UPDATE: We were just notified today that it was MSDWT Board President Don Kite who instigated this vacation in San Diego using scares MSDWT dollars.
We wrote about James Mervilde and his fat paycheck back in October 2008. Evidently someone at Washington Township is irritated enough that they looked up past postings about him and left this comment. In fact, two different comments were left this week on that old post. If you know anything...feel free to tattle. During the Governor's State of the State address, I couldn't help but think of Mervilde as school administration costs were mentioned. We spend somewhere around $11,000 per student each year now. The comment below sounds like it is from a teacher (making many times less than Mervilde) who is undoubtedlyl too afraid of retribution to go anywhere but a blog and post. Gannett's Indy Star won't likely dig deep.
HERE IS THE ANONYMOUS COMMENT OF NOTE LEFT THIS WEEK:
The media needs to take some time to expose why the Washington Township Board and Mervilde made a decision to go San Diego for a "conference" for several days. I am not sure if Mervilde's right-hand man (Hibbard) is going on the trip. During a time when funding is becoming more and more scare for education, why are they spending a lot of money to venture to San Diego? I am sure that they will come up with some self-serving reason for spending the money for this trip. Mervilde and Hibbart are very good at not answering parent's questions and they are certainly darn good at not responding to teachers' emails nor including the teachers in any decision within the district. The board must get rid of these two clowns because Washington Township is certainly not what it use to be.
James Mervilde, Washington Township's Superindendent (salary + perks = $250k) takes San Diego junket? ~
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