Saturday, June 20, 2015

Glodzik to jail; Is Louis Elmy of a sociopath?

Goldzik went to jail today. No gloating. There were many that helped him including Dessoye (both) and Leighton and many cops on the take... and a DA paralyzed in fear to make a move.

Gerard Dessoye, a crtical component of LAG Towing's CARS FOR CASH... gets a "daddy hug" from Salavantis.

This is our DA folks!


Is Elmy a sociopath?

From Betty Roccogransi of the Times Leader:

Fresh off their unpopular votes to close Meyers High School, spend about $100 million to 
build a new one at Coughlin and not allow the public to have a say about the matter in 
November’s election, two Wilkes-Barre Area School Board members once again demonstrated 
they will do as they please.

What pleased them Monday night was hiring a few more relatives.

You GOTTA be kidding, you say. Why be surprised when this was simply business as usual for this group?

Remember the nepotism policy the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center’s joint 
operating committee discussed back in February? It’s obviously still on the back burner 
collecting dust. But with good reason.

Board member John Quinn, one of WBA’s representatives on the CTC board, said in March that
 any such policy this board passes must be done right.

So meanwhile, with no obstacle blocking its path, the CTC board voted to hire the niece of 
Louis Elmy and the daughter-in-law of Ned Evans. Elmy and Evans both represent WBA on the
 CTC board.

Business as usual

Both directors are also kind of shameless. And so is the rest of the board’s WBA contingent, 
Denise Thomas and Quinn, who voted for both hirings, and James Susek, who voted only for
 Elmy’s niece. Don’t they see or care how the public they just snubbed in their home district 
perceives this?

Elmy and Evans didn’t vote for their relatives because they can’t. So they abstained. But it’s
 apparently acceptable for a board member to make the motion to hire his kin because Elmy, 
the personnel committee chairman, did just that. He wasn’t at the meeting but participated via 
a conference call, the Times Leader reported.

So after he got the ball rolling, his fellow board members did the rest. And that’s the way it’s 
done at this school.

Crestwood School District representative Gene Mancini, who in March brought up the 
preposterous idea of implementing a nepotism policy at a school where nepotism reigns 
supreme, said he asked for an update at the April meeting. He said Quinn first corrected him 
that it was a hiring not a nepotism policy that was being considered. Then he informed him a 
board committee was discussing it.

Now don’t laugh, but Ned Evans, who’s daughter-in-law was hired Monday, is on that 
committee. So we’re guessing nepotism isn’t a very big concern of his.

Regarding the job Elmy’s niece, Samantha Elmy, got, administrative director Frank Majikes
 reassured everyone that she was the only candidate who applied for the newly-created 
$32,000 position of child care group assistant. He also said the job was advertised “all over.” 
So what’s a board to do? Obviously be thankful that at least a board member’s relative wanted
 it.

As for Evans’ daughter-in-law Nicole Stella, Majikes said she was the best qualified candidate 
out of four or five interviewed for the $15.72 per hour custodian job. He didn’t need to tell us 
that. It’s a given that when there’s competition, more often than not the most qualified 
candidate just happens to be related to a school director.

$450,000 loan

In addition to expanding its family of CTC staff members, the board also voted Monday to 
borrow $450,000 for its new day care program. Mancini said when that program was first 
proposed last year, three of the five member districts’ superintendents were opposed, saying 
there were better programs to enhance the career center’s curriculum. But what do 
superintendents know about education?

He also said some on the board expect this program, which includes an on-site day care 
center, to be a money-maker. Maybe it will be after that $450,000 loan is paid off.

The loan was approved, Mancini said, so the school wouldn’t have to deplete its capital 
reserve fund. It will be used, among other things, to pay the salaries and benefits for the four 
people hired Monday for the new program, including school director Elmy’s niece. You can’t 
make this stuff up.

Also at the meeting, Mancini told the board to “stay tuned” because Crestwood has hired a 
Pittsburgh law firm to fight for an extra seat on the board.

Just what the CTC needs, two Crestwood representatives hounding the board majority to stop
 hiring their relatives.

So stay tuned.