Friday, March 31, 2017

Your vote is your voice! Show up and have your say!


62 comments:

Ward 3 said...

My say is to VOTE NO to Dan Barreiro he is part of the past and after reading the Bigelow in the paper it shows me we can not afford he and his agenda again.

Big signs and mailers mean BIG $$$ and for some reason I have a feeling Bigelow is paying for him

newshound said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-east-aurora-summer-work-st-0405-20170404-story.html

Please resign Laesch said...

John Laesch had a robocall go out to voters blasting Annette. How is this allowable? Is there not any guide of decorum rules for school board members? Thanks for missing yet another board meeting John. Must've been too busy recording the robo call to show your face. You are a terrible board member yourself, look in the mirror before you attack. Or maybe that's your plan, distract people away from your faults and terribleness and attack others. When Annette gets re-elected, then what John? You'll be forced to work with her again. Please resign John, as you've made it abundantly clear EA doesn't matter to you. We need board members who care and work together; not you!

Early voter said...

I understand the need to campaign and help the voters get to know the candidates. But 1-2 daily robo calls. Repeat robo calls from "Sadie" almost daily. Not to mention the expensive large glossy postcards in my mail everyday.
Irvin seems desperate to me. Anyone that wastes that much on a mayoral campaign appears to have to work too hard to convince people he is worthy. Especially, a man who points out he was raised here in Aurora. Reputation, family and friends and his standing in the community should have done most of his talking for him. Why does he keep blowing up my mailbox and phone? I don't want a desperate man as mayor.
I will be happy when today is done.

Another thought said...

Irvin paid for his campaign unlike Guzman who used Weasners Springfield connections. Maybe Irvin really wants it.

Congrats Annette! said...

A BIG Congrats to Annette Johnson! Love her or hate her, she has done great things for the kids of D131 as BOE President including bussing to get our kids to school safely. She has a passion for our schools and our community.

District employee said...

Congratulations Annette Johnson, The Daistrict is better off with you!

Taxpayer 8 said...

What busing are you talking about? The High School or Middle Schools don't have busing yet. It takes the whole board to approve anything not just one board member. I think she got lucky with her name first on the ballot a lot of people that really don't know what is going on always votes for the first person.

newshound said...

New B&G director:

http://www.d131.org/newsDetail.asp?id=4293&guid=

A loyal follower who also retired from EA said...

Txpayer 8

Ms Johnson has vision for our district. We are more than happy that she continued on. She has had many accomplishments as BOE Prez. She may not have these accomplishments on her own but she has leadership and is not afraid to make hard decisions. She also follows to up. EA is better for her. Many accuse her of not being a team player but she attemted to get 2 good people elected who cared about the students. Unfortunately my friend Anna Ismael was not sucessful Barreiro ran on his own and had the Weisner machine helping him. If Johnson was not a team player her taxpayer group could have easily voted for just her and she would have been the top vote getter.

She also said she could have not pushed the busing because it upset some in her taxpayer group but she went ahead anyways. So yes we are better off because of her.

Anna said...

Anna Ishmael did not run with any other people. Her cards were passed out together with Annette's and Bruce's and also with Richard Irvin's. She was a candidate who ran on her own.

newshound said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-new-east-aurora-board-st-0406-20170406-story.html

In the know said...

They all ran their own races. Its just AJ trying to make excuses for why she barely squeaked in. It is nothing based on fact just based on her ego.

Ward 3 said...

Anna really????

Then you should have put out your own cards.

Maybe you lost because you ran with Mr Barreiro. I for did not vote for the both of you. I live near Hometown and with the traffic and overcrowding then to read the Beacon and find out they did not pay the school district. Really??? I went to school board meetings years back when I first got to know Shubert and the HiLite 30. The school should have been paid and you wonder who paid for the big signs Barreiro put up.

I for one would have never supported City employees they put their job first over children.

Taxpayer 8 said...

Annette has a taxpayer group? A bunch of old people that think they shouldn't pay their fair share of taxes? Shame on them if they would only vote for Annette and no one else they like her are self centered. If they don't like what they pay here they should move somewhere else that has lower taxes but they won't find anyplace close by here. Our surrounding Cities who care about children's education don't mind paying for it.

Haven't heard anything about the busing so how can she claim a victory on that.

Taxpayer from 3 said...

Anna

I got a slate with your name, Suberts, and Johnsons on my door. Thats shows you ran with them. Don't lie.

The sad part is everyone from Ward 1 that ran got elected. It shows our community will not come out and vote. I had good friends in both the Guzman and Irvin campaign and none of them campaigned in our area. Ward 1 was better City services because they vote.

Taxpayer1 said...

Maybe people like Rayanne Carlson who have kids in the school should clean up their rat trap neighborhoods and pay rheir fair share of taxes. Maybe they should move. Ishmael had her name on the 'concerned taxpayer' sample ballot with Johnson and Shubert so don't fool yourself they ran together. Irvin, Schorr and Penne are also names on the sample ballot.

Band parent said...

Taxpayer1, you mention "people like Rayanne Carlson who have kids in the school". One of many reasons I did not vote for Dan Barreiro is that he DIDN'T send his kids to our schools! His kids went to private/parochial schools all the way from kindergarten through high school.

And I did vote for Annette. As a band parent I greatly appreciated her saving our summer band camp last summer after the administration dropped the ball. Others have also mentioned that she actually communicates with people who call her with a question, unlike folks in the central office who let all their phones go to voicemail during the school day. She may be brash and occasionally rude, but she gets things done!

Politico said...

Sample ballots and slates can be created and sent by/to ANYONE. They mean absolutely nothing.

Busing said...

Annette does follow up. I live in Hometown and regret moving here. Recently I became involved with the schools after having step children move in from Texas. I did not realize they had no buses annd upon calling Annette she explained in detail the bus story. She said the new people running the district are studying how to get children to school and maybe shuttle buses would be an option. I still follwed up an spoke at a board meeting. She came up to me and said they are working on it. One month ago she followed up that we would get busing. I really did not expect a followup. She does answer and that is all we can expect

Band Fan said...

I went to the band part of the Fine Art Fest yesterday and it was very good. I am happy they clearrly announced the band camps and music opportunites for parents in both English and Spanish. Over 600 kids strong what a improvement over years back. They are supporting music and it shows. Mr Kaisetshot and others before him never had that type of support.


I was not happy to see Mr Barreiro get back on the board but hopefully with better board members he will not bankrupt the district again.

Simmons Sucks said...

We at Simmons can also add ourselves to the list of Annette Johnson follows up. Recently we complained directly to her and already we have a meeting with top administration from the SSC. It has been years since issues have been addressed and our only mistake was we drank the Eric Stade Koolaid about Johnson. Last year we made the mistake of going to John Laesch and retaliation happened shortly after the meeting he had with individuals. This year we will have a chance to sit down and without Glotzbach there is an opportunity for real dialog.

Simmons Sucks said...

Good day at Simmons today. Many of us had the opportunity to meet without administration present and discuss problems. Hopefully after hearing the same stories over an over again SSC administration will act. We only wish we would have contacted Ms Johnson sooner. Prehaps we would be in the same place Waldo is in. They listened and seemed to care.

newshound said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-impact-fees-st-0413-20170413-story.html

newshound said...

Here's a link to 17 pages of recent articles about our district:

https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=40392149

Fed Up said...

What the He!! We can't afford to pay teachers a fair salary or hire enough teachers so we don't have class sizes of 40-50+ students but apparently we can afford to hire more than a million dollars in new administrative positions. I wonder if the Stone Gate crowd will be as vocal about this as they were about teacher raises? Or will they just keep supporting Annette no matter what.

Ward 10 said...

Fed up your salaries averaged 8 to 12% and your proformace is one of the lowest preforming school districts in the State. We will also study the poor attendance of staff at EA as they get ready to hand you another undeserved raise. We fully understand that teachers do not live in Aurora and Mr Shubert was supported by our community. We also support Annettes strong position on taxes but do not support her generousity to the teachers union.

If you are fed up leave.

Fed Up said...

To Ward 10
An 8% raise is a slap in the face when you would need a 50% raise just to equal the salaries of the teachers in West Aurora and Indian Prairie are making. As for leaving? I do watch 25-50% of our teachers leave every year. Here's a hint, they are our best and brightest who leave for easier jobs with much better pay.

It's amazing that you don't have any issue with the overbloated, overpaid administrators who just get in the way of teaching and learning. How many millions do we pay in an oversized administration and bureaucracy that does not teach a single class or child?

How much could we cut taxes if we could reign in all the levels of administration? Building level, district level, county level, state level, federal level. There are over 3600 jobs at the federal department of education alone. That's 3600 people collecting salaries that nevee teach a thing.

It's amazing to me. When did administration become the savior and teachers become the enemy? When did corporations become good and people the evil? How much PR did it take to get people like you spewing your venom at the very people who take care of our children instead of those who have cost us billions?

Reality Check said...

Those administrative hires are necessary for the district. It is not a knock against the teachers or trying to raise anybody's taxes. In the end it will help our district. Why is everything on this blog trying to bash everyone and anything? You know what is going to raise your taxes and keep up the low performance at D131? It is the constant bashing of people who are trying to make a difference in D131. So that they leave or get fed up and incompetent people or ones whose best interest is not D131 take over (like in the past). It will be the good teachers, admin, and families that will not come, stay or move here because of this blog or fair pay or programs. Hires like the ones being made are common place in other districts all over the country. D131 do not listen to all the naysayers you are make great choices!

Fed up with fed up said...

Fed up is a teacher who is not working today. On Fridays better than 15% of the staff is missing costing the district millions in sub pay. Blue Monday is another day for our teachers who miss only work part time. The district deduct all the days missing and cut sick days out.

Get a life said...

Please read the Curriculum meeting minute notes from Nov 2016. It shows a long discussion on class sizes with many classes only having 17 students. There is no memtion of class sizes at 40 to 50. The report has an attachment by building. Class sizes in PE had higher numbers of over 30 but as we all know a good majority of students do not dress for PE. The HS report shows higher numbers in the high twenties to low thirties but the HS is being expanded. It show Fed Up is attempting to create problems that are not existent.

Ahh Springtime in East Aurora said...

To Get a Life

You are talking about average class sizes. Many of our classes are SPED classes. They have small numbers of students. I've even seen "classes" with one student and two adults, the teacher and the aide. It is simple math, our classes average 25-30 students, which means for every class under 30 there is a class over thirty.

Go check out the high school gym classes that have 50-60 students in a class and two or three classes in one gym. It's not uncommon to find 150-200 kids having gym at the same time in one gymnasium (yes that would be 200 kids sharing six baskets). Unlike in the past, students don't have to dress for gym to pass or play (administrative decision). In fact the majority never dress.

It's not just gym. In middle school the students can have five F's and three D-'s and not even be required to go to summer school (another administrative decision). This doesn't include the arm twisting the administration puts on teachers to just pass the kids in the first place. It doesn't matter if they deserve to pass or not. Have you ever wondered how students can get to middle or high school and still read at a first grade level?

People in this community want to put all the blame on the teachers but the fact is, the teachers don't make the educational decisions for our students. The administration does. The teachers follow orders or administration goes after them. So when I hear that they want to hire a whole slew of new overpaid administrators, yes I have serious reservations.

Admin is the problem said...

Administration is the problem. You should see the discipline (or lack thereof) at the high school. There are kids just wandering the halls and the neighborhood all day long. When teachers try to do the right thing they are harassed and the kids walk Scott free.

Kids truant, look the other way. Kids fighting, look the other way. Kids with drugs, look the other way. A teacher gets hit, oh well but let an admin or cop get touched and the kids expelled.

The teachers and staff can't even see the referrals any more when they are written. The admin stated the computer system won't allow it. The truth is, the admin doesn't want any record of their lack of action.

So the admin doesn't allow students to be held accountable for their behavior or academics but of course it's all the teachers fault and the only solution is to hire more admin.

Someone is blowing smoke said...

Ahh Springtime sounds like someone who actually works in the schools. I have volunteered in the schools and I have seen large classes. Most recently at the elementary level. Then if a teacher is ill and there are no subs, they split up a class of 30 and add it to other classes for the day. I have helped with some of the students who need help reading. By 2nd grade some are already very far behind, yet continue to be promoted.
No wonder the grad rates are low. Fix the problems early on by holding these children back. Don't try to catch them up at the jr. and high school level. I am not an educator, but this is elementary logic.

TOMCAT Supporter said...

What happened with NJROTC? I heard that a student was assaulted?

Class sizes said...

They cant find enough Subs because teachers in EA miss so many days. There are many bad teachers in our district and it makes it difficult for the ones that work hard. However administration should be requirred to sub a couple a times a year so they can see the problems with student displine we face every day.

Pennywise the Clown said...

The problem is the 25-50% turnover every year. When you know you are our the door at the end of the year, you have a choice with your sick days, use them or lose them.

Maybe if they ever fix the salary schedule and start retaining their best teachers, we can eliminate the enormous need for subs. It's also a great strain on our good teachers who show up all the time as they are the ones who are always getting called to cover classes due to the lack of subs.

Unfortunately, the leadership in this district has always been shortsighted. They are penny wise and dollar foolish. They save money on teacher salaries and pay it out on subs. They save some money by not making needed repairs which create health hazards and pay millions more for health insurance because so many staff are sick.

We purchased the land for the high cheap years ago because it is on s flood plain and the soil is so poor and have paid millions more everytime we have a construction project. At Simmons, there are tunnels underneath for utilities, plumbing etc. when it was being built, somebody decided to save a few bucks by half filling the tunnels with the leftover clay fill. Now everytime there is utility work to be done there, it costs ten times the amount because the workers have to crawl to get to everything.

Even now, we should be building a second high school but it's cheaper to just cram another thousand kids into one of the most populated high schools in the state. When they are done, the capacity will now be 5000 students. In comparison, the Indian Prairie high schools are physically much larger and on much bigger plots of land and each have about 2500 students.

I wish for once our school board and admin would have the students and staffs interests put first.

If only said...

Excellent idea, admin subbing!
Including principals at other schools besides their own and all those at 5th Street offices.
From your post to the boards ears.

newshound said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-east-aurora-busing-vote-st-0419-20170418-story.html

Hope said...

Penny wise, I am wishing with you!

Fact check said...

The turnover last year was only 9% because of the new contract. You do not lose your sick days you bank them and are able to bank 2 years worth and retire early. Most teachers are shortsighted it is a benefit to retire young and enjoy life.

Woe is me now pay me more said...

The sick truth is we have beyond a lot of dead weight teachers who have long ago cashed it in demanding now to be paid the wages of successful districts. You know the districts they can't get jobs at. Fact check is right, turnover rates were lower because of the contract. The cowherd bullies are terrible for the union and district. Loretta holy admits she doesn't use any new curriculum in meetings with admin, yet wants more money. Get ready for school board meetings next year where she signs up to speaks and cries fake tears, or mean mugs school board members after yelling pay our trs. Then we've got mr know it all the great googler Tony Garcia, who falls asleep at school board Committee meetings, and his band was the only one not performing at the band booster breakfast, but he needs more money because he's so great. Then we have Gerry Tony's puppet. Has Gerry even read the contract?! Frivilous grievance after frivilous grievance is filed because he does not understand the contract nor how the grievance process works. They've been taking your dues to build a war chest for some hot shot lawyer to be in all negotiations. I hope it's the one they wanted last year who I believe was a divorce attorney. Can't wait til that money runs out. If the district was smart it would simply drag out negotiations until the union couldn't afford a lawyer anymore. Some people got over a 25% raise in the last contract and that's still not enough for these blowhards. Keep in mind our state report card numbers are not improving and there is a large contingent who have been taxed to death already. Please take note that the loudest ones demanding more money tend to be the worst teachers and staff. Can't wait for the cowherd bullies to not negotiate start times for next year and cost the district 500k or more because of their ignorance. 500k that could go to raises they demand even though nobody is gonna give them the 15k and 20% they want or think they deserve. To the sane teachers reading this, start saving your money. Tony is blood thirsty and didn't get his strike last time this time he will stop at nothing to get it!

Annette's Web said...

The only reason the bussing issue is complicated is because Annette Johnson and Sara Imthurn sat in back rooms and signed 37 MOU's Memorandum of understanding during the last contract. That was 37 times that the teachers and staff were screwed by back room deals between Annette and Sara. They did not inform the staff that changes to the contract were being made.

When the staff found out the crap that was happening, they voted nearly unanimously to change the union constitution forbidding any MOU's. The only way to address any changes to the contract including the bussing issue now is to open up contract negotiations and have the entire staff vote on the new contract. The union leaderships hands are tied.

This was also complicated because Annette demanded the extra year on the current teacher contract. In the original negotiations and contract offers, we would have begun negotiations already but Annette demanded in the eleventh hour an additional year be added to the contract. I'm sure she wanted to have negotiations running during union elections.

As with everything in this district, when you get to the center of the web, you find Annette Johnson.

As for a possible lawyer, I'm all for it. It's been a shame that the teachers have been paying the AFT millions of dollars for years and the AFT has refused to provide any legal support to our members. In reality, the AFT has provided almost no support whatsoever.

Another view said...

Teachers look the MOUs that twhey speak of were only three which had little to no impact on teachers. The fact is they centeredaround PLC time and Joan Glotzbach signed them . They also had a MOU signed for evaluations because of ISBE.

Reality is Tony and company got our dues doubled to pay for Tonys friend to become our lawyer. I dont recall they had a vote on that. They voliated our rights because be did not vote on taking additional money out of the contract.

Loretta has already been bad mouthing the busing telling everyone we only have busing because Annette Johnson does not want to give us a raise. Loretta hates children and bluto aka Tony Garcia her puppet hates the world.

In the end most of us now earn what other districts earn and we will not vote for a strike. The teachers who by first glance are underpaid have checked it out years ago because nobody would hire them.

It is our fault for letting them hijack our union and raising our dues without a vote.

The Real Facts said...

To:Another View

That view is apparently very distorted. This is a union not administration. No financial changes or contractual changes are made without a vote. The decision to raise dues $1.25-$2.50 a paycheck was made at a meeting of all the building representatives. They voted unanimously to hire an attorney and there has been a search going on for months to find an excellent one.

If you really knew your history, you would know that it was a letter sent out by Sara last year during negotiations that upset the union membership. She sent a note that stated "after consulting with the boards attorney..." this is what we must do. When our membership realized that we were using the boards attorney for legal advice, they went ballistic. The building reps heard their members and demanded that we hire an attorney for the next negotiation cycle.

Another view is apparently somebody who would benefit from dissention in the union. Don't let them divide you.

Woe is me is WRONG said...

"Woe is me", Tony Garcia's band (Cowherd) was NOT the only band not playing for the breakfast! Waldo band didn't play either, nor did the elementary bands. And really, why should they when that breakfast was a fundraiser for the high school band program only?? Since 2009 the Band Boosters have been only high school with no benefit whatsoever to middle school or elementary programs.

Screwed again said...

The problem with our union is support staff and secretaries are part of it. They get the same as we do but because they are hourly their wages went up faster. The district constantly points to this since other districts including West 129 pay far less.

Dont get me started on the new teachers or lessor degree teachers they are all paid to scale and because we have so many it is a larger percent.

A attempt was made last year to fix our schedule but that is not good enough nor will it ever be because the district had to give more to the other groups.

We did have a good contract last time and after working without a contract for a year it is understandable that the district added another year.

I am concerned Tony/Loretta/Gerry are so shortsighted all they talk about is a strike and arbitration. If the district is smart they will let it go to arbitration and you heard it hear first we will get nothing because the arbitration board only give a percentage and who will gain teachers with a BA degree, secretaries and support staff.

Agreed said...

I believe mr I'm the greatest teacher in the world now pay me Tony Garcia is around year 25 with a masters. He went from 70k last year of the last contract to 80k this year, and 82k next year. 12000 over 3 years and he believes he can personally do better and a strike or arbitration will cure all wounds. He's the Donald trump of our union. Nobody knows contracts like him and only he can solve it......altho with the help of an arbitrator.

The worst part about the cowherd gang said...

Is that they are being duped by John I just want to watch the world burn Laesch. John is not up to any good and will get our union nowhere. Word is he is helping king crespo try to save his job wanting to foia all emails from admin on him or about him. The king is the most unqualified admin we've maybe ever had and John lasech is fighting for him simply bc the king illegally persuaded kids to vote for Bernie and helped them register to vote. John is in all of this for his own political gain. He's a user. He uses people to get what he want then disposes of them. The real question is is how much longer Johns daddy is gonna front his failed political career?!? John has no job no money no nothing. He's pretending like he cares again to try to win over Bruce Schubert to vote for dimwit Darby for president, who checks his cell phone for talking points probably for texts from his gf for talking points and what questions to ask in order to appear smart. Does everyone know Darby applied for the head of B &G?!? Laesch spoke out about the new admin positions then voted for all but one of them. Just shut up John. I can't believe there are no decorum rules for school board members on attendance, blackmailing fellow board members and robo calling against fellow members with false and negative info. And to think the cowherd gang thinks John is alright and will help them. It's an embarrassment on all fronts. It's a shame Jennifer gentile didn't run for union president, she actually knows what she's doing unlike those 3 blowhards.

EA Teacher said...

You sound suspiciously like Matt Hanley and his teacher bashing. The reason scores are low is that literacy is low in the east side community. Parents are illiterate and do not read to children when they are young; the largest predictor for future literacy. We have social, economic and political problems unheard of in "successful" districts. We get children at the high school with second grade reading levels. You need to be at a 9th grade level to take the Waubonsee Community College admissions test. The real crime is that the district does not do enough for these struggling readers and writers; there should be programs put in place in elementary schools for children who cannot decode and are disfluent. So to your assertion that it is the teacher's fault for this mess; wait until you actually deal with these problems and lack of resources and then go spouting your ill-informed baseless accusations. It would be quite easy to be in a district where the students come in with grade-level reading and writing skills- since I am not and have access to my district's reading and writing scores, I know where the real problem lies. Since it is easy to blame and burden the teachers with every problem the district historically has had, go ahead and pile on. I am lucky to work with the talented and resourceful teachers who valiantly and creatively teach kids with low skill levels and many social and behavioral deficits. Here's a dollar- buy a clue.

I am a witness said...

Amen to the EA Teacher! All the EA Teachers!

Band booster said...

I feel sorry for the kids from Cowherd who have Garcia as a teacher. They come ill prepared to play at EAHS and most drop out of the band program because Simmons, Magnet and Waldo are so far advanced.

Just shaking my head said...

To the false band booster. This is an example of why this blog is absolutely ridiculous. The Cowherd band program has flourished in the last few years. There used to be 40 kids in the band program, now there's like 200. Garcia was voted by the teachers and administration who know him best as district teacher of the year last because of his dedication and hard work to our children. The high school band has gone from 130 members to almost 300 in the years since he took over at Cowherd but if you were to only read this blog, you would believe he is one of the worst teachers in the entire world. Why because he is union leadership? All I can say is that there is a special place in He!! for people who would attempt to destroy others all to save a few bucks on their tax bill. How pathetic.

Nat Sass said...

Yes, there are problems in the district but teacher pay is not one of them. When one adds in the pension and the age at which they can be collected as you must to show total compensation, teachers are just one category of government workers that are grossly overpaid. I had hoped for a strike last time and look forward to one in the next round of negotiations if the morons in charge of the union push for that. Let's face it. It will only affect 50% of the kids as most don't show up anyhow. So, what is the big deal.
Look the illegal immigrants of today are not the legal immigrants of the turn of the 20th century. The ones who came in the 1900's wanted to come here to better themselves and worked to assimilate into the US society. Today, the illegal immigrants just want to leave the failed states of Central America, South America and Mexico. Those nations have nothing left to hand out so they turn to the US for the hand out. They are not here to assimilate nor do they give a turd to even try.

I have never understood why teachers are not crying and demanding that this English as a second language be stopped immediately. Take a year and teach them nothing but English. Have some balls and start doing what needs to be done!!!!!

Ralph Padron said...

FOIA REQUEST
Date: April 25 2017
Subject: Applications, Pay History
Time Line: School Years 2015 2016 2017

Request the following

Re: Kenneth Darby
1 Applications for any Bldg & Grounds position
2 Resume
3 Job Description & Qualifications
4 Emails from/to Ken Darby related to the above positions

Re: Diane Thomas
1 Contracts past 3 years
2 Documents designating her to a 12 month contract
3 Salary History

Thank you
Ralph

Seems like this may be a distraction for the elections for school board positions said...

I am not in the gossip loop, so Mr. Pardon can you please tell me why you have initiated these FOIAs?

Great news! said...

The Greater Good charter school withdrew their appeal. They will NOT be setting up a charter school in Aurora anytime soon!

Update said...

Greater Good withdrew but we will be back. The charter commission sited time and program development. This is considering that we had no help from the school district. We will redo our application and the Charter Commission stated EA needs programs like this. The union, board and administration just care about taking care of their own. Thanks, John Laesch for being the only opened minded board member along with AAMOU for listening to us. We will have a charter school not just this year !

Charter school said...

The East Aurora COMMUNITY does not want a charter school! Parents, teachers, administrators, and board members overwhelmingly spoke out against it. What part of NO don't you understand??

Dictionary said...

It's not a good look when you are advocating to establish a school, yet don't know the difference between "sited" and "cited".


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From the horses mouth said...

And we see John Laesch's true colors.......someone close to the charter school sending their personal thanks to John. And our cowherd gang of blowhards are wrapped around John's pinky. Unbelievable! John is a no good fire starter. He just likes to watch the world burn. But Gerry, Tony and Loretta keep on listening to him. I hope and pray John doesn't win over Schubert to elect Darby president. We will all be sold down the river by Laesch if Darby becomes president. Darby is not smart enough to know and understand Laesch. Darby just wants the power, Laesch wants a puppet.

And to Greater Good - please tell us how you want to be an alternative school targeting drop outs but want to start with 50 freshman?!? Why not start with 50 5th year seniors if you want to be an alternative school. Let's just look to Chicago to the failed charter school project. Let's keep charters out of Aurora!!

Poo Poo said...

Ralph should tell us how much he and his wife saved with reduced rate insurance over the decade. How he has become the spokesman for integrity and transparency is a joke; he and trick Dick Leonard . Darby is like little boy blue compared to those two. If you don't care for Darby and Laesch talk to the Stonegaters.