Gilbert Schools: Massive Resignations in 2015!

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.  

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Please Stand Up for Michelle Anderson!

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 barneyd@mail.maricopa.gov.

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:

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Attendees at a recent Gilbert School Board Meeting…..Pray

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.  

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