Superintendent Responds to Allegations About Assistant Superintendent
Regarding the assistant superintendent position, Uszenski said the 'assistant superintendent went back to his original position because he's tenured in that position.'
In comments posted on the Brick Patch's "boards" section, Fischer wrote: "...the BOE eliminated the assistant superintendent position and hired TWO new people to fill those duties (a husband and wife team) which resulted in an additional salary cost of over $220,000! AND the assistant superintendent was only re-assigned in the district, not terminated so there was no cost saving ... And now it appears that the husband part of the team allegedly could not complete his background check to the satisfaction of either the State, County or our own BOE as his job is now posted for applicants."
Walter Uszenski told Patch that the board hired an academic officer in place of the asst superintendent, and, separately, hired an interim director of special services.
Speaking on the special services position, Uszenski said "we didn't have a director there, so that is the reason the interim was there, and now we need to replace that position with a full-time permanent position."
Regarding the assistant superintendent position, Uszenski said the "assistant superintendent went back to his original position because he's tenured in that position."
Regarding other allegations made in the comments section on this Patch thread, Uszenski said: "every single employee, we get a copy of their finger prints, and a background check on the person. They have to go through that process to work in a public school."