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This county has three major industries: Corruption, Corrections,
and Heroin. We cannot continue to look the other way regarding…
1) Chronic alcoholism of figures like WB
Chief Gerard Dessoye, Mayor Tom Leighton, and Magistrate Marty Kane (now seen
drinking in the morning). We should not have to put up with this. Refuse help?
You are fired.
2) Corruption within the DA office from Salavantis who
- Hired a Kids for
Cash attorney Sam Sanguedolce (it’s
true) as the Head Assistant.
- Mocks “Michaels law”
by throwing out a DUI from a person represented by Sanguedolce’s law firm. No
- Finds no crime whatsoever
– not even malfeasance – with 67,000 gallons of missing city gas.
3) Nepotism. Louis Elmy belongs in jail for the way he has
hurt our area. He has completely dumbed down and watered down the WB School
District. We will never complete nationally for quality companies with the harm
of the above people. And there are many others.
All in the "Elmy",,, Public money supporting a family
* Louis Elmy: He works for the Luzerne County Prison.
* Brother: James Elmy also works at the Luzerne County Prison.
* Sister: Deizarae Height works at Wilkes- Barre Area Voc Tech
as a secretary.
* This sister is married to Jim Height: He was
charged for accepting $2,000 in cash for support he provided to a contractor
regarding the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.
* Another sister: Renee Post is married to James
Post who is the Purchasing agent for Wilkes-Barre city schools.
* Brother: Kevin Elmy is the head of maintenance at Wilkes- Barre Area
* Kevin Elmy’s wife: She works at the courthouse.
* Niece: Samantha J Elmy hired as a school teacher.
Times Leader article
regarding nepotism (2800 views)
From Times leader editorial (June 17 2015). A similar editorial was written 2 years ago by the TL...
Maybe the STATE
legislature should get involved and make some laws against it...the state
provides monies...they have a vested interest...time to put a stop to it...it's
Kudos to the TL for
calling them out!
They will drag
their feet forever on a no-nepotism policy. I believe that they run for these
positions just to gain the ability to manipulate the hirings.
what the papers and
reporters forgot to put in the view of the public eye is Stella had worked
there for 2 years as a substitute janitor and worked her way up to the full
time position... In all honesty....it would be discrimination if she didn't get
the promotion since she was the only person who applied of who all ready worked
there......again lack of investigation on their behalf just to make another
school director look bad !!!!! SHAME SHAME
I agree that full
disclosure should be made with an article like this. Share all the facts.
People have a right to know. Then focus and energies could be put where most
needed. If they really want what is best for this community than the media
would do their do the due diligence in a manner that is more respectful to
only hearing about those people who are related. Look at the last few hires,
closely. "Special friends" get jobs also. As Mr Elmy said on social
media this week " I did nothing but help people who were out of work and
needed to pay their bills. "
Need to federally
indict more of them. What other organization locally has had so many of their
members arrested for nonsense like this?
The saddest part
about reading these comments is knowing that after a few days have passed, all
of this will be forgotten. No "new" folks will attend a WB Area
School Board meeting, folks will continue to avoid the CTC like the plague, and
the hoopla will subside until the next revelation of nepotism/spending/corruption/etc.
makes the news. Wake up people, take control back instead of allowing the
people YOU elected to make poor decisions. Oh, YOU didn't vote in the last
election (the one where the WB mayor was practically sworn in with 3,000
votes)? Then SHUT UP and take your medicine.
The candidates do
not want everyone showing up to vote.
Many, many people
would love to have a job today. Any job.
positively NO relatives - hired , nominated, considered , allowed to apply -
etc etc etc - period.
If the media did
its job, they would learn just how many jobs the Elmy family hold that are fed
at the public BBQ.
Amen! Not only is nepotism a problem
in the WB Schools hiring process, there are also teachers who body-slam
children, and one elementary teacher who was featured in a
"questionable" lingerie video and then went on to be featured in a
reality television show where she was shamelessly trying to get engaged to a
wealthy man (while being on a "leave of absence" from the school).
The list could go on and on. However, student achievement is plummeting and the
test scores prove that scholastics aren't the primary focus of the schools. The
problems are numerous. How does GAR High School allow the academic atmosphere
to get so bad that they assign teachers to be fight diffusers? The School Board
needs to fix many things in the district.....including the hiring policy.
School Board and School
Superintendent. Who is responsible for what? Perhaps that is a part of the
bigger picture? The superintendent is responsible for administering an annual
budget of more than $102 million and overseeing roughly 575 employees. According
to a CV article on August 28, 2013 yet in April 2013 Only months after landing
the job, Wilkes-Barre Area School District Superintendent Bernard Prevuznak
announced he is leaving the position for family reasons and returning to the
position of deputy superintendent. How many times did this flip flop? The board
hired Prevuznak for the permanent job last November, but a contract was never
finalized. In April, Prevuznak said he wanted to return to his old role as
deputy superintendent and continue to head the district until the board could
agree on a permanent replacement.
After Tuesday's meeting, Prevuznak,
55, said board members asked him to reconsider after "negotiations for the
other candidates" failed to result in an agreement for a new chief.
"During that time since I made
that announcement in April, I have had many administrators, teachers,
stakeholders in this district come at me and asked me to reconsider," the
Plains Township resident added. "They felt I was the choice that they
wanted too as well, and some other personal issues in my personal life have
After the vote to
appoint Prevuznak as superintendent for the next three years, the board
unanimously approved a motion from board member Louis Elmy to save money by not
hiring a deputy superintendent.
well maybe that kid
got body slammed because they need fight diffusers at GAR ..... 2 kids have
been badly hurt by machete attacks over the last couple of years and a lot of
those kids are out of OKT or Sherman hills ..... you figure it out
What is the purpose
of having Resource Officers at the schools when classroom teachers are assigned
to be fight diffusers and body-slam children?. Are the Resource Officers not
doing their jobs properly? You tell me......
WB CITY COUNCIL (B)... SAY NO TO LOUIS ELMY.
This county has three major industries: Corruption, Corrections, and Heroin. We cannot continue to look the other way regarding…
Times Leader article regarding nepotism (2800 views)
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