Comments for: Investigation of Bangor assistant superintendent continues 2 months after he was placed on leave

Posted Nov. 19, 2012, at 5:58 p.m.

BANGOR | Two months have passed since Bangor’s assistant superintendent was placed on paid administrative leave while the school department investigates allegations that he told staff members to allow some students to alter their answers on a 2011 standardized test while he was Orono Middle School’s principal. That investigation …

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  • Anonymous

    I think it’s about time for Maine’s most celebrated Superintendent and it’s most self-congratulatory School Committee to do their jobs and resolve this.

    • Anonymous

      The School Committee has nothing to do with the investigation. Also, I would much rather have such an investigation proceed slowly and methodically to reach a conclusion rather than have it reach a conclusion and then proceed swiftly to align the evidence to justify the “conclusion.”

      • Anonymous

        Many times in life, decisions have to be made based on incomplete data. Elected or appointed officials who posses the ability to “make the right call” get to stay, and those who can’t don’t.

      • Anonymous

        The School Committee in Bangor is bogus. It is simply a handful of people who promote their own agenda and prevent others from even being discussed. It is controlled by the Superintendent and a couple of perpetual members who are too old to even have kids in school.

        Your assertion that the Committee has ‘nothing to do with this investigation’ is a clear indication of it’s impotence. If it truly provided oversight of the School Department, and subsequently the Superintendent, it would have a great deal to do with this investigation.

        • Henderson bobby

          They under minded everything Kate Dickerson tried to do.I do not think Marc Eastman will let them walk on him.

        • Anonymous

          Have you put your name in the hat to be elected? You have so many conspiracies and negative opinions about everything. Make a real change instead of being a BDN anonymous commenter.

    • Anonymous

      So my comment gets flagged and removed because i spoke my peace about the superintendent. Thank god my kid is leaving Bangor completely, she will be better educated.

  • Anonymous

    And meanwhile, taxpayers are still paying him to not do his job…

  • Anonymous

    It would be nice to have some idea of Lucy’s salary when he was hired by the Bangor Schools so taxpayers like me can have some sense of how much we’re spending on him by now. Surely his salary is public information.

    • Anonymous

      A drop in the bucket compared to all the salaries in the Bangor Housing Authority.

      • Fannycradock

        And good luck uncovering what exactly those salaries are. On the Maineopengov.org website, the only municipalities in the entire state that publicize their payroll and benefits are Cape E., Biddeford, and Falmouth. Must be something in the water on the southern tip of the state promoting transparency.

    • Anonymous

      He made $84,154 when he left Orono (from http://www.maineopen.gov).

      • Anonymous

        Wrong! He was making more than that

    • Anonymous

      It is public information what salaries are paid. They just choose not to publicize it. BDN, please find this info for us.

    • Henderson bobby

      It would be nice it the lawyer fees and his salary came out of Webb’s Salary while he is being paid not to work. Another way they waste money.

    • Anonymous

      Well he was making $109,000 in Orono if that helps!

  • Old Bear

    Bob Lucy gets Paided Administrative and Det. Eric Tall gets leave without pay. Whats wrong with this picture Do you think Bangor is a EOE. It just goes to show you that city hall administrative jobs are treated alot different them the rest of the city. They take care of there own and treat the rest of the city workers unfair.

  • Anonymous

    The things that need to be discussed, once it’s deemed appropriate, are (a) how the search committee was allowed to have no “outsiders,” and (b) how it’s possible that (whether?) Webb and the search committee were unaware of these events. Those are most likely related. This is a direct consequence of the School Committee “leadership.”

    • Anonymous

      VERY INTERESTING about Lucy’s Orono salary, which probably is even higher for Bangor. His Orono $84,154 is higher than most UMaine faculty, by the way, not that the jobs are similar. Recall that two of the top jobs at the UME System were filled WITHOUT SEARCHES so that outgoing top members of the Baldacci Admin. could continue to avoid homelessness (a joke). And others were filled with persons not ranked highly by their search committees. Maine Public Interest reporting uncovered this some months ago,and the BDN published their scathing report. No response from the System, of course.

  • Henderson bobby

    When I Made a comment about how she always seems to lean her head to the left she leans to the right.

    • westshores

      Perhaps you’ve spooked her into being bi-party in her political leanings. Sometimes she’s on the left and sometimes on the right. You have her on the run HB.

      • Henderson bobby

        Haha just too funny . I do not dislike Dr,Webb I think she dose some very good things but she seems to be a bit dishonest to me about the things that need improving . Ask About the drop out rate they will say it is like 4% and hand pick a year like the 2010 /2011 school year . Wow one year the number did not look too bad . The pressure the put on parents to medicate school kids is unreal coming from someone who is not a medical doctor. Some things could use improving . It is more about themselves looking good IE. High test scores than educating the kids .If you take credit for the good things that happen them you must take blame for the not so good things . Guess it is all about politics lol . I am not fan of either party .

  • Anonymous

    A better question is – why are taxpayer dollars being spent to further investigate this at all? Perhaps because when the BDN first reported this story with a scandalous headline they omitted the following information and continue to bury it. The truth will set you free…
    ————————————-
    “The department (of Education) conducted its investigation in 2011…

    As a result of its investigation, the Department of Education directed
    Lucy, test administrators, the test coordinator and special education
    director to undergo training. The department also invalidated scores for
    some answers on four students’ tests and the entire test of one
    student.”
    ————————————-
    Investigation complete, correction made, appropriate punishment prescribed by the governing body. The Department of Education did their job and moved on to more important things, but this reporter thinks he knows better than the DOE and should regurgitate the same old story every month.

    Good use of school funds, to reinvestigate additional time on 6 standardized test scores. Well done Nick McNewsless – Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Anonymous

      Lucy works for the Bangor School Department. The Bangor School Department has the right to set its own standards for hiring and retaining employees. It is possible that Lucy failed to disclose the incident when he applied for the Bangor position, after being asked whether he had ever been investigated for impropriety.
      And by the way, it is the reporter’s job to keep the public updated on the story.

  • Anonymous

    I wish I was under investigation and got a two month paid vacation.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who thinks that this investigation will find wrong doing on Mr Lucy’s part is delusional… but as Ricky used to say…” Lucy … you got some ‘splainin’ to do “

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