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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Former BISD Superintendent Resigns from Tulsa Public Schools


Michael Zolkoski, former superintendent for the Brownsville Independent School District, resigned Monday from Tulsa Public Schools' top post.

According to the Associated Press, Zolkoski gave a 90-day notice and officially leaves as superintendent on Oct. 8.

His contract will be settled at $400,000.

Zolkoski left BISD to join Tulsa Public Schools in Oklahoma in 2006.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great gig? Get hired, resign, and settle your contract for $400,000! Isn't this what Dr. Sylvia Atkinson did in El Paso? Maybe BISD will hire Zolkoski back, he will stay for a year, and then he will resign and BISD will pay his contract?
I'm in the wrong business!


100 words or less.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is what really gets to me about these "education administrators". They are not in it for the future generations, they are in it for the MONEY, DINERO. Some teachers in the BISD are in it not only because it pays them a good salary, but because it gives them 2 months off.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008  
Anonymous thezipper said...

Zolkoski is a good man and was a great Sup. He has all the credentials, experience and degrees. He's just playing the game at the highest level. Boards are hard to work with...they always want to run the district. The game is screwed...don't hate the players unless they don't belong in the game.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is the dumb a...who says that BISD teachers get two months off? Teachers get paid for working 10 months, not 12. What a jerk.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Zolkoski is a good man and was a great Sup."

Doctor Z. was as crooked as the day is long, just a hair short of some current trustees if measured on the scam scale.

"The game is screwed...don't hate the players..."

I hate the condoners of the game, like you, mini-Z.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a line from Tin Cup. "Don't you recognize the work of con artists when you see it?"

Wednesday, July 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a crazy system. A $400,000 payday for getting fired. And how long does it take the average FAMILY in Brownsville to earn that kind of paycheck? Fourteen years. And in case the caps didn't tip you off, that's family income--not that of a single worker.

I realize that there isn't just disparity in income--I recognize that the skills and experience required of a school superintendent merit more of a paycheck than that of a less skilled worker, but it still makes my head spin to think of fourteen years of work required of Mom and Dad to match Zolkoski's getting fired gift.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

Just to clarify ... Zolkoski did not get fired. He resigned.

Still, what a cool gig to resign and leave with much more than a box with your personal belongings -- much, much more.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guarantee you that the contract doesn't have a buy-out provision that kicks in if the Super just decides one day that he's not enjoying the job anymore. The board was unhappy with his performance, and it was a resign-or-be-fired situation. I don't want to get into an argument about what went on in executive session, but I do know enough about employment contracts to know that if he didn't resign under pressure he wouldn't have been bought out of his contract. Now where do we sign up for that kind of cool gig? I'm going to start on my EdD with California Coast U tonight! I understand that if I just pay my tuition on time I'll have my doctorate in education in no time.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

I won't dispute your argument, but for legal reasons, I must rely on the information as produced in the AP story. Your guarantee is good with me, but I must tread carefully here.

As far as your enrollment with CCU, perhaps if we jointly enroll, we'll receive a discount on tuition!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you on the legalities and I didn't mean to be argumentative. Wait...yes, I did.

I just went to the CCU website looking for the doctoral program, and would you believe it? It doesn't exist.

U of Phoenix here we come!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008  

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