Friday, March 11, 2016

Horbacz Criticizes School Plan

        City Council Member Cody Horbacz used a TV 7 interview this AM to do the unthinkable. Criticize Big Education.
         Mr. Horbacz said the talk of consolidating elementary schools into a $50M mega school on the southside would hurt neighborhoods.
         It's a total affront  to the Northside, but the new school could be a permanent homage to Superintendent Fralick, who in keeping with local tradition it would likely be named after.
          Some will surely raise their brow at hearing a Councilman commenting on school issues. Maybe the whole School Board will show up at a Council meeting to set the matter straight.

http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Consolodating-Schools-Could-Hurt-Neighborhoods-Council-Member-Says-371782072.html

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

See, that's one reason Cody won the election. Voters want council people that speak based on what their constituents are telling them they want. Not career politicians that wrong every word because their first thought is how will this play out for me in my political career.

Anonymous said...

Good for Cody, now is not the time to be a pussy.

Anonymous said...

I am sure the city school district cares what a socialist on the city council thinks. After all...he won a job that over six people wanted. Or was it two people? Either way...he won.

The district should move all the schools to outer Washington street like the doctors are doing with their offices.

Anonymous said...

How long before he's told to F-off?

ray lear said...

Most buy their homes based on the local available schools for the kids. Cody must have figured that out. He has a family. A nice family. My boys had the best time in their lives going to North E. So did I. It was part of our lives for several years. When they went across town it just wasn't the same. Colder.

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with using neighborhood schools that are already paid for, That darn school board and Mr. Fralick are just interested in raising school taxes on a Mega school with his name on it that we do not need and want.

Anonymous said...

You face a different problem than Ogdensburg.. We seem to be faced with constant upgrading of our high school.. Trouble is our high school used to graduate over 240 children each year now is under 100 and thats a fact that has various reasons.. Equipment and furniture upgrading happens yearly and I have yet to understand how this good merchandise ends up going home with school employees and not bid out to the public..
You are lucky that your council members at least notice wrongs and acknowledge them. Neither our school board or coundil objects or helps represent us in these matters.

Anonymous said...

Hey 801 the constant upgrading also happens at IRCS where a couple of years ago Administrators were "allowed" to remove cabinets that were purchased but were the wrong color, all part of the "It's for the children" mantra.............And to think they fired the DPW super in Theresa for stealing a muffler some years back......

Anonymous said...


Once again, good for Cody. He is actually listening to his people on this issue. We need more people like him on council, not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. Time to get rid of Theresa and jennings. You don't see them standing up for the people do you? They are a big part of the problems here in Watertown.

Anonymous said...

Nothing against Horbacz, but Jennings and Butler are the hardest working members of City Council 8:44 and that's a fact. If you are so disillusioned with the representation, why don't you run? Or do you even live in the city?

Anonymous said...

Please present the facts.