m. • Nicholas Bonsky - 7:25 p.m. • Satya Vadlamuri - 7:50 p.m. • Trisha Balazovic - 8:15 p.m. • Erica Reaves - 8:40 p.m. The interviews are open to the public and cablecast LIVE on TV-10. The newly-appointed trustee will be sworn in and begin Board service at the Tuesday, March 18 Board of Education meeting. The appointment is effective through December 31, 2014. The seat will then be filled at the regular school board election in November 2014.
art February 17, 2014 at 02:47 PM
Thank you Mr. Anderson. Unfortunate that this video is true. We have left today with 3 problems: 1. Read MoreJohn Boehner has no guts 2. Harry Reid has no sense 3. President Obama has no clue. And one wonders why we are in this state of disaster.