HSE e-mail to 'clarify' termination

HSE e-mail to 'clarify' termination

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The Real Reason

Florence, KY

#21 Feb 28, 2008
If Raimondi didn't carry out the will of the Board with respect to dificult personnel issues she should have been fired. So many teachers in our schools are simply just poor excuses for educators. A compensation plan should be in place that rewards teachers for teaching every student not just the brightest ones. Pay raises simply for time served should be outlawed. There I said it, the Emperor has no clothes.
Howabout

Fishers, IN

#22 Feb 28, 2008
Even if the deadline is over, can't we still vote in someone as a "write in" candidate. Surely there are competent people who are willing to run now. Either that, or what next, just fire anyone for not doing what you want? This is really odd and scary.

Who would want to be supperintendent here now? Not much security!
Follow Up

Falmouth, KY

#23 Feb 28, 2008
Shocked at FHSdad wrote:
I can't speak for the other people but Mike Reuter is as good as they come in what he does. It is amazing how incompetent people in education are when it comes to the business side of things. He runs the corporation amazingly well from a business standpoint. So many corporations don't have anyone near the capability of Mike Reuter and suffer dearly for it. To get rid of him would be an incredibly bad decision.
While this is true, it gets complicated when you start looking at how personal and professional relationship intertwine. Ultimately you have to be true to your responsibilities as a professional especially when in charge of public tax funds. Not saying he does or does not, but I think some relationships exist that cloud the picture immensely.
INDY

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Feb 28, 2008
NO WONDER OUR TAXES ARE SO HIGH. THESE SCHOOL BOARDS ARE CAUSING THE PROBLEM..LOOK WHAT THEY
ARE COSTING THE TAXPAYERS..IF SHE COULD NOT HANDLE
THE JOB THEN WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BUY HER OUT..NO
SHE WAS DOING HER JOB BUT SCHOOL BOARD IS NOT.
REMINDS ME OF PERRY TOWNSHIP OF MARION COUNTY
WHAT THE SCHOOL BOARD THERE COST THE TAXPAYERS.
OF COURSE THEY DO NOT CARE IT IS NOT THERE MONEY..
THESE SCHOOL BOARDS SHOULD HAVE A SLOGAN
"SCREW THE TAXPAYERS""" """"" """"" """"" """"" """"" "''
Stay Focused

Falmouth, KY

#25 Feb 28, 2008
Shocked at FHSdad wrote:
I can't speak for the other people but Mike Reuter is as good as they come in what he does. It is amazing how incompetent people in education are when it comes to the business side of things. He runs the corporation amazingly well from a business standpoint. So many corporations don't have anyone near the capability of Mike Reuter and suffer dearly for it. To get rid of him would be an incredibly bad decision.
It is my understanding that you are correct about Reuter's ability to financially manage the district. And yes, while there are many people in the education busy that do not perform to desired and expected levels of competence, this is not unique to just this profession. How many times have we seen big business squander millions in poor business decisions? Look at what so many in government do with funds. It is not at all contained within the schools. Many people think that just because they went to school and pay taxes which fund school, it makes them somehow qualified to make accurate statements about the complexity of run such a large, legislatively burdened, social organization. Just because I have been to the doctor's office many times, it does not mean I am at all qualified in the profession.

In the business environment, if you receive poor supplies you can send them back, get new ones, etc. In education, you have to take them with whatever baggage they come with. I think it would be irresponsible to say that parents are incompetent because they cannot get their kids to come to school ready to learn each and every day. Yet it happens every day, every class period. Is the parent incompetent? You have likely told the kids time and time again to do or not do something...yet it happens. Are you incompetent?

Why would education people be business-minded on a large scale basis? Why are business people not fully aware of how education functions on a daily basis and the challenge of moving such a complex social function? When you live in a priveleged community it is hard to see how the inequities of many impact this social institution. If it was easy and so overpaid why are more people not flocking to it?
Trouble in Gotham

Evansville, IN

#26 Feb 28, 2008
Great memo to the parents of HSE.

All it did was convince some to recommend firing alot of central office staff, move on to recuiting another HSE superintendent and know our little Peyton place is no longer.

We could have accepted an affair or abuse of power but this bull takes the cake.
interested

United States

#27 Feb 28, 2008
Follow Up wrote:
<quoted text>
While this is true, it gets complicated when you start looking at how personal and professional relationship intertwine. Ultimately you have to be true to your responsibilities as a professional especially when in charge of public tax funds. Not saying he does or does not, but I think some relationships exist that cloud the picture immensely.
This is a sad time for HSE. It is clear that personal or professional vendettas resulted in the firing of Dr. Raimondi. Remember that Rich Hogue wanted to be superintendent and was passed over twice. He and his buddies, Mike Reuter and Roger Norris, are the ones still standing. The bullies have prevailed and the decency and integrity is gone.
The Real Reason

Florence, KY

#28 Feb 29, 2008
Stay Focused wrote:
I think it would be irresponsible to say that parents are incompetent because they cannot get their kids to come to school ready to learn each and every day. Yet it happens every day, every class period. Is the parent incompetent? You have likely told the kids time and time again to do or not do something...yet it happens. Are you incompetent?
You assume that this is something new. What happened to the days when teachers knew how to keep the class focused on learning? Oh, that went out the door when discipline became a luxury we can't afford due to litigation concerns. BUT, we can afford to buy out the contracts of those at the top. The admins that threatened to quit should have been shown the door as well. The School Board has demonstrated a weakness. They have my vote of "no confidence".
FHS

AOL

#29 Feb 29, 2008
I have to agree with most parents. This email explanation from the school board really does nothing to clarify things. I think it's a pretty poor attempt at CYA. If these "fissures" have been around for such a long time, why the vote to raise her salary and extend her contract? Something still does not add up here.
Lacking Leadership

United States

#30 Feb 29, 2008
FHS wrote:
I have to agree with most parents. This email explanation from the school board really does nothing to clarify things. I think it's a pretty poor attempt at CYA. If these "fissures" have been around for such a long time, why the vote to raise her salary and extend her contract? Something still does not add up here.
Total agreement. Vague references and unnamed sources is
what I think of it.
Speak the Truth

Indianapolis, IN

#31 Feb 29, 2008
interested wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a sad time for HSE. It is clear that personal or professional vendettas resulted in the firing of Dr. Raimondi. Remember that Rich Hogue wanted to be superintendent and was passed over twice. He and his buddies, Mike Reuter and Roger Norris, are the ones still standing. The bullies have prevailed and the decency and integrity is gone.
Whoever you are, you are speaking the truth about these central administrators that are known by many of us because we have resided in Fishers for over a decade or longer. It seems as if none of the school board members ever realize or face the facts about their viciousness toward others which contines to hold the school corporation from its richest achievements.
Durbin Mom

AOL

#32 Mar 7, 2008
What part didn't the HSE Board get right? Our school system is large compared to many. With all of the private schools and satellite schools being formed in our district, you'd think the Board would support the administration of someone looking out for our children's best educational interests, not the almighty dollar. When and where did Mike Reuter receive his degree? Children don't have a dollar sign attached to their heads but rather a brain and a heart in need of educational nourishing. I'm sorry our vote was a part of this grave error.
USAF_Vet

Indianapolis, IN

#33 Mar 8, 2008
Durbin Mom wrote:
I'm sorry our vote was a part of this grave error.
You know what to do when you vote the next election. Vote the bums out.
Fishers Mom

Greenfield, IN

#34 Oct 29, 2010
Fishers Soccer Mom wrote:
Katrina Hockemeyer and Bob Keck were behind this one. If you know them, ask them. Keck isn't running for re-election, thank goodness, but Katrina has two more years. How much more damage will she do as she tries to advance her personal agenda? I wonder who else is on Katrina's hit list? Principals - beware!! Is she looking out for the best interests of all our children, or just hers? I will do all I can to make sure she is not re-elected.
Katrina, ask your constituents their opinions and don't dig up dirt where there is none. It only makes you look bad, and it reflects on the rest of our community.
I completely agree. Mark my words, Katrina definitely has a personal agenda. And she does have a hit list.......... She is sooooo lost. Perhaps someone should dig the dirt on her b/c she has 'dirt'. It's unfortunate she is in a position of control. God help our children.
trust her

Indianapolis, IN

#35 Jan 26, 2013
Dr. Kathryn Loy Fletcher of Ball State Drove Drunk With Child in car which is a Class D felony. She is an HSE parent. Charges: Fletcher, Kathryn Loy Citation StatuteLevelDate1. 9-30-5-3(a) (2)/FD: Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated; Passenger Under (18) Years of Age. C14651569-30-5-3(a)(2) Felony D. 04/05/20112. 9-30-5-2(a);(b)/M A: Operating While Intoxicated Endangering a PersonC14651569-30-5-2(a);(b)M isdemeanor Class A04/05/20113. 9-30-5-1(a)/MC: Oper Veh w/ Alcohol Concentration Equivalent to at Least .08 but Less than .15C14651569-30-5-1(a)Misdemea nor Class C04/05/2011Events & Orders of the Court.

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