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Peter fails to mention that he was asleep at the wheel through 3 horrible state audits of this district on his watch.For that matter, Harium ducks those pathetic audits on his site too.Peter was a big superintendent backer. For that matter Harium was too.Peter also admitted publicly that he had notice of the Small Business Program going awry but trusted staff to handle it. He does not mention on his site how trusting of staff he was.Harium was and is in the same mold. He was dragged to the table to fire the CFO and superintendent with gritted teeth. Watch his body language from the board meeting. He also stated publicly in a different meeting that it is not his job to question staff.But yes, we should reelect both of them in the name of Board Stability.Falling off my chair with incredulity.-skeptical-
Tweedledum and Tweedledeegrumpy
Is anyone running against Peter? When would it be too late?
On the Maier Website the Organizational Endorsements page should be empty.-------This is typical of Director Maier:Heading = Organizational Endorsementsthen the " * " indicating that none of these endorsements imply an Organizational Endorsement============The above makes no sense at all. So similar to Director Maier's votes and explanations on too many issues.-------I would love to have each of the endorsing individuals tell us what they saw during the last 3.5 years.
Interesting that the format/graphics of both the Maier and Martin-Morris website are so very similar. Same sort of template...did they just both happen to hire the same website designer?Oompah
In person filing for Seattle School Director:In-person:June 6 – June 10, 2011Filing opens Monday, June 6 at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. on June 10, 2011. -- Dan Dempsey
i checked out the site and thought it was dull, shallow and meaningless. wouldn't get my vote.wouldn't anyway.anonosaurus
Director Maier is promising us "the leadership we need!"Has he provided us with the leadership we need for the past three years? No. Instead of leading, he followed.Did he provide us with the leadership we needed when it came to governance?Did he provide us with the leadership we needed when it came to oversight?Did he provide us with the leadership we needed when it came to community engagement?Did he provide us with the leadership we needed when it came to building trust?When has Director Maier ever provided the District with the leadership we need? Never.
I would like to see a school board member who can meet with all families and citizens concerned when a decision to disrupt the lives of children and parents is under consideration. It seems wierd to me that people feel their last resort is to contact the media, carry placards and shout their dissent. It was frustrating for me to see this process,when we adults are teaching students and children by the behavior that we model at school board meetings. What is a better way of conducting these meetings? When changes need to occur, I expect a leader to truly listen to the people with respect and consideration before making decisions that prevent an organized community discussion. The 3minute process of listening to the people is not a valuable process. When a community is disrupted and the people are dismissed, much is lost.
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