Skip to comments.New CPS chief owes us $100K for quitting, Rochester schools say (Rahm strikes again)
Posted on 04/23/2011 12:23:34 PM PDT by Libloather
New CPS chief owes us $100K for quitting, Rochester schools say
By ROSALIND ROSSI and Fran Spielman Staff Reporters
Apr 21, 2011 02:13AM
Chicagos next Schools CEO, Jean-Claude Brizard, should pay the cash-strapped Rochester, N.Y., school district to cover the cost of searching for a new superintendent an estimated $100,000 now that hes walking away from a three-year contract that began Jan. 2.
That was the view Wednesday of a two-term Rochester School Board member who calls himself a fan of Brizards.
You dont have to be F. Lee Bailey or Johnny Cochran to figure this out, Rochester School Board member Van White, a civil rights lawyer, told the Chicago Sun-Times. To make the taxpayers pay for this wouldnt be right. It wouldnt be fair.
Controversy kicked into high gear Wednesday over Brizards decision to leave his three-year deal, starting at an annual salary of $235,000, as superintendent of Rochesters 32,000 public school children for the top spot in the nations third-largest school system, with 410,000 students. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that Brizard, 47, was his choice for Chicago Schools CEO.
Wednesday, in Chicago, Emanuel leapt to Brizards defense, saying A lot of people are trying to figure out how to keep J.C. in Rochester, which speaks to his success. A lot of people dont [want to keep him] because he brought change to the status quo.
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What does the contract he signed say? That would decide my opinion. Alot of businesses in various career fields have a time-term attached due to the costs associated with hiring/training a new employee.
Many employee contracts have escape clauses for the first 6 months or so. Basically a trial period to see how things go so either side can bail out without official cause/legal complication.
Why not just go to the number two application? Why all the fuss to re-invent the wheel?
“searching for a new superintendent an estimated $100,000”
That number came straight out the backside of a bull.
Probably not. They know what it cost to get this guy, probably $100,000. I wouldn't be surprised if, legally, they can't just go to their #2 pick from a few months ago or until they can find someone still interested in the job from those candidates.
I hope the contract gives Rochester the ammunition needed to see him liable for the cost. I have my doubts though.
Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA) was reelected in November only to quit just after the new year for a gig at a Woodrow Wilson think tank. It was estimated the special election will cost $1m+ and many wanted her to foot the bill.
Same principle of righteous indignation applies.
Oh, I’m sure they’re going to pay that much.
But that’s not what it costs....unless you’re in some government position where wasting money your organization did earn, isn’t an issue.