Board Meeting 9-27-16 @4:30 Superintendent search begins….

The Board had a meeting with a man from “The Cosca Group”. This was just another display of how dysfunctional the Board really is. From 4:30 to 7:00p.m. I listened to a Man from the search firm who explained the process and how “the best way ” goes. Never 1x out of his mouth did I hear him say anything about searching within our district. These are the things he did say.

They will talk to every group that Board requests them to. They do not recommend that any one else gets to be in the application or interview stage, except Board. He said half of your applicant pool with disappear because no one wants their current district to know they are applying. ( something is wrong with someone trying to secretly leave their district, you don’t have that problem when you hire from your local teaching community).

The timeline is going to be out to Jan 2017. Oct 15th , 17 & 18 are going to be dates for community stake holders. I really think we should all be at as many of those meetings as possible. Otherwise we are going to get stuck with another crazy district ruining superintendent. Because our district is not a business that needs a non teaching businessman to “run” as CEO. We need a long time educator who knows what the needs of the teachers and students are. The top is so dis-attached  from the bottom. But the Board is under the belief things are great.

Several times Jesse mostly and Matt said as they have said many times before, why are we putting the cart before the horse? How are we looking for a applicant, when we cant get together as a “Board” to even decide what we are even looking for in a superintendent. And just as always, The woman just blew him off as they are doing everything already.

When anyone but the 3 of them talking, Sandoval was laughing, passing notes to Chavez. I wanted to get up and snatch the note. Corona was going thru her phone and was making eye gestures to Sandoval. Corona also lectured them saying they made it political and that is not right, when Sandoval was the one who made it political. (meeting 8-5-15).

Sandoval and Corona just kept saying how important the parents are. How important the teachers are and what we say is important. I am sorry, actions speak louder then words. And their actions speak volumes.

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Bulletin article, pulled this from.

Regarding sex offenders and the ca law vs Board policy
What did the decision accomplish?

State law did — and still does — say there are times that sex offenders are allowed onto school campuses, and Wednesday’s vote doesn’t change that.

“Clearly the school district is just trying to update their policy to correspond with state law, and they’re requiring a notification that will effectively be a ban on sex offenders coming onto campus,” said Douglas Johnson, a fellow at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College. “School districts all do these giant books of policy, but state law is state law. You can’t have a district policy that allows you to supersede state law.”

*****I also spoke with my Uncle who is a Ca Judge, and he also said Ca Law supersedes over Board Policy….. Sorry Board try again!!

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN?!?

I don’t believe that any one has the right to touch anyone. I don’t think that the behavior of all involved is any worse or disrespectful than the other. But please don’t group me up with others.

I grew up in a domestic violent home, my parents were married and in 1975- until Nicole Brown Simpson was killed there were no laws against spousal abuse. If you were married, sorry we will keep him here 10 min and then we have to let him go.

So don’t ever say that I think its ok for a man to hit a woman. And its also not ok for a woman to hit a man. People should have enough self control to not allow themselves to do these things.

But I am sorry, that was no more the Chavez continually grabbing Jesse’s arm. I believe I have even seen Corona do the same. So lets be even and sensor all your behavior. Because you were both wrong !! Because before you start holding anyone accountable for their actions you need to hold yourself accountable for your own behavior. Because Slowik is fighting for the kids. If you listen to what he actually says. Sandoval I am not sure what she’s fighting for? Because even when I have spoken to the Board, voicing a big problem at my school no one did anything.

You know why I talk to Slowik those couple times? Because he listened. Sandoval had the same opportunity to be the person I talked their ear off, but she never took the time to come close enough to hear me.

So my issues are still as bad as ever, and by Sandoval belittling my fight, doesn’t make my issues untrue or herself any less responsible then she is. So you are so minimal to the correction of these issues, you should not be on the Board either.

 

Because of the Sept. 14th 2016 Board meeting, I want to address what happened after all the hoopla of the media and parents regarding sex offenders on campus. The next topic was re: Slowik and Sandoval and their behavior at the Aug 24th 2016 meeting. I was present at that meeting. During Sandoval’s comments, she referred to anyone that spoke about Slowik, being “coached” or his “colleagues” in defense of him. And that she didn’t care what Ms. Galasso thinks or……..

Ok let me stop you right there————-

1st of all DONOT group me with any one other then the students . DONOT say my fight is for anyone besides the kids and the teachers.

2nd DONOT belittle my issues with you by insinuating I am here for anything but the kids.

If I get along or agree with someone its not because I am on their side, I am on the kids side. So if I get along with someone, its because they are doing something right by the kids and we are working on same goal!!

I don’t care about your issues, because you don’t care about mine.

How do you want me to feel bad for someone who doesn’t care about the kids, that she is supposed to care about.

I met all the board members at the same time, so any opinion I have of them GOOD or BAD, came from their own behavior.

How we got to this Board meeting 9-14-16, Sex Offenders on campus?

Ok parents, wake up. this should be a wake up call to us all. in 2014 a bill was passed that ALLOWS sex offenders on campus with prior approval. Ca PC626.81.

Every so often the School Board has to go thru a policy and make sure its updated to match the Current Law. It just happens to be this particular one this time. At the August 24th 2016 Board meeting, this policy came up for discussion. 3 out of 5 of them, Corona, Chavez and Sandoval all like all other things, vote to pass it thru. Unchanged. But then Slowik said no and stated his concerns. So it was decided to come back for 2nd reading.

I’m sorry but I have to say SHAME ON US PARENTS!! Because it has been posted on the main page of FUSD.net for a month now. But any how, some how the right person caught wind, because then it spread like wildfire. And many misinformed parent went to the meting, with the impression that the district was the one going to allow this. So as parents voiced their rage, Saying they were going to pull/ move their kids from school. But, the problem is, that this is a CALIFORNIA LAW. So you would have to move out of California completely.

But instead of telling us the truth. The Board The same members (3) that were going to allow it, played the hero. They acted as if they were doing something no other district was doing, Saying NO. Also saying that the surrounding cities, are allowing it. They went as far as to change it that night. The district has also emailed a letter stating that they stood up to the policy and said NO.

Here’s the problem with that, Board Policies have to align with state law. So for then to say NO, doesn’t matter. WHY? Because the CA. Law says that with approval Sex Offenders are allowed to enter campuses. And doing otherwise affects their “CIVIL RIGHTS“. YES I AGREE THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY RIGHTS, BUT AS AMERICANS THEY DO…

What they should be telling us, is that when need to go to our local legislators and push to have the actual law changed. They should be telling us that they cannot protect us from something the law allows. But they could tell us the truth, the could keep us informed and help us fight to change the law.

But as with everything else they will use it to their advantage, and look like a hero. When in fact they are just the opposite.

 

 

 

 

WOW!! SCHOOL LUNCHES?

The other day while looking at Live Oaks budget and transparency tool by FUSD, I realized this sad fact. Tell me what you think? This is with at least 22 of the elementary schools in Fontana, being low income so free lunch is provided to the whole school. These numbers are  a reflection of the 2014/15 school year. I haven’t received last year, but I’m sure it wont be much better, the years prior were not. this is for 640 children, remember it might be a little off depending on how many meals served exactly.

http://cfpa.net/ChildNutrition/NSLP/CFPAPublications/NSLP-FactSheet-2008.pdf

http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/rates-reimbursement

meta-chart

According to National school lunch program our school gets reimbursed 2014-15 school year

$1.62       Free Breakfast

$3.06        Free Lunch

640 students 184 days for breakfast =  177,760 x $1.62 = $287,971.20

640 for lunch. 184 days of school = 117,760  x $3.06 = $360,345.60

TOTAL = $648,316.80

So according to rules money should be spent

FOOD 46% = $298,225.72                         ^^^^^^THIS IS WHAT IT SHOULD BE^^^^^

SALARIES 45% = $291,742.56

SUPPLIES 10% = $64,831.68

This is what Live Oak received 14-15 school year:

$99,135.14 total

FOOD  $26,817.02 =27%             ^^^^^^THIS IS WHAT IT IS^^^^^^

SALARIES $58,897.44 = 59.5%

SUPPLIES $13,420.68 = 13.5%

THATS A $230,000 DIFFERENCE FOR JUST FOOD.

The district is stealing from our children’s education, from their nutrition, from every possible place the district is short changing our children. And unless we pay attention and do something about it they are going to continue to do so. Its sad that many district employees that are stealing from our children, don’t send their kids to school in Fontana, I wonder why? It speaks volumes when you wont send your kids to the district you work at. These district employees are stealing from our children to give their children a better life. They have been doing this for years, but now they are getting super greedy. Boozer may be gone but, Shannon Miller is still here continuing the Boozer effect. Shannon is the one who approves the LCAP before it can go to fiscal, so basically Boozer is still controlling our district from Dublin. SPEAK UP -SPEAK OUT!!! PAY ATTENTION!!!

http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cn/SP49_CACFP18_2016os.pdf

READ THIS ABOUT HOW SCHOOLS SHOULD BE PROVIDING FRESH DRINKING WATER TO OUR KIDS, MAYBE YOUR SCHOOL DOES BUT OUR DOESNT, NOT EVEN TO PURCHASE.

WHENEVER YOU ARE TAKING UP AN ISSUE, THINK ABOUT WHERE THAT ISSUE IS COMING FROM. IT’S NOT ALWAYS THE SCHOOL. MANY TIMES WE DON’T REALIZE THAT THE SCHOOL CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH, BUT THE DISTRICT HAS MORE EFFECT ON OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR KIDS THEN WE REALIZE. SOMETIMES THE PRINCIPAL FEELS THE SAME AS YOU DO. BUT BEING THAT IS THIER EMPLOYER, THEY CAN DO LESS THEN YOU CAN SOMETIMES. SO DON’T FIGHT WITH THE SCHOOL FIGHT WITH THE DISTRICT OR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BECAUSE AFTERALL THEY ARE IN CONTROL OF WHAT HAPPENS AND OUR BOARD OF EDUCATION IS NOT PAYING ATTENTION. 3 OUT OF 2 OF OUR BOARD MEMEBERS ARE ALLOWING ALL THIS DECIT AND UNCONTROLLED SPENDING.

 

 

 

 

 

CREDIT CARD STATEMENT OF BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT. BECAUSE OF OUR CHILDREN, YOURS ALSO,THESE PEOPLE GET TO CHARGE ON CREDIT CARDS PAID FOR BY OUR CHILDREN. OUR KIDS ARE WORTH OVER $9,000 EACH TO THE DISTRICT.

 

OUR KIDS DONT GET FIELD TRIPS, BUT THESE PEOPLE GET TO TRAVEL.

 

CC Statements – L CORONA 2014 TO 16

CC Statements -Barbara Chavez

CC Statements – Jesse Armendarez 2014to16

CC Statements – Mary Sandoval

September 2, 2015 Board Meeting Agenda

September 2, 2015 Board Meeting Agenda

CC Statements – Boozer last statements

WHY?

Please tell me why anytime anyone wants to reply to a comment I made it’s to correct such a minimal part of it. what about the bigger picture? What about the reason I’m putting these out here? To inform people of what’s really going on at our schools. Anybody that is for education or for the kids would want to correct the issues. Not correct something someone thinks I don’t know. But that’s so minimal compared to what the real issue is. Why doesn’t anybody want to correct that? Everybody just wants to comment, but nobody wants to help. It’s sad because there’s only 5 people that can do anything, and those people refuse to do anything. Except spend 2 hours in a special meeting for Robert’s Rules, costing our district money for having people there. Just to argue about how to run the meetings. Basically, what it looked like to me was, 3 of them were trying to find a way, when there was a disagreement, they could overpower the ones who disagreed. Because if that wasn’t the issue then adopt the hole Robert’s rules to run your meetings. But they don’t want to do that because sometimes it calls for a majority vote and a majority vote according to those rules are 4/1 not 3/2. So 3 of them didnt like that. So now we’re going to pay the lawyer and Bassett money to write up something. Basically pick and choose what rules they want to use to their advantage. Then come back and accept those rules. But the key thing is,  why do they get to pick and choose the rules?  Let someone else pick and choose the rules but no that wouldn’t work for the 3 members. According to three members the districts in perfect shape.  Doing perfectly fine. But, have those three members come to talk to any of our schools? Have they asked our schools?  Because I think we have a different opinion of what fine is apparently. It’s sad to think that people that could do something, won’t do nothing. I didn’t just start writing these blogs to attack people. I started writing these blogs to let people know what’s going on at our schools. Because the 5 people that can do something about it don’t do nothing about it. So I’ve chosen to take my voice out to the people and make everybody aware of what’s going on. Everything I’ve said has been proven to be true. I don’t just go out and tell people, I State the facts. Sorry I left out some facts, yes Basset raises were allowed, but you’re leaving out the facts that they weren’t supposed to be as high as they were. Everyone else was supposed to get 12.5.  Because that’s what the teachers got. I don’t think they were supposed to get 24% and Boozer even more than that. And what job did any of you work at where you got $60,000 more in 2 years, but can’t do your job correctly? He manages the budget and he’s done it for how many years over 12 13 14 years but yet he can’t get it correct? There’s something wrong with that. If you don’t think there’s something wrong with that,there’s something wrong with you!!