Just Short of Breaking the Law… And Then Some.

What will the largest employer in Gilbert with a $305+ Million budget do when a tiny minority seeks to uncover the truth and expose it to the open public? Apparently, just about anything within the law… and then some. You can’t really blame the folks who have been at it for years and years. Many . . . → Read More: Just Short of Breaking the Law… And Then Some.

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 District Admin Uses Intimidation Tactics to Influence School Board Election

Shortly before a recently scheduled Meet & Greet with candidates for several elected offices, Gilbert Public Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Clyde Dangerfield, contacted candidate supporters. These supporters had invited friends & neighbors to a grass roots Meet & Greet to hear from several candidates. Mr. Dangerfield sought to thwart support efforts for candidate . . . → Read More: GPS District Admin Uses Intimidation Tactics to Influence School Board Election

Auditor General Detects GPS Misspending: Dangerfield says the 9-10K is Miniscule

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a budget so large that 9-10K of taxpayer money earmarked for educating children can be misspent and it is called miniscule?

9-10K will buy a ream of paper and a pack of dry erase markers for every GPS classroom.

According to an azcentral article that can be found here, . . . → Read More: Auditor General Detects GPS Misspending: Dangerfield says the 9-10K is Miniscule

Altruistic for Education or is it Simple Return On Investment?

Gilbert Supports Education is a political action committee formed to pass the maintenance and operations budget limit increase set to appear on the ballot November 6, 2012.

Many might assume those that financially support this PAC would do so because of their love for children and education. However, when we reviewed the PAC financial reports . . . → Read More: Altruistic for Education or is it Simple Return On Investment?

“The Mushroom Effect” – an education for us all!! MUST READ!!

Just one mistake? No, in my short time as board member, I can think of several that I made. I’m comforted by little else than the knowledge that in nearly every instance, these mistakes came as a result of either mis-information or lack of information, but I didn’t know it ’til after the fact. School . . . → Read More: “The Mushroom Effect” – an education for us all!! MUST READ!!

What would you have done???

A friend recently shared with me a question posed to her by a current member of the Gilbert School Board. The question was, “I would really be interested to hear what you would have done about the budget?” A sensible and reasonable question that each of us might consider. This question however is a bit . . . → Read More: What would you have done???

GPS Spent Thousands on Survey Many Residents Recognized as a Political Push Poll

A push poll is a type of survey designed to persuade or influence the participant into changing their viewpoint on an issue. It is often used as a political strategy to lead voters in a certain direction. A few months ago Gilbert Unified School District hired WestGroup Research to survey approximately 600 Gilbert residents. The . . . → Read More: GPS Spent Thousands on Survey Many Residents Recognized as a Political Push Poll

$100,000 Strategic Plan

Back in 2009, board hopefuls EJ Anderson and Lily Tram approved spending 100K to company called HeinSight LLC. How many dry erase markers and reams of paper can 100K buy? It doesn’t matter because that is not what the board spent the money on. Volunteers and parents will buy school supplies for the kids if . . . → Read More: $100,000 Strategic Plan