Thursday, June 17, 2010

In 14 Days, We'll Have NO Supt.

   
Since the Greece BOE has failed to appoint an interim Supt. from in-house, I must assume they are planning to appoint some other district's has-been. Might I suggest that we take advantage of the fact that one of the three finalists from the last time we needed a Supt. has suddenly become available. It can't get any worse. And he was my choice when Steve was hired.

STORY about Ron DeCarli

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yikes. You need to check into this guy seriously. BIG MISTAKE.

Anonymous said...

Lest we forget. We really should be careful who we choose as superintendent. And the board should not just believe everything they are told. Especially when they want to have more information about the spending of projects. Read this link from 2008.

http://www.mpnnow.com/towns/greece/x603856718

SCATS said...

To 10:21PM ~~ Check into what about him? Looking back, Greece hired Steve Walts as the "best" candidate from a national search. When he left, we put Meg Keller-Cogan in his place, an internal promotion. Where did that get us? A few weeks later, we recycled Jo Kehoe as our interim for a year. Another national search produced a candidate that backed out at the last minute, Achramovitch who got hired and Ron DeCarli, who is now available again. A current local search produced two candidates no one wanted to hire. Given this background, I think DeCarli will be more than adequate.

SCATS said...

To 12:01PM ~~ Yes, we really should be careful. Sadly, we aren't going to hire the kind of Supt. we need. We'll hire the one who can be controlled.

Anonymous said...

Does Charlie Hubbard want the job?

Anonymous said...

that story did this guy no favors. i'm surprised at who the people on this site are so willing to promote to be the next super. makes me questions your motives and how much you really care about the kids in this district. sorry.

SCATS said...

To 6:36AM ~~ I'm pretty certain he does not and lacks the required NY State certification anyway.

To 8:19AM ~~ In my mind, that article does no favors to that district's BOE. They sound a lot like our BOE.

Regarding who people on this site "are so willing to promote" please reread my comment posted at 6/18/2010 12:02 AM and then tell me that the 2 dozen+ BOE members past & current we've had since Walts was hired have a commendable track record. I dare you to be able to say that & defend your position ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm adequate.
-A

Anonymous said...

I have credentials. May I have this high paying cushy job.

I am willing to rehabilitate my golf game and know how to say "please pass the sweet and sour shrimp".

when you think of greece schools think anonymous.

Anonymous said...

SCATS.... Lead us! Will you be the lowest bidder for the job?

SCATS said...

To 7:45PM ~~ Oops! I don't play golf .... unless Putt-Putt counts ...??

I'd want health & dental care for life, free food from Red Lobster for life (or until BP kills off all the world's oceans at which point I'll want Red Osier to sub for Red Lobster) and free reign to fire the geese wranglers ;)

Anonymous said...

@SCATS 10:32 - I agree with you that Mosacato, Hubbard, Oberg and the rest were absolutely horrible.

Anonymous said...

The BOE should apologize to Steve and beg him to stay. Then they should learn how to function appropriately as a BOE.

SCATS said...

To 9:02PM ~~ When I think of some of the worst BOE members we've suffered through, I think of Gerald "Give-Walts-Healthcare-for-Life" Phelan, Bill "Do Nothing" Russell & Jeff "Know Nothing" Smith.

Anonymous said...

Can C. Hubbard get a degree or certificate on line and qualify for the job? Based on recent experiences, just having those credentials is in no way a predictor of performance. So let's try something different!

SCATS said...

To 10:14AM ~~ Hmmm ... maybe I could become a "mail order" Super ... ! I could use some extra income on the side ;) lol

Anonymous said...

Just because Charlie Hubbard can dictate to people the importance of goal setting, monitoring, etc (and I happen to agree with him about the critical nature of these), doesn't mean he knows the action plan necessary to achieving such goals. For example, Mr. Hubbard - how would you go about increasing student achievement? What initiatives would you require school based administrators to engage in? What actions would be associated with those initiatives and what would the monitoring mechanism be? How about the teachers? Support staff? Students? It's relatively easy to outline that a strategic plan is necessary, however it's the actions/monitoring/adjusting that gets things accomplished - so, i'm curious as to what experience Mr. H brings to the table to facilitate those things.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 1:55 (anonymous)
You laid out the perfect example of micro-managment.
There is seldom if ever a school board member with the knowledge to answer your questions. We hire professionals for that. Laying out expectations and setting goals is what school board members SHOULD be doing. Holding people accountable is what school board members SHOULD be doing.

Let me give a simple example; in Nov. 2006 the board approved a goal of acceptable absenteeisum of 2%. The board was aware that absenteeisum costs money AND can have a negative affect on quality.
Show me a board approved contract since that time that addresses this goal in any way, shape, or form. As identified in the Comptrollers audit (which the board was so thankfull of) it should be identified 'the benefit to the district' of any new contract prior to board approval (page 30 - item 17). Show me when this has been done.

So while the board continues to micro-manage (doing the administrations work) the real work of the board remains UNDONE aka poorly done.