Richmond School Again

Lenox, MA

#1 Apr 9, 2012
Ballen strikes again in saddling the people of Richmond with the worst pricipal ever. At the school committee meeting last week, Dumbo was called out for not understanding what she's doing. She took offense but shouldn't have because her accuser was being a little kind. She should have declared Dumbo has no freakin idea of what she's doing. She has a lot of gall looking to take a $5000 raise next year, it should go to all those that do her work for her and she should give back what she's overpaid now. Her only friend over there is the lunch lady and she's only using Dumbo in hopes that she can go off on the school trip like she usually does instead of staying where she belongs and do her job. The exodus continues and closing is just around the corner, a fitting end for those that allowed all those idiots destroy a good thing. Yeah the answer's another over paid not needed superintendent, he or she will combine with the one Dumbo in place to make a matching set.
truth be told

Pittsfield, MA

#2 May 10, 2012
What are you talking about? Why is BBallen not allowed into the school anymore? Is there a hidden secret or scandal not exposed yet? What the heck has happened there and why is everyone holding their breath about whether Hancock and New Ashford will join Northern Berkshire District and leave Richmond in the lurch. How many Teachers have exited so far and why is the pastoral scenery not transferring to inside that building?
Fall timebro

Northville, NY

#3 May 10, 2012
You both sound about as smart as a box of rocks
truth be told

Pittsfield, MA

#4 May 11, 2012
Thank you for your enlightening comment, Fall. How sad that you have nothing to really say about the matter at hand..... The continuing education of children at the Richmond School and why it is even in question at this time. Rocks have a reason to take note as to why such a beautiful school has been degraded within. Maybe you can only throw rocks, or words because you have no other way to protect yourself or others with the facts.
Andrew Stevens

Pittsfield, MA

#5 May 11, 2012
Stop resisting the inevitable, you idiots. Schools will be combined because it makes it easier for the masters to control the curriculum. What makes you local yokels think you're so special? Your kids will get the same indoctrination as the rest of the kids in the county. The government owns your children, not you. And that's the way it should be. Aren't you people smart enough to be liberals like me?

Northville, NY

#6 May 11, 2012
Bitter parents..
karmic retribution

Pittsfield, MA

#7 May 11, 2012
Bitter parents, no, just an understanding of the systemic disease that has been left behind in spores from a superintendent who should have just remained in Florida from September 2011 on or better yet way before then.
Infected Spores

United States

#8 May 13, 2012
karmic retribution wrote:
Bitter parents, no, just an understanding of the systemic disease that has been left behind in spores from a superintendent who should have just remained in Florida from September 2011 on or better yet way before then.
Do you think this systemic disease caused by these spores could have drifted down to The Pittsfield Schools head office? Sounds like there are so many similar circumstances to be considered here involving ego inflation, misuse if power ... etc.

However, it may make more sense for the offending spores to have floated up to the Richmond Hills rather than to float down hill to Pitts . Chicken or egg situation I guess, either way it is all sick.

By the way K.R is Cliffy Nilan's wife still working in the Ricmond schools? Can't imagine the ' Thin Air' up there in the Richmond Hills is good for her anxiety level.

Pittsfield, MA

#9 Jun 16, 2012
I heard that there is possible prosecution coming for the ex superintendent there. Is there any truth to this? What could have happened there, it is a beautiful school with beautiful surroundings?
in the know

Great Barrington, MA

#10 Oct 12, 2012
don't know of any pending prosecutions but do know that there was so many grievences filed against his final principal appointment that she has resigned less than half way through her contract for "personal reasons" No need to to analyze personal reasons. New Super and new principal appear to be the fix the school needs but there has been so much damage done by the previous regime that it may take a while to return to normalcy. Still a couple of "rotten eggs" there but it looks like they will be addressed. There is no doubt that the future will be the shut down of the school and the outsourcing of the Richmond students probably when loans and bonds are paid off.

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