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…
http://gilbertoverride.com is a masterfully done website that very simply and succinctly explains the situation in Gilbert Public Schools. There are many concepts, principles, and stated facts that correlate very well to just about any other school district. Of course, the numerical figures would be different, yet in looking at district administrative behaviour regarding overrides and . . . → Read More: http://gilbertoverride.com is Fantastic Resource
The tally is in, most of you already know the score. It’s been interesting to see some of the feedback and comments from various groups. I know I was watching the election results come in like most of you and observed that there seemed to be much greater energy about who had won the local . . . → Read More: Congrats to all – Post Election Results
Mr. Blake Sacha ran for Gilbert School Board in 2010 and was defeated by current board member Staci Burk and former board member Shane Stapley who resigned his position after moving out of the district in March of 2012. Mr. Sacha was appointed to fill the vacancy by County Superintendent, Mr. Don Covey based on . . . → Read More: GPS Override – Some Facts to Consider
GPS School Board Candidate Jill Humphreys who is endorsed by GPS School Board President, EJ Anderson has some interesting opinions about funding education. In a recent survey conducted by The Center for Arizona Policy and received in September of 2012, Mrs. Humphreys answered three questions pertaining to funding that I find somewhat disturbing considering the . . . → Read More: GPS School Board Candidate – Would Abuse School Funds if elected
In a press release via email, AZ State Treasurer Doug Ducey makes he following statement:
Proposition 204 will NOT help teachers or students, but will instead continue to reward an education system that has increasingly spent less and less money in the classroom. Dr. Craig Barrett, the former CEO . . . → Read More: Prop204 Monies Will Not Reach Classroom – AZ State Treasurer Says
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!
Is Public Education expensive @ $8,200 per student? How much do you think a year of K-12 education should cost? . . . → Read More: Is GPS hiding its budgets????
Over $8K per student for public district schools… Where does it all go? How about $52 Million for debt service and federal programs just for starters. . . . → Read More: $301 Million @ over $8,265/student for GPS education
$301,671,504 is what it will cost taxpayers to educate students in Gilbert Public Schools for 2011-2012. $93.5 Million in revenues from where? $23.9 Million for debt service and $14 Million for Federal Projects? Teen Dating Abuse presentation to the public. . . . → Read More: GPS – School Board Mtg – Jun 28, 2011 @ 7pm, District Offices