Tuesday, January 19, 2010
CRAZY HUSH-HUSH SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The Havre School Board today announced a special meeting regarding “Personnel Action” to be held Wednesday, January 20th in the Robins School building at 12:15 pm. Word around town is that it is to discuss the termination of Superintendent Dave Mahon’s contract with the Havre School System.
Mahon came to Havre in July of 2009 after vacating his position with Huntley Schools. Mahon was offered a contract with Havre Public Schools for $97,000 per year for a 3-year contract and $2,500 in moving expenses. Also Mahon received 15 days vacation, 12 days sick leave. Mahon left the Huntley Project School District after approximately 5-6 years mid-term of his contract and not with the delight of the Huntley School Board at his unexpected departure.
What is this “Top Secret” mysterious move by the Havre School Board? Calls of enquiry made by the staff of the Havre Daily Corrector to various school officials found everyone pretty “tight-mouthed” Are they actually going to fire the Superintendent? Or are they just taking him to the public “woodshed” for a little discipline and /or embarrassment? How much did the Havre School System spend in their search for Mahon? Are they heading there again?
Taxpayers, like usual, will be the last to know, or for that matter, understand the thought process of our local elected School Board. The Havre Daily Corrector would like to remind taxpayers that three positions are up for grabs this next election. It is time to replace the buy out of town crowd that expends more tax dollars than any other single entity in Hill County.