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Missing David Prouty Principal Replaced By Boone Crony, Local Idiot Blames Teachers For Chaos In Spencer School

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This was posted a few days ago on the Facebook machine. Patricia Jordan was a Melinda Boone appointee as principal of Jacob Hiatt Elementary in 2012. Before that she was a “district data director in Everett.” LOL. District data director. Thank God we have one of those. In case you can’t tell, Patricia Jordan is the face of EVERYTHING that is wrong with public education and the administrators who run it. These are the people who are in charge of our kids – data crunchers. Her LinkedIn account lists several jobs, none of which are teacher. Because why would former teachers ever make good principals?

As we reported two weeks ago, the principal of David Prouty, Eileen Belastock, has not been in school for a month now. In a normal school district administration would send some sort of memo out to parents about why their children’s principal wasn’t in school for a month. But Spencer-East Brookfield is not a normal school district under the leadership of Kevin Hayes and Tracy Crowe. They have elected to say nothing as usual, and let the rumor mill take over. Some say she’s really sick, others say she is under investigation, just as she was when she was the Principal at Winthrop High School. A student leader at David Prouty posted this after we exposed her long term, unexplained absence:

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Here’s my question – how does a student know about his principal’s hospital visit but the parents and teachers don’t have a clue? Last I checked the taxpayers deserved some sort of explanation. Ya know, since the school has had a 75% turnover in administration in the last 12 months. Well, that and the fact that they pay Tracy Crowe’s salary. Two Vice Principals have quit since June, and the principal left to take a VP job in Leominster. You would think that Tracy Crowe would want to be somewhat transparent since her principal is literally missing. But then again, that’s the biggest problem facing this school district – administration LOVES to hide the truth.

Well they can’t hide from Turtleboy. And I got a newsflash for the kid who wrote this – without Turtleboy no one would care about the plight of your school. The Telegram doesn’t care about you. Neither does Worcester Magazine or anyone from Boston. Sure, they covered your sitin, but where have they been since? Nowhere. All you’ve got is Turtleboy. We are the only ones who care about making your school district great again. But please, tell me more about how Turtleboy is the problem here, and not the corrupt dooshnozzles who run your town. How’s that door on the bathroom stall working out? Yea, we did that. Stupid facts!!

Last month Spencer-East Brookfield School Committee Chairman Kevin Hayes said the “investigation” into imaginary missing money from a Student Activities Account, which the district admits mismanaging, would be complete by mid-December:

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Yet here we are, on the final working day of December, and there are no investigation results available. Because there is no investigation. It’s been done for a while now, because they investigated everything and found out that the two teachers they are SHAMELESSLY trying to vilify – AD Chuck Fahey and show choir director Becky Busierre – did absolutely nothing wrong.

So why isn’t this dooshnozzle releasing the results of this investigation, which has cost the district more than $100,000 in legal funds? Because the positions haven’t been filled yet. That’s what this has been about since the beginning – removing union members from stipend positions and replacing them with non-unionized scab friends of the Hayes family. Once that is done they will magically present the results of the “investigation.”

Meanwhile, Hayes has tried blaming the union for refusing to take their fellow teacher’s jobs from them in the mean time. Basically what he’s saying is, “we want to fill these positions so you guys can have extracurricular activities, but your greedy teachers won’t let that happen.” He’s trying to turn the kids and community against the teachers, and to some degree it is working. Here’s what one of the student leaders posted:

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Actually Kevin and Carter, it’s not the teachers union that is refusing to fill the posts. It’s the students who are refusing to participate in their extracurricular activities if their teachers don’t get their jobs back:

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Stupid facts!!!

Kevin Hayes and Tracy Crowe’s plan is working perfectly – brainwashing the students into believing the teachers are the bad guys. Here’s what the same student posted a week later after Union President Mark James resigned as senior class advisor:

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Newsflash Carter – any teacher in your school who wants to be ANYWHERE near money, or ANYWHERE near helping kids in extracurricular activities, is insane. Because the two teachers who were most active in helping you guys, and were reimbursed most often from the student activities account, are the two that are under investigation. They’re having their names dragged through the mud as they’re being “investigated” by agenda-driven corrupt empty suits. This is the same exact thing that Roger Goodell did to Tom Brady. Be smarter than that.

And on what planet does a student get to openly shit on a teacher on social media like this? The “it’s not really about the kids” bullshit is a lie that Kevin Hayes and Tracy Crowe are feeding to the kids behind closed doors, and clearly many of them are buying it. Spencer has a lot of great people, but it’s also got a lot of “I got mine” nudniks. People who instinctively vote no on overrides and ultimately don’t give a shit about the quality of education in the schools because they don’t have kids in the schools.

The worst of these peoples is this guy:


His name is Bob Circa, and he used to be a member of the SEBRSD School Committee. But he was forced to resign in 2011 because he was interfering with the ongoing contract negotiations on his blog. Ya see, when you’re bargaining a contract with a union, you’re not supposed to try to turn the public against them in a public forum. On his blog he wrote that the union could “kiss my white Irish ass.” He called the teachers, “pigs feeding at a trough.” He also said, “I’m going to go after them hard now.”

This elderly social media blowhard with no kids in the system is EXACTLY what is holding this district back. He still runs his blog, “The Other Side” which is about as popular as Old Balls’ columns in the Telegram. And even though parents in the district are INSISTING that their kids’ favorite teacher get her job back, Bob is insisting that the kids suck it up and stop being such babies:

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He also thinks teachers should “step up for the kids” and work for free in stipend positions:

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Basically this guy is Kevin Hayes’ boy, and he hates teachers and life in general. He’s a miserable Internet troll, and people like him are preventing the district from moving forward. He supports the most blatantly corrupt person we’ve ever seen – Kevin Hayes. Don’t forget, Hayes put the AD under investigation because he didn’t hire his wife to coach field hockey. His scab replacement, Tab Bassett, immediately hired Hayes’ wife. The field hockey team won a grand total of ZERO games under her watch this season. Another solid decision that was in the best interest of the kids.

Hayes and superintendent Tracy Crowe began meeting with seven students, promising them the basics that they should have been provided with already – bathroom stall doors, books, student council, show choir, coaches who have a clue what they’re doing, etc. And as a result, some in the community have begun turning against Turtleboy – literally the ONLY voice in the entire media community who has EVER given a shit about their cause.

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SMH. Sorry guys, but we’re not gonna stop helping your district. It’s too important. We came into this story with no opinion on any of this. But after getting invested in your community it’s clear that it is our duty to make sure these TYRANTS stop preventing your district from being great again.

Crowe and Hayes met with those seven kids and promised them the world. That was over a month ago. What have they gotten since?

  • They’ve been told that books have been ordered for AP classes. None have arrived.
  • Librarian Belinda Thomasian’s last day was today. She was also the yearbook advisor/teacher. Nobody has been hired to replace her.
  • Tim Donohue, guidance counselor, is leaving. There is no guidance secretary, and counselors were told they MUST interrupt whatever they are doing to answer the guidance phone, if it rings. Admin has no intention of hiring a guidance secretary, ever.
  • Still no long term sub for ill band director.
  • Chemistry teacher was fired after 89 days on the job, and still has not been replaced, but a retired teacher is subbing for him, to the tune of $75 a day.
  • Behavior management specialist, an elderly gentleman (70+) had a doctor’s appointment today, and was told yesterday that his doctor had to fax in confirmation of the appointment yesterday, or there would be “repercussions.” He was already prepared to lose the day’s pay because he was not about to miss his appointments.
  • Crowe, Bassett, and several other suits are leaving for China Christmas morning. The third trip to China in the last year. A trip that provides ZERO educational benefit for this desperate school district.

This is insane. We will not stop writing about this story until Tracy Crowe does the only honorable thing – resign. And Kevin Hayes, I hope you’re squirming buddy!! You’re a bully who’s gotten away with this for too long because you thought you could stay hidden in the small towns of Spencer and East Brookfield. But Turtleboy is watching you and he’s not going to rest until you get down on your knees and beg the teachers, parents, and students for forgiveness.



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12 Comment(s)
  • Deb Mc
    December 25, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve lived in Spencer for 38 years and I can 100% guarantee that Kevin Hayes will not ever apologise.

  • bird
    December 24, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I hope that it is not true that Spencer hired one of Boone’s failed principals. If it is so, all I have to say is good luck as they have a track record of destroying good schools. Worcester was decimated by Boone, along with her ass kissing henchmen and henchwomen. A good example is how “principal” Jason DeFalco ruined not only Mary Wells in Southbridge, but Sullivan Middle in Worcester as well.

    • Get the facts
      December 24, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      I agree, Boone did nothing to face the issues in WPS. But, Dr. Jordan was not a failure.

  • Spankster
    December 24, 2015 at 8:04 am

    “Doctor” Jordon DESTROYED Jacob Hyatt and was responsible for a large turnover of staff in what at one time was the crown jewel of the WPS. I

    • Get the facts
      December 24, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Actually you are mistaken. There has not been a large turnover at all at Hiatt. 2 staff members retired. She did NOT destroy the school. Boone and WPS gave no support.

  • Concerned parent
    December 24, 2015 at 6:37 am

    I want to thank you for all that you have wrote. I am a parent in this district and my little ones will not be going to this high school or the jr. high if things do not change!

    • Ted
      December 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

      School choice, Charter Schools and Parochial schools are your best bet.

  • December 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

    When I questioned what was happening. With the principle, I got nasty reply from Bob that I apparently was not familiar with Hippa.
    Since I never questioned a health issue and had no information about a health issue, I challenged Bobs assertion.
    My post were deleted by the administer.
    Only in Spencer

    • WTF... Worcester
      December 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      HIPPA is a federal law stating that no medical information can be given out from a medical facility/doctor/clnical personnel. Ever. If you ask someone who works for the school system what is going on with the Principal that is not a violation of HIPPA, that is being an asshole.

      HIPPA is designed to protect the patient from their medical information being released either accidently, or purposefully to someone who does not have access to the information. I deal with the legalities of HIPPA on a daily basis, wether from a pissed off family member or from insurance companies/Worker’s Comp/disability, etc,…

      He is blowing smoke up your ass. If he knows what is going on with the principal and he did not get the OK to be told, such as medical diagnosis or medical condition, HE is in violation of HIPPA. The principal being sick or just flaking on the job doesn’t matter. He is NOT allowed anything clinical or medical when it comes to the patient.

      Who the hell is this Bob person? He has no idea what he talking about.

      • December 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

        He only stated the school can not discuss medical leave because of Hippa
        No one was anyone to discuss it

        • December 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

          No one asked about anything regarding her medical leave
          So why Hippa was brought into the discussion is beyond me

  • Reddog
    December 24, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Keep the psi on turtle boy, They know your not going away. Thanks for giving a shit

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