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,
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