Monday, September 15, 2014

WORKPLACE BULLYING AT THE INOK FWISD


YES WE CAN, NONE OTHER THAN:

KYLE DAVIE

AND THE PEOPLE THAT ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN:

LINARES

NEEDHAM

Employees in the Technology Department are giving us horror stories of the type of treatment they are receiving from this maniac who goes unchecked!
By the time he gets through with his bullying, employees may even have to ask when to go to the restroom, it's so bad they are afraid to say anything due to retaliations and no on at the top to help them.  Board Members, what were you elected to do?

Here are some of the things he does:
*He allows his minions to bully others
*He assigns projects and does not provide the resources for example the distribution job, which we think may be the issue with laptops since teachers did not have them yet we didn't hear him explain it but had someone else take the hit.
*Ordering equipment that is not compatible with the network even when he receives feedback not to do it.  So let's take the millions in equipment that is not being used or was never used.  So again non one at the top is checking on this, they allow waste to happen and of course taxpayers pay for it.
*If you don't kiss up to him then he makes your life hell.

We will find out more!!!!  Shame that no one takes a look at this and I am sure there are reports that have been hidden for a long time.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT OUR PRIORITIES ARE IN FWISD

As we debate money, raises and the selfish views of our district...... STUDENTS ARE LAST ON THE LIST!

We are sharing this story to show how incompetent our FWISD administration is when it comes to protecting children.

For many years an individual, who has since resigned, from Seminary Hills Park Elementary, was sent to OPS just about each year for hitting, pulling, cussing or slapping students.  Piles and piles of documentation were provided to Menchaca and all the teacher would do is write a statement that she would not do it again and be on her merry way.  If you don't believe us check the documentation at OPS and see if Menchaca will give you the information.

Forward to this past school year and our source gave us the following information.  A substitute witnessed the same teacher slap a student and debated on what to do.  She was informing other teachers on what should happen, one of the teachers ended up hearing the conversation and brought it up to administration.  The substitute was removed from the school and nothing was done about the situation.  The teacher was gone for about 10 days, which we hope was an investigation, but returned to finish the school year.  The teacher resigned.  This is one of many examples of how FWISD looks the other way when it comes to children.  They allow things to happen to our children and yet they wonder why students don't achieve, how many bad apples are allowed to do this.  We know many of our teachers work their heart out for kids and the few bad ones make it bad for the rest of us.  We hear it from principals all the time that they do not get support from OPS because they hide it.  I would ask our board members to ask for the documentation.  Below is the picture of the teacher who did it and the administrator who allowed it to remain hidden, so many accomplices and yet the student I am sure is marked by it.  So Board, ADMIN, enjoy your raises and all the comforts that the taxpayers afford to you and damn the children who you say you are here for.  Unbelievable.

Principal Lorena Delgado

Ms. Kay M. Scarlett

ADDED BONUS
Let's not forget how one of our Chief's Sherry Breed was involved in an instance where child abuse was not reported.  Read up and you be the judge of the type of individuals we have leading our district.  If it was one of us they would have fired us in an instant regardless, I am sure a favor was handed down and Breed remains until the day!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Aszd2ewj_xCHp1EwJ7_I2ceBzNgGWcT-R-I1VSx7Ius/edit?usp=sharing

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

IT'S NOT YOUR MONEY STUPID!

So we are back once again to retell a story that has been told many times yet no changes.

If you were watching the board meeting last night we had an interesting take on the bond money.  We ran a small story on how the bond committee plainly stated that the district needed to spend the money on what the voters decided it should be spent on.  Remember that athletics was taken off the bond because the way it was sold to voters is that we needed to improve our schools, raise our expectations, etc.  Well let's just say it plain and simple!


Yes my friends the board once again lied to the taxpayers about what it's intention to spend the money for the classrooms, etc.  Again and again they don't feel any remorse nor anything towards us because they run the board as they wish.

So let me ask you board members:
*Have you resolved the issue with the laptops?
*Have you resolved the issue with the loss of equipment?
*Have you resolved the issue with the PK resources needed?

Would not a million dollars be useful for the classroom, teacher pay, etc. ?

As our board will not answer us, just know taxpayers that they approved ONE MILLION DOLLARS for each High School's athletic program.  Even some on the board questioned why it was not equitable given that some schools have sorry facilities.  Yet the same board members voted for it as if the complaints were just a front to the reality of what teachers, students live each day.

We are not against athletics but give us the research on athletics affecting student achievement when there is an urgency to improve academics.  We were driving past Arlington Heights and they have nice turn on their field.  So another million to add three more layers of turf?  But wait the article states that north side has the biggest facility and good ol boy Dansby was on hand.  So this tells us that deals were made during the bond process and even though on paper they were not put up for votes, they knew they could circumvent the process and still get what you need.  So we have sell outs on the board and we expected, yes expected more from the new bloods which at this point have been infected with the same shameful behavior they ran against.  But of course they go to church and ask for forgiveness to do it again and again...

Truly this is about the board lying again and again.  The money was not for sports, that's why you have to budget for items you need.  What kind of lives are you people living?  Is this how you do things at home?  I would bet you take care of your money better than you do what we entrusted you with.  So teachers sorry that you did not have all the resources up front but just know you can look forward to a nice athletic facility for you to tutor in or perhaps take a break from the undue stress being put on you with out any support.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/09/09/6107402/board-backs-1-million-for-athletics.html



Monday, September 8, 2014

FWISD BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION TOLD TO STOP TAKING TAXPAYER MONEY!

So a few posts back we posted here and on Facebook about the bond committee that was upset at the district for spending money and not telling them how it was being used or used money that was not slated for another project other than the bond projects.  Bond Committee this is what FWISD does, it spends how it wants regardless of anything because they don't feel they owe nothing to the taxpayers who approved it.



So now the story breaks on the Telegram which is a bit behind since we reported on it when Dr. Sutherland brought it to our attention on the board agenda.

So the question is who is giving the board advice?  Where do they get that they can spend money however they want?  I thought we had a nice fund balance to spend as we wish?  We sure did hire people and give raises to the top echelon.  No shame to what you do.  So lawyers on the board, what do you advice since you are all top notch?  Somebody, anybody?  Exactly, you have nothing to say because you know it is wrong.  We hope you all go to church and pray about it and let God know what you did wrong that's if you do feel any remorse.

It so happens that they got caught and now they say they did it legally and with what they knew at the time.  Come on folks!  This is not the first time the board has done this it just so happens that the people on the committee are a bit smarter than our board.  Yet no one on the board comes out and criticizes the decision and explains to their constituents what is going on.  We know the board does things in secrecy and it doesn't surprise because at the end the taxpayers end up picking up the bill and they don't care because it doesn't come out of their pocket. 

So a fine lesson the board is teaching our students, take money that doesn't belong to you and just say you did it with what you knew at the time.  Let's see how far mom and dad let you get away with it.


Monday, September 1, 2014

RESPONSES TO SORUM THROWS A TANTRUM

Very impressive dialogue between our readers and some of our board members.  Healthy dialogue regardless of which side we are on.  We as educators know the facts on the ground and we ask our board members to come see us more often and know the truth.  We speak here because we fear retaliation all around if not we would be in front of you.





Friday, August 29, 2014

SORUM THROWS A TANTRUM

What is it with Fort Worth upper management and this tantrum epidemic with threats to leave.
Well how can we put it to Sorum?



Board Members we are tired of incompetent people keeping the students and teachers of FWISD hostage to drive their own agenda.  When someone screams that loud and throws a tantrum that means that they have no idea what is going on and will make a scene to get their way.  You are all parents and know what we are talking about.  This is by far the lowest of the low and you above all allow this man to run over students and teachers on something that is against the law.

Rumor has it that Sorum is in the running for superintendent.  We don't know about you teachers but this would be a disgrace and above all a detriment to any moving forward in this district.  We just recycle and think that things will be different.  UEA and ATPE need to oppose Sorum having any glimpse of being the leader of this district when he has not shown any improvement on affecting all students in FWISD.  Some will say well we have the Schools of Choice and that's great but what percentage of students get in?  As Moss said, what about her schools, when will they see a change.  Teachers must speak up to their organization and vote to oust Sorum and Company.  Don't forget that he was in the running at El Paso when Johnson left and he felt the heat for a bit.  He was not hired, so think about that, with all their troubles they didn't think he had it to help them out.  So Sorum wants to become Super to fix the problems he has created?  Remember teachers that we would be fired in an instant if we caused any problems.

Thanks to Dr. Sutherland for speaking up for all of us and telling the truth.  Another rumor is that Robbins and others are coming against her for being outspoken and we are here to let them know that come election time we will remember who stood up for us.  Times are changing board members and we will call you out for sure.  Will you speak up or stay silent?

http://www.sutherlandforschools.org/Blog.html?entry=board-votes-8-1-to

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

FWISD vs. TASB COMPENSATION



So we learning just how our leaders have fared throughout the many raises received at rates that are not on par with even our teachers.  You tell me if any of this money has translated into high student achievement.  Tell me what someone else would be capable of doing had we spent the money to attract new talent as the reason behind TASB salary adjustment.  So to answer Ms. Moss' comment of, when will we see things change, Ms. Moss, let's start with compensating success!

I am sure with the new state evaluation tying student achievement to teachers, then it should bode the same for all administrators who are the ones forcing teachers to teach as they want and not as they should.  Now we see why they don't worry what happens on the ground at campuses, they got the money secured.

Salary 1/1/12

Salary 2-28/13

Salary 7/1/13

Salary 7/1/14

$$ increase

% increase







1/1/12-7/1/14 (%

Sammy Monge Chief HCM

130,000

151,000

164,001

169,098

39,098

30%

Sherry Breed Chief Lrng Student Supp

145,110

162,470

169,970

175,067

29,957

21%

Connie Berry Admn asst to CFO

49,695

59,502

59,501

63,751

14,056

28%

Brenda DeLeon  (promotion)

56,100

62,400

64,896

81,669

25,569

46%

Max Ates, Sr. officer payroll

108,499

124,665

129,653

134,678

26,179

24%

Michael Sorum Deputy

173,000

181,680

197,628

203,746

30,746

18%















Note:  TASB Compensation study indicates the following






*Chief Human Capital Management

exceeds median by 6%





*3 deputy superintendents

exceed midpoint by 3%





*Chief leadership learning student support

exceeds midpoint by 1%