I have come to expect the worst from Belle Valley Superintendent Louis Obernuefemann, so I am not surprised by any of his antics. Recently I mentioned to him that I still find it disturbing that we will never know the content of the three pages of his employment contract, which he refused to release two years ago. He replied that there was nothing confidential in the contract, but he withheld the information to annoy me.
If his statement is true, his childish act caused several hours of needless work for the Illinois Attorney General's staff and Bob DesPain, who helped me attempt to acquire the information.
Unfortunately, the AG's office let him off the hook by allowing him to produce a modified copy of his contract. I wonder what their attitude would have been if they had thought he was playing childish games.
Since he still refuses to release the original contract in its entirety, we will never know if he was simply trying to annoy me, or he was deliberately hiding some embarrassing information. Nonetheless, there are three things that are certain: Some of us have no confidence in what he says or does; he likes to operate in secrecy, which is troubling; and he shouldn't be a school administrator.