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March 13, 2009 Poll Results

Should Schenectady City School District officials be held accountable for the alleged on-the-job misconduct of Steven Raucci?

Yes 83% 765 votes
No 10% 100 votes
Not sure 5% 53 votes
Total: 918 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


March 14, 2009
9:54 a.m.

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How much do school systems actually do checks on those whom they hire ? Never the less, school systems have many problems considering the faculty.

1. Are the teachers and school officials there becuase they care about being involved with helping the children have a bright future or just for the money and benifits?

2. How many school employees are doing things that are considered a mis-conduct that have not been caught or they are being looked over as an so called
innocent gesture?

3. Do the parents know what is really going on in there school districts or do they have to find out after something goes wrong?

4. The school system is responcible for the action of the employees under them,whether they are aware of it or not.

March 14, 2009
1:46 p.m.

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If Mr Raucci has done the things he has been accused of doing I cannot believe that no one in the Schenectady School District knew what he was doing. I can believe that people were scared of him, even if only half of the accusations are true. It's sad for the employees of the District that he has been allowed to get away with these things for so many years. It's sad that not 1 of Mr Raucci's supervisors was strong enough to call him on his actions. His actions are costing the district, meaning the taxpayers of Schenectady, a lot of money because of this man.

March 15, 2009
5:04 p.m.
(Comment was removed by moderator for not meeting the Daily Gazette's community standards.)
March 16, 2009
12:44 p.m.

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As an employee of the Schenectady City School Distrct all of this talk is troubling. You cannot let a few bad apples tarnish everything we work for. Hundreds of us show up everyday ready to work for the youth of our community. It is not easy work, yet plenty of good is accomplished every second. This Raucci character had nothing to do with our childrens' education. To believe that this guy represents everything else we do here is criminal. I would like to extend an invitation to those who believe we are so incompetant to come and volunteer in the schools and see the positive work we are accomplishing.

March 16, 2009
1:24 p.m.

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I can't believe that he got away with everything, and no one noticed. There are so many laws on the books for protecting citizens and with all who knew him, I think there is a bigger story.

March 16, 2009
5:20 p.m.

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Leadership is accountable for the on the job actions of all employees. Hopefully, leadership gives credit to those who do all the good a school system does, and takes action against those who choose another path.

March 17, 2009
5:02 p.m.

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Holding the school district accountable would only harm the children of
Schenectady. However, administrators and superioirs of Raucci should be held accountable for their role in the cover-up.

Anyone who has worked in a business with more than 10 people knows the gossip that goes on in the workplace. It is impossible that the district was unaware of these claims. Especially, when one of those people targeted was an administrator.

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