Carlsbad schools Superintendent Gary Perkowski could lose educator's license

Apr 4, 2013 Full story: Carlsbad Current-Argus 81

Frequent out-of-state trips and lavish spending at restaurants are among 24 reasons cited by an investigator with the New Mexico Public Education Department that Carlsbad Municipal School Superintendent Gary Perkowski could lose his educator's license.

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oversite cmmtee

Carlsbad, NM

#1 Apr 4, 2013
I think we need another tax increase "for the children" of Carlsbad, NM.
yeahbuddy

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Apr 4, 2013
oversite cmmtee wrote:
I think we need another tax increase "for the children" of Carlsbad, NM.
Absolutly!!!!!!!!!!
Disgusted

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Apr 4, 2013
Why has the School Board not suspended Mr. Perkowski? Maybe because they were going on lavish trips with him and letting Gary pay for it with the school credit card. Another black eye for Carlsbad. We deserve honest government. Gary is one of the last of the good old boys who ran Carlsbad forever. It needs to change. Maybe we need a recall election for the board if they continue to back him. There will be 100 letters to the editor saying what a great guy Gary is, yea and he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Fire him.
Disgusted

Carlsbad, NM

#4 Apr 4, 2013
Why has the school board not suspended Mr. Perkowski.? Maybe because they went on lavish trips with him and let Gary pay for it with the school credit card. Gary is the last of the good old boys who have ran Carlsbad forever. We deserve better. Gary got caught with his hand in the cookie jar - he needs to go. If the school board wants to support him then we need a recall eletion and start over with the board.
No Golden China

Carlsbad, NM

#5 Apr 4, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
Why has the school board not suspended Mr. Perkowski.? Maybe because they went on lavish trips with him and let Gary pay for it with the school credit card. Gary is the last of the good old boys who have ran Carlsbad forever. We deserve better. Gary got caught with his hand in the cookie jar - he needs to go. If the school board wants to support him then we need a recall eletion and start over with the board.
They are probably out drinking! Didn't you read in there where Kelli was drinking as well. WE are paying for them to take trips and get drunk.
Old School

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Apr 4, 2013
Is this the same Perkowski that was a Social Studies teacher at Eisenhower Jr. High back in the early '80s ???
Advocate

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Apr 5, 2013
No Golden China wrote:
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They are probably out drinking! Didn't you read in there where Kelli was drinking as well. WE are paying for them to take trips and get drunk.
You did not read that Kelli was drinking in a bar. You read that Kelli was in a bar. Furthermore, she was NOT on a school trip when the pictures were taken. However, Mrs. Wheeler should know, and so should the Current Argus, that the district does NOT pay for anyone's drinks on a school trip. Ask Laquita if the district paid for her drinks in New Orleans. You should also ask her how SHE knew what Superintendent Perkowski was doing on that trip. If the Current Argus is not going to really do their own reporting and write their own editorials, then the paper should check out the facts before it tries to deceive the public. That's no bull. Oh what tangled webs we weave.....
mark

Carlsbad, NM

#8 Apr 5, 2013
Yes, now Perkowski has enlisted the help of attorney Jay Francis. Jay Francis gets paid by the district, so Perkowski is getting free atorney services via the taxpayer.
Erm

Hobbs, NM

#9 Apr 5, 2013
So why am I supposed to care that Kelli Barta had a drink on her own dime in Ruidoso? Good for her.
No Golden China

Carlsbad, NM

#10 Apr 5, 2013
Erm wrote:
So why am I supposed to care that Kelli Barta had a drink on her own dime in Ruidoso? Good for her.
How do you know it was on her own dime? They could be drinking and living it up on taxpayers money.
Teachers Aid

Carlsbad, NM

#11 Apr 5, 2013
If they do it in the nude, I don't care what dime it's on!!!!!!!!!!
The Saint

Houston, TX

#12 Apr 5, 2013
Old School wrote:
Is this the same Perkowski that was a Social Studies teacher at Eisenhower Jr. High back in the early '80s ???
Yep!
End of the hall by Mrs Bell.
What a pair!
They were both terrible!
Both bigtime drunks, and most likely doing each other.
I hope they cage hisass!
In the Know

Hobbs, NM

#13 Apr 5, 2013
No Golden China wrote:
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How do you know it was on her own dime? They could be drinking and living it up on taxpayers money.
Where did it say Ruidoso? You must be one of Kelli's buddies...
Big Momma

Carlsbad, NM

#14 Apr 5, 2013
Guess where all the school board memebers are going next week.They all get to go to San Deigo CA. all trip is paid on us. Yes I agree the school board memebers are at blame for taking all these nice trips all paid they all went to Boston last year with Gary. They all go to bars an get drunk. yes they go to their meetings but after words what do they do,Why are they gonna get rid of Gary as long as they are enjoying the trips all expensives paid hell they LOVE gary for sending them away. Mrs. Singleton also should know better than to take advantage of Gary paying for her bags, come on they make more money than anything....ANd what does the school board bring back to our schools NOTHING just a tab on us. I also know that one of the board memebers his exwife is Principal at Craft is taking along a girlfriend that he has she is getting this trip paid for free. if he is taking her with him is he even going to attend any meetings, instead of taking their wifes or girlfriends why can't the school board memebers that are going room together rather than each one having their own room to have affairs. they go out of town just to hit the bars. Is Kelli Barta going also. if so she'll have plenty of bars to go to...
Also what it the vendeta that LaQuita has against Kelli, why did the schools settle money with Laquita when shes they one that took pictures and sent out,, COME ON SCHOOL BOARD MEMEBERS AND GARY AND KELLI LETS COME OUT WITH WHAT THIS IS REALLY ALL ABOUT,TRUTH WILL BE OUT SOON. ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD RESIGN IF THEY ARE HELPING COVER UP FOR GARY CAUSE THEY ENJOY TAKING ALL THESE TRIPS ON US. AN ALL STAFF THAT WORK WITH THE SCHOOLS CAN'T GET A RAISE CAUSE THERE ARE NO FUNDS. WELL TRANSFERR MONEY AROUND, OH AN HOW ABOUT LAURA GARCIA WHY IS SHE SIGNING OFF FOR ALL OF THESE TRIPS. SHE WORKS IN THE FINANCE DEPT. SHE IS THE ONE THAT APPROVES MONEY ISSUSE. FIRE LAQUITA AN KELLI GET THEM OUT OF TOWN. IF THEIR GONNA GET A SETTLEMENT ANYONE. MRS BARTI THINKS SHE HOT SHIT...SHES ALSO MARRIED WHICH SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER IS SHE SLEEPING WITH THAT THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO HER.....
Idiot

Hobbs, NM

#15 Apr 5, 2013
And we wonder why Carlsbad schools are sooo effed up?
No Golden China

Carlsbad, NM

#16 Apr 5, 2013
In the Know wrote:
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Where did it say Ruidoso? You must be one of Kelli's buddies...
Go back and re read what I wrote. I never said it was in Ruidoso! I am not a friend of Kelli's. Maybe you need to be a friend to her, and they can teach you to read.
No Golden China

Carlsbad, NM

#17 Apr 5, 2013
Big Momma wrote:
Guess where all the school board memebers are going next week.They all get to go to San Deigo CA. all trip is paid on us. Yes I agree the school board memebers are at blame for taking all these nice trips all paid they all went to Boston last year with Gary. They all go to bars an get drunk. yes they go to their meetings but after words what do they do,Why are they gonna get rid of Gary as long as they are enjoying the trips all expensives paid hell they LOVE gary for sending them away. Mrs. Singleton also should know better than to take advantage of Gary paying for her bags, come on they make more money than anything....ANd what does the school board bring back to our schools NOTHING just a tab on us. I also know that one of the board memebers his exwife is Principal at Craft is taking along a girlfriend that he has she is getting this trip paid for free. if he is taking her with him is he even going to attend any meetings, instead of taking their wifes or girlfriends why can't the school board memebers that are going room together rather than each one having their own room to have affairs. they go out of town just to hit the bars. Is Kelli Barta going also. if so she'll have plenty of bars to go to...
Also what it the vendeta that LaQuita has against Kelli, why did the schools settle money with Laquita when shes they one that took pictures and sent out,, COME ON SCHOOL BOARD MEMEBERS AND GARY AND KELLI LETS COME OUT WITH WHAT THIS IS REALLY ALL ABOUT,TRUTH WILL BE OUT SOON. ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD RESIGN IF THEY ARE HELPING COVER UP FOR GARY CAUSE THEY ENJOY TAKING ALL THESE TRIPS ON US. AN ALL STAFF THAT WORK WITH THE SCHOOLS CAN'T GET A RAISE CAUSE THERE ARE NO FUNDS. WELL TRANSFERR MONEY AROUND, OH AN HOW ABOUT LAURA GARCIA WHY IS SHE SIGNING OFF FOR ALL OF THESE TRIPS. SHE WORKS IN THE FINANCE DEPT. SHE IS THE ONE THAT APPROVES MONEY ISSUSE. FIRE LAQUITA AN KELLI GET THEM OUT OF TOWN. IF THEIR GONNA GET A SETTLEMENT ANYONE. MRS BARTI THINKS SHE HOT SHIT...SHES ALSO MARRIED WHICH SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER IS SHE SLEEPING WITH THAT THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO HER.....
So who is she sleeping wiht? Inquiring minds want to know.
news

Lovington, NM

#18 Apr 5, 2013
Let's not leave out Ted Cordo@@! And who sleeps with and gets higher positions and get hired because they are supposedly to his liking, looks, figure, hair, and easy!@ We as parents and tax payers have more say than the school board and can fire who we want, how about this community of Carlsbad coming together and going on strike and keep our kid's home until there are changes made and the administration office and so forth is cleaned out and all the bad apples are gone! The state governor should know about this, hell why not our president, it is ridiculous what is happening in our school district!!!!
silent but deadly

Carlsbad, NM

#19 Apr 6, 2013
As always laquinta Wheeler does not give a flying futk about the kids in our schools. I was happy to see her leave PR Leyva she was always rude and has a condescending attitude. What can us parents do to get her out if our school system?
Disgusted

Carlsbad, NM

#20 Apr 6, 2013
The school board has a terrible mess on their hands and know one to blame but themselves. Mr.Perkowski has not been put on leave. Why? Ms. Barta has pending criminal charges of her own and that seems to have been swept under the rug as well. Mr. Perkowski spent the whole 60 day legislative session in Santa Fe in an apartment at school expense. His job is running the schools not running around Sante Fe. Why would the board let him do that, not to mention all of his other trips around the country living it up on the school dime.

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