Superintendent Metzler’s emails to Sandown BOS

The SAU board added a new full-time staff person to the SAU budget for a cost of $80,000.  Perhaps the new staff person will be able to take over the burdensome responsibility of smearing my reputation to the Sandown Board of Selectman.  Below are some select emails concerning me from Superintendent Metzler to Sandown’s Town Administrator over a period of some months.  Each email chain is in reverse chronological order.

Email ONE: 

From: Metzler, Earl [mailto:Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net]

Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:57 PM
To: Lynne Blaisdell
Subject: Fwd: agenda item requests for August 28,2014
So…if each member submitted 4 items…we would have an agenda with 36 items…not to mention the real work…..if each item took 15 minutes…I think you get my point.
Dr. Earl F. Metzler
Sent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
From: Donna Green <donnagre@gmail.com>
Date: August 19, 2014 at 8:31:47 PM EDT
To: nancypetunia <nancysteenson@comcast.net>, TRSD School Board <trsb@timberlane.net>, Rob Collins <robcollins89@gmail.com>, Peter Bealo <pbealo@comcast.net>, sue sherman <susherm@hotmail.com>, Rick Blair <softwarethatworks@comcast.net>, Kate Delfino < ksdelfino@gmail.com>, “Kelly Ward” <kellyward9700@gmail.com>, michael mascola <mmascola@gmail.com>
Cc: <TownofSandown@sandown.us>
Subject: agenda item requests for August 28,2014
Dear Mrs. Steenson:
I would like to request the following items be added to the August 28 agenda:
 Discussion and action on proposed spending cap on TRSD 14/15 budget
 TRSB email policy and disposition of emails
 Discussion and action on the No Trespass order issued to Donna Green
I would also like to have the auditor present for a the discussion of the auditor’s report as I have a number of questions.
Thank you.
 Donna Green
DG NOTE:  NONE OF MY AGENDA REQUESTS HAVE EVER BEEN INCLUDED IN A REGULAR MEETING. NOTE THAT DISCUSSION OF THE AUDITOR’S REPORT OR A SPENDING CAP ON THE CURRENT BUDGET  ISN’T CONSIDERED “REAL WORK.”
Email TWO:
—–Original Message—–
From: Metzler, Earl [mailto:Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:23 PM
To: Lynne Blaisdell
Subject: Follow up to my email
Lynn – Please note the correction….this is an example of what the Board has been trying to communicate. Earl

DG NOTE:  THE PHOTOS DO NOT OPEN IN THE COPY I RECEIVED.  THEY ARE, I BELIEVE, A SCREEN SHOT OF MY BLOG WHERE I POSTED A VERY MINOR CORRECTION ON SEPTEMBER 3.

Email THREE: 

From: “Belcher, Catherine” <Catherine.Belcher@timberlane.net>
Date: October 10, 2014 at 12:18:02 PM EDT
To: Donna Green <donnagre@gmail.com>
Cc: “Metzler, Earl” <Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net>, Nancy Steenson <nancysteenson@comcast.net>, “Nancy Steenson (2)” <nansteenson@gmail.com>
Subject: FW: Audio problem on TRSB Vimeo
 Good afternoon Donna,
Dr. Metzler has been informed that you are communicating with district staff members
to obtain free professional services for personal reasons.  It is his understanding
this is not the first time you have done so.
He directs that any further requests to use district resources in either your
capacity as a school board member or taxpayer, needs to be submitted to
through the proper channels (School Board chair or the Superintendent).
Kindly refer to attached school board policy BHC.
In closing, Dr. Metzler indicates he would be more than happy to help you with
any requests that assist you in performing your duties as a school board member.
Have a good afternoon,
Cathy
 Cathy Belcher
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
and Assistant Superintendent of Schools
__________________________________________________________
 
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT NO 55
Serving the Hampstead and
Timberlane Regional School Districts
Begin forwarded message:
From: Donna Green <donnagre@gmail.com>
Date: October 10, 2014 at 9:31:46 AM EDT
To: Dean Zanello <Dean.Zanello@timberlane.net>
Subject: Audio problem on TRSB Vimeo
Dean,
I can’t get the audio to play on the TRSB Vimeos.  Audio plays on all other files on the Vimeo site.
Could you help me figure out what my problem is please?
Many thanks,
Donna
From: “Metzler, Earl” <Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net>
Date: October 10, 2014 at 12:33:51 PM EDT
To:lblaisdell@sandown.us” <lblaisdell@sandown.us>
Subject: Fwd: Vimeo Audio?
Dr. Earl F. Metzler
Sent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
From: <Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net>
Date: October 10, 2014 at 12:33:34 PM EDT
To: Donna Green <donnagre@gmail.com>
Subject: Vimeo Audio?
Donna – I have checked the audio from several computers and it appears to be working just fine. I am not sure what the issue with your equipment is.
Respectfully, Earl Dr. Earl F. Metzler
Sent from my iPad

DG NOTE :   THE VIDEOS IN QUESTION WERE RECORDINGS OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS I WISHED TO REWATCH. HERE IS MY EMAILED RESPONSE. I HAVE NOT GOTTEN A REPLY. TURNS OUT THE VIMEOS WERE IMPROPERLY RECORDED ON ONLY ONE AUDIO CHANNEL.

AttachmentsOct 10
Donna Green <donnagre@gmail.com>
to Richard, Catherine, Earl Donna Green <donnagre@gmail.com>
Dear Ms. Belcher:
Could you please be more specific in your accusations?  When exactly did I communicate “with district staff members to obtain free professional services for personal reasons”? Please specify all instances in which you believe this to be true.  What were the services requested and what were the personal reasons?
I await your response.
Thank you,
Donna Green
Email FOUR:
From: “Metzler, Earl” <Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net>
Date: July 24, 2014 at 6:16:18 PM EDT
To:lblaisdell@sandown.us” <lblaisdell@sandown.us>
Subject: Fwd: Report
Dr. Earl F. Metzler II
Begin forwarded message:
From: “Metzler, Earl” <Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net>
Date: July 24, 2014 at 6:14:47 PM EDT
To: Donna Green <donnagre@gmail.com>
Cc: Nancy Steenson <nancysteenson@comcast.net>, “Belcher, Catherine” <Catherine.Belcher@timberlane.net>
Subject: Report

Mrs Green – Today it was reported to me that you were both disrespectful and harassing to several employees. Of course I will investigate this report and if validated I will need to limit your access to the SAU. This is both disturbing and unfortunate. I will also be consulting with both the Plaistow Police Department and district council.

Respectfully,

Dr. Earl F. Metzler II
DG NOTE :  THE PLAISTOW POLICE HAVE NOT CHARGED ME WITH AN OFFENSE.  I OBTAINED THE SECURITY TAPE THROUGH THE INTERVENTION OF A LAWYER WHICH EXONERATES ME FROM THESE FALSE ACCUSATIONS. THE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED “INVESTIGATION” HAS BEEN CLOSED.
EMAIL FIVE:
Subject:  Factual Errors….
From:  “Metzler, Earl” <Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net>
Date:  Wed, Aug 20, 2014 7:23 am
To:  Nancy Steenson <nancysteenson@comcast.net>, Lynne Blaisdell <lblaisdell@sandown.us>
Attach:  image001.jpg
Nancy – Good morning! Many factual errors continue to be publicized and
politicalized by DG.
1 – There was never a “no trespass” notice issued. We are trying to protect both
a Board member and the employees from what occurred earlier this summer.
Scheduling visits and having her review documents in a public videotaped setting
protects everybody, including her.
2- We never charged or brought charges against DG. I simply turned the
investigation over to the PPD once I read the report and watched the video.
I have not taken any action and await the police report. Whatever they decide
is fine by me.
3- She has not cooperated with the PPD, hence this is being dragged out.
4 – The employee apologized for raising her voice. Although this is true she
should not have apologized for telling DG that what she was saying, the tone in
which it was being delivered was accusatory, disrespectful and harassing. All
victims should confront their aggressor to let them know it is not okay and that
they are offended by this type of interaction.
This is one event…and I could go on. She continues to disrupt and misrepresent
the Timberlane District.
Respectfully, Earl
Dr. Earl F. Metzler II
SAU 55
Superintendent of Schools
Serving Timberlane and Hampstead
Phone: (603)-382-6119 Ext. 2217
Fax: (603)-382-3334
Email SIX:
From: Metzler, Earl [mailto:Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Lynne Blaisdell
Cc: Belcher, Catherine
Subject: Fwd: SN Incident
No question about the student’s well being….pretty clear what she is concerned with. Very sad!Dr. Earl F. Metzler II
Begin forwarded message:
From: “Belcher, Catherine” <Catherine.Belcher@timberlane.net>
Date: October 28, 2014 at 12:59:45 PM CDT
To: “Metzler, Earl” <Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net>
Cc: “Stokinger, George” <George.Stokinger@timberlane.net>
Subject: FW: SN Incident
See Donna’s question below.  Not sure if she intends to ask this at a meeting or if you wish anyone to respond.
Cathy Belcher
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Schools
(603) 382-6119(603) 382-6119 ext. 2217
 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT NO 55
Serving the Hampstead and Timberlane Regional School Districts
 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:  This e-mail message and any attachment to it is intended only for the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged materials.  Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail, delete this message and destroy all copies and backups of the original message. 
 From: Donna Green [mailto:donnagre@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:52 PM
To: Belcher, Catherine; Nancy Steenson
Subject: Re: SN Incident
Who pays for the ambulance in this situation?
DG NOTE: FOR STUDENT PRIVACY REASONS, I DO NOT WANT TO REPRODUCE THE EMAIL THAT WAS SENT TO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, BUT MY QUESTION WAS IN RESPONSE TO A STUDENT ALLERGIC REACTION THAT RESULTED IN AN AMBULANCE RIDE TO THE HOSPITAL IN COMPLIANCE WITH PROTOCOL.  THE EMAIL ENDED WITH “STUDENT IS FINE.”  I HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN ANSWER TO MY QUESTION.
A private email to Arthur Green:

From: Metzler, Earl [mailto:Earl.Metzler@timberlane.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:20 PM
To: Green, Arthur Z
Cc: Belcher, Catherine
Subject: RE: Request for information

Mr. Green – Is it okay to communicate with you on your company email during company time? I was not sure if this violated your company policy on the use of social media and online activity 3.5.1. Please let me know and I’ll be sure to pass it along.

Respectfully, Dr. Metzler

3.5.1 Use of Social Media and Other Online Activity

Use good judgment in your use of social media and other online

activity. Your postings on Internet sites may include the fact that you

work for xxxxxxxxx, your job title, a general job description

and your office location, but you should not include any information

related to the Company’s business including references to — or

information about — specific clients, suppliers, employees, projects,

transactions, applications or technologies you may be involved with

or knowledge/expertise you may have by virtue of your job duties

with our Company. Don’t post, seek or provide recommendations,

endorsements or referrals by or of other employees, customers or

suppliers (current or former) unless you are authorized to do so. For

more information see our Social Media Policy.

Dr. Earl F. Metzler II

SAU 55

Superintendent of Schools

Serving Timberlane and Hampstead

Phone: (603)-382-6119 Ext. 2217

Fax: (603)-382-3334

DG NOTE :   DR. METZLER HAD NOTICED THAT ONE OF ARTHUR’S MESSAGES HAD ORIGINATED FROM ARTHUR’S BUSINESS EMAIL. THE SUPERINTENDENT THEN LOCATED A POLICY STATEMENT ON AN OBSCURE AREA OF ARTHUR’S EMPLOYER’S WEBSITE AND SENT IT FOR ARTHUR’S ATTENTION.

Gentle readers and taxpayers:  You are not paying for my emails.

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