Patriotic Review  28 March 2021

Patriotic Review 28 March 2021

Hello Fellow Patriots,

This week the Washoe County School Board will be voting to potentially crush the First Amendment Rights of both teachers and students. They will also be voting on giving the Superintendent the authority to determine what constitutes “political” speech.  I believe it’s time we give the school Board a civics lesson, which, by the way, is something no longer taught in the WCSD. We need to make sure they understand, they represent the people.  We are not concerned with what their opinion is about anything.  We want them to vote according to the wishes of the people that elected them.  Why is it that when politicians achieve office they seem to think we are no longer capable of deciding for ourselves what is good for us? I cannot fathom the unmitigated gall required to believe  because you hold office the people you represent are now your subjects.  I, for one, am tired of seeing this attitude displayed by politicians that refuse to comprehend the principles on which this country was founded.  When we elect  a person to represent us, we have every reason to demand that they do exactly that, represent us.  We do not relinquish our sovereignty to any politician. We are citizens, not subjects.

This Tuesday, March 30th,  is the meeting of the Washoe County School Board of Trustees at 4pm, Damonte Ranch High School (Theater) 10500 Rio Wrangle Parkway, Reno. The Board will be served a Cease and Desist Order signed by the residents of Washoe County, to hopefully prevent what they are trying to do. Please attend if at all possible; show up early to sign the petition.  The full Cease and Desist Order, drafted by the attorney Joey Gilbert, will be read to the Board during the Public Comment at 3 minute intervals. To sign the online petition click here.  The purpose of the petition is to demonstrate to the Board that the people of Washoe County of having their voices ignored. To read the letter from Paul White containing a more in depth explanation click here.  To download your own copy of the petition click here.  Paul White is also the author of the column “Uncomfortable Truths”.   Below you will find an excerpt of this latest in the series titled, “How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools?”

Bills, bills and more bills.  There is a selection of bills below for you to view, comment and then contact the legislators.  Two video links have been included to assist with navigating NELIS (Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System).
Video #1
Video #2

Best regards,

Bruce Parks
1NevadaPatriot@gmail.com
www.NevadaPatriot.net
Gab.com@  Nevada Patriot: Conservative Politics

How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools?
by Paul D. White
Overview:
For over a decade, the Washoe County School District (and all Nevada public schools) have ranked last in the nation or almost-last in the nation in quality of education.  WCSD superintendents and school boards have primarily blamed our failing schools on a lack of funding. That is probably false because 10 states fund their public schools equal-to or LOWER-than Nevada, and all 10 of those states outperform our schools. 
But if the solution for improving our schools is NOT more money, then what is it? Our failing schools result from 6 main issues that need to be dealt with. Each issue will be explained in more detail in this column and in the three succeeding ones.Part IV:  MORE ACCOUNTABILITY regarding WHAT is taught and HOW
HOW Subject Matter is Taught Matters
WhatEVER our WCSD schools are teaching, it’s clearly not being done in a way that ensures the students’ mastery of curriculum skills. This has much to do with how future teachers are being taught how to teach. Education programs at universities like UNR have devolved into saturating future teachers with Leftist ideologies, rather than instructing them in how to clearly and accountably present learning objectives in a way that results in students mastering those objectives. Additionally, as WCSD school discipline has become weaker, teachers have to deal with more in-class student drug use and disrespectful behavior, which destroy the orderly classroom environment that’s required for any real learning to take place.  To continue reading click here.  The entire series can be found at NevadaPatriot.net.

(We would like to thank both Carole Fineberg and The Nevada Families Forum for compiling information.)

BAD BILLS
Needing Your Attention

SB300 Makes Nevada a Sanctuary State for Illegals. SB300 is moving us to a sanctuary state providing all government services and programs for illegals and preventing the enforcement of immigration laws.
Share Your Opinion
Hearing this Monday, March 29, 3:30pm
Contact: Senate Government Affairs Committee
Marilyn Dondero-Loop 775-684-1445 James Ohrenschall 775-684-6503 Dina Neal: 775-684-1429 Republicans: Pete Goicoechea 775-684-1447 Ira Hansen 775-684-1480 Marilyn.DonderoLoop@sen.state.nv.us, James.Ohrenschall@sen.state.nv.us, Dina.Neal@sen.state.nv.us, Pete.Goicoechea@sen.state.nv.us, Ira.Hansen@sen.state.nv.us
View SB300

SB139  This bill is an attempt to force insurance companies to pay for gender reassignment options, some of which the most current scientific studies do not support.

This bill is an attempt to force insurance companies to pay for gender reassignment options, some of which the most current scientific studies do not support.  To view more information about the bill and the latest scientific research click here.
Hearing:  Monday, March 29, 3:30pm
Share Your Opinion
Contact: Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
Pat Spearman (775) 684-1424 Dina Neal (775) 684-1429   Melanie Scheible (775) 684-1421 Roberta Lang  (775) 684-6504 Joe Hardy  (775) 684-1462 James Settelmeyer (775) 684-1470 Keith Pickard (775) 684-1481
Pat.Spearman@sen.state.nv.us, Dina.Neal@sen.state.nv.us, Melanie.Scheible@sen.state.nv.us,  Roberta.Lange@sen.state.nv.us, Joe.Hardy@sen.state.nv.us, James.Settelmeyer@sen.state.nv.us, Keith.Pickard@sen.state.nv.us
View SB139
SB10 to Raise Property Taxes  Currently in Nevada law there is a formula for increasing property taxes for Single Family Homes and residential property with a 3% annual cap and for commercial property with an 8% annual cap. Currently, this means that the increase will be calculated between zero percent increase and 3% for single family homes and residential property between 3% or 8% for commercial property. This bill means that property taxes will be figured not between zero and 3% or zero and 8% annually but figured at the caps of 3% or 3% to 8%. This will result in increased property taxes for single family homes, residential property (rentals) and commercial property. Can you afford to pay more property taxes?
Hearing: Tuesday, March 30, 1pm
Share Your Opinion
Contact: Senate Revenue Committee
Dina Neal 775-684-1429 Julia Ratti 775-684-1433 Mo Denis: 775-684-1431 Ben Kieckhefer 775-684-1450 Heidi Gansert 775-684-1419
Dina.Neal@sen.state.nv.us, Julia.Ratti@sen.state.nv.us, Moises.Denis@sen.state.nv.us, Ben.Kieckhefer@sen.state.nv.us, Heidi.Gansert@sen.state.nv.us
View SB10
AB255 is an overt attempt to take power away from the people and place it in the hands of the government.  This bill would force Washoe County School Board Trustees to be semi-elected, semi-appointed, with 4 elected and 3 appointed, (currently all are elected in Washoe County). This is the camel’s nose under the tent…pretty soon it will be the camel’s whole body. This currently the way it is in Clark County, as existing law draws the line in the sand at 75,000 students. This would make counties with a minimum of 25K students enrolled have to fall in line with the semi-appointed rule.
Share Your Opinion
Contact: Assembly Education Committee
Shannon.BilbrayAxelrod@asm.state.nv.us, Brittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.us, Bea.Duran@asm.state.nv.us, Edgar.Flores@asm.state.nv.us, Michelle.Gorelow@asm.state.nv.us, rochelle.nguyen@asm.state.nv.us,Selena.Torres@asm.state.nv.us,Alexis.Hansen@asm.state.nv.us, Melissa.Hardy@asm.state.nv.us, Lisa.Krasner@asm.state.nv.us, Richard.McArthur@asm.state.nv.us, Jill.Tolles@asm.state.nv.us

Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod  (775) 684-8847 Brittney Miller (775) 684-8833   Bea Duran (775) 684-8553   Edgar Flores  (775) 684-8583 Michelle Gorelow (775) 684-8573   Rochelle Nguyen  (775) 684-8541 Selena Torres  (775) 684-8835 Alexis Hansen (775) 684-8851 Melissa Hardy  (775) 684-8823 Lisa Krasner  (775) 684-8848 Richard McArthur (775) 684-8829  Jill Tolles (775) 684-8837

View AB255

GOOD BILLS

 AB 134 (Needs to be Heard)
Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations & Elections   Basically, this bill repeals the bad effects of AB4, passed in the Special Session of 2020, bringing us ballot harvesting, all-mail ins, etc. Now more than ever we need to have AB 134 heard in committee. This bill proposed by Assemblyman Matthews, Dickman, Hafen, Wheeler, Titus, and Senator Buck is a clean repeal of the provisions of AB 4. Mail voting is already banned in numerous countries, we cannot allow Democrats to declare an “emergency” every election in order to prompt the provisions of AB4. You are to write or call and ask for the bill to be heard, as the Chairman of the Committee hasn’t scheduled it and will not unless they hear from us.  Contact Chair Brittney Miller  Brittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.us

AB 263  (Needs to be Heard)
Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations & Elections   Requiring county and city clerks to audit the performance of persons who check voter signatures on absentee ballots, mailing ballots or mail ballots; setting forth certain requirements for signature verification devices. You are to write or call and ask for the bill to be heard, as the Chair of the Committee hasn’t scheduled it and will not unless he hears from us.  Contact Chair Brittney Miller  Brittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.us

AB 328 – (Needs to be Heard)
Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations & Elections Authorizing a funeral director to notify the county clerk of the death of a person; requiring a county clerk to cancel the pre-registration or registration to vote for a person when notified by a funeral director that the person has died. Contact Chair Brittney Miller  Brittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.us  and request that the bill be heard.

AB 297 (Needs to be Heard)
Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations & Elections Providing that a registrar of voters is an elected office. Provides that if a board of county commissioners has created the office of registrar of voters before January 1, 2022, a person who is a registrar of voters on January 1, 2022, may continue to serve in that office until the general election held in November 2022. In each county having a population of 100,000 or more, the board of county commissioners may create the office of registrar of voters, as an elected office and prescribe the qualifications, duties, and compensation of that office. The registrar of voters shall be elected by the qualified electors of the county, beginning at the general election immediately following the creation of the office of registrar of voters. The term of office of a registrar of voters is 4 years and begins on the first Monday in January following the general election. Contact Chair Brittney Miller  Brittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.us  and request that the bill be heard.

AJR 11 (Needs to be Heard)
Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations & Elections Gives “None of the Above” (NOTA) some teeth. Currently NOTA merely means the next highest vote getter is elected. This bill would require if NOTA got the most votes, there would have to be a run-off or a special election.  Contact Chair Brittney Miller  Brittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.us  and request that the bill be heard.

AJR 12  (Needs to be Heard)
Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations & Elections This resolution proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to prohibit a vote on a bill or joint resolution until after it has been made available to the public for at least 48 hours after its first reading. Contact Chair Brittney Miller  Brittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.us  and request that the bill be heard.

  

We are pleased that Reno’s very own Monica Jaye, 99.1 FM Talk Radio, is a candidate running  for  Congressional District 2.  She has our support.  If you wish to help Monica with her campaign for CD2, please contact her volunteer coordinator, Sandra Linares, 775-741-7000.https://monicajayeforcongress.com/

 

 
Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL)
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
10:45am to dine/11:30-1:00 meeting

NEW LOCATION
King Buffet
3650 Kietzke Lane
Reno
For more information, contact Carole at simi4relo@gmail.com

 
 
Make Elections Fair Again is a national movement by Republicans to do just that; restore election integrity.  The spokesperson for the organization is Jesse Jane Duff; it is also supported by Paul Jackson, Trump Campaign Coordinator for Reno, Nevada.
Remember to wear RED on Fridays.

 

2021 March 28 How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools? Part 4 of a Series

2021 March 28 How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools? Part 4 of a Series

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” (John Adams – 2nd President of the United States)

How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools? Part IV of a Series

Overview:
For over a decade, the Washoe County School District (and all Nevada public schools) have ranked last in the nation or almost-last in the nation in quality of education. WCSD superintendents and school boards have primarily blamed our failing schools on a lack of funding. That is probably false because 10 states fund their public schools equal-to or LOWER-than Nevada, and all 10 of those states outperform our schools.

But if the solution for improving our schools is NOT more money, then what is it?

Our failing schools result from 6 main issues that need to be dealt with. Each issue will be explained in more detail in this column and in the three succeeding ones.

Part I -(Feb. 23) FACTS MATTER – WHAT TO DO about our WCSD schools –
Part II – (March 2) WASTE LESS MONEY on buildings and non-instructional support services)
Part lll – (March 16) WASTE LESS TIME and MONEY on instructional-related employees
Part lV – (March 28) MORE ACCOUNTABILITY regarding WHAT is taught and HOW
Part V – BETTER DISCIPLINE and CONTROL of student behavior
Part VI – BETTER LEADERSHIP
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Part IV: MORE ACCOUNTABILITY regarding WHAT is taught and HOW

HOW Subject Matter is Taught Matters
WhatEVER our WCSD schools are teaching, it’s clearly not being done in a way that ensures the students’ mastery of curriculum skills. This has much to do with how future teachers are being taught how to teach. Education programs at universities like UNR have devolved into saturating future teachers with Leftist ideologies, rather than instructing them in how to clearly and accountably present learning objectives in a way that results in students mastering those objectives. Additionally, as WCSD school discipline has become weaker, teachers have to deal with more in-class student drug use and disrespectful behavior, which destroy the orderly classroom environment that’s required for any real learning to take place.

WHAT’s Being Taught?
It’s becoming almost impossible to find out!
Using the unjustified excuses of “school safety” (before Covid), and “Health concerns” (since Covid), combined with passing Board Policies that threaten teachers who try to teach BOTH sides of controversial issues, rather than presenting ONLY WCSD’s Leftist political agenda, the Superintendent and Board have completely closed off unannounced classroom visits by Board Members, parents, and concerned community members. This means that the community’s only way to get an accurate picture of what goes on in our schools, is from students themselves, or from the rare teacher who is willing to speak openly.

Refusing to tell the community how bad our school situation is, teachers use the morally unacceptable justification that they fear for their jobs. If more teachers don’t start speaking out, teaching in our schools will become even more dangerous, abusive, and frustrating than it already is, and the flow of good teachers leaving the district will continue to increase.

A partial list of what’s being taught in our schools that should NOT be taught, includes the following.

Social Studies
Students are taught a distorted, inaccurate history of the United States and its social issues. They are indoctrinated with curriculum materials promoting the teachings of groups like Black Lives Matter, the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory proponents. Students are taught, among other things:
• That the American Revolution was not fought for freedom and liberty but to protect slavery
• That America is a white supremacist society that has never benefited anyone of color
• That our Founding Documents are no longer relevant and need to be changed
• That our Founding Fathers did not create an exceptional nation, and that there has been no significant progress in race relations since 1776.

Sex Education (S.H.A.R.E program)
The SHARE sex education program is nothing more than a how-to primer for encouraging under-age (and illegal) sexual activity.
• At age 9: they’re teaching children the details of sexual intercourse
• At age 11: the curriculum asks girls how they decide what to do “when” they’re attending alcohol-fueled parties and get asked by “men” if they want to have sex.
• Teens are taught the most minute details of every type of birth control, their right to not be controlled by their parents’ decisions, all the specifics of abortion

Moral and religious values virtually don’t exist in the SHARE sex-ed curriculum. “Abstinence” and marriage are only slightly mentioned a couple of times as vocabulary words, parents are non-essential in a child’s decisions about sex, the law against minors having sex is de-emphasized, and the explosion of STD’s among minors is ignored.

Homosexuality is NOT taught objectively as what it is:
• A legally protected lifestyle that is chosen by less than 5% of the population
• Homosexuality is 100% a choice; there is NO genetic/hereditary connection
• A choice that leads to a 40% higher suicide rate and a 400% greater run-away rate for teens
• A choice that the CDC says results in 2% of the population (homosexual men) accounting for 70% (!) of the new HIV infections annually.
• Gender is 100% biological; it is NOT a choice.

What IS taught about homosexuality?
• It’s all about your feelings. If you THINK you are, you ought to consider the possibility.
• Sexual promiscuity is neither mentioned nor discouraged, and graphic sexual how-to’s are described in detail.
• It’s “normal and good” – NO downside regarding statistics is mentioned
• It’s conflict with most religious teachings is not mentioned
• Homosexuality is presented as a possible solution to the common, confused sense of identity and feelings in teenagers

The SHARE curriculum – for both heterosexuality and homosexuality – is nothing but an overt attempt to abnormally sexualize and pervert the natural innocence and trusting nature that is inherent in ALL children.

To summarize, our WCSD students and schools continue to rank worst-in-the-nation for one reason. The teaching of essential academic skills and the enforcement of a normal, accountable plan for student behavior have been almost entirely superseded by the desire of the superintendent and Board President to promote their Extreme Leftist views on politics and race, respectively. As long as the community allows this to continue…it will.

“We have it in our power to begin the world (and our schools) again.”
(Thomas Paine – 1776)

Feedback is welcomed. Contact Paul White at white.pauld@gmail.com

Patriotic Review  28 March 2021

19 March 2021 Voter Fraud ACTION ACTION ACTION

Secretary of State and Voter Fraud Investigation. Let’s do this! I am asking everyone that reads this to write a short, hand written letter to the Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske asking her to please investigate the incidences of voter fraud that occurred that is contained in the four boxes of evidence delivered to her by the Nevada GOP. After all, it is within her job description to investigate all suspected incidents of voter fraud. It would be beneficial if we all sent our snail mail letters on the same day. I propose Friday, March 19th. I believe it will be worth the 50 cent stamp.

Secretary of State
Barbara Cegavske
Nevada State Capitol Building
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701

3,987 Individual Non-Citizen Voter Complaints

1,506 Individual Deceased Voter Complaints

2,468 Individual National Change of Address to Out of State Complaints

31,643 ID Required Flagged Individuals

324 Federal Post Card Registration Complaints

120 Page Report on Native American Cash for Votes Scheme

42,284 Individual Duplicate Voter Complaints

15,164 Non-Nevada Mailing Addresses

8,842 Commercial Registration Addresses

8,111 Non-Existent Addresses

8,529 Reactivated Votes by Mail

60 Voters in Clark County with the first name ‘Resident’ last name ‘Resident

Patriotic Review  2021 March 16

Patriotic Review 2021 March 16

Fellow Patriots,

As of this writing we have many bills coming up for hearings that I hope will be met with lots of public comment from we the people. It is simple to do so and in addition to emailing individual legislators, this is a very effective means of having your voice heard. For a short video of how to navigate the Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System (NELIS) click here. I believe it is of paramount importance that we tell our representatives how we feel.  Share your opinion on the legislative website https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/81st2021/

We need to let our legislators know that we are totally opposed to AB286.  This bill effectively does away with your second amendment right to carry a gun in public whether concealed or open carry.  This bill would make a concealed carry permit useless.   It will institute “gun free zones” that the criminal elements just love.  This bill comes up for hearing at 8am Wednesday, March 17th.  Let us come together and protect our rights to defend ourselves.

I am concerned that until our elections are fair and honest again, our representatives have nothing to fear from the people the serve. If they believe that the people can no longer influence their ability to hold or achieve office, then they have no reason to listen to us. We MUST let them know that we demand fair elections! There are bills being introduced that will affect our elections for years to come that will make it all but impossible to have fair elections. One example of this is AB121 that will allow anyone with a computer to vote from home! This bill was introduced under the guise of making it easier for people with disabilities but do not let that fool you! This is a typical tactic employed to make you think that they are trying to do something beneficial but hidden in the bill are provisions they do not talk about! I have read too many bills with this little trick in them!

I am asking everyone that reads this to write a short, hand written letter to the Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske asking her to please investigate the incidence of voter fraud that occurred  that is contained in the four boxes of evidence delivered to her by the Nevada GOP.  After all, it is within her job description to investigate all suspected incidences of voter fraud.  It would be beneficial if we all sent our snail mail letters on the same day.  I propose Friday, March 19th.  I believe it will be worth the 50 cent stamp.

Secretary of State
Barbara Cegavske
Nevada State Capitol Building
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701

For those of you that were at the school board meeting on the 9th of March please be aware that I have filed an official complaint with the Nevada Attorney General about the violation of the Open Meeting Law that occurred that night. I was incredibly pleased to see how many people showed up for the meeting. We must stand up and show up if we expect anything to change. Imagine if we had 100 people there that night? If we all stood up with one voice and demanded they fix the problem with the board not being able to be heard by the public, I wonder what would have happened? I bet they would have reacted differently than they did! Sometimes quantity is as important as quality.

Someway, somehow, get involved.

Best Regards,

Bruce Parks
1NevadaPatriot@gmail.com
www.NevadaPatriot.net
Gab.com@  Nevada Patriot: Conservative Politics

To view the entire newsletter click the link below.

https://mailchi.mp/8c17532f4aea/the-legislature-is-still-in-session-and-we-are-still-locked-out

2021 March 28 How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools? Part 4 of a Series

2021 March 16 How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools? Part 3 of a Series

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” (John Adams – 2nd President of the United States)

How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools? Part III of a 5-Part Series

Overview:
For over a decade, the Washoe County School District (and all Nevada public schools) have ranked last in the nation or almost-last in the nation in quality of education. WCSD superintendents and school boards have primarily blamed our failing schools on a lack of funding. That is provably false because 10 states fund their public schools equal-to or LOWER-than Nevada, and all 10 of those states outperform our schools.

But if the solution for improving our schools is NOT more money, then what is it?

Our failing schools result from 5 main issues that need to be dealt with. Each issue will be explained in more detail in this column and in the three succeeding ones.

Part I -(Feb. 23) FACTS MATTER – WHAT TO DO about our WCSD schools

Part II – (March 2) WASTE LESS MONEY on buildings and non-instructional support services

Part lll – WASTE LESS TIME and MONEY on instructional-related employees

Part lV – MORE ACCOUNTABILITY regarding WHAT is taught and HOW

Part V – BETTER DISCIPLINE and CONTROL of student behavior
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Part III: WASTE LESS TIME and MONEY on instructional-related employees

Much is written and spoken about reducing the “administrative bloat” in our WCSD schools, but no one ever provides the details. At last, here’s a list:

• WHICH instruction-related jobs should be eliminated or modified • WHY

Total “Bloat reduction” savings that could be realized: $12M – $20M per YEAR!
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1) WCSD Superintendent’s “Leadership Team.”
Here is where the “bloat” starts. Go to this link to see the head of the snake. https://www.washoeschools.net/cms/lib/NV01912265/Centricity/Domain/97/WCSD%20Or%20Chart%2009%2017%202020.pdf
How critically important do the following jobs sound to you? “Chief Strategies Officer,” “Chief Accountability Officer”, “Chief Information Officer,” “Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer,” ad infinitum. WCSD schools consistently rank worst in the nation, offer no accountability for their failure to teach our kids, and stonewall community requests for information or interaction. What exactly do these “Leaders” – and the dozens of people who work underneath each one of them DO all day that is improving our students’ education? Answer: Little and nothing.

Bloat Reduction Action That Could Be Taken Immediately:
As a career educator, I assure you that you could entirely eliminate 1 out of every 3 “Leadership” departments, AND eliminate 1 out of every 3 employee positions in the REMAINING “Leadership” departments. No one would ever know they were gone. Any possible slack that needed to be picked-up could easily be handled if the remaining “leadership” departments simply provided taxpayers with an honest day’s work.
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2) Do We Really Need FIVE Extra Superintendents?
For approximately 60,000 students and 100 schools, the WCSD superintendent hires an ADDITIONAL 5 “Field Superintendents” to help her supervise school operations. Compare this with the superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District. He is responsible for 1,000 schools and 600,000 students (10X more than WCSD) and he only uses SIX Field Superintendents.

Bloat Reduction Action That Could Be Taken Immediately:
If you think 3 or 4 of WCSD’s excessive Field Superintendent positions could be eliminated immediately without ANY decrease in education quality, AND at an annual savings of close to a million dollars…you’re right!
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3) School-site Administrators and Non-teaching “Specialists”
Unless they were willing to devote hundreds of hours to research, WCSD superintendent McNeill has made it virtually impossible for the public to see how many non-teaching administrative positions there are at each of WCSD’s 100 schools. This is intentional on the superintendent’s part, because it enables her to hide the absurd amount of administrative bloat. The Board needs to demand that the superintendent immediately provide a concise list of all the non-teaching positions at each school, so that the Board can easily spot the wasteful over-staffing and eliminate it.

Bloat Reduction Action That Could Be Taken Immediately:
A school of 600 or fewer students does not need ANY assistant administrators. Larger schools only need one assistant. With approximately 100 schools, WCSD could eliminate an average of 2-3 administrative positions per school (200-300 positions). Additionally, the large number of non-teaching “specialist” positions funded by extra subsidies should be eliminated and the money re-directed, because these positions contribute little or nothing to the overall education of our children.

What could WCSD do with the several hundred displaced individuals who are qualified as teachers but don’t teach? Offer them full-time classroom teaching positions – at a teacher’s pay scale. That would immediately eliminate WCSD’s teacher shortage, lower class size, and save millions of dollars.

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4) A Non-teaching Educator is an Oxymoron –
The majority of WCSD administrators, including principals, are licensed to teach students but DON’T – and HAVEN’T for decades. That’s why their policies and expectations for teachers are unrealistic and counter-productive. That’s why they don’t have any real soul-connection with most WCSD students.

Bloat Reduction Action That Could Be Taken Immediately
EVERY administrator, from the superintendent on down, should be required to teach one class per day – every day. I know it works because as a principal and superintendent, I did it for years, and so did ALL our school administrators. It’s an easy activity to schedule and gives the students the thrill of being taught by a “boss.” Teachers appreciate their supervisor working alongside them in the “trenches”, and the administrators gain renewed respect for the challenges that teachers face all day/every day. This proposal would provide WCSD with at least 600 extra teaching hours per DAY. That’s the equivalent of 120 full-time teachers per DAY – at NO extra cost. Teacher and substitute teacher shortages would become a thing of the past.

“We have it in our power to begin the world (and our schools) again.”
(Thomas Paine – 1776)

Feedback is welcomed. Contact Paul White at white.pauld@gmail.com