• Report: #23913

Complaint Review: Colton-Pierrepont Central School

  • Submitted: Wed, July 03, 2002
  • Updated: Sun, November 30, 2008

  • Reported By:Colton NY
Colton-Pierrepont Central School
4290 Maple Street Colton Colton, New York U.S.A.

Colton-Pierrepont Central School, CPCS, Poor lack of Administration, faculty and staff, unfair treatment political corruption Colton New York *UPDATE ..EDitor asked to remove this Rip-off Report

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Totally agree

*Consumer Suggestion: i think there is hope

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Finding the whole thing very interesting...

*Consumer Comment: Who Intimidated The Honest Student?

*Consumer Comment: 4 years later i see no changes, martin is still there

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I applaid you for standing up

*Consumer Comment: Now is the time to Work Together

*Consumer Suggestion: Homeschool--Anyone?

*Consumer Comment: I am ashamed to admit I graduated from COLTON-PIERREPONT!!

*Consumer Comment: ABOUT TIME ..WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!

*Consumer Suggestion: Then do something

*Consumer Comment: You Don't Get It!!!!

*Consumer Comment: You Don't Get It!!!!

*Consumer Comment: Do Something Constructive

*Consumer Comment: Do Something Constructive

*Consumer Comment: Do Something Constructive

*Consumer Comment: Do Something Constructive

*UPDATE Employee: you are all wrong! but are you?

*Consumer Comment: Lack of help from the school district..

*Consumer Comment: Lets end the maddness, ..we need to act . right now!

*Consumer Comment: shape up or get out!

*Consumer Comment: Colton-Pierrepont-What-A-Joke

*Consumer Suggestion: Schools; Past and Present ..I applaude you

*Consumer Comment: way to go!!!!!

*Consumer Comment: way to go!!!!!

*Consumer Comment: way to go!!!!!

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I'm 16, and going into my Junior year at Colton Pierrepont Central School. I have attended this school since I started school, and have been outraged from the beginning. From having a corrupt Administration to faculty members who simple desire ten-year, and then say screw the kids, this school has been one hell of a ride.

Lets start with the Administration. A man that has been part of our school for some time, Mr. Bregg is the current Superintendent (undeserving may I add.) He has shown no integrity whatsoever in his position, in ignoring important issues such as threats, educational needs of students and teachers, and basic necessities of the school body. His desire to sit on his a$$ all day and have affairs with secretaries and other members of the Administration, may be none of our business BUT in his case, I believe that it is. This man, is what we could call, "stuck up" obsessed with self desire and pleasure, and believes that people look up to him. I believe that the town of Colton and the Board of Education, (who I will add does a lot for our school, regardless of the Administration) should consider a change in Superintendents, due to his ability, or lack of, to run his school efficently. This man is arrogant, flipant, and precocious. He is an ignoramus when it comes to student request, as well as faculty/staff request. This man needs to be removed from his position.

Now I'll mention the teachers ar our school. With few exception, many teachers at our school, are unfair, undecided, and simply along for the ride for ten-year. Once their goal is achieved they become out of character, demeaning to other students and other faculty members. A few examples, first Mr. Manders. Mr. Manders is an Earthscience/chemistry teacher, who for the first six months isn't a bad teacher to get along with, and then he turns bad. He believes that his class is the ONLY class we should be studying for, and putting in an hour everynight for it, he obviously doesn't realize that most of us have 5 other classes in our daily schedule.

Speaking of teachers, how about our school and hiring them. Two teachers, Mr. Jacobs and Ms. Eells were both temporary substitutes for the remainder of the year, as we had lost one to pregnancy, and one to "forced resignment." These two teachers proved themselves EXTREMELY valuable, and our school failed to rehire them, Mr. Jacobs was offered another job at another school, for better benefits, better Administration, and better environment, he was also one of the best Math teachers I thought that we have had in a while. Although, I did not have the pleasure of having Ms. Eells as an English teacher, but I did know her, and knew that she was doing a good job. Once again, another mistake by Colton Pierrepont.

I will say however two extremely good moves that were made by our school were in the hiring of two teachers, Mr. Tompkins, and Mr. Sprow, over thirty years ago. These two teachers, Mr. Tompkins a math teacher, and Mr. Sprow a history teacher, have both been exemplary teachers throughout my highschool career. These teachers have dealt with the school for this many years, and should be congradulated for their efforts.

In conclusion, I would like to emphasize, that if you are in the area and considering schools, stay away from this one. Corrupt Administration, poor handlings of crisis's and major events, Superintendent who if was asked to stick his head up his a$$ any farther, he'd say sure....

Extremely Dissatisfied
Colton, New York

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Totally agree

AUTHOR: Formerstudent - (U.S.A.)

It is very refreshing to see some healthy criticism of this school disctrict. I am sad that I am finding this post 6 years after it happened, but definitely want to keep it alive with my thoughts.

I was a student there, and saw the progression of Martin Bregg from special education teacher to his current position. He was always a jerk to students (and me), and for the life of me I cannot not understand why in the world he is the superintendent. Yes, he did have affairs with teachers there before he was the superintendent. Sadly, none of them work their anymore. Wonder why??

Going to school at CSCS was HORRIBLE. There was no disipline or accountablity for students, and the students got away with murder. With the exception of Mr. Sprow and Mr. Lawall, most of the teachers were useless except for some good gossip (Ms Sharrow and the student, doesn't get better than that!).

They also put sports above academics, which again sucked but was d**n entertaining (espically when parents would get into fights with parents on the other teams, classic!). To my shock, they completed a multi-million dollar addition to the district which includes a brand new gym. Now I understand that the school might either be merging with Potsdam or going under. Probably wasn't the best idea to invest all that money into the building with under 400 kids. It's probably for the best that the school go under, while Potsdam wasn't problem free they have a better school than Colton does.

I just want to correct the posters assertion that Mr. Tompkins was a good hire. He was not and here is why. IF you were a young, popular cute boy, he was a big fan of yours. Barring that, he would not give you the time of day. He would regular show students his "glow in the dark" underwear and get away with it. I went to pizza hut one night in Potsdam, and suprisingly he was there with a bunch of boys from my class! Apparently, he just "happened to be there". But what happened was that he had heard them talking about going and then was there when they showed up. He eventually was asked to leave, but only after the 100th time of doing something horrible. He is the sickest kind of individual and I hope he is in an environment where he does not teach kids.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

i think there is hope

AUTHOR: Molly - (U.S.A.)

there are human service businesses that you can hire to come into your system and do a professional job of evaluating it and suggest courses of action that might be taken remedy the situation. they are exceedingly good at evaluating human systems, and many companies, large and small, employ them to get a clear picture of what is going on and what changes need to be made. they are objective, unlike the people livng the controversy. they treat all individuals with respect, and are not into perpetuating the kind of blame/shame cycle that it sounds, to me, like you are. sometimes inviting an objective and impartial into the process is just what you need.

i can't suggest anyone(s) off-hand, but i know a brief search on the web will yield results.

i've been where you all are at. sometimes things just get too emotional/fearful for those involved to make any kind of positive change. my suggestion to you all is to think about bringing in some experts. this sad business could offer the school/community a valuable learning experience - and hopefully bring everyone closer in the end.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Finding the whole thing very interesting...

AUTHOR: bj - (U.S.A.)

First and foremost, I would like to applaud the individual who first brought this to the attention of others. Your parents should be proud to know that they raised a child who has the brains and courage to bring the wrongs to the public's eye. There are obviously things going on at CPCS which are getting swept under the rug and have been going on for years.



I am a former CPCS student and currently have children in the school district. I can clearly remember the chalk-throwing, child molesting, town justice, history teacher slamming students up against the lockers! I can remember teachers who also were having affairs with their students...oh and then there was the PE teacher who kept a bottle of liquor in his desk drawer...only to be angry when some students took it! Of course I am sure that the administration will deny any of the allegations which are mentioned.



Then there is the guidance counselor, Jackie Pinover! What an overpaid joke she is! For years she has told students that they would never be anything, too stupid for college. She told half of my class that we'd never be anything, she has told female students who chose to join the military and defend the free country in which she doesn't mind enjoying, that 'females should not join the military, females in the military get raped, is that what you want, to get raped?' Oh...but CPCS makes sure she gets a raise every year when what she really needs is to get the axe! She makes, what, like $80,000/year? For what? Well, they don't want us to know for what...our news and notes that is sent to us used to break down the budget for us to understand where the money is being used, now puts everything in a category. This way it doesn't look like she (and others) is getting paid so much, it's for the department. HA!



As far the rebuttal from the employees of Colton which states 'YOU NEED TO ALL STOP BEING COWARDS AND GO TO A BOARD MEETING OUR GET THE COMMUNTITY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS'...what about the current board member who is being brought up on legal charges in order to have her removed from the board for giving a crap! This is the blurb from the local radio stations website this morning...'COLTON-PIERREPONT SCHOOL BOARD MAY KICK CONTROVERSIAL MEMBER OFF--ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS REPORTS TODAY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION PASSED A RESOLUTION TUESDAY TO HAVE LEGAL COUNSEL DEVELOP DOCUMENTS IN PREPARATION FOR EJECTING BOARD MEMBER PEGGY MOUSAW, A CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE OF LATE FOR HER QUESTIONING OF FINANCIAL PRACTICES. MOUSAW WAS THE ONLY BOARD MEMBER VOTING NO. IF MOUSAW WERE TO BE EJECTED, IT WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY HAS EVER BEEN SO, ACCORDING TO THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT'...



This shows you what happens in little Colton-Pierrepont when someone who cares tries to get involved. Peggy was elected by the voters of the school district to represent us and since she questions where our money is going and is concerned about issues with students etc...she is under fire by others who don't want those items brought to the publics attention! Where are our tax dollars going? Why is the capital project going above and beyond the dollar amount which was told to the voters in order to have us vote in favor? Of course when 2 of the 7 board members are in-laws and a third is one of their best friends...not much gets accomplished! I'm not saying they don't do anything, but why are the important topics bringing people to legal action? CPCS is more of a who's who among the small town...it's all a popularity contest. It needs to change, to become a school district in which we are proud to belong.





When I was in school we had sports and activities...most of which no longer exist. Where are the following that used to be there: cheerleading, marching band, volleyball, swimming lessons?? Where are the buses to take our children to their home games? We have a fabulous soccer field which is a few miles away, the buses have always taken us to and from there, but now, you find your own way! Just make sure you have school spirit though, oh and don't get into an accident when you are piling 6 of your friends/teammates into your car to travel there!



CPCS wonders why their student numbers are declining. How about offering students something? We pay enough in taxes and my kids don't benefit much from that. I am not opposed to tax hikes, I am opposed to wasting money! There are just under 400 kids in pre-k through 12...we have 2 principal's and a superintendent...why? Each of who has a secretary... I am not sure how Martin Bregg ever got the position he has...he was, like others mentioned, the special education teacher and suddenly he is superintendent?! There are way too many 'administrative staff' there, all overpaid. Colton school needs to clean house! Get rid of the

unnecessary staff and get/keep ones who really are there for the kids!



When I was a student at CPCS, there were more kids and 2 principals, that's it. Sure there were problems but it has gotten out of control!! I would love to help out and try to make a difference, but obviously becoming a member of the board is ok as long as you agree with everything and become a ?yes sir' kind of person...I just don't fit into that category! The PTA really doesn't touch on too many of these issues. Does anyone out there have any ideas on how to go about making a change without having to spend a fortune in lawyers?? I already pay enough in taxes!!!!
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#4 Consumer Comment

Who Intimidated The Honest Student?

AUTHOR: Laura - (U.S.A.)

This young student told the truth and yet was obviously bullied into removing her comments. I think her parents need to help her file a lawsuit against the Administration at the school and against the School District also. There are laws prohibiting this and certain issues have to be addressed in reply within pretty tight timelines. Unfortunately her complaint won't be heard but if it still going on the next courageous student or parent must document and document some more. It won't be easy and there will be retalliation. The good thing is that retalliation is easier to prove than the original complaint. It's also against the law.



Remember the saying,"Evil flourishes while good men do nothing."



You could tell the student was being honest. They had some good things to say about some of the faculty, not just bad.
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#5 Consumer Comment

4 years later i see no changes, martin is still there

AUTHOR: Sue - (U.S.A.)

well, as i sit on the computer one day looking up the school holliday vaction because i have no clue or notes when vaction is i came across this web page that caught my attention and was not surprised at all because it is 4 years later i see no changes, martin is still there, i like the name game the best about 1 year ago maybe a little more. 4 to 5 employees retired isnt it funny how they forgot and didnt even acknowlege one important person that would be mrs. green who was a bus driver for 20 plus years there and never that i know of ever had a bad report from staff,parent,or student she drove all of my children on the bus for all of her years there and i was absolutly shock at the 2005 graduation when they made a big deal out of all the other employees retirement and didnt even mention her name, maybe it was the last name? and wasn't gotham,thomas,hennessy ect...? i have had 6 children go threw this district and im talking pre k to 12th and never did miss green not treat them fair and was very kind to them and always made it to school safe and on time.and i was thinkin how could Martin bregg forget to even mention her name? for her years of service to them? my children are in college and they always seem to ask about mrs.green how she is doing and i find that odd that she was not acknowledged for her years of service to them and it didnt even hit the school news and notes that we only get when ever. this is not a high class community and some of these yuppies need to move out and go where they can play the game bc i was upset over this so i ran into mrs.green one day in town and i asked where did you go i knew her husband was ill and that he passed away but i didnt realize she had retired untill she told me, that she did a 2 months prior to my knowledge at the 2005 graduation and i ask how come i didnt know this and she is like well im pretty upset myself and made me aware not even as much as a card came from this shcool district to thank her for her years of service, know you tell me that something is wrong there i think so, i know this women well and i know if it was announced that she would of been thanked by many, many people in our district because of her kindness she gave to us and our children.



that is colton school for you
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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I applaid you for standing up

AUTHOR: Jennifer - (U.S.A.)

I too am a former graduate of Colton school. I commend the 16 year old for standing up and speaking out. Throughout my years at Colton school there were good times and bad. I specificaly remember one time when I was in a fourth grade class and having the teacher say to me, after class, that I look like a cow sitting on a log chewing her cud, this was a devasting remark to me at the age of 11. I had no clue what I did wrong or why I had deserved to be treated in the manner. I am just astonished that a special ed teacher is now a principle. How does that happen? Once entering high school I find myself in a social studies class with a teacher who likes to throw chalk across the room when students cant answer a question that he has asked. Then in my 8th grade year this same teacher is fired because it is found out that he is molesting his teenage daughter. This same teacher happens to be a Town Justice. Makes You wonder!!!!! As far as what has been stated about the guidence counselar at this school is completely true. She should be terminated. She has screwed so many kids over that it is pathetic. My sister was unable to graduate because of her. When I was in the 7th grade she tried to get me and some of my friends to go to a school called Pinwood, which was for trouble kids, my parents were highly offened and very p***ed. I have alwas been a good person with very good grades. I in fact am now working on my 2nd degree in college. As far as the name game goes this also is very true. If you did not have the last name of a teacher or family member at this school you were a nobody. I am so glad to be out of this school and out of Colton all togeather. I am really glad that my nieces and nephews will not be attending this school. I have much respect and gratatude for this 16 year old it is about time that someone speaks up. Thank you from all of the past and present students who have or will be subjected to the prejudeces of this school. Disappointed, Ogdensburg NY
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#7 Consumer Comment

Now is the time to Work Together

AUTHOR: David - ()

First, I applaud the student to filed the original report. This took courage. Secondly, I must say to the relatives of this student who wanted the post removed, be proud that this young person stood up and wanted to be counted and heard. He or she is bound to go far in life.



After reading the string of posts, from people in this community, it is apparent to me that now is the time to approach the school board to discuss the situation. I do not believe there should be compromises, but from what I have read, there needs to be committments made by the staff and the Board of Education. If these are elected officials, as they are in other communities, your vote is your ace and I am sure they know this.



I am curious if the community newspapers have run articles or editorials on this subject. If so, would someone out there post a note indicating this as well as the name of the newspaper. I would like to read some of the items and obtain a sense of where the reporting media lies on this subject.
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#8 Consumer Suggestion

Homeschool--Anyone?

AUTHOR: Debra - ()

I am a single-mother of one. Granted, I still live with my mom but I do homeschool my 7 year old daughter. This was my solution because I didn't want to put her in a public school system that was overrun with drug-related cover-ups, gang violence, teen pregnancy and the acceptance of sex in schools today.



Many people criticize the social implications of this but on the contrary,my daughter is very outgoing and talkative and happy to not be in an environment where she may be harmed. She has many friends, she is being taught music (my brother is in a local "metal" band) and is being taught how to defend herself with martial arts (my brother is also teaching her this).



I take on the academic teaching--reading, writing, math, science, social studies and health. We have a program here that is called e-school which is the Wichita public school system on-line. We have bookwork, of course,but she takes tests on-line and goes in for evaluations at the e-school building to assess her knowledge and progress. The beauty of this is that you only need a high school diploma or g.e.d to homeschool and if you are a night owl like I am and your child may be a night owl too, you can homeschool day or night or you can work it around your work schedule.



The drawbacks are:we have to homeschool at least 6 hours a day but you can even taylor that as well.We homeschool 6 days a week,we work through christmas vacation.We choose our own holidays off---We began second grade year on Aug.13th.She'll be done with second grade in the second week of March--That all means shorter school days and a longer summer. We as a household are by no means wealthy--My mom (49), myself (24) and my brother(20) bring in about $25,000-$30,000 a year and we get by--We are all fed well, have cable, and barely any debt-We have good christmas's and birthday's,we go to museum's---we have fun.



This is just merely a suggestion-You as parents can put corrupt teachers out of practice by taking away the jobs that they care nothing about. Parents should be the best teachers and set the best examples. You may not be happy about not having much free time by yourself but in the long run, you have the knowledge and opportunity to shape a possible future leader.



Don't pay a person who doesn't care about your child's future. Use it as a bonding time to see their(the child's) world---It will make you feel young by going to amusement parks, museums, libraries. It may seem far-fetched but try it... You may like it. Sorry about being so long-winded--This is something I am adamant about and it is an option...Thank You;}
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#9 Consumer Comment

I am ashamed to admit I graduated from COLTON-PIERREPONT!!

AUTHOR: Lynne - ()

Being a past graduate and having children of my

own in this school I too have a few comments of

my own.



One major concern of mine is the way that Martin

Bregg and the Board of Education are spending the

taxpayers monies. The school is overstaffed and

mostly with relatives. We have approximately 400

students and the Superintendent is also supposed to act as the elementary principal. Martin and the Board have changed this and we are now having an elementary principal as well as a Business Manager to handle the money. We have a high school principal also. So I am not sure exactly what Martin is doing.



Some people on the board of education sit on it only to get their relatives jobs and make sure they get REALLY GOOD raises and everything for their children.



Most of the teachers are overpaid and underworked. They do not care about the children - only the paycheck.



In response to Vickie Bush being rehired at the school- I heard her and Martin were married this summer. Congratulations Martin and Vicky on your marriage and Vickie your new position if you get it.



The elementary school is a mess. Their discipline

procedures are a joke. A number of elementary teachers need to go somewhere to learn to deal with parents and students. One child was segregated from the rest of his class and was harrassed so by an elementary teacher parents had to have the child removed from the room.



This teacher also told a parent at a teacher conference hat all the girls in the class were little whores. I feel this is totally unacceptable. There are several rude and

harrassing teachers that need to be observed and reprimanded nd driven out of the school! One poor kindergartner several years ago was made clean the floor with ajax.



My high school student feels the school lunches are not fit to serve to our dog. Enough of the HAM BUBBLY!!



The cafeteria monitors are miserable to the children. If the children are not behaving - they turn the lights out and make them put their heads on the table.



Instead of hiring tutors for children who need help to just pass a course - we hire them for the "Name" kids who would like better grades.



I have been turned down over and over regarding field trips. Only to find out certain parents go every time. A school in a neighboring district takes two buses and as many parents as will volunteer. Maybe we should spend a little of our money for that!!



I am afraid that Mr. Bregg and the Board of Education are going to have this school in financial ruins. We need a boss up there so the teachers realize they DO have one.



I am ashamed to admit I graduated from COLTON-PIERREPONT!!



Someone help us please!!!
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#10 Consumer Comment

ABOUT TIME ..WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!

AUTHOR: LOU - ()

I have too many complaints to write about. If someone wanted to contact me I could give you a long list of injustices in this school relating to scheduling problems, pregnancy cover-ups (girl played basketball on Thursday - had baby on Saturday - lied about it, got 1st team award

because mother works at school and father on board), hearing impaired bus drivers, student drug cover ups because of their names, trooper being let in to the school to questions kids about unrelated school crimes with no parents present.........



I have a list of many more. And I have been to school about all these things but it all falls on deaf ears.



The teachers run our school because Martin only has a background in Special Ed. Why did Martin leave his previous position after nine months in Morristown?



WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! I DROVE MYSELF CRAZY TRYING TO GET JUSTICE IN THIS SCHOOL FOR MY CHILDREN AND LOST EVERY TIME.



p.s. Thank goodness the motor cycle riding principal is gone.
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#11 Consumer Suggestion

Then do something

AUTHOR: llanna - ()

Sitting back and writing on this web site is not helping anyone. If you truly have issues, you need to be heard. If the problem is as wide spread as you indicate, get together and share your concerns. Actions speak louder than words... Do something!

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#12 Consumer Comment

You Don't Get It!!!!

AUTHOR: Mary - ()

I am replying to all of those who think this is bashing, well I have news for you, It's obviouus to me that you have never had children go to this school or if you have, you have "the right name." It's been going on for years and as for attending board meetings?



I know for fact, once your mouth is opened your child's name will be dirt in that school, never in all my years of living here have I seen teachers at colton that really cared and the ones that did "they left" because they were ousted by the rest of the faculty... this isn't a game to any of the parents that need to deal with this school, it's a fact of life.



So forgive us for protecting our children!!!
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#13 Consumer Comment

You Don't Get It!!!!

AUTHOR: Mary - ()

I am replying to all of those who think this is bashing, well I have news for you, It's obviouus to me that you have never had children go to this school or if you have, you have "the right name." It's been going on for years and as for attending board meetings?



I know for fact, once your mouth is opened your child's name will be dirt in that school, never in all my years of living here have I seen teachers at colton that really cared and the ones that did "they left" because they were ousted by the rest of the faculty... this isn't a game to any of the parents that need to deal with this school, it's a fact of life.



So forgive us for protecting our children!!!
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#14 Consumer Comment

Do Something Constructive

AUTHOR: Llanna - ()

For all of you complaining about the situation, I challenge you to do something positive about it. Attend school board meetings, volunteer at the school, get involved. It is your community, and your school. The school is a reflection of the community. If you don't like what is going on, get into the school and get involved. Bashing teachers and administration is not a solution and certainly not a good example for your children.



I wonder how many of you have ever been actively involved with your school. You might be surprised at just how hard these people's jobs are. Certainly complaining here is not going to solve anything.



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#15 Consumer Comment

Do Something Constructive

AUTHOR: Llanna - ()

For all of you complaining about the situation, I challenge you to do something positive about it. Attend school board meetings, volunteer at the school, get involved. It is your community, and your school. The school is a reflection of the community. If you don't like what is going on, get into the school and get involved. Bashing teachers and administration is not a solution and certainly not a good example for your children.



I wonder how many of you have ever been actively involved with your school. You might be surprised at just how hard these people's jobs are. Certainly complaining here is not going to solve anything.



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#16 Consumer Comment

Do Something Constructive

AUTHOR: Llanna - ()

For all of you complaining about the situation, I challenge you to do something positive about it. Attend school board meetings, volunteer at the school, get involved. It is your community, and your school. The school is a reflection of the community. If you don't like what is going on, get into the school and get involved. Bashing teachers and administration is not a solution and certainly not a good example for your children.



I wonder how many of you have ever been actively involved with your school. You might be surprised at just how hard these people's jobs are. Certainly complaining here is not going to solve anything.



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#17 Consumer Comment

Do Something Constructive

AUTHOR: Llanna - ()

For all of you complaining about the situation, I challenge you to do something positive about it. Attend school board meetings, volunteer at the school, get involved. It is your community, and your school. The school is a reflection of the community. If you don't like what is going on, get into the school and get involved. Bashing teachers and administration is not a solution and certainly not a good example for your children.



I wonder how many of you have ever been actively involved with your school. You might be surprised at just how hard these people's jobs are. Certainly complaining here is not going to solve anything.



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#18 UPDATE Employee

you are all wrong! but are you?

AUTHOR: EMPLOYEES - ()

YOU NEED TO ALL STOP BEING COWARDS AND GO TO A BOARD MEETING OUR GET THE COMMUNTITY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.



THIS IS AN UPROAR IN THE COMMUNITY AND WE ARE SICK OF HEARING IT, YOU AS PARENTS ARE BEING JUST AS SILLY AS THE SCHOOL IS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT GET OFF YOU BOTTOMS AND GET DOING SOMETHING GET TO THE TRUTH OF IT, OR THE FALSE!

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#19 Consumer Comment

Lack of help from the school district..

AUTHOR: christine - ()

I think it is about time. I do know at one point my son needed help, but no one would help him. We went to the school many times to get him help, but it took many days, and appointments. When my husband finally said in one of our meeting maybe I should send my kid to school with drugs maybe he would get a tutor. That day we got a call from the school. Finally, he got the tutor after my husband brings up that kids who use drug get help! The one's that don't use drugs don't get help! The school also needs to get rid of the existing guidance councilor, Mrs. Pinover, since she provided no help whatsoever. And many kids didnt graduate because she screwed them over.
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#20 Consumer Comment

Lets end the maddness, ..we need to act . right now!

AUTHOR: cathy - ()

I am a parent and yes the rummors are flying around the town about this and I feel this is all true and I give the student who opened this can of worms an A+ I have a professional job and I am so upset with all of this and I feel something needs to be done about this but everyone seems to be afraid of telling who they are like myself for the simple fact it will, and we know it reflect on to our children, family, friends, if we do so.



I think something needs to be done and I will try to help find an end to this we need to see what is going on at our little old colton-pierrpont central school where are we going wrong maybe we need to force a few others to early retirement? get rid of the rif raf. I will be speaking to a lot of parents, friends, students, about these issues and I will dig deep into these issues I am really concerned about this and for the future and safty of the students ..we need to act and right now!
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#21 Consumer Comment

shape up or get out!

AUTHOR: barb - ()

I am a past student at this school many many moons ago, I feel this all is so true, my grandchildren attend this school and play avid sports and yes I will check into these issues.



I occationally go to the school to pay taxes, ball games, drop off things for my grandchildren, pick them up when they are ill. I see kids wandering the halls all the time no matter what time of day I go into the school, we never did this.



Who is watching them? It is like going into motor vehicles; people going this way that way, kids useing profanity in the main lobby, who is watching them? Who is responsible? I think the tax payers and parents better wake up and see what is going on down there, is that why the younger generation has no respect? Is that what they are taught in this school? I guess I belive all of this has alot of truth to it and I think we need to do something about these issues right now. I will contact the state department of education and I will file a report and demand that all of these issues be investigated. This is so wrong; lets make it right.
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#22 Consumer Comment

Colton-Pierrepont-What-A-Joke

AUTHOR: simple me - ()

well lets sound off here!



lets begin with how much of the first report is true from the teen about our school; oh about 95% very well done i give he/she credit for finally speaking out. I will tell everyone about this site so the school cannot hide this little sound off like they cover up everything else.



Let me tell you about a few things I have had the pleasures of knowing about the school from down under. First let me start with Martin Bregg: he started as a special education teacher I do belive working with handicap childern, he did a great job, students liked him he was kind, nice.



Well what happend? he leaves his job for a so called other position at another school and maybe fails. They wont tell you that though. He comes back to good old colton school and d**n, he is the superintendent. Not to mention he was haveing an affair with Vickie Bush an aid at Colton school back before he was superintendent; and gee i heard threw the grape vine she was going to be an employee at good old colton school again.



Will someone else apply for this position who well deserves it and she walks back into 20,000 to 50,000 grand a year? Its okay for them to leave and come back right; they come back with a better paying job what the heck why not they are special i guess. No one else can do that though you are no good if you do it. Maybe we rehired him because of his past with dealing in special ed; for the fact we all must be idiots to let this bull go on.



The teachers are 50/50; some good, some bad here is a short overveiw of what goes on at our honest little school. First the disapline plan is a f@#$%^g joke. There is none as far as I see. Oh I mean one day its don't do this the next you can. Lets talk about it or write it on a blue form, maybe white what happen to contacting the parents? THEY DONT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE PARENT.



They dont want them to know the dirt they pull and no kid is going to tell on themself right; and they know it.



My son has been in; inschool suspention a few times and guess what I was never told about this untill months later he told me or I drop by the school to drop off something and saw him setting in the office and questioned why he was there and found out he has been there all week, and never would of known about it if I hadn't stopped in unannouced.



Then I like how you are asked to go on your son/daughters feild trips and the reply is oh sorry a parent with a better name "board members, teachers, staff's grandkids parents" get picked instead; isn't that funny. Name Game.



Have you looked at the tackometers in the buses lately? I bet you couldn't see them if you asked. For example my son plays several sports and on more than one occation he has told me about the bus drivers traveling at speeds of 60 to 65 mph. The warning red light on the tack is on all the way who is responsible for this? Who looks at them daily and just files them away?



Lyndon Snyder maybe doing the job he is not suppose to? Ask to see his last school years tacks. Maybe this should be investigated and looked in too. Is your child or childern on this bus? What would you do if you got a phone call telling you your child was injured or dead when someone all along is aware of this happening.



Check into It, I bet you're told they are personal school records, but you know what? Get an attorney or call the state department if they don't let you.



When do we drug test the teachers,staff,ect... The art teacher goes on rampages and throws stuff around the room out of anger. What does this teach our childern? The high school Principal tells kids beat some other student up just don't let me see it.



She also has made the comment to several parents when they had problems with so called bad students "I only have to deal with them 2 more years, 4 more years, ect..." They will graduate then. is that the role modle you want for your children? "Beat them up i cain't stand them either!"



Well I will think of other things to add to this and I will be back again and I hope that this will wake up this community and things can be changed so that we can get our values and pride back in our school and weed out the so call educated fools that are trying to run and destroy the school. What about the many people who worked hard to get our school where it was like Thomas's, Gotham's, Hennessey's, Rexford's ect... you know who you are good people.



You made our school so bring it back to us so our children can learn fair and right. Don't let these idiots running are school now ruin our kids! Get a new addministration we need it! Get someone who cares and will pay attention to what is going on and wont be afraid of the employees.



a very sad parent
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#23 Consumer Suggestion

Schools; Past and Present ..I applaude you

AUTHOR: Linda - ()

I, too, am a past student of Colton-Pierrepont Central as are my children, husband and many of my family members. I, too, am a victim of the prejudice that permiates the walls of this school. It is hard for some to see, being in the system, and most, though attempting to believe that the are for ALL kids, seem to only deal with the ones that have the right name or background.



Most of the school systems, especially in the rural districts that are prevalent in this part of the state, get hung up on their own pasts and do not think that others outside the status quo can succeed as well as those within it. I was told by my guidance counselor at this school that I was not 'quite bright enough for college, and that maybe I should get married and have babies'. I took his advice and did not fulfill my dreams of being an educator until I had been out on my own for 16 years. This is a disservice. All students, regardless of background, deserve to see their dreams and potential reached. At the very least, need to have the opportunity afforded to only a chosen few in these rural districts.



With all of the pressures from the State Education Department for ALL students succeeding, this child in their admitted frustration, should be applauded, not reprimanded. The parents need to look at this child and his or her complaints in a reasonable light. As the adage goes, where there is smoke, there is fire, and the feeling of slight that is felt now will indeed manifest later in life in some form. The administration and guidance counselor at CPCS need to take these concerns seriously and not cut short the possible potential that is waiting to be discovered at their school because of the lack of the proper family name.



I hope that this report from this child is an impetus to change that can aid in the future success of all students and that the school system will no longer have the control of a chosen few to determine the futures of those with no advocate to fight for them.



I applaude you, student, and to be a true change agent, do not let others change your mind.
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#24 Consumer Comment

way to go!!!!!

AUTHOR: Mary - ()

It's about time someone voiced their opinion about the school, I went there 20 years ago and things haven't changed, my child attends this school and so do my neices and nephews. From what I can see this child did nothing wrong, this is the united states and everyone has a freedom of speech. I would never recommend colton pierrepont to anyone either.
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#25 Consumer Comment

way to go!!!!!

AUTHOR: Mary - ()

It's about time someone voiced their opinion about the school, I went there 20 years ago and things haven't changed, my child attends this school and so do my neices and nephews. From what I can see this child did nothing wrong, this is the united states and everyone has a freedom of speech. I would never recommend colton pierrepont to anyone either.
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#26 Consumer Comment

way to go!!!!!

AUTHOR: Mary - ()

It's about time someone voiced their opinion about the school, I went there 20 years ago and things haven't changed, my child attends this school and so do my neices and nephews. From what I can see this child did nothing wrong, this is the united states and everyone has a freedom of speech. I would never recommend colton pierrepont to anyone either.
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EDitor asked to remove this Rip-off Report

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--------- Original Message ---------

From: Jackie

To: [email protected]

Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:56 PM

Subject: Please Help!



I am emailing you for a concerned parent. Her 16 year old filed a ripoff report which was posted on your site. She is very upset and concerned. She would like very much to have this removed. her child is also in favor of having this removed. Is there any possible way to have this done? Her child wrote this report out of hurt and anger. False statements were made which could cause serious problems. The child is very much regretting having done this, please help. Please reply to this email as soon as possible. Please respond.



Thank you for your help.

Jackie



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Letter From the EDitor:



Dear Jackie;



We have carefully reviewed the Rip-off Report in question, as per your request. We feel that report was truthful, very sincere, informative, and well-written. In our opinion, we also believe that the information contained therein will eventually help to make some sort of change for the better in that school district, and that is what Rip-off Report.com is all about; changing the world for the better by way of exposure through Rip-off Reports.



In addition, we also feel that your concerns are misguided. Instead of asking for the report's removal, you should be getting together with friends and family in your community in an effort to correct the situation at hand. Your friend's daughter was brave enough to bring this injustice out into the open, and you need to stand by her; not get her to make some ridiculous retraction! You should be proud that she has the guts, ability, and knowledge to attempt to correct what she feels is a major problem.



Think about it; if a newspaper were to do a story on something like this, the newspaper would apply pressure for the wrongs to be corrected. You should be ashamed of yourself for getting her to recant. Is that the lesson your friend wants to teach her daughter? This nation has a revolutionary heritage that has handed its torch from Thomas Jefferson to Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr., and that now needs brave young people like this very intelligent and mature 16-year-old to receive it.



You assert that there were false statements, go ahead, tell us what part of all this is untrue? It sounds like there have been threats made. Did Bregg make any threats? Don't worry about him! We can take care of him. We want him to come clean and apologize to this young lady and her parents on our website, or the truth of these allegations will be published. Let me tell you something that Bregg may not have told you; the truth is the perfect defense. I am sure that he has threatened lawsuit, right? Don't worry, he would be put on trial to prove his innocence. We are also letting certain of his associates/paramours know that there are heavy penalties for the subornation of perjury and the cooperation with such.



Either way, in accordance with our strict policies, once they are accepted, Rip-off Reports are never EVER removed for ANY reason, no matter what the situation... only updated.



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Please disregard earlier statement due the fact that I was upset and was just blowing off steam. We teenagers get that way and say things that really aren't true. I apologize to Mr Bregg, Mr Manders, the school board and all others that I may have offended.
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