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Archive for May 2009

Next Board Meeting — Thursday, June 4

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Written by scusdobserver

May 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting – Thursday, May 28

To finalize the Superintendent “Profile”
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Written by scusdobserver

May 27, 2009 at 11:27 pm

SCUSD Superintendent survey

The due date for input has been extended to Monday, May 25, 2009.
Let your voice be heard.

Follow this link to fill out the survey.

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Written by scusdobserver

May 22, 2009 at 4:43 pm

A stinking, rotten mess

Ah, the squirming begins yet again. Kevin Johnson’s spokesperson, Steve Maviglio will try to convince us that Rick Maya’s allusion to obstruction of justice charges are just a simple technology goof. Gerald Walpin, the Inspector General, is a rogue character and the SCUSD administration says everything is in order, nothing to see here folks…but the wallpaper is peeling and underneath lies a stinking, rotten mess.

New charges could undermine St. HOPE settlement

Sacramento City Unified School District officials said they will continue to monitor the St. HOPE Public Schools situation but noted that most of the concerns cited in Maya’s letter involve the charter schools’ relationship with St. HOPE Academy, which is a private nonprofit not under their control.

The district authorizes the charters that allow St. HOPE to run Sacramento Charter High School and PS7 Elementary School. The charter schools pay rent to the school district for two campuses.

“Our main point is looking at the fiscal solvency,” said district Interim Superintendent Susan Miller. “They’ve met their timelines, so we don’t believe that will be a problem.”


At tonight’s board meeting
presumably Deputy Superintendent Tom Barentson will present St. Hope charter school’s quarterly report and a discussion about facilities will ensue among SCUSD board members.
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Written by scusdobserver

May 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm

St. Hope in meltdown mode?

Updated 1:19 p.m
Inspector General urges grand jury probe

READ: Special Report to Congress from the Office of the Inspector General concerning St. Hope’s misuse of federal funds.

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The Sacramento Bee, through the Freedom of Information Act, has obtained former St. Hope CEO Rick Maya’s resignation letter from the charter school’s board of directors. Submitted last month, Maya’s letter (along with three other board members’ resignations) reveals further criminal activity on the part of Sacramento’s mayor and his henchmen.

New allegations of obstruction of justice, serious fiscal insolvency, violation of the Brown Act, secretive back-room dealings and abuse of authority surface with Mr. Maya’s letter.

The SCUSD Board of Trustees must immediately demand some answers to the questions Maya’s letter raises. What is the vulnerable district’s legal culpability in the fiasco that is St. Hope? The time is long past due to sever ties to this failed experiment which is so obviously in meltdown mode.
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Written by scusdobserver

May 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm

SCUSD to hold open forum Thursday for public input on superintendent search

Thursday, May 21
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Serna Center Washington Conference Room, 5735 47th Ave.
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Thursday, May 21
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Genesis High School Multipurpose Room, 5601 47th Ave.

More Information

If you can’t attend the meeting, you can submit your comments by following this link.

Written by scusdobserver

May 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Statewide Special Election – Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
More information
Read the propositions

Written by scusdobserver

May 19, 2009 at 1:47 am

Posted in Special Election