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

http://gilbertoverride.com is Fantastic Resource

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

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

Millions Abused Through Consent Agenda – HUSD Proud Owner of CNG Fueling Station (Maybe)

Board Spends Millions on CNG fuel station while asking for 10% Budget Override to cover excess costs. What’s worse is hiding this issue in the consent agenda. . . . → Read More: Millions Abused Through Consent Agenda – HUSD Proud Owner of CNG Fueling Station (Maybe)

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????

Common Core Standards Remove Literature for Government Documents

Common Core Standards as dictated by the Federal Government are going to change a great many things with regard to curriculum in our schools. They are having a much greater impact than was originally anticipated and as with anything else Federally focused, local control is all but non-existent. See how “Common Core” is impacting the . . . → Read More: Common Core Standards Remove Literature for Government Documents

Higley Public Schools Added

Those who frequent this website will recognize that some changes have been made recently. As this website originally focused on Gilbert Unified School District, a recent decision was made to broaden the scope of this site to include that of all public schools in the Town of Gilbert and thus fulfill the area that the . . . → Read More: Higley Public Schools Added

Congrats to all – Post Election Results

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