Clough one of three finalists for Fon...

Clough one of three finalists for Fonda superintendent job

There are 6 comments on the Watertown Daily Times story from Oct 14, 2012, titled Clough one of three finalists for Fonda superintendent job. In it, Watertown Daily Times reports that:

Superintendent Roger B. Clough II is one of three finalists for a superintendent's position with the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Montgomery County school district.

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Massena, NY

#1 Oct 14, 2012
Check out Massena NY's Topix page...There are many opinions on Mr Clough...I strongly suggest you read some of these post...I feel sorry for your school district if you are even considering hiring this man!!

Massena, NY

#2 Oct 17, 2012
Hey, your doing us a favor by hiring him...We will be able to get rid of him a little sooner...Then maybe our school district can start to get back to normal!! He has cause nothing but trouble and discontent... Hope your school district has a good lawyer, because he loves to file lawsuits.

Massena, NY

#3 Oct 18, 2012
Let's address the letter from the Interim Superintendent on Oct 15.
**Paragraph 1, page 2: "...newspaper articles pictured in video were fabricated." Please review and verify for yourself that all newspaper clippings in the video were actual articles scanned from the newspaper.
**Paragraph 2, page 2: "...we followed the IP trail...and discovered the creator..." Does your Interem Super really think the public is that ignorant? Unless there is a court order, an IP address cannot be release. Or, is the Interim Super admitting to using illegal means to hacking the computer systems?
**Paragraph 6, page 2: "So much for the credibility of the people behind the video." Whose credibility is at stake here? Hmmm, maybe the Interim Super trying too hard to play a game of smoke and mirrors or admitting to illegally tracing IP addresses???
**Paragraph 7, page 2: "...the facts and the conclusions of the investigation..." Seriously, did you watch the video? More than just one person has filed a lawsuit and yet they are only mentioning this one, tainted, investigation? How about the documented legal complaint from nearly 50 teachers facing retaliation and harassment; or, all the principals pleading to the BOE to end the tyranny...just to name a few.
**Parents, educators, community members: Keep up the good fight! Don't allow your school to be brought down by poor management and bullying. Stay vigilant!!!
Former Massena BOE Member

United States

#4 Oct 20, 2012
As a former member of the BOE in Massena, I am very dismayed at how fast things crashed in Massena. Mr Clough did not settle disagreements or dispuets through dialogue. Instead he settled them through vendettas. He brought the district back at least 10 years. I doubt that it will recover any time soon.

If the Fonda-Fultonville district is dumb enough to hire him, you deserve everything that you get. If there are PTA groups out there with a voice, start your research now.

I leave you with this thought:

Can that many people in a district be wrong ? His building principals wrote a letter to the BOE informing them that he was incompetent. That speaks volumes.
Shred it

Massena, NY

#5 Oct 20, 2012
I would certainly hope that the paper supply stores in and around Fonda, NY have enough stationary on hand. The Massena Superintendent had attorneys writing hush letters to members of the community and even 3 letters that were written to 3 BOE members telling them to basically shut up. He even personally called a community member asking them not to talk about him or they would be getting a letter from his attorney.

Ka-ching ka-ching ka-ching

Bridgeport, NY

#6 Oct 23, 2012
Every building principal signed and submitted a letter to the BOE asking for Clough to be replaced due to his lack of leadership and poor choices.
As for newspaper articles, check out the Courier Observer and Watertown Daily Times. They will show a clear picture of Clough and the problems, the lawsuits and the mess that Massena is dealing with.
I personally did not see the YOUTUBE video but will say that the school in Fonda should speak to teachers, parents and students to find out what kind of leader Roger is. Do research online in the local Massena newspapers for the facts.
Don't rely on videos or hearsay. Read for yourself about lawsuits and threats to community members at Board meetings. Read the articles out of the papers!

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