*Did the 2007 voter approved override buy what GPS promised?

In 2007 voters approved a technology override for 57.4M. This money was earmarked to purchase computers for students and give them access to the internet.

What we received on that investment as far as we can tell is -only- access to the internet… albeit, excellent, high quality, access to the internet purchased through a new . . . → Read More: *Did the 2007 voter approved override buy what GPS promised?

Connections, connections, powerful connections: Will they be enough to pass the Gilbert Public Schools budget override?

What do McCarthy Construction, Chasse Building Team and Core Construction have in common? They are all construction contractors for Gilbert Public Schools. Core Construction is the primary financial contributor for the Gilbert Education Foundation (an organization GPS superintendent Dave Allison, GPS board member Helen Hollands are active board members and assistant superintendent Clyde Dangerfield is . . . → Read More: Connections, connections, powerful connections: Will they be enough to pass the Gilbert Public Schools budget override?

Daryl Colvin exploring GPS School Board candidacy

Mr. Daryl Colvin, a resident of Gilbert has launched an exploratory effort to run for Gilbert Public Schools – Governing Board. Mr. Colvin’s past involvement in all things political earn him a reputation for conservative ideals, fiscal responsibility, and no-nonsense management. Four (4) slots are open this election due to the recent resignation of board . . . → Read More: Daryl Colvin exploring GPS School Board candidacy

Who is behind the Gilbert Education Foundation?

The Gilbert Education Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that raises money to provide teacher grants, student scholarships, and social service assistance to Gilbert Public Schools employees and families.

The largest financial contributor to the GEF is Core Construction. Core Construction is a company that has done a substantial amount of work for Gilbert Public Schools, . . . → Read More: Who is behind the Gilbert Education Foundation?

Technology Spending within Gilbert Public Schools: Where is the Money Going and Who is Accountable?

The Federal Government developed a e-rate program through a tax attached to telephone services, was intended to bring internet, network and telecommunication services into poverty or low income schools and areas. The amount of e-rate reimbursement for each school district is dependent upon the number of students in the district qualifying for free and reduced . . . → Read More: Technology Spending within Gilbert Public Schools: Where is the Money Going and Who is Accountable?

The Gilbert Public Schools status quo satisfactory to the electorate?

Several folks are telling us they will be voting no to the budget override because of a lack of confidence in the leadership within Gilbert Public Schools. We are curious, do they mean the board, the superintendency, or both? The answer may be different depending on who you ask. Nevertheless, voters do not appear wholly . . . → Read More: The Gilbert Public Schools status quo satisfactory to the electorate?

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.

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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!