Yes you heard it correctly, a Lakota East teacher who made more than $65,443 per year, (Yes, she’s on my list CLICK HERE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF) stole $800,00 from the prom fund. Well, she resigned this week and Lakota attempted to put a nice spin on the situation by stating that they were cooperating with the Butler County Sheriff Department. You can read the article from The Cincinnati Enquirer here:
My sources from deep inside the Lakota administration have informed me that this economics-psychology teacher is now in the psych ward at a hospital and a family member has returned $160 of the $800 stolen. So there appears to be some deep problems with this particular teacher.
But just remember when Lakota attempts to pass another levy to pay for their inflated union contracts protecting teachers who are hiding behind the protective blanket of organized labor–that the teachers are far from being perfect, and I’d argue that most of them aren’t even close to being worth over $65K per year in just salary. This particular teacher made over $65,000 on the 2011 report and wasn’t hurting for money. Yet she put herself in a position to appear to be helping students who were having trouble getting into the prom, and pocketed the money and for that she has resigned.
The kids at the school were the first to break this story and many of us had the details much of the week. I held on to the information until I had multiple confirmations. So I’m not particularly impressed when Superintendent Mantia said “We take all matters involving potential illegal activity very seriously. We acted with urgency to handle this situation appropriately. We are cooperating fully with the (Butler County) Sheriff’s office.” Well—duh! What else would she think would be expected of her and her teachers.
There has been a lot of very bad behavior reported about teachers and principals at Lakota and other schools at this site. But continuously, the administration at Lakota continues to show that they have the same kind of control over their teachers as they do with their budgets—which is to say—none at all. In Lakota teachers feel they can do anything they please, and nobody cares, until they get caught.
I shudder to think about how much my old buddy Elliot Grossman charged Karen (Mantia) for that little quote in the Enquirer. One can only guess. You can see Elliot’s billing sheets to Karen by CLICKING HERE where the details of the $90,000 payout to Laura Kursman was dealt with. That incident involving the payout which cost $100,000 only occurred a few months ago. Lakota is such an exciting school, payoffs to former PR Directors, teachers stripping down children in the classroom and taking pictures of them, teachers seducing parents of students, and now teachers scalping prom tickets and pocketing the money. Wow, that sounds like a great social institution!
To me it sounds like a joke that only the misfits and social apologists are laughing at.
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