Clark County School District – Guest Post by Anonymous

Takeover

I beleive CCSD takeover is imminent.

Mismanagement guarantees takeover.

1.  We are supposedly at the end of the line.  Without a real forensic audit – we do not know for sure – but we certainly cannot rely on CCSD to be as transparent as required by law in the timeframe we need.  Small movement is not enough.  This has to be done yesterday but managing by delay and lawsuit has made the clock run out.

Upper CCSD central office management intentionally breaks the law and will not comply until forced.

Delay, delay, delay has caused us to be last in the nation and we will not make progress until this is changed.

2. Reliance on people who have hurt the district for 30 years.  CCSD seems determined to find that one political party or group who will “save them”.   Sadly they won’t find one.  Even as campaign flyers claim some folks are “education advocates” – they are not.  Placing folks like Assemblywoman Carlton and EducateNow’s Slyvia Lazos on a budget committee after a heavy session of union busting by both is not likely to solve  outstanding labor arbitrations.  88% of the budget is contracted with unions.   People run schools and interact with kids.   Professionals require a solid enforceable contract.  Labor is tired of abuse.

Democrats do not have all the answers.  They have not been friendly to union education labor.  Frankly they do not listen to teachers.  Cannot rely on them.

3.  I had a conversation.   I was told central office has made cuts.  In fact, someone let their secretary go.

We see you top heavy central office.  Time to heavily cut the entire top layer.  Central office admin with a staff of four or five? As a classroom teacher, I do my own paperwork every Sunday – I suggest you do the same.

No one should have a secretary, a liasion, a trip, a free meal, a car allowance, etc  . . . until there is a fully licensed and professional educator in every clasroom.  Most especially special education and openings in schools serving students in poverty.

Classrooms have suffered while some have a secretary?

I suggest folks move back to the school level and directly help kids.

Our priority should not be making life comfortable for those who have crawled on the back of children to get themselves a secretary in an office downtown far away from schools.

Cut the central office as required by law until 85% of education money is back in schools directly serving students.

4.   Labor has been made the enemy.  CCSD central office did it. Specifically Chief Negotiator Eddie Goldman has destroyed labor relations.  Lots of outstanding arbitrations.  We have been stonewalled. As stated before – even after negotiations – contracted language is intentially ignored until forced by lawsuit to pay.

Now staff are supposed to link arms with the central offfice and sing a song?

CCSD has spent the last ten years union busting and abusing contract language.

Choosing to expensively arbitrate which is very costly rather than bargain in good faith is mismanagement.  The legal budget at CCSD is enormous.  Spending tax payer money in this manner is ridiculous.

A forensic audit is cheap compared to the money being spent on arbitration.

CCSD chooses to pay lawyers to keep from paying folks the amounts the district agreed to in black and white?

No one has the appetite to stand up to the evil man controlling the CCSD negotiations team.  Teachers and labor will remain the enemy instead of allied in the fight as a Southern Caucus until Goldman is removed.  Attacking pay and insurance will continue to divide us.

5.   Disfunction.  The severe division and infighting in the central office is destructive.  Team Skorkowsky seems to be losing with his retirement.  While team Goldman seems to be remaining firm.

The severe divisions are likely the reason for disfunction in lobbying, budgeting, and negotiation.   Fighting each other rather than strategically working for CCSD students.   These conflicting management styles and methods for doing the job are not working.

Infighting kills progress.

It makes the central office and the Trustees ineffective.  And it contributes to the culture of bullying and fear at every level.

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None of the above is good news for students or staff.

In the interim legislative sessions, Canavero and Wynn quietly keep stating they are ready to take over.  The reorganization language allows them to do so if Trustees and central office do not start to work to follow the law.  The district has wasted an entire year by obstruction.  Time wasted.  We have a year left.

Frankly – the house needs to be drastically cleaned so takeover seems imminent.

Skorkowsky leaving is not enough.

Get to 15% Central Office.  You will need to move faster. Money needs to be moved to schools.

Cuts to school staff – are creating problems and basically against the law.   Central admin needs to take the hit.

Kids need access to the  money. This money is for kids not people in suits downtown.

The public is tired of shenanigans.

This is selfish and disgusting.

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Nevada State School President Elaine Wynn was at his side – Anonymous

NEACCEA

When CCEA asked NSEA and NEA for money to organize – CCEA was serious.
Shame, shame, shame on NSEA and NEA.
No money for CCEA a very large local.
No one listened to teachers. Denial. Perhaps upper levels truly believe they need our union dues money more than we do at the local level.
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Let me be clear why we need the money to organize.
#AB384/#SB496 #Reorg Reorganizes the Fifth Largest School District – CCSD. Ideally it pushes the money from the Central Office to the school level. This does not happen on its own. The people who are charged with implementation, Trustees and Central Officers – are also concerned about loss of power and money. Rightfully so – this is the entire reason for the legislation due to mismanagement.
The main way CCSD central office and Trustees has dealt with this legislation is denial, lawsuits, and obstruction over this last year.
The main way NSEA has dealt with this legislation – talking periodically without any productive action.
The main way CCEA has engaged is survival – come to the table and actively work to have a voice in this inevitable process.
#NVED #NVTeach #Nevada If CCSD does not comply with the SOT #Reorg law- NVDOE Steve Canavero and Billionaire Nevada State Board Member Elaine Wynn will take over the fifth largest school district.
Clark County has three distinct school districts which serve southern caucus students: CCSD, Nevada State Public Schools (charters) and ASD.
Currently there are zero charters unionized in southern Nevada and charters do not need to hire licensed teachers. At least $175 million a year is siphoned into the money pit which is State Public Schools (charters). Charters are very low performing in Nevada with little accountability for tax payer money. They have become the alternative school system – without requirement to return and report. Zero charters have been closed for academic low performance. Many charters report little or zero data. Many charters are a drain on the tax payer because of lawsuits, receiverships, and bankruptcirs.
NVDOE Canavero directly or indirectly manages the most academically and financially failing Nevada districts:
. . . State Public Charters with a 50% lowest performing failing rate and
. . . ASD (created from a failing charters/schools and one new charter run by TFA).
Canavero is not a man who educates students; He is a man who implements dysfunctional educational reform, privatization choice, and takeover. Canavero’s track record in Nevada is dismal. There is a zero success rate with his stewardships.
Since the central office and CCSD Trustees refuse to comply, Canavero will most likely takeover CCSD with the least failing schools in the state – 1% out of the 359 schools. Ironically the data shows that CCSD is doing much much better overall than Canavero ever did over his other education work.
This is the law.
Canavero reported to the legislative committee last week that he is ready. And Nevada State School President Elaine Wynn was at his side.
The rest of rural Nevada and Washoe, the main voice of NSEA, will remain untouched.
CCSD Central office and Trustees need to comply with the laws. To avoid takeover. Which they are not likely to do because of personal skin in the game.
Our community does not protect its teachers or public schools so unjust and terrible things are happening.
NSEA is not protecting us and denies us our own money for organizing.
Barely anyone is actually listening to CCEA Teachers.
CCEA needs our $4 million dues money for survival.
This is not a joke. We are not playing. Current legislation and policies and political maneuvers demand we participate. We have zero additional money and 3 organizers for 359 schools.
We are in this situation because of dysfunction at most every public school level. The state and national union organizations actively work against us.
We have to fight. We have to have a voice. And we have to fight those who would neuter our voice.
If you are not with us – you are against us.
You are NOT an education candidate if you cannot work with local union teachers.

CCEA is my lobby group.

 

$26,750 Reasons You Should Not Lie – Anonymous

Assemblyman Frierson –

Why did you lie today?

When we interview you for endorsement – it is clear what union teachers expect.

Are you trying to blame the Senate Democrats for not taking 15 minutes in Ways and Means to pass dedicated funding? Everyone knew – except you?

In April the CCEA lobby team began meeting with Nevada Assembly-persons to explain. Everyone knew – except you?

8,000 emails were sent to Senator Woodhouse to move this out of committee. Everyone knew – except you?

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3,000 emails were sent to Senator Woodhouse to move this out of committee. Everyone knew – except you?

Hundreds of teachers reached out in person by attending the Ways and Means in the Grant Sawyer. Everyone in the committee knew – except you?

You expect us to believe you did not know it was a priority?

Do not come for money.

Do not send your caucus for money either.

We will see if money is a priority for you.

And NSEA who manipulated this issue too – we will see if money is important to them too.

How are we supposed to keep staff around if they cannot receive contracted pay?

Do you like to work for free? Teachers do not.

Do 35,000 kids without a licensed teacher in the community matter to you?

Everyone knew except you? There are $26,750 reasons you should have known.

We have to leave NSEA and get away from blanket endorsements which lead to unexplainable situations like this.

We have to stop folks from abusing us and hurting public schools.

CCEA is my lobby group

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The union has donated $26,750 to Jason Frierson Assembly Seat 8 since 2010.

He is the Majority Leader in the Nevada Legislative Assembly. While I appreciate his work on other priorities CCEA moved during the session . . .

It is not satisfactory to simply state: Maggie’s in charge and then watch her deny teachers their pay. Watch her torture teachers for two days. Teachers need to get paid according to contract language. If it is in writing – we should get paid.

That is disgusting.

Leadership is about making sure work gets done.

That is a lot of time and dues money teachers have given to Jason Frierson Assembly Seat 8 since 2010.

With expensive friends like this – who needs enemies. Time to get these snakes.

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Nevada Assembly Seat 8 – Jason Frierson

10/7/2016 NSEA $4,000

5/16/2016 NSEA $4,000

10/12/2014 CCEA $1,000

10/10/2014 NSEA $5,000

11/13/2012 NSEA $1000 

10/22/2012 NSEA $500

8/30/2012 CCEA $750

10/4/2012 NSEA $1000

5/17/201 NSEA $2000

8/7/2010 NSEA $2000

10/5/2010 CCEA $2000

8/7/2010 NSEA $2000

9/28/2010 NSEA $500