Friday, May 01, 2015

GUESS WHO IS 'RETIRING?'



 

Anonymous said...
SCATS!! BDW put in her retirement today!!! July 1 she is leaving!   5/01/2015 5:17 PM


SCATS ~~ And to think that some claim we never report "good news" ;)

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Careful what you wish for! Remember what ya'll got the last buncha times you demanded this change? Seems it's been getting worse every time to me. So shut up and stop asking for what we can't afford, don't want, and don't need.

SCATS said...

To 6:07PM ~~ It's not a wish. It's a FACT. She announced it late today.

Anonymous said...

She got out before she was asked to get out. The only people that will miss her are her pets that bought in to the crap she was shoveling. The rest of them are most likely already celebrating.

Anonymous said...

The next Superintendent needs to come from within the GCSD. We don't need an expensive search and constantly bringing in Superintendents from the outside which leads to the totally ridiculous 200k+ salaries offered. GCSD is the largest suburban school district in Monroe County and the eighth-largest district in New York State. If we can't find a suitable candidate for Superintendent from within then the GCSD has failed to develop their employees. And I bet the internal candidate would take the job for current salary plus 10%...no need to pay 200k+.

Albert Ficus

Anonymous said...

I'd bet you're wrong, Albert. It's a crap job in a crap district full of crap students and crap parents. Why would someone take that position for substantially less than a Superintendent job pays in another, better place? The only smart administrators and teachers in Greece are the ones who leave.

Anonymous said...

SCATs what is the latest on the Bud Philips investigation. The da has had the case for over a month. what's going on?

Anonymous said...

We had a qualified internal candidate who was already doing the work of the Superintendent for her. Unfortunately he left and took a job elsewhere. As soon as he left she announces her retirement. I'm sure that wasn't a coincidence. That could have saved the district a ton of time and money by not having to search high and low for a overpriced under qualified candidate like we wound up with last time.

Anonymous said...

very stupid to think an internal candidate would do it for less. Would you? If you are that good why stay here and make less, go to a less dysfunctional place and get paid what you are worth. I agree with 6:07 pm to be careful what we wish for......

As for ousting her, I don't think that was reality, only a couple board members left on that wagon and one will be gone in 2 months.

Anonymous said...

Is Shawn Nelms willing?

And is this retirement in anticipation of an even more unionist BOE after the three candidates get their three positions, with the new union contract coming in, etc?

SCATS said...

To 8:23AM & 10:08AM ~~ I agree we should begin our search from WITHIN GCSD. We already have a lot of very highly paid DO people employed. With Frank "Chump Change" Oberg still on the BOE, we won't save a penny regardless, but we might save some time and the ridiculous expense of another "nationwide" search. Three of those $$ searches netted us Achromovitch & Babs!!

SCATS said...

To 9:42AM ~~ Well, the DA is busy with the "cop killer" case, so my guess is it's gathering dust on her desk.

To 9:53AM ~~ Lots of people see it that way from what I'm hearing.

To 11:08AM ~~ I doubt he would or could. The ink has barely dried on his new contract with the city.

Yes, the idea that the latest additions to the BOE will be staunchly pro-union should be of real concern to all! Add to that fact the BOE now is already flipping its collective middle finger at the laws, rules & policies. Things ahead are NOT looking good.

Anonymous said...

Scats; perhaps the pro union board is the reason she is leaving.

SCATS said...

To 1:27PM ~~ Do you think the BOE has gone against anything Bab's has wanted? If so, spell it out please.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she saw the writing on the wall that people had had enough of her games and manipulation. We should take the money she spends on travel for herself and other chosen ones and put that towards the next superintendents salary. I do not think she will be missed at all except for one particular board member that ironically voted yes on the teachers recent contract even though he had many reasons not to, not to mention he has never been in support of any union contract. Obviously he is under her spell. Maybe he can host her going away party since I doubt many staff members are remotely interested.

Anonymous said...

Re 8:23: I do think you can find an internal candidate. In fact I won't even look external. I'd look at the 10 best people within the district offer them current salary plus 10%. I'm certain you'll find one to do it as the prestige and power of the position is a powerful attraction.

The only way to stop these ridiculous 200k+ salaries to start somewhere and say no I won't pay it.

Albert

SCATS said...

To Albert ~~ It's not quite that simple. The candidates need proper credentials to be an administrator. The 10 best might not have that.

Anonymous said...

What is last day of employment?

June 30?

or, July 1?

SCATS said...

To 7:42PM ~~ Probably June 30th, since that is the end of the fiscal year for GCSD. Usually, the Supt's contract follows that.

Anonymous said...

Really? Among the, oh, what seems to be a dozen Asst. Superintendents they are not credentialed?

SCATS said...

To 10:16PM ~~ Do you know for a fact that all of them are? Which have it?

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the dream package they give to leave!

SCATS said...

To 7:25AM ~~ Health care for life ;)

SCATS said...

To 5/02/2015 7:42 PM ~~ Her letter to the district stated July 1, so I guess that is the correct date.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance. I've been waiting 11 months for a *follow up call to see how (my child) is doing* from her. Her words, btw. But of course, that call never came. We're finally getting out of the GCSD this year so.... Good bye and thanks for nothing Barb.

Anonymous said...

July 1st first day of retirement. Last day at work or on the books June 30th

SCATS said...

To 1:09PM ~~ Her letter states: "I submitted my letter of retirement to our Board of Education effective July 1, 2015." I can read that two ways.

Anonymous said...

It would seem Adam Ubanski would be the perfect replacement. The board should love the idea.

Anonymous said...

Per the GCSD job postings, all principals and assistant superintendents are supposed to be administrative credentialed. The district should be ensuring that these same folks are qualified and credentialed to move up to superintendent or other positions. Basic HR career management 101.

Anonymous said...

"prestige" What a joke! Greece is not Pittsford or Brighton. It is an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

Can't happen or let's say it shouldn't . If she works one day into the new fiscal year she would be entitled to all vacations days, sick days,etc.forthe 2015-16 school years as a lump su m cash out.

SCATS said...

To 3:05PM ~~ Excellent point. Doubtful that our BOE would care.

Anonymous said...

According State Law a retiring Superintendant may take an interim appointment and will still retain pension Benefits, If moves out of state can take full time position not effecting NY S pension.

Anonymous said...

And you actually believe she is "retiring" ?? I would bet the farm that within the next few weeks you will hear that she is taking a position elsewhere out of state presumably. Then she will follow in the steps of so many other overpaid government workers have done and collect her NYS pension as well as her salary from her new out of state gig. If she were truly retiring there would have been more than a month and a half notice and she would have most likely stayed long enough to transition in a new superintendent. Most retirements give at least six month notice. Just one last devious ploy on her part.

SCATS said...

To 6:57PM ~~ I don't believe it and I don't believe she planned it, either.

Chuck Valik said...

SCATS-would you please list your greivences with the superintendent. There are a lot of negative comments without substantiation. Chuck Valik

SCATS said...

To Chuck ~~ You are asking us to recap the last several years? WHY?? There are SUBSTANTIAL ARCHIVES available for you to peruse, if you are truly interested.

BTW, your second sentence wasn't substantiated, either ;)

To get you started, let's begin with the FACT that our district's top dog NEVER MADE HERSELF AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT whenever the crapple hit the fan in GCSD. Did you see her say two words when the bus monitor bullying incident went viral and became an INTERNATIONAL STORY?? Hell no!!

When we pay a Supt. $200K + I think we are entitled to know what HER VIEWS ARE, WHAT HER SOLUTIONS WILL BE ... when the crapple splatters.

Anonymous said...

Heard she's off to Boston for a new job.

Anonymous said...

Charter school replacing a public school. Selected to do there what you all want here! Irony?

SCATS said...

To 8:52PM ~~ Which charter school replacing which public school?

Anonymous said...

If she goes to another state for a position she can collect her Nys retirement pension and collect her hefty new salary. So my guess is that poster is correct about her new position.

SCATS said...

To 8:59AM ~~ Our question is: Was she pressured to "retire" or did she decide to do so of her own volition? The rumors are as varied as her hair style!