District employee situation alarming
To the editor:
In recent months there have been many personnel that have been either non- renewed, demoted or hours cut. Interestingly, these are all strong women with the exception of the Tech Director. Many of these people have worked for the Mascenic District for 15-plus years. Some were mailed a non-renewal and some of them their positions were posted without their knowledge. They include Jenifer Krook, business administrator, non-renewed; technology director, non-renewed; Sally Barrnett, Title I director, non-renewed; the entire Title I department, non-renewed; Linda Lannin, occupational therapist, non-renewed; all special services, non-renewed; Mascenic guidance director, demoted; Terri Pasieka, high school guidance secretary, hours cut.
This is an alarming amount of personnel. These were the same people that were working for the Mascenic District when the district won all their awards? Why is the superintendent cleaning house? I wonder what administrator or department will be next? I guess a new broom does sweep clean.
Why don’t you go to a School Board meeting and ask what is happening? Oh wait, you can’t speak to this during public communication unless it is on their controlled agenda. Okay, so email them and ask. I forgot, they don’t respond to emails. Hmm, how does the public get to communicate their concerns? Maybe through the newspaper?
A concerned citizen of the Mascenic School District,
Linda A. Kivela