Capital Prep Principal and No-Excuse Champion Steve Perry: Too big to follow rules?

Note:  Steven Adamowski, not Christina Kishimoto was Hartford’s superintendent of schools when Perry was away from his school despite a written rule that prohibited Perry from using vacation or personal days to leave the school unattended.

So did Perry violate the policy of the City of Hartford school board or did Superintendent Steven Adamowski give Perry a special deal.

Every Hartford principal knows that rules when it comes to being at work in the weeks leading up to the Connecticut Mastery Testing…

“FURTHER, NO VACATIONS OR PROFESSIONAL LEAVE WILL BE APPROVED FOR PRINCIPALS DURING THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 22 THROUGH MARCH 22, 2011”

-Hartford Public Schools; The Office of Talent Management 2011-2012
http://talent.hartfordschools.org/index.php/component/content/article/69
 

 The date:         Friday, February 25, 2011

The location:  The University of Virginia
Darden School of Business
Black Business Student Forum
Annual Conference
 
LUNCH KEYNOTE – 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Dr. Perry, CNN Education Correspondent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISC4bzYtz8Y.

So did Steve Perry violate City of Hartford rules or did Superintendent Steven Adamowski or his side-kick Christina Kishimoto give Perry a special deal?

  • Sleepless in Bridgeport

    All this special crap for Pryor’s pinheads should be heading for a big time class action suit. Please….someone please find the money trail that shows Malloy, Perry, Pryor, Vallas, with their hands in the cookie jar. For Superintendents and Principals who have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to get certified, for teachers who have to do the same, for the citizens of Conn who have entrusted their children to public schools that have labored unmercifully under a heap of laws designed to help places like Bridgeport, New London, and Hartford designed by beaurocrats from West Hartford and Darien. Example there is a law that addresses not suspending an inordinate number of minority students. Well in Bridgeport you would be hard pressed to find a non-minority student to suspend so guess what? I can tell you at the Bridgeport High Schools students who needed to be suspended were not. And our hero Paul Vallas actually bragged about his wonderful statistic while the discipline in the schools turned to fight night at Mohegan Sun and gangs ran wild. Now here comes the no rules charter gang suspending first graders? blowing off reporting and certification requirements, walking away from state mandates to educate minorities, the poor, non-English speakers, and Special Ed.
    At one point Connecticut had an educational system to be admired and teachers who had to meet one of the most stringent certification standard in the country. Now we have a governor and a comm of education who must be stopped before there is nothing left of our cities.

    • cindy

      As I wait for my administrative certificate, this makes me sick. And I just learned that there will be more graduate level courses required to maintain it. WTH? Enough is enough. Connecticut educators still have stringent certification requirements, and the biggest risk of losing their job, while non-educators get a “pass” and total job security?? What is going on in this state?

      • brutus2011

        Well, let’s see what the Ct Supreme Court has to say about all this compliance stuff.

        I hope they rule that the law is the law and that if it is stringently applied to most, then it should be similarly applied to all.

        If that happens then I believe that is a good thing.

        If not, then perhaps that will be the final impetus for citizens to demand change at the polls and more.

  • Michelle Viers

    Perfectly valid question, Mr. Pelto. Has Dr. Perry responded yet?

  • buygoldandprosper

    I will be the first to say it.
    Mr.Perry is playing the race card to his full advantage.
    Not smart enough to say anything meaningful in
    more than 140 characters but smart enough to make good money
    in the schools.
    He fits right into the Hartford cesspool, trying his hardest to float to the top.

  • realsaramerica

    Apparently, Friends of Dannel and Stefan don’t need to follow rules. To paraphrase the late Greenwich resident Leona Helmsley, “Only the little people follow rules.”

  • jrp1900

    Mr. Perry is your typical American hustler. I bet his lecture in Virginia was downright dreadful.

  • Linda174

    At 12:12 on today:

    “@DrStevePerry: Going live on HLN in 2 min to discuss http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/15/us/missouri-rape-case/”

  • Jim Spellman

    Attributable to Dannel’s Learning Disability once again” Professional Day” and” Vacation” confused with ” Personal Promotion ” – Thus, allowed.

  • Tom Burns

    This self promoting selfish creep is an embarrassment to education-himself–his family–and humanity in general–what a loser–please go away–its the best thing that can happen for everyone–Tom