Monday, September 19, 2016


WASHINGTON POST NAILS TEXAS ON SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN WHICH TENDS TO PROVE THE CLAIMS AGAINST BISD

Former Board Member Cristina Saavedra, part of the Presas-Garcia clan, consistently claimed there were too many children receiving assistance for special needs.

From the Washington Post:  The Washington Post built their story from the original in the Houston Chronicle.

"An investigation by the Houston Chronicle has revealed that unelected state officials in Texas “arbitrarily decided what percentage of students should get special education services” more than a decade ago and then began auditing school districts that did not comply."

"If Texas provided services at the same rate as the rest of the U.S., 250,000 more kids would be getting critical services such as therapy, counseling and one-on-one tutoring."

"The newspaper’s reporter, Brian Rosenthal, found that state officials set a cap of 8.5 percent of students who should receive special-education services, far lower than the national average.

"In 2015, the 8.5 percent was reached for the first time, dropping from 12 percent a dozen years ago, the newspaper reported. "

This has been an ongoing issue with BISD for 12 years.  Dr. Sylvia Atkinson started to call out those administrators cutting or denying services, so she was fired.  She was the first Adminstrator to demand children get the services they need, and Desesperanza Zendejas fired her because the money was needed elsewhere, like for pay raises for those willing to go along with her incompetence.

TO MIKE HERNANDEZ THESE ARE YOUR PEOPLE DENYING AN EDUCATION TO SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

Do an open records request Mike for the last 12 months on the SHARS monies that normally went back to the department to help fund after school initiatives and extra support for our special needs students. As is your want Mike you make a big deal about helping the special needs children, and then financially back those taking from the special needs children.  

I suspect sooner than later a lawsuit will be filed against Texas on this issue, and hopefully all school districts which have played along.  





4 comments:

Anonymous said...

From what understand from teachers is that the special ed.depts ARE way understaffed and underfunded.t his year the district is slashing all programs and that there's not enough money to operate leaving the financial burden on the teachers what a freaking disgrace.To top it off the majority of the board except for one voted to build an indoor practice facility at Rivera costing tax payers millions.whats next every high school is going to want one while the kids and teachers suffer. what the hell happened to the teachers unions why are they not representing the teachers they should be knocking down doors or are they part of the problem.?GET OFF YOUR ASSES!

Anonymous said...

Its very sad to read that this is happening. I have a son with Autism and to read this is nauseating. Each year I pay taxes to BISD and I get so little back for my child in return. Zendejas needs to be replaced! There is a special place in hell for people who do this to children with special needs! I will remember you Ms Zendejas when you are to be replaced!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Zendejas could care less about kids...shes on the home stretch...one more year and she retires with at least $250,000 a year. and all she has to do is smile for the camera for next "big event" that will have us looking anywhere but her. She knows the game. Congratulations Dr. Zendejas...you beat us all.

BobbyWC said...

Yea but hell will remember what she did to the needest of the children. She will never know the joy of a conscience.

Bobby WC