Thursday, June 28, 2012

GCSD Turns Back On Klein


From YNN: "The money will provide a lot of possibilities, but one thing Karen does know is she won't be returning to her job in the fall.

“We think maybe they're embarassed. Greece," said Klein. "The things that they've said about me – she didn't do her job."

Klein has received criticism for not properly disciplining the children. Klein also says none of the major faculty members, including the principal at the school, have apologized or contacted her since the incident."

Greece Post: “I am deeply saddened and embarrassed by the actions demonstrated by some of my students,” said Athena Middle School Principal David Richardson. “Disciplinary actions to the fullest extent will be taken against all those involved.”

SCATS ~~ "Deeply saddened and embarrassed" but not motivated to make contact? The dysfunction continues!

 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

if there remains one administrator with the ability to deal effectively with these kids that person is Dave Richardson.Those of us who knew Dave at Arcadia Middle.knew that he handled all the problems that DeAngelo couldn't deal with. He should have been given the job he now has years ago.
Come next September, these kids will be dealt with severely by Dave if allowed to do so. One other thing about Dave is that he is one of last of the endangered species in the school distrct a MALE.

Anonymous said...

With all the money that was donated by caring people around the country and world, why would she want to expose herself to the disgusting crap Tha comes with that job.
my advise to Karen is don t worry about comments made by the small minds that inhabit this now famously embarrass ing town that is fast becoming the MISTAKE BY THE LAKE. just turn your back on them and enjoy the rest of your life as there is alife beyond this town and the deranged school district

SCATS said...

To 3:47PM ~~ The lack of MALE employees is a HUGE issue in GCSD, no role models for half the kids.

To 4PM ~~ Don't you think the district should have at least contacted her to see how she is doing?

Anonymous said...

with global warming Greece will soon be the mistake in the lake at least the part that includes town hall

Anonymous said...

GCSD has ignored her because she was on her last leg as an attendant. The driver reported her FIVE times for not dong her job. When she wasn't texting or on her cell phone talking, she would turn her hearing aids OFF so she didn't have to hear the kids. They were ready to FIRE her! This is from a VERY reliable source. So, stop feeling sorry for Karen K!

SCATS said...

To 5:51PM ~~ Regardless, given the acclaim, I think most employers would at least make a call to see if she was doing OK, as a courtesy.

Again, while no one should be subjected to that kind of behavior, I still think she dropped the ball, perhaps out of habit as you suggest.

Anonymous said...

Personally I don't believe that the principal should be apologizing. If she had done her duty and reported the boys previously and he failed to "act" then perhaps an apology would be in order. Mrs. Klein is not due and apology from anyone at GCSD if they had no previous knowledge that these boys were causing harm. By her own account SHE DID NOT EVER WRITE them up. It is unfortunate that this happen and should never happen to anyone regardless of age.

The boys should be the ones apologizing and perhaps Karen herself should be apologizing for ALLOWING the behavior to spiral out of control. She chose to let it go on when it would have been reasonable to walk to the from of the bus and tell the driver, or simply remove herself from the situation. I am not blaming her for the actions of the boys. I am saying that she is accountable for the choice not to respond AT ALL.

Anonymous said...

She was in touch with the district all week the transportation dept. was delivering messages to her from all her media fans. I don't buy the fact that no one ever said they were sorry, maybe she just didn't hear them. I'm sure she has been advised to say certain things since certain sites including this one have called her ability to do her job effectively in to question. And of corse she isn't going to return next year, would you if you suddenly had over half a million appear in your account in less than a week? I actually think in one of the interviews I heard mr. Richardson apologize.

Anonymous said...

To 3:47, i agree with you. I have worked for Dave in various capacities and know him well. It is unfortunate that he has to deal with those incompetents at DO.

Anonymous said...

HR ISSUES ARE A PRIVATE MATTER, YOU KNOWING ABOUT AND FURTHER MORE TALKING ABOUT PROVES HOW REALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL THE TOWN OF GREECE IS.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to have hearing aids to be able to tune out half the bulls*** that spews out of the mouths of our town leaders and the GCSD! She may be at fault for not reprimanding them but so are the kids and parents in this situation! Their mouths and behavior are shameful and disgustung to say the least. And this talk of 2 of the kids suing the district? Please, what will that teach these kids about the real world? Who gets to act so offensively and then sue? ...only in Greece!

Anonymous said...

SCATS, as soon as this became a likely termination event contact from management would get cut off by policy. It's just how administrators have to deal with conflict in situations with legal ramifications. Part of the eroding civility of litigious society.

SCATS said...

To 9:08PM ~~ Can you tell me which policy that would be, please?