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11 Huntington Teachers Granted Tenure

School board approves move.

Eleven teachers and one teacher assistant in the Huntington school district have been granted tenure.

Huntington school board members approved the tenure Monday night.

Approved for tenure appointments were:

Heather Barfuss (special education), Wendy Bonilla (elementary classroom), Christopher Hender (special education), Chelsea Jablon (music), Kathleen Mallen-Ozimkowski (special education), Amanda Meyer (math), Ingrid Moreira (foreign language), Matthew Perlongo (math), Erika Sabogal (elementary classroom), Esmeralda Tello (social studies) and Ronald Wilson (attendance). Trustees also granted tenure to teacher assistant Kathryn Einhorn.

Christina June 11, 2011 at 03:14 PM
The problem with tenure is that a HHS teacher was "let go" in October, and it was announced that he "retired" at the end of this year. So, our taxes paid this teacher to stay home from October to June, now he gets to "retire" with full benefits. That is what is wrong with tenure.
JSC June 11, 2011 at 04:28 PM
I agree Amy, and the system is beginning to change. I don't want to get into an argument over any of this either, but sometimes those with blind anti-teacher feelings start a conversation off with totally negative and uninformed statements that I feel must be countered.
JSC June 11, 2011 at 04:32 PM
The teacher in question was not "let go", he was reassigned outside the classroom. He has not been tried, he is innocent until proven guilty, and I'd guarantee that he won't be found guilty - but that's another story. This teacher has put in many good years in this district and is eligible for retirement. He has opted to retire which is his right. Look at the former Roslyn Supt who stole millions from that district! He collected his pension after he was found guilty and put in jail! Imagine collecting over $100,00 in pension while you're sitting in a jail cell. Now that is what I disagree with.
Christina June 12, 2011 at 01:03 PM
I didn't know that the HHS teacher had not been "tried". I know about the Finley teacher. Different story. Good years in the district? The HHS teacher? Are you sure?
JSC June 12, 2011 at 03:27 PM
Ok, that was an "oops". I was talking about the Finley teacher. I don't think I heard about the high school teacher - what department was he in?

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