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.

See the meeting agenda at the . . . → Read More: GPS – School Board Mtg – Aug 23, 2011 @ 7pm, District Offices

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!

GPS – School Board Mtg – Jul 26, 2011 @ 6:15pm, District Offices

GPS – School Board Mtg – Jul 26, 2011 @ 6:15pm, District Offices

Working session – 6:15pm, Bullying Policy

Regular Session – 7pm

The agenda indicates a revisitation and approval of the stipend (supplementary salary) schedule, but a recent change in the agenda may limit discussion to Junior High School only.

There are other . . . → Read More: GPS – School Board Mtg – Jul 26, 2011 @ 6:15pm, District Offices

Is GPS hiding its budgets????

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????

Investigative Reporter vs. Gossip Columnist

Where’s the beef? ‘Cause it’s not in the Arizona Republic – Like Carmen SanDiego, where in the world is Hayley Ringle???? . . . → Read More: Investigative Reporter vs. Gossip Columnist