Based on the Information in this story I am wondering:
IS JOHN MCCANN A VIABLE CANDIDATE FOR CHULA VISTA CITY COUNCIL? If he is not willing to demand the laws of this great Nation be upheld as a School Board Member can he be trusted to represent the GREAT City of Chula Vista? My opinion - NO!
Looks like those who, just yesterday were so sure McCann would demand Brands firing, are now seeing the light. So much for honor, huh?
Federal laws reportedly broken, and John McCann, where is he? NO WHERE to be seen or heard.
GUESS MY PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH SUMS IT ALL UP!
None of this is a surprise. This is Brand and Bleisch doing their normal every day routine. How many schools needed to be busted for the misuse of ASB funds before principals figure out that they won't get away with it? Oh wait, they will because Brand is willing to "make it a reality"! It must be nice to work in a world where you can have whatever you want with no regard to rules/laws/ethics.
As far as the charter goes, the staff need a 51% vote. Bleisch has been preparing for this since the day he arrived at CPM. Count the number of staff members who have been administratively transferred by Bleisch; those numbers haven't been seen in the district in decades. He had staff members administratively transferred TO him this year. Who even knew that was possible? He is stacking his staff and his votes very carefully. Those who weren't forced out were desperately seeking relief. Also interesting to note how many females were forced/pushed/manipulated to other sites and all replaced by males. Bleisch is beyond aggressive towards females and has been known to trap them in his office during his rampages.
This will blow up somewhere down the road. The question is, will it be soon enough. My guess is that his plan is to be an administrator of a charter school by next year and therefore untouchable by the new board members that will replace those sitting in jail. It's worth noting that he was on the founding board/committee/group (whatever it was called) that submitted the petition for the first Mitchell charter school.
Cannot help but reply, "You may speak weekly on the importance of truth, but Jim Cartmill only speaks weakly..."
P.S. Bobby Bleich you are a fake and Brands lacky and everyone laughs at you all the time. you know nothing and do nothing
helenfarias - I was contacted by a coach on the east side last evening and advised that ASB's do have the ability to 'wave' the costs. The point is this, why should we, on behalf of our children, be expected to fund one more dime towards ANYTHING when our board, under the presidency of Jim Cartmill and vice presidency of Arlie Ricasa, followed up (literally) by John McCann and the mandate of Ed Brand is offering free rent to Alliant University, hiring private investigators costing hundreds of thousands, hiring an attorney to review the bills submitted by other attorneys and hiring a company to come in and train district staff on the importance of confidentiality in other words 'no whistle blowing, even if it is in the best interests of students and taxpayers.
What has happened to the HUGE account balance that WAS in the Mello Roos account?
I am hearing that Brand has announced the building of two new schools on the East side. When was this discussed at a board meeting? Yet there is a new sign up, placed within the past couple months - under whose authority? Oh that is right Brand is his own authority - three of the board members Jim Cartmill, Arlie Ricasa followed by John McCann (literally) gave Brand ALL power up to, I believe $250k - WHY??????? How will these schools be paid for? Using what monies? We do not have enough money to build these new schools, check the balances for yourself.
We have been abandoned, and at the end of the day, Ed Brand will get into his big truck and tell Siri 'take me home' - their accounts are empty and now my retirement is fully funded. As he looks in his rear view mirror seeing the South Bay disappear from sight I can almost hear the words - SUCKERS!!!!!!!
How did we let it get this bad?
There are several very serious problems with the school district borrowing money from the Mello-Roos Funds.
School over-crowding. These funds were intended to be spent on school infrastructure, capital construction, and certain types of ongoing maintenance. Because SUHSD has chosen these funds as a lending source, the incentive to build any new school in the Otay Ranch/Eastlake area is non-existant. At a parent meeting held at ELH several months ago, Rick Knott said the Mello-Roos Funds held approx. $160,000,000.00 (160 million). The cost of a sorely needed new high school would cost $125-$135 million, leaving an approximate balance of $25-35 million. $25-$35 million is just not enough to cover the costs of the day to day needs of SUHSD. The convenience of having a "borrowing pool" of money outweighs the needs of an overcrowed community.
Rick Knott, at that same meeting said that the current Mello-Roos funds were currently being invested and earning approximately 0.5% interest. He also said when the district borrows money from the M-R Funds they pay interest on the money borrowed. The rate of interest is also in the 0.5 to 0.6% rate. However, any delays in construction on the sorely needed high school are raising the total costs of the construction at a % rate far in excess of the 0.5% this money is currently earning. The construction costs of this high school NOW will be significantly lower than any meager interest we would earn on the investment in a financial instution or loan to SUHSD. What this tells us it that there will be MORE money in the M-R Funds five years from now if we move forward on this construction sooner rather than later.
The ready availability of the M-R funds are fueling a sense of monetary largess at SUHSD. Decisions that would have never been made had these funds not been available as a borrowing pool are continuing to be made at an alarming rate, with no thought to the consequences. Does anyone really think SUHSD would have bought all those iPads if M-R funds weren't there to be tapped? I use the iPads only as a single example, there are far too many others to list in my reply. The point is, these iPads were at the expense of not just the M-R monies, but also contributes to the overcrowding at all the schools in the east portion of the district.
Jay Allen Sanford 10:15 a.m., Dec. 11
Matt Potter 9:45 a.m., Dec. 11
Brandon Hernández 9 a.m., Dec. 11
Don Bauder 8:30 a.m., Dec. 11
Matt Potter 8:15 a.m., Dec. 11
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