Friday, November 21, 2014

Dickl out as KCS nutrition director; Asks officials for more money

Jon Dickl
So, Jon Dickl, the now former Knox County Schools nutrition services director, apparently quit last night before Superintendent Jim "Slim" McIntyre fired him.

At some point yesterday he also wrote a letter to top school officials. And like all good KCS memos, it included the usual "woe is me" clause and a refusal to accept any blame or responsibility for doing anything wrong.

And I'm not talking about the allegations that he misused school funds.

I'm talking about the fact that he couldn't make a meeting with detectives, something that KCS officials said he would have to do in order to keep his job.

Dickl said he cancelled because he needed KCS to pay him some incentive bonus coin (apparently, he earned cheese above and beyond his annual $105,100 salary), so he could afford an attorney.

Then he says that by requiring that he cooperate with investigators, the school system was violating his constitutional rights. Or something.

I don't know. the whole thing is ridiculous.

You can read it RIGHT SMACK HERE.

Also, his official resignation letter, RIGHT SMACK HERE.

The letter from Slim Jim to School Board disciples: RIGHT SMACK HERE.

1 comment:

Tollie Mullins said...

Incentive pay? Really? For doing a job for a local government that is pretty much mandated on how you do your job by the Federal Government? How much is this so called incentive above his 105,000.00 salary? And still can't afford an atty? I guess he really did need those gift cards and the special deal on the car! I do know how he feels to have worked many years on improving your passion for your career and to find that one or two people can bring that to an abrupt halt. Just goes to show you that you need to be real careful on what you do and what you let happen under your watch because it can come back and bite you in the butt! This is advice for everyone at KCS!