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Request for heat irked Schenectady School District officials

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Steven Raucci appeared offended. Teacher Edward Pfeifer just wanted heat for his classroom. And Superintendent Eric Ely eventually grew tired of Pfeifer’s “spewing.” It was all included in a series of emails concerning heating problems at the Career Center at Steinmetz from December 2007 and January 2008. The email exchange marks another example of heating problems involving former school district Facilities Manager Raucci, but also shows an uncharacteristically strong response from the teacher trying to ...

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August 2, 2011
8:20 a.m.

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Our hard earned tax dollars at work protecting and teaching our children.
And for all this great professionalism from the school administration: our taxes go up and the ratings go down.
Fire every one involved with Raucci!

August 2, 2011
9:47 a.m.

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Clearly our Board President and Eric Ely were lying when they said they had no knowledge of what Raucci was doing, as evidenced by all the emails. Raucci is in jail where he belongs, but what about the the other players? In the end, they can go on with their lives, and the Schenectady taxpayers will be left to pay for all of their misdeeds. I'm surprised that these two can't be charged with some crime.

August 2, 2011
10:44 p.m.

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i will help scan them...i am from massachusetts and live in the district that ely now works...residents in this town need to know what this man is all about...tell me when and I will make it a point to come to Schenectady to help with the scanning! BTW...I just subscribed to the paper today after a concerned citizen has forwarded me many articles on Ely over the last year...I am so glad I did as was able to see with my own eyes the emails and read other articles.


August 2, 2011
10:51 p.m.

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oops...missed the part where you have to be a reporter to scan them in...

I will say this, I am very concerned about my district after reading the many articles and some of the emails. Our district is on probation, and I do not see Ely getting us out of it either...we will go backwards. I have also started hearing stories from people around town...not good.

I am happy for all of you that you are on the road to recovery though. I read an article about the school is amazing what happens when you get honest people working for the citizens...

August 5, 2011
3:11 p.m.

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msmanna: so glad that someone in the area where that sob now got a job is on top of this. He should never have gotten another job in school administration.