Vallas: I Didn’t Resign When I Said I...

Vallas: I Didn’t Resign When I Said I Was Going to Resign

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bpthoodnews

Matawan, NJ

#1 Jan 4, 2014
News Flash: Vallas now says he didn’t announce his resignation Nov 8th after all, wants more money

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What

In an absolutely unbelievable last insult to the taxpayers of Bridgeport and Connecticut, Paul Vallas and his lawyers have told the Bridgeport Board of Education that he did not announce that he was resigning on November 8th; he only announced he was going to announce that he was resigning.

Instead Vallas is now claiming that he wants his 60-day notice window to start on December 31, 2013 which would allow him to collect his $960 a day salary and full health benefits through February.

According to the Connecticut Post,“The issue is apparently over health insurance. Vallas, who sought legal counsel, wants the school board to cover his health insurance through June 2014.”

Vallas’ move is based on the fact that his contract with the Bridgeport Board of Education requires that the City of Bridgeport pay Vallas full year’s salary of $234,000 if they fire him but that he can leave at any time with a 60-day notice.

In November he wrote a letter to the Board and all Bridgeport staff announcing he would be leaving to become Illinois’s Governor Quinn’s running mate in next year’s election.

Vallas was also at a Bridgeport Board meeting weeks later, nodding his head in concurrence, when a January end-date was determined.

But now, Vallas is backtracking claiming he never “officially” announced he was resigning and therefore his 60-day window has not started.

Although the Connecticut Post is reporting that the cost to the City for six-months of health care insurance hasn’t been announced, the cost for his type of plan would be expected to run about $10,000 -$12,000.

Apparently Vallas believes the people of Bridgeport and Connecticut are unable to read contracts. Section 6 (ii) of his contract states that the,“Superintendent resigns from his position upon giving the board 60 days written notice of his intention to resign.”

There is absolutely no question that his previous letter to the Board of Education reflected his “intention to resign.”

It will be interesting to see if Mayor Bill Finch, Commissioner Stefan Pryor and Governor Malloy step in to protect the taxpayers of Bridgeport and Connecticut or allow Vallas to grab $10,000 more taxpayer funds in the smash and grab maneuver.

http://blog.ctnews.com/kantrowitz/2014/01/04/...
Nulli Secundus

Woodbury, CT

#2 Jan 4, 2014
Handcuff him outside overnight.
End. Of. Problem.
Finchy

Stratford, CT

#3 Jan 4, 2014
They don't even bother to cover up the corruption anymore. This fool, the 400K driveway, Ayala. The Dems in Bpt just shove the corruption down your throats and laugh because not only will nobody will do a thing about it, they get re-elected!

Since: Aug 10

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#4 Jan 4, 2014
Which is a Shame.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#5 Jan 6, 2014
Finchy wrote:
They don't even bother to cover up the corruption anymore. This fool, the 400K driveway, Ayala. The Dems in Bpt just shove the corruption down your throats and laugh because not only will nobody will do a thing about it, they get re-elected!
Absolutely incredible. Just to top it off they should raise black rock property taxes another 80%.
BPT

Torrington, CT

#6 Jan 6, 2014
more backpedaling by another politician.

Since: Aug 10

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#7 Jan 6, 2014
Going going, and soon he be gone.
Observer

Stratford, CT

#8 Jan 6, 2014
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Going going, and soon he be gone.
Just like all of the people who used to post here.

“Sam Colt made men equal”

Since: Apr 09

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#9 Jan 7, 2014
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>Just like all of the people who used to post here.
yes
BPT

Bridgeport, CT

#10 Jan 7, 2014
Joseph Schmoe wrote:
<quoted text>yes
hey joe.........

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#11 Jan 9, 2014
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>hey joe.........
".... what-choo doin' wit dat gun in yah hand......"
BPT

Torrington, CT

#12 Jan 9, 2014
Citizen44 wrote:
<quoted text>
".... what-choo doin' wit dat gun in yah hand......"
....
:)

"someone gave me the gun and I shot her.........."

now your talkin c44

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#13 Jan 9, 2014
Joseph Schmoe wrote:
<quoted text>yes
It has the potential to be good again- the reason for all the angst and suspicion is gone, apparently.
Observer

Stratford, CT

#14 Jan 9, 2014
Citizen44 wrote:
<quoted text>
It has the potential to be good again- the reason for all the angst and suspicion is gone, apparently.
Maybe that's why everybody left. It's boring here now without the back and forth that used to go on.
BPT

Torrington, CT

#15 Jan 9, 2014
you mean "the herd?"..........;)

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