Island Trees school superintendent to...

Island Trees school superintendent to resign

There are 88 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 2, 2009, titled Island Trees school superintendent to resign. In it, Newsday reports that:

Island Trees School District Superintendent James Parla has handed in his resignation and will leave July 1, a date that marks five years of service in the Levittown district.

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gino

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Apr 2, 2009
sounds like another honorable long island school administrator. honorable long island school administrator. now there's an oxymoron.
ZZZZZZZZZ

Bronx, NY

#3 Apr 2, 2009
I guess now we'll hear from the peanut gallery that Joe Laria is part of the cabal!

If Newsday's wrong, Parla's got some libel/slander case!

Is Joe Laria one of the Three Stooges?

Is Joe Laria on the IT school board?

Is Joe Laria lying? Why would he? What's the upside?

Why was Parla eager to leave Island Trees 2 years ago? Nobody knew about the lead problem then... except him and his cronies.

Wait until Newsday begins the investigation of the financial irregularities in the district. That's Part II. Bid-rigging, change orders, conspiracy, on and on and on! Tick,tick,tick...BOOM!!!!!!!!
On the Level

Stratford, CT

#4 Apr 2, 2009
I can't wait to see the idiots try to defend this and any other corrupt information that is going to come from Mr. Parla's closet. I heard the money investigation is next. Can you say change orders. Boy I hope no one signed one of those without first looking at what they were signing!!!!!!!!!

I wonder if this guy from Hempstead is a friend of certain intelligent board members and a concerned resident, that have spread lead the around the basement and brought all of this on the district. How could they try to do something right for our taxpayers? Think really hard and come up with a defense, and start with the name calling because that is the only avenue for a person with NO intelligence can go to. Can you say moron.

Wow look how the wall is crumbling. Last year we lost one. This year we lose the big fish, I think others will follow.

Let me see a guy leaves a district with tenure. A district with 2,700 students, 20 minutes from ones home. Applies for almost every position on Long Island and gets turned down and told to run for the hills. Only thing he took it literally. The district he is going to is around 2 hours from Long Island. They have around 12,000 students, and he is getting paid almost the same money. Wow what an upgrade. Let me see if no one wants you on Long Island. Why would you leave the district??

Is there an investigation out there? Are the environmental Gods (agencies) sending down the "grim reaper" to collect the dead.

Wait this is not over, it has only just begun. I actually can't wait to see the next chapter of this endless saga. Remember you nuts all stood behind him and the others who say they knew nothing. The cat is out of the bag and watch how many people come out of the wood work to to show us the true James Parla. Stand behind the guy who is running for the hills. You know what join him.

Come on FRIENDS OF JIM.

The closet is open

Stratford, CT

#5 Apr 2, 2009
Go to the US District Court Eastern District of NY in Central Islip. Pull out teh following folder.

CV-00010-DRH-ARL

Plaintiff, H**** O****
v.

North Bellmore Union Free School District,
James Parla, Howard Pollitt, Toni Cincoctta, Faith Skelos

Cause:
42:2000e Job Descrimination (Employment)

Nature of Suit:
442 Civil Rights; Jobs

Jurisdition:
Federal Question

I guess this elderly woman is part o the conspiracy too???????

One of many to follow.
I IZ WRITTEe

Stratford, CT

#6 Apr 2, 2009
Hey Buda and Kelty you know you can eat the lead and nothing will happen to you. My child use to have lead poinoning and know he is just fine.

You are just trouble makers. I know you guys killed:

JFK,
RFK,
MLK,
Lincoln,
Tupak,
Biggy Smalls,
and any other homicide that occured on this earth from the begining of time to the end of the world.
On the Level wrote:
I can't wait to see the idiots try to defend this and any other corrupt information that is going to come from Mr. Parla's closet. I heard the money investigation is next. Can you say change orders. Boy I hope no one signed one of those without first looking at what they were signing!!!!!!!!!
I wonder if this guy from Hempstead is a friend of certain intelligent board members and a concerned resident, that have spread lead the around the basement and brought all of this on the district. How could they try to do something right for our taxpayers? Think really hard and come up with a defense, and start with the name calling because that is the only avenue for a person with NO intelligence can go to. Can you say moron.
Wow look how the wall is crumbling. Last year we lost one. This year we lose the big fish, I think others will follow.
Let me see a guy leaves a district with tenure. A district with 2,700 students, 20 minutes from ones home. Applies for almost every position on Long Island and gets turned down and told to run for the hills. Only thing he took it literally. The district he is going to is around 2 hours from Long Island. They have around 12,000 students, and he is getting paid almost the same money. Wow what an upgrade. Let me see if no one wants you on Long Island. Why would you leave the district??
Is there an investigation out there? Are the environmental Gods (agencies) sending down the "grim reaper" to collect the dead.
Wait this is not over, it has only just begun. I actually can't wait to see the next chapter of this endless saga. Remember you nuts all stood behind him and the others who say they knew nothing. The cat is out of the bag and watch how many people come out of the wood work to to show us the true James Parla. Stand behind the guy who is running for the hills. You know what join him.
Come on FRIENDS OF JIM.
I IZ WRITTEe

Stratford, CT

#7 Apr 2, 2009
Buda and Kelty

you guys set him (Parla)up and you are evil. You both discrminated that lady. You are evil you should not have done that to an elderly person, HOW COULD YOU????????
The closet is open wrote:
Go to the US District Court Eastern District of NY in Central Islip. Pull out teh following folder.
CV-00010-DRH-ARL
Plaintiff, H **** O ****
v.
North Bellmore Union Free School District,
James Parla, Howard Pollitt, Toni Cincoctta, Faith Skelos
Cause:
42:2000e Job Descrimination (Employment)
Nature of Suit:
442 Civil Rights; Jobs
Jurisdition:
Federal Question
I guess this elderly woman is part o the conspiracy too???????
One of many to follow.
teacher

Flushing, NY

#8 Apr 3, 2009
No wonder this super was hell-bent on leaving Island Trees. The board sound like the biggest a-hole$.
Slinking Away

Ronkonkoma, NY

#9 Apr 3, 2009
Well it is called 'passing the trash'. An awful superintendent is finally pushed out of a district and...wait for it...winds up on the curb of another school district. Can't one district communicate with another? Can't wait to see the next character who shows up and Island Trees. Remember, due diligence in investigating before you hire is a good thing. Just ask Massapequa. The former superintendent was quite something. Makes for juicy reading.
unbelievable

Jackson, NJ

#10 Apr 3, 2009
This whole thing is an embarrasmemt. We need new people to run this school district. Including getting those out of the board that should not be there. I give creidt to those whom stepped up to the plate and opened up the eyes of the taxpayers to let them know what has been going on here.
karen levittown

Jackson, NJ

#11 Apr 3, 2009
How is this individual now going to speak about our upcoming budget to the public, which is a serious issue for all taxpayers. He will not be a part of our district and therefore has nothing to do with the upcoming budget vote. The board needs to think about having someone else present this issue to the public.
Clear Vision

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Apr 3, 2009
Say goodbye to another worthless administrator who did nothing for three years except search for a new job.

Superintendent pay needs to be based on performance metrics - no solutions = minimal pay. Now the district will whine about how hard it is to attract 'talent' to LI. Get a clue, we don't need 125 separate districts each with their own superintendent and executive staff. Try cutting the districts to 20 and you will have plenty of talent to pick from, and you would be able to reduce salaries since there would be plenty of competition for a few spots.
nonsense

Northport, NY

#13 Apr 3, 2009
Clear Vision wrote:
Say goodbye to another worthless administrator who did nothing for three years except search for a new job.
Superintendent pay needs to be based on performance metrics - no solutions = minimal pay. Now the district will whine about how hard it is to attract 'talent' to LI. Get a clue, we don't need 125 separate districts each with their own superintendent and executive staff. Try cutting the districts to 20 and you will have plenty of talent to pick from, and you would be able to reduce salaries since there would be plenty of competition for a few spots.
If this is what you want, MOVE TO NY City!! They have a wonderful, "merged" school district. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!! Don't like it, GET OUT!
Clear Vision

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Apr 3, 2009
nonsense wrote:
<quoted text>
If this is what you want, MOVE TO NY City!! They have a wonderful, "merged" school district. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!! Don't like it, GET OUT!
A survey of best practices of suburban school districts around the country shows that combined, larger districts provide better classroom education at much lower costs. Long Island school districts are a throw-back to the early 1900's, inefficient, out-dated, and corrupt. We need to change our districts to reflect a more enlightened and modern approach. Twenty districts is more than enough for Nassau and Suffolk.

Change is coming. We can't afford to continue to operate these small isolated inbred districts that have very little accountability and oversight. LI school performance continues to slide when compared to other suburban districts across the nation.

Wake up!
ZZZZZZZZZ

Bronx, NY

#15 Apr 3, 2009
Clear Vision wrote:
<quoted text>
A survey of best practices of suburban school districts around the country shows that combined, larger districts provide better classroom education at much lower costs. Long Island school districts are a throw-back to the early 1900's, inefficient, out-dated, and corrupt. We need to change our districts to reflect a more enlightened and modern approach. Twenty districts is more than enough for Nassau and Suffolk.
Change is coming. We can't afford to continue to operate these small isolated inbred districts that have very little accountability and oversight. LI school performance continues to slide when compared to other suburban districts across the nation.
Wake up!
More and more people are understanding this. There are large suburban Virginia school districts turning out the best and the brightest and there isn't a superintendent and an entire administration every five square miles. Fairfax, Virginia is a prototype for the change we desperately need on Long Island.

Who will oppose this? The unions and superintendents associations, of course.

Long Islanders are finally waking up.

$400K for one Levittown Super & over $200K for the other?

STOP the INSANITY!!

For those of you who will reply "move", that will leave no tax base to continue to support this nonsense because no one is moving onto Long Island because of this insanity! We are here and we have to fix it.
Brenda

Berkeley, CA

#16 Apr 3, 2009
Wow, a story by Laikin that didn't mention you know who! Amazing.
qqqqq

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Apr 3, 2009
ZZZZZZZZZ wrote:
<quoted text>
More and more people are understanding this. There are large suburban Virginia school districts turning out the best and the brightest and there isn't a superintendent and an entire administration every five square miles. Fairfax, Virginia is a prototype for the change we desperately need on Long Island.
Who will oppose this? The unions and superintendents associations, of course.
Long Islanders are finally waking up.
$400K for one Levittown Super & over $200K for the other?
STOP the INSANITY!!
For those of you who will reply "move", that will leave no tax base to continue to support this nonsense because no one is moving onto Long Island because of this insanity! We are here and we have to fix it.
ARE you kidding?grass is not always greener on the other side!
Bill

Berkeley, CA

#18 Apr 3, 2009
ZZZZZZZZZ wrote:
WNobody knew about the lead problem then... except him and his cronies.
What planet do you live on???? This lead problem has been ongoing for over 5 years. It began with SEGERDAHL. Parla inherited it.

I wish Newsday would investigate all the wasted taxpayer dollars over at Nassau County Jail. A former IV drug abuser and alcoholic is currently sitting in MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL with two corrections officers being paid to guard him, while he awaits a LIVER transplant, paid for by US taxpayers!!! Hello??????? Can someone please start investigating these types of things?????? Newsday? Anyone? Or will all the liberals say that criminals who abuse IV drugs and alcohol, and are incarcerated for committing crimes, are entitled to such things???????? His family isn't paying for his medical care, we are. If he was NOT in jail, do you think his family would come up with the cash to pay for such an extreme and expensive procedure? Nope, they'd let him rot.
Shinny Happy People

Stratford, CT

#19 Apr 3, 2009
Good morning chubby, how do you like them apples.:)
Brenda wrote:
Wow, a story by Laikin that didn't mention you know who! Amazing.
dum dum

Huntington, NY

#20 Apr 3, 2009
Give the job to Darth Vader because
he's very popular and doesn't stand for any nonsense from the hate everybody crowd!
Open them big blues

Deer Park, NY

#21 Apr 3, 2009
Will the new super tell Condela how to vote if Holt is not there and what will Ray do .You should come to some of the meetings and watch and You will see who is doing there job and who's not doing there homework I see three members that are trying to do whats best for our children and are asking hard questions and two that couldn't ask Parla how to vote and one that did . Shame on Us if We allow these board members to flush our tax dollar away { Ray try to vote on whats best for this community] Some one wake Me i was dreaming

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