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“We Don’t Need A Position To Tell People To Turn Off The Lights!”
On July 10, 2012, as one of its first official acts the newly installed RCS board of education took a first decisive step in removing waste and corruption in the district: it voted to revoke the position of RCS energy manager.
Those words spoken by one of the public commentors at the July 10 board of education meeting just about sum up the RCS board of education majority’s position with regard to the position of the RCS energy manager. The position was rescinded (revoked) and not renewed, though not completely eliminated.
Board members Engel, Whalen, Reville, and Latter, the now minority teachers’ clique, all argued idiotically why the position should not be rescinded. Whalen whining that it was eliminating a position. It was not. Engel interrogating the board and the superintendent why they would want to eliminate the position and assign the work to another department. Which was ridiculous and totally off topic. Engel, Whalen, Reville, and Latter failed to distract the board from what they were dealing with: a motion to opt to NOT continue a practice that was but should never have been. Common sense prevailed and the position was not renewed.
The true facts were that Matt “the Mutt” Miller was doing very little for the additional $10K he was soaking the district for. Most of the work had already been done. People simply had to police themselves and others. Common sense, right?
Up ’til now Miller was not only drawing his teacher salary while teaching only 2 periods so that he could do his teachers union politicking. While all that was going on he was parading about as the district “energy manager.”
Rather than accept the board’s decision and exit quietly and gracefully, Matt “the Mutt” Miller (after restlessly, nervously parading back and forth in front of the camera while the discussions and voting were going on), almost immediatly took to the speaker’s podium to declare himself a victim of “dirty politics”–of all people to make that accusation–when the president objected and advised Miller that he was being offensive and out of order, teacher and “role-model” Matt “the Mutt” replies, “It’s my opinion and I’m allowed to have it.” Well, yes, Matt, you can have your opinion but you should also have some d-i-g-n-i-t-y.
And no, Matt, it’s not “dirty politics,” it’s not “personal agendas,” and it’s not “Let’s get Matt.” In other words, Matt Miller, it’s not personal, it’s common sense. So drop the paranoic victim act! It’s right. It’s in the interest of the district and in the interest of the common good. You should know that! And it’s not because if a citizen speaks out, there’ll be retaliation or coercion. You should know better than that, Matt. You and your pals know all about “dirty politics,” retaliation and coercion; that’s why the district is being audited and investigated, and sued! Isn’t that how you and your fellow Coeymanazis pushed the budget vote thru? That same vote that is now under very serious investigation? Still! Gross miscalculation, Matt, and you’re feeling the first stings now. Bye-bye, Matt!
Let me spell it out for you Mr-President-of-the-RCS-Teachers Association: It was because the Voice of Reason spoke louder than the voices of special interests. It was because you were soaking the RCS district for $10,000 a year in addition to your teachers salary, getting special treatment, doing your teachers union crap, all at the same time! It’s because you were a legalized thief! But even more basically, it was because the position is fluff! As one speaker put it last night: “You don’t need a position to tell people to turn off the lights!”
And Mrs Whalen: Stop your damned whining! You’re about as productive on the board as a disconnected computer terminal! Your re-election makes about as much sense, too; simply that fact is grounds for questioning the validity of the election results! Look, your position is as clear as the noonday sun, though not quite as bright. You are a teacher, through and through, and anything, any decision made that does not expressly benefit your friends and colleagues is going to be “bullying” to you. (If you teachers so easily identify bullying then why is it so rampant at the high school? Can you tell us that, Ms Whalen?) The shoe was on the other foot only recently, wasn’t it. Too bad you have to succumb to the democratic process! But like double-dipper, atheist-teacher, bully-inciter Matt the Mutt’s right to his opinion so, too, you have your right to an opinion but don’t burden the rest of us with it. Here’s our assessment of your attitude: Sour grapes!
Do you get it now, Matt? Sorry, but the special treatment in RCS is soon to be a thing of the past! So is all the other corruption and criminality.
Congratulations to all of the new board members and to John Vadney and Mike Robbins. John Vadney was re-elected to be president of the board of education and Mike Robbins was elected to be vice-president. (Editor’s Note: The teachers clique tried unsuccessfully to push James Latter thru first as nominee for president and when that failed, then as vice-president. That attempt failed, too! With Latter’s record, the gnawing question is WHY? he’s still on the board at all! Why?!?! See our article James Latter: Why Is He Still On the Board of Education?) This show of confidence by the board gives the citizens/residents interests a clear majority over the teachers clique on the board, and will force more dialogue and consensus when discussing the demands of special interest groups, like plum positions like the “energy manager” positionor teachers writing the book on how teachers should be evaluated!
As Jeff Lukens responded to the teachers’ demands that the board approve their evaluation document because it was a “good document” and because the teachers “worked hard on it.” Jeff Lukens’ response was:
‘It would be unethical and unprofessional of me to vote on a document I know so little about and have not had time to read.’*
Bravo! Mr Lukens! And when asked to “trust” the teachers that it was OK, Mike Robbins cited past history and responded,
‘We trusted you several times before and got burnt; I’m afraid we can’t approve this on “trust.’*
No more rubber-stamping on the RCS school board, it seems.
At the first meeting of the newly installed RCS board of education, things are really looking good for the district. Finally! This new majority is going to be looking very closely at citizens’ and residents’ complaints and the teachers clique had better collaborate. The spotlight is on the corruption and criminality now. Things are starting to change for the better.
The meeting went surprisingly smoothly. The Delucas, Leput-Hommel, the Coeymanazis were absent. Yes, things are changing for the better. We see the writing on the wall!
*Edited and paraphrased for formatting purposes.
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