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Sudden Resignation

Cassadaga Valley Superintendent Resigns; Settlement Reached With Principal

November 13, 2013

SINCLAIRVILLE — Scott Smith has resigned as Cassadaga Valley superintendent following questions about his “interactions with another district employee....

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Nov-30-13 10:42 PM

Newsherriff it sounds like you are very close to the situation. if this is the case than you must know that 6 months after she started her new job, she began a relationship with a married man in Rochester, NY while still married to her husband. Furthermore, I would guess that her dramatic weight loss and her many absences from school was not a result of distress from Mr. Smith. I would suggest a drug test be performed on DiDomenico before any more of the taxpayers money is spent.

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Nov-15-13 8:08 PM

He is a puke. I think his wife is either a saint or too, abused. Walking hand in hand around the lake on Monday!!! He is a 1st rate BULLY!!!!! He would NEVER acknowledge his own employees. Must be, some weren't young enough. Again, for the dummy that said parents & family should be the role models, have you not seen the problems in the world? One place that CHILDREN should be able to have a good role model is in SCHOOL!!!!

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Nov-15-13 6:22 AM

I am deeply disapointed in the school board for their handling of this situation. The ol' boys club is alive and kicking. Every comment on here implies that there was a consensual sexual relationship gone bad. This is due to the wording negotiated by Mr. Smith and his high priced attorney from Albany. They were only looking to save their own******instead of standing up to this courageous young lady. Cassadaga lost a bright, young administrator and our loss is someone elses gain.

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Nov-15-13 6:09 AM

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Nov-15-13 5:38 AM

Dr. DiDomenico came to our school full of energy and zest. Within 6 months something was visibly wrong. She was skin and bones and the gleam in her eye was gone. How much work would you miss if you were being forcibly kept in an office hours on end. Sexual texts messages sent to your phone at all hours of the day? And sexual comments and innuendos thrown at you at every oppertunity he could get. I saw this first hand. Mr. Smith is a monster and is getting off easy. What a horrible country we live in where a victim finally finds the courage to report the abuse and she is vilified in the paper because she must of "asked" for it. Todays date is Novemeber 11th 2013, not 1951.

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Nov-15-13 5:27 AM

Hey duckster its pretty easy to be throwing stones from your doublewide trailer isnt it? So who told you this information? Cletis down at the filling station? How do you have information that no one else has? Or is this is what you have made up to sound like another expert on something you know nothing about? If there was a consensual affair then how was Mr. Smith forced to resign and Dr. Domineco allowed to keep her job? I didnt know if you have had the "pleasure" to meet Mr. Smith but if you had you would know that he is not the type of person that would allow his reputation to be ruined without a fight. Unless the evidence was so overwhelming, that it was in his best interest to resign. He is a controlling psychopath that prayed on younger pretty woman. This isn't his first. There is another person at the school right now that endured to a lesser degree the same harassment.

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Nov-15-13 4:50 AM

Hey Crisco, where do you get your information from, the inside of the boys bathroom stall? I have proudly taught at Cassadaga for about 7 years. First, was no consensual affair. Second, what this man did to her was witnessed by everyone at the school. Not just the last month or a couple of months, but since Dr. D was hired! She isnt the first person to be sexually harassed at this school by him either, and I personally know he left his last position at another school district because he did this there and was about to get reported. Dr. DiDomenico showed a lot of courage to stand up to this abuse and stop this monster before he did this to someone else. What did they teach you at D-youville ? Did they mention anything about integrity, values and morals? I am certain it is D-youville that is embarressed at you!

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Nov-14-13 6:43 AM

Yes Lonerider it takes two to tengo, but he was the superior in the profession by position. This is why most smart companies have rules against dating people who you are supervising. He should have never let it get to this point.

That being said she obvisouly isn't a standard for moral fiber.

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Nov-13-13 4:00 PM

Stay Classy Cassadaga...

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Nov-13-13 2:09 PM


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Nov-13-13 1:58 PM


How am I an idiot? I believe that they are adults and should be able to do whatever they want AS LONG as it does not affect work. If the allegations below are true and their performance was not up to par, then they should be reprimanded. But "tax dollars yadda yadda" is a stupid argument. You don't own these people just because your tax dollars fund their job. Their private life is their business.

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Nov-13-13 1:46 PM

I wouldn't call him a perv, they were both adults, even though she is nearly young enough to be his daughter. But he does lack professional character for sleeping with a subordinate, and letting it affect the work place. He lacks character in general for cheating on his wife.

Yes the parents should be the main role models. But many of these kids do not have that at home and need it else where, like schools. This school has had other problems in the recent past with teachers having inappropriate realations with students.

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Nov-13-13 12:29 PM


Perfectly said. Spot on.

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Nov-13-13 12:27 PM


You are an idiot, no doubt about that.

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Nov-13-13 12:17 PM

Our TAX DOLLARS at work. What a joke this public education system is. 26 weeks of work per year and 100 grand in compensation for a pervert! God I can't wait to pay my school taxes again. When I was going through the puppy mill that is public education, and being groomed to be a little consumer. There was a song called "smoking in the boys room" I'm sure some of you remember that song. Now they have changed it, "Scr*wing in the teachers lounge"........ aint' allowed in school...... or maybe it is.

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Nov-13-13 11:53 AM

Thanks Non fiction for filling us in. It's hard to believe that this district needs a super and principal. What a joke !!!!!!

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Nov-13-13 11:37 AM

Neither the superintendent nor principal have been at work for weeks. Sounds like neither position is necessary for running the district. And if one goes due to impropriety then both should go. The principal wasn't a student, I'm quite sure the superintendent didn't hold a gun to her head.

MsDiDomenico is an embarrassment to the alma mater we share, D-Youville College.

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Nov-13-13 11:23 AM

Okay nonfiction that sounds plausible but DiDomenic's job performance was never what it should have been! I would say she probably doesn't have grounds for harassment. Lets take a look of what's been happening in that office since she came...administrative decisions being made and carried out by an office worker...such as assignment changes, evaluations, correspondence, just to name a few of her administrative duties that SHE, the HS principal, wasn't doing. There is someone else who does not have the qualifications or certification that has done those things and many more! I would think there could be legal ramifications there as well. I hope that those in power take a real good look at everything. Of course this is all alleged, but.....

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Nov-13-13 11:07 AM

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Nov-13-13 10:55 AM

While I agree that teachers and administrators should be role models for our students' I believe that a child'd parents, family and home situation have much more of an impact on their behaviors and attitudes and whether they are "screwed up"than whether a teacher or administrator has an inappropriate relationship with another employee.

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Nov-13-13 10:48 AM

Here's what I heard from multiple reliable sources in the community and school.

Smith and DiDomenico were having an affair. DiDomenico's job performance as principal wasn't up to par. She missed an exponential amount of time. (weeks were she'd only show up two days) and she neglected other tasks of the job. Now she's filing harassment charges.

Here's what it looks like happened (my opinion). The affair probably stopped and Smith started to reprimand DiDomenco on here poor job performance. She filed a harassment suit basically saying, the only reason she's getting reprimanded is she's not sleeping with Smith anymore.

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Nov-13-13 10:34 AM

I have always believed in one solid truth: "Never get your honey where you make your money"... how dumb these two are

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Nov-13-13 9:18 AM

Sorry everyone, but the teachers, principals and superintendents of schools are to be role models for the youth they are teaching. No wonder some of todays kids are screwed up.

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Nov-13-13 9:08 AM

That man is allowed to get his******wet if he wants to. Who cares? If it was affected his work and it was clear in the numbers, then he should go. But if he was doing a good job, you should have left him alone.

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Nov-13-13 8:59 AM

ANOTHER super/school admin having ANOTHER INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP - such WEAK "men" ... completely lacking in character.

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