Monday, October 20, 2014

MORE QUALIFIED THAN OTHERS.

Batiste continues to insult WPS60 employees with big titles and paychecks and abuse of his fiduciary duties in favor of his crony Leila Eames, to whom he awarded sole source contracts totaling $79,000 additional taxpayer dollars in the last two years. 

His decision reflects his conclusion that there were no capable folks in the employ of the district to provide this guidance.

We identified these Administrators already on the payroll at Waukegan Public Schools District 60 with responsibility areas that could easily encompass monitoring Principals.

Mrs. Judith M. Green, C.A.S.
Associate Superintendent for School Leadership and Development
FY2014 Salary Paid $128,200.93
Start date 1/19/90 in district; promoted to current position 7/1/13

Joan E. Brixey, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Professional Practice
FY2014 Salary Paid $138,195.32
Start date 7/1/06 in district; promoted to current position 7/1/13

Mrs. Marilyn J. Krajenta, M.Ed
Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Development
FY2014 Salary Paid $125,922.57
Start date 7/1/06 in district; promoted to current position 7/1/13

What do they do all day to earn their compensation? Perhaps we should have them provide a time & motion study accounting for their time?

Batiste is responsible to the good citizens of Waukegan who now demand to have the Eames contract cancelled with the return of all monies paid to her for exercising poor judgment and wasting taxpayer funds.



Where does Mary Lamping figure into these decisions?
  • Lamping had every opportunity to counsel Batiste on fiscal conservatism and the use of in-house Admin staff
  • Lamping is the primary force in the negotiations with the teachers' union and is surely aware of the hiring of Anthony Ficarelli at premium dollars to provide outside counsel in lieu of Tom Morris, General Counsel.
  • Lamping is fully aware of the hiring/promotion of additional administrators with a raw payroll that now totals $14.9 Million.
  • Lamping has direct input in the WPS60 budget that is submitted to ISBE
  • Lamping believes she is heir apparent to succeed the lame duck Superintendent, Batiste
Lamping is Batiste's partner in this plot.

Lamping's imprint is all over the decisions that have been implemented to waste funds for personal gain of friends and family. 

An immediate independent audit of the use of funds by the current administration is demanded. In the interim, a trustee should be appointed to oversee daily operations of the district to prevent further syphoning off of taxpayers funds.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.