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Sunday, June 19, 2011

06/19/11 Senior VP Of Hearst Newspapers Lincoln Millstein: NY Paper Mocks Greenwich Schools For Promoting Retired Superintendent

Sometimes it take a good neighbor to hold up a mirror to show us the folly of our ways.

Such is the case of the Lewisboro Ledger and its recent editorial on Greenwich’s promotion of the retired superintendent of Katonah-Lewisboro, NY, school district:

“The hubbub around the latest superintendent hiring at Katonah-Lewisboro may not be the envy of school districts elsewhere, but at least residents here can be thankful they’re not in Greenwich. That’s because that Connecticut town has just promoted former Katonah-Lewisboro Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Lichtenfeld as its new human resources director. Apparently, they either did not talk to anyone here while researching his qualifications or decided his poor record of personnel decisions somehow was not relevant. So now New York taxpayers are footing the bill to pay yet another “retired” superintendent a hefty pension while he is employed in a well-paying major school district position elsewhere. And his promotion is just another example of how school boards throughout the area make questionable hiring decisions often by stressing the quantity instead of the quality of the candidate’s previous employment.”

You can read the entire editorial by clicking here

Lewisboro is a village just north of Stamford. The paper is owned by the same company which publishes the Greenwich Post......

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