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Dr. Robert W. Christmann

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Executive Director

Local Address: Grand Island, New York, United States
Western New York Educational Service Council
222 Baldy Hall SUNY At Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14260
United States

Company Description: The WNYESC is a non-profit educational organization chartered in 1966 by the Regents of the State of New York to serve public and private schools in all eight...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BS Degree
    SUNY Oswego
  • MS Degree
    State University College at Buffalo
191 Total References
Web References
W. N. Y. E. S. C. - Western New York Educational Service Council
www.wnyesc.org, 5 Nov 2014 [cached]
Robert W. Christmann, Executive Director ( rwchrist@buffalo.edu)
Isledegrande.com: Grand Island #1 News Source - Updated Daily
www.isledegrande.com, 22 April 2014 [cached]
"Mr. Parisi demonstrates strong leadership qualities and has proven his commitment to our students through his role as assistant principal in the high school," states Superintendent Robert Christmann.
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Superintendent Robert Christmann said Sauer was suspended by the district last week.
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"We have no reservations about the decision," said Christmann, who declined to offer a reason for the suspension, which came after the Sept. 10 start of the team's season.
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His spot at the helm of the cross-country team is being held by middle school science teacher Craig Davis, who Christmann said stepped in on 24 hours notice.
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What we are not doing is filling it just to fill it," Christmann said. Grand Island should not be forced to withdraw from any events as a result of the resignation, Christmann said, with the possible exception of the Manhattan Invitational in October in New York City. n other business • The board approved the district's Annual Professional Performance Review plan. In line with the state Education Department, the review will rate teachers and principals on a scale of 0-100. It will use a combination of standardized test scores, observations and other methods to arrive at a numeric rating, which will then be used to label the employee ineffective, developing, effective or high effective. • The board scheduled a session Nov. 21 to discuss district efforts to prevent bullying. While acknowledging that bullying occurs daily, Christmann said everyone who works in the district is dedicated to eradicating it, and he hopes that students and parents will speak up if they hear of any incidents. "We will do something. It's not acceptable. It needs to stop yesterday," he said.
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Message from School Superintendent Robert Christmann
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Superintendent Robert Christmann said that major expenditures such as salaries, health insurance and retirements are slated to climb by $2.56 million for 2011-12. Those two factors mean that the district's budget process begins with a $4.76 million gap in funding, he said, which could result in "astronomical changes for schools."
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The governor's suggestions for filling budget holes included drawing from reserve accounts, but that's unrealistic because most of Grand Island's roughly $13 million in reserve money is earmarked for specific purposes, including capital projects, Christmann said. Cuomo also mentioned freezing teacher salaries, but school districts are unable to do so due to contractual obligations, which Christmann cited as one of the hundreds of mandates from the state that leaders in Albany fail to pay for. "Give us the authority to do that, and we'll be glad to do that," Christmann said about freezing salaries. With no other changes in year-to-year spending, Grand Island would face a 20 percent tax rate hike in 2011-12. While Christmann stressed that such an increase is not an option, the district wouldn't be able to pass any tax hike that could actually help if Cuomo's proposed tax rate cap of 2 percent passes. Christmann said that 2 percent figure is closer to 0 percent due to the language of the tax cap law, which states that any tax rate increase above the cap limit would have to be approved by 60 percent of district voters. A 2 percent tax rate hike in Grand Island would generate about an additional $500,000, he said. Failing a tax rate increase, the district would be left with little option other than to cut spending - and, with 80 percent of the district's budget paying for salaries, staff members would likely be the first target, said Christmann, who declined Monday to speculate how many staffers could be affected.
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By Robert W. Christmann
AASA Governance
www.nyscoss.org, 24 April 2014 [cached]
Robert W. Christmann, Retired Life Member (2015)
Isledegrande.com: Grand Island #1 News Source - Updated Daily
www.isledegrande.com, 1 Dec 2012 [cached]
Interim Superintendent Robert W. Christmann said the project "provides the opportunity to increase safety for the students and parents at Sidway because there will be a separate entrance and exit for the buses.
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Superintendent Christmann Announces Resignation - July 2012 A Message from the Board of Education It is with mixed emotions that we announce Superintendent Robert Christmann's resignation from Grand Island Central School District effective Oct. 1. We thank Bob for his six years of service to our district as well as his continued service to education as he steps into a new role as executive director of the Western New York Educational Service Council (WNYESC). We support Bob in his decision and, simply put, we wish him the best. Throughout his time at Grand Island, he served our district and community well, extending Grand Island's legacy of educational excellence. During this time, his superintendent colleagues elected Bob to serve as president of the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), a role which allowed him to effectively update the board of education on a regular basis regarding state matters that could affect the district.
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We fully expect Bob will continue to work with the district as an interim superintendent through the fall.
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Seldom does a candidate have universal praise from every reference over multiple past positions," states Superintendent Robert Christmann.
Grand Island Central School District news page
www.isledegrande.com, 4 Aug 2012 [cached]
School Board members present: Myrna Blair, Richard Little Jr., Glenn Bobeck, Tom Franz, George Casey, James Hanna, Neil Seaman, Superintendent Robert Christmann
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Superintendent Robert Christmann spoke for high school DECA leader Cheryl Chamberlain about the upcoming Grand Island hosted DECA Regional Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Grand Island on January 13, 2007.
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Superintendent Christmann reported that the "One Island, One Team" committee is working to bring better awareness to students and the community about the drug and alcohol situation.
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Buffalo News, December 11, 2007 . . ."Superintendent Robert W. Christmann said Monday night that the Grand Island School District is taking a tough stance on students harassing one another through a popular social-networking Web site. See "Dec.
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School Board members present: Myrna Blair, Richard Little Jr., Glenn Bobeck, Tom Franz, George Casey, James Hanna, Superintendent Robert Christmann
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Superintendent Christmann asked for 30-45 days to research what other school districts are doing regarding this matter.
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Superintendent Christmann began his report with the January 2008 High School Regents Week schedule. This year the 20-week classes instructional exams and mid terms will be scheduled along with regents exams. After recent vandalism to the high school athletic fields by off road vehicles, Mr. Christmann reported that parents will be billed for damages and off-duty sheriff's deputies will be patrolling the grounds on ATV's and snowmobiles.
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• Tuesday, November 20 is SRP Recognition Day and Mr. Christmann acknowledged its efforts.
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See "School District Letter" by Robert W. Christmann, Superintendent of School that includes preventative measures.
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Superintendent Robert Christmann, who had been out of town for a two-day NYS Superintendent Conference in Albany, was working with High School Principal Sandra Anzalone, Assistant Principal Chris Swiatek and Director of Interscholastic Athletics Jon Roth to learn more about the allegations of a party in which alcohol was available and at which there were allegedly students from 4-5 school districts.
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School Board members present: Neil Seaman, Myrna Blair, Tom Franz, George Casey, James Hanna, Superintendent Robert Christmann
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Superintendent Robert Christmann reported that he is serving on the Grand Island Economic Development Advisory Board (GIEDAB) and a large business roundtable is scheduled for October 10th regarding how the school district impacts economic growth. A transportation study is being conducted by a unbiased, professional consultant. The report is expected by January 2008, before the 2008/2009 budget is planned. A draft of acceptable use regulations and procedures is being comprised with the intent of making a set policy.
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School Board members present: Richard Little Jr., Neil Seaman, Myrna Blair, Glenn Bobeck, Tom Franz, George Casey, James Hanna, Superintendent Robert Christmann
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Superintendent Robert Christmann reported on first day school enrollments, noting that class sizes were running around 25 students in the elementary grades and 21 students in Sidway.
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School Board members present: Richard Little Jr., Neil Seaman, Myrna Blair, Glenn Bobeck, Tom Franz, Superintendent Robert Christmann
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Superintendent Robert Christmann mentioned in his report that the custodial/maintenance staff attended sexual harassment training last week. The Grand Island Town Board has assigned three places on the Economic Development Advisory Board to the school board.
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Superintendent Christmann noted that the school board meetings will again be traveling to the different school buildings in the 2007-2008 year.
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School Board members present: Richard Little Jr., Neil Seaman, Myrna Blair, George Casey, Tom Franz, Superintendent Robert Christmann
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Superintendent Robert Christmann stated that the district would be paying the $160.00 entrance fee and all other costs were being paid by the participants.
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Superintendent Christmann announced that a sign will be erected on the high school acknowledging that the district is "One of the Most Outstanding School Districts" with all schools listed.
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Superintendent Christmann asked that a district bus tour of buildings be considered as opposed to going to different buildings before school board meetings.
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School Board members present: Richard Little Jr., Neil Seaman, Myrna Blair, George Casey, Tom Franz, Superintendent Robert Christmann
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Other appointments were District Treasurer, Debbie ElHoussieny; District Clerk, Janet Schuster; and Assistant District Clerk, Robert Christmann.
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Civil Service Appointing Officer: Robert Christmann, Superintendent PTA Delegates:
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In the Superintendent's Report, Mr. Christmann noted that the bids are in for the Excel roofing project in December and the low bid was $938,000, under budget from the $1.461 million quoted.
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School Superintendent Robert Christmann is Honored for Innovation and Excellence in School Governance - 2007 Robert Christmann Grand Island School Superintendent, Mr. Robert Christmann, was recently honored when his former employer, Newark Central School District (Newark, New York), was chosen as National Grand Prize Winner of the American School Board Journal's 2007 Magna Awards.
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It has improved academics," Christmann said.
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Robert W. Christmann has been serving as Grand Island School Superintendent since February 2007. Christmann came to Grand Island after being employed as Superintendent of Newark School District located in Wayne County, NY.
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Jude Kuehne and Superintendent Robert Christmann.
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Members of the School and Town Boards held a joint meeting on Monday, April 30, 2007 at which time School District Superintendent Robert Christmann gave an update on the School Budget. The .6% increase is less by $70,000 than what it would cost were the budget to not pass and a contingency budget were to be put in place. He also gave an update on the current school building project that includes roof replacement this year. The project has been broken into four parts with the entire project to be completed by the end of 2008.
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Superintendent Robert Christmann started his report with an update on the 4th grade historic Grand Island field trip.
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"It is to increase the proposed budget by an amount equal to the increase that we just learned is in the state budget for UPK services," Schools Superintendent Robert W. Christmann said on the morning of April 4th. While the budget will go up by $49,033, the revenue from the new state aid to cover this will go up the same $49,033, he said. There will be no impact whatsoever on the projected tax rate, he said. "With some additional state aid in the final Legislative (vs. Governors) budget, we are able to project that the Grand Island School District tax rate increase for 2007-08 will be a maximum of .6% (originally it was .8%)," the Superintendent said. "We are pleased that with the additional UPK state aid we will be able to provide this free service for more Grand Island families at the preschools of their choice. It continues to be the case that the school district will not run its own UPK program for 2007-08 but will provide the funding for parents to use the services at the private preschools at no cost to the family for the half day program. Finally then, our corrected board budget figure will be $47,390,798 after the UPK adjustment is made today at 6 p.m. by the Board of Education," Mr. Christmann said.
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Superintendent Robert Christmann spoke on the 3rd draft of the 2007-2008 school budget.
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Superintendent Robert Christmann spoke in his report that he had visited the Job Search Seminar held by the high school recently and was very impressed with the program and the community involvement. He also attended the Relay For Life Kick-Off and was very "inspired. In the future Mr. Christmann would like to increase the quantity and quality of communication between the staff and community.
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The new school district Superintendent Robert W. Christmann stated that he has been "very impressed by staff at all the schools" and the community members he has met during his first week on the job.
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Robert Christmann The Grand Island School District has announced a "Meet & Greet" for the school district's new Superintendent Robert Christmann.
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