Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Pat O'Neill wants to re-hire Weast

No surprise here, but for the record, School Board member Patricia O'Neill, who is running unopposed for re-election, says she plans to re-hire controversial Superintendent Jerry Weast.

O'Neill and supersized Steve Abrams of Rockville "are the only holdovers from the board that hired Weast, whose contract renewal will be one of the first big issues for the new board," the Gazette reports.

Says O'Neill: "I stand as committed to rehiring and re-upping him as I did when we hired him in ’99."

(What does she mean by "re-upping" him? Giving him a raise above his $350,000 salary and tax-sheltered perks?)