Saturday, March 12, 2005

This School Needs A Break

It could be said that this is the winter of their discontent in Rumson, New Jersey's Holy Cross Catholic Church. The Church has been having more than its share of problems lately. The latest blow fell on the parish's Holy Cross School when Principal Thomas Bugliaro was shown the door for allegedly using school funds to pay for his personal credit cards:

Diocese of Trenton officials announced the firing of the Holy Cross principal Thursday for allegedly embezzling school funds.

According to representatives of the diocese, Principal Thomas Bugliaro used school money to pay off his personal credit cards. Diocese officials did not reveal how much money Bugliaro is accused of taking.

Bugliaro's firing is the second financial scandal to hit the school within the past year. In November, Reverend Joseph Hughes resigned from Holy Cross after being charged with embezzling approximately $500,000.

So far, no charges have been filed against Bugliaro.

This reminds us of the strange case of Superintendent David Alvarez of the Calexico (California) Unified School District who pulled some similar shenanigans last year. Alvarez continues as Superintendent despite numerous calls for his resignation by various members of the community. It seems like he has a three year contract...

An Invitation: All writers and readers of education-related posts are invited to contribute to the sixth edition of The Carnival of Education. Please send your submissions to: owlshome [at] earthlink [dot] com. We should receive your contributions no later than 10:00 PM (Pacific) Tuesday, March 15, 2004. The Carnival midway will open here at the 'Wonks Wednesday morning.

For the latest edition of The Carnival Of Education, please click here.

Main Page/Latest Posts