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Mass Association Of School Committee And Superintendent Executive Directors Get Paid $170K, Bring In Millions In Revenue To Write Letters Endorsing Shelley Berman, Who They Helped Hire In The First Place

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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:

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24 Comment(s)
  • PrivateRyan
    February 11, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Public schools don’t have enough money to replace books and they charge fees to play sports but somehow they can afford to give a yearly handout to keep these schmucks rich.

  • Denise
    February 11, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Sure bet that neither Tommy or Glenno have spoken to any of the regular people in Andover before they decided to put their faith in Berman and Susan. Neither has any credibility left in town. From the leaders across the town to the young kid who bags your groceries, everyone sees right through this muddy paper trail. Was supporting Susan and Berman worth the loss of your reputation?

  • Alan from Andover
    February 11, 2018 at 10:26 am

    These men are undermining the legitimate power that the people of the town of Andover have over their superintendent vis a vis their school committee. Why are the people of Andover allowing the town to pay membership in these two organizations that clearly do not have the best interest of the town in mind. The town will be better off when we disconnect ourselves from Shelly Bermeister, the MASC and MASS. In the short term someone should get to the bottom of the issue of who asked MASS and MASC to write these support letters for them because that would be better than the alternative which would be that these organizations simply decided to write them on their own. The people need to know.

  • What????
    February 11, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I want to know what the $1000000 in “other expenses” goes to.

    Must be one heck of a car stipend…

  • What????
    February 11, 2018 at 9:54 am

    I want to know what the $1,000,000 in “other expenses” goes to.

    That must be some car stipend…

  • Dummies
    February 10, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    How can anyone respect these organizations again now that they have demonstrated that they have no concern for the truth and they are pillaging the taxpayers of Massachusetts through their scheming manipulative organizations. Tom Scott, shame on you for your insane claim that Shelly acted as a parent in his manifesto against the coach. Koocher, are you really as dumb as you look. The school committee will never know who gave that letter to the media because the letter has been floating around town since days after it was written and Shelly shared the damn thing with more than one person. You are an ass for siding with Sheldon and I hope the good people of Massachusetts begin to take note of the pure nastiness and lack of concern that you have for students in Massachusetts. Both of you have your head so far up Sheldon’s butt that you can’t see straight on this one. Is Sheldon’s career aspirations really worth the demise of your organizations? If you are not asking yourselves that question, you should be. Ass kissing fools is what you both are.

  • Herr Doktor
    February 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Jeezus Christ, more corruption here in the People’s Democratic Republic of Massachusetts? I’m shocked, shocked. You know the only real difference between John Gotti and these ass clowns? Gotti had a better tailor. They’re crooks in cheap suits who’ve managed to steal with the blessings of the government. Betcha little Shelly Vermin is wishing he could get away, hey PeeWee I told you, PyongYang Unified School District is looking for a new superintendent, and a fencing coach – with your creds you’d be a shoe in send your resume c/o Fatty Kim DaTurd.

  • Well, No Shit
    February 10, 2018 at 9:54 am

    This tool, Koocher, reminds me of Jeremy Piven’s character In “Old School.”

    Piven’s character, Gordon Pritchard, was a meek little pansy who, after being picked on by the cool kids in high school, earned just enough power later in life to be a real pain in the fucking ass to everyone. 

    Koocher, a largely insignificant douche, has acquired enough authority to be able to insert himself into situations where his prescence is neither wanted, nor needed. He HAS to exact his “revenge,” no matter how impotent it may be, upon those who he feels are most like the ones who tortured him in high school. 

    Fuck you, Kooch. You should have hanged yourself in high school. 

  • Cracker
    February 10, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Corrupt liberal cocksuckers. Then creating the rest of the problems are niggers, spics and their white liberal enablers.
    This country needs to get rid of all of them.

  • Larry
    February 10, 2018 at 6:58 am

    As a school committee member in a town that should have fired their corrupt superintendent, not Andover, just about everything I see here is accurate except school committee members are not paid.

  • Hamo
    February 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Let the take down of MIAA, MASS, and MASC begin. The people of Massachusetts have had enough of these hogs taking precious funds and returning nothing but corruption and bad advice.

  • Lamar DeJ
    February 9, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Greedy skunks.

  • Linda
    February 9, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    The really sad part is that they took in 2 million and wasted it all on their own salaries and nonsense. Unbelievable.

  • Twat Tickler
    February 9, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    These clowns LOVE the smell of their own farts

  • mitch
    February 9, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    All we ever hear about is crony capitalism. Here we have crony socialism. We steal from you for your own good !!! What cozy little fiefdoms they have built for themselves. These are the Obama/Hillary supporters that are part of the “resistance”, and attempting to undermine anything our president tries to do ! Guess what ? They DESPISE anyone who works for a living. If there was any real justice in the world…..they would swing from a lamp post.

  • Mike LeTauris
    February 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Mike LeTauris for Governor!! Clean up the waste!!

  • Chuck
    February 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    No surprise, the whole state is dirty to the max. One big clique, for the right puppets of course. It’s always worse than one thinks, always.

  • Scoob
    February 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Rut ro. TB is watching.

  • Hugh Jass
    February 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Where’s my darling Antifa fan boi? Sweetie, were you serious about buying me that cosmo or not? Or were you just teasing me? Harrumph…

  • Kanacke Hasser
    February 9, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Liberal corruption. Stalin would be proud.

  • Mark D
    February 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Shelley is a tiny little thing. He don’t even need to get on his knees to suck a dick.

    • Meanie
      February 10, 2018 at 8:16 am

      What’s the over/under his kid is going to see or at least hear about all these comments about his dad? LMAO.

  • Samuel Sontaggs
    February 9, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    The pension isn’t waiting for him. He gets that too.

  • MTA MAY
    February 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Tom Scott collects a pension from the MTRB in addition to this salary, another 150-200K at least.300-400K total yearly salary. ALL. TAXPAYER. DOLLARS.

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