Thursday, March 24, 2016

Keith Middle School adds third assistant principal

Keith Middle School adds third assistant principal

19 comments:

Anonymous said...


This article would be comical if it weren't so sad. Taxpayers are paying for four assistant principals not three, given that Mr. Grace is on leave. I believe Durkin created the void at the position in the first place. She seems a little forgetful. Two and a half years ago she eliminated an assistant principal position at Keith, a school of almost 900 students. Don't you think there were discipline problems then? I also think there were three floors then as well unless they added a floor. What was the reasoning, as I do not believe any of the other middle school's assistant principals were cut? This sounds like just another example of Durkin conveniently withholding information to spin terrible decision making into a call for action. Accountability? Where is it? To get the truth about her reign as superintendent, someone needs to speak with the professionals that have left or been relieved of their duties in the district. I get the feeling that Ms. Ayers comments were just the tip of the iceberg.

Anonymous said...

How about the over capacity elementary schools? We need help too! Violent kids are packed into 30 + classrooms with one teacher. Durkin will make close to 900,000 in her 3 years tyrannical reign. She doesn't want to give her teachers one cent. But she wants us to help her now cover up her terrible decisions. Attleboro has a SC that got rid of her, we have a SC that is afraid of her. They need to act like Men. Except for Mr.Cotter.

Anonymous said...

^damned if you do. Any word from Karla on how Durkin caused all those problems at Fall River Middle schools and city on the Hill?

Anonymous said...

you must be Durkin.

Anonymous said...

It's very odd that the Times never tries to interview teachers, even off the record. If there were a problem at a factory, would a respectable news outlet only talk to management, or would it attempt to get some perspective from the workers? The Times should question everything it is given from downtown, but the paper is too lazy for that. My advice to the journalists out there: talk to the people who really know what's going on!!!

Anonymous said...

Who is the troll that keeps trying to compare what is going on in NBPS to Fall River? They do not have a staff morale issue or retention problem like we do, they do not cover up incidents at an alarming rate(hence, you know about the incidents), they do not function as DATA MONSTERS and deny young children of any joy at school from 8:15-2:30. You do not know what/who you are defending. She is a disaster for our city.

Anonymous said...

Fall River sounds great. Their retention data is so good it is never even linked to or posted here....check it out

Anonymous said...

I heard that the person the first poster is speaking about was extremely competent. Why would the superintendent eliminate the position? My guess is the AP found another job very easily. Anybody know? Our loss is another district's gain. Happens over and over. Create a problem so you can try to come back and look like a problem solver. Who would do that?

Anonymous said...

I heard the principal of Hanningan was slapped and bitten by a wild student recently. She did not report the incident. This type of secrecy endangers all of the employees in the district. We need accurate reporting of all types of violence and assaults on staff.

Anonymous said...

That endangers the district? But half baked rumors on a blog are progress?

Anonymous said...

I hope the principal got medical attention right away as a human bite is worst than an animal bite. If, as reported above, the principal did not report the incident, the principal is sending the wrong message to the student that he/she can be allowed to get away with this behavior. Children, like adults, need to be held accountable for their actions regardless of the age of a person.

Anonymous said...

True. Children mimic what they are taught. Sad! The NB school job fair should come with a warning label. Proceed with caution and at your own risk. You will not be backed up by administration or the SC in any way, shape or form."

Anonymous said...

If you want to be backed by SC you need to join the cranks at Fairhaven radio common core conspiracy club (FCCCC). Then Carnival Chris has plenty of time for you

Christopher Cotter said...

To the above comment.... Bahahahaha that was a good one!! It's clear you don't believe the parents and educators of the City of NB should have a voice at the table!! Please keep them coming

Anonymous said...

Mr. Cotter is the ONLY SC member who supports the teachers. The others seem to be so afraid of Durkin it's disgusting.

Anonymous said...

It's funny. All the hullabaloo about Keith Middle School, then nothing! Where is the follow up ST? Have the writers been told to squash any and all results from actions being taken? What is going on? Cover up? Where is the information?

Anonymous said...

school committee this monday april 11th
hopefully we have the same turnout

Anonymous said...

Half baked rumors? I don't think you work in any school in this district. We don't need to embellish anything--the reality is quite enough.

Anonymous said...

See you on Monday---plenty of comfy seats in the auditorium!