February 2014

New York State Administrator with Long Rap Sheet Offered Job as White Plains Principal Prior to Completion of Criminal Background Check

February 28, 2014 - 23:08

FredSmith.jpgAccording to records obtained from the White Plains City School District under the New York State Freedom of Information Law, Freddie Dean Smith was hired prior to the completion of a fingerprint-based crimin

Pranksters Hack New Rochelle High School Web Site, "Cancel" School

February 28, 2014 - 21:21

More excitement for New Rochelle High School students -- after bomb threats, snow days, student/teen porn sites, now they have school "cancelled" by a hacker.

School officials are still investigating how someone got into the schools e-Chalk site and created two "prank" announcements.

The first one was a calendar event purporting to cancel school today due to a teachers conference:

New Rochelle School District Considers Enhanced Background Checks in Wake of Revelations that Former Administrator has Extensive Criminal Record

February 26, 2014 - 20:43

FredSmith.jpgNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle is exploring the possibility of enhanced background checks for employees following revelations that a former senior-level administrator was hired in th

New Rochelle Board of Education President Preemptively Blames Talk of the Sound for "Failed" Superintendent Search

February 26, 2014 - 18:13

The Board of Education will receive a presentation tonight from the search consultants hired by the Board (at the insistence of David Lacher and over the objections of the rest of the board, sources say). The firm will describe an "executive profile" they developed based on community input gathered over the past few weeks.

The process has been, to say the least, "bumpy".

Adult and Youth Volunteers Sought for New Rochelle Youth Bureau Board of Commissioners

February 26, 2014 - 17:27

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City of New Rochelle is recruiting qualified adult and youth (currently in grades 9 and 10) residents to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the New Rochelle Youth Board. There are several vacancies open at this time and applications will be received until Wednesday, March 19.