John Licari gives school district a b...

John Licari gives school district a bad name

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Mister Kotter

New York, NY

#1 Oct 6, 2008
Does anyone know a girly-man named John Licari, who works for the Utica City School District? I've been told he was absolutley despised when he was principal at Donovan School and the Board finally saw fit to transfer him over to Administration because they wanted to "hide him" from the general population. Well, I have news for the School Board, this little wimp of a man is whining like a baby and stomping his feet all over town about how unfairly he's treated and how he doesn't get any of the resepct he deserves. When I witnessed this I said, "You've got to be kidding me! Peewee Herman dosen't like his nice cushy government job. Give me a break!"
Is this type of behavior condoned by the members of our School Board for individuals in administrative positions? Do they even know he behaves this way? His behavior reflects upon the members of the Board and if I where one of them I'd pull this guy in and reem him a new one.
Today I had to pay the first installment of my school taxes and it sickened me to think that my hard earned money is going to pay the salary of someone who exhibits such behavior in public.
What is with this guy?
Teacher

New York, NY

#2 Oct 6, 2008
I know what you're talking about. The guy is a real sissy type and he has to be the center of attention.
Epstein

Manlius, NY

#3 Oct 7, 2008
Teacher wrote:
I know what you're talking about. The guy is a real sissy type and he has to be the center of attention.
Hey Mr. Kotter. Go F yourself. You and Horshack and Vinnie Barbarino should have a daisy chain. You of course could be in the middle since you are so confused as to whether or not you pitch or catch.

The Utica School District is a mess. Marilyn Skermont and her side kick have been killing the district since she was placed in the position. Skermont is a half-wit. Angela Elefante's handpicked ninny. She doesn't even hold a candle to the guy that was there before, but then again, anytime someone from East Utica is either selected, elected or puts his or her choice in place, the City loses.

East Utica losers now in positions of power:

David Roefaro
Michael Arcuri
Anthony Picente
Roann Destito
Joe Timpano

What do they all have in common? They are all do nothing for the area (but much for themselves)representatives.

You want to speak about someone trying to effectuate positive change and be critical? Well then you can look at the names of the people who really cause problems here in Utica.

By the way, Frank Constabile? Oh he is really qualified to perform his position, NOT!!!!!!

You don't like swishy, don't go to City Hall. The King of Swish----Mike Arcuri's hand picked rodent---Bob Sullivan.
a teacher

New York, NY

#5 Oct 7, 2008
ive had my differences with john ,however he is truly a tell it like it is .stand up guy !!
Off Subject

New York, NY

#6 Oct 7, 2008
Epstein wrote:
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Hey Mr. Kotter. Go F yourself. You and Horshack and Vinnie Barbarino should have a daisy chain. You of course could be in the middle since you are so confused as to whether or not you pitch or catch.
The Utica School District is a mess. Marilyn Skermont and her side kick have been killing the district since she was placed in the position. Skermont is a half-wit. Angela Elefante's handpicked ninny. She doesn't even hold a candle to the guy that was there before, but then again, anytime someone from East Utica is either selected, elected or puts his or her choice in place, the City loses.
East Utica losers now in positions of power:
David Roefaro
Michael Arcuri
Anthony Picente
Roann Destito
Joe Timpano
What do they all have in common? They are all do nothing for the area (but much for themselves)representatives.
You want to speak about someone trying to effectuate positive change and be critical? Well then you can look at the names of the people who really cause problems here in Utica.
By the way, Frank Constabile? Oh he is really qualified to perform his position, NOT!!!!!!
You don't like swishy, don't go to City Hall. The King of Swish----Mike Arcuri's hand picked rodent---Bob Sullivan.
Way to go chicken sh*t moron. Steer clear of the topic at hand. Licari is a flamer and judging from you're temper you probably are too. Kotter is right all the way!
Epstein

Manlius, NY

#7 Oct 8, 2008
Off Subject wrote:
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Way to go chicken sh*t moron. Steer clear of the topic at hand. Licari is a flamer and judging from you're temper you probably are too. Kotter is right all the way!
It sounds to me like you don't like gay people. You must be one of those gaybashing hate crime people. I stand by my statements. All of them are true. Kotter's statements about Licari are bigoted against gay people. I don't think that he-she would be writing on here that Licari were black if that were his deal.
JohnnyBeGood

Utica, NY

#8 Oct 9, 2008
Listen, Licari is gay, thats a fact! He is an asshole, that is a fact, He was the WORST principal any school has ever seen (donovan) and then to top it off our lovely utica city school distrcit board gives him a desk job that puts him in charge of special education. He has more than 100 grievances in on him. When will the UCSD wake up and realize this guy is a piece of shit and only cares for himself.
The fact of the matter is not that he is gay, it's that he is doing an awful job no matter where he is placed and tries to soften everything up to make himself look like a herp.
Lets face it

Buffalo, NY

#9 Oct 9, 2008
Interesting.
So much so, I feel compelled to comment.
Let's face it.....if taxpayers truly understood where , why and on whom their tax dollars were spent...there would be bloodshed in the streets. Truth be told...NONE of the school district JACK-ASSes are worth 1/2 their pay, pension and benefits.
Let's face it...MOST of them and yes I am including teachers and admin. are grossly underqualiied and simply there for they failed on "planet earth".
Let's face it...if the taxpayer wishing well was empty...these folks would be FIRED or NEVER hired in the first place.The bottom line is the system sucks as a whole and everyone loses...the students, the taxpayers, support staff and yes the teachers and admin themselves because it is NOT possible they sleep well at night KNOWING they F**K the system daily.
Solution:
Let's look at these positions as you would in corporate or private business.
Would YOU pay a receptionist $70K a year plus pension and benefits AND give them 180 days OFF a year. Absolutely NOT. Why do we pay an assistant principal this type of compensation???
Would you pay your middle-management $50-$80 K a year plus all the BS for 1/2 years work with NO PERFOAMNCE REVIEW AND lock them in FOREVER...not able to fire them! Absolutely NOT? Then why do we pay teachers in this manner.
Would YOU pay your janitor and security $20-$30 an hour> NO you would NOT...however, the school districts can and do!
Do you know WHY corporate and or private business does NOT...because you CANT AFFORD IT and it's NOT necessary. Do you know why the district does? Because the taxpayer simply gets an increase and this type of anarchy continues forever.
It's joke and EVERYONE should be ashamed.
spelling bee

Syracuse, NY

#10 Oct 9, 2008
that was the best post I have EVER read. It is all true..every word of it. If the Utica taxpayers knew how much money the teachers, admin, etc made they would die. I am talking about their base salary...not including all the little "side jobs" they take on for extra pay..tutoring, clubs, sports, etc. I do believe being a teacher is a very tough job(for the teachers that really do care) but I also believe they are VERY well compensated..my beef isn't even with the teachers..it is with the administrators who make 100k or more...Licari is one of them. Totally ruined Donovan school and what happens to him? This is the Utica City School District so he gets a raise and now is the head of Spec. Ed. Carla Percia? Another deadbeat who ruined Donovan..same for her..raise and sent to the Ad building...I could go on and on people..but this is what is happening and this is why you will never get young families to move here. Fact: Decent hard-working families move to where their children will get the best education...and there are many fine teachers here..but it is all the bs that make people want to move elsewhere...
andthelistgoes on

AOL

#11 Oct 9, 2008
if yer talking names.....
then talk....
stamboly,guido,nicotera,mr.d.. .
they have ruled and corrupted for years....
how many lives do you think they have destroyed
all while collecting big fat paychecks that we pay??
spelling bee

Syracuse, NY

#12 Oct 9, 2008
Yes..some of the finest..but let us not forget the NUMEROUS family members who also benefit from our tax dollars..mothers, sisters, daughters, etc...it's not what you know...you can finish that one by yourself. and then of course it's the lifers that "retire" and them come back for some bs position and make even more money..same story..different day..and NOTHING will change until we get all PARENTS who have school aged children on the board..not retired judges..not retired administrators...PARENTS
LaPolla fan

New York, NY

#13 Oct 9, 2008
Licari is a dirt bag and everybody knows it. I fully agree with the other posts about the incompetence in the school district. I thought once that clown D. Victor was gone things would get cleand up. Lou and Chris, we're all really counting on you. Please look into things and let's clean things up. The school tax burden is breaking our backs and you're wasting it on staff like Licari.
Earl the Nomad

New York, NY

#14 Oct 12, 2008
John Licari is a he-bitch pimp!
Discrunteled Teacher

Utica, NY

#15 Oct 14, 2008
Just remember to watch the School Board Meeting on Channel 3, and you will see him in the audience at every meeting. Usually smiling
Shocked

Syracuse, NY

#16 Oct 18, 2008
John should not be judged so harshly. He demands the most from his staff and they never want to give it. They prefer to slack off, dress inappropriately ,and sit in the teachers room and gossip. He demands the most from everyone, including himself. Don't discuss what you know nothing about. Don't spread hate, it displays your ignorance. I am more against your babbling than I am in favor of anything, and felt I had to write this, despite the hate type response it may bring about. Let he who has no flaw cast the first stone.

Since: Oct 08

Syracuse, NY

#17 Oct 18, 2008
i work in the school system and i know who john licari is, and he is nothing like this forum says he is. He is working in a large, very busy department and trying to clean up the mess that was left behind. i also remember working with him 20 years ago when he was a special ed teacher, he was very kind and caring towards his students that had special needs.
Boom Boom Washington

New York, NY

#18 Oct 18, 2008
jamesdean32 wrote:
i work in the school system and i know who john licari is, and he is nothing like this forum says he is. He is working in a large, very busy department and trying to clean up the mess that was left behind. i also remember working with him 20 years ago when he was a special ed teacher, he was very kind and caring towards his students that had special needs.
John Licari is a worm. I know him and I know what I am talking about. He's got the temperment of a woman and he is no leader. The office has to revolve around him and he does everything he could to bring attention to himself. He wants is people to constantly pay homeage to him as if he is thier grand exhalted leader. Wyh doesn't he just treat then like ordinary human beings instead of "subject". He reminds me of the little wormy guy who leader over Russell Crowe's character in the movie Gladiator.
Those of you that are saying he's such a wonderful guy obviously are suck-ups. Just wait til he gets board and starts picking on one of you. Wake up! People don't start forums about decent guys. The only reason he has the job he now does after screwing up Donovan is because of his fat ass friend Carmen Bossone, who used to be on the school board. Did you every watch the meetings? That lazy ass was always sleeping thorugh them. John didn't get where he did based on merit, he got where he did by nepitism and that is a fact! I have seen him harrass so many "little people". He must have had dozens of grievances filed against him.
interested

AOL

#19 Oct 19, 2008
how did bosone help licari---where is the relationship
is licari a family man
Sneezy Dwarf

Manlius, NY

#20 Nov 8, 2008
Boom Boom Washington wrote:
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John Licari is a worm. I know him and I know what I am talking about. He's got the temperment of a woman and he is no leader. The office has to revolve around him and he does everything he could to bring attention to himself. He wants is people to constantly pay homeage to him as if he is thier grand exhalted leader. Wyh doesn't he just treat then like ordinary human beings instead of "subject". He reminds me of the little wormy guy who leader over Russell Crowe's character in the movie Gladiator.
Those of you that are saying he's such a wonderful guy obviously are suck-ups. Just wait til he gets board and starts picking on one of you. Wake up! People don't start forums about decent guys. The only reason he has the job he now does after screwing up Donovan is because of his fat ass friend Carmen Bossone, who used to be on the school board. Did you every watch the meetings? That lazy ass was always sleeping thorugh them. John didn't get where he did based on merit, he got where he did by nepitism and that is a fact! I have seen him harrass so many "little people". He must have had dozens of grievances filed against him.
First of all, Mrs. Bassone was one of a few very good friends to him until his head got so big he seemed to forget about everyone who was there for him during the bad times. Mrs. Bassone’s husband was the one who helped get him the position he’s in now! He should have kissed her feet AND her husbands, because anyone who knows him would understand he couldn’t have gotten that position on his own in the first place. Only so much sweet-talking and devious behavior can go on before the real person is exposed.

Second of all, I have been in the district for over 20 years and had the “pleasure” to have worked for and with Mr. Licari for several years. In my opinion, with his ways of wanting to be in everyone personal business, he should have applied for a Counselor or Social Worker not a Principal of a building or a Director of a department just because he received his “Administrative degree”. Is the “degree” the only thing the district wants? What about showing good social sophistication? Isn’t it strange that someone who has numerous grievances filed against him and who was pushed out of Donovan received a job that pay’s MORE? How many problems should there be until someone is questioned?

I am in this district and have been for one reason and one reason only… For the students! I am a great educator and I feel if Mr. Licari can get away with what he’s done for several years in this district, he is destroying everything that the district has worked so hard to achieve for the dreams and hopes of all the students. I am well aware that the district has had it problems in the past and probably will continue to in the future unless things change. If you consider someone who is manipulative, self centered, egotistical, narcissistic and a down right woman hating, pig-headed species of male, a great addition to this already failing district, than maybe I’m wrong. This is a person who makes the REAL administrators in this district look bad.
Wah wah wah

Manlius, NY

#21 Nov 8, 2008
Sneezy Dwarf wrote:
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First of all, Mrs. Bassone was one of a few very good friends to him until his head got so big he seemed to forget about everyone who was there for him during the bad times. Mrs. Bassone’s husband was the one who helped get him the position he’s in now! He should have kissed her feet AND her husbands, because anyone who knows him would understand he couldn’t have gotten that position on his own in the first place. Only so much sweet-talking and devious behavior can go on before the real person is exposed.
Second of all, I have been in the district for over 20 years and had the “pleasure” to have worked for and with Mr. Licari for several years. In my opinion, with his ways of wanting to be in everyone personal business, he should have applied for a Counselor or Social Worker not a Principal of a building or a Director of a department just because he received his “Administrative degree”. Is the “degree” the only thing the district wants? What about showing good social sophistication? Isn’t it strange that someone who has numerous grievances filed against him and who was pushed out of Donovan received a job that pay’s MORE? How many problems should there be until someone is questioned?
I am in this district and have been for one reason and one reason only… For the students! I am a great educator and I feel if Mr. Licari can get away with what he’s done for several years in this district, he is destroying everything that the district has worked so hard to achieve for the dreams and hopes of all the students. I am well aware that the district has had it problems in the past and probably will continue to in the future unless things change. If you consider someone who is manipulative, self centered, egotistical, narcissistic and a down right woman hating, pig-headed species of male, a great addition to this already failing district, than maybe I’m wrong. This is a person who makes the REAL administrators in this district look bad.
Cry cry cry. Everybody cry.

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