Schools chief ousted in East End row

Schools chief ousted in East End row

There are 30 comments on the Newsday.com story from Oct 18, 2005, titled Schools chief ousted in East End row. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

After nearly two years' turmoil in this tiny East End district, the Oysterponds School Board last night appointed a veteran area administrator to replace its embattled superintendent, Rita Mattus.

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Orienter

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#1 Feb 5, 2006
Well Oysterponds did the same rotten thing that East Meadow did. They gave mattus a glowing letter of recommendation. I feel that schools should be held responsible for misleading another school district!
eastmarionier

Cross River, NY

#2 Sep 10, 2006
Mattus should have been removed before the september 2004 school year.
Stalking Bear

West Hempstead, NY

#4 Aug 15, 2007
eastmarionier wrote:
Mattus should have been removed before the september 2004 school year.
With Mattus gone the taxes have gone up and the scores have gone down. I guess we get what we paid for.
Rita

Levittown, NY

#5 Aug 31, 2007
Rita's educational career ended when they changed the locks at Oysterponds School.
Orient

Oceanside, NY

#6 Jul 19, 2008
is rita mattus still teaching
crapola

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#7 Oct 24, 2008
Orienter wrote:
Well Oysterponds did the same rotten thing that East Meadow did. They gave mattus a glowing letter of recommendation. I feel that schools should be held responsible for misleading another school district!
oh crapola, center moriches just hired her as an associate principal in the high school.
Not a local

Stratford, CT

#8 Oct 24, 2008
I have read every possible article and post that I can without fully subscribing to the Suffolk Times and do not understand why Rita Mattus was fired? Can anyone explain?
North fork

Katonah, NY

#9 Oct 25, 2008
Contact Gary Bixhorn at BOCES. Bixhorn may recommend they remove Mattus after consulting with the district.
naybor

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#10 Nov 19, 2008
mattus is still employed at center moriches i hear and has also retained an attorney to sue the district if they terminate her after 3 weeks employment.
Ruuth_Less

Bridgeport, CT

#11 Dec 11, 2008
Well rita mattus is still here at CMUFSD. and she apparently is taking her frustrations out on our high school kids. Not only is she verbally abusive to them..but also to the parents. how the hell do we get rid of her?
suffolk

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#12 Mar 7, 2009
it seems that mattus is trying to get a contract with CM.
Parent-Greenport

Appleton, WI

#13 Apr 23, 2009
Why does Oysterponds care about Rita Mattus, she has been gone for over 3 years. The test score went up and she was at the job everyday, more than the present superintendent who is teaching at Hofstra and making $175,000 for the now part time job at Oysterponds.
Center Moriches

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#14 Apr 25, 2009
We were afraid of a lawsuit from Rita Mattus so we removed her position. We made the same mistake as Oysterponds. We didn't do an appropriate background check. Mattus will be gone in a few weeks. She will be collecting unemployment once again. Contact Janet Hands in Orient or Kelly Platt in Center Moriches if you are looking to hire Mattus at your school district.
Bobby

Brentwood, NY

#15 May 27, 2009
Orient wrote:
is rita mattus still teaching
Yes mattus is stilll teaching but shes here at Center Moriches High School. She's the worst thing that's happened to us, she just tried to get rid of the most invovled teacher of our school.....SHE'S ONLY BEEN HERE 6 MONTHS!!! WEABSOLUTELY HATE HER!
Aaron

Miller Place, NY

#16 Jun 3, 2009
I completely agree bobby...I was soo happy that the community got together and didn't allow Mattus to get rid of our most involved teacher. It would have set us back at least 10 years.
Terminator

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#17 Jun 10, 2009
Rita Mattus should be set back 10 years. She has been nothing but incompetent in the Center Moriches School District. I can't believe that the Board of Education and Dr James hired her. They are duplicating services by hiring her as the associate principal for the high school which means she is as just as equal as the school principal. She has turned the High School upside down and is not respected by the staff. Now I hear she is being considered for the Instruction and Curiculum Director. Wonder how much more of a pay increase she will get on top of her $115,000 salary ?
sally

Miller Place, NY

#18 Jun 26, 2009
Just heard she is out. Thank God. My son has the Teacher you are all talking about. My son earned a 92 on the Spanish Regents. Bravo ... I know first hand from this town that Rita Mattus tried to get that poor girl fired. She is one of the best Teachers in the building. The best new Teacher by far.
grace

Katonah, NY

#19 Jun 26, 2009
Happy that she is out, where is she working now?
Diane

Miller Place, NY

#20 Jun 29, 2009
grace wrote:
Happy that she is out, where is she working now?
Big secret soon as we know we will post it to warn others
Jean

Greenport, NY

#21 Jun 30, 2009
post it to warn teachers and students

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