Thursday, May 12, 2011

Vargas To Take Leave From GCSD To Lead RCSD

The Rochester School Board announced Dr. Bolgen Vargas as Interim Superintendent on Wednesday.

"It feels great to come back," he said. "I'm no stranger to this community."

Vargas served on the school board for eight years, and was president for four. He pointed out that as board president, he supervised superintendents. He is currently a guidance counselor in the Greece School District. He recently received his doctorate in education and wrote his dissertation on improving graduation rates.

Vargas said he will take a leave of absence from his job in Greece until a superintendent is selected in Rochester. It's not clear if he will apply for the permanent job. His compensation in Rochester has not been finalized.

"My job will be to make sure we don't lose any ground when it comes to teaching and learning," Vargas said.

Vargas will lead the district after Jean-Claude Brizard departs for Chicago at the end of the week. The board will begin searching for Brizard's replacement. (13WHAM)

SCATS ~~ A question asked by a poster to this site: If he's qualified enough to be interim supt. in the city schools, why wasn't he good enough for Greece to promote? Did we get caught discriminating again?


Anonymous said...

He is not qualified. He may be a great at what he does at Arcadia. The question in my mind is, if he is so dedicated to the city why did he seek employment in GCSD and not RCSD? Here is a prime example of those that go on get degrees and do not return to their community to teach/work.

Anonymous said...

Scats do you know is Dr. Lemos a new hire? Office of Student Services?

SCATS said...

To 6:58AM ~~ He's not qualified to lead a district of 12,000, but Babs who comes from a district you can put inside ANY ONE of several Greece Schools is? That's hysterical!

If you grew up in Greece, did you get employment in Greece? Few can/do get employment in the exact area where they went to school. Today's job market doesn't support that in Western NY.

SCATS said...

To 10:06AM ~~ I have no idea at this point. It's hard enough trying to keep track of who our Supt. of the day is.

Anonymous said...

Re: 10:06 I only asked as I wonder if the new name for Assistant superintendent will be "director" so to give the appearance that there was a reduction in assistant supers after the few retire.