Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Greece Loses Vargas To RCSD Supt. Job

  
Rochester City School Board selects Bolgen Vargas for their Superintendent. Vargas was a guidance counselor in the Greece Central School District. (STORY )


SCATS ~~ Following two national searches for a new superintendent in Greece, we pick Babs who was essentially in our backyard all along. After a national search (or was it more than one?) the Rochester City Schools choose Bolgen Vargas, who was right under our nose all along. I can't help but wonder if this in any way highlights the ineptitude of the Greece School Board?
   

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a surprise!
At least the other (show) candidate got a trip to Rochester during a beautiful spring time. I guess that trip is the consolation prize.

Anonymous said...

A good example of the Peter Principal at its finest!

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that school of choice, and those who benefit from it, probaby wouldn't sit very well with someone with the last name 'Vargas'. Picture McCabe studdering and stammering trying to explain to Mr. Vargas why Greece needs schools segregated via a secret lottery. Or envisioning Julia sitting in front of Vargas, slumping down in her seat as the BOE is notified that Pine Brook, Greece's newest and by far nicest looking school, has a student body that is nearly 96% white via a secret lottery.

No, I think this BOE got exactly what they wanted in Williams, who by the way still hasn't explained the purpose of school of choice, yet is ok with it's cost.

Anonymous said...

He didn't apply for the position. He did not want the job. Can you imagine why he passed on Greece in favor of the City.?Smart!! He looked at what he had to work with and realized it was "mission impossible" Thats what comes from having the opportunity to work as employee of GCSD..He.'d rather tackle the problems of the CSD than those that exists in Greece. I think that speaks volumes about the sorry shape this district finds itself in.

Anonymous said...

To quote Claude Raines from Casablanca, "I'm shocked, Shocked, SHOCKED!" to hear that this interim who could not aply for the permanent job was given the job!

Anonymous said...

It is my belief that out BDW is nothing more than a HATCHET Super. When she has slashed and consolidated she will be gone.

The BOE and the cabinet, that assured the public that there is room in the schools only told a half truth. There is room however students are being crowded into certain k-5 buildings while leaving room open at others. In the buildings that are now merged and FULL the music and art rooms will be used at classrooms thus creating art and music on a cart.

Next years process is sure to be we have schools that are under populated so lets consolidate more and thus more art/music on a cart.

I do not disagree that we have room to consolidate. What I deplore is the again deceitful tactics by the admin to pretend to be open all the while fully knowing that special area teachers will loose there rooms. When what should have happened was to re-zone students so that ALL school had balanced enrollments so that there are not haves and have nots. Do you think that PB is giving up its music and art rooms??????

Anonymous said...

Adam Ubanski wanted him. That says it all.
Ubanski owns this guy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Scats,

This article and the Video embedded within unfortunately represents a typical day in some present (and past) GCSD special education classrooms. If you don't believe me, just ask others who work there. Thank you for spreading the truth.

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/dad-catches-autistic-son-being-bullied-teachers-200600805.html

Ps...I may be biased, but perhaps this should be its own story heading on your blog, rather than a footnote comment. Goodnight.

SCATS said...

To 5:42PM ~~ I'm not totally against art-on-a-cart. In fact, there is NO REQUIREMENT to have art or music teachers for elementary, because classroom teachers could do the job. I do agree that Pine Brook should be made equal. As for Babs, I don't see her here too long either.

To 7:18PM ~~ I'll take a look, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Blogen Vargas is the real deal. He's got the credentials and the experience, not only as a school board member, but as a professional working in school with students, parents and teachers. He knows both sides. He is smart, hard working. Vargas sincerely cares about people and specifically the people of Rochester. You're not going to find that level of commitment from one of the 'serial superintendents.' who are working their way to a bigger job.

Congratulations to him and to the Rochester City Schools for a good choice. I wish them well.

Anonymous said...

Babs knows exactly what she is doing. She has a three contract. Slash, slash, get rid of programs, teachers, students, get rid of everything and everyone except the SOC. When the ramifications of her action come to fruition she will be long gone and Greece will be left picking up the pieces. It truly is a sad place what has become of the GCSD.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 5:55. This fellow is too comfortable with Dr Urbanski. I am concerned by the cozy relationship and how that will play out when the Supt. needs to make some unpopular decisions.

Anonymous said...

"You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time."

Anonymous said...

6:06, you forgot the "But we'll try like hell to please school of choice families no matter the cost. And we'll never need to show a reason".

Anonymous said...

This guy was a guidance counselor and now they've made him the Super? Sorry, he's not qualified but that's what happens when you have an all-Democrat City School Board doing the bidding of their political party bosses.

SCATS said...

To 8:09AM ~~ In Greece, we got stuck with Boily & his bunch. Look what they've done! It's living proof that school boards & politics should NEVER be mixed!!

Anonymous said...

"In Greece, we got stuck with Boily & his bunch."

No one appointed them you silly little person.

They were voted in.

The all-Democrat school board APPOINTED Vargas.

The PUBLIC didn't get to vote for or against him.

You of all people should know better than to make such a bush-league mistake.

Anonymous said...

to 8:09
Ronald Reagan was an actor and Barack Obama was a community organizer so your point would be what? The argument that you are making has no validity whatsoever. What would make a good Superintendent seeing that you are an expert on judging what a person might be capable of doing based on what job he has held. If you are going to make a broad statement of that nature it would benefit you to have facts to back up your statement.

SCATS said...

To 4:38PM ~~ Despite your name-calling, I decided to post your comment. The point I made has nothing to do with appointments vs elections. It's strictly political.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, 4:38 is correct. This group and those that helped to get us here were voted in. We get exactly what we deserve as a community. I just wish these members would run with an honest vision of who they'll be once elected. If your going to be nothing more that a shill for the school of choice families, just say so.

Anonymous said...

This is in reply to several of the individuals posting about Vargas's credentials. Not only, does the man hold teaching and counselor credentials in good standing with NYS, but he also received his PhD in school administration from the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League). Yes, does the term "Ivy League" sometimes refer to money bought it? Absolutely, however, the man came from nothing and built himself up, a lesson that is sorely needed within the city and towns. His dissertation focused on the RCSD, so he is well accustomed to the problems he now faces. As a former student who had Vargas as my counselor, I can attest to the fact that he is dedicated and genuinely has everyone's best interests in the forefront of his mind.