Responding to an admittedly inappropriate text, the Superintendent has said he has had to endure a hostile workplace. What the @#$%!!!
From a letter the superintendent sent to WJCT:
“Unfortunately, the information that was included as part of the PRR is not necessarily surprising as it speaks to the hostile work environment that has been created by certain board members since I interviewed for the superintendent position and assumed the role.
One of the biggest complaints teachers and admins whisper, and they whisper because they are too afraid to say it openly is how they are often intimidated and brow beaten by district staff. Vitti thinks he works in a hostile workplace, he obviously doesn’t understand what that means.
Disagreeing with somebody does not equal hostile.
Wanting you to stop destroying the district does not equal hostile either.
You know who works in a hostile environment? Teachers on one year contracts that is who. Teachers who are afraid for their jobs that's who. Teachers who are forced to do what they know is wrong for their kids but need the paycheck that's who. Vitti doesn't.
Another thing lost in all this is the superintendent has now threatened to sue the school board twice in the last few months if he doesn't get his way. The first was back in November when the board considered him not doing the roll out of his boundary change proposals and now over the text.
The superintendent's contract does not expire until 2019. Vitti said he's looking at possibly taking legal action, but did not elaborate.
The superintendent is in the big leagues, he should have his big boy pants on and realize people are not always going to disagree with him but once again disagreeing with somebody does not equal hostile.