Nadaburg district names Riccio superintendent

Dec 23, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Arizona Republic

A new year brings a new job title for Greg Riccio, interim superintendent for the Nadaburg Unified School District.

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just a question

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#86
Nov 27, 2010
 
Who is your NEA union president?
answer to that question

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#87
Dec 1, 2010
 
Lisa Green is pres, and Becky duncan is vp.
What happened at DOES

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#88
Mar 11, 2011
 
I can't find out if it's true or not but heard from a neighbor that a kid got beat up by a fourth grade teacher at Desert Oasis Elementary. Has anyone heard about this?
WAI

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#89
Mar 17, 2011
 
answer to that question wrote:
Lisa Green is pres, and Becky duncan is vp.
Not anymore.....
Gus

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#90
May 3, 2011
 
Is anyone doing aything about this guy?
Gus

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#91
May 3, 2011
 
Where do we complain or what can we do to get this guy fired?
frank

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#92
May 3, 2011
 
are you referring to the teacher? If so I don't think she's teaching anymore. If you're talking about the superintendent, well he has a 3 year contract, 2 years to go. Maybe if the community as a whole petitioned the school board, but other that who knows.
New and Concerned

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#93
May 9, 2011
 
If you are interested in doing something about this man contact this link with any and all information. Thank you! http://orcatruth.org/knowledge-is-power/media...
Don Coveys wife aboard

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#94
Jun 1, 2011
 
Now it seems our illustrious (no compliment intended) superintendent is pulling Michelin Bendotti, the wife of Superintendent Don Covey aboard the Nadaburg train wreck. Another elitist from Scottsdale. I wonder if we'll foot the bill for her car too? Why did I see Richio driving the company car in Wickenburg when we pay him 750 per month for his own car? Not only is this embarrassing for the district it's punishment to our school kids. How stupid can the board be to allow this to happen,,,,oh their fearless leader Jimmy "limpdick" Welch is at the helm. The clock is ticking Nadaburg do something about this clown.
FRt

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#95
Jun 1, 2011
 
WOW!
Time (actually past time) to do something if you really care. There was a vote of no confidence initiated against the superintendent and a community petition. "Parents for Accountability" have asked to present the results and the referendum at the next board meeting, but Jimmy Welch (board president) is blocking it.
Riccio preaches "excellence", but AYP results have done nothing but plummet with him at the helm - services and supplies have been gutted. The only thing that's grown is his paycheck and his district office.
Wittmannnews.com is trying to keep up with it.
Get involved people! Next Board Meeting June 14th.
Oh - there is also rumor of a recall of Jimmy Welch. If you have an interest in this school and the kids of this district - DO SOMETHING!!
Nacho Camacho

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Aug 20, 2011
 

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Just read the wittmann news. Sue "on the take" dolphins email to the news is a riot. Not only is she grammatically incorrect but in most cases she is nonsensical. Case in point a graduating student going to Harvard. For one Nadaburg kids only go to 8th grade then off to another district. She simply does not have her fact straight, that student graduated already and has been at Harvard for some time. Graduating and attending, same tense. Another comment about teachers in a global world? A 'global world' really. What other kind of world is there? If Move On When Ready is such a great idea why isn't everybody doing it? The underlying truth is that there isn't any entry requirements other than interest to get into the program. Actually this program is a money maker potentially. Because once the kids move on, even if they move on to Burger King, the district will get 80% funding for each student not in attendance. Now that's motivation to move 'em out. The REIL grant is another ticking time bomb. Having teachers earn performance of merit pay has been kicked around most every state for years, and to this day there is no solid evidence which shows it is effective. So stop listening to what your benefactor is feeding you Sue, do your homework, investigate, learn to ask questions.
There are problems with the district. The problems start at the top, with the school board, in the past the board has simply nodded their heads and voted 'aye' to everything Riccio asked for. Every year school starts at a different time or day, the story is always the same, "because studies show,,,," (superintendents message). Teachers are constantly rotated from grade level to another. Administrative bullying is rampant. If the district hired a Dir. of Educational Services, then what does the Superintendent do? The board does not have a mind of it's own, though it should be in tune with the electors of the district. Next the Superintendent is responsible. If the board is the enabler, then Riccio is the instigator. Why is it that most of the district office staff quit? Riccio himself was job hunting in Deer Valley but didn't make the finalist round. His shortcomings go and on like a bad duracell battery commercial. He loves to beat his own drumb. One of the biggest problems of the district is lack of visibility and accessibility. Sue wants Wittmann News to write about positives, how about looking inward, the district website is bland and depressing. dark colors, a cheap cookie cutter website that is not very inviting or upbeat. Most Superintendent messages are a paragraph long, full of hope and a come on down to school message for parents. Riccio's message reads like a bad book. Anyway, it's refreshing to have news about the district, if Sue wants more upbeat news, then make a change that is uplifting and beneficial for the district. your email was very critical and belittling of a news agency, your district and yourself.

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