GPS Override – Some Facts to Consider

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 – Would Abuse School Funds if elected

Jill Humphrey's unfriendly to school choice and taxpayers

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

Prop204 Monies Will Not Reach Classroom – AZ State Treasurer Says

In a press release via email, AZ State Treasurer Doug Ducey makes he following statement:

Dear Friends,

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

What if the Override Continuation Doesn’t Pass? Will the Sky Fall?

The Gilbert School District has cash on hand from year to year maintained as rainy day funds. At the end of the past several years the district reports a cash balance on hand of approximately 52M on average. Currently there is approximately 11M in unrestricted fund balances available for use and transfer into the maintenence . . . → Read More: What if the Override Continuation Doesn’t Pass? Will the Sky Fall?

But Some Are More Equal Than Others

On Oct. 2nd, 2012, a crowd of 300 parents, teachers and students gathered at Mesquite High School to attend a special school board meeting. Typically, at most meetings, the board members and administrators outnumber the citizens who attend. This was different! The crowd was there to express their 1st amendment rights regarding an unexpected decision . . . → Read More: But Some Are More Equal Than Others

Where is the school district override campaign funding coming from?

Core Construction Facebook Post on September 19, 2012
The construction industry NEEDS you to pass the override. Times are tough.

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

Many might erroneously assume that those who financially support this PAC would do so because of their love for children and belief in quality education. The campaign . . . → Read More: Where is the school district override campaign funding coming from?

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.

GSInfo gets SLAPPed by GPS Admin (Mrs. Barb VeNard – Assistant Superintendent)

GilbertSchools.Info website tech support and site manager Shane Stapley recently received a legal complaint regarding a past article posted on the site. The article: “Did the 2007 Voter Approved Override Buy what GPS Promised?” was the substance of the complaint issued by Barb VeNard’s (GPS Assistant-Superintendent) legal representatives. The complaint claims that the article contains . . . → Read More: GSInfo gets SLAPPed by GPS Admin (Mrs. Barb VeNard – Assistant Superintendent)

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