Chariho School Parents’ Forum

January 28, 2008

Superintendent contract

Filed under: 1 — Editor @ 11:51 am

Per request, the Superintendent’s contract is posted in the permanent pages on the right column – “Superintendent Contract 2007-2010


  1. I have no idea what is standard for a school superintendent in a district the size of Chariho, but I am somewhat familiar with professional salaries and benefits in the real world. The guy gets 6 weeks vacation with an additional 4 weeks personal and sick days. He is eligible for 10 weeks off a year. I’ve never met anyone other than teachers who get this kind of time off.

    If I understand it correctly, he also received $300 per month/$3600 per year as a travel allowance. Who gets paid for driving to work?

    Like I said, this may be standard stuff in the fantasy land of Rhode Island education, but for those of us not on the government dole the fact our earnings are providing these absurd benefits is disgusting.

    Comment by Curious Resident — January 28, 2008 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

  2. Nice jig for someone who is despised by many in the district and throughout the community.

    Too bad there isn’t an allowance for traffic violations since he might need to pony up some cash as of result of his traffic stop last week in front of the campus!

    Comment by Disgusted Resident — January 30, 2008 @ 11:51 am | Reply

  3. “Despised” is a little too harsh from my perspective.

    I despise Mr. Ricci’s secrecy. I despise his disregard for parents as it pertains to grade configuration and curriculum. I despise his disregard for responsible spending and budgets. Mr. Ricci himself may very well be a likeable guy. In fact, I’ve heard he was an excellent principal.

    My theory is that the guy is way over his head as a superintendent. He lacks the proper education, and his only experience came under Mr. Pini, who I hear was a terrible superintendent himself. Mr. Ricci’s propensity to misrepresent, distort, and outright lie is likely the result of trying to hide his incompetence. He should be fired, but I don’t despise him.

    I wonder if Richmond has come up with a plan to recover some of the tax money they waste at Chariho? Chariho’s poor fiscal management could have a direct impact on the Richmond Police Department and town employees. I’m not sure if any portion of traffic violations fines get returned back to the town, but if so, then wouldn’t it be justice if the Richmond police targetted Chariho employees in an effort to equalize the tax situation?

    Comment by Curious Resident — January 30, 2008 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  4. Wait a minute! Mr. Ricci is despised by many in the district and throughout the community? Nothing like throwing out your opinion without anything to substantiate it! I know many people who do not despise him at all but realize that he has a tough position because there is no way you can please everyone. From where I stand, I think it’s actually a small group that dislike Mr. Ricci. That group though is extremely vocal. Ever hear of the term “Silent Majority”?

    Comment by CharihoParent — February 3, 2008 @ 7:24 am | Reply

    • i’m sure many of the silent majority is scared to voice how they feel cause they are afraid their kids will pay the price. Open up your eyes and read the stats on the district, you don’t hear to many people saying “gotta move to chariho district their schools the best”. You may like the guy, and he is a nice enough guy, but don’t you want more for your kids. Don’t you want a system that invites parents to be a part of the success, don’t you want your kids to be taught quality and not testing, don’t you want your issues to be addressed, don’t you want you kids to go to college and succeed, as a parent you should want more than just a rubber stamp of what was, is and will be if not changed.

      Comment by chariho parent — November 27, 2009 @ 9:17 am | Reply

  5. Maybe the Richmond Police and Charlestown Police can target enforcement on Hopkinton residents since they are the cause for the bond failing and the budget being higher than it would be had the bond passed.

    Comment by CharihoParent — February 3, 2008 @ 7:27 am | Reply

  6. So you are okay with higher spending as long as it is hidden in a bond? Government spenders will do anything to fool the bill payers. Funny stuff…you’d make a great politician for either Richmond or Charlestown.

    Comment by Curious Resident — February 3, 2008 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  7. I don’t equate rejection of the bond to people despising Mr. Ricci. I believe that people rejected the bond because of numerous issues, but rejecting it because they dislike Mr. Ricci is ludicrous.

    Comment by Lois Buck — February 3, 2008 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  8. Hey there, “Charihoparent”…ever think about the guy who coined the phrase “Silent Majority”???

    Comment by Dorothy Gardiner — February 4, 2008 @ 9:12 am | Reply

  9. “Silent Majority” Ricci takes our taxpayers money and laughs all the way to the bank. The only time that man ever smiles is when he is screwing up people’s lives. He is just a plain liar, and talk about intellect…he fires people if he hears their name. That jerk is on such a power trip that he can’t understand that his ‘reputation’ is real! WE HAVE ZERO RESPECT FOR YOU RICCI! Taxpayers, we need to oust this moron.

    Comment by silent majority — April 4, 2008 @ 11:12 pm | Reply

    • Power trip is right! Comming from a guy who studied his stupidity under Pini, another dud. Lets hope 2010 will be a new start with a real pace setter

      Comment by chariho parent — November 27, 2009 @ 9:10 am | Reply

  10. It’s funny to read these comments, but not funny as a taxpayer and parent of children in the district.

    I have to agree, it would be nice to have a fresh start in 2010, with a new breath of freshness, out with the old and in with the new. creating a system of shared learning that values transparency and parents/students voices to be heard and valued. Just go to any committee meeting and you’ll see how many parents are involved “not many”.
    The parents that really care and voice the change they feel is needed are singled out, and silenced. The only ones heard are the very few people who are liked.
    Ricci is quick to compare the accomplishments to the next door schools who are just as bad. Lets face it RI is 48th in the nation and in RI Chariho is know as the least parent friendly. As a parent I should have the right to know how my child is doing and question why they are/or not achieving, and question why.
    I say lets get rid of the old Pini, and Ricci mentality and get some new blood to help bring our kids/our future/ into the new decade with welcoming arms to everyone in the community and show that all are voices matter.
    We all have to voice this opinion, and not be scared of being singled out for our voices to matter.

    Comment by chariho parent — November 27, 2009 @ 9:05 am | Reply

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