Monday, January 23, 2017














DESESPERANZA ZENDEJAS AND MIKE HERNANDEZ THE BIG LOSERS AT LAST WEEKS BISD MEETING

First two side notes.  Trustees, pay closw attention to Cummings.  It is about a land grab for personal gain.  It is not about the best interests of the students or the community.  You are warned.  Jessica, that last story was started with Mike Hernandez's money.  Apparently Carlos Marin is not affording you protection.  I have documented proof of what I say.

THIS STORY WAS TOTALLY UNNCESSARY BUT MIKE DEMANDED IT

This story is short.

Mike made is clear he backs Zendejas 100%.  A majority of the Board is ready to send her packing. But instead those with the evidence are using it to swing the votes.  . This is where the power is.  A silent, but effective new majority which exists only in the shadows.

Zendejas knew she was going to lose the level 3 grievance so she tried to use taxpayer money to have an attorney write an opinion and recommendation which backed her.  The Board said no.  She lost the grievance.

Another big loss was the Board refusing to vote to close Cummings.  I am telling you there is a land grab in the works.  This was a political decision and not made in the best interest of the children or the community.  The Board needs to protect Cummings to send a message the back door land deals such as at City Hall will not fly at BISD.  The BISD Board while not perfect has some very well educated Trustees, unlike the twits on the City Commission who cannot even read the packets they are given before voting, or even know what they are voting on.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

" I am telling you there is a land grab in the works. This was a political decision and not made in the best interest of the children or the community."

Please explain your comment. Department administrators from the main office have indicated that the middle school would be close but a technology program would replace it. A technology program would be established with such programs as culinary arts, hospitality services, restaurant management, cosmetology, firefighting services, web technology, EMS, and perhaps robotic technology. Would such programs like these benefit the interest of the students and the community?

BobbyWC said...

This would all be great. I would support it 100%. But how do you know this will happened? Bisd does not have the money. The budget is stretched as it is. So this causes me to be doubtful. But if they have the money and can do it it would be great.

Anonymous said...

So explain your allegation or risk appearing to post fake news. Anybody can say anything. I'm not saying produce documents, just explain it. I get so tired of seeing statements on the internet alleging this or that and never is the case made. How is this significantly different then if I posted a comment in Montoya's blog that someone, use any name you want, even your name or mine, is involved in a land grab involving BISD property? Sure, you didn't mention a name but that just means that everyone is free to fill in the blank themselves. In effect the result is many people, at least some that are innocent, will be cast under suspicion. And I know you are not necessarily responsible for what people think but if you throw a rock from the top of a mountain and, as it bounces down the mountain, it starts an avalanche which kills someone at the bottom of the mountain you do indeed bear some responsibility for what happened. Another example of the law of unintended consequences.

BobbyWC said...

Unfortunately revealing a source ends the source's access to information. And you will note with the first poster, i said - good if what they are saying is true I am 100% for it. I do not have a problem with your post, but the avalanche comparison is a bit much.

This is the way it works. I know for a fact people at BISD do not like how Cummings got on the list. I also know people have scores to settle. So I am careful in my words, and in fact encourage the first poster because if true it would be great.

But if my source is correct, those involved now know they are being watched if Cummings is closed then sold to well known politicos then the people know it was a back door deal.

My hope is the first poster is correct. I do not even care if it is a private group behind the project, so long as we get the job training.

If it is a private group just be transparent. Oh yes, BISD will have to put it out for competitive bidding.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The plans were to convert the school into a school of technology. Once established and under the proper guidance of an efficient department administrator who listens to the needs of the community such program would be established. The latest wish of some individuals is to name the school of technology after a retired technology administrator who served this school district for so many years and who earned the respect of those he served and the community. Sometimes "alternative facts" get in the way of really serving the interest of the students and the community.

BobbyWC said...

You will note I am encouraging this narative. But BISD should be out front it wants such a campus and parents and politicos will get behind it. But the way it was presented to the board raised red flags. I am not saying you are not 100% correct. As to fact, we will not know fact until the deal is done. But if BISD comes out and says this is its goal then the BV will be 100% behind it. We need it.

For the record alternative fact is when we know a fact, we know no such fact as to Cummings because of BISD's lack of coming forward, and presenting a false fact as fact. I have presented nothing as fact and am going out of my way to promote what you are saying because it would be awesome for BISD and the children.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

Just an idea, would it not be better the closing of Cummings be put back on the agenda with a commitment to what you are saying, thereby making it difficult for anyone to vote against the closing. It is a good location for a job training campus. They put it back on the agenda with commitment as you outline I will be 100% for it.

So lets get it done. Put it back on the agenda with the commitment as you outlined and all doubt is gone.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

For many years there were those that advocated for such a school of technology at a location like Porter High School where the cost of creating such a program would be less due to the fact that the facilities were there and it was centrally located to serve all the students of the community. A school similar to the one in Dallas which has been serving that community for so many years. A school of technology that meets the needs of the community and the interest of the students. Cummings is a small campus but it is centrally located. It could be a beginning if done correctly.

Anonymous said...

I hope that your latest comment comes to the eyes of those who have been elected to represent the our community and/or the school administrators who are hired to provide the best services to our students, so that such project becomes a reality. Like you, there are many in our community who would support such a project 100%.

Anonymous said...

Porter High School was the High school of technology, then the program along with Hanna's Med Tech programs were moved to Veterans. Needless to say it was not done properly. Veterans was to become Brownsville's Dallas Skyline.
It was determined that it was not cost effective to bus all of the magnate students out to Vets, and given the choice students wanted to stay at thier home campus. Dallas skyline is the most hated school in DISD because there is a huge brain drain from the other high schools.
Skyline also uses its magnate programs to lure the best athletes, with no UIL penalty, much like Vets did when they were the only Magnate school...

Anonymous said...

Porter and Hanna High Schools were magnate schools that house specific technical programs. In order for those students to attend those magnate schools from other local high schools, the students had to transfer from their zone school to the magnate schools. What is being suggested is a school of technology where students remain on their zone school for the core curriculum but attend the school of technology for a specific technical program of study. At the present time, many of the students in high school do not have access to some of the available technical programs of study due to the fact that such programs are not available at their zone school. For example, media technology (program study of audio and video production) is not available at Pace, Rivera, or Hanna High Schools; auto technology is not available at Lopez, Pace, Rivera, or Veterans Memorial High Schools. If a student at Rivera High School has interest in such program of study, he has to transfer to such school in order to benefit from that specific program of study. In addition, a school of technology as such would be less expensive to operate than having to built such programs at each of the high schools. The school of technology is not a magnate school concept. Students remain in their schools but have technical programs of studies available to them that are not presently available to them now. Another important factor of such program is that the school of technology must meet the needs of the community to achieve success. In addition the school of technology must have a transition phase in their program of study where the students practice and do internships in the community in order for them to experience what is of interest to them. I do not mean a transition phase where the student only performs observation of the program of study in the community. A transition phase where the student practice what he has learned in the classroom and gets paid for his efforts. This is where the school district comes together with the business community and Texas Workforce. This requires 100% cooperation from everybody in the community and the leadership of our elected members of our board of trustee and the school administration.

Anonymous said...

On the agenda for last weeks board meeting was 800,000 for Culinary Equipment for the program at Cummings. This is nothing new been on the works for a long time.

BobbyWC said...

In support of your comment. 10. Recommend approval for general contracting services by First Choice Restaurant Equipment
Supply for construction of a Culinary Arts Lab at Cummings Middle School not to exceed
the amount of $800,000.00. Purchases and Services are subject to the District’s needs and
funding."

But here is my deal, why has BISD not made this a big deal as to ongoing plans, and instead just tried to shudder the schools. The two need to be intrically tied together to garner the support needed for the program.

As it reads now they are buying the equiptment for a middle school.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

I am having a hard time with the part of the post concerning the land grab claim by my source. Some of what I was told I have already verified. But the agenda item on Cummings closing was not really on the agenda. What was on the agenda was a request for more input. What I suspect is happening behind the scenes is if Cummings is closed will it be used as being proposed or will a private party be allowed to buy the school and land for their own purposes. I am not pulling back from the land crab claim although it appears to be suspect, because there is clearly something more going on. Based on what I am hearing the converting of Cummings into effectively a job training center for BISD students is real, but some Board Members are concerned once they agree to the closing the plans will be changed to a private sale of the land and buildings with a decision to build the job training facility elsewhere.

If BISD can commit to the Board that Cummings will be used as being proposed, then I say let it happen, but merely closing it without it being written into stone as to how it will be used, opens the door to a change in plans.

Bobby WC

NORMA said...

Its not good ideal FOR Supplies and for the construction of a Culinary Arts Lab at Cummings Middle School.
To much BISD corruption !
DR Z.
CARLOS ELIZONDO
OLD JOE RODRIGUEZ
?? WITH CESAR LOPEZ

BobbyWC said...

But this is why we must force the Trustees to insure everything is in writing a special care is given to the bidding and contract process. We cannot deny children an opportunity because of a Board which cannot keep an eye out for contract rigging. Because if that is the standard then we need to just shut down BISD.

My issue is, if this is going to happen before Cummings is closed it must be written in stone binding on the Board and Administration as to its future use.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Good Work BOBBY !!

BobbyWC said...

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