Amazing what a list on school spring! Something is wrong in the system. CT you need to clean house.
Dolanite: Our Mayor and City are awesome!
Reality: Teachers, Cops, Fire fighters transferring like wild fire.
In fact the only well paid group in our city is the DPW. And to their credit, our city looks great. But you rarely hear about a DPW worker who is unhappy and ready to leave. But the three groups I mentioned above, with all of their inner issues, the schools taking the cake.
My point is everyone acts like everything is great because property values are high. But what if they weren't? And we're just one collapse away from that again. We'd be concentrating on those three issues a lot more than we are now. We need to pay our Teachers, Officers, and Fire Fighters better. Why would we want the scraps when we could have and retain the best!? And please no crying poor, we all know the city has funds stored away.
You have every right to be concerned.It's a constantly revolving door of staff up there, it's impossible to keep track of who anyone is any more.The poster above is correct.
What's going on in Melrose? The word is no one is happy in most of the schools. Why not more principals leaving then just staff. That's a good question to all the taxes payers. The Hoover has not enough help for the teachers. Everyone's absent at the Horace Mann. The ECC is told to do things that are not true. The High school is a mess and SC is still a teacher. The Roosevelt staff is in mourning over the loss of the secretary. And MBM is blaming her CRAZY performance on BC. Telling CT a new secretary will solve her problems.Lincoln principal is starting to not be trusted also. MVMMS he will continue driving out staff for CT.
Melrose is filling position from anyone and everyone. They don't care who they hire as long as they pass the cori and they are not a level 3. So looking for a job go to Melrose you are sure to be hired.
Keep on electing these idiots on the school committee and this stuff will only get worse- wake up people - the SC hires the super - the super is incompetent and arrogant to boot! Connect the friggin dots! And angel-hearing, Margaret Driscoll leads the lemmings - what else do you expect? Dysfunctional - dysfunctional, dysfunctional!
Can't forget the Winthrop School no staff left. That school is a revolving door. They can't get out fast enough. That principal is nasty and looking to get rid of anyone for CT. SC are you hearing the people of Melrose. I lived here for 25 years and it has not changed for the better.
I worked with MBM for a few years and she would go to my boss and make accusations that are not true. She has CT so fooled that she is the best principal in Melrose.
Roosevelt is in chaos! I've been a parent at the Roosevelt for five years and I've never seen anything like this. MBM is blaming it on the secretary leaving? She doesn't answer e-mails, notices aren't being sent out, schedules are wrong, the website hasn't been updated. This is her third year at the Roosevelt, she should know how to do something... BC was there for over ten years. She knew the school, procedures, parents, students, and there was never a problem with communication. MBM has a temporary secretary now, so how is a new secretary going to help her?
You have every right to be concerned.What's going on in Melrose?
KC was a game-playing, semi-literate, pony-tail-flicking, rude, phony snake who has jettisoned herself into her Peter-Principle heights by stepping over anyone and anything in her way (poor bestie BC and JS, or the rest of her then-fellow-new Melrose admin "Dreamteam" (a Dolan claim) didn't fare as well). Not so very long ago she was still naive enough to be posting her drunk party pix on her open FB (while she was a new PrinceEPal). She was also called on the carpet for her disrespectful public conduct. Now she's all Executive and Expensive. But still a phony, no doubt still arrogant and rude, and not at all what anyone who knows could call a real Educator.
"Vernochhi"--funny that (kind of like Family Guy's "Bergina"). He may not have been a bad guy, but he most certainly was a walking talking disaster at that school, and the hiring by his BFF Rosemary was entirely a crooked crony deal that never should have been allowed, as is the case with probably most of the higher-level hirings (from the botton rung) the past few years. Sure, what ensued may have technically qualified as a witch hunt, but he did himself no favors with his public bad conduct and many very stupid and offensive actions. He can thank his good buddies CC and her BFF KC (who was chair of SC then) for making sure the catastrophe led to a $40,000+ attorney payout--at taxpayer expense with no disclosure, naturally, under very shady circumstances--secret/illegal Exec Session (lawyer being a recent major donor to KC, who did not recuse herself from the proceedings in order to get her buddy paid in full with no questions asked) and the unjust firing of a Globe journalist following a completely botched lockdown (and KC's abuse of power, the SC's illegal ejection of the reporter from a public meeting, and on and on the mess and stink goes). Both V and RL-C got unjustly treated by the corrupt mess of a SC in the end, though neither were innocent either. And it's all been downhill since then.... Hard to imagine where the bottom might be!
PS, Prince-E-Pal: Thinking these types were good because you "interacted" with them a lot says quite a lot about your quite obvious low standards.
"you spent hours of your morning trying to write"
about 3.5 minutes, actually, but who's counting....
and you still didn't get it--his name isn't VeRnocchi!
The ongoing ignorance/arrogance and stupidity--this is the real reason good hires steer clear, as the smart ones do and should.
Another special needs teacher leaves the High school. TR a great teacher for that department. TR will be missed by all the staff and students. Bye my friend.
What's the new twitter Melrose sent out for the lock down on Friday? What happened to the automatic calls to the residents. Also, why didn't all school get locked down?
3rd year principals really change. Chaos you have no idea what she is doing. Blaming it on
the secretary is the real MBM. MBM will never change and she will continue to fail. More
than any principal that ever worked in the old or the new school. MBM is the most dishonest
person you will meet. Parents, PTO, Staff, Secretaries, you can change this for our
The real question.How come staff is leaving?
No, the real question is... "Why are the good people leaving?"
Wait when did TR leave?
Dolan is a DONKEY!!! That is why good people are leaving.
Dolan is not DONKEY.It is us is the donkey. Mayor Dolan is a good men.
Another semi-literate MHS grad heard from.
Their not learning like your supposed to, like I are!
Maybe I jumped the gun. Maybe it's a teacher. Having read some of the crap that comes out of there, it's not outside the realm of possibility.
Why are the good people leaving?
Jealousy, bullies, unhealthy environment! That is why people are leaving. Dolan is a Donkey!!!
Some teachers are not like they used to be! That's why children are not learning as well because it shows they don't care.
I miss Mr Brow! The new guy wants to make headlines by arresting everyone. Bring back Brow and Stanton.
You mean Dumb & Dumber.[:))]
The real question.Whats going on at the schools?
Relax old man, don't want you to get too excited. If you don't think pay is the number one reason people leave you are stupid. Unlike you I have friends in every one of those fields, and they ALL say the same thing. Pay is garbage compared to similar, surrounding cities/towns. Also you are dead wrong in saying Melrose has always been low paid. That is just a bold faced lie with no proof behind it. Go watch murder she wrote and leave the important things to people still in the workforce. [/quote]
Get real! And I am still "in the game" earning a weekly paycheck!If you are wrong about this - you must be wrong about most thing you speak of! And just to clarify - I only said that pay was not the only issue why people leave a system. We have lost a lot of good, qualified, excellent teachers over the past 4 years and many of these teachers confided to their friends that they can not stand senior management staff and how they poorly treat their staffs and teachers. Some of these same teachers have even published articles in the local papers about it. Work environment, the potential to be promoted, and how much respect and support they get from their supervisors and admin staff play more important roles in why people come and go in our school district. And unless you are a city hack or have a vested interest in maintaining our incompetent school administrators, you would understand this.
Concerning the teacher that wanted to transfer to Melrose - he does not bring his seniority with him from his other school and of course each school system has a different pay scale based on its local collective bargaining contract. You will never get a 1:1 salary having seniority in one school and not at the new school. He must have been working at a more wealthy school system than Melrose.
Concerning our police...we have a small police force so if you are young and looking for quick promotions - Melrose is not that place unless you intend it make it career in Melrose - they also augment their normal pay with paid detail so they have an opportunity to make significantly more money than teachers. Please don't lump them these city employees together in the same basket because they are not similar situations.
That's all Melrose deserves for pay its not Winchester. Melrose has a lot of
inexperienced teachers due to this administration and its not stopping. So
get out while you are ahead!!!
To All....we have much less than 63 police officers - and have the smallest police force of our surrounding communities - get your facts straight! And there is a big difference between the pay of police and teachers - police frequently can augment their pay with paid details.
And the other poster is correct in saying that we have a large number of very young teachers which also brings down the average teacher salary for the district - incomplete statistics can certainly make things seem more dire.
Thank god for liberals. Without them all we would have is a$$hole Republican would just want to give tax breaks to the rich. I paid more taxes than Donald (Bouffant) Trump did and I made much less.
Ps. I believe he made $64 million and paid zero, nada, zilch in taxes. Not bad and he still wants more tax breaks.
Hey dopey! Trump didn't break any laws or the IRS would be all over him. If he didn't pay any taxes it was because the tax codes allowed it. Maybe you need to get into the real estate business or hire a tax accountant. More than 50 % of Americans don't pay taxes.
Hey Kudos, just a reminder that Trump is currently being audited for several tax years, it was not a random audit. He has been caught violating the tax laws before and that is why the IRS is currently all over him. Ironically, he is using this as an excuse to not release is tax returns! So smarten up and do your home before you spew lies and insults just like just your protégé!