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While I formally retire in August, I will pursue part-time consulting, administrative, and/or teaching opportunities.
Dr. Maureen Marshall November 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hint: simultaneously - Recall THIS PAST THURDAY, 10 MAY 2012 – TRIFILO, FINCOMM, ETC
District wants retiring supt. to stay for year - Skills, experience cited as factors
- (A geographical unit for the local administration of schools i.e. Ms. Maureen Marshall, *LDS. and her *Sup-pets Marshalling More Money)
- Skills, experience cited as factors
- (i.e. puppet, puppeteer, puppeteering)
By James F. Russell CORRESPONDENT
BARRE — Although Maureen M. Marshall officially retires in August (after the end of present fiscal year to insure more retirement dollars) (keep in mind she was never really leaving) as the dual-serving superintendent (dual-finanical and educational failures to both said districts) of the Quabbin Regional and North Middlesex Regional school districts, discussions have been ongoing to keep her (keep in mind she was never really leaving) at the Quabbin post (note: North Middlesex Learned a Valuable Lesson by ‘letting her go’ out to pasture) at least until next year, and possibly longer (As a Global Citizen Educational Consultant for IBO), the *school board chairman (*Sup-pet) confirmed in an interview.
- Quabbin Regional School Committee Chairman Edward F. Leonard said Mrs. Marshall’s skills, experience and understanding of the community are a major factor. (keep in mind she was never really leaving)
- “We are anxious (Experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. to insite fear) to secure (Marshalling More Money) the services of Dr. Marshall (keep in mind she was never really leaving) for as long as we can have them,” Mr. Leonard* said.
- As school chief in two districts covering eight towns, Mrs. Marshall is paid about $200,000, which the two organizations split. Barre, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree and Oakham make up the Quabbin district. North Middlesex includes Ashby, Pepperell and Townsend. (dual-finanical and educational failures to both said districts self serving its author)
- Wakefield school Superintendent Joan Landers becomes the North Middlesex school chief on Aug. 1. Ms. Landers will be paid $160,000 per year. Data on the school’s website show $99,298 was budgeted for the position this year under the shared arrangement. The school board’s fiscal 2013 budget shows $250,000 allocated for the superintendent’s position.(Wakefield is NOT BARRE NOR NEW BRAINTREE, ETC)
- Mrs. Marshall (again, what’s with the Mrs. all of a sudden) became the North Middlesex superintendent (1 PTE or 0.5 FTE) with a starting salary of $157,000 in 2007 — after resigning from the Quabbin position. But she returned to Quabbin in 2009 when she began as the school chief of both districts.
Mrs. Marshall’s Quabbin career began as high school biology and chemistry instructor in 1972. She was promoted to science department head in 1975, then to junior high school associate principal in 1980.
- The following year, the West Boylston school district hired her as the associate high school principal. Mrs. Marshall rejoined Quabbin in 1985 as high school principal. She was promoted to superintendent in 1986. (And YOU taxpayer’s have been ridden hard and long for all of her, her Sup-pets, and Sub-Sup-pets toys).
Here are some additional facts that Russell the Reporter apparently overlooked or deemed insignificant so as to provide a balanced story:
- North Middlesex formally announced Marshall’s “retirement” on November 29, 2011. The fix was already in to have her return to Quabbin as foreshadowed by her comment: “While I formally retire in August, I will pursue part-time consulting, administrative, and/or teaching opportunities” (back in Wonderland). The Quabbin School Committee never formed a search committee for her replacement. Why not? (rhetorical).
- Rather, the QRSD Committee’s minutes on November 11, 2011 reflect a sense of status quo with a new and improved evaluation form for Marshall.
- On December 8, 2011 the QRSD School Committee makes public Marshall’s plans to “retire” and the Central Office Subcommittee, led by Chairman Leonard and Barreites Mark Brophy and Lee Wolanin “will meet again to discuss how to proceed“. (Quietly and not in public – for starters. )
- On February 16, 2012 after receiving a glowing review from the School Committee, Marshall “indicated that she is willing to work” for Quabbin – and not retire so long has it doesn’t negatively impact her pension. And what about Marshall “notifying the Committee” that NMRSD extended her contract to August 30, 2012?? Wasn’t that already public news three months earlier?!! What theatre!! And so the School Committee unanimously voted to allow Edward “the sycophant” Leonard, to (quietly) begin negotiating a new contract for ’12′-’13 (kinda like when he quietly negotiated the entire shared superintendency deal years earlier).
- March 8, 2012 the Quabbin Solar connection is revealed. The District will be entertaining proposals from Dean Trifilo-Iandoli and other unnamed interested parties. Hmmm… Then it’s revealed on April 12th that the Central Office Subcommittee held a meeting on the 5th how the District will put together an RFP for a solar project with the assistance of the Hampshire Council of Governments. No other details of the RFP have since been made public. (see: Catherine Trifilo’s public appearance last week at the QRSD budget hearing. My dear Russell the Reporter, either you were played or you are playing along. Which is it??)
- It’s also revealed on April 12th how the Central Office Subcommittee, ruled by Leonard, will “decide on the process for the superintendent search” (this secret will remain such for another 8-10 months at which time a national search will be launched to only discover: 1. There’s no one better than Marshall, or 2. Marshall’s lieutenant Cheryl Duval is the “right fit”.)
You see Wonderland, the QRSD School Committee and the Doc are no different than Barre Inc. They see one color: GREEN. It’s what makes the world go ’round. Energy credits here. Eight percent salary hikes there. There’s no way these swindlers will stop. They can’t. They don’t know how to say “no”. It’s in their DNA.
I assure you that this was a very difficult decision to make. I deeply care about the students and the staff of this district. In many ways I would love to be the superintendent who with the Committee’s help and guidance would continue not only to improve programs, but also the infrastructure of our schools. Yet, there are issues that encourage me to consider retirement…
Dr. Maureen Marshall November 29, 2011
I’m truly moved.
Wonderland you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. This warped magical mystery ride is about to reach new heights of monetary madness…
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