Tuesday, October 17, 2017

¡CHALE! SCRIBNER

What is chale?  Chale in some areas of Latin America is a slang term like dang, etc.  So Scribner in his infinite wisdom went to speak to the outsourced workers and use the term chale tamale when he said that it was rumor that they were losing their jobs to an outsourcing company.  Well the term is very demeaning and a talk down to the workers.  This is not what leadership is and he just wanted to add more insult to injury.  Cavazos used his mother as an example of someone who worked in auxiliary jobs to make it look like he cares, was your mother outsourced?

This is also how transportation has been outsourced to Durham bus services who can't fill positions.  It appears that the central admin is bloated with extra personnel when they have outsourced the jobs.  So where is the reduction?  You need directors and executives for all positions when another company is doing their job?

Scribner is touted as the hispanic super when he doesn't even use Paredes other than when he feels he needs to shout it.  You should be looking out for Cavazos and his lack of supervision with the custodial group who have been selling items for their own profit on the side.  It looks like a garage sale!

Scribner should also be looking out for the Ramos mafia who have to buy suits even for his own kids, pay for college and now buy his kids clothes on the backs of really needy students?

This administration has no shame which mirrors the current political system in Washington.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

ACHIEVE 3000-NOT MEETING EXPECTATIONS

We ranted about the use of Achieve 3000 and the cost of it and now we are seeing no real results.  Sutherland posted how the admin can't give data that shows how students are performing and how they will do when it comes to STAAR.  We told you so!


Read for yourself!


ANOTHER DELAY FOR PALAZOLLO

The district represented by the expensive lawyers have yet again filed for an extension of 30 days.  They keep using their tactics to keep the truth from coming out.  Now the next date is November 13.  The reason the lawyers gave is that because they have unexpected medical leave from their attorneys they need time to get stuff together.

So after, how many years?  They can't get their stuff together and let the court decide.  They are surely afraid but no worries FWISD taxpayers have plenty of funds.


NUTRITION SERVICES DEALS

The Director of Nutrition Glenn Headlee is apparently receiving kickbacks for unnecessary equipment in the cafeterias.  It turns out that he has relatives and friends who own cafeteria equipment businesses.  He arrived at FWISD with baggage as having race issues with Latinos.

On top of that, we learned that UEA, who funds board member campaigns, got together with cavazos and the board to silence cafeteria workers and keep them from going to the last board meeting.  UEA loves to play both sides but in the end screws members to get what they want personally.  They have never stood up for an issue and fought it because they are not lawyers and have no means to go all the way.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Auxiliary Workers on the Way OUT-SOLD OUT BY THE BOARD (UPDATE)

UDPATE:

We have gotten word from TWC that employees have already been given their walking slips.


Ramos here, the hypocrite, recognizing them but at the same time saying good-bye to workers who have spent most of the lives serving FWISD children with low pay and all.  Ramos is a Trumpian!
We also got notice that the outsourcing company coming to FWISD is partly or owned by Magic Johnson who, according to the source, contributed $50,000 for a money shortfall for the district.  The Board knew of this deal and who is always in the picture?  Now we can really say Ramos and Family are sellouts!!
The name of the company, based on searches, is SodexoMagic
http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/roanoke-school-board-promises-to-scrutinize-food-outsourcing/article_68dce2b7-17fe-50a4-8b30-f535b754c503.html




Recall when we ran a story about the district contracting services?  Well Art Cavazos is leading the way for cafeteria, custodians, etc. to be replaced with contracted people.

Wonder if they will start that with teachers since they can't do the job right.. they need others to do it for them.

Let us know what you have heard.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

WORKPLACE BULLYING AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT RAMPANT AT FWISD

Folks, we continue to receive complaints from our auxiliary employees about continued bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace.  Just ask our cafeteria, custodial, operations and maintenance employees.  Art Cavazos and Griffin are complicit in it.  Custodial supervisors place female custodians in harms way with their sexual advances and working conditions.  The yearly online training is a complete farce when you have a problem at hand.  A video is not going to solve the problem.  Employees are not reporting for fear of losing their jobs and retaliation.  Harsh abuse for those whose voices are never allowed to be heard!

The Board and the Superintendent have blood on their hands!!!



So will it take the life of an employee for the district to do something about it?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SOME ADVICE FOR TEACHERS: RESIST BULLIES AND KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

CONTRIBUTOR ADVICE:

Teachers, Prepare yourself for the coming school year by knowing the law
Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year.  FWISD continues to be the model for dysfunctional government that, unfortunately, seems to be the “new normal” for our country.
But don’t give up.  Educating and advocating for the education of children is still the noblest of efforts and there are federal protections still in place that you need to be aware of, especially if you encounter the kind of bully principals and administrators that CIAFWISD has exposed over the years.  So, here’s some advice for gathering documentation and “keeping your head while others lose theirs”.

1)     Know that two federal laws protect you and your students- The 1964 Civil Rights Act signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, ensures equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity rights for people based on race, national origin, age, color , religion, sex, disability, and retaliation.  Employment law protects you as an employee and educational law protects your students and their parents from being treated differently in regards to one or more of those bases.  Retaliation comes into play after you have reported a possible violation (as long as your report is sincere and well-intentioned; you don’t even have to prove the discrimination) to a law enforcement agency (i.e. Dept. of Ed., Dept. of Justice, FBI, etc.).  Reporting to FWISD’s Equity and Excellence, Human Capital Management, and/or Office of Professional Conduct is counter-productive and dangerous.

2)     YOU CAN RECORD MEETINGS WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR/PRINCIPAL.  But you’d be stupid to do it openly!  Texas law allows for anyone who is party to a conversation to record that conversation.  Don’t confuse that with eavesdropping where an outside party illegally records two other peoples’ conversation (in other words, it’s illegal to “bug” your principal’s office; but you can record any conference that he/she has with you, because you are a party in that conversation.

3)     Be wary of teacher associations that do not offer client/lawyer privilege  From your first conversation with an association, talking to a staff member, who is not an attorney, DOES NOT give you client/lawyer privilege.  Be aware that one of the largest teacher associations in Fort Worth uses staff members to get all of your information.  This is a for-profit association that is  allowed to distribute their weekly information using FWISD paid employees duties.  You have to wonder what’s the payback for free labor and advertising?

4)     Okay, so you don’t feel comfortable recording your principal, then document, document, document  Be sure that after a meeting where you feel that your rights were being violated or you are being ordered to violate someone else’s rights (such as a student or their parent), take immediate notes and include names of who was in the meeting, time and day that it took place, what was asked of you and your response, and how you felt after the meeting.  If you feel compelled to do so, in as unthreatening a manner as possible, respond to your principal in an email that summarizes what you heard he or she was asking you to do.

5)     If you are physically touched or verbally threatened with harm call the police  Tell someone who you trust right after it happens--- while calling the police.  Once police show up, record your conversation with the officer and identify them by asking for their business card or write down their name and badge number.  Don’t play with this and don’t be afraid to call the police.

6)     If you are made to cry by your principal or a supervisor, immediately go tell a trusted co-worker  If they are trusted by you, they shouldn’t have a problem with you recording your conversation with them (but let them know, remember, you trust them and they trust you, so do not say something that can get them in trouble).  Remember, at this point, both of you have civil rights protection against retaliation.

7)     Don’t taunt your principal/supervisor with the law  The law is especially protective of victims who were “victimized”.  It becomes a little “greyer” when you are perceived as the bully.  So, know your rights but don’t go pushing them.  Believe me, there already are plenty of bully principals/supervisors in FWISD who think that they are demi-gods and come after their employees without provocation.

8)     The more that teachers know how to fight, the more that outside entities, such as the federal government, will have to respond.  With sheer volumes of complaints, hopefully the feds will intercede in FWISD. 

Via CIAFWISD, I can try to answer some questions that you might have.  Click into the comment section and send your question (CIAFWISD protects your email identity and you can post a different name) and I will do my best to answer.

TAXPAYERS FOOTING THE OLD BOND MISHAPS: DISTRICT WANTS ANOTHER BOND

So the admin is gearing up for another request to voters for BOND money, for what?

We hear the supposed explanation of needs but the 2015 BOND is riddled with mismanagement.  You had a retire rehire individual who is pocketing money, has no connection to Fort Worth.  Where are the major improvements and promises of the old bond?

Scribner, can you not find better people with fresh new ideas?  Can you not put on your big boy pants and lead?

In charge of the 2015 Bond Vicki Burrus

START OF SCHOOL UPDATES

Hello Folks,

Crazy start to the new year but the FWISD issues continue and of course the lovely people that appear to be leaders and are not.

So Sandra Salinas who we introduced as another Ramos groupie.. well it now happens that she is part of the City of Fort Worth Library Board.  She was recommended by Carlos Flores who happens to be tied to Espino who is tied to Ramos so they did him a favor.  See how easy that is.


As Mr. Orlando Fernandez stated in a comment, Cinto is true to his followers and OWN kids.. no one else.  

Then we have our fearless leader who is feared by no one and is pushed around like nothing.
He aligns himself with Betsy Trump who contributed to Carlos Flores.  At that Flores received contributions from the brother of Charlie Geren the author of SB4 which he voted against.  So lots of flip flopping.  Big Happy Family Screwing our district.

Monday, August 7, 2017

RAMOS MAINTAINS FOOTPRINTS IN FWISD

If you recall back when we covered the story about Ramos and his mistress whom he fathered a child, well not sure how this new lady is connected but has Ramos backing all the way.

Now enter Sandra Salinas who has been appointed to do various jobs at Diamond Hill Jarvis on behalf of Ramos.  She came into the school and destroyed PTA.

We found out that she does not live in the district yet is an employee and her daughter is there to do what Ramos did with his kids, take the ranking away from students who have been there for years.  So now this young lady is tops and looks like another TCU scholarship coming.  Sandra lives in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw district but is a transfer.

Ashely, is that not your school?  After Ramos helped your opponent in the election and now he is taking over your area, where are you?

Ramos has a new girl!


Saturday, July 29, 2017

FWISD REALLY LOVES TO SCREW WORKERS

This can't get any better folks.....

If you have not tuned into Facebook or other outlets, the Texas Association of School Boards or TASB, released personal information from district employees across the state but for sure FWISD.  They are going to help you monitor your credit for free just in case you have issues which you know are not easy to resolve.  Will they offer legal help in case your information is used?

The big question here is does FWISD have the legal right to release your information to an organization they pay to lawyer up, conflict of interest, just to send it over to the workforce commission?

When we signed up we either have a choice of yes or no to post our directory information.  I don't recall there being an area where the district says do you want TASB to have your information.  Any legal repercussions here?

Why can't the district give the information to the workforce commission?

This is completely adding insult to injury.  Let us know if any of you get an email about your information being published online and if the district apologizes for their stupidity.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Personal-Information-of-Some-Texas-School-Employees-Published-Online-437212253.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DFWBrand


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

THE $130,000 MAN

Must be nice to get paid for doing what?

So whatever title he holds now is paying off dividends.  We would like to see his evaluation so that we can see his job description.  But it pays to do the dirty work for Ramos and to tell Scribner what to do.

Jerry, it paid off to sleep around with the Chief and to brown nose your way.





Friday, June 23, 2017

SCRIBNER NOW OFFICIALLY A LAME DUCK PUPPET


Scribner has finally found out that he is stuck at FWISD and that the label may not help his future aspirations.  FWISD was his fast track to stardom and the swamp ate him.  

Two individuals are running the district to their liking, Jerry Moore and Ramos.  Ramos protects Moore because he is running the programs that he favors of which Scribner was supposed to eliminate.  

Scribner it appears is lost not knowing who to trust and relies on Moore who by all accounts has less credibility than a roach.  

Ramos secretly wanted Paz and Sims to loose.  He offered Muhammad money to run against Sims but he saw his true colors and stuck to principles.  Ramos also paid his cronies to help Pilar run the campaign.

But back to Scribner, he is a puppet doing the bidding of the Mafia ring leader.  The power grab has been completed and has the money from Bass family to keep everyone in check.

You should of ran when you could Scribner.. now you are stuck unless your nice extended contract.  

NEW PRINCIPAL SELECTIONS: NOT BY TALENT BY WHO YOU KNOW

It appears that a new clan has formed and perhaps not new because Breed is still there.  So all the appointees are part of the sorority as shown by their clan signals.  We know the Eastern Hills EL principal left to Crowley ISD and the new one is no other than the daughter of the Scott clan who were principals five years ago, ran Poly and involved in many tax scandals.  The new EH Elementary principal has about 2 years of experience as an AP who did not receive a good recommendation from her former campus but that doesn't matter when Breed, Sanchez, Buchanan are in charge.  So the committee to help hire admin worked hard thinking they were actually doing something good to come back and have Sanchez, Buchanan and the rest just pick who they wanted regardless.  Their selection process is not about skills or talent it is merely who they like or not.

FWISD is losing talent because of this.  Wonder why Hollinger left?  She saw the writing on the wall and look at those who have gone to other districts.  A shame but no surprise that clans and the mafia are ruining this even more.



Monday, June 12, 2017

CABINET CHANGES


So we hear that Scribner informed principals that Charles from Curriculum will now move over to HCM to take over the SLO and some of the same duties that Clint has now.  So we wonder what happened that he is being moved since he was in charge of curriculum.  

Does anyone have any information?  

This comes as the district trained principals on the new planning model that teachers will be trained on when they return.  Scribner requested that principals get 8 teachers to attend a session in July but no mention of pay for days not on contract.  This may sound like a voluntold type of thing.

So once again teachers will be subjected to fast training and immediate implementation with no sign of continued support to make sure it is done correctly.  Not sure if UEA has gotten anything more from the administration but this is the sloppy way FWISD brings on its new programs.  Another year to learn something new and blame the teachers for it not being done.

So get ready teachers, rest up.

Send us more information that we need to know because otherwise it stays all secret.


REQUEST TO POST COMO LETTER

Sorry folks, we have been busy with the ending of school and trying to take a breather.

Below is the link to the Como letter referenced in the last post in comments regarding the credentials of individuals who are just hired for who they know and have no experience in anything else.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwcUhCVnh4d2R1a3c/view?usp=sharing

This letter was sent back when Linares was in charge and then turned a blind eye and ear and did not listen to the committee.  This is what community engagement looks like for FWISD.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CURRICULUM REWRITE POST: MORE TOP DOWN MENTALITY


Here is what Sutherland is fighting for.. waste of time and no input from anyone on the curriculum writing

Time to call out our curriculum department

by Ann Sutherland on 05/23/17
 Like most readers, I have been hugely frustrated over the many workshops and lectures by non-teachers over how we should manage our classrooms.  Last week I attended another one of those, run by attractive women gaily reading still another powerpoint.  This one is builds from the Common Core framework (yes, the CC) and hopes by training young teachers in "social emotional competency", after which the young teachers will train other young teachers through summer workshops.  The workshop was held in the heart of downtown in an expensive venue (with valet parking paid).

Did you hear that Mr. Carroll is going to be re-writing curriculum?  This is too much.  The curriculum already matches the TEKS and it is stuffed with those worthless Short Cycle Assessments (which are still illegal).  This garbage is a huge contributor to our failing urban schools.  It's time to declare independence from the stranglehold of the central office curriculum department.  

Listen, you $200,000-per-year fools!  YOU CAN'T FIX SCHOOLS FROM THE CENTRAL OFFICE CURRICULUM DEPARTMENT!

If these people are such great teachers, let's put them in classrooms and watch them where they can do some good.

REALITY BOARD MEETING SHOW


Well we here at CIA missed the punches at the board meeting following the naming of all campus leaders.. side joke, we were busy with the Russia investigation..

But we have plenty here at FWISD. We hear that many friends and family members of our board were named to schools.  We know from just hearing Dr. Sutherland that some board members dipped their hands into the selection and others did not get who they wanted, presumably Dr. Sutherland.  
Some of the appointments just leave you to roll your eyes because they don't make sense.  Durbin for example of all people who was under Washington back at Meadowbrook and has done crap since yet he gets a school.  You have Christmas going from destroying one campus moved to the next one.

Another example is what credentials does Xavier Sanchez have?  The only one we know is his mother helped him get there and she now picked some of the principals announced.  

So the board led district has put people who have no major credentials to show.  

What we also hear is that the board meeting recording was altered to take out the part where Dr. Sutherland strongly objected to the naming of administrators by stating why some board members get who they want and other don't.  If this is true, as several people contacted, then this is a violation of the Open Meetings Act because they are choosing to publish what they want and not what exactly happened.  The district does not have the right to choose what the public is entitled to and Barbara Griffin and team were the ones in charge.  Dr. Sutherland, check to see if that occurred because not only are they trying to continue to censor you but now they are doing it deliberately.

BULLY AWARD TO COMO MONTESSORI

So now comes Janna Russell Bennett the principal of K-8 Como Montessori School--- or Como Monster Sorry School because under Bennett she has created a House of Horrors!  Bennett is a an inept, bully who famously tells people Downtown that she grows her teachers--- which in FWISD code-speak means that she belittles, berates (in front of students), and brings her teachers to tears, while Downtown turns eyes wide shut.  What's it going to take?  Just this year, a middle school boy routinely "painted" the boys' restroom walls with his own feces!  Enough to get removed?  Enough to get psychological counseling?  Nope, he's still there and students and teachers alike dread his next masterpiece.  It's probably his way of interpreting the quality of the administrative leadership.
The middle school students  (including Fece-angelo) just returned from their academic trip to San Antonio; except that one young lady was forced to have her parents drive to San Antonio to have to retrieve their drunken daughter after she and her roommates broke into the hotel room liquor cabinet and getting fece-faced(?)  It's reported that up to five San Antonio Police cars and paramedics had to be called in.  All while Bennett was there "supervising" the trip (maybe she broke into her own room's liquor cabinet)!
Now CIA hears that Como Monster Sorry School has its own "fight club" going on in the restrooms that students love to video and set to music!  Creative juices or frustrated anxiety?  Students and teachers all know that Bennett, who grew up in the Como neighborhood does not discipline, suspend, or third party Black students because they may be related to Bennett or are from families that Bennett grew up knowing--- but forget it if you are a Hispanic living in and attending Como.  Bennett, like folks in Como, resent the now majority Hispanics moving into the Como neighborhood and she does all that she can to discourage Hispanic families from enrolling their children in "her school".  With what Bennett has done to destroy what used to be a well-known and respected Montessori school--- she can have it; but we wish that Downtown would do something, at least for humanity's sake.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NEW CURRICULUM FORMAT, MORE TRAINING COMING UP


We all know that each time the district, every year, brings on something new and never really keeps one thing.  Think DII, the lady who got paid to do training that was nothing helpful, etc.

So now the district is going to rewrite the way curriculum is written this May, or is in progress and then roll it out we suppose.  We all know that everything is rushed a few days before school starts and then training during the year when we should be teaching.  So this process requires a lengthy detailed plan, so get ready for hours of planning since we do not know how to align what we teacher to what we test.  What a novel concept, we didn't know that's what it is.

The backward design for planning will be used, see this link

Then this Neuhaus Education is a non-profit who is focused on Reading but Sutherland says it cost 600,000 with no board approval.  Neuhaus is based out of Bellaire in Houston and well the ASSt. Super for Curriculum is from Houston so we get the connection.  We all know that some get kickbacks like Scribner from Achieve 3000.  So once again teachers have to redo because the district just can't figure out what to do and still believe our teachers have no clue on how to do their jobs.  They want a company or some program to fix teachers and students.

So get some rest this summer teachers because you will have to do something new and get beaten for not doing it right when you will not be trained well anyway.  So start your research and get ahead.

Such incompetence in this district.

TURMOIL AND TURNOVER


It appears that a large exodus of principals from most high schools that are not part of the wealthy are disappearing.  We wonder if the Board of Managers (since they board runs the district) are leaving openings for retired or promoting their friends to fill spots they are unqualified for.  

Schools include:

Easter Hills HS
Poly HS
Carter-Riverside HS
South Hills HS
Western Hills HS

Teachers aren't the only ones leaving the chaos of which this board has created.  They have a puppet in Scribner who basically does what they say.

Where do the children of FWISD employees go?  Let's see  Dagget Montessori, Paschal, YWLA, YMLA, Tanglewood, Alice Carlson, World Languages Institute, Arlington Heights (well there is a gang infestation there so not topsy anymore.  

The only reason FWISD is not on the news is because the news refuses to cover it and we know this city will just push it under the rug.

COMPLICIT BOARD ALLOWS BULLYING AND HARASSMENT AT WILKERSON GRIMES

Let's recall a story about Johnny Cole, former coach at Eastern Hills, accused of having an improper sexual relationship with a former student.  The board voted 5-3 to keep him and moved him to Wilkerson-Grimes.  TA Sims voted to keep him because he said he voted his conscience.  He probably fell asleep and pushed the wrong button, you think?

So now we hear that Cole has earned the Bully Award for mistreating employees under him at the Grimes.  So apparently the move to Grimes was to be away from students yet he is at the place where young ladies go to swim.  So tell us how far away is he from the place where he is housed and ladies are around.  The board is complicit!  But this is the Fort Worth ISD Board running the district and deciding to keep their friends instead of doing the best for students.

But currently Cole gets away with everything and employees have no support from anyone.  They are being harassed and bullied but INOK doesn't apply.

Wait the board wants to do away with bullying policy, which means silence the complaints.

Oh and Tobi is over Eastern Hills, wonder what happened there?


Saturday, May 6, 2017

THE OLD GUARD WINS

Well folks, we can start packing our bags or drink heavily because another four years of torment are coming.

The results are in and the old guard won, even dinosaur Sims, and the good lord has not called him in.

So now the chips begin to move and looks like Tobi is a shoe in for President unless they keep Ramos.  The new girl Luebanos is bought by Ramos so no change there.

So Scribner is safe for the next four years to get his paycheck.

Elections do have consequences and we know too well what they will be.


Friday, May 5, 2017

THE AGE OF SCRIBNERISM- LIES, FAKE NEWS!

There is so much crap happening that we can't keep up with it but the ultimate result is that it hurts our teachers and students.

Scribner was not brought here to change things rather become a poster manager to highlight propaganda items.  The objectives have the intention of improving but the actions taken by the administration do not mirror what is happening in the classrooms nor even their own initiatives.

A comment was made regarding the promise that Scribner made at Convocation 2016 when he said he reduced his cabinet to a team of 10 because support needed to be where the need is.  So we would have expected extra individuals to be supporting the classrooms and that was completely the opposite.

Hear his speech here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OqxTXSk20k and go to 1:15:38 until about 1:17.  Words don't mix with the action being taken.

Also we hear that Maria Sanchez, retired, has been contracted as a consultant to hire principals.  Recall that Robert Ray was brought back to take an academy, also retired.  So we are headed even backwards to the old FWISD, way of doing things.

If you saw the results given of the climate survey, it was a good laugh over coffee.  So the survey indicates that at least 80% or more of campuses will meet standard or higher because they have all the resources and support they need.  If that was the case we would  not have 40 under watch but they know best.

Spinning the propaganda machine!

Monday, May 1, 2017

SO HOW IS THAT TEACHER APPRECIATION FOR YA?

We thought we had to contend with 100 days of Trump, thinking that it was the worse.  We come to Teacher Appreciation Week with Scribner slashing teachers in the Core Areas to allow 6.4 million dollars to go to central office because trickle down support will for sure help the schools.

Sutherland has shown us the tricky math the administration is using to justify their continued growth in central office with no data or results to show how it helps.  Tell us how?

We don't know whether even calling Scribner cynical fits his Trumpism.  Has no vision, no concept of governance and it has shown more and more.  He has allowed the erosion of employee rights, even more than before.

We don't hear anything from anyone else because they are given what they want if they just agree and shut up.  Sutherland still is hanging in there even when we disagree with her at times.

Where are the scores for the first round of testing?  Why are we not hearing about it?

So teachers, how are you being appreciated this week?

Thus far we've gotten the middle finger as a start...

Jump in!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

WORKLOAD TO INCREASE WHILE CENTRAL ADMIN GETS FATTER

It is amazing how the thinking of this administration has been to overwork teachers and staff thinking that the monetary issue will be resolved by them working harder and still expect results.  It seems that Scribner did not listen to the needs nor does he truly care at this point about staff.  There are two separate worlds revolving within the district, the ones battling to make sure students are getting a descent education at least and the other sitting atop a tower looking down wondering how things are going, worried more about how to get more central admin to "solve problems" yet they have no idea what those problems are.  All they know is that there is a money issue and teachers are the problem.

Sutherland and a few comments came up with the proposed cuts over the next 5 years or so and basically no end to the suffering.  The comment made on the blog hits it right, you expect schools who need so much help to take on more students and expect small group teaching, interventions, etc.  Tells us oh wise admin from the board to Scribner, what research did you find that tells you this is the best approach.  You will have 5 schools loaded up with what everyone else needs because you all failed to have a plan.  So you are just putting out fires and when the next schools that struggle come up on the list, you will run to them and try to do the same.  

The issue is not the employees rather the lack of competency in budgeting and priorities.  The board believed that Scribner had the experience because he was leader of a district that dealt with only high schools as is the the way Arizona is setup by levels.  It is quite different when you have all different levels together and the needs.  He has still to learn how to govern, manage and above all be about students and teachers than himself.  You are a phony Scribner!  And the rest of the board for supporting it, will be reminded when the results are in....  Credit to Dr. Sutherland for giving us the information.

Without any outside intervention of sorts, we are doomed.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WORKPLACE BULLYING ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK

Last night the board tabled the policy revision where HCM and legal counsel want Bullying to be removed from policy because it is not needed.  They refer the matter to DH policy which covers harassment as they believe Bullying and Harassment are the same thing.  If we read the policies they are completely different just as we instituted a bullying policy for students.  If that was the case then why the whole INOK?

The question here is which legal counsel wants this?  I thought the legal counsel was gone.

This is what we get from having people with no credentials to run policy, Mia Hall.  In this case it would benefit her and other bullies to not have this.

Also noted that the department health and wellness was struck because it's not here which was needed.  This was the department in charge of training and supporting employees against bullying and other mistreatment but they cut that one out because of the large scale of complaints.

Anything they can do to harm employees is going to take place in FWISD.





https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwZlZWemtCU3hOYTA/view?usp=sharing -DH Exhibit



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwa3lKem02VjNDdVE/view?usp=sharing--PROPOSED CHANGES


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58nQYNsVgwwT3JFOEl6OGVxcnc/view?usp=sharing-DH LOCAL

Saturday, April 8, 2017

911 SCRIBNER! ADMIN IS TOO FAT!

Look at this, this is the Policy and Planning department that used to have one person and now infested with people who the district would not get rid of and now have a job.
All of these employees were bought by board members.  All failures.

The admin gets fatter and fatter and the schools thinner and thinner.  The salary here could help save those teachers being let go.  Does Scribner not know how to manage the empire?  It seems it's too big for him when he can't control cost at the top and say he wants to support schools and well he is not.

What have they done that has helped?  Mia and Sammy got their plans for turnaround schools sent back and the board was mad but yet they are still there.

Special favors at its best!




WIN AT ALL COSTS EVEN HURTING STUDENTS: ASHLEY PAZ

We saw a comment post with a video showing Paz saying she will do whatever it takes to win even if she accepts money from someone, who?  We can guess people that have no interest in our district other than to benefit, could be the Bass family or other so called VIP in town.

But the most concerning part of this is that she will hang around people who have hurt students and continue to do so.  Just like the last bully award for Ms. Ford, where does Paz stand on that.  So we see her and Mia Hall the one person who hurt students at YWLA and got a director position instead of being fired.  Paz knew the issues and was asked to intervene and did nothing.  Interestingly enough she fought with Jackson in telling her to stay out of her lane and well she did nothing to stop the carnage.

So now she will do whatever it takes to win and has shown it many times.  You can say that she doesn't but a picture says a lot.  

We know the two ladies Paz and Hall but the lady next to them is a suicide prevention advocate that probably has no idea the danger Mia placed students at YWLA.  We know that Mia is a rep for Girls, Inc.  So does Girls Inc. discriminate against LGBT?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

THE BULLY RECOGNITIONS CONTINUE

Well our last Bully Award thwarted another nominee and this time the award goes to:
Darlene Ford, AP at Kirkpatrick Middle School.  Another example of getting moved around and promoted based on what you do to kids.  She was at Diamond Hill Jarvis HS and charged for outing lgbt students and risking their lives.  So instead of being fired, well that's against the FWISD WAY so she just got moved.  Now she is doing what she loves and that is harming kids and we wonder if the leader there is taking notice or a blind eye.

Darlene Ford

Nick Torres-Principal

Thursday, March 30, 2017

BAD BUDGETING AT FWISD


Why would we think any different about the numbers that can never be right in FWISD.  So we do know that at least 200 teachers are on the chopping block because the district does not have the money.  yet they have money for a heavy central office and for program after program.

They allowed 1.3 million for this training on racial equity yet 200 people will not be trained so where is that money going?  

Then I.M Terrell has been postponed because there is not enough money, so where did the bond money go?  The bond money was set for the new performing arts school and now nothing is going to happen.  This has happened time and time again where the voters have been lied to.

So you are beginning leadership academies where you say you have money from a foundation but that is just a small portion.  You are taking money from other needy schools and now they won't have teachers.

Lies and more lies!

THE BLESSING OF ADULTERY IN FWISD


We all have known that our fearless president Ramos had an affair before his ascension to the high chair.  Once he won the seat he hired his mistress at the discipline office.  What we have found out and will be confirming is that when he ran against Carlos Vasquez a flyer was used with the church background to bash Carlos for being gay.  If anyone remembers or knows about that on the Northside let us know.  What we don't understand is how Father Jasso, the FWISD church patron, blesses adultery and continues to do so when Ramos and his mistress parade themselves on the Northside like nothing.  We guess that Ramos comes and repents every Sunday or has Father Jasso on speed dial to ask for forgiveness to continue to do his bidding.

Not enough that Ramos is bought by the Bass brothers.  He jumps when they say jump and that is how he gets the others to come to the cult, money.  If you join him you get the big bucks to fund what you need.  

We do know that with the state investigating voter fraud on the Northside, Espino and Romero, are also implicated in the type of illegal voting that Trump assures happened.  We have the prime example here in Fort Worth.  Senior citizens are being interviewed because the ballots were stuffed more than once and it is a matter of time before the news comes out.  Voter fraud on the Northside is well documented.  

THE BULLY AWARD GOES TO GLENCREST 6TH GRADE ADMIN

It appears that bullying is rampart in the FWISD again and again.  This time we wanted to recognize Mr. Keith Christmas with the BULLY AWARD.  He is the principal of Glencrest 6th Grade and is known in the hallways as the bull horn man who screams at teachers and bullies them.  Verbal threats, write ups for small reasons, just an overall bad working situation.  

And well we can't expect sleepy T.A. Sims to do much about it because we can't get him to wake up.  He is oblivious to the sad state of affairs of the school and we don't expect anyone else to step up.

Teachers make sure to document everything, don't leave nothing to chance because when the time comes, it will be needed.

What we do know about Mr. Christmas is that he has been a failure at every campus he has been in.  We were able to find a lawsuit brought by a student against FWISD for failure of due process and Mr. Christmas was the vice principal at Dunbar who suspended the student based on a terroristic threat for performing a rap song that was not vetted by the staff and a student felt threatened.  

Glencrest is an IR school when it used to be way better!!!


SHHS PRINCIPAL RETURNS TO SOUTH HILLS

UPDATE

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If you are confused about the title then you should be.  We received a comment related to current South Hills High School principal Dorothy Gomez on leave for an unknown reason but obviously not a good one.  The main issue that keeps surfacing is workplace bullying and hopefully someone can shed some more light on this.

Before coming to FWISD she was a top administrator in Dallas ISD and in 2012 left before being fired by the chief of staff at the time.

The word coming to us is that the district is ready to fire her and haven't.  Now the talks is about swapping her with another principal, basically passing the lemon around.  This is the FWISD way, the worse they do, the promotions or just basic move comes along.  Now she will be able to terrorize another school and its culture.  If she is not good enough for SHHS then she is not good enough for any other school.

Dr. Sutherland this is in your district and hopefully you will get more information so that you can push for something better for SHHS.  The more time passes the more things stay the same.