There About Dr Cullen, I supported hiring him at first when I reviewed all the candidates records but soon after his hiring I changed my mind. My mistake. I was against extending his contract and feel the same today. He has failed as far as I’m concerned. What this District needs is a young, hungry person. One that can lead and build a team of educators. One that is outside the box and can think that way. A person that is not a politician, one that wants to prove himself or herself.
About the board I do not support any of the current board members. I agree sometimes with some of them on some things; but not often. I voted for none of them. As far as Superintendent’s contract no way would I support extending his contract and as far as pay way too much to begin with. Question: what has he done for the district? I also believe the Board has let him become way to involved in the management of the District. He or any superintendent is the manager of the schools not the chairman of the District.
Now for some late breaking news: I submitted 5 CORA request in the past few days. Asking questions that I have after I read the latest Ranchland. The answers from the District did not surprise me in the least.
Here are the questions and answers:
(1) Requesting copies of any correspondence from the District to any grant organization/program concerning upgrading or repair of the District’s sports facilities in the past 6 months.
answer: NONE (Now here is the quote from the Ranchland, quoting Director Hudson; “Director Earnest Hudson described a proposed grant application to Great Outdoors Colorado for funding to improve the football facility, expand the track to eight lanes, add bleachers and a concession stand, and provide as inkind match plus local funding if voters approve a proposed mill levy increase.” Is there a conflict? Believe so! but there are many reasons why what the Broad President said and what the CORA request produced. But since the CORA is a legal document, lets’ say it is the truth. So lets’ recap; the District 22’s School Board believes that the sports facilities in complete disarray and embarrassing, but they have not contacted a single organization that could provide funding to the District to improve this top priority issue. The District said there is no paperwork to any grant organization requesting assistance. Taxpayers, don’t you see this as strange, or a failure on the Boards part. It is a failure.
(2) Requesting copies of any and all correspondence from the District to Metro concerning joining or forming a partnership in upgrading or repairing the District’s sports facilities in the past 6 months.
answer NONE. (Again here is the quote from the Ranchland, quoting Director Hudson; “Hudson reported that the Metropolitan district partners with the school district in proposed improvement of sports facilities. Hudson said voter approval of the proposed mill levy increase is necessary to get the grant funding.” Again the District said no request to Metro has been submitted. Taxpayers, don’t you see this as strange, or a failure on the Boards part. It is a failure.
Here is what appears to be a failure of the Board to seek funding from other sources; but they first turn to the taxpayer. Then director Gary Dahn stated, “….the existing facility “hinders” the school district’s track program”. Now just how is it hindered?
But here is where the board should be placing their efforts, “I asked the District just how many children are in the Honor Sociality, 20 isn’t the school and education funded to educate. There should be twice or more in the HS.
Integrity in Leadership