Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Another reader offers comments on R-8 situation and C. J. Huff
Much like our host, I have some thoughts regarding R-8 land and some of the recent comments/posts on this blog.
THOSE WHO CRITICIZE POSTING AS ANONYMOUS:
You must understand that if ANYONE in Huff’s clan even thinks that you do not agree with whatever His Highness Huff (HHH) has mandated then you will not just lose your job. Your life will become a miserable, living hell. In addition, if you try to leave HHH’s land of R8, you will find yourself unable to get a job. They want to control you. If you try to break away from that, they will do all they can to destroy you.
Your comments about the school board becoming political are wrong only because you think that’s a new thing. You have been playing politics all along and your recent actions have proven that fact. Now, go enjoy your newly found free time.
You allowed people who were not only your employees but also your friends to be treated like dirt. I hope you spend your new free time reflecting on the horrible things you allowed to happen to people in R-8 land.
I think your actions have caused more divisiveness than any other person’s on the board. You have shown that you are NOT working for the taxpayers, teachers or children. You are obviously working for CART and all those other people who think they’re better than the rest of us.
Thank you for working so hard in such a short and intense time. Thank you for working to make things right, clear and open. Good luck.
Keep asking the right questions and checking to see what is, or could be, wrong. Thank you for bringing an elementary perspective to the board and the knowledge that comes from elementary experience.
You also keep asking questions. Any time you do that, you’re getting answers for us, the voters. Thank you. Keep it up.
FUTURE BOARD MEMBERS
Please don’t be a part of the corruption that has taken over in this town! Please truly listen to all the information, ask questions and don’t worry about putting on a show.
Listen to the people. We aren’t as dumb as you might think. I know many of us are really irritated that you have decided that you need to do this. Please be sure that you are listening to the voters. We aren’t so stupid that we don’t know when there is something amiss. You will be much better off being transparent and listening to the voters.
LOVERS OF HHH
I hope you are all ready to see and admit that you’re wrong, show some class and help us move out of this mess and truly take care of our kids. If you happen to be part of HHH’s clan, prep those resumes. Yes, I’m referring to Tina Smith, Jennifer Doshier, Sarah Stevens, Jason Cravens, the “coaches” and the principals like Terri Hart, Bret Ingle, Sarah Mwangi, Karen Secrist, Cathy McCombs, Dawn Mertens and the many others who got their jobs being worshipers of HHH. However, don’t expect to get very far since your latest job is a farce that’s built upon very little experience and a house of cards.
LOVERS OF DR. SIMPSON
This man was not an outstanding educator. I don’t think he had any personal agendas, but he also was a business man who treated education as a product, not a people business. This man came in and changed how things were happening with the goal being raising scores. His clan members also liked to spy and tattle. Unless Besendorfer was involved, Simpson wasn’t interested in destroying lives. He just wanted numbers. Without cheating, (that he knew of) but numbers. He did use those numbers to embarrass and belittle.
RANDY TURNER HATERS
The man is not perfect, but he also is NOT a crook or a pervert. He is a harmless former teacher who has been falsely accused of horrendous things. Be glad that he is willing to investigate and find the truth.
HHH’S EXTENDED CONTRACT AND “RETIREMENT”
That looked fishy to begin with. Now we know that it was a way to guarantee that HHH would have a paycheck no matter what might happen.
How in the world can HHH retire? How does he have the years of service to make 80? Why in heavens name does he need to be an advisor or anything else?
HHH’s CUSHY DEAL
This part is what I find most disgusting. HHH certainly hasn’t earned any of the money he’s received and I’d bet money that he won’t earn the rest of the money he’s stealing from the district.
It would have been better if HHH had been put on a PIP and forced to actually work.
CHOOSING A SUPERINTENDENT FROM R-8 LAND
Some have suggested that the board should hire someone as an interim superintendent from within the district. There may be people who have the certification for being superintendent but I can only think of one who would actually come in and be an honest person interested in helping the district and NOT doing anything for personal gain. That’s Steve Gilbreth at South Middle School. THAT man is truly for the kids.
Let's move on and get things cleaned up. It won't happen with any remnants of HHH.