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June 10, 2014

The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education has decided to take a different approach to hiring a new superintendent....

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Jun-11-14 3:08 PM

I hear Vanyo is leaving G'ville by the end of the year...maybe he'll apply.

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Jun-11-14 11:22 AM

TA, our students are already suffering a bad educational 'experience' as a result bad judgement and poor decisions. Every year Property Tax payers have reach deeper to support this mess. I, for one, would like to hear more details regarding this rather than dismiss it out of hand.

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Jun-11-14 9:30 AM

What are the minimal requirements? And, if you look at the scorecards, many districts made a point of hiring from outside and the results were dismal. The key is to hire a leader who has the respect of the staff. You can't lead if nobody follows. Most teachers want a strong leader, not a pushover lacking intergrity. Arch, you may disagree with that, but for better or worse that's how it works in the real world.

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Jun-11-14 5:28 AM

Architect: You present an attractive and provocative theory but please cite your evidence with documentable cases. Also, don't you mean "loses?"

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Jun-10-14 10:17 PM

The proposal to promote an existing principal to Superintendent is doomed to failure. Principal's don't possess the even the minimal requirements and experience to serve as a Superintendent. Further, when a Principal from within a district is selected as the Superintendent there are many intended and unintended negative consequences.

Every local district that has promoted a Principal to a Superintendent has found out the hard way what a poor decision it was. The promoted Principal's use their "friendly" relationships with staff as Superintendent to have a rubber stamping Board of Education selected so there is no challenge to their proposal, regardless of how poor they are, amounting to one party rule.

The students suffer with a poor education experience and the taxpayers have to reach deeper into their pockets to support the failed leadership. Everyone, except the Superintendent and their minions looses.

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Jun-10-14 4:18 PM

Coluccielo has what it takes to lead a district, wisdom, experience and the guts to make tough decisions. You don't learn that in college or by "getting" an advanced degree. If he can impart on his successor half of what he knows the district will be left in capable hands.

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