Man hired as Minneapolis schools deputy superintendent not licensed, so now he's CEO

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 11, 2011 - 11:06 AM

When Minneapolis district learned that Rick Mills doesn't hold a state license to be deputy superintendent, he got a new title.

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grandpabobNov. 10, 1110:45 PM

Here's modern government at work. On one side, we have the Board of School Administrators (who knew?) watching carefully to be sure that only members of The Club have access to the goodies. On the other is the Minneapolis School Super who, when the going gets tough, comes up with a new title. We're not supposed to notice that no actual education took place.

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DufferHNov. 10, 1111:12 PM

Superintendent Johnson HAS a license and we know what an expensive disaster she has been.

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nkeithNov. 10, 1111:14 PM

Proof once again that those at the top have no real grasp of reality.

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rshacklefordNov. 11, 11 2:05 AM

"When Minneapolis district learned that Rick Mills doesn't hold a state license to be deputy superintendent, he got a new title." Sounds like what De Niro's 'Casino (1995)' character did when he wasn't licensed to run a casino. I think they made him like the Food and Beverage Supervisor. Maybe this guy should also.

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cuddles56Nov. 11, 11 5:12 AM

Must have been that expensive study they did to justify this. Oh wait, yes it benefits the yet again very over staffed over paid administrators.

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SupervonNov. 11, 11 5:53 AM

I see he worked for the Chicago schools. It appears that he learned the loopholes and how to use the Democrat pandering well in order to succeed. He will be protected by his fellow (fill in the appropiate word(s)).

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eljayeffNov. 11, 11 6:02 AM

I can think of many places that $175,000.00 can be used in the school system - and one of those places is not for the salary of a "CEO"! Wake up Minneapolis - get it together!!!!

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oglethorpieNov. 11, 11 6:13 AM

That photo of the him sitting behind an empty desk seems appropriate.

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godiveNov. 11, 11 6:49 AM

Why should any students follow rules and requirements when administration doesn't? He may be qualified but how many other qualified candidates didn't even apply because they were not certified. Fire the whole bunch.

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cluke2Nov. 11, 11 7:06 AM

If my memory serves me correctly, this is about the third (maybe more) go-around in about 3-4 years with highly paid administrators who were NOT certified for the position held. We had the deadbeat named Pebbles (or Peebles, whoever) that didn't meet standards, sent a subordinate to a credentials class at the UofM and eventually got run out. In her wake of disaster she also turned in a Cadillace Escalade staff vehicle that was left in junk yard condition while enjoying a $1500 monthly vehicle expense.

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