I'm guessing Todd Gloria was clued in early. He has taken such a hard right turn since his ( unopposed) reelection. Have to make the business community think you are someone that can be dealt with most of the time, and endless dwelling on the failed Jacobs plan to pay back the donations that you really didn't even have to ask for. Just wondering if the Republican private eye operatives found something on Donna instead of Filner. Sounds crazy, but it's almost like she is being blackmailed or something.
I'm surprised you didn't include some sort of anti-Obama tirade in that.
Ed Brand's firing of Nancy Stubbs was the lowest, most vile thing that one person could do to another. If anybody has SUHSD blood in their veins, it is Nancy. Brand fired her because he believed she was one of the leaks during Gandara's term. Oh, how wrong Brand was (and is). He has no clue as to all the people who spy on him, but she was never one of them. Time for him to go. Go far, far away.
The unions wanted Gandara out too. By your logic he must have been doing something right. Really?
They wait until all the teachers are out on two weeks vacation and then they have their meeting and do whatever they want to do. WHY NOT have a new superintendent who is from Sweetwater FOR A CHANGE? Why pay for their family to move here, their house to live here, their various expenditures for relocating? Why pay all that when we have people in our area, in our district, who have been great for Sweetwater throughout their career and DESERVE a promotion to this level? Why go SEARCHING for a newbie who will start the FLEECING the minute they get settled? Brand never lived in our district. Gandara started spending our money right after the first interview. There are GREAT candidates who already have a home in the area, so we don't have to find them a two-million dollar home to live in and pay their moving costs and exorbitant rental costs while they find ways to get more Sweetwater money. A Sweetwater Local already KNOWS what we have been through, and would run the district FAIRLY. WHY do we have to put our trust in UNTRUSTWORTHY TRUSTEES to hire another MONEY-GRABBER from out-of-town? BAG THIS BOARD!! WE WANT TO VOTE ON WHO BECOMES THE NEXT SUPERINTENDENT. They just want a newbie so they can pull the wool over his eyes and start with business as usual FLEECING or STEALING funds that are meant to educate these wonderful South Bay kids. Time for the tables to start turning in Sweetwater WE ARE THE BEST, that is why we care so much. The people coming to the meetings and commenting here are the BEST people Sweetwater HAS. They tried to call us "disgruntled employees" but WE ARE THE BACKBONE OF SWEETWATER, AND WE ARE TIRED OF ALL THIS EXCREMENT. We are a school district, not a profit-making company. WE DON'T need a CEO. We need someone who knows how to get kids educated. That is what TEACHERS do. Overworked, underpaid, unappreciated teachers know how to educate kids. Ayone listening?
he's gone. he's back. no, he's gone. no, he's back...(and repeat)...
Sjtorres: brand needs to go - a jury of their peers will decide the fate of quinones and ricasa.
Let's not forget that Quinones outright lied to the press following the last school board meeting.
...When asked point blank, however, board president Pearl Quiñones said, “No, Brand has not resigned.” (SDReader Sept. 11, 2012)
On Sept 22, bvagency commented:
"... I believe this district can run without a superintendent for 6 to 8 months while a national search is conducted for a new Superintendent..."
He's right. We really don't need an interim, and especially anyone with local political connections that is already receiving a state pension (been there-done that). It is a totally unnecessary step. One thing Brand's quitting did was demonstrate that Sweetwater can operate without a grossly over-compensated CEO.
But wasn't that dated about a week and a half after the resignation was effective?
Crazy dateline: Resignation letter mid-August, effective Sept. 1, public not informed that he had resigned until approximately mid-September. How dishonest can you get?
But--all this had been 'under discussion' with the board since some time in July...why is the paying public the last to know?
Why should or would anyone trust Ed Brand and the majority board of Trustees for Sweetwater? When have they ever lived up to their word or even feigned an interest in following the community's wishes?
Vincent Farnsworth 6:31 p.m., Dec. 4
Don Bauder 5:32 p.m., Dec. 4
Matthew Lickona 5 p.m., Dec. 4
Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 4
Marty Graham 3:30 p.m., Dec. 4
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