GPS School Board – For Better or for Worse… You decide!! Then Vote accordingly…

Consider a situation that a long time teacher in the GPS district had to say at a board meeting and has repeated several times since. Glen Frakes, a beloved instructor of World History for decades related the following:

Imagine a day when all school administrators failed to show up for work. Imagine the . . . → Read More: GPS School Board – For Better or for Worse… You decide!! Then Vote accordingly…

Is the Gilbert Education Association gone?

“Union” is a word that most GEA leadership prefers to avoid, and it appears to be a concept that GPS school board member Daryl Colvin along with board President Staci Burk and board Clerk Julie Smith feel GPS are better off without.

In a 3-2 vote on a substitute motion (board members Lily Tram and . . . → Read More: Is the Gilbert Education Association gone?

I’ll Defend to the Death Your Rights… Even for the Mentally Ill????

Civil Liberties… rights… freedom… what is it? Can it be measured? How is freedom quantified?

Have you ever heard or even caught yourself saying, “I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it?” Most of us have heard this or something very similar. And . . . → Read More: I’ll Defend to the Death Your Rights… Even for the Mentally Ill????

GSInfo gets SLAPPed by GPS Admin (Mrs. Barb VeNard – Assistant Superintendent)

GilbertSchools.Info website tech support and site manager Shane Stapley recently received a legal complaint regarding a past article posted on the site. The article: “Did the 2007 Voter Approved Override Buy what GPS Promised?” was the substance of the complaint issued by Barb VeNard’s (GPS Assistant-Superintendent) legal representatives. The complaint claims that the article contains . . . → Read More: GSInfo gets SLAPPed by GPS Admin (Mrs. Barb VeNard – Assistant Superintendent)

GPS District Retaliation …and a former board member’s HUGE mistake

This article is personal for me on so many levels. I’ve stewed over this one for months… what to share, what not to share in the hopes of positive change. I apologize in advance for the length of this article. I’ve tried to summarize as much as possible and still it is quite lengthy.

A . . . → Read More: GPS District Retaliation …and a former board member’s HUGE mistake

Mesa’s God is UNWELCOME in Gilbert

In Congress, in Washington D.C., in Arizona’s State Legislature, and even in Mesa’s School Board meetings, before any business is conducted, one of the first items on the agenda is to start the meeting with prayer. In Gilbert’s school board meetings, this is not the case… nor has it been for some time. But for . . . → Read More: Mesa’s God is UNWELCOME in Gilbert

GPS – School Board Mtg – Sep 13, 2011 @ 7pm, District Offices

Public meeting starts @ 7pm after the board adjourns the executive session which starts at 6:15pm regarding appointment of a new Assistant Principal of Gilbert High School.

Location:District Office Complex,140 S. Gilbert Rd.,Gilbert,AZ (SE corner of Gilbert &Elliott from West side) in the large conference room.

See the meeting agenda at the beginning of the . . . → Read More: GPS – School Board Mtg – Sep 13, 2011 @ 7pm, District Offices

GPS – School Board Mtg – Aug 23, 2011 @ 7pm, District Offices

Public meeting starts @ 7pm after the board adjourns the executive session which starts at 6:15pm regarding appointment of a new Director of Vocational Education.

Location: District Office Complex, 140 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ (SE corner of Gilbert & Elliott from West side) in the large conference room.

See the meeting agenda at the . . . → Read More: GPS – School Board Mtg – Aug 23, 2011 @ 7pm, District Offices

GPS Admins more valued than Teachers?

No stipends for GPS Elementary Teachers. Superintendent Dr. Dave Allison says, “It’s now part of your job.” . . . → Read More: GPS Admins more valued than Teachers?

Private Schools supported by GPS with Federal Funds!

GPS acknowledges private schools are “more efficient and cost effective”. In 2010-11, GPS spent $27,277 for 26 children attending private school. . . . → Read More: Private Schools supported by GPS with Federal Funds!