GPS School Board Meeting – Jan 25, 2011

Budget Update – Including discussion on All-day vs. Half-day Kindergarten. Will GPS fund all-day K out of fear? GSInfo believes they will recommend doing just that. . . . → Read More: GPS School Board Meeting – Jan 25, 2011

GPS School Board Meeting – Jan 11, 2011

The first meeting of the calendar year is scheduled for Jan 11, 2011. Two new board members will be in attendance. Staci Burk and Shane Stapley will attend for the first time in their official capacity as a new board member. This meeting is also when a new board president and clerk are likely to . . . → Read More: GPS School Board Meeting – Jan 11, 2011

AZ Statutes – School Policies – How They’re Made?

Far too often emotional issues will spiral out of control and well-intentioned citizens will petition their state legislature for new laws that could more easily and more appropriately been addressed at a more local level such as the school board or school administration. . . . → Read More: AZ Statutes – School Policies – How They’re Made?

Got Conflict? Part-2 LOBBYING (Cont’d)

“Wait, you might ask, isn’t it illegal to spend public funds on ballot measures? – Get the answer here. . . . → Read More: Got Conflict? Part-2 LOBBYING (Cont’d)

NCLB – No Child Left Behind, What it is… and isn’t!!!

NCLB stifles growth, kills incentive, and celebrates mediocrity!! So why do we embrace it? If our kids are so important to us and TEACHERs are the most valued resource in education, then why is they are paid so poorly on average with other certified employees? . . . → Read More: NCLB – No Child Left Behind, What it is… and isn’t!!!

$6.8Millon for New Light Bulbs

$6.8 Million in NEW bonds added to existing $300Million++ of existing debt service. WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL!!! How?? . . . → Read More: $6.8Millon for New Light Bulbs

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Best wishes to all in 2011. May this year bring more joy, peace, and happiness.

Got Conflict? Part-2 LOBBYING

Tax dollars spent on lobbying??? Should tax dollars collected for education purposes be spent paying for lobbyists and campaigns to raise more tax dollars? . . . → Read More: Got Conflict? Part-2 LOBBYING

Half-Day vs. Full-Day Kindergarten

Solving the dilemma of unfunded All-Day Kindergarten. The solution is easier than you think. . . . → Read More: Half-Day vs. Full-Day Kindergarten

ASBA – Arizona School Board Association

December 15-17, 2010 The Arizona School Board Association or ASBA held their 53rd Annual New Member Orientation and Training seminar wherein all newly elected school board members have the opportunity to attend an orientation seminar that includes but is not limited to, Open Meeting Law, School Policies, School Financing, and ASBA organizational details. The seminar . . . → Read More: ASBA – Arizona School Board Association