Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Monday, August 8, 2011

Buffalo school board working out another buyout for deputy superintendent Oladele again

Buffalo News reported today she's taking accumulated vacation time off in July while another buyout package is in the works for embattled Buffalo Schools Deputy Superintendent Folasade Oladele. The first buyout Superintendent James A. Williams worked out for her costing about $215,000, a year's salary instead of the three months pay in her contract caused an uproar in the community. Even Carl Paladino threatened to sue in State Supreme Court if she got the pay while at-large Board Member John Licata took a similar stance arguing another reason. When the case went before the Buffalo Fiscal Control Authority, reviewing any expenditures over $50,000 there were not enough votes to disapprove the buyout package subsequently they sent it back to the Buffalo School Board. The Board is not disclosing the terms of the new buyout package until it's a done deal. Saying the confidentially close has no legal weight,
 "Bob Freeman, executive director of the state's Committee on Open Government, says despite the confidentiality clause in the separation agreement, the board could disclose the terms of the buyout if it chose to."Clearly, if the board wants to disclose this proposed agreement, it may do so."

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