Monday, April 11, 2011

Fat-Salaried Latina Nannies Ban Home Lunches: Little Village Academy Administrators Salaries Listed

Little Village Academy Nanny-in-Chief Elsa Carmona
Elsa Carmona, the $128,000 a year Principal of the Little Village Academy on Chicago's Southwest side pusillanimously hung up on WLS radio talker Cisco Cotto this morning when asked to explain her new dictate against parents packing lunches for their own kids.

Apparently she couldn't take the heat emanating from her lunchroom kitchen.

That's right, the nanny-in-chief of the Latino public grade school says she knows better than parents what their children should ingest. She has banned parents from packing lunches for their own children.

"Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."

It wouldn't be about being able to collect the cash-per-pupil that the Federal government doles out to each school for involvement in the school lunch program, would it?

Carmona wouldn't stay on the phone with WLS long enough to answer that question.

But the administratively top-heavy Little Village Academy needs as much cash as it can get its grubby paws on to pay the fat salaries that lavishes upon its army of administrators.

In addition to the $128k in tax dollars that Carmona pulls down it shells out another $600k+ for fatcat administrators.

Here are the Little Village Academy's grammar school administrators salaries as gleaned from the Better Government Association salaries database:

Elsa Carmona - Principal - $127,946
Evangelina Covarrubias - Asst. Principal - $98,188
Ingrid Murillo-Torres - Counselor - $58,269
Melinda Dahl - Literacy Coach - $95,407
Christine Hernandez - Bi-lingual co-ordinator - $71,512
Manuel Juarez - Tech co-ordinator - $71,713
Ned Perisic - Business Mgr. - $69,158
Lilia Gutierrez - Children's Welfare attendant - $31,430
Susan Salinas - Social Worker - $76,389

Put aside the moral consideration as to whether these outsiders should override crtitcal parent-child concerns and just ask, why are there so damned many of these nannies and why are they so extravagantly paid?

And especially why are they getting paid all that taxpayer cash to essentially turn out legions of CPS illiterates?


  1. Isn't this appalling? And it's yet another reason why Chicago is the laughingstock of the rest of the nation. I've seen so many articles on this today, all mocking the nanny state arrogance of Chicago, that won't even let parents pack their kids lunches, because then "the school loses control."

    And you know what happens to the lunches that don't get eaten? Dumpsters. The rats get them.

  2. This is an outrage to the American people in Chicago that have to put up with all the crap that is being handed to them. Most of these childrens breakfast and lunches are being thrown in the trash. The American taxpayers are having to pay for this. I advise that all taxpayers rise up and let these principals and whoever else is saying the children can't bring their lunches from home. Who are you to tell these parents what that have to done. Are all of you trying to start World War III. I believe all of you better back off from this and let the parents do what is good for their children, not what the government or schools tell these parents. They are going to start protesting big time and it is time to put a stop to this crap.


Comments invited, however anonymous commentors had better deal directly with the issues raised and avoid ad hominem drivel. As for Teachers' Union seminar writers -- forget about it.