Comments by JIMOCONNOR
Posted on February 2 at 3:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)
As written, there's no mention of a bus aid involved in the situation. Having one familiar with the students might have mitigated this a bit.
I saw a bit of the tape of this on last night's news. It looked like tragic, BUT, appropriate police behavior.
This article and the tape show the true day to day shortcomings of labels like SPECIAL NEEDS. The label did not heighten the bus driver's sensitivity about his rider's needs. Frankly, if the police did tell him what they would have to do if he didn't comply, they were applying the most current recommended technique for helping folks exhibiting these symptoms. He moved in an unexpected noncompliant manner, the police were forced to exercise their threat. The kid got hurt. His label was absolutely no help to him.
If any fault extends here; and I believe it does, it should be to the district, not the town or its police. I understand lawyers needs to pursue deepest pockets. However, it is the district, not the town that receives extra funds to accommodate 'special needs' kids. Police are driven by public safety not symptomatology.
This was tragic and painful. However, I hope someone has met with the young man to process what he has learned from this incident.
Posted on February 1 at 12:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
must applaud 12309 for forethought. many shuttered institutions across new england have been repurposed into tax generating business parks, resorts, and golf courses. 12309 leaders most likely would never consider this, but many of these repurposed sites were approved after developers and tenants agreed to hire a certain percentage of capable qualified disabled folks to fill new positions generated.
Posted on January 31 at 10:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
BTW if Kosiur is appointed lets pray his Workforce Development demographics are MUCH MORE grounded in reality than Brucker's ever were.
Posted on January 31 at 10:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
None of the three named candidates espoused any of the 'values' Naylor cites. The 'New Troika' not only signal coalition building which threatens the Dems and the mayor, but shows intelligence lacked by the two other council members cited.
Posted on January 31 at 9:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Climatology rests on a 35 year clock. Please highlight our trends over the past 35 years.
Posted on January 28 at 11:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Your smoke example might also be a way to inform the public about ANA fronts. I bet lots of folks never heard of, or, had them explained.
From: Sinking smoke
Posted on January 28 at 10:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What does 'occupational diversity' mean in this context?
Posted on January 24 at 11:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Commission needs to cross-reference Americans with Disabilities Act Section 504 with public and municipal buildings codes and insurance actuaries before recommending such things as 'removable ramps.' History shows they are low in continuity and consistency. But high in injuries and insurance claims.
Posted on January 22 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Council and democratic committee let Type A Lady get ink over yet another non-decision. At least she's qualified to kick the can again.
Posted on January 14 at 8:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Have 'Type A Lady' follow the failed educator out. Bring in smart successful board members with proven administrative, decision making, follow through, and coalition building skills. Its rediculous to think the citizens of Schenectady, or, any place else would consider electing me to anything.