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    Filed at 10:18 am under by dcobranchi

    One of Chris O’Donnell’s local educrats has been charged with drunk driving after registering 0.12 percent on a Breathalyzer. Surprisingly(?), she will not be fired nor really face any repercussions because of her “indiscretion.”

    The board placed several conditions on her continued employment — including shortening her contract by a year, to end in June 2005, and requiring her to enroll in an alcohol counseling program. But her contract, worth $168,000 a year, can be renewed.

    I wonder if this had anything to do with the Board’s decision:

    At a news conference after the vote, Wilkoff would not answer questions about board member Melissa W. Luby, who was in the car when Perry was arrested and had recused herself from considering Perry’s future.

    …Luby characterized Perry as “an excellent superintendent” and “by far, the most progressive.” She appealed to the community to forgive Perry and to look at themselves and their own behavior.

    “I think a lot of people drive after having a few drinks,” she said. “With Mrs. Perry, there just happened to be a policeman there.”

    So, Board Member Luby- driving drunk is ok as long as you don’t get caught?

    Chris thinks that the school district, which has a strong Zero Tolerance policy, is employing a double standard. That may well be true. A bigger problem, though, may be the response the kids have to the next “Don’t Drive Drunk” assembly. Talk about Zero Credibility. The Superintendent should be fired and all the board members (save the lone dissenter) voted out of office.

    4 Responses to “ZERO CREDIBILITY”

    Comment by
    April 30th, 2004
    at 10:59 am

    I’ve noticed teachers preaching this doctrine since fourth grade. A kid gets into trouble and protests “That other kid was going the exact same thing!”
    The teacher yells out, “But I noticed you and you got caught!”

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    April 30th, 2004
    at 12:18 pm

    “…Luby characterized Perry as “an excellent superintendent” and “by far, the most progressive.” She appealed to the community to forgive Perry and to look at themselves and their own behavior”

    Chris makes a great point. Yeah, I’ll look at my myself and my kid whom you expelled for bringing Advil to school….

    Comment by
    Skip Oliva
    April 30th, 2004
    at 1:59 pm

    This incident belies a telling philisophical message: Children are property, thus subject to arbitrary treatment, while government officials are individuals entitled to due process.

    Comment by
    April 30th, 2004
    at 2:30 pm

    She was well over the legal limit of drunk driving .08. It wasn’t just a few drinks or a glass of wine w/ dinner. Not to mention they really could have killed someone. Yea zero tolerance for kids & a different standard for the adults…
    I’m really starting to believe that alot of the adults that go into teaching or school adminstration are just there to continue being “Kids” themselves but now they are at the top of POWER at those places. They have the benefit of never really having to grow up & leave the school enviroment but now everone has to follow their power trip.

    Ugh you should hear the stories some of my son’s teenage friends have told me about the the school educrats who come in a drink/hangout at a local restaurant where the kids wait & bus tables.

    Even the kids think it’s hippocritical of their elders when see them getting drunk or chatting up women who aren’t their wives. Fine examples.

    Makes it a joke to sit in the principal’s office & be in trouble for passing notes..knowing you saw him last weekend drunk with a woman who wasn’t his wife w/ the new baby at home.

    To the kid’s credit he didn’t say “If you give me dentention, I’ll call your wife.” But it would have been an interesting twist.