| Cross post from Jon Pelto's Wait What?
For the second meeting in a row, Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas stormed out of a Bridgeport Board of Education meeting.
Last night, according to the Connecticut Post, "The audience was dwindling. So Vallas and much of his staff got up and left. Vallas said as he left, he wasn't going to make reports if there was no one there to listen."
Paul Vallas makes $234,000 plus benefits, meaning taxpayers are paying well in excess of a quarter of a million dollars a year for his services - despite the fact that he has a lucrative private consulting business on the side.
Vallas was hired by the former, illegal, Bridgeport Board of Education after Stefan Pryor, Governor Malloy's Commissioner of Education, asked him to take the Bridgeport job. Now he serves the democratically elected members of the Bridgeport Board of Education.
Whether it is arrogance or an anger management problem is unclear, but what is clear is that Vallas apparently lacks the emotional disposition to work in an environment in which the People's will is represented through a democratically elected board. (All of his previous positions have been in situations where he worked for a mayor or an appointed board.)
To walk about during a board of education because it is going on too long is beyond unbelievable.
Vallas serves the Board and the Board serves the People - not the other way around.
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