Glen Giannetti Talks French Fries and Salary Size

Bloom Supt. Glen Giannetti answered tough questions from concerned residents and sixth graders.

Last week we asked Patch users and Facebook fans for Bloom Supt. Glen Giannetti.

We got several responses, some of which were from a group of sixth graders at Wilson Elementary School — thanks to their teacher Chris Baikauskas.

We decided to hit Glen with a mix of questions, ranging from the lunch menu to his per year salary. He was a good sport all the way through, answering every question we threw at him.

We would like to thank Winston Wolf, Michael Davis, Debbie Cladis, Betty, Carron Lolyd, Jada Kennedy, Javonte Slater, Darnell Robinson, Chino Johnson and Cindy Hensley Fonseca. You all asked great questions and we plan on sitting down with Glen again in the future to address the rest of your concerns.

Until then, enjoy the video and let us know what you think about his responses.

Winston Wolf March 03, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Ludicrism? Is that a new word? Wow. And it's good to hear that he saved some money -- but the "business" that he runs is putting out a poor product if only 23% meet standards. Disappointing to hear him fail to address that.
John C. March 03, 2011 at 04:56 PM
I agree Winston. Glen Giannetti has no idea what it takes to be a Superintendent. But we have the Board to blame for that. We have a Board that gives him all this money, pays for his PHd, that he should of had before becoming a Superintendent. Shame on the Board. When the taxpayers are done paying for Giannetti's PHD, he will probably retire and go teach at a College. We need a change on the Bloom Board to have a more agressive board that cares about this community.
shun March 03, 2011 at 09:24 PM
What is a gang bammer. he makes too much money and my taxes have went up not down.He will leave and go teach college when he get his PHd,the PHd that I'm paying for. Why do staff have air in the summer and not the whole school,where is the heat in the winter.Chicago Superintendent don't make that much and he run over 50 schools, all I have too say is Chicago Heights I need a job with the board because you all GET PAID !!!!!!!
Winston Wolf March 04, 2011 at 05:12 AM
I do have to commend Chris on what he's doing, though. The suburbs don't get nearly the coverage that big cities get, so public officials get kind of a free pass. Patch can be a great way to hold them accountable (in addition to all the dining, entertainment and sports updates).
Mick March 04, 2011 at 09:56 PM
He did then clearly state "gang-banger." When one is speaking extemporaneously, it is easy to make a slip of the tongue. But when one is writing, it is a different story. One has time to edit. We should be happy the school does not air condition the whole school in the summer. I thought you were worried about your taxes? And, you meant to say "The Chicago Superintendent doesn't (not don't) make that much and he runs (not run) over 50 schools. (period, not comma) All I have to (not too) say is ... I cannot clean up the rest because it gets too indecipherable. Who is "you all?" Are you saying the board gets paid? This is about Bloom, but then you say Chicago Heights, and District 206 serves many more communities than just Chicago Heights, so are you saying the Chicago Heights board gets paid? You end your blog by sliding all over the place.
Winston Wolf March 05, 2011 at 04:48 AM
I'd also like to see Mr. Giannetti explain why the Bloom schools aren't good enough for his own children.
Mick March 05, 2011 at 05:58 PM
Ask Obama why his kids didn't attend Chicago Public Schools and now D.C.'s public schools? Take his answer and insert below.
Winston Wolf March 05, 2011 at 09:57 PM
No, I don't care about Obama. This story is about Bloom High School District 206 Superintendent Glen Giannetti. That's who needs to explain why the public school system he runs was not good enough for his children.
Mick March 06, 2011 at 03:14 AM
Just saying you will get something similar. Some people would say it's better. What about the inherent conflict of interest? Imagine if your kid and his kid tied for valedictorian. Try being the teacher who flunked his kid. Obviously, he is not going to join this conversation, as it just percolates conversation from people like us who aren't as busy. I guess he couldn't address everything and everybody's questions and concerns when he was limited by five questions asked by a sixth grade class. Maybe next year they can ask, but I thought somebody mentioned he will be teaching at a university soon. I guess we will have to kick around the new superintendent. I don't know about you, but when only two people remain in a site, it is probably time to see what's on television.
Mia Wallace March 30, 2011 at 11:16 PM
He sends his kids to a private school because he KNOWS Bloom is FAILING, the Administration doesn't care about the kids. And the school board allowed it to happen, which means they really dont care either. This interview made me nauseous.
jim carlos April 08, 2011 at 01:41 AM
Glenn is a liar, he has lied for many years. he has lied to parents and to the teachers that he rips off daily. Moral has dropped and fights among students are an everyday occurance. this school is unsafe. many teachers have been injured breaking up fights in the hallways. Just know he is a liar.
Mick April 08, 2011 at 01:29 PM
Someone can dart in here, say the most awful things about a person and a school, and dart out, and the damage is seemingly done. Let's analyze the above. Where is the proof? Given the grammar and spelling, and based on that alone (what else do you have to go on?), would you trust this person? Does this person's turn of phrase suggest a superior education? I have been in both Bloom and Bloom Trail and what is utterly amazing is how tranquil both schools are. Does it have an occasional fight? Yes. What school doesn't? Given that Giannetti had a strict upbringing from an ex-Marine, taught at Bloom, went on to be dean, assistant principal, assistant superintendent, and then superintendent, I would suggest that anyone reading the above weigh this proof of character and experience against any baseless, poorly written rant by someone using a fake name.
Joseph H. Hernandez August 20, 2011 at 09:01 PM
"Saving" all that money by not hiring the teachers back, so he can have his 6 figure income, cost me my AP classes. My senior year they pulled the classes and I lost a great opportunity at the time.


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