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Yesterday we published this blog about the executive directors of the Mass Association of Superintendents and the Mass Association of School Committees, both writing letters to the Andover School Committee, urging them not to fire corrupt superintendent Shelley Berman. The letters came in light of our blog revealing Shelley Berman’s inappropriate 2016 letter to the principal of Andover High School, in which he explicitly tells them that hockey coach Chris Kuchar should be fired because he made his son Dale sad by benching him, and that all kids should play during games. Most importantly the letter from Shelley said that he was speaking as both a parent and their boss.
But like we showed in the blog, the executive directors of these two organizations both claimed that he was only speaking as a parent, and that the real bad guy was the person who “leaked” the letter. Also known as a “whistle blower.” Because apparently they are stupid, or they think that we are all stupid.
Naturally then we went and found their tax returns. Here’s the 2015 returns for the Massachusetts Association of Superintendents:
As you can see, Thomas Scott, who lives in pricey Lexington, is listed as the principal officer.
His organization makes money by forcing schools to join it and pay dues. And since schools are funded by the taxpayers, that means you’re paying his salary. Guess how much he gets paid to be a useless suit who has nothing but time on his hands to write ridiculous letters in defense of his buddy Shelley?
Yup – $173,115. That’s all taxpayer money. Plus he’s been working for the schools his entire life so he’s got a nice fat pension waiting for him. This is what your tax dollars go towards – this guy validating his own existence.
Then there’s the 2015 returns for the Mass Association of School Committees:
With Glenn Koocher listed as the principal officer.
Let’s see how much he made in 2015…..
Only $165,621???!!! He should give himself a taxpayer funded raise!! Poor Jennifer P. Handy, the Comm director, makes a measly $94,844. No wonder the wage gap is so high!!
Where’s all that money coming from?
Oh look, over $1 million in taxpayer funded “grants.” And they brought in over $2 million in revenue. We pay for this. For some reason the Commonwealth simply could not survive without the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. What do they do exactly? Well, they basically give advice to School Committees that are too incompetent to figure out how to do their job on their own. For instance, two years ago Andover was looking for a new Superintendent. But the SC didn’t know what the hell to do so Glenn Koocher gave them some guidance:
She said that Glenn Koocher, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, will attend the meeting, noting that the association is instrumental in providing guidance to districts during superintendent searches.
And who did they ultimately end up picking?
Shelley Berman of course!! A guy with an insanely long and controversial past. The same guy Koocher is now defending by claiming he was “acting as a parent,” even though Shelley stated otherwise in his own words.
So just to review. All state taxpayers, including the Andover taxpayers, pay the salaries and stipends for the following people:
- Shelley Berman $228,000
- Thomas Scott $173,000
- Glenn Koocher $165,000
- The entire School Committee
- The three coaches who are no longer coaching
And for that return on their investment they get……..nothing. The hockey team doesn’t have their coach. The School Committee refuses to do their job and fire the corrupt superintendent. And Koocher and Scott are urging this all to continue to the gravy train keeps flowing for all of them.
Here’s the Facebook page for the Mass Association of SC.
And here’s the FB page for the Mass Association of Superintendents.
Whatever you do, DO NOT flood their page with comments and one star reviews about how incompetent they are. That would really hurt their feelings!
Also, here are their Twitter accounts: