Elementary Principal Under Investigat...

Elementary Principal Under Investigation for Possible Cover-Up

There are 438 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Jul 19, 2010, titled Elementary Principal Under Investigation for Possible Cover-Up. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

The principal of Randleman Elementary is under investigation by the SBI for possibly covering up illegal sexual behavior by a teacher's assistant.

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RCS Insider

Graham, NC

#205 Jul 21, 2010
Fire Donald Andrews wrote:
If the principal covered this up then you can look to Donald Andrews as the one who told her to do so.
He is a slimy little man who operates on the basis of don't tell until you have to then try to blame the situation on someone else. Donald Andrews is a snake in the grass who creates havoc and then leaves someone else holding the bag. We need to do everything we can to get him out of our schools.
He has no morals and once you cross him he will make your life hell. Call your board of education members nd let them know it is time for Donald to go. We can't afford any more of his corrupt leadership.
Andrews needs to be fired for his involvement with this cover-up and his inability to lead this or any other county. There's a reason why he is even in Randolph County because he was no longer wanted in his previous position as superintendent.

His inability to put together a coherent sentence regarding current educational issues should be a clue that maybe he isn't the right man for the job.
RCS County Office

Graham, NC

#208 Jul 21, 2010
Being an employee at the county office level in Randolph County Schools snd privy to "inside information"...I can tell you that not all the claims agaisnt other principals that have been dragged into this forum are completely true.

I would caution all of us to be careful of airing personal grievances that we've had with some of the principals within the district. It is true that some of the principals that have left did not "sit well" with Andrews and not because of scandals but because of their independent thinking and ability to accomplish things despite the low level of leadership from Andrews.

Attacking the personal lives of these individuals after they've moved on makes it more about personal issues that we've had with individual leaders and less about their ability to attain goals set forth by individual School Improvement Plans and running the schools on a daily basis.

Making accusations and statements that are speculation and gossip and of a personal hatred in nature places us in the lowest places of humanity. We all deserve better than that.

Since: Jan 10

Wheeling, IL

#209 Jul 21, 2010
RCS County Office wrote:
Being an employee at the county office level in Randolph County Schools snd privy to "inside information"...I can tell you that not all the claims agaisnt other principals that have been dragged into this forum are completely true.
I would caution all of us to be careful of airing personal grievances that we've had with some of the principals within the district. It is true that some of the principals that have left did not "sit well" with Andrews and not because of scandals but because of their independent thinking and ability to accomplish things despite the low level of leadership from Andrews.
Attacking the personal lives of these individuals after they've moved on makes it more about personal issues that we've had with individual leaders and less about their ability to attain goals set forth by individual School Improvement Plans and running the schools on a daily basis.
Making accusations and statements that are speculation and gossip and of a personal hatred in nature places us in the lowest places of humanity. We all deserve better than that.
Again, without a dog in the fight, let me illustrate the obvious issue with the post above....
As a RCS Office employee, you state that "not all the claims against other principals... are completely true." You don't say that all claims are false. In other words, a certain amount of the claims are indeed accurate. Of course you would know since you have "inside information". I have to wonder how your employer feels about your "inside information" and your comments on a public forum. I'm not talking about your supervisor - I'm talking about the taxpayers that provide your salary. Why is a county employee posting on an internet forum during working hours? Hmmmm

Then I read this shocking statement, "I would caution all of us to be careful of airing personal grievances..." That sounds like a threat from a county employee. Does your position with the county put you in a position to cause problems for those who would dare exercise their free speech, even if it's contrary to your beliefs and opinions. For a county employee to communicate such a veiled threat is troubling - and it smacks of all the points and accusations leveled at RCS and the administrators. If you cannot hide the information and you refuse to communicate effectively with parents and taxpayers, then you'll simply threaten those that would speak out against you. Welcome to communism 101.
Charlie

High Point, NC

#210 Jul 21, 2010
You are right not all claims are correct about SWRHS add this on to it... that at SWRHS nothing about the DRUG issue has ever been said!!!!!!!!!! Yes just another cover up by Andrews... Reports are on file at the RC Sheriff's office!!!
Get to Work

United States

#211 Jul 21, 2010
RCS County Office wrote:
Being an employee at the county office level in Randolph County Schools snd privy to "inside information"...I can tell you that not all the claims agaisnt other principals that have been dragged into this forum are completely true.
I would caution all of us to be careful of airing personal grievances that we've had with some of the principals within the district. It is true that some of the principals that have left did not "sit well" with Andrews and not because of scandals but because of their independent thinking and ability to accomplish things despite the low level of leadership from Andrews.
Attacking the personal lives of these individuals after they've moved on makes it more about personal issues that we've had with individual leaders and less about their ability to attain goals set forth by individual School Improvement Plans and running the schools on a daily basis.
Making accusations and statements that are speculation and gossip and of a personal hatred in nature places us in the lowest places of humanity. We all deserve better than that.
Please realize that you are posting to a forum during working hours. You should realize that you are spending taxpayer money by obviously not doing your own job. That is completely unacceptable. Things like this should be handled at home, not on my dime.
Billy

High Point, NC

#212 Jul 21, 2010
Amen
Get to Work

United States

#213 Jul 21, 2010
Charlie wrote:
You are right not all claims are correct about SWRHS add this on to it... that at SWRHS nothing about the DRUG issue has ever been said!!!!!!!!!! Yes just another cover up by Andrews... Reports are on file at the RC Sheriff's office!!!
Vecchione covered up a lot of things. My children went to school there.
In the Know

High Point, NC

#214 Jul 21, 2010
Get to Work wrote:
<quoted text>
Vecchione covered up a lot of things. My children went to school there.
Here Again....Do you think that things may have been covered up based on the guidance, instruction, and demands of Donald Andrews? I think the only answer is an astounding YES!
JEFF Randleman

AOL

#217 Jul 21, 2010
concernedresident wrote:
i hope the school makes sure Mrs. Lineberry never works atthis school again
Well I personally want to THANK Mrs. Lineberry for all she does for our school and our children! Thanks for standing up for the children and staff as well!
JEFF Randleman

AOL

#218 Jul 21, 2010
callie Lilly wrote:
This story about Melanie Curtis doesn't surprise me at all. She was shady when she was a teacher with GCS and worthless when with Rockingham County Schools. They would do the students a favor and reassign her to a closet or as bathroom monitor(after school, not when kids are there). They need to keep her totally away from children. She doesn't see anything wrong in keeping childrens' possessions (illegally), why would she stop a pedophile? She is less than trustworthy with children, in fact I wouldn't trust her to train one of my pets. I think it's great that Randolph schools has removed her and her picture, now they just need to be done with her altogether.
...And, yes, I personally know Curtis the "type" of person she is, first hand. Life is too short to subject any children, families or ....people, in general, to the likes of Melanie Curtis.
WE could not have said it any better!!! You apparently know her like we all do! She likes to have it all her way or no way......without regards to proper protocal!
Jeffery Owen

New London, NC

#219 Jul 21, 2010
Frustrated Parent wrote:
As I see itm, here are a couple of facts:
1. Guy was charged, but not yet convicted. Probably something happened or he most likely wouldn't be in jail (origanally picked up for stuff on his computer). Unfortunately, this guy has rights causing school not to be able to notify parents (guy would sue school for defamation etc...if was not convicted of anything.) If he is found guilty..he will burn in hell. IF he is not found guilty half the posts on here are bullcrap.
2. Principle was most likely following the correct chain of command & rules over this incident. SBI is involved to make sure that was the case. If not she & the superitendent are gone. Until then, any opinions on this post are just that....opinions.
3. THis whole thing should be about the kids, but most the posts on here are about everything else. Being about the kids shouldn't mean rushing to judgement, making comments with not all the facts...etc.. THere is not one person on here that knows the facts of what happened. If they did, they would be down at the sherrifs office giving a deposition & not posting on here.
4. I believe that an accusation by a RES parent didn't come out about this guy touching a child, until he was arrested for the stuff on his computer. To me the timeing is a little suspect. This is my opinion & I might be wrong...I hope I am.
5. Child predators are sneaky bastards. They interweave themselves into unsuspecting folks lives & casue great harm. The best thing we can do as a group is wait until we see all the facts & courts make their decisions. Then we should be more vigilant about talking to our kids, participating in our kids schools & mnaking sure if anyone dropped the ball in regard to school policy they are diciplined.
Bravo, well said...
Jeffery Owen

New London, NC

#222 Jul 21, 2010
res parent wrote:
does anyone know why 4 teachers got fired for telling mrs curtis that silcox was messing with children?
I would like to know how people find out why people were fired when that is not public knowledge... Maybe someone wants to tell the story their way to make themselves look good...
JEFF Randleman

AOL

#223 Jul 21, 2010
RCS County Office wrote:
Being an employee at the county office level in Randolph County Schools snd privy to "inside information"...I can tell you that not all the claims agaisnt other principals that have been dragged into this forum are completely true.
I would caution all of us to be careful of airing personal grievances that we've had with some of the principals within the district. It is true that some of the principals that have left did not "sit well" with Andrews and not because of scandals but because of their independent thinking and ability to accomplish things despite the low level of leadership from Andrews.
Attacking the personal lives of these individuals after they've moved on makes it more about personal issues that we've had with individual leaders and less about their ability to attain goals set forth by individual School Improvement Plans and running the schools on a daily basis.

Making accusations and statements that are speculation and gossip and of a personal hatred in nature places us in the lowest places of humanity. We all deserve better than that.
Why are you on the computer so early in the morning reading the posts from Fox 8? Isn't there any work to be done at the county office today???? Apparaently this position is not needed and funds can be used for employment of people who have been previously RIF-D! Maybe we should all apply at the County office for a job..........Hmmmmm!
.
Billy

High Point, NC

#224 Jul 21, 2010
You go girl (In the Know)... I agree with you 100%. CAN Andrews [email protected]@ as soon as possible!!!!!!!!!!
He is a SNAKE... not a black snake not a green snake but a cockhead snake!!!
a student in Randleman E

Kernersville, NC

#225 Jul 21, 2010
Liam wrote:
She isn't the only principal that has done things like divide her staff. There is a principal who was asked to leave from RCS to Asheboro City Schools and she's done a horrible job there too. They are just so power hungry at the top. I've seen the principal who was asked to leave RCS scream at children in her office, get right into their face and demand that they apologize to their teachers and seeks out 1 teacher per year to torment. And this principal has a reputation. So, it's not just this Ms. Curtis that parents neded to watch out for.
are you a student at elementary school or a parent?
RCS Employee and Parent

High Point, NC

#226 Jul 21, 2010
Grow A Pair wrote:
<quoted text>
You must either be one of Vecchione's sexutaries, or someone who still works for SWRHS that didn't leave because of Vecchione. Do yourself a favor, move on. A community-wide effort got him fired. Ha, ha, ha.
You must be an idiot! I have never had a personal or intimate relationship with Dr. Vecchione, nor have I ever worked at SWRHS. I am glad that your community-wide effort was a success. Now round up your posse and take it down to the County Office. Maybe you can get rid of Donald Andrews. Ha, ha, ha.
glad he is gone

Greensboro, NC

#227 Jul 21, 2010
In the Know wrote:
<quoted text>
Corruption indeed! I am not fighting for Vecchione, my entire battle and mission is to get rid of Andrews. I just wish people could get past their likes and dislikes for these individual principals and see the big picture. I not only have morals, but high personal standards as well. I do not think an extramarital affair, with a co-worker or anyone else for that matter, is at all acceptable... Meaning that I would NEVER do this myself and would not tolerate it being done by my spouse or find it an acceptable practice by my own children. I just don't see how someone having a relationship with a "consenting adult" has to do with how a school operates or it's academic accomplishments. The only way I could think that it would is if the "act" was done on school grounds, during the normal hours of school operation or at a school sponsored function AND was actually witnessed by an unassuming employee, student or parent. For the record, I am not and will never be an employee of SWRHS.
Then you should talk to the students and adults he took on the Florid field trip. How does it should when the secretary he had the affair with was seen by students coming out of his room at all hours of the night? How is it that just she and he rode together in a personal vechile? How does it sound when they were in a restaurant feeding each other? I guess that was all ok by you. He acted like a dog in heat that he is. This man is forty something years old and the girl is 23. She worked 10 feet from him all day and even left with him during the day. After she was forced to resign
he hardly showed up for work. He could not and did not do his job for salivating after her not that he did a good job before when he was having an affair with other office personal. He is a crooked man who manipulated the facts and figures about the crime rate in the school the drug problems in the school and many other facts. All weapons and drug violations suppose to go to the sheriff's department but he would not allow it to be reported so he would not look bad. The main thing is now he is gone and should have been a long time ago. How do you explain away the fact that he has a child with another staff member from another school and that is how we got him when they got rid of him? It's time for someone to clean up this mess and we should start by getting rid of Donald Andrews and get someone who will hold the employee accountable for their actions. Someone with morals.
In the Know

High Point, NC

#228 Jul 21, 2010
RCS County Office wrote:
Being an employee at the county office level in Randolph County Schools snd privy to "inside information"...I can tell you that not all the claims agaisnt other principals that have been dragged into this forum are completely true.
I would caution all of us to be careful of airing personal grievances that we've had with some of the principals within the district. It is true that some of the principals that have left did not "sit well" with Andrews and not because of scandals but because of their independent thinking and ability to accomplish things despite the low level of leadership from Andrews.
Attacking the personal lives of these individuals after they've moved on makes it more about personal issues that we've had with individual leaders and less about their ability to attain goals set forth by individual School Improvement Plans and running the schools on a daily basis.
Making accusations and statements that are speculation and gossip and of a personal hatred in nature places us in the lowest places of humanity. We all deserve better than that.
While you are on here, could I ask you to do us a favor? Relay a message to your boss... Please tell Mr. Andrews to make this easy on everyone and resign his postition. All of his "personal grievences" are adding up and combining for what is more than likely leading to one nasty, but very intersting court assisted ousting. If you can accomplish this task, I am more than willing to overlook how my tax dollars we misused. Thank You!
taxpayer

Greensboro, NC

#229 Jul 21, 2010
RCS County Office wrote:
Being an employee at the county office level in Randolph County Schools snd privy to "inside information"...I can tell you that not all the claims agaisnt other principals that have been dragged into this forum are completely true.
I would caution all of us to be careful of airing personal grievances that we've had with some of the principals within the district. It is true that some of the principals that have left did not "sit well" with Andrews and not because of scandals but because of their independent thinking and ability to accomplish things despite the low level of leadership from Andrews.
Attacking the personal lives of these individuals after they've moved on makes it more about personal issues that we've had with individual leaders and less about their ability to attain goals set forth by individual School Improvement Plans and running the schools on a daily basis.
Making accusations and statements that are speculation and gossip and of a personal hatred in nature places us in the lowest places of humanity. We all deserve better than that.
Why are you on this forum during work hours which is against policy. Get back to work.
You are wasting my tax dollars. I guess Donald can sweep it under the rug if you get in trouble.
NOT ON MY DIME

Greensboro, NC

#230 Jul 21, 2010
RCS County Office wrote:
Being an employee at the county office level in Randolph County Schools snd privy to "inside information"...I can tell you that not all the claims agaisnt other principals that have been dragged into this forum are completely true.
I would caution all of us to be careful of airing personal grievances that we've had with some of the principals within the district. It is true that some of the principals that have left did not "sit well" with Andrews and not because of scandals but because of their independent thinking and ability to accomplish things despite the low level of leadership from Andrews.
Attacking the personal lives of these individuals after they've moved on makes it more about personal issues that we've had with individual leaders and less about their ability to attain goals set forth by individual School Improvement Plans and running the schools on a daily basis.
Making accusations and statements that are speculation and gossip and of a personal hatred in nature places us in the lowest places of humanity. We all deserve better than that.
GET YOURSELF BACK TO WORK. YOU ARE BEING PAID WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS. I WANT MORE FOR MY MONEY THAN WHAT DONALD IS PROVIDING WITH HIS OUTRAGEOUS SALARY. DO YOU WANT TO BE IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE WITH HIM? EVIDENTLY YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH WORK TO KEEP YOU BUSY. MAYBE YOUR SALARY CAN GO TO PAY FOR SOME OF THE PEOPLE LET GO BECAUSE OF BUDGET ISSUES.

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