“W” is for WORST!!!

In a recent mailer to the public, I read “W” is for Winners! And then I read the accomplishments of the two candidates referenced on the mailer. Some of the details were missing from the mailer. But I understand that space is limited, and it’s also not very good to have the finer points come . . . → Read More: “W” is for WORST!!!

Legislative District 12 Republicans Endorse GPS/HUSD School Board Candidates – Fireworks Result

A straw poll was held during the Legislative District 12 Republican Party meeting on Thursday, Oct 17, 2014 at South Valley Junior High School. The poll was taken among attending precinct committeemen and polling “ballots” were handed out as PC’s entered the meeting location upon arrival. Slips were collected well into the meeting, providing a . . . → Read More: Legislative District 12 Republicans Endorse GPS/HUSD School Board Candidates – Fireworks Result

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…

HUSD Union Hates Parents & Endorses Whitener and Wojtovich

HEA (Higley Teachers Union) hides efforts to spike district survey by directing members to “make sure that this email stays OFF OF DISTRICT EMAIL”, and suggests parents pay $250 in parking fees and 50% more in sports fees, among others. . . . → Read More: HUSD Union Hates Parents & Endorses Whitener and Wojtovich

Candidates and their Finance Reports – Updated

There are currently five candidates registered to run for the two open seats on the GPS Board and four candidates registered to run for the two open seats on the HUSD Board. (Oops, there are five candidates for HUSD. New information added)  

Their current task is to collect nominating petition signatures. You need 400 . . . → Read More: Candidates and their Finance Reports – Updated

HUSD Candidate Forum

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce held a forum for candidates from both Gilbert Public Schools and Higley Unified School District on June 5th. The format of the forum was that each candidate had two minutes to answer each question and provide a final statement. The order in which candidates answered questions changed from question to . . . → Read More: HUSD Candidate Forum

GPS Candidate Forum

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce held a forum for candidates from both Gilbert Public Schools and Higley Unified School District on June 5th. The format of the forum was that each candidate had two minutes to answer each question and provide a final statement. The order in which candidates answered questions changed from question to . . . → Read More: GPS Candidate Forum

Role of the Board

There are questions about what the proper role of the Board is in a school district. Some candidates say the proper role of the Board is to pick a good Superintendent and then stay out of the way and let the professionals run things. Others insist the Board can delegate authority to the Superintendent, but . . . → Read More: Role of the Board

General Education’s General Costs

Education in Arizona is expensive. Pundits will tell you that we don’t spend enough or that we spend way too much. The problem is… we never actually see any facts and figures to help us decide. So what are some of the facts. Public Education is a major industry in Arizona as it is in . . . → Read More: General Education’s General Costs

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?