Double dipping of retired principal raises concern

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What started out as a routine hiring turned contentious this week when the Board of Education took up whether to hire a former administrator for a part-time position.

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GEO

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Time for the elderly to retire. Deduct his pay from his retirement I bet he wont work!
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Its pretty bad when Govt workers just scam the system right in front of everyone and they have no quams about it. Now thats entittlement.
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Yeah sure wrote:
Wow are you out of touch.........he was going to come back as temporary super if they did not find one.
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Yea, he was, and he was going to do it for next to nothing. They would have saved a TON of money bringing him back for a year -- at least $100,000. But no, because of Lauretti-loving fools like Orazietti and McIlvain, he couldn't, and the person who would have been best for the job permanently didn't get it because of that.
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Aug 30, 2009
 
I wish they did offer that course, then we would not have Paula's DUI kid teaching special ed, but hey keep posting like you know what is going on.
Mike C Cheshire CT wrote:
With great dismay I read the Post report detailing Shelton BOE member, Jim Orazietti's, preference to hire a freshly minted college grad rather than a fully qualified and experienced educator to fill the Special Ed job coach position.
One would think that the primary duty of an elected BOE member would be to work to maximize the effectiveness of the Shelton education system. One would also think that his constituents - the taxpayers, the parents and students of Shelton - would have been much more favorably impressed if he had instead been quoted saying: "This grant gives Shelton a new and unique opportunity to help our Special Ed students transition into a working environment. Let's not squander this opportunity. Let us be diligent to hire that candidate who will best assure that this program will become an early success."
Related: Does Shelton offer a course in Common Sense?
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I can just see his contract now, you will be paid next to nothing. Yeah, bring Leon back so he can hire more friends, and place a new teacher in a postion that requires handling 5 special needs kids, rather than put somebody there that can actually do the job. You have your head where the sun does not shine!
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Yea, he was, and he was going to do it for next to nothing. They would have saved a TON of money bringing him back for a year -- at least $100,000. But no, because of Lauretti-loving fools like Orazietti and McIlvain, he couldn't, and the person who would have been best for the job permanently didn't get it because of that.
Joe 2 Face

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So which is it Joe?
"Leon has NOTHING to do with any of this. He's out, he's not trying to come back, he's not controlling ANYTHING to do with the BOE so find yourself another scapegoat. " or the below, you are so 2 faced!
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Yea, he was, and he was going to do it for next to nothing. They would have saved a TON of money bringing him back for a year -- at least $100,000. But no, because of Lauretti-loving fools like Orazietti and McIlvain, he couldn't, and the person who would have been best for the job permanently didn't get it because of that.
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Jim makes a good point, why should a retired principal get this job? In any other industry a newly retired CEO looking for an entry level job would be considered over qualified. If he wants to keep busy volunteer in the community. Even if motives are sincere, it comes across as if he has an inside track on the job (which he does)so he can collect a hefty pension and have a nice little side paycheck. Did other candidates apply for the job? This type of inside favoritism is out of hand. I would much rather see a certified teacher in need of a job to support themself or their family get this job than an overqualified, retired principal. I do understand the man is very nice and did a great job at the school he retired from but not the point. There are other qualified and more appropriate candidates for the job. Tim Walsh and Arlene on the BOE should be ashamed of themselves for pushing this just because they like the man and are friends with him. These two people need to get off the BOE. I will never vote for either one of them again. I am embarrased for them.
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I have to agree with you. Tim and Arlene have been on the board too long and its time for them to move on, as they are always taking direction from Leon on who should go where in the system. And these two complain about Lauretti, they should take a good long look in the mirror, hypocrites!
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Jim makes a good point, why should a retired principal get this job? In any other industry a newly retired CEO looking for an entry level job would be considered over qualified. If he wants to keep busy volunteer in the community. Even if motives are sincere, it comes across as if he has an inside track on the job (which he does)so he can collect a hefty pension and have a nice little side paycheck. Did other candidates apply for the job? This type of inside favoritism is out of hand. I would much rather see a certified teacher in need of a job to support themself or their family get this job than an overqualified, retired principal. I do understand the man is very nice and did a great job at the school he retired from but not the point. There are other qualified and more appropriate candidates for the job. Tim Walsh and Arlene on the BOE should be ashamed of themselves for pushing this just because they like the man and are friends with him. These two people need to get off the BOE. I will never vote for either one of them again. I am embarrased for them.
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Aug 31, 2009
 
The job was posted outside on all teacher recruitment sites such as CTreap.com .
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Yes, and some of Leon buddy types were put in charge of kids with special needs, that they were not ready to handle, but again worry about a buddy first, children second.
That is the moto of some on the BOE.
I know first hand of brand new teachers that have more on the ball then some of our long time admins. Why do you think lately the BOE has gone outside the system in most cases.
This job was posted internally only, so why would this not be posted for all to get the best candidate, and not somebody who has already done enough time in the system. How about some new thoughts instead of the same old that long time admins like Tim on the BOE bring along with Leon and his cronies. New thought is needed and you will not get that from the good old boys club!
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Obviously you don;t know anything about the position. It requires soemone versed in Special Education and the ability to be able to work with and help 5-6 students with disabilities acquire the job skills necessary to live a productive life. You can't hand that type of responsibility over to just anyone.
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The only thing missing in this job description "Job Coach" is that it's a no-show position. I agree 100%, that a recent college grad. should be given the opportunity that this position offers over the well paid pensioner. If he wants to continue working.....Let him try his hand at some volunteer work.....Yeah that's the ticket, let him train the college grad for a couple of months & then go play golf with your 6 figure pension.
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Right you just need to hand it over to one of my pals.....that's how its suppose to work..........
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Obviously you don;t know anything about the position. It requires soemone versed in Special Education and the ability to be able to work with and help 5-6 students with disabilities acquire the job skills necessary to live a productive life. You can't hand that type of responsibility over to just anyone.
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I wish I saw this earlier to respond . The question was asked were the BOE would get someone to fill position I simply said we have thousands of college grades that should be able to fill position the response about age was never made or brought up, I know the description for descrimination and the posters here well they made it a totally different issue being educators they know how to spin things.

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