VVSD House of Cards
Through_the_Grap evine

Bolingbrook, IL

#1 Mar 2, 2013
It is ready to fall down. Going to be extremely interesting. I hope Quiqley and his boys also resign. Will we get the $67K back?
Tom

Warrenville, IL

#2 Mar 8, 2013
I'd love to know more.

Would you care to share some details?
Kevin Ray

Romeoville, IL

#3 Mar 13, 2013
Administration being looked into by high level state officials. Not sure why. Cant be a good thing.
Resident

Oswego, IL

#4 Mar 14, 2013
Kevin Ray wrote:
Administration being looked into by high level state officials. Not sure why. Cant be a good thing.
Could it be because so many people complained to investigative reporters (Sun Times, Trib, and TV news channels) about the money that was "left out" of Dr Mitchem's contract?

I've heard rumors from several people that they may be moving out of IL. Not sure if the rumors are true or not but it sure adds fuel to the fire.
VVSD Mom

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 14, 2013
Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Could it be because so many people complained to investigative reporters (Sun Times, Trib, and TV news channels) about the money that was "left out" of Dr Mitchem's contract?
I've heard rumors from several people that they may be moving out of IL. Not sure if the rumors are true or not but it sure adds fuel to the fire.
Resident - Who is it that may be moving out of Illinois? Thanks...
Another Resident

Elmhurst, IL

#6 Mar 15, 2013
VVSD Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Resident - Who is it that may be moving out of Illinois? Thanks...
I also heard that Mitchem is considering moving out west.
Mke kenny

Bridgman, MI

#7 Mar 18, 2013
Hes not stupid.... Take that sack of cash he stole from the taxpayers and run away! Great job you did you prick. Failing school system. Whats next? Pay raises and more benefits for the teachers? Wake up! Stop crying!! Start teaching!!! Then ask for a raise!!!!!
Carol britten

Bridgman, MI

#8 Mar 22, 2013
Mke kenny wrote:
Hes not stupid.... Take that sack of cash he stole from the taxpayers and run away! Great job you did you prick. Failing school system. Whats next? Pay raises and more benefits for the teachers? Wake up! Stop crying!! Start teaching!!! Then ask for a raise!!!!!
If these teachers think they have it so bad here Leave!! Pack your things and go away! There are hundreds of hard working teachers waiting to fill your position.
Time to go

Naperville, IL

#9 Mar 24, 2013
-Added over 20 in experienced administrators average of 98k per year
-protege at RHS already sued once and lost and several pending. Some for sexual harassment
-insane amount of spending on useless computer programs with sketchy data
-pending lawsuits against Mitchem
-AYP dropped over 21 points at BHS under Mitchem and now he's Supt
-Took 67k for a doctorate he never got. Never completed his discertation and Argosy doesn't have an accreditted doctorale program.
-appoints non-qualified people with little to no teaching experience to administrative positions because their his pets
-90/10 never been done or successful in a school district. One charter in Texas with hand picked students. All Mitchem theory. Why do think my son had a 3.8 GPA and a 17 on his ACT? No retakes in college or real life
-is a former PE teacher who met his wife while she was a 17 year old student at RHS and he was married.
-school board knows most if not all of this and hopes you don't

-vote for change
-show up to school board meetings
-ask questions
-know who's dictating policy
Taxpayer

Hinsdale, IL

#10 Mar 25, 2013
Time to go wrote:
-Added over 20 in experienced administrators average of 98k per year
-protege at RHS already sued once and lost and several pending. Some for sexual harassment
-insane amount of spending on useless computer programs with sketchy data
-pending lawsuits against Mitchem
-AYP dropped over 21 points at BHS under Mitchem and now he's Supt
-Took 67k for a doctorate he never got. Never completed his discertation and Argosy doesn't have an accreditted doctorale program.
-appoints non-qualified people with little to no teaching experience to administrative positions because their his pets
-90/10 never been done or successful in a school district. One charter in Texas with hand picked students. All Mitchem theory. Why do think my son had a 3.8 GPA and a 17 on his ACT? No retakes in college or real life
-is a former PE teacher who met his wife while she was a 17 year old student at RHS and he was married.
-school board knows most if not all of this and hopes you don't
-vote for change
-show up to school board meetings
-ask questions
-know who's dictating policy
Very interesting about the degree.

http://www.argosy.edu/locations/chicago-schau...

"This program DOES NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any state in the United States. This program is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of students who are already certified, licensed or endorsed and for students who are interested in pursuing these degrees for reasons other than obtaining teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement. Additionally, the credits earned through participating in this program offered by Argosy University are unlikely to be transferable to any other similar program that is approved for teacher or administrator certification, licensure or endorsement in any State. "
Kevin Ray

Bridgman, MI

#11 Mar 25, 2013
So are you saying that he got the 67k bonus and never earned the degree?
Maureen McCormick

Bridgman, MI

#12 Apr 7, 2013
The voters will speak on tuesday.
Say What

Bolingbrook, IL

#13 Apr 9, 2013
Hmm looks like the voters voted and think district is Going in the right direction
Parent

Lockport, IL

#14 Apr 11, 2013
Say What wrote:
Hmm looks like the voters voted and think district is Going in the right direction
Curious why you say that. There are 2 new people on the board. The voters failed to re-elect the former Chicago Bear player and chose two new members both from Bolingbrook and endorsed by Roger and his party.

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