Im on Facebook now Brandi Galasso
I AM NOT SURE IF ANY ONE REALIZES THAT EACH OF THEIR CONTRACTS CONTAIN 3 SALARY AMOUNTS WHEN THEY SHOULD ONLY CONTAIN 1 SALARY AMOUNT. THE REASON THEY DO THIS IS TO GUARANTEE THEMSELVES A RAISE AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR. THEN THEY ALSO GET RAISES ALONG WITH CERTIFICATED STAFF WHEN THEY GET THEIRS. SO WHEN TEACHERS GET A 12.5% RAISE, THE SUPERINTENDENTS AND ASSOCIATES GET OVER 24% $7000 COMPARED TO $50,000 IT IS THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE. I HAVE THEIR CONTRACTS ON MY BLOG SITE FONTANAKIDSFIRST.WORDPRESS.COM IF YOU WANT TO SEE.( NOT BASSETTS NEW ONE YET). THEY USE TO ONLY CONTAIN 1 SALARY AMOUNT UNTILL 2013 WHEN THEY CHANGED THEM ALL AND ADDED SEVERAL THINGS THAT SHOULDNT BE THERE. NOT SURE IF THE CONTRACTS WERE CHANGED BY BOOZER OR IF THEY WERE CHANGED BEFORE SHE CAME. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THE ONLY THING. THERE ARE MANY DISCREPENCIES LIKE THIS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED AND CORRECTED
SECTION 1. Section 42135 is added to the Education Code, to read:
SEC. 2. Section 42143 is added to the Education Code, to read:
(a) If a school district or county office of education maintains an Internet Web site, it shall post the annual expenditures for its activities in a clear, visible, and searchable format that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
SEC. 4.SEC. 3. Section 53234 of the Government Code is amended to read:53234.
I don’t know what happened. I was at the last board meeting in December, where the 2 new Board members O’Brien and Garcia were sworn in. I actually went up and spoke about the superintendent search being made public to protect ourselves. Then I spoke about the fact that our Board let Corona go on a convention after she was no longer a Board member, but she was allowed to stay at a Luxury hotel with rooms no less then $500 a night. I’m not sure but I haven’t seen Corona come to any meeting and add information she learned from that convention or any other convention for that matter. It’s against the law, and Corona should have to pay the district back. (I am requesting those credit card statements, when I get them I will post them, 10 days usually)
Well I had to leave the 12/14/16 meeting a little early. Well, around 12:30 a.m. the Board selected and swore in Randall Bassett as our new Superintendent. There was no mention on the agenda of this happening. It’s crazy to me that the Board of Education, who is supposed to be the voice of the community and is supposed to act accordingly, makes all these decisions secretly and without the opinion of the community. Why is it a secret? Now once again you have the majority of the school district employees, upset and more discouraged. What is wrong with this board? Not one of them have kids currently in Fontana school district. Now that only bothers me because their actions are without concern of all the rest of us who have kids who go to school in Fontana.
This is beginning to be a reoccurring nightmare. The Board of Education does what they want with no regard for our community. I believe they have their own agenda, That seems to have less and less to do with the students best interest and instead its in the Boards personal best interest that are being met.
Please we are never going to correct the situation if parents(especially) don’t come and stand together to let them know this is NOT ok!!! If we don’t stand up for our kids now, we our letting them ruin our children’s education which in turn will ruin their lives. And yes shame on the Board, but an even bigger SHAME ON US AS PARENTS for standing by allowing it to happen and not saying anything. YES it is that serious, its our childrens future!! ALL OF OUR CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF COLOR OR RELIGION OR AGE. THEY ARE ALL GETTING SCREWD.
PLEASE CONTACT ME SO WE CAN ORGANIZE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE, ITS UP TO US NOW WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, THESE ARE OUR CHILDREN IN OUR SCHOOLS IN OUR CITY.
We have 2 new board members. I stopped Peter Garcia after a meeting in October. I wanted to know who he was and what he was about. He was very friendly and answered my questions. He seemed to be a very calm, mellow attitude type of person. Now remember these are just my first impressions. I know that the Mayor did approach Peter as a good candidate for the Board. Making sure we had opposition to Chavez and Corona. Peter also commented that 1 of the first things he would change would be the 3 min public comment back to 5. He said that was a no brainer, easy fix. That’s what the community wants. Sounds like maybe someone who will listen, so off to a good start.
Then the next new Board member Jason O’Brien, I never met him. I did see 1 sign in No Fontana off the 210. Jason did not show up to the debate(which I find out why later). My impression was that he knew he would win so why bother. Remember just my impression. So I went to his Facebook page to maybe find out who he is. I saw a meet and greet to introduce him and an Ontario city council. it would cost $10 to meet him. I thought why wouldn’t he want to be introduced to the city he was elected to? How come we did not get invited? So I asked those questions to Jason in his comments. Well Jason himself never responded. But Shannon O’Brien his wife did. Shannon was actually a board member in 2013 taking over a recalled spot. I also commented to reaching out to Shannon in 2013. Shannon’s response was that Jason exercised his right not to attend a debate that was union sponsored and where they already decided their endorsement of candidates.. I felt he was saying because there was no opportunity for endorsement, he felt it was of no use to go. Shannon also referred to the debate as walking into the “lions den”. And basically said your not smart if you didn’t vote for Jason. Wow. I also was questioning the fact that Jason and Shannon make a living from a nonprofit that contracts with school districts and an interpreting service which also contracts with school districts. I asked if there was a conflict of interest there. Next thing I know now a friend of Shannon has started to comment/mildly attack me. Shannon also asked me to forward my email from 2013 to her, because she is sure she responded to her emails. So I did, and although she claimed there was no original date, there was of 10-20-13.
Obrien(the letter I sent her)
Wow, thats the response I would have gotten. its because people like this that we have so many problems. They just overlook whats happening and tell me to move schools. very disapointing. Well good thing I didnt give up. Because the Principal and secretary are gone and so is Boozer. So I think I will continue to fight for the kids!!!!!!