Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00
Last week’s edition of The Westbury Times featured a letter responding to my letter from the previous week questioning the appointment of Rocco Lanzilotta, a Westbury Board of Education Trustee, to a paying position as district clerk at an annual salary of $50,000.
In her letter, the author defends the actions of the majority of the members of the Westbury Board of Education – Karin Campbell, Larry Wornum, Stanton Brown and Rocco Lanzilotta, himself, in appointing Rocco Lanzilotta to the district clerk position. The author asserts that Mr. Lanzilotta “was clearly the most-qualified candidate.” Unfortunately, we will never learn if that is true since the board majority didn’t bother to interview any of the other candidates before offering it to Mr. Lanzilotta.
The author signed her name as Linda Da Rocha. While I’m sure she tried to be objective in her assessment of Mr. Lanzilotta’s qualifications, in the interest of full disclosure, she should have listed her name as Linda Lanzilotta Da Rocha, a relative of Mr. Lanzilotta’s.
Dr. Irene Hylton