Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
The Association (MEA) will select one-half (1/2) of the committee membership.
Read the information contained in the Mesa Unified School District Bargain Agreement and you will find out why our public school are Union Schools not Public Schools.
And you wonder why parent have no authority!!
This is the rudder that controls the ship. School Board Parent Betrayal to have them allow this provision!!!
What can be done? File a complaint!!!!
This is definitely a "GOOD OLE BOY" play by my rules group. Complaints do not work here, I feel an outside legal review of the current Administration needs to be done!!!
Some time ago a parent (who just happened to be a lawyer) had a complaint regarding fees for athletic participation.The board put this off and stated would get back to him. They did not, he came to the board meeting and was upset at the inaction regarding his complaint. He also mention that he was a lawyer and would go to higher authority to post his complaint. Couple meetings later, the athletic dept. had revised their fees to adjust to families who could not afford the fees. As far as "who, what lawyer" If the situation is so unapproachable, maybe contacting legal services would help. Maybe.
Perhaps find a lawyer (parent) who would be willing to look into the matter perhaps on a discrimination bases?
The "Bargain Agreement" is definitely a questionable piece of regulation --- if a lawyer could be found, I feel that this would be resolved in a timely fashion without needing litigation.
That is questionable. When Wayne L Gardner (Lawyer) was president of the Board back in the 2004-6 time frame he concurred with my concern on this issue then. We tried to get the language changed and ran into such a hornets nest of opposition, mainly the District was concerned that it would arouse the MEA to seek more membership, etc. Long story short we conceded to have an oversight committee established with two members appointed by each board member. There was some other language inserted negating this committees authority, so it really just became a rubber stamp for the District and didn't really resolve the MEA's monopoly position on other committees.
I think one would have to have a good alternative plan to get the day to day committee work done if the MEA is excluded, i.e., have a qualified parent/teacher pool, etc., that the Superintendent and or Board could draw from with confidence. Invitations to the pool would be advertised and encouraged by the District. A profile on each pool member would contain their previous experience and or interest in different disciplines, such as math, social studies, etc.
What I am saying is the legal approach was discussed earlier and apparently may not have had sufficient bases to pursue the matter from that angle. I can't remember? It would be worth checking into again though. I could call Wayne and get his opinion?
Never say "CAN"T, This district has been corrupt for so long, it will probably take a team of lawyers to unravel all the secrets hidden away from the public view.
Sorry, my reference to can't had to do with my memory not what can be done!