Thursday, June 25, 2015

PALAZZOLO APPELLATE BRIEF: REFUTING FWISD APPEAL

Makes you wonder how FWISD lawyers got their degrees.

The brief is excellent and shows how corrupt the entire process is and how the board can allow this to continue.

Happy Reading

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwd0RndHg1NXBNYVk/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DR. SUTHERLAND OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BOARD DIRECTION

We just wanted to post Dr. Sutherland's comment about last night's meeting.  We hope she is right and that everything will be corrected as it should be.  We will give credit to President Ramos for a good start!

Good to hear that Dr. Sutherland will be on the audit committee and she is right that we need to clean up things.  We also hope that the Palazzolo case is settled soon so we can save money and move on.

What was your take?  let us hear from you

Monday, June 22, 2015

BOARD UPDATES IN THE NEWS: QUESTION ARISE ON AGENDA ITEM CHANGE AND TAX INCREASE

Well some big items made the paper, which we know is unheard of, not like Dallas where you know everything by the minute.

POLICY CHANGE FOR BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
So it was reported that this step may be tabled at the meeting tomorrow since we do have at least two board members who are against it and feel that it may be against the law to some degree but most of all that it keeps voters disenfranchised and without representation.  We appreciate Trustee Sutherland and Trustee Paz for standing up for the voices on this issue.  We cannot allow the current administration and other trustees to silence the voice of thousands of voters for personal feelings towards fellow trustees.  We ask for the leaders to lead on this issue.

http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/editorials/article24505609.html

TAX INCREASE
As the district dips into the reserves to cover what they call expenses based on growth.  We all know that it is not the only reason, they have given raises to the top, hired more people and teachers are only getting 3%.  So the taxpayers are asked for 3 cent tax hike to pay off some.

How nice!!!   Guess we can't give our 2 cents here or else they will take them.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/education/article25076050.html


WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE TRUANCY COURT NOW?
Governor Abbott signed the bill decriminalizing truancy.  While TEA will provide the rules on how to deal with truancy, we sure need to know if we will save 300,000 now that we won't need the court. Will we stop feeding the city?

https://www.texastribune.org/2015/06/19/texas-decriminalize-truancy-after-abbott-signs-bil/

ON THE SIDE

Here we have our taxpayer dollars at work in helping our youth make gang signs with our YAP program.  YEP folks.. that's how comfortable individuals are when the President is your ally and they only have 89 more students to train.  This is the 200,000 or more price tag.


WHERE ARE THE STAAR SCORES?
Have we missed something?  Did the district ever talk about the scores even to celebrate them?
Maybe it's on the Good presentations they will make and get their gold seal from the board on how great they perform.  Ms. Moss we need you to ask SOrum if we are ready and how ready are kids were this year.  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

TUESDAY BOARD MEETING: LOTS AT STAKE

The show on Tuesday will be very interesting as Ramos takes the seat and thus mark the Perfect Dictatorship.

Dr. Sutherland has been crucial in listening and voicing much of our concerns.  Let's not forget that she is but one member.  The rest of them are working closely to run the mill as they want and forget the many ailments of the district.

What we have found out in regards to how we treat and compensate employees is that the Board ceded most of the powers to the administration.  This truly makes sense when it comes to the decisions that have been made and how in the dumps we are as a district.  Administration gives itself raises without needing approval, people with no education make more than the people who are required to be degreed and certified.  No business or agency would hire someone with a GED at 60,000 without asking for more education.  Big corporations want an educated workforce and one that continues to grow beyond the normal requirement.  We at FWISD, don't care much about that because we keep the same people in their positions and give them raises without them gaining anymore knowledge through Continuing Ed.  Yet the same individuals say that they are about children and College and Career Ready but don't practice it themselves.  Even people who enter the workforce have to be trained and earn a certificate beyond a GED and then require future training just as teachers are required to have continuous training.

So we have very low standards for teachers but we forget that it's who you know.

Also Dr. Sutherland points out that the truancy court, our taxpayer money, is being sent to the city to try our students as criminals plus the fees they charge.  So our students are being treated as collateral which sounds to us more like servitude and slavery in its own right.  We allow the criminal system to define their future and lest we forget the prison pipeline, FWISD is the starting point.

Another big items is the reorganization which is presented as a means to centralize the PD for staff.  As mentioned it is telling teachers how to teach and when.  The TOP DOWN APPROACH



See what Dr. Sutherland has posted as agenda items and let your voice be heard.



Friday, June 19, 2015

MAKING SENSE OF RAMOS SUDDEN PRESIDENCY, GED IS THE NEW NORM

Tuesday it's going to get interesting at the board meeting, well we expect it to!

While the Ramos following is high fiving and celebrating the elevation to the throne many wonder how it was so sudden and what was behind it.

Well it so happens that due to the TOMA suit coming soon, our dear Norman Robbins who was presiding during the time of the entire debacle he can be held personally liable in both criminal and civil aspects.  He violated the Open Meetings Act when they set to appeal the Palazzolo case without a public meeting and vote as required.  In a previous post we provided the summary of judgement being sought and also the FWISD appeal.  So the board had to remove him quickly because of this and well the only puppet left is Ramos.  So they know they can control him enough that he was the quick scapegoat.

This Tuesday the board has the Palazzolo case on the agenda.  Things are getting heated and there is no one to blame but the board who continues to delay and not meet head on the responsibility it has.  So robbins:

Then the board continues to delay releasing the documents of the payments to the attorneys which once again they filed a brief on June 18 to the Attorney General asking to not have them released because it is attorney client privilege.  So now they want to make everything they talk about in session confidential even when it applies to taxpayer money.  Just release how much you have paid, no one is asking what you discussed just the amounts paid for services rendered.  They are sure hiding something!  Taxpayers should demand transparency.  The AG has already told you what you need to release and yet you keep stalling and paying more money to lawyers outside of the city.

FWISD APPEAL
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwUzBHQkJxazNfYXc/view?usp=sharing


https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/og/openmeeting_hb.pdf

REMINDER FROM THE PAST
The district lawyers denied early in 2010 that the Department of Education had any investigation into AHHS and yet the DOE sought information and had Palazzolo working with them.  Flat lies and here is the proof.. the FWISD letter and then the DOE letters.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwcUhzU2o5UGZvQm8/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwallOWE1KNUp5V1U/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwWE9WR2pVZ0xTek0/view?usp=sharing

GED NATION
So we continue to set the bar high for our districts requirements of educational standards.
We thought how can the district do so but then we have someone that is an example for all..  need we say more:..

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

RAFAELA HIRES UNDER MONGE'S BLESSING


UPDATED: apparently she has been working for the FWISD.  So not a newbie... Could it be that Rafaela moved her to the department.  Either way.. 

We better welcome the newest addition to the HCM or you will hear the wrath of Rafaela.  According to the source, "She hired Susana Mendez with Monge's benediction"  
Now you have a rogue employee running a department in charge of hiring new staff and maintaining the diversity of it which in this case.. not much since she is hiring Orlando's ex.  

Who is Orlando?  Apparently he works in the district or does someone know?  Regardless here is cheers to your new position and what is your education level?  We only accept GEDs so if you don't have one then you don't qualify.

Thanks Board for approving such quality employees to be the face of the district.  Let's all drink to that!!

THE RUMOR THAT WON'T DIE ABOUT JOKER SORUM



It so happens that the FWISD ADMIN ANTS are restructuring the learning networks created by Sorum and installed under Dansby.  Linares making changes without waiting for the new super.

But what people are saying deep within the ranks is that the board is still considering Sorum for superintendent.

It has to be a Joke right?

* How many years has he been in charge of Curriculum?

*How many years of failure under him?

*He tried to get EL Paso job back when Dansby came in and he did not make it.  So if they don't want him why in the world would we?

*The Learning Networks were his idea and they failed.  They herd people like cattle with no consideration for anything except lining up their pockets.

We truly hope this is a joke because the board would truly be going against the public who wants someone from the outside that can take a fresh look and clean house completely.  The changes being made now is to try and save their own heads so that the new person feels obligated to keep things as is.  We are sure watching this move.

By the way Dr. Sutherland, where are we on the Super Search?  The longer we keep these jokers in charge the worse things will get.  Why won't the district discuss STAAR results and how things will be different this time?  Ms. Moss ask Sorum again if we are ready and see what answer you get.