David Principal Eileen Belastock has been missing for months and is supposedly sick. Yet she’s posting pictures from Disney World and talking with students on Twitter. Meanwhile, her replacement has suspended two teacher for five days without pay, because they ran a program that helped kids who are not from David Prouty.
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David Prouty principal Eileen Belastock has been missing for months now. The school district has been completely silent about why, and whether or not she will return. In the meantime they appointed “Dr.” Patricia Jordan as interim principal, after she was fired last year in Worcester as principal of Jacob Hiatt Elementary School. Since being appointed she has acted as a thug, bullying teachers and students with documented incidents of harassment.
Anyway, the school has only said that principal Belastock is “sick.” Which is weird, because here she is two weeks ago in Disney World:
This is from her public Facebook page, which we assume will be taken down after we publish this blog. We also have this message that a student sent us, in which he was directly communicating with her on Twitter:
In order to direct message with someone like this on Twitter both parties must “follow” each other. Besides the obvious problem that this principal claims to be sick but is in Disney World during a crisis at her school, it’s also incredibly inappropriate for a member of the faculty, never mind the principal, to be private messaging a student on social media.
Editor’s note: Just for the record, we’re not saying that this woman isn’t sick. What we are suggesting is that just like the previous principal, and the two previous vice principals who up and left the district for greener pastures in the last 8 months, the pressure of being Kevin Hayes and Tracy Crowe’s messenger was probably too much for her to handle. It was her first year there, and she was put in the position where she had to be the one to suspend veteran teachers who were popular with the students, becuase Crowe and Hayes were too gutless to do it themselves. Who wants to do that? From all accounts Mrs. Belastock is and was a person who cared about the students. This is why they drove her out. Because there is no room in Spencer-East Brookfield administration for people who care about kids.
Anyway, this is insane. Every day Spencer-East Brookfield finds a way to become even more bizarre. The timing couldn’t possibly be more suspicious either. Kevin Hayes and the most corrupt school committee of all time has been finishing up their “investigation” of two teachers who may or may not have eaten a slice of pizza that was paid for via a “student activities fund.” And the person they have put in charge of disciplining the teachers is the interim principal, Patricia Jordan, who was working in Worcester when all of this began.
And right on cue, guess what she’s done to the teachers? Suspended one of them for five days, without pay. Ya got that? They’re taking away a weeks worth of pay, and her stipend for being the arts director, and in doing so are robbing the students of their favorite extracurricular activities, because of alleged accounting errors that were really the fault of the district office.
Basically the theater director ran a summer program that was allegedly “without permission,” of the district, despite the fact that it was approved by the previous principal and superintendent. Both of whom are long gone because SEBRSD goes through administrators like soiled underpants. But this program had 40 kids from Spencer engaged and active for over 100 hours according to parents we spoke with, and now this teacher is being prosecuted for it because she was paid a $500 stipend for over 100 hours of work.
She’s also being charged because a handful of students from Auburn and Shepherd Hill participated in the summer program. And according to Kevin Hayes, only SEBRSD can participate. Ya know, because he’s that committed to the students of David Prouty.
The other teacher under fire is the Athletic Director. He is the same AD who previously had not hired Kevin Hayes after he applied for the basketball coaching position. He also turned down Kevin Hayes’ wife for the field hockey position. After Hayes began this investigation, an
interim scab AD was put in his place, although for some reason Fahey was allowed to continue on as a teacher. Because they trusted him enough to be around kids every day in school, but he can’t schedule bus rides for the soccer team. Makes sense.
Well guess who the new AD hired to coach the field hockey and indoor track teams? That would be Kevin Hayes’ wife, who Mr. Fahey had passed over for the same job. So basically the Hayes family made 8-10 grand in stipends as a result of this “investigation.” Oh yea, and field hockey team didn’t win any games under her tutelage as coach. Ya got that? They lost every, single, game!!! Awesome coaching job!! This isn’t at all surprising because in Spencer-East Brookfield the adults in charge could care less about the kids so long as they’re lining their own pockets and winning pissing matches with teachers.
According to the “investigation” results, they want Mr. Fahey to pay back $2,700 for what they think is missing money from the gym soda machine. Ya got that? They think he’s using the vending machine as a slush fund and he thought no one would notice. Never mind that according to students we spoke with, the machine is filled and emptied by student volunteers. Never mind that the company who owns the vending machine would probably have brought this issue up previously. None of those logical things matter, because the new principal, who probably has never even met Mr. Fahey, has deemed him a thief.
Look, it’s so obvious what they did here. After we filed a Freedom of Information Act which revealed that the district had spent over $100,000 on Robert Hennigan’s lawyer fees to investigate these two teachers, they had to find fault somewhere. Imagine wasting all that money and not having any blood to show for it? And this is the best they could come up with. Some missing soda and a summer program that some kids from Charlton and Auburn attended with David Prouty kids.
The worst part is the conspiracy and the plausible deniability. Administration didn’t trust Belastock to discipline these teachers. Maybe she was lukewarm about the idea when they brought it up to her. So they said, take a few months off for “mental health.” Because “mental health” can mean basically anything. And of course she’s still being paid during this time WHILE they are paying Patricia Jordan to be the interim. Because they have plenty of money to pay 2 principals in Spencer-East Brookfield.
This was clearly orchestrated from the top. Patricia Jordan has no soul and is cold as ice. She has zero problem handing out arbitrary suspensions to teachers she’s never met. So Hayes and Superintendent Tracy Crowe gave her free reign to do punish the teachers so that Crowe and Hayes could say, “it wasn’t me.”
But the problem is that Eileen Belastock was supposed to keep a low profile and disappear. Instead she’s posting pictures on Facebook from the worst place on earth and having secret chats with students on Valentine’s Day.
It’s going to be a great day for Turtleboy when we finally force Crowe and Hayes to resign. Their day is coming. We will not rest until it does.
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