Principal will keep job until DWI cha...

Principal will keep job until DWI charges settled -

There are 278 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 26, 2007, titled Principal will keep job until DWI charges settled -. In it, Newsday reports that:

North Babylon High School's principal was driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.23 -- nearly three times the legal limit -- the night he was arrested for drunken driving, court records show.

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HMM

Brooklyn, NY

#158 Oct 28, 2007
WELL SAID....go to a Board Meeting and bring the media.
Are you people kidding me wrote:
Why doesn't Newsday write the real story.
Dr. Laria is an acting Superintendent, who was involved in hiring the man that he replaced.
Dr. Laria is still the acting superintendent who makes $975 a day, it is public record. Dr. Laria's consulting company is in charge of finding his replacement.
Is this a conflict of interest?
Where is the corruption?
Maybe we should start questioning Laria's motivation and decision making also during this time of school district bashing.
wordygurdy

Coram, NY

#159 Oct 28, 2007
Proud Shevlin Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
FIRST of ALL his name is DONALD, not Douglas, but what do we expect from someone who can't spell GIUseppe correctly? Second, I could not fathom why someone from Stony Brook who, from your posts, obviously doesn't know anything about NB, its schools or employess, finds this all so fascinating. Then I saw your other posts to Newsday strands and I realized you are nothing but a pathetic pot stirrer. You should REALLY leave the house more often.
As for your question, for whom are you compiling your statistics? Are you a Newsday or News 12 reporter trying to get some "scoop"? The details of Mr. Shevlin's marriage are not known by his current students or staff, but now that some who claim to be from his past have decided to jump on board here it is all being perceived as gospel truth. You, of course, have now inflated any morsels of truth here to suit your own viscious purposes.
So I decided to see what I could dig up on you. Look familiar? This reads to me like you are a slum lord who barely escaped prosecution in NYC.
485-76-BZ
APPLICANT - New York City Board of Standards and
Appeals.
OWNER OF PREMISES: Guiseppe Ventimiglia.
SUBJECT - to dismiss the application for lack of
prosecution.
PREMISES AFFECTED - 70-01/09 65th Street, corner
formed by Main Intersection of Otto Road and South side of
70th Avenue, Block 3644, Lot 1, Borough of Queens.
COMMUNITY BOARD #5Q
APPEARANCES -
For Applicant: Sandy Anagnostou.
ACTION OF THE BOARD - Application withdrawn.
THE VOTE TO WITHDRAW -
Affirmative: Commissioner Chin, Commissioner Caliendo and
Commissioner Miele..........3
Negative:.........0
Absent: Vice-Chair Babbar and Commissioner Korbey.....2
Adopted by the Board of Standards and Appeals, January 15,
2003.
Wow. Did it never occur to you that the poster could have used an assumed name, especially after you claim he misspelled it?

Typical enabler mentality. Drunks blow chunks and don't you forget it.
Proud Shevlin Supporter

Central Islip, NY

#160 Oct 28, 2007
OK, now, Megan Elizabeth, let's talk sense: I just went back and read some of your 128 postings in the past 6 months. To quote you commenting on when someone stle money from a sick baby:

"There are truly people out there that get off on other peoples misery. What I don't understand is why newsday is not monitoring what is being said on here. now I never write anything bad about newsday, when I see it written I ignore it, if I notice something is wrong I ignore it. but for this women to have to come on here and read what these low lives are saying... it's horrible. Someone flag all the rude comments, or contact newsday and have them lock this forum. My friend when through heartache recently and was bad mouthed on this site from people that ASSume things. JUST STOP!"

Now I point out to all that Megan seems to be a very rational person... sometimes. But she did start off on this strand saying that she "hates Mr. Shevlin." So, to quote a famous retired English Teacher from NB: "Consider the Source."

And, Megan, something tells me that if you put half as much time and effort into your schoolwork back then as you put into on line activities now, you would have had a much more positive HS experience.
Proud Shevlin Supporter

Central Islip, NY

#161 Oct 28, 2007
wordygurdy wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow. Did it never occur to you that the poster could have used an assumed name, especially after you claim he misspelled it?
Typical enabler mentality. Drunks blow chunks and don't you forget it.
Yes, of course, that's the point. Anyone can look up or make up anything about anyone else on line and it doesn't make it true. People here are not what they claim to be. So for people to believe that anything here is "fact" is nonsense... Just like your prepubescent humor.
soc her

Glen Head, NY

#162 Oct 28, 2007
TEAM - FALL GPA
Boys Cross Country 93.125
Field Hockey (7th in the County) 93.250
Football 90.020
Girls Cross Country (1st in Suffolk County) 97.857
Girls Gymnastics (8th in Suffolk County) 92.714
Girls Soccer (4th in Suffolk County) 95.333
Girls Swimming & Diving 94.708
Girls Tennis 91.667
Girls Volleyball 90.875
Boys Soccer 90.083
TEAM - WINTER GPA
Girls Basketball 90.29
Boys Swimming & Diving 90.167
Boys Winter Track 91.66
Girls Winter Track 97.33
Wrestling 91.60
TEAM-SPRING GPA
Baseball 90.818
Softball 92.275
Boys Tennis 90.117
Girls Lacrosse 94.723
Girls Outdoor Track 95.417
Boys Outdoor Track 93.167
Golf 92.857

So much for the comments on NBHS Students. Time and time again they prove you 'haters' wrong! Keep taking garbage and we will keep throwing it back at you!

YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE DRUNK DRIVING FINE..BUT DON'T START ON THE CHILDREN OR RESIDENTS OF NORTH BABYLON!

Drive around our town, visit a sporting event, take a walk down the halls of our schools, I am sure you will find it NO different. You talk about us the same as we talk about you! We are not any better...and neither are you!

And yes, as a resident, I am not happy about all of this. I am too wish the District would get its act together and hire some people who care about NB as much as we do...starting from the top on down! But this is NOT what this is about..so let us all keep that in mind!

Again..take a visit to our town and open your eyes! Visit our web site and you will see so many amazing things! www.northbabylonschools.net

Don't let this blemish our town. It is HIS issue..he needs help. Maybe we can be an example for all to follow and help him..and show what true leadership is.
wordygurdy

Coram, NY

#163 Oct 28, 2007
You're right, of course, except for your mischaracterization of my humor. It actually comes from many decades of unpleasant experience with various and numerous family members, friends, etcetera.

One thing is certain: this man is an alcoholic. Take away the alcohol & all he is left with is the developmental state of mind he was in when he began. Too often, that state of mind has loads of catching up to do, chronologically speaking. And bad decisions are the hallmark of substance abusers.

I survived all of them because of my sense of humor (and irony). May all of this guy's victims fare as well.
Another NB Resident

AOL

#164 Oct 28, 2007
HMM wrote:
WELL SAID....go to a Board Meeting and bring the media.
<quoted text>
Nothing will be done as long as this School Board is in place. They are for the most part, the same group of useless individuals that have been around for the last decade. The incompetence is just incredible. Anyone that attends and asks a question just gets a bunch of double talk. As soon as the incompetent board member starts to stumble, good old Dr Laria jumps in and bails them out. Even he knows how incometent they are. If you really want to find out first hand about this district, read the NB School District Audit Report of 2007, it is online and if you can't find, call the NBSD central office and request it under the Freedom of Information Law, they have to give it to you. You can see what the heck is going on and what the audit really found, it is not pretty.
Dr Laria, in my opinion is doing a great job in trying to get this district back on the right track, he is what the district needs right now. His hands are tied by this moronic board. All this could have been avoided had the board announced this at the last open board meeting, but they chose not to. They had this info on Oct 18th during the day, the meeting was that night. They instead want to get rid of Schevlin so they will allow the press and news12 to dystroy this man and then heed to public pressure to fire him. They still have not learned their lesson. The last person they railroaded out of town was the new Super, Dr. Boz, who was removed because he would not play the boards game. Everything that Dr Boz found and wanted fixed, the board used as their excuse to get rid of him. These are all verifed in the 2007 School Audit. For Dr Boz, the fianl straw with the board was security cameras to stop vandalism in the high school, they suspended him and ultimately paid him the 2 years worth of salary owed. At the last board meeting, guess what came up, why the cameras don't work,
I urge all residents to read the Audit report and start lobbying to get rid of the incpometent board members
Not surprised

Wilmington, NC

#165 Oct 28, 2007
thinking out loud wrote:
Does anyone know if this is the same Mr.Shevlin that was a teacher in smithtown East in the 80's?
Yes it is. He was a cocky 20-something year old back then and hasn't changed a bit I see.
Well Get Moving

Brooklyn, NY

#167 Oct 28, 2007
Ok then, start a rally and get the people of North Babylon to get rid of the board. I have been at board meetings where people have questioned how to IMPEACH the board and no answers have been given. In my opinion, Dr.Laria needs to go too!!! Are you aware that Dr. Laria's firm was hired and paid by your tax dollars to find a Superintendent? And when Dr. Bos was forced to leave, Dr. Laria was the one who took his positon for $975.00 a day. Uh, do you see a conflict of interest here? Your tax dollars are being wasted on this interim nonsense. Look at the terms of the EXCEL bond listed on the NB website, all of that stuff was supposed to be done with the last bond money. So get moving and begin a rally; use the civic associations if you have to.
Another NB Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing will be done as long as this School Board is in place. They are for the most part, the same group of useless individuals that have been around for the last decade. The incompetence is just incredible. Anyone that attends and asks a question just gets a bunch of double talk. As soon as the incompetent board member starts to stumble, good old Dr Laria jumps in and bails them out. Even he knows how incometent they are. If you really want to find out first hand about this district, read the NB School District Audit Report of 2007, it is online and if you can't find, call the NBSD central office and request it under the Freedom of Information Law, they have to give it to you. You can see what the heck is going on and what the audit really found, it is not pretty.
Dr Laria, in my opinion is doing a great job in trying to get this district back on the right track, he is what the district needs right now. His hands are tied by this moronic board. All this could have been avoided had the board announced this at the last open board meeting, but they chose not to. They had this info on Oct 18th during the day, the meeting was that night. They instead want to get rid of Schevlin so they will allow the press and news12 to dystroy this man and then heed to public pressure to fire him. They still have not learned their lesson. The last person they railroaded out of town was the new Super, Dr. Boz, who was removed because he would not play the boards game. Everything that Dr Boz found and wanted fixed, the board used as their excuse to get rid of him. These are all verifed in the 2007 School Audit. For Dr Boz, the fianl straw with the board was security cameras to stop vandalism in the high school, they suspended him and ultimately paid him the 2 years worth of salary owed. At the last board meeting, guess what came up, why the cameras don't work,
I urge all residents to read the Audit report and start lobbying to get rid of the incpometent board members
Hiccuppp

Raleigh, NC

#168 Oct 28, 2007
Ile drinke two dat........
Well Get Moving wrote:
Ok then, start a rally and get the people of North Babylon to get rid of the board. I have been at board meetings where people have questioned how to IMPEACH the board and no answers have been given. In my opinion, Dr.Laria needs to go too!!! Are you aware that Dr. Laria's firm was hired and paid by your tax dollars to find a Superintendent? And when Dr. Bos was forced to leave, Dr. Laria was the one who took his positon for $975.00 a day. Uh, do you see a conflict of interest here? Your tax dollars are being wasted on this interim nonsense. Look at the terms of the EXCEL bond listed on the NB website, all of that stuff was supposed to be done with the last bond money. So get moving and begin a rally; use the civic associations if you have to.
<quoted text>
Speeding Nat

United States

#169 Oct 28, 2007
yes, 60/240, cancel
Former drinking partner

Patchogue, NY

#171 Oct 28, 2007
DON!! iLL meet you at 7AM at night cap for a quick drink do you need a ride
Justice for All

Bronx, NY

#172 Oct 28, 2007
say it like it is wrote:
let me see a high school principal gets a dwi and everyone wants him fired.
now a nypd cop kills someone gets himself lost for 19 hours and not a thing is done to him. if that was you or I we will be in jail. you see how this state has two set of rules. one for cops and one for the people. the nazis have two sets of rules see where this country is going. wake up america.
If this were an NYPD cop he would already be suspended. Get your facts straight. And what does this have to do with the NYPD. I dare to ask why you may have a problem with the NYPD. Remember this, there are bad apples in every profession. Also, until you walk a day in a police officers shoes, don't judge. I am sure you would be the first to cry for their help if you needed it.
Justice for All

Bronx, NY

#173 Oct 28, 2007
Brittney Spears wrote:
ANOTHER STUPID DRUNK ON THE ROAD, AND HE WILL PROBABLY GET OFF ON PROBATION LIKE EVERY OTHER STUPID DRUNK ON THE ROAD, I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER HEAD ON CHRISTMAS EVE, LUCKILY I AM ALIVE BUT THE MAN WHO HIT ME GOT OFF ON PROBATION BECAUSE IT WAS HIS FIRST OFFENCE, THE LAW SUCKS.
Anyone who gets behind the wheel drunk is a criminal. If you take a life, murder. If you injure, attempted murder. Cased closed.
Brittney Spears

Long Beach, NY

#174 Oct 28, 2007
I AGREE WITH YOU JUSTICE FOR ALL, THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!!!!!!!
DESH

New Paltz, NY

#175 Oct 28, 2007
This guy was my principal....What a douche.
Hang em High

Corona, NY

#176 Oct 28, 2007
anon wrote:
<quoted text>Do your right wing fanatical beliefs apply to everyone including all your family or just public employees?He needs counseling and rehabilation if it is deemed necessaary by a health professional.It could be just a one time thing.But I quess we all can't be perfect like you.How many skeletons do you have in your closet,my friend?
You may also want to call me a Right Winger, however consider this: It is against the law to drink and drive #1. With the blood alcohol level this man had he was an exreme danger to society #2. I think all Public Employees should be subject to random testing especially if they Drive public equipment of are have to make critical decisions such as a teacher or principal may have to #3. As far as sleletons in my closet I may have a few, but I also have a deceased wife and 2 little girls in a cemetary here on Long Island, thanks to a Drunk School Teacher who still is allowed to teach others today and who has gained back a drivers licensed. So don't be so coddling to such jerks.
ALUMNI

Patchogue, NY

#177 Oct 28, 2007
nbfan wrote:
I hope that this is the final word - give him a break he made a mistake - let him apologize get help and continue to work even harder at his job - and everyone including the students can u
se this as a learning tool
give him a break, what a joke!!!! let's bring back the kids that he tried to make an example of. someone at the age of 16 made a mistake ( SO SHEVLIN SAYS) AND IT COST HIM 10 WEEKS OF OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION AND ALL SENIOR FUNCTIONS,AND SPORTS. SHOULD I CONTINUE. He is 47 and supposely a bright man???? so he knew the rules and the possible repercussions of breaking them rules, just like he expected 15, 16 and 17 year olds kids to know. TO BAD!!!!!!
Well Get Moving

Brooklyn, NY

#178 Oct 28, 2007
Ok then, start a rally and get the people of North Babylon to get rid of the board. I have been at board meetings where people have questioned how to IMPEACH the board and no answers have been given. In my opinion, Dr.Laria needs to go too!!! Are you aware that Dr. Laria's firm was hired and paid by your tax dollars to find a Superintendent? And when Dr. Bos was forced to leave, Dr. Laria was the one who took his positon for $975.00 a day. Uh, do you see a conflict of interest here? Your tax dollars are being wasted on this interim nonsense. Look at the terms of the EXCEL bond listed on the NB website, all of that stuff was supposed to be done with the last bond money. So get moving and begin a rally; use the civic associations if you have to.
Another NB Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing will be done as long as this School Board is in place. They are for the most part, the same group of useless individuals that have been around for the last decade. The incompetence is just incredible. Anyone that attends and asks a question just gets a bunch of double talk. As soon as the incompetent board member starts to stumble, good old Dr Laria jumps in and bails them out. Even he knows how incometent they are. If you really want to find out first hand about this district, read the NB School District Audit Report of 2007, it is online and if you can't find, call the NBSD central office and request it under the Freedom of Information Law, they have to give it to you. You can see what the heck is going on and what the audit really found, it is not pretty.
Dr Laria, in my opinion is doing a great job in trying to get this district back on the right track, he is what the district needs right now. His hands are tied by this moronic board. All this could have been avoided had the board announced this at the last open board meeting, but they chose not to. They had this info on Oct 18th during the day, the meeting was that night. They instead want to get rid of Schevlin so they will allow the press and news12 to dystroy this man and then heed to public pressure to fire him. They still have not learned their lesson. The last person they railroaded out of town was the new Super, Dr. Boz, who was removed because he would not play the boards game. Everything that Dr Boz found and wanted fixed, the board used as their excuse to get rid of him. These are all verifed in the 2007 School Audit. For Dr Boz, the fianl straw with the board was security cameras to stop vandalism in the high school, they suspended him and ultimately paid him the 2 years worth of salary owed. At the last board meeting, guess what came up, why the cameras don't work,
I urge all residents to read the Audit report and start lobbying to get rid of the incpometent board members
alyson

Brooklyn, NY

#179 Oct 28, 2007
shevlin should be fired.

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