Muratori inks deal with Huron Schools

Huron Schools has publicly released its new superintendent’s contract, a three-year deal that will land him about $400,000 total in salary and benefits.
Alissa Widman Neese
Jul 15, 2013

Dennis Muratori, the district’s new leader, will net about $125,000 a year. The contract is nearly identical to the district’s agreements with its past two superintendents, and it puts Muratori on the same pay scale, treasurer Mike Weis said.

Huron school board members voted 3-2 Monday to hire Muratori as superintendent starting Aug. 1. He is currently Sandusky Schools assistant superintendent.

Newly included in Muratori’s otherwise standard contract is a section regarding “morals, ethics and personal character.” The section was not included in former superintendent Fred Fox’s contract. “The superintendent shall uphold the highest standards of morals and ethics of the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Ethics Commission, local, state and federal law and board policy,” the section reads. “Failure to do so may result in discipline, up to and including termination.”   

Board members voted 3-2 in April to fire Fox for alleged misdeeds that included an improper business relationship with a district vendor, inappropriate use of district resources and an extramarital affair on school time. The district first hired Fox as superintendent in 2008. Board members and attorneys crafted and reviewed this contract’s language, so Weis said he could not comment on specific sections of the contract. Board president Scott Slocum did not return a call seeking comment Friday.  

  Muratori’s contract with Huron Schools
• Superintendent job is effective Aug. 1, 2013, to July 31, 2016. $124,989 annual salary, with increases possible.
• 11 percent of salary will be put toward retirement fund, which district does not pick up.
• Up to four weeks paid vacation.
• Reimbursement for “all travel and expenses required during performance of official duties.”
• Reimbursement up to $4,000 per year for professional organizations, service organizations, continuing education and other “professional growth.”
• Cell phone services paid for by district. q#He agrees to have comprehensive medical examinations at the board’s expense.   
(Source: Huron Schools)
 
See the entire contract by downloading the .pdf below

Comments

UgtaBkdnMe

For Your Information it is HIPAA, not HIPPA. Unless Dudley is a health care provider, he probably didn't break the law. You're entitled to your opinion of the post but don't tell someone that they broke the law. Now you're sounding ignorant.

Foryourinformation

UgtaBkdnMe: First of all, my comment was to "Dudley", and it was actually agreeing with him/her and complementing them on their post with the exception of posting the private business of the Muratori's kids. Second of all, you need to get some business of your own and stay out of mine. I didn't say "they broke the law," so when you quote me...cookie, quote me correctly! 3rd of all, before you try to correct me and any misspellings, you may want to read through your own numerous blog posts with misspellings, grammatical errors, and incomplete sentences with incorrect punctuations at the end. It should be against the law that you would have the audacity to try to correct me on a mistyped letter compared to your enormous number of errors in each one of your blogs. You are absolutely right..."YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME" for trying to correct me if all you can do is try to criticize me for a letter being out of place. That is "For Your Information", and believe me, the HIPAA I know very well of this law: "This act gives the right to privacy to individuals from age 12 through 18...with a signed disclosure from the affected before giving out any information on provided health care to anyone, including parents.[3][4]" Again, I commend Dudley on her stance with Mr.& Mrs. Muratori, but I don't think he/she is at liberty to share with everyone the afflictions of their children. My blog was not a means to criticize them, but as a parent, their children is a private matter! Thank you for your comment!

UgtaBkdnMe

"To be honest, you are violating a very serious law (HIPPA LAW) with even mentioning the children, their disability, and their surgeries." - from your post

violate - verb (used with object), vi·o·lat·ed, vi·o·lat·ing. 1. to break, infringe, or transgress ( a law, rule, agreement, promise, instructions, etc.).

I didn't misquote you, Cookie!

Why is it that you're allowed to correct others, who were responding to other people's posts, but no one can correct you? Whazup was answering YoMamma and Dudley was answering Donutshopwannabe when you butted in. There is no difference, Cupcake.

Foryourinformation

Hahahahaha: You are not worth an ongoing conversation! As I read all of the blog posts, you have numerous errors in all of your blogs, and "ALL" of the conversations that you "butted" in were bloggers responding to other people, including mine to Dudley. So sweetie, keep it moving because you don't deserve a response any longer and you are obviously seeking power by trying to correct me on an unintended letter in a word and provide me with the definition of a "violate". I can only shake my head and laugh at you. Your many posts with misspelled words, grammatical errors, and the incorrect punctuations is enough for me. Go and pick a blog argument with the next bloggers and "butt-out" of my posts. Please and thank you, Sweetie-pie!

Dudley: My post to you was "no harm...no foul"! Again, I commend you for looking out for the Muratori Family (who happens to be close friends of mine), and they read my post. Thanks for your support for them!

Dudley Do-Right

Foryourinformation ...
I wrote about the Muratori children in general. What I mentioned is public knowledge, nothing that is a secret or only known by them, their health care providers, or their teachers. I did not break a law. You may disagree with the fact that a mentioned it, but don't accuse me of breaking the HIPAA or FERPA laws. As you mentioned, I was defending the Muratori family. Defending them from someone who has no limits to where he will go to support Mr. Fox and therefore disrupt Mr. Muratori's success. Since you know the Muratori's well please let them know their children are adorable and I wish them well.

Huron_1969

The Fox Camp managed to sink to an all time low.

Tsu Dho Nimh

It is the parental right of any parent to open-enroll their children in another district. However, when the parent is the chief leader of a district, and the family lives in the district, people will want to know why his children are not attending school in Huron. There is no doubt in my mind that Mr. Muratori shared his and his wife's decision with the board. What irks me, and probably Dudley, it the fact that Donutshopwannabe is aware of their reasons but is already trying to undermine Mr. Muratori's leadership before he even takes the helm on August 1. Mr. Wannabe (aka Lighthouse/Pied Piper) has a direct link to what the board discusses with his long time friends Kevin Asher and John Caporini. His goal is to bring back his best friend, Fred Fox. Should Dudley have shared some common knowledge? Maybe, maybe not. However, I do not agree that he violated their rights under HIPAA (which governs healthcare providers) and anyone who knows the Muratori's are aware that they do not keep their children's surgeries secret.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Alissa has enough information for another story regarding the Huron School board but refuses to pursue it. Not sure if she is afraid to or if she has a loyalty to Mr. Asher and Mr. Caporini. There is a real story out there, based on solid evidence, which will help explain the decisions and actions of two of the board members. She won't even answer emails or return phone calls.

SoldOnAcorns

C'mon Alissa grow a set and have at it ! Get the truth about the 2 stooges and their agendas out in the open ! Clear it through Matty first though :D

J Cooper

If Fox were rehired could he give his girlfriend a job?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Funny!!!!

Huron_1969

Maintenance garage manager..... 5 minute oil changes

SoldOnAcorns

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Libel and defamation.

Princess87

Ugly and inappropriate...One thing is to despise Fox..but to believe such BS is ignorance.. Time to move on.

SoldOnAcorns

Not BS there honey...Fact ! Read the Asst. Principal's testimony....Freddy was bragging to him about that "interview" !

Princess87

Sold on Acorns~ Now you believe things that come out out Fox's mouth! Which is it? You believe him or not. Just because he was bragging doesn't mean it happened? Get with it!! Where you there? Oh by the way I am not your honey. Blog names can be deceiving.

SoldOnAcorns

It's probably the only time the truth comes out of his mouth...When he is gloating, bragging and patting himself on the back. Oh Honey it will be alright and life will go on, you'll see ;)

Princess87

Again not your honey~~~What else did he brag about..sleeping with the first grade teacher who resigned??? Does he brag??

Huron_1969

Princess, you're tiara is too tight!

princedenny

Good luck Denny, you're gonna need it with the clueless school board and so many ignorant residents/decision makers in Huron

donutshopwannabe

TDN – you seem to be the senior spokesperson on this site. Two questions: 1) Why do you think the Magistrate is going to hear the Sunshine Law issues first as opposed to the appeal? Why are they spending the time, effort and money on this? Why not just get to the appeal? 2) Do you know who is running for the three open slots on the Huron Board in the fall?

Tsu Dho Nimh

I don't know why you call me the senior spokesperson but I will take it as a compliment. Regarding the Magistrate hearing the Sunshine Laws issue, your mentioning of it is the first I heard of it. Would you please share where you got this information? I would like to see it before I share an opinion. As far as the board, I heard both Mr. Slocum and Mrs. Green are running. No one I talk to knows if Mr. Asher plans to run. Wonder what would happen if only two people are willing to run? It will be interesting, to say the least.

donutshopwannabe

TDN – you seem to be the senior spokesperson on this site. Two questions: 1) Why do you think the Magistrate is going to hear the Sunshine Law issues first as opposed to the appeal? Why are they spending the time, effort and money on this? Why not just get to the appeal? 2) Do you know who is running for the three open slots on the Huron Board in the fall?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Here is my summary of the Magistrate's Order:

Point 1 - makes reference to reference to Count 2 of the Civil Suit, an alleged Sunshine Law violation. This section states “The court can consider the remedy or effect of any proven violation of the Sunshine Law through post-trial or closing argument briefing”. There is nothing in this section that supports that if there was a violation of the Sunshine Law, the suit will be over and all decisions will be reversed.

Point 2 - “The above needs to be completed before the Administrative Appeal can be properly briefed and a decision made thereon. In the event that the above steps do not resolve the matter (i.e. no violation of the Sunshine Law is proven and/or the legal remedy is not voiding all proceedings), then the Administrative Appeal will be set on a Briefing Schedule. This court will establish further Status Conferences as the above matters progress”. This section suggests that one option of a legal remedy in point 1 is voiding all proceedings. There are other options, Wannabe. I think your putting your cart before the horse.

Point 3 – the last point of the order is basically telling both parties to try to come to a settlement and leave the court out of it.

UgtaBkdnMe

I heard a local businessman (realtor/dairy) was running.

Retiree

Just a bit of information that will come full circle soon. While removing items from a persons locker that was let go,receipts were found for the purchase of tools. When the individuals went to look for the tools that were purchased, they were no where to be found.

I sure hope that the people in Huron know who Fox's posse is. Their next move is to get three Fox supporters elected to the school board. Look out Huron taxpayers if they are elected.

Julie R.

Geez .... still can't figure out what the big deal is about these stupid tools. One would think they were worth over a hundred thousand dollars or more --- like the property in Huron that the corrupt Erie County courts sold at a scam sheriff sale through a scam partition action and a fraud preliminary judicial report that didn't mention the fraudulent transfer of the 1st owner's half seven months before her death or the defrauding of her 4th beneficiary.

Seems to me defrauding somebody out of their already given rights to property by criminally defrauding the elderly incompetent owner prior to her death would be a lot more serious of a crime than the theft of stupid tools.

donutshopwannabe

TDN - go to Courthouse and get a copy and read it -- the June 26 Magistrate order. This came after the Case Management review with all attorneys. It's all in there. I think it's a blow to plaintiff. Would like your opinion -- he even brings up voiding actions. If that happens the termination would be voided and the Board would have no say in the matter. All actions after Sunshine Law violations are voided. This may even void the Muratori contract.

Tsu Dho Nimh

I have read over the magistrate’s order and this is what I am reading:

Count 2 of the Civil Suit is the Sunshine Law claim. IF the Sunshine Law is determined to have been violated, the Board can file another motion to have the claim thrown out. I disagree with you that it is cut and dry as you say. This order does not keep the issue from going to trial so again, IF the court believes the Sunshine Law was violated, it will not be over. We are now in July of 2013 and Mr. Fox’s contract expires July 31, 2014. Do you think that this process could possibly be complete before his contract expires? Let’s assume that Mr. Fox does win the trial (which I personally do not think he will but stranger things have happened), he will not have a contract to return to. At best, the board will owe him his pay from the September 6, 2012 date of suspension without pay to July 2014, the last day of his contract. Mr. Muratori will not lose his job.

Point 3 of the order strongly urges counsel to discuss settlement options with their clients. The magistrate gives Mr. Murray until August 1 to make a proposal and the board has until August 23 to respond. Did you catch the part that this was to be done out of court? As much as I do not believe that Mr. Fox is deserving of a settlement, I think he would be smart to take one. One thing I do believe without any doubt, the board WILL NOT agree to reinstating Mr. Fox as part of the settlement.

The senior spokesperson has spoken...lol

whazup

Maybe the Register will post the magistrate order since you say it's a blow to the the stooges. If it is really that big of a deal, why is it that you're the only one bringing it up? They printed Asher's bogus conspiracy theory so why not this? We know you are Fox's BFF and defend him come hell or high water. Do you remember standing in the auditorium at McCormick speaking about how we would lose the money for renovating it? You were dead wrong!!!! Todd Nelson didn't donate anything toward the auditorium. Kalahari was given a tax abatement which earmarked money for the renovation of the auditorium. Your little performance trying to defame our deputy superintendent didn't work either. If you want to hear a real story, ask the Register why the OEC came to visit the last time.

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