Monthly Archives: October 2010

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The Fox MemorialFox on the run, from library to town hall


What to do with that extra money…….

  • (Dr. Martes image on the Sun Chronicle site“One sweet deal”
    Attleboro Sun Chronicle – Frank Mortimer – ‎23 hours ago

    FOXBORO – This school year will be Christopher Martes’ last as Foxboro superintendent – but it will be a lucrative one … ” article from the Sun Chronicle. Was there earlier, now just a 404 error message “The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”)
  • Martes deal a secret (Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010 11:40 AM EDT)
  • “……The arrangement came to light Tuesday, when The Foxboro Reporter sought to compare the new town manager’s and the superintendent’s earnings and learned that Martes and the school committee privately agreed to a change in his contract last spring. The school board never took a public vote or issued a statement.

    Told that the newspaper’s story would be published Thursday, Martes decided to notify staff Wednesday of his retirement. He held morning meetings with his central administration and principals, and said he would send his email statement to staff that afternoon…….

    Martes’s new pay arrangement was negotiated by board member Martha Slattery and chairman Katie Adair, and signed by Adair and Martes on June 22.

    Under that agreement, Martes will receive, along with his pension, $140,000 in compensation from the town in the year through June 30, 2011. That town payment includes a $20,000 tax-sheltered annuity and $8,456 in life insurance reimbursement.

    – Search process
    – added $$ for pay, pension, healthcare plan
    – books?
    – bus?
    – school staff (not administration)
    – cost of upgrades

    Great job, Mortimer!!

    Paicos’ salary seemed large, but, really, <> The public knew pretty soon after Paicos’ hire of the deal worked out with him, but the School Committee remained quiet for months? Superintendent made and makes more than Gala did too. Shameful.