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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Life's a beach for Hamburg School Interim Superintendent Richard Jetter

According to sources, the interim superintendent Richard Jetter is on vacation for the week of February 3, 2014.   We were advised that Richard has left the snowbelt for a little R & R south of the Mason Dixon line.

So, while the weather in Western New York has been in flux, and schools have had to close several times this school year, Hamburg interim superintendent Richie Jetter felt it a good time to get a jump start on his tan and took a week away from his temporary placement as school superintendent.



In most instances,  school district superintendents are prevented from taking any vacation time during student attendance days.  The single most important duty of any school leader is to ensure the safety and well-being of children and staff.  In Richie's case he seems more concerned about cheap airfare and R & R, than he is about the school district and his alleged candidacy to fill the permanent position of Superintendent of Hamburg Schools.   After all, Richie left town during the week of the scheduled final round of interviews.

So, lets take a look at the facts:

Interim superintendent Richie Jetter gets paid an additional $170.00 per day  (additional $850.00/ week or $3,400.00/month, since July Richie has collected approximately $25,000 additional for attempting to be superintendent).

Richie Jetter has NO superintendent experience, and only 2 years experience in a school district central office.

Hamburg schools has exceeded the district allocation for snow days. In response to the excessive snow days, and in and effort to "make-up" instruction time, Richie Jetter violated the school board approved 13-14 calendar and publicized on January 30, 2014 that Thursday and Friday February 20 and 21, Monday, April 21 & Friday, May 23 will be student and staff attendance days.  All staff and students were told they needed to attended school on those days.  

Yes, approximately two weeks before February break, Richie Jetter decides to cut break short and open schools.   With no regard for staff, students and families and the plans they may have had in place to travel or simply spend time together, Richie pulls the run from underneath these community members, and turns their break plans topsy turvy.  Many families in response to Richie's announcement promptly modified schedules in an effort to minimize any financial penalties related to changing vacation terms.     

Now, the school district web page reflects a change to Richie's late January announcement.  An announcement made today claims that schools will be closed as scheduled in February, April and May.   Many families who made changes to their vacations over the weekend and early this week, are now facing modified vacations because an interim superintendent- with NO administrative experience- was too concerned with his vacation plans to worry about making informed and sound decisions for staff, students and families. 

So, with Richie on "vaca" who decided to reverse the asinine Jetter move?  

So while people are trying to figure out whether schools are open or closed, please rest assured that Richie, who is making an additional $170.00 per day on top of his hefty $130,000 salary is enjoying a little R & R on the beach.  It is important to note, that most school superintendent contracts prevent the use of student and staff attendance days for personal vacation.  

But, it seems that the rules don't apply to Richie.  


24 comments:

big promises and lies said...

again, how is Richard Jetter going to spin the lay offs massive lay offs to balance the school budget. Teachers promised raises by Richard Jetter are in for a big surprise. Just about everyone can see through this one, promises just like the candidates this past May, promised the moon to get what they wanted. Sick

George said...

If Rick wasnt sun bathing he might have had a chance to read the Buffalo News today. Kenton- where he met his bride (the mother of a student-yuck- bad visual) has a 7 million dollar budget gap. Hey Rick put down the Mai Tai and get a handle on Hamburg. Wait, do you have any business courses or just fluffy magic bus crap? Seriously a man in Florida in February when a budget hasnt been written, and speaking of school schedules where is the one for 14-15? Hey Rick- do your job you loser!

Grey Beard said...

So if Rick is getting $170 bucks a day for being intrem, does that mean that while he is on vacation he does NOT get that extra money? (because he's on vacation and not doing the job)

sneaky & weak said...

Our concerns arise from last sb meeting{ viewed on dist web page} The supt suggests more funds to be allocated for school district unemployment fund. Jetter knows more and will not let us have the hard truth until after he snags the superintendent's job. Sorry we are all biting our nails. This not only affects those on the bottom of the seniority list but class size and programing. Students will be the losers. Weak is not what is needed here. Weak not to let us know the truth. Outright sneaky

Fred said...

19 staff- 6 Elementary Teachers, 3 SpecEd Teachers, 1 from English, Social, Math and Health. 2 Guidance Councilors, School Psychologist, One ElEd Principle (fired) and a couple of others. Richard wants the lunch staff to be punished for organizing.

Support Staff is closer to 25. The only way to close the budget gap is to ax these folks. Rick certainly wouldnt mention that- he has been planning his week off and David already gave him the job. Once the budget is exposed to the public- after Richards job offer then the staff will learn about next year. Does anyone know how much retirement contributions are going up next year, or healthcare costs? Of course NOT because dumby Richard doesnt know his basic maths. What will the community say when their children are in classes of 30? And they got no one to blame because they want Richie and his magic bus. Is the man on heavey duty drugs? The crap you learn listening to people talk. Little Laura Heeeter sure does blab after sucking back a bottle of wine. Amazing that small frame doesnt float away the way she guzzles it down. Dismiss as rumor and inuendo, or wait til April.

Laura said...

So, how much does a person get paid to adopt disabled children? Could someone look into what social services pays? When a person cant pay for themselves and their spouse, without filing BK, why would they adopt children- Ya know the reason is THE MONEY.

Anonymous said...

Rick Jetter is LIAR, the very worst kind of LIAR. He actually believes his lies. This comes from a guy who was teaching middle school and was screwing one of his male students mothers. Now, he is married to the mother and the poor kid from middle school is stuck with a screwball step father who is about 7 years older than him. Nice work Rick- we all saw you starting out. Why dont you tell someone about DEXTER TERRACE...or is that a dirty Erie One BOCES cover-up?

Anonymous said...

Lay offs are a given and how is anyone going to give anyone a raise?

concerned said...

Lay off lists please, we need to know

Anonymous said...

Its a FEDERAL Felony to "spy"- invade someone's privacy. Wait til that breaks, thanks for taking the bait. Dumb Dumb

Jennifer said...

Who is in Naples Fla?

AL said...

Laura Heeter lost her teaching license because she was have an extramartial affair with a father in her school community. The father was a thief, and Laura loved spending his money even though it was not his he stole it from the students of the school district. Laura had NO issue taking the mans stolen money, so how can she be trusted in Hamburg. She and her current husband are estranged, and they do things just to collect on the social security money. She is a liar, thief and phoney. Cmon Concerned Hamburg, I sent you police reports and revoted teaching certification from the state of PA, please publish!!!!!!!

Joan's friend said...

Our friend Joan did a lot for Laura & her kids and in return she turned on Joan. I did not support Laura than and will never support her. Insecure woman who thrives on being the helpless woman who needs the support of men. She is trying hard to gain support of Joan's friends now and I can assure you if it is it is only for the moment, we remember.

Anonymous said...

Nothing mentioned at the boars of ed meeting regarding the budget. Just gobblygook. we are absent leadership

Anonymous said...

People, kids are already in class sizes of 30 or more. Thanks to three years of layoffs. This is crazy! How can our kids' classes possibly get any bigger? Discipline is out of control at the high school and it's no wonder why. How can teachers possibly handle that many kids at once without having a breakdown of behavior? The kids are getting away with murder because it is impossible to give them the attention and support they need when they are competing against 30 other kids. This is a mistake for sure and the ones paying for it are our children.

staff said...

Massive lay offs and our school leaders are keeping it from us until after Dr. Jetter is anointed superintendent

Anonymous said...

3946 Hampton Brook Dr
Hamburg, NY 14075

Anonymous said...

7192 McKee Ct
Macungie, PA 18062

Anonymous said...

Laura Heeter lost her credentials to teach because she is a liar and she was having an affair on her husband with a man who was stealing money from the school district in which Laura tried to teacher. Laura now has a life situation in which she gets paid to have children. We are yawning Laura. Has Joan taken you back as a patient. Go cry a river of tears on the shoulders of the men you provide oral pleasure to, everyone knows you are dirt Laura Heeter- filthy dirt. Laura Heeter is a dirt bag.

Anonymous said...

I worked with Laura at simply gourmet in hamburg village she is a nasty gossip who doesn't care about anything or anybody, the only reason she got a job at the cafe is so she can gossip. It is true that she only opened her house to more people is so she can get the welfare check.she told us about her affairs in penna, and with the superintendent of hamburg schools. She through she was better than everyone. She is a sick lady , I actually voted for Joan calkins over Laura sick Heeter.

Tim McNamara said...

Rick Jetter is the most disgusting nauseating person know if the schools. He is an asshole of large sizes. Ask me, I know

Anonymous said...

Watch out Hamburg. Things did NOT go well for him in his last district.

Anonymous said...

Jetter just tells people what they want to hear. I personally have heard him lie to one person and then tell someone else something completely different. Getting rid of Jetter is easy. Give him a bowl of peanuts and make him eat one peanut every time he tells a lie. He won't last long with his allergies! Good luck to Hamburg, you have already had problems. Ken-ton and NT, however are glad to be rid of this self-promoting guy who could not stand his condescending arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Jetter's affair with a parent while in Ken-Ton, only shows what kind of integrity he has. Yes, he is just a few years older than his step son and some of his kids are younger than his grand kids. Why not use your school district as a playground to date parents of poorly behaved students? Why would Hamburg want a superintendent with integrity?