Supertindent of DeSoto Schools
JKA

Saint Louis, MO

#63 Jun 16, 2012
ex employee you are a hateful scorned person with a axe to grind !!
Ex-Employee

United States

#64 Jun 18, 2012
JKA wrote:
ex employee you are a hateful scorned person with a axe to grind !!
Actually no, just a retiree that feels VERY fortunate to have left prior to things really getting bad but feels sad for students & employees that had to/and will continue to deal with the lack of ethics & managerial skills of Arbeitman. The District had made SO MUCH progress during the years that Noble was sup; that it is a REAL shame to see so much backsliding in the last 5 years. When talking to people who are still in the trenches, the morale is horrible District wide--not just at Athena. Hopefully Dr. Burkeen can begin to turn things around since she was in the administrative office during the Noble years & has him as a role model. Good Luck to DeSoto School District to regain pride & self respect for the best of DeSoto students!!!
Really

High Ridge, MO

#65 Jun 18, 2012
All I can say is.....May 18, 2012, graduation was the best night. Good luck DeSoto schools, so glad we are OUT of there!
Gwen

Warrenton, MO

#66 Jun 18, 2012
I've been reading this & waiting for someone to actually say what exactually Arbeitman is being charged with? ya know we all make or have made someone mad in our lives!(fact) we've all been preoccupied at sometime & have missed, ignored, or came off snooty..(fact) we all everyone of us makes mistakes!(fact) but here's the catch it depends on who sees it, who hears about it, & how far it's been stretched! AND IN THIS TOWN (i was born & raised) IT DEPENDS IF Th EY ARE BIG WIGS!!!!!!!!!! as to how it will be handeled! open your eyes !!!! he ruffled some feathers (and you know who you are)......AND IT'S TURNED INTO A LYNCH MOB! we really need to take the time to know our neighbor's..... OR YOU COULD BE NEXT!!!!! I STAND BEHIND MR. ARBEITMAN ...100% and yes I TOOK THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW HIM.........
JKA

Saint Louis, MO

#67 Jun 18, 2012
Gwen wrote:
I've been reading this & waiting for someone to actually say what exactually Arbeitman is being charged with? ya know we all make or have made someone mad in our lives!(fact) we've all been preoccupied at sometime & have missed, ignored, or came off snooty..(fact) we all everyone of us makes mistakes!(fact) but here's the catch it depends on who sees it, who hears about it, & how far it's been stretched! AND IN THIS TOWN (i was born & raised) IT DEPENDS IF Th EY ARE BIG WIGS!!!!!!!!!! as to how it will be handeled! open your eyes !!!! he ruffled some feathers (and you know who you are)......AND IT'S TURNED INTO A LYNCH MOB! we really need to take the time to know our neighbor's..... OR YOU COULD BE NEXT!!!!! I STAND BEHIND MR. ARBEITMAN ...100% and yes I TOOK THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW HIM.........
agree with you no one seems to know what he is charged with , and theses accusation are just not enough anyone can say anything they want that doesn't mean that it is true and your right people in this Town stick with the big wigs rather it's right or wrong it's the ol but buddy system in this town. Good ol D town and the people that think they own it makes me sick
Local resident

Saint Louis, MO

#68 Jun 18, 2012
In response to Gwen's statement that she took the time to know him well all I can say is you must not have taken very much time. My motto is Andy J must not stay.
Gwen

Warrenton, MO

#69 Jun 18, 2012
i see we have a commedian on site...but i'm not laughing, evidently you must be one of those....(lOCAL RESIDENT) YES I GOT TO KNOW HIM!!! i had my disagreements with him but if you take the time to speak not yell, or demand, that's called negotiations (FYI) but some people sulk & then collet the lynch mob... SO MUCH FOR THE POET!
JohnA

Saint Louis, MO

#70 Jun 18, 2012
You can thank your school board members for the lack of ethics, lack of accountablility and the lack professionalism that has been allowed in the DeSoto School Disrict.
School board members must hold schools and school officials accountable. They are the ones who hired him and overseed his actions. The next time you vote for a school board member, take in consideration the canidates motives. Although a few members run to serve the district, most are on an ego and power trip and enjoy the perks. They are out of touch or just don't care.
Local resident

Saint Louis, MO

#71 Jun 18, 2012
Sure blame the school board! Andy J. turned out not to be the person the board thought they interviewed. Being fake was Andy J's mistake.
JKAWay

Saint Louis, MO

#72 Jun 19, 2012
Local resident wrote:
Sure blame the school board! Andy J. turned out not to be the person the board thought they interviewed. Being fake was Andy J's mistake.
you mean not kissing the right people's ass was his mistake ,
Ex-Employee

United States

#73 Jun 19, 2012
JKAWay wrote:
<quoted text> you mean not kissing the right people's ass was his mistake ,
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Noooooo, Andy J's mistake was being about himself, his image, and NOT about what is right for students and the community. I do believe the Board became complacent, forgetting to talk w/the people in the trenches--students, teachers, bus drivers, custodians, etc.---the Board became dependent on what the administrators told them. In this case there was power over many of the building administrators and either the truth was not evident or the Board chose to ignore the signs.
JohnA

Saint Louis, MO

#74 Jun 19, 2012
I think a lot of staff and parents communicated to the board their concerns but were ignored. It was rare to see a school board member in the buildings. I do believe Andy's true calling should have been Hollywood. He can fake tears pretty well.
JKAWay

Saint Louis, MO

#75 Jun 19, 2012
DHSKID wrote:
FACT-----His 16 year old daughter has a 22 year old boyfriend. She brags that her parents allow her to have sex with him! Just open your ears at school and you will hear her spew the favortism she recieves.
No not a fact another lie her boyfriend just graduated this year from De Soto he is not 22 more like 19 or 20 and I doubt the rest of you FACT is true ! And if you were a kid at De Soto you would have known this ,
Really

High Ridge, MO

#76 Jun 19, 2012
so.....bottom line is no one knows what he was charged with, no one who knows him all too well is willing or able to tell us, so until we know the facts, opinions are like buttholes, everyone's got one
kay

Saint Louis, MO

#77 Jun 19, 2012
Really wrote:
so.....bottom line is no one knows what he was charged with, no one who knows him all too well is willing or able to tell us, so until we know the facts, opinions are like buttholes, everyone's got one
Couln Not Agree With you More !!!!!!
kay

Saint Louis, MO

#78 Jun 19, 2012
Really wrote:
so.....bottom line is no one knows what he was charged with, no one who knows him all too well is willing or able to tell us, so until we know the facts, opinions are like buttholes, everyone's got one
I Mean Could Not Agree With you More !!!

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#79 Jun 19, 2012
yea idk
Just Saying

Saint Louis, MO

#80 Jun 19, 2012
Lets face it. Andy J must move on. He will never be respected in this district. You can not put your principles against each other like our supertindent was so good at doing. Someone wrote the other day that we need to get back to the Terry Noble era when the word respect meant something. Andy J. you have made our district the laughing stock of Missouri.
Kay

Saint Louis, MO

#81 Jun 19, 2012
Just Saying wrote:
Lets face it. Andy J must move on. He will never be respected in this district. You can not put your principles against each other like our supertindent was so good at doing. Someone wrote the other day that we need to get back to the Terry Noble era when the word respect meant something. Andy J. you have made our district the laughing stock of Missouri.
no he has not ! Noble was not that great he left you for more money ! and he to had his faults
Kay

Saint Louis, MO

#82 Jun 19, 2012
Just Saying wrote:
Lets face it. Andy J must move on. He will never be respected in this district. You can not put your principles against each other like our supertindent was so good at doing. Someone wrote the other day that we need to get back to the Terry Noble era when the word respect meant something. Andy J. you have made our district the laughing stock of Missouri.
No he has not ! Noble was not so great he left you for more money and he had his faults too he and hasty came in here and cut cut cut if you were not a teacher you were not important to the district , he out sourced the cooks, hired chart wells and the food is worse than ever he was always in his office you rarely saw him out at any of the buildings ,

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