To remove the appointed position provided to Martin Schmotzer and accompanied appointed board members.
  • Petitioned Larry Pantuso

This petition was delivered to:

President, Board of School Directors
Larry Pantuso
1st Vice President, Board of School Directors
Ray Rosing
2nd Vice President, Board of School Directors
Diana Kazour
Board of School Directors
Nancy Sciulli DiNardo
Board of School Directors
George L. Pry
Board of School Directors
Nancy Lee Crowder
Board of School Directors
Patricia A. Nixon
Board of School Directors
Elliot J. Rambo
Board of School Directors
Tracy Macek
Elections Division, Division Manager
Mark Wolosik
Board Secretary
Mary Ann Kraus
Pennsylvania Governor
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania State House

To remove the appointed position provided to Martin Schmotzer and accompanied appointed board members.

    1. Louis Rainaldi
    2. Petition by

      Louis Rainaldi

      Pittsburgh, PA

The Baldwin Whitehall School District is making it a standard practice of appointing board members and this week appointed a member of the board to the 3rd highest paying job in the district.

Martin was appointed to a job that was apparently created just for him, no job posting was made for the public and no resumes where accepted. Martin's own resume or even a job application was not accepted as part of this appointment.

An intern of Martin's was appointed after Martin resigned from the board and then voted for Martin to take this new high paid position.

The board needs to be transparent and know that they represent the members of the Baldwin Whitehall communities.

We the people, want this new position of "Supervisor of projects for the board of school directors" to be elminated and Martin's seat on the board to remain vacated.

We the people, want the two previously vacated board seats to remain vacated and to be filled through the election process.

NOTE: This petition is for residents of the Baldwin Whitehall School District.

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To:
Larry Pantuso, President, Board of School Directors
Ray Rosing, 1st Vice President, Board of School Directors
Diana Kazour, 2nd Vice President, Board of School Directors
Nancy Sciulli DiNardo, Board of School Directors
George L. Pry, Board of School Directors
Nancy Lee Crowder, Board of School Directors
Patricia A. Nixon, Board of School Directors
Elliot J. Rambo, Board of School Directors
Tracy Macek, Board of School Directors
Mark Wolosik, Elections Division, Division Manager
Mary Ann Kraus, Board Secretary
Pennsylvania Governor
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania State House
To remove the appointed position provided to Martin Schmotzer and accompanied appointed board members.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Lawsuit seeks to block Baldwin-Whitehall's appointment of Schmotzer to high

      Louis Rainaldi
      Petition Organizer

      Lawsuit seeks to block Baldwin-Whitehall's appointment of Schmotzer to high-paying post

      Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/5150434-74/board-schmotzer-baldwin#ixzz2lmbNnXth
      Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. 748 Signatures!

      Louis Rainaldi
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your support and signing of this petition. I have been hearing people ask about mounting a recall on the board members who voted for this, personally I am all for that. But, this petition is strictly about the position and the seats vacated.

      I would like to know how many of you would like to recall the members that voted this in, should we create a second petition just for recalling the members?

    5. South Hills Record / Pittsburgh Trib

      Louis Rainaldi
      Petition Organizer

      I just spoke with Stephanie at the Trib and she would like to talk to some other residents regarding this matter. Her deadline is today for the story so if you are interested please contact me or call the South Hills Record (Pittsburgh Trib) and ask for Stephanie.

    6. Reached 500 signatures
    7. Updated the signature goal

      Louis Rainaldi
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your support, we know have 470 signatures on this petition. We have someone meeting with a lawyer today and will be driving forward. This is not a protest but a mission to right a wrong.
      Please continue to share this petition and collect signatures, the goal is now 750 signatures and will be adjusted as we grow. This petition will be printed and handed to the board in person on Dec 4th. Let's fill the room.

      Also, if you are on Facebook there is a page someone at the meeting created regarding this matter.
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baldwin-Whitehall-Residents-for-Fiduciary-Responsibility/647126568663938?hc_location=stream

      Thank you all, I know everyone at the meeting appreciates the support.

    8. Over 300 Signatures & Great Meeting

      Louis Rainaldi
      Petition Organizer

      Tonight many like minded people organized and started to build a plan. This is a mission to right a wrong. We are not protesting but trying to correct and make right what was done at the previous board meeting.

      Our goal is to have the board rescind the position appointment and eliminate the new position. Secondly, we are committed to replacing all board members who voted for this new position and appointment to be performed behind the scenes.

      Please continue to share this petition with other residents of Baldwin Whitehall, this petition will be presented to the board at the Dec 4th Board Meeting.

      As of this writing we are at 319 signatures and growing.

      Thank you
      Lou Rainaldi

    9. Reached 250 signatures
    10. Over 100 signatures!

      Louis Rainaldi
      Petition Organizer

      We have over 100 signatures already, in approximately 6 hours since this petition was published there have been 100 signers.

      I hope to see many of you tonight at Panera Bread (6pm) to discuss this matter more.

    11. Reached 100 signatures
    12. 37 signatures collected

      Louis Rainaldi
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all, we have collected 37 signatures so far, I am very happy to see how quickly we are gathering supports. I will be attending the meeting tonight at Panera Bread that we have heard of, I hope we can take time to talk and discuss how we want to organize.

    13. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Vicki Bassler WHITEHALL, PA
      • 9 months ago

      Mr Schmotzer should not have anything to do with our District, I attended my first and last meeting in 2006 and was a ashamed by the way this man could speak to anyone let alone the tax payers of the district. He needs o be GONE

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    • Karen Halsall PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 10 months ago

      Our tax money should not be given to people illegally.....

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    • Deborah Winand COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • 10 months ago

      To keep Schools under the control of the Parents and people of the Distric

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    • Mary Lou Rosborough PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 10 months ago

      Stop embarrassing our community.

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    • Gary Kicinski PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 10 months ago

      Our children

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