Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 
VETERAN'S DAY OR POLITICIANS LYING DAY?
 
It is true a lot of restaurants will honor our veterans today with free meals.  This is good.  But for me the day is really more about politicos showing their faces at events to ask for votes while promising veterans things they cannot deliver.  Congress does not even have a bill on the table to address  the funding problems of the VA system which handles our area.  Congressman Vela gave himself a pat on the back saying "hey I voted a COLA increase for veterans,", while failing to mention that for 2016, there will be no COLA increase for social security recipients and disabled veterans.
 
So happy lying politician day, because that is what today has become.  If you truly care about veterans, you will speak to the failure of congress to address the funding problems, their lies, and how they abuse this day to promote themselves instead of helping veterans. 

There is nothing more insulting to a veteran than saying "thank you for your service," while saying nothing about the neglect they face by congress and even local school boards.

BISD's transportation department is a mess.  Every time there is a job opening in transportation unemployed veterans are deemed not qualified and may not even apply.  The fact they ran battalion level transportation systems mean nothing.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Every time there is a job opening in transportation unemployed veterans are deemed not qualified and may not even apply."

"May not even apply" is a questionable statement. If your statement is true, such action by the school district can be brought before the equal employment commission. Therefore, such statement is misleading and unacceptable to those who are familiar with the guidelines of public employment.

BobbyWC said...

Bisd requirments always include a teaching certificate or mid leve management certufications

Anonymous said...

School district transportation departments are not just about buses and routes, they include the need for knowledge about children and school curriculum. Therefore, it is common practice for school districts to require mid-management certification in education for a managerial position in school district transportation departments. However, your statement make it seem like the school district is discriminating against U.S. veterans in applying for such positions. For your information, there are several U.S. veterans with experience in managing military transportation systems and certified in mid-management in education who are very much eligible to apply for such positions in the school districts.

BobbyWC said...

Moving the busses has nothing to do with education. It is a logistic issue. The only special knowledge required is concerning special needs children. This is learned on the job. When a principal is reassigned to transportation after failing as a principal they know nothing about transportation. A veteran who has worked as an E6 or higher at the battalion level knows more about logistics and transportation than anyone in transportation. You do not make it to E6 without proving your managerial skills.,

BISD can do like other schools and reach out to the veteran community for veterans with the training and experience in logistics and transportation, but they do not because they need transportation as BISD's Siberia to send failed administrators.

Bottom line is BISD discriminates against highly qualified veterans - how you can compare a teacher in terms of qualifications to work in transportation to a veteran who worked in transportation at the Battalion level is just bizarre times a billion.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"BISD can do like other schools and reach out to the veteran community for veterans with the training and experience in logistics and transportation, but they do not because they need transportation as BISD's Siberia to send failed administrators."

Please provide your readers with the name of school districts that are reaching out to veterans with the training and experience in logistics and transportation so that we can demand such actions from our school district. I am sure that you can provide such information since you make such statement.

BobbyWC said...

Not playing your distraction game - go elsewhere to play like a child - bottom line a E6 with transportation and logistics experience at the battalion level will always be more experienced than a teacher and the fact you want to play games with this obvious truism only proves you are part of the problem and discrimination at BISD.

Just end the requirement you be a teach and watch how many veterans apply.

Anonymous said...

You need to check the qualifications again. It does require a bachelors degree and administrative experience.
A teacher certification is never mentioned.

BobbyWC said...

Sorry you are wrong.

Below is a direct quote from a posting on a story I did on this before. You must be a teacher with higher level management certification.

According, BISD, the same BISD demanding competence by all personnel, the thousands of unemployed veterans who are experienced in this field need not apply.

To be qualified - even after the bogus audit, all you must have is a MEd. Professional Administrator, Mid-Management, or Principal Certificate. Actual knowledge of transportation issues and the law - not important.


"Master's’s Degree; and Professional Administrator, Mid-Management, or Principal Certificate.

Preferred:"

http://www.bisd.us/employment/Default.asp

Nice try though

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

This is the updated listing as of3-30-15. Since you deal only in facts this is the listing

OPEN
POSTING DATE: 03/25/2015
CLOSE DATE:
VACANCY NUMBER: AD1208415
LOCATION: Transportation
POSITION: Administrator for Transportation - REVISED: 3/30/2015
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree.


Preferred:



Master's Degree;

Degree in Transportation Management;

Professional Mid-Management or Supervisory Certificate;

Bilingual (English/Spanish).

JOB DESCRIPTION:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The role of Administrator for Transportation is to provide administrative expertise and leadership relative to the transportation operations for the schools in the district, to assure the provision of maintaining the safest, most economical and most efficient methods of transporting the students to curricular/extracurricular activities; to maintain educational in-service training for the department relative to traffic rules/regulations; to maintain an awareness of the Board Policies and the Statutes and standards of regulatory agencies.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:


Three (3) years experience in an Administrative and/or supervisory position;



Public school or mass transportation experience.


OTHER INFORMATION: NOTE: BISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or provision of services, programs or activities.
APPLY TO: Persons interested in this position must apply ON-LINE and submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS, PROPER CERTIFICATION, SERVICE RECORDS and REFERENCES to the Certified Personnel Department.
SALARY: Pay Grade 6
DAYS: 226
GROUP / GRADE:
START DATE: 2014 - 2015 School Year – Until Filled (Applications will not be accepted once the screening process begins.)



BobbyWC said...

Yes and you can only get the following if you are a teacher seeking higher certification which means veterans looking for jobs with battalion level experience do not quality. You made my point

Professional Mid-Management or Supervisory Certificate;

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Preferred does not mean that you will not be considered. Most positions in BISD are filled without the preferred qualifications. My point is that they are can apply and might be hired. The person that is interim does not have a Mid-Management or Supervisory Certificate.

BobbyWC said...

I can only go based on the posting. IF BISD cared about helping veterans they would put or veteran with the same qualifications by experience and at least 10 years experience.

They would be flooded with veterans who have received the best training available in logistics and transportation. BISD is nothing compared to running a battalion level transportation department.

As the guy in charge you hire the people who know about special needs to insure the district meets their legal obligations.

When Luis Segura was sent to transportation as a failed principal do you really believe he is better qualified than someone with 10 years battalion level experience in transportation?

We need the buses to run efficiently and on time. Also the military personnel know how to order inventory for replacement parts. They look at need and order just what they need to keep things running smoothly - there would never be a Chirinos repeat.

But no BISD will continue to use transportation as their Siberia for failed administrators.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"OTHER INFORMATION: NOTE: BISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or provision of services, programs or activities."

If you have a Bachelor's Degree and the required
three (3) years experience in an Administrative and/or supervisory position and public school or mass transportation experience apply for the position in BISD Transportation. The 4:44pm reader is correct in stating that there are requirements and preference for the position. The district is not discriminating against anybody.

The military does a very good job of training their personnel in many field related to their military objective. Many of their personnel are excellent teachers who train their personnel to be the best in the world. Can these military teachers become public school teachers without a teaching certificate? NO. If so, is the state of Texas or any other state discriminating against these excellent military teachers when they apply for a teaching position in a school district? NO.

The military also have lawyers among their military personnel. They could be the best military lawyers but can they practice law in any state without the state bar license? NO. Is the state discriminating against those military lawyer if they do not have the state bar license? No. There are requirements and preference for any position that an individual which to obtain in a job situation.

Totally agree with 4:44 p.m. reader.