Superintendent Responds to Allegations About Assistant Superintendent

Regarding the assistant superintendent position, Uszenski said the 'assistant superintendent went back to his original position because he's tenured in that position.'

The Superintendent of Brick schools is refuting a claim made by a Brick Township Board of Education candidate, David Fischer, that the Board of Education eliminated the assistant superintendent position and hired two people to fill that duty instead.

In comments posted on the Brick Patch's "boards" section, Fischer wrote: "...the BOE eliminated the assistant superintendent position and hired TWO new people to fill those duties (a husband and wife team) which resulted in an additional salary cost of over $220,000! AND the assistant superintendent was only re-assigned in the district, not terminated so there was no cost saving ... And now it appears that the husband part of the team allegedly could not complete his background check to the satisfaction of either the State, County or our own BOE as his job is now posted for applicants."

Walter Uszenski told Patch that the board hired an academic officer in place of the asst superintendent, and, separately, hired an interim director of special services.

Speaking on the special services position, Uszenski said "we didn't have a director there, so that is the reason the interim was there, and now we need to replace that position with a full-time permanent position."

Regarding the assistant superintendent position, Uszenski said the "assistant superintendent went back to his original position because he's tenured in that position."

Regarding other allegations made in the comments section on this Patch thread, Uszenski said: "every single employee, we get a copy of their finger prints, and a background check on the person. They have to go through that process to work in a public school."

J.JONES November 02, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Wow Dr.U's came so highly recommended to Bricktown from what I remember reading and will be good for our school system to make it stronger and better ..Nothing mentioned about making friends richer on our dime another lier and we get fooled again ..
Betty Boop November 03, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Wow. Looks like Brick is worse that the Ritacco regime and BOE at Toms River.
KMC November 03, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Hopefully on Tuesday everyone that has been posting on line here remembers what they have read when they go to the polls. I have read where the mold problem has been on going but the other items about special education or hiring friends was not something I expected from the new Superintendent. And yes, this Board of Education allowed him to do it because if you look at all the agendas when the staff was hired you will see that they approved it. My concern too is that I read on another patch article that another teacher who hasn't been teaching even a year in Brick is going to get a Vice Principal position. I have a problem with that because I know there are many Brick teachers and administrators who are just as qualified. So this is something that needs to be watched. But please remember when you go to the polls on Tuesday what you have been reading on line. Hopefully the mold situation will be cleaned up by next week. At least that seems to be what the administration is looking at.
DennyD November 03, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Will Watcher: The infestation of fleas is becoming epidemic.
whatabouthekids November 03, 2013 at 08:44 PM
What happened to the thread Mr. Fisher posted a few days ago in the "Sepak Out" section of BP, about the "lack of BOE reporting??" It had over 60 comments and now it seems to be gone. Was it taken down for some reason?


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