Chariho School Parents’ Forum

October 31, 2007

Superintendent Ricci – failing memory or questionable integrity

Filed under: bond — Editor @ 8:09 am

Superintendent Ricci has a daily column promoting the bond.  In last night’s edition he wrote,

“Those councils have overwhelmingly supported Campus 2010 as seen through their approval of memorializing resolutions for the project.”

Hopkinton Town Council member Tom Buck wrote a letter dispelling this misinformation.  He also attended a recent school committee meeting and told them that the HTC not only did not endorse (or support) Campus 2010, but he was voting against it.

Maybe Ricci either missed that meeting, and the letter, or he is being dishonest.  I’ll let you make that call.

Back in March, Ricci illegally called for an executive session to discuss why I would challenge his integrity when he falsely presented the grade configuration research in the papers.  He might as well start the whine machine again – cause’ in my opinion, he has flat out lied.  Make sure you tell as many people as possible what he has said – let their own actions and words make my point.

Speaking of lying – Ricci, Day, Polouski and McQuade said I broke open meeting laws because I posted info about an agenda.  I spoke with the AG’s office and it is NOT illegal to do so (I suppose they don’t bother to check before they make allegations or they would have discovered this – or perhaps they did and just ignored it).  But, just to be clear, I have posted the material and original letter to the press here.  If its illegal – file charges.  I double dog dare ya!

PS.  Please make the charges more than the dog and pony show from the NEA – which has never been substantiated – but I will have more on that coming soon.  And yes, I will have a contract analysis coming – you will not like it.



  1. Mr. Ricci has a daily column? Where?

    Was anyone given the opportunity to rebut his column…daily? If he can lie without being corrected, the column is one more piece of propaganda. Please tell me our tax dollars aren’t paying for his column?

    Comment by Curious Resident — October 31, 2007 @ 9:37 am | Reply

  2. The columns are in the Westerly Sun.

    Comment by Bill Felkner — October 31, 2007 @ 9:57 am | Reply

  3. Wow, so the Westerly Rag allows Mr. Ricci to promote the bond on their pages at no expense? Doesn’t The Rag realize the more we have to pay in taxes the less we have left over to buy their newspaper? Or do they love government growth and spending so much they just can’t help themselves?

    If common sense prevails and the bond is rejected, taxpayers will have overcome an onslaught of pro-government forces lined up to beat us into submission. I hope people are paying attention to the institutions supporting this bond. When Mr. Kenney talks about opponents to the bond doing so for political reasons it is laughable. The business as usual crowd is all on the side of those supporting the bond. We are clearly the underdogs.

    Comment by Curious Resident — October 31, 2007 @ 10:30 am | Reply

  4. there’s a big pro bond poster in the main foyer of the high school

    Comment by Poster — October 31, 2007 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

  5. Thanks for the information Poster. Does anyone know if the Langworthy Library has posted that information that the Ashaway Library refused?

    Comment by Barbara Capalbo — October 31, 2007 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

  6. Of course there is a pro-bond poster in the foyer. It wouldn’t be a public school if they weren’t trying to brainwash our children, would it?

    Comment by Jim LaBrosse — October 31, 2007 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

  7. If the Langworthy Library decided to stake a political position then anyone thinking of donating money should take this into consideration.

    I wonder at what age Chariho starts the indoctrination process? I guess the sooner they start the sooner the children will support unrestrained spending? It’s actually a two pronged attack…indoctrination is one tactic while poor education is the other. For the students able to overcome inferior education, they still have the indoctrination to rely upon.As for parents, they takes so much of our earnings that we have no other education options for our children.

    Posters, flyers, media endorsements, newspaper columns, lies, distortions, misrepresentations, and the list goes on…they are throwing everything at us but the kitchen sink. But if they did throw the sink at us I’m sure they’d follow it up with a bond asking us to pay for a replacement.

    Comment by Curious Resident — October 31, 2007 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  8. Came across an article in the Westerly Sun confirming tentative agreement on the terms of the Support Staff contract.

    Petey Gingras claimed that both sides have reason to be disappointed, but he seemed almost giddy in his assessment of the agreement. The article does say that the contract requires a vote of the union AND a vote of the School Commitee. Mr. Felkner has indicated here that we won’t like it (or at least that’s my impression).

    I realize that Mr. Felkner probably can’t share details at this point, but Petey was able to give his general attitude about the agreement so maybe we’ll get something similar from Mr. Felkner? If the contract is another knife in the back of taxpayers, it might be useful information prior to the bond vote?

    If the contract does continue to concede salaries and benefits superior to the private sector I will be very disappointed. Assuming the contract is not good for taxpayers, I know we won’t be able to depend on the School Committee to reject the latest outrage, but it may serve as an impetus for more voters to reject the bond?

    Comment by Curious Resident — November 2, 2007 @ 10:34 am | Reply

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