Ah, Paul… A Connecticut Superior Court Judge said you aren’t qualified to hold the job of superintendent in the state of Connecticut. In fact, she actually ordered you to leave the post immediately….and you refused.
Now you are using upward toward $100,000 in precious taxpayer funds to fight the fact that someone DID tell you that you can’t keep the job.
The next chapter in your embarrassing attempt to hold on to a job that isn’t yours will take place before the Connecticut Supreme Court on September 23, 2013.
A piece of advice. When you make sh*t up, you should at least make an attempt to try and make it believable enough to not look like a fool.
Instead, according to a new story in the Connecticut Post, “Paul Vallas says he isn’t going anywhere.”
The article goes on to say, “Despite a primary last Tuesday that makes it likely school board control will shift to members who do not support him, Vallas said in an interview late last week that he is going to work in the district until he is told to stop.
“I am going to keep this job till someone says I can’t…I have a three-year contract…” said Vallas.
The quote is a rather undiplomatic way for Vallas to remind Connecticut and Bridgeport taxpayers that thanks to Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Board of Education Chairman Kenneth Moales Jr, even when Vallas is thrown out, he will probably be demanding that taxpayers “buy out” his lucrative $234,000 a year, three year contract.
It is a contract Vallas has no right to have, but received on a five to four vote when the five members of the Bridgeport Board of Education loyal to Mayor Bill Finch decided that following the law was not something that applied to them.
If their approach to contracting is allowed to survive, Connecticut and Bridgeport taxpayers could be on the hook for three quarters of a million dollars when Paul Vallas is sent packing.
The Connecticut Post story overlooks those details but does manage to highlight Mayor Bill Finch’s statement that, “I want to keep Paul Vallas…He’s going to stay as long as I can keep him here.”
You can read the latest Vallas propaganda at http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Vallas-says-I-am-making-progress-4814988.php