“I can’t imagine how much time Thibault takes to create such an awful web site.”
--Lewis Mills High School Principal Karissa Niehoff to School Superintendent Alan Beitman, June 3, 2008
Answer: Not much.
Editor’s Note: This correspondence is from a huge batch of public records released by Beitman this week.
Much, much, more to come ...
By ANDY THIBAULT
The Cool Justice Report
June 28, 2008
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is available for reprint courtesy of The Cool Justice Report, http://cooljustice.blogspot.com
BURLINGTON, CT -- In a June 3, 2008 email exchange, Region 10 School Superintendent Alan Beitman asked Lewis Mills High School Principal Karissa Niehoff if she has seen the post, “DOUCHE BAG PRINCIPAL WRITES TO EDUCATOR OF CONSCIENCE.”
"Lovely ... I hadn't seen it ... " Niehoff responded.
The post includes a letter Niehoff wrote in which she violated federal privacy laws and the Professional Code of Conduct of the State of Connecticut For School Administrators. Beitman then suspended Niehoff for two days without pay. Other recently-disclosed correspondence shows this practice was part of a pattern by Niehoff.
Also among the pile of public records released this week: many emails to and from former Superintendent Paula Schwartz prior to Aug. 1, 2007. Those emails should have been produced last year following a series of Freedom of Information requests and complaints. Schwartz and her lawyer, Christine Chinni, said those emails did not exist.
A complaint was filed on Wednesday to re-open those FOI cases and impose fines and sanctions on Schwartz and Chinni.
The public records released by Beitman provide fertile evidence which various authorities should review for perjury by Schwartz and Niehoff and professional misconduct by Chinni.