Saturday, March 26, 2011

Will Greece "Swap" Supts With Pembroke?

  
Coincidental? Maybe Not ... 

It's caught SCATS' attention that one of the candidates for GCSD Superintendent lives in a community very near Greece's own Deputy Superintendent Don Nadolinski who plans to retire in June. After serving Greece Central for many years, Nadolinski has decided to take his pension, ending a lengthy daily commute from his home in Corfu and back again. For some reason, Don never invested in Greece by buying a home here. Maybe the schools weren't up to his standards ...? Whatever the case, he's leaving just as we face hiring a new top dog.

Enter Gary Mix, who is currently the Supt. for Pembroke Schools and also lives in Corfu. At $232,307/yr. he earns the second highest salary of any public employee in Genesee County. He's gone on the record publicly and loudly about his opposition to Gov. Cuomo's idea to cap salaries of folks like him - superintendents. Now, he's on the short list of people eyeing a cool $250,000/yr. in chump change to lead Greece Central out of Monroe County's basement on test scores, shortened school days, lowered graduation rates and other educational ills.

What SCATS can't help but wonder is:
  • Do Mix & Nadolinski already know each other?
  • If so, did Mix get any inside help from Nadolinski to get onto the short list to become Greece's next supt.?
  • If chosen, will Mix insist on accepting Cuomo's proposed salary cap thereby recognizing Greece is in dire financial shape? (If he stays in Pembroke, he'd take a huge paycut under the cap!)
  • Or would he insist on a 5 year contract to ensure he gets his $250K starting salary plus benefits grandfathered in for as long as he can, possibly just in the nick of time?
  • If chosen, will Mix move to Greece and buy a home here?
  • Or will he opt for a 1 hr. commute each way like Nadolinski did?
  • Will Nadolinski really retire?
  • Or will he pull "an Achramovitch" and  try to become Pembroke's next resident Supt. should Greece hire his hometown boy, Gary Mix?
Yes, I know this is all very speculative. But we live in Greece, a place where reality is stranger than most movie scripts ever will be (who could ever dream up that our Supervisor would be having an affair with a woman murdered by her mentally ill son and discovered by her other son, an EMT?).

So, stay tuned kiddies. The next installment of "As the School District Churns" will be coming soon ;)
  
 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even more importantly, will Nadolinski's constant "lunch partner" become Mix's "lunch partner"?

Anonymous said...

Why should an idea like this "swap" surprise anyone? The only thing that really surprises me is that it hasn't already happened.

By the way Oberg- thanks for selling out to the devil. Greece schools' future is in your hands.

Anonymous said...

Did the teachers union and the District sit back down for talks on Friday?
jk

SCATS said...

To jk ~~ Wouldn't that be just lovely? No actual Supt. on duty and they decide to strike a deal? LOL

Anonymous said...

I still want to be a superintendent when I grow up!

Lots of money (lom) and no accountability. Life is grand.

Anonymous said...

To 10:57....Lunch parnters are none of your business. If their work is getting done --- do your gossip mongering somewhere else. Let me ask you, if the lunch partner were of the same gender, would you be so quick to try to play this game? Of course not.......
stay focused on the issues. To do otherwise makes you appear petty and small minded.

SCATS said...

To 10:57AM 3/26/11 ~~ The lunch partner HAS responded lol

To 2:51PM ~~ There have been more affairs in GCSD's DO than Auberger can recall :D Don't get all self-righteous on us now.

Anonymous said...

2:51 How do you know the "gender" of the "lunch partner" unless you have been observing and know more than the rest of us?

Anonymous said...

SCATS - I had the privilege of working with Barbara Dean when she was in charge of the special education program in Churchville-Chili several years back. She is quite capable and a straight shooter. It's probably why BOE won't choose her.

Anonymous said...

superintendent swap? Anyone remember Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich?

Mauro said...

Why are all these posts signed Anonymous. If I post a comment regarding Greece it will have my name and be true as I know it. Jim Rogers, Greece resident for 54 years.

SCATS said...

To 9:52AM ~~ It is your perogative to do so, just as it is our perogative to not join you. Many ills have been uncovered and some have been rectified because people feel free to express themselves here about their employer (GCSD or Town of Greece), kid's teacher, counicilperson etc. Retaliation is a BIG PROBLEM in this town, so be careful what you utter with your name attached, Jim.