I see Mr O'Brien copped a previous posters" BigMac" tag. Anyway, to the new "leaders:". How much is enough? How much money do you want to continue to destroy our schools? 50 million? 75 million? (That was the last number they gave us to get the job done-new school.). 100 million dollars ( you can probably pay off all the law suits too.)Give us the number you ninnies think will get us off Level 4, never mind Level 1
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
My vote says it's Olivio
The Quinnster! Remember she announced she was about to have a stroke at the last school committee meeting because the guidance personnel didn't answer her question fast enough.
Well it sounds like Buzz is more likely to have the stroke.One hour till dumb fest!
If they held these meetings weekly we could probably sell them to the comedy channel as a reality series. That might pay for the unemployment and legal expenses.
Great idea. You should run for Selectman!
I was going to agree with this idea, but tonight's episode, with the exception of Olivio, was really short on character development. Except for him they didn't show any character at all.
It's time --- lights, camera, inaction.
What about tomorrow's headline in the T & G? Southbridge superintendent seeks medical leave. Is Pat Gardner going to be the replacement? Never a dull moment!
Brent Abrahamson thinks their great. That ought be all you need to hear. King DB kissing the Queens asses.I had Abrahamson in school and he sucked! He still sucks! And his want-to-be blog sucks
On one hand Brent thinks they are great, but on the other hand he writes on his blog that he wants a state takeover. Face it, he's on every side of every issue.
If the speaker at public input wants to address cronyism and nepotism perhaps he should look into the influx of people from Springfield.
Gardner is at the meeting sitting there like a deer in headlights. OMG! Our district is screwed!
I thought Abrahamson was a blow hard. He couldn't carry Ted Bartlett's baggage. Keep in mind, Ted is looking for something - he always is.
Olivio speaks! To those who thought Olivio could not speak - he can. He and Bartlett trade nonsense.A masterful job by Big Mac blowing smoke up our ass tonight
What an absolute embarrassment this school committee and administration is. Our poot kids!
Let's all clap for Ted. How embarrassing these twits are.
Now the $$$$$$$ report. Can you believed it, we're short $$$$$. Died, heating, transportation over, over, over. But Buzz said we have these "newly" created monthly budget updates. He and the girls must have been in CA when wrcall froze our asses off. CA Dream in - Southbridge taxpayers oayin'.
Listening to the Finance Director answer questions -- I think I'm going to have a stroke, like right now.
Where does Quinney get her blouses, David Bowie's Goodwill donations?
Jeez, now we're outsourcing our principal search to Brazil and China?
Gardner keeps saying how excited she is while looking as excited as a dog about to get neutered.
Am I the only one who thought that McLoughlin looked extremely uncomfortable in explaining Buzz's absence?
I agree, especially when she said that making Gardner's appointment didn't preclude Buzz from returning.
OMG, Olivo stands up!
At least he showed integrity unlike McLoughlin who tried to justify the committee's behavior at the last meeting in her chair woman's remarks.
That may have been the most pathetic school committee meeting ever. Are we paying Buzz 155 000 to sit on the beach in CA, it not. You frauds!
yes GOOD FOR HIM but too bad he is stuck on an island with an active erupting volcano that no one wants to visit or pay attention to.
Did you see how icy the exchange between Quinney and Congdon was? And then Olivo broke ranks with the party line. It's the end of the world as they know it!
I give them a D- for effectiveness and an F for sincerity.
Well when this year's MCAS scores come out you'll be giving them an "F" for effectiveness too.
Are you actually blaming the School Committee for the failure of the teachers?
Maybe Quinney will feel better if somebody reminds her that things appearing on the internet last FORE-EVER... LOL Stroker Ace
How sad.for our kids. I didn't sleep last night thinking about the school committee meeting. Their disingenuous talk about the prior meeting's attack on those poor guidance counselors was as bad as the actual attacks that Ms. McLoughlin failed to control. She wanted the boss seat and failed to use it properly.Then the BS that she gave us regarding the missing superintendent was deplorable. We have entrusted our kids education to a person with no real experience, other than being principal at a failing high school in western Mass. She has been here 8 months, and by all accounts is a nasty, condescending, unprofessional person. Her wife is also now teaching social studies at the new school after Buzz terminated a veteran teacher (law suit underway)I voted for McLoughlin and regret it so much. I hate to pull my two lids out, but they're leaving my husband and I no choice.
Absolutely correct. there was no apology and McLaughlin didn't speak the truth!yes it certainly was a public personnel evaluation that was conducted on the guidance staff . It was also one on this school committee and they FAILED MISERABLY. no gavel to stop it - no point of order to stop it. - no reason to not school choice and NO LEADERSHIP anywhere on this committee. Olivio may have found his voice and the correct message but it is too little too late. The damage to the staff is done. The damage to the credibility of this school committee on full display for all to see.The district is a sinking ship too far gone to be brought into port for repairs.
I teach with the above mentioned history teacher who is an excellent teacher, was a Fulbright Scholar, and has tamed some of the toughest kids in the high school. Her partner is a retired Springfield teacher. Enough.
The DESE monitors will be presenting their quarterly report on April 29. They will most assuredly tell the committee how smashingly well things are going.
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