Elmsford Regional Office: Mt. Pleasant-Blythedale District
Memo, "Personnel Management," detailing more than 100% staff turnover at Mt.
Pleasant-Blythedale school district in one-year period, 1987-88 (49 out of 43 employees, at
least 10 terminated) under superintendent Mariann Berlinger, including profiles of teachers,
evaluation histories; correspondence from Berlinger and teachers, documenting minor
infractions as reasons for terminations, including chronologies; audit report of Mt.
Pleasant-Blthythedale school by State Comptroller, finding irregularities, disallowing
reimbursements, with cover memo, September 26, 1989; memo to Jim Conti noting that in the wake
of the audit, superintendent Berlinger was ordered to the leave the building without
collecting personal effects, and that teachers were informed that she was on "health" leave
and would not return, September 11, 1989, with attached newspaper clipping re successful legal
action by parents