50th Reunion at Hillsborough High
Superintendent Elia discovered that she couldn’t get the positive press she lusts after based on the baleful job she does of running the schools. So she has seized on the tactic of demanding press space from the Tribune to counter any criticism of the schools or bad management she has been guilty of once the complicit board turned down superior candidates and lowered the credentials to match her absent doctorate and deficient management temperament. The board thought the inside candidate no matter how deficient would give them less trouble in maintaining their incumbency.
La Elia aims to bully the Tribune editorial board into giving her good press by printing her own praise and negating any realistic information that comes from the state about the local schools.
The leadership of the Tribune must have better sense and steadier nerves than to let Elia appropriate its paper. The Tribune does not belong to Ms. Elia. It belongs to Media General. I am a shareholder and will complain to the parent company if the Tribune buckles to this bullying that cows the captive teachers and students to enforce Ms. Elia’s will. If the teachers resist, Mr. Elia and Ms. Kipley of the Professional Standards Abu Ghraib concoct a case against anyone who complains to kick the resister out of his or her job.
Ms. Elia not only abuses the teachers and students as she has done since she got the job but now has mounted a campaign to bully the Tribune editorialists as well for reporting any school news that comes from the state or the negligent manner that characterizes Elia’s leadership of the schools with the complicity of a rubberstamp board.
I have marked the superintendent’s or her ghost writer’s five comma errors in red. She needs a referral to one of the schools’ 9th-grade English classes.
Lee Drury De Cesare