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Dear Gilbert Neighbors, News from GPS Candidates Dawn Brimhall and Ron Bellus: Dawn Brimhall for GPS Governing Board~ "The more I look, the more confused I am by the ZBB (Zero Based Budget) committee’s suggestion that the Renaissance software be the firstRead more
An Open Letter to the Voters in the Gilbert Public School District: As a member of the Gilbert Town Council, I join with other current and former elected officials who fully endorse Ron Bellus for the Gilbert School Board. WeRead more
Last year, the media and Gilbert Education Association shouted from the rooftops: "Teachers are fleeing Gilbert Schools, and it’s all the fault of the Conservative Board"!
This year, after ginning up Gilbert voters, they got rid of those evil, fiscally responsible Conservatives and replaced them with for-the-public-good Leftists. The result? There are way more resignations. What do we hear from the media and union? Silence.
Except for one thing. Now they are shouting from the rooftops: "We need to pass an override! Yes, that’s it. We NEED MORE MONEY"!
The problem is this. Even when GPS has the money, the big-important-highly-paid Grand Poobahs don’t reward their teachers.Read more
By the time you read this, the Gilbert School Board may have already voted on whether or not to include certain books on the reading list for K-12. However, if you missed weighing in this time, there will be many more opportunities. Issues relating to the deterioration of virtue and morality in the public schools crop up on a regular basis.
Ms. Michelle Anderson ran an excellent campaign for Higley School board. She lost by only 93 votes. With the recent resignation of board member Denise Standage, one would think that Ms. Anderson would be the most likely person to fill the position. However, Higley’s Superintendent Dr. Birdwell and Board President Venessa Whitener ignored her and submitted three other names to the Maricopa County School Superintendent Don Covey for consideration.
Please read Ms. Anderson’s statement below, and then send an email to Dr. Covey and copy Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney, asking that Ms. Anderson be chosen. Here are their email addresses: Don.Covey@mcesa.maricopa.gov and email@example.com.
Superintendent Covey is not required to select one of the three names submitted. The next step as far as the County is concerned is to hold a Nominee Seminar as a kind of combination training and job interview. Superintendent Covey has to choose the new Board member within a week after the Nominating Seminar.
Superintendent Covey will be inclined to pick from Dr. Birdwell’s list. The only way it will turn out differently is if voters let their voices be heard!
Here is a statement from Ms. Anderson:Read more
Planned Parenthood of Arizona recently sent out an "Action" alert email calling the redacting of certain pages of a Gilbert Schools biology textbook "censorship." They also referred to abortion as "birth control." In fact, they consider nudity a more seriousRead more
This November 4, we will find out what Gilbert residents are made of. For you see, in the age of information, ignorance is a choice. Guess who’s getting involved in making sure that Jill Humpherys gets re-elected, and thatRead more
Last Tuesday, October 28, three Gilbert School Board members voted to redact certain passages from a required biology textbook that discusses an abortion method to terminate pregnancy. Prior to the meeting, Ms. Christine Accurso, a pro-life Gilbert resident, alerted theRead more
What you are about to see is members of the Gilbert community join together in prayer. Their ability to do this, even before a school board meeting, was fought for 14 years. None of the previous school board members had the courage to take a stand. It took a board majority of three people to brave the intimidation and do what they believed reflected the traditional values of Gilbert residents. Those board members include Board President Staci Burk, and board members Julie Smith and Daryl Colvin.Read more