Sunday, January 11, 2009

BISD, HECTOR GONZALES AND ART RENDON COVER FOR SANCTIONED LEAD LICENSED SPECIALIST IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY

(Editor’s note: This is the second of two posts today. The first has waited long enough to get posted. It will hold it no longer. It seems BISD will be in the news for a while.)

What the following report shows is, BISD, Hector Gonzales and Art Rendon are covering for the sanctioned Lead Licensed Special in School Psychology Dr. Roman Garcia de Alba. The story also shows that one of the three BISD licensed specialists who Rendon claims was deficient in his work was cleared by the same committee which sanctioned Rendon’s higher, Dr. Roman Garcia de Alba.

In law, Affidavits are insufficient unless they contain allegations that are direct and unequivocal and perjury can be assigned upon them. Brownlee v. Brownlee, 665 S.W.2d 111 (Tex.1984). Rendon’s so called affidavit is replete with conclusory statements and statements like "it is suspected." What is funny is, he then claims the so called incompetent psychologists were exposing BISD to problems because in their reports they used conclusory statements.

As to these failed psychologists he claims "this resulted in gross negligence of the needs of the children." He never names them. At the time he signed this statement he knew at least on of the three had been cleared of wrongdoing in October by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. He also knew his boy, Dr. Roman Garcia de Alba, who he is defending was sanctioned for unethical conduct by the same committee which in October cleared the psychologist Rendon claims to be "grossly negligent in his duties."

Rendon cannot be held accountable for his misleading statements because Art Rendoon was sworn and not Art Rendon. In law it is the jurat which matters and not the signature. The certification by the third party is known as the "jurat." See Huckin v. Connor, 928 S.W.2d 180, 183 (Tex.App.--Houston [14th Dist.] 1996, writ denied); Acme Brick, 816 S.W.2d at 441. Without a jurat, a statement is not an "affidavit." See Coastal Cement Sand, 956 S.W.2d at 567; Hall, 911 S.W.2d at 425.

Only Mr. Neece knows if his client’s name was misspelled accidently or on purpose. I have no knowledge one way or the other, and am not making a claim one way or the other. All I know is that conclusory statements and a defective jurat means Mr. Rednon cannot be charged with making a false statement, if any.

Here are the latest facts.

In October 2008, Dr. Roman Garcia de Alba. Lead Licensed Special in School Psychology under Art Rendon, BISD, http://www.bisd.us/special_ser/documents/Org%20Chart4-08.pdf received the following sanctions from the Texas State Board of Examiners.

Complaint: Respondent failed to properly identify himself as a supervisee and
failed to identify his supervisor in public statements.

Sanction: Respondent was assessed an administrative penalty of $1,500.00 and
must obtain six (6) hours of continuing education in ethics.

http://www.tsbep.state.tx.us/documents/NL-Winter2009.pdf

He is tied to UTPA in addition to being employed by BISD.

http://www.utpa.edu/dept/educpsych/garciadealba.pdf

He graduated Texas AM in 2006 with his PhD in School Psychology. A review of his resume will show he has published works with Dr. Terry P. Overton. He does not state the date he became licensed.

Another sanction from October 2008 is tied to Terry P. Overton, Ed.D., Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (McAllen)

Complaint: Respondent provided supervision to a person without adequate
documentation, and did not ensure that the supervisee identified himself as such.

Sanction: Respondent was assessed an administrative penalty of $1,500.00 and
must obtain six (6) hours of continuing education in ethics.

http://www.tsbep.state.tx.us/documents/NL-Winter2009.pdf

Dr. Overton is a professor at UTPA.

http://www.utpa.edu/dept/educpsych/overton.pdf

What is all of this supervision nonsense about?

LSSP, Regular

With more than one year’s experience, none required. During first year of practice as a licensee, must practice under supervision (unless also licensed as a psychologist in Texas). See Board rule
§465.38(4)(iii). Supervision must be sufficient, given the supervisee’s level of competency and experience, to ensure quality of care.

Qualified Supervisor: Supervision of delivery of all school psychological services on behalf of a public school district to a public school student must be provided by an
LSSP with at least three years experience (one of which may have been obtained while under supervision by another qualified supervisor) in a public school district. No
other individual, regardless of training or experience, may provide supervision. See Board rule §465.38(5).

http://www.tsbep.state.tx.us/application-packets/Application-Packet-LSSP.pdf

Independent of the sanction against Mr. Garcia de Alba, under Texas law he was not a qualified Supervisor to supervise newly Licensed School Specialist Psychologists, at the time he was hired. But yet the man who was cleared, with years of experience and a qualified Supervisor under the rule, was not qualified. Does this sound like competent decision-making?

A reasonable mind can conclude from this Art Rendon did in fact move around qualified people and replaced them with unqualified people.

This gets even better. This part is for the insiders so they know what I am waiting for. I am told there is a 47 page report against the man who was cleared. The question is who wrote that report and why did they write the report? As soon as I have confirmation of the author of the report I will release his/her names.

It is time BISD give Art Rendon a proper review under the Open Meetings Act. And then it is time they send him packing. A source of mine is claiming Art will agree to a transfer to any other department so long as he can keep his current pay scale. No, hell no. Also, how in hell is it possible Hector Gonzales still has a job after this cover-up on his part?

Answer:

"We are a body corporate, Lehmann said, addressing Cortez directly. We are a team of eight, sir. We work as a team, but this is conspiracy. If you must pass judgment, then we are all guilty, sir."

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/board_73872___article.html/school_members.html

This entire Board is so compromised, justice is not an option for BISD children.

Next to come are the FERPA violations and who made them. The puppets are about to learn the puppet master is about to save his own butt and cut their strings over a vat of acid.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/reg/ferpa/index.html

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey I was wondering whether anyone has ever sent their kid to take IQ testing, this place apparantly does it. http://www.mmpp.com.sg/giftedness-testing.html I'm curious whether such things are really for real or just a way to boost a mum's ego.

Anonymous said...

It is too sad that a district the size of BISD is riddled with this type of daily drama. Let's take care of the students. They are what is important here. It appears Rendon has never made them the priority. His ego was first and foremost. He has filled Special Services with people who know little to nothing about special education and moved people who stood and fought for the students out to different positions. Move him like he moved others. Don't give him a choice, he did not give the supervisors who knew more than him a choice. He should take a bunch of people at special services with him when he goes as well as the worthless computer program that has more errors than not.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Bobby! Keep up the pressure, turn up the heat. The kitchen is warming up now!! Let's see who the sacrificial lamb will be.

Anonymous said...

"Way to go, Bobby! Keep up the pressure, turn up the heat. The kitchen is warming up now!! Let's see who the sacrificial lamb will be."

and thanks for being a "culture warrior".

We all know you have been instrumental in uncovering this for several years. It took a while but YOU DID IT!!!

Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks.

and don't STOP now!

U. Rock

Anonymous said...

Get ready for another hiring effort by Special Services. They're hiring 3 diagnosticians. Let's see if they hire somebody's wife for one position and somebody's sister for another one. I'll bet that a really well qualified person in the run for the position will be overlooked in favor for a more "FAMILY" friendly decision. Could there be another grievance or lawsuit in the works for Special Services? But this time it will be aimed inward rather than outward.

Anonymous said...

Bobby, according to my records, Garcia-De Alba's license #33648 was issued on 6/18/2007. This should be just before he was hired as Lead LSSP at BISD.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Bobby, I applaud your efforts in this particular BISD arena. Just be careful; Art Rendon is a thug in a suit, and he'll do whatever it takes to hurt you.

Anonymous said...

The story you printed is not anywhere near the truth!!!! Please find out "why" he was sanctioned and the actual guilty one was not!!! There is where the TRUTH lies. Where and how was that MYSTERIOUS audio tape found?....THAT is the REAL CRIME!!!!

BobbyWC said...

anony, I understand your frustration as to why you said "Art Rendon is a thug in a suit, and he'll do whatever it takes to hurt you"

I think you give him too much credit. He never should have been given the job and now he is fighting for his life.

Consolidation of power and the moving around of people is the biggest mistake people like Rendon make when they take over large organizations.

The problems at Special Services are a lot bigger than Art Rendon - he just made them worse.

I personally believe the system is broken from the teacher all the way to Art Rendon. No one at BISD has a clue when it comes to Special Services.

In part I blame UTB because their teaching program effectively does nothing to prepare the future teachers to identify and work with the special needs students.

Bobby WC

Other Anony - you sa ymy story is not the truth. So are you saying I fabiracted the links - are you saing the Board did not sanction de Alba?

What part is false? If de Alba alone or with his counsel want to meet with me to show how he got screwed over by the Board I am more than willing to print his side.

All the professional oversight boards in Texas are politcal and a joke. Nothing, and I mean nothing would ever shock me.

If there is a truth out there I have not covered I will print it.

It is like I said the problems with Speical Services are a lot bigger than just one man. The problem is, Art made things worse.

Bobby WC