Bob Linskey & Ross Latona
Last week I received the following blog:
“Someone should tell (name deleted) at PA the feds are in town. He wants to create a $41,000.00, unbudgeted job and already told everyone who's getting it. Congat's (name deleted). If the rest of the board doesn't want a visit from the feds they should vote NO. I heard (name deleted) even tried to make a deal with Bob Linskey???”
I did not approve this, however, it did peak my interest so I did some digging.
Some feel the Pittston Area Board is trying to create a $41,000 job under the guise of a District Safety Coordinator.
Seven of the nine members feel this position will provide information and education regarding adherence to federal and state mandates.
Bob Linskey and Ross Latona voted no to for the position because of budgetary constraints.
The majority feels this new position will actually save the district money along with the possibility of lowering insurance premiums.
The board has reached out to their insurance carrier to see if in fact there would be a rate reduction.
OK – here’s the low down: If the district’s insurance carrier comes back with cost savings to cover the creation of a new $41,000 job, them by all mean hire someone.
However, if the district cannot justify the position with ACTUAL cost savings, then the statement of “create another $41,000 job under the guise District Safety Coordinator” stands.
YOU WILL SEE A NEW MAJORITY ON THIS ISSUE. LINSKEY, LATONNA, BRATLEE, MCANDREW & ADONIZIO WILL VOTE NO, TAKE IT TO THE BANK....THE OTHER GUYS WILL GET A CALL FROM YOU KNOW WHO.....
Shouldn't school officials already know what the federal and state mandates are and shouldn't they ALREADY be adhering to them? I wish there would be no deleted names in these posts so we know who everyone is talking about and be informed about these stupid ideas.
Is $41,000 the magic new for job creation at PA? Didn't they just create a $41,000 part-time Technology Coordinator position too?
Why do they have a Superintendent and a District Principal? Shouldn't they know the district mandates? Or are they busy trying to find ways to take the the football field off the little football players?
God speed new School Board members. Bill Gaffney, Pittston
Why do they panhandle in the streets for money when they already have the poor taxpayers over a barrell?
panhandle---great word---my taxes are high enough.....i just drive on by anymore.I nver used to...I always gave, but after all of this corruption,etc------let them make due with what they have.
I've been hearing that Mark Singer is having second thoughts about this job, good for you Mark and PA taxpayers. Everyone knows which director brought this idea to the board since,you won't print his name the taxpayers will have to ask someone who may have been at the last meeting to find out. By the way Bob Lampman is licking his chops for this vote, it's a sure victory for him and Knick will suffer for this job.
By the way, who pays for the fireworks display at every football game??? I would hope the people's tax dollars aren't being wasted on such a frivolous item!!!
School board, let's get our priorities in order!!
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Well put Joker. I feel the same way about that guy. Who does he think he is? Listen to the bell Bob it tolls for thee!
I enjoy a good coffee after dinner to settle myself at night.
Hey Board Members-You need to start cutting jobs and positions not creating new ones. What the hell is a District Safety Coordinator? Also, why is Cosgrove's salary more the Scrantino's?
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any truth to the rumor that they are scouting nyc squeegie bums to coordinate the coin drops???