Thursday, January 17, 2008

Penn Delco Super Search

I have been told that Upper Darby Assistant Superintendent Lou DeVlieger is going to be named the new superintendent of the Penn Delco school district.

I don't know DeVlieger but I have heard nothing but good things about him.

It just goes to show that even a school board as screwed up as Penn Delco's can do something right occasionally.

Hiring a good super is probably the most important thing a school board does. That, and holding the line on tax increases. The rest, like naming (and unnaming) auditoriums, is just minutiae.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say that the Penn-Delco school district must have searched far and wide to end up at the Upper Darby school district. I have no knowledge of Mr.DeVlieger so I cannot comment on his ablity or experience to be the new Penn-Delco Superintendent if this is true.I however would have hoped that someone with Superintendents experience would have been named. I also read today that the Superintendent of the Upper Darby school district is leaving in 2009. Is it possible that Mr. DeVlieger would have liked to have filled that position? I guess we will all have to wait till this is announced officially by Penn-Delco. On your other comments about buildings etc being named which you think is minuate. May I interject something. If you had a young adult attending a high school or representatives of the student body sitting on a school board. Would you want your teenager to have to look at the name of someone everyday who has disgraced their school and who has been convicted of a crime and put on house arrest and one who has been jailed awaiting multiple felonies trial and kept their district in the headlines for over a year. It says to these young adults it is ok to break the law and be praised for it at the same time. It sends the wrong message to the young adults in this district.Yes we all know why these names were erected in the first place. It all came from two people who had gigantic egos. They loved having their accomplishments published and recognized. Instead of accepting it as part of the job that they were elected and hired to do. Now I will say that yes they both did accomplish some good things while in the district. But they soon flushed it all away for what? There are a lot of people still shaking their heads trying to figure out why? In order to teach the children of this district right from wrong there should be no rooms or buildings named after anyone unless they are deceased and have served and contributed to the children of Penn-Delco. Save the accolades for those who truly deserve it. No matter who comes into Penn-Delco to become the next Superintendent they will have the huge task of putting this district back together. I am sure that everyone is eagerly waiting for that to take place.

January 17, 2008 at 1:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo Spencer -

did your source John Steffy leak this to you? or was it Seitz?

real good move you idiots.

you just cost us Penn Delco taxpayers a lot of money.

now DeVlieger can use this as leverage to bargain with the Upper Darby school district in getting that superintendent job, and play our district and Upper Darby against each other to up his price.

i'm tired of you Spencer doing so much damage to our district.

January 19, 2008 at 12:21 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For your information Upper Darby school district is located in the most highly controlled political community in Delaware County. And if you think that politics does not play a role in the selection of Superintendents think again!!! The people of Penn-Delco deserve more than an Assistant Superintendent from Upper Darby. They deserve someone with years of experience as a Superintendent and someone from out side of Delaware County we are all tired of the political ramifications in Penn-Delco and the surrounding school districts. So go out and broaden the search. If the people had wanted an Assistant Superintendant they could have named the one who serves Penn-Delco. Now that would have been something to see.You do the comparison.

January 20, 2008 at 8:56 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the second anonymous poster!!! And you would know all this HOW!!! If this was in the paper that Galli was leaving then why would you even consider DeVlieger for the position??? As the poster after you quoted you need to broaden the search outside of Delaware County it is like you are recycling administrators from one school in the county to the next school. Do a real search and come up with someone from outside the county that would be a good start some fresh blood for a change.
PS: The damage to the district is not being caused by Steffy ot Seitz or Spencer it comes from the current board and their total lack of experience and knowledge.

January 21, 2008 at 5:09 PM 
Anonymous jeremy19015 said...

To January 21 5:09 pm Anonymous -

Don't you know that Seitz is on the school board and its outgoing president, and Steffy is the district Chief Fiancial Officer?

Don't you think that they are equally responsible for the total "lack of experience and knowledge" in Penn Delco you're talking about?

Or don't you care?

January 21, 2008 at 6:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think any new superintendent or board member who tries to smuggle more politics into PDSD will crash and burn, or be eaten alive.

January 23, 2008 at 12:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DCIU/and Aston Commissioners are in charge of the District.

Seitz is a publicly known liar, yet is still permitted to sit on the board as if everything is okay and the other members do not publicly object.

Steffy who runs the transportation Dept., hired a politician's son over an experience applicant. What does that tell you?

This new supervisor, after two years, still does not have the capability of running the Penn-Delco Transpiration Dept., therefore it, unable to function properly, causing employees to work under stressful and deplorable conditions.

Steffy is most definitely a major part of the school district going down hill, and it will continue until he is gone along with his sidekick.

The new school board members need to take a stance and not be afraid to be heard.

January 24, 2008 at 7:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The present seated board is heading in the same direction that Crego led the board when he was in control. Confidentiality and secrets, executive meetings called for so called personnel matters.Since the new board President has taken charge he has pulled in the ranks not only on the board but the lawyer and the public.It looks as if he is running a stock option company where the head chief bullies the stock holders into submission. If anyone thinks that much has changed in Penn-Delco think again there has only been the change of the Republican controlled guard. As for the administration it seems Aburtyn taught her mentors well because they are picking up where she left off.It would have been a good idesa to have cleaned out the hen house after she left and handed out pink slips to a few who think they are running the ship.If things continue on this path there can only be more troubles ahead for a district in trouble already up to their ears.

January 25, 2008 at 12:08 AM 

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