I received this in the comment section for an earlier post. I am giving this comment it’s own post because of its content:
I’ve read comments on here that it is over and the time has come to move on. I was glad to see this story asking that we not let it fade.
As a graduate of Spalding with children who have been through PND this chain of events is quite disappointing.
I know that the Diocese is a business but we are also a Catholic business. You would hope that we are above this but apparently not.
Charile Roy is in my opinion and in the opinion of many of the individuals I talk to one of the finest administrators that this school has ever had. Someone with this depth of talent should be looked upon as someone we should be trying to keep.
For this reason he is a hot commodity in his career field. A significantly more attractive opportunity was presented to him. He did not take it immediately. He went back to the school he loves and told them he wanted to return.
Charlie Roy is not afraid to say what he feels. He does not do it in a disrespectful way but does question the decision made that do not seem wise or uneducated. This is in stark contrast to the reactionary way Sharon Weiss and the Diocese reacts. For that reason, Dr. Weiss sees him as a threat, someone that challenges the system, someone that they can not control.
For this reason he was told they would not pursue a new agreement. That they would not renew or negotiate his agreement at year end.
Yes, this is her decision but I believe if we asked the local PND community of alumni, students and parents, 90% would have wanted his return.
To make matters worse, it sounds as though Mr. Roy had every intention of honoring his agreement and finishing the school year. Sharon Weiss also declined this. Again her decision. Then she stood in front of the students and lied about the facts. Her decision.
Where is the accountability for Sharon Weiss? Please do not let this fade away.
As I’ve said elsewhere, without an elected school board, there is no system in place to hold the school accountable.
The only option, as I see it, it to make Notre Dame feel it in the pocketbook and take your children OUT of the school, and either send them to public school, or to create a new private school, perhaps not affiliated with the Catholic Church in anyway.
If you are not willing to do that … then the people who now run Peoria Notre Dame win.