Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Passing The Trash Boomerangs Back To Greece



Anonymous Anonymous said...
Wow. Meet your new Assistant Superintendent:

http://warsawscountrycourier.tumblr.com/post/32401827421/warsaw-school-board-accepts-superintendents

So Graupman's first big decision is to hire a convicted criminal who was essentially walked out of her job in Warsaw. She's been hiding in Florida waiting for someone to give her another shot. Who else but Greece would do this?

Mind-boggling....    6/23/2015 10:44 PM


Warsaw School Board accepts superintendent’s resignation: No confirmation if Burke left due to DWI revelation

The Warsaw Central School Board of Education accepted and approved the resignation of Superintendent Valerie K. Burke at a special board meeting Tuesday night.


The board entered executive session shortly after the meeting began at 7:30 p.m. and returned about an hour and a half later to deliver the decision.
Burke’s resignation was effective immediately, and Elementary Principal Stephen Saxton will serve as acting superintendent while also continuing his duties as principal until further notice, according to board president Robert Cummins.
Cummins would not discuss the terms of Burke’s resignation, saying it a confidential personnel matter.
Burke was pulled over in May 2011 on Interstate 490 in Rochester. She was later arrested for DWI after a breath test revealed she had a .15 percent blood alcohol content.
When news of her arrest broke last week, Burke was out of the district, according to a statement by Cummins after a Sept. 20 board meeting.
However, the board did not comment when asked if the resignation was voluntary, and it is unclear whether it was related to Burke’s arrest. It’s also unclear whether Burke alerted the district to her arrest or if she was even required to.
Regardless, resident Deanna Marsh said she agreed with the board’s decision to accept Burke’s resignation.
“I don’t think she could come back and actually become a role model,” Marsh said. “I don’t think kids, teachers or anybody would be able to respect her or look up to her, so I think it’s the right decision.”
Marsh also expressed apprehension over the impending superintendent search.
“It’s going to be another long process to try to find somebody who will come into a small town and step into this position, especially with all the negativity we’ve had surrounding the district in the last couple years,” she said.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Babs is still Superintendent and she and the board of Education are the only that signed off on any hiring that was put through last evening. The new Super does not take over until July 1st. Anything after that point will be her direct hire not Babs. Graupman has no voting power at that board meeting until she takes over next month.

SCATS said...

To 2:04PM ~~ That's exactly what I said on the other thread where this issue was first brought up. TY :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I assure you you're both wrong. I know exactly with what took place. Babs was not part of it. Graupman has been functioning as the Super in every capacity, and Babs had no hand in the hire at all, no input, no approval. And that's why this matters. This action, her first major decision to build her cabinet, shows questionable judgement when "old pals" get hired without regard for their past transgressions or public perception. Notice Pittsford or Fairport didn't hire this one. Only good ole greece. Glad my house is up for sale.

SCATS said...

To 3:36PM ~~ It still happened on Babs' watch, so ultimately it is her issue, and the BOE's

This kind of begs the question of whether or not background checks are done ... and regarded BEFORE hiring.

Anonymous said...

But that is the point. Any issue can be blamed on current Super and BOE so new Super & BOE can claim ignorance. Things never change in Greece. Albert Ficus

Anonymous said...

SO glad I'm out of Greece. Both Babs and Graupman don't give a crap about any child in the district. Lots of head nodding and tsk tsk-ing, but no action. Unless of course it suits their agenda.

Anonymous said...

so a DWI prevents you from ever getting another job? Really....

Anonymous said...

Well, you seem more interested in proving your "thinking" is right than actually hearing the facts I am telling you. Babs had nothing to do with this.... It's a fact. You are welcome to get the last word in as I'm not going to comment about it again, but just know that I'm sharing facts with you, not my opinion.
Unfortunately Background checks wouldn't have mattered here as Graupman was well aware of the background.
Anyway I think we can agree that this is a less than impressive move. On that common ground, "peace".

SCATS said...

To Albert @6:58PM & 8:21PM ~~ The BOE voted to accept the hire. Were there to be some legal repercussions down the road, they plus Babs would be the "officials" of record. That's all I'm saying.

Re: background checks ~ Are the results of these shared with the BOE?? Anyone know??

To 7:56PM ~~ Apparently not in Greece where we continue to hire people who should NOT be near children. Ever hear the phrase "role model"??

Anonymous said...

How can someone that 's not super hire someone and get the boards vote. Unless your a board member and you really don't have the facts. Not to mention I'm pretty sure the current superintendent signature is on the paperwork.

Anonymous said...

Yep cast the stone if you have never done any wrong.

SCATS said...

To 10:50PM ~~ EXACTLY!!

To 11:29PM ~~ Oh puh-leeze!! Hiring convicted felons should NOT be a goal. There is a spectrum and this falls quite far from the center.

Anonymous said...

For sure without Scats we would never know. This says a lot about the school board and no interest in being roll models.

Anonymous said...

I agree. But these circumstances are a bit more l, public I guess, than an everyday person who makes that mistake once and isn't ever able to get another job. No, in that case I believe it should not prevent it.
And of course this is more .media friendly than an average petson trying to get an average job.

Anonymous said...

Oops, lots of errors in my previous reply! Sorry.

SCATS said...

To 12:31PM ~~ This is an issue of character and poor judgment. IMHO, there is NO EXCUSE for EVER driving under the influence! EVERYONE KNOWS THE LAW ON THIS.

Anonymous said...

It appears the school board still does what the superintendent wants, no matter what, yes lack the ability to think for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Holding employees to a different standard... Greece hires a super with a DUI while every teacher in NYS must have background checks and any DUI, DWI, or other similar charge would require a rejection for hire.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for giving people a second chance... eventually. But it is politically tone-deaf to do this right off the bat, during transition. First you make a string of unimpeachable decisions that build everyone's confidence and let the scrutiny wane, and then, if you feel like it, you bring on your damaged-goods cronies (preferably through the back door silently at night). To lead with this shows no skill, no astuteness. This indicates a reign of error to come.

SCATS said...

To 9:56PM ~~ "Reign of error" ... I love it!