Parents and teachers have been complaining about malone's inefficiencies on the job for many years. But malone just had some kind of "cult-like" influence as education god for the union masters. malone was very possessive of the students, encouraged their praise and worship which elevated himself as being overwhelmed at what the students were doing for him; but his focus should have been on what educators can do for the student to elevate higher individual achievement.<quoted text>
I have lived here nearly thirty years and let me tell you some of the slimy stuff I have witnessed. All communities face these same issues because no one is watching the chicken coop. You can be thankful we are solvent, the booster $1 million plus scam was unmasked after 20 some years of nobody wishing to ask the uncomfortable questions, the BOE has not tied us up with contracts we can ill afford, we got rid of people with questionable ethics and replaced them with people who put the kids first instead of the union. If I have to pay taxes for schools I want that money going to provide a real education, not one like the Educational Service Center said Malone was providing. When they reported that his program was going in the wrong direction and zero research or experience supported that change, Malone doubled down by doing more of the same. Malone put the first report in his desk and "forgot" to share it with anyone. A couple years later when they do another survey they find the same things only more so. This is Boro Pride, stealing large swatches of our children's education for phony honors? Count me out of your definition.
Malone's what's good for the union is good for the kids philosophy was wrong then and is wrong now.
It isn't unusual for a professional to become so "beloved" of himself in his job, that he forgets it is not "himself" for whom he works. Now that Malone is happily and successfully retired, change in SHS leadership has come and our school districts new philosophy of benefits to our students first.