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February 23, 2021

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Educator Misconduct- BHS 2.0 - Retaliation

Administrator Investigation-
The Level Five Formal Review and the elements of the investigation are known to the three administrators listed who are required to testify (due to evidence collected during the investigation) and Peterson, the teacher who filed the complaint.

The information above could only be produced by a participant in the process. The interviews are Wed 4/21 and Fri 4/23.

It would be beneficial if a local reporter asked the Board or the individuals themselves about the process as the public would like full disclosure of these facts. This is BHS 2.0

The Board should hire a legal firm to investigate its own administration. (The Palo Alto Board finally had to secure its OWN legal counsel and clean house on the administration) The series of issues in the Petersen case starts before 2017. This administration is litigating its ego, not protecting the students. This is BHS 2.0. and the taxpayers and students will pay the price.

The Petersen v. SMUHSD legal action was listed as a closed session item on the Board Agenda on April 1, but according to a statement made by Trustee Land at the end of the April 15 meeting, the Board has "yet to complete its closed session business" as they refuse to stay and complete the closed session

At the Level Five Formal Review, the complainant is allowed to attend the hearing and listen to responses given to the evidentiary findings of the CTC, but not the public. The information above (including the investigation information) was provided by the victim.

The CTC Disciplinary Workflow is linked. A case at the state level would not move this far without serious evidence and a lengthy investigation. The SMUHSD has been slow to submit its required documents to discovery to the state, dragging its feet to slow down the process.

The Board never sees the details of these incidents as the administrations comes to a “separation” settlement after abusing the individual. The Board only see’s and approves the dollar amount, but never sees the details. This is BHS 2.0.

There should be a requirement of disclosure to the SMUHSD Board of any type of investigation by a legitimate investigative body of the Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent.

In BHS 2.0, Former BHS Principal Di Yim ran off to Las Vegas (Yes-can’t make this up) in a post marital affair with an SMUHSD District Office Administrator, leaving BHS in shambles and the SMUHSD paying the legal bills. It was all Black and white. The BHS debacle was never about the facts, it was about retaliation as well. The Mills case is retaliation and the Superintendents are now under investigation by the CTC Educator Misconduct Division.

Disciplinary Workflow Chart
https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/educator-discipline/files/educator-discipline-workflow.pdf?sfvrsn=5dda78f_2

Educator Misconduct- BHS Negligence

The Petersen and BHS events will not stop until the Board takes action on an administrator at the center of these events.

The facts in the Principal Yim case illustrate "ongoing willful negligence" in the destruction of a healthy and positive BHS. The facts show that Principal Yim was a complete failure and the BHS Parents spent two years aggressively pushing the district administration and Board to remove her. The facts show that Yim should never have been returned to the campus in 2015-16 as she and a district office administrator were under investigation for federal civil rights violations, similar to what is present on a widespread basis in the SMUHSD now.

Who would return a known and failed principal to BHS before the arrival of Superintendent Skelly?

The same person being investigated the CTC Education Misconduct Committee.

Trustees Lees Dwyer and Friedman knew better than to return Yim to BHS. Trustee Land was well aware of the negligence when he took the job and adjudicate the actions at BHS.

The administration has an ongoing practice of withholding essential facts and evidence from the Board and now things are blowing up.

Questions? Check the non-functional BHS HVAC system the administration knew all along did not work, yet told the people and the board, that BHS was "just fine." The post COVID BHS will now be partially non-functional for the next few years as a result.

Facts matter- they are available for all to see, you just have to look.

Educator Misconduct- Superintendent Source Links

Response to Source Links-

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing- Educator Misconduct Committee

Superintendent Kevin Skelly will be in an interview/deposition between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm today Friday April 23,2021

Verification?
Call the district SMUHSD District Office (650-558-2299) between 11:00 and 1:00 today (4/23) and ask to speak to Superintendent Skelly- You will most likely get the following response-
"He's in an important meeting"

This meeting should also show up on him public calendar and report to the Board on activities of the week.

A school Board that represents the public should be informed of these issues.

Educator Misconduct- Ego Driven- Fiscal Foolish


The lawsuit from the Mills High School teacher, Patricia Petersen has unearthed a harsh reality in the SMUHSD – District Leadership have been lying, misleading, and withholding information from the Board.

This is not a single action, but a practice.

The lawsuit is a result of a foolish district office leader litigating his ego, rather than serving the public.

District office leaders engage in moral hazard as they are drunk with tax-payer’s dollars and the backing of a well-funded legal defense (again, the tax-payer’s money) to bail them out.

The SMUHSD leaders have lost touch with serving the public and instead are serving themselves.

In 2007, the deception was Superintendent Sam Johnson’s multi-million dollar “mistake” that ended up costing a large number of teacher jobs and would require multiple public bonds to recapture the lost money.- Another public bailout.

The current lies are more subtle but carry the same weight. The lies of omission, the lies of distraction, and the lies of negligence. These will further undermine the public trust.

There is no reason the SMUHSD employ such incompetence. The district is wealthy as its teachers $43,000 more than (that doesn’t include health and retirement benefits!) high school districts just 10 miles up the road. The SMUHSD administrators make even more than the counterparts.

Associate leaders have no reason to seek a role elsewhere as a Superintendent, they would have to take pay cut to do so.

If the SMUHSD is handing out significantly more money than other district, then why do we continue to employ people who lie to keep their jobs? There are quality and ethical applicants available.

Financial CBO guru Liz McManus kept the public satisfied as SHE knew how to manage the money and bring honor to the district.

The post COVID public needs ethics and transparency from school leaders, not more deception about when and how schools will be open.

Superintendent Skelly and the Board has foolishly trusted a single advisor that may now bring down Skelly himself.

What may seem like a small employment issue at Mills High School, may well bring to light the malfeasance of district leaders and a failure to meet the public trust.

The group of five Board members may (are) collectively ignoring this issue, but a single member assigned to represent a school itself would be forced to acknowledge with this item, or quickly be thrown out of office.

Misconduct-$500 an hour?- Legal Defense

Commission on Teacher Credentialing- Educator Misconduct Investigations-

Formal Review by Educator Misconduct Board
-SMUHSD Superintendent Kevin Skelly
-SMUHSD Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black
-Mills High School Principal Pam Duzzynski

The Petersen v. SMUHSD lawsuit and disclosure of the SMUHSD’s Superintendent Skelly and Deputy Superintendent Black's mandatory appearance in front of the state disciplinary committee has SMUHSD employees (current and former) coming out of the shadows and comparing stories as recipients of abusive employment behavior.

Regardless of the outcome of Educator Misconduct inquiry, the prestige and compensation level of the SMUHSD should mandate a much higher level of ethics, professionalism, and transparency by its TWO top leaders.

This is embarrassing.

The CTC Educator Misconduct Commission doesn’t usually investigate misconduct by district leaders, much less BOTH the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of a district along with a school site principal.

The required evidence to reach this level of review is steep climb so why is the Board clueless about this issue as well as the others?

How much of our taxpayer dollars going to pay the Lozano-Smith lawyers to defend them. Founder Lou Lozano (at $500 per hour) is often the one who shows up to clean up the mess made by the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent.

(Funny, the leader of the “other” top education law firm in the state lives here in the district, so his tax dollars are actually being wasted to pay his competitor to defend the SMUHSD leaders! I guess we know why Hillsborough Schools don’t have legal problems)

There is much more to this/these stories with hope that the SM Daily Journal can connect the dots from their past cases/stories as the facts and players come together under the Petersen lawsuit.

BHS Whistleblower Retaliation-

Commission on Teacher Credentialing- Educator Misconduct Investigations

Formal Review by Educator Misconduct Board
-SMUHSD Superintendent Kevin Skelly
-SMUHSD Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black

This state level investigation currently at the Level Five-Deposition state (where the accused are deposed with the evidence against them) that is required prior to the CTC Educator Misconduct Committee issuing an Adverse Action or revoking a credential.

The charges against Black and Skelly are not what is MOST important.

What is important to the public is HOW these two SMUHSD leaders ended up in front of the state’s Educator Misconduct Panel prior to losing their credentials.

In March 2015, Dr. Black and BHS Principal Yim were under investigation by the United States Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The two (and some teachers at BHS) had committed civil rights violations under federal law. The OCR had been on the BHS campus an SMUHSD offices from December 2014 to April 2015. The SMUHSD leaders stated to the public and the Board that they had committed “no violations of the law.” Behind the scenes, the SMUHSD Cabinet of Superintendent Laurence, Assistant Superintendent Black, and Assistant Superintendent Parsons paid $12,000 the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistant Team (FCMAT) to evaluate the SMUHSD’s compliance with Federal Special Education and Americans with Disabilities Act laws. FCMAT is a state education team of specialists hired to “identify, prevent and resolve financial, operational and data management challenges by providing management assistance and professional learning opportunities.”

The Board had no knowledge of the extreme violations of the SMUHSD in the areas of ADA and Special Education or the administrations (silent) request for an evaluation. The district leadership continued to state that there are no issues.

In July 2015, FCMAT informed the SMUHSD that is was in violation of both state and federal law regarding it Special Education and Americans with Disabilities Act 504 programs. FCMAT found numerous and egregious negligence which had and would create extensive exposure to litigation.

FCMAT also found that the SMUHSD was extremely negligent in the identification and accommodations of African American students with disability needs. According to FMCAT date, the SMUHSD failed to properly identify and support a single African American student for a specific learning disability for over five years.

"As mentioned throughout this letter, the district lacks a comprehensive pre intervention plan and implementation plan. Although there are written procedures and forms for 504 accommodation plans, staff reported they are unaware of a structured 504 accommodation procedure. Yet there are students with 504 plans at all sites."

In November 2015, the SMUHSD’s legal firm Lozano Smith defended Deputy Superintendent Black and BHS Principal Yim for additional Civil Rights retaliation against a Whistleblower complaint filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. In its legal brief, Lozano Smith lawyers intentionally suppressed the issues of the Office of Civil Rights charges and FCMAT investigation findings. The SMUHSD and Lozano Smith knew they were guilty but lied to the state agency.

The Lozano Smith law firm represents the taxpayers of the SMUHSD. The attorneys knew that the SMUHSD leaders were engaged in legally “problematic” behaviors yet did nothing to inform the Board.

In response to the FCMAT issues, the SMUHSD added $200,000 in initial corrective moves. The SMUHSD leadership has continued to “double down” on its lies, costing an additional $250,000 in legal and investigation expenses. The actual legal costs attributed to Deputy Superintendent Black and Principal Yim are believed to be much higher.

The removal of Principal Di Yim from BHS during the 2015-2016 school year were not for family reasons. They were for retaliation against a Whistleblower for reporting Civil Rights violations of the school and the SMUHSD.

The documents supporting these facts are public record. The SMUHSD has a habit of keeping this type of information from the eyes of the public.

Superintendent Skelly and Deputy Superintendent Black have ended up in front of the Educator Misconduct Committee because their negligent actions have finally caught up with them. Mills High School teacher Patricia Petersen is not the first to be damaged by this extreme misuse of power, but hopefully she will be the last.

Families who were requesting Special Education or 504 Accommodations (and were denied) during this period should contact the SMUHSD regarding compensation for Civil Rights Violations-

State Censure?- No Respect-No Teachers

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing- Educator Misconduct Investigation Findings should be available soon with possible censure or revocation of credentials based on the behaviors of the leadership of the SMUHSD

-SMUHSD Superintendent Kevin Skelly
-SMUHSD Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black

The outcome of the investigation should not matter, the local data tells the story. Superintendent Skelly was used by Superintendent Kirk Black and BHS Principal Yim in 2016 which resulted in the continual tailspin of a once great Burlingame High School. Unable to find a replacement to lead the BHS campus, Skelly moved the Mills High School Principal to BHS, elevating an assistant principal who was not ready to lead. In the past years, Mills High School has seen plummeting enrollment and now growing exodus of its teaching staff highlighted by the Petersen lawsuit.

One thing is crystal clear, while Sequoia and Carlmont High Schools are being named Distinguished Schools (without a Superintendent) the SMUHSD leadership has angered its parent and student base as it placed the negligence of its administration ahead of its duty to the citizens. (Even BIS was named as a Distinguished School)

While the public schools may perform social work, that is not its primary function. The district leadership is failing in its primary function to provide high quality faculty and instruction to the taxpaying community.

The possible censure by the State of California of a district’s Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources is not a recruiting poster to attract and retain the Best and the Brightest Teachers to live in one of most expensive areas of the state.

Superintendents's (2)Credentials Suspended-Guilty as Charged-Unprecedented!

Guilty as charged-

The CTC Educator Misconduct Department has found ALL THREE SMUHSD leaders GUILTY of misconduct and issued disciplinary action:

Superintendent Skelly - Credential Suspended
Deputy Superintendent Black Credential Suspended
Mills Principal Duzzynski- Credential Suspended

It is unprecedented for a single Superintendent much less a Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent to have THEIR credentials suspended.

Where is the SMUHSD Board?
Asleep as usual.

HMB

How long does this take to show up on the CTC public search?

Superintendents's (2)Credentials Suspended-Guilty as Charged-Unprecedented!

It is starting to circulate now. The CTC sends out a publication titled "All Points Bulletin" to all public schools and colleges with the names and censures of all individuals.

This is a public censure so... the local media may be able to confirm much sooner.

Or

The SMUHSD actually paid for the legal defense, so the Board should be able to comment on Thursday evening (5/6) since it is our money.

HMB

Thanks. It wasn't flagged when I checked this evening. I'll look again tomorrow.

Mom

If they lose their credentials are they out of the job. I don't know anything about the CTC.

Mom

The Daily Post has a front pager about Skelly possibly having his credentials suspended for a month. The Board is in closed session right now to discuss his performance evaluation. A one month suspension is mostly symbolic right?

Black must resign or be fired (Hold the Board Responsible)

Symbolic of what? Dishonesty.
Failure to act as a CEO?

Symbolic as in sending a message to the Board- YOU NEED TO ACT!

A 30 day suspension will cost Skelly about $45K.


Is the SMUHSD the Theranos of school districts?

Just lie and hope that all goes OK... its other people's money anyways.


CTC Educator Misconduct Department has found ALL THREE SMUHSD leaders GUILTY:

Superintendent Skelly - 30 Day Suspension of Credential
Deputy Superintendent Black 14 Day Suspension of Credential
Mills Principal Duzzynski- 120 Days Suspension of Credential

This is unprecedented.

The two top leaders of one of the wealthiest school districts in the state are found guilty of ethics violations and maybe more!


Like doctors and lawyers, educators both teachers and administrators must have a valid credential (license) to perform the work. If the credential is suspended, then they are banned from working and being paid as they have violated professional standards, practices, or ethics.

This censure is paramount to a doctor being placed on a suspension and barred from treating patients.

What message does this sent to the students?

The California State Commission on Teaching Credentials Educator Misconduct Panel is sending these Superintendents and the SMUHSD Board a clear message, “you got caught and you had better do something about it.”

The negligence of these administrators is also responsible for the cover up of the negligence at Burlingame High School which is also (again) under review by two state agencies including CTC Educator Misconduct.

This additional investigation could also cost two BHS teachers their credentials because THEY lied to administrators and investigators.

Deputy Superintendent Black and Principal Di Yim pulled had a fiduciary obligation to inform Skelly and the Board of what transpired at BHS, now the facts are available make Skelly and the Board look foolish.

This is a serious stain on the SMUHSD.

Skelly was the runner up as the Superintendent of the Year in the USA and now his credential is suspended.

Who goes from top to bottom in such a short period of time?

Ironically, Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources Kirk Black received a lesser suspension, despite that fact that it was his negligence the dragged Superintendent Skelly into this mess.

It was Black who knew of and supported the debacle at BHS with Principal Di Yim. Black and Yim had a fiduciary responsibility to inform Skelly and the Board of ALL information that took place.

Skelly and the Board were intentionally blocked of vital information that Black, Yim, BHS teachers, and the SMUHSD were under investigation by the United States Office of Civil Rights only weeks prior to Skelly's arrival and the subsequent framing of Mr. Nelson(These facts were covered up-but are being made available)

Superintendent Skelly has one response. He has the power and the (somewhat) authority with the Board to correct these issues. This needs MORE than a “MEA Culpa” and let’s move on.

Skelly or the Board need to purge those who have engaged in these actions.

The SMUHSD's legal firm, Lozano-Smith continues to be paid to defend these actions, on the tax payers money.

An educated guess would put the legal and investigative costs of these administrative debacles at well over $500k. (Public Record investigations are very expensive) These are all avoidable expenses as these actions are ego driven and have nothing to do with the operations of the schools.


The Petersen case has yet to go to trial where MORE of the details will come out. A full deposition of Black or Skelly would be a disaster for the SMUHSD.

The censure from the state is a separate issue, the SMUHSD Board represents the local constituents and taxpayers, yet they remain silent.

Why would a high-quality teaching candidate or administrator want to work in a district where its leaders are found guilty of ethical misconduct?


There are times when a leader needs to remove the cancer and chart a new course for the organization. A resignation at the district level should be tendered immediately or Superintendent Skelly should be required to take action and remove the cancer that has infected the organization.

If Superintendent Skelly’s own fall from grace and suspension is not enough of a wakeup call for him or the Board, then we need to lock up the $325 million from the sale of bonds and property until there is a logical and ethical leader in place.

https://www.smcoe.org/about/county-office-of-education/news/smuhsd-superintendent-kevin-skelly-is-runner-up-for-national-award.html

OneManginiWay

This is not symbolic action. It is sending message to the Board. Given large scale of negligence of educators in our state, the CTC does not suspend a credential UNLESS evidence of gross negligence is present. The CTC's normal process is to take no action at all.

A serious financial or criminal action would receive a multi-year suspension.

This is an act of retaliation and abuse so the CTC issued what is saw as appropriate.

The Mills principal got a four months suspension.

Skelly was issues a one month- 30 day suspension that will (personally) cost him about $45K.

A $45k "fine" should send a sharp message regarding the negligent actions.

Black only received a 15 day suspension or about $18.5k.

Unlike the NFL, these individuals will pay these punishments themselves because they can't work.

These suspensions will also go on their records.

Ironically, Black is he cause of this mess, yet he gets the lowest fine. This alone should make Skelly want to fire him.

Sadly, these issue have already cost the SMUHSD Taxpayers over $500k and there is more to come.

Skelly's claims in the Daily Post that "he" is going to appeal. Who is going to pay for this appeal? Not the SMUHSD? The District in no longer in peril and therefore has no reason to pay the legal bills to support the ego's of these leaders.

The CTC Educator Misconduct Committee was sending a message to the SMUHSD Board- YOU NEED TO ACT!


Is the SMUHSD the Theranos of school districts?...Just lie and hope that all goes OK... its other people's money anyways.

CTC Educator Misconduct Department has found ALL THREE SMUHSD leaders GUILTY after a SERIOUS investigation. They interviewed MULTIPLE teachers at Mills High School and "deposed" Skelly, Black, and Duzzynski.

Superintendent Skelly - 30 Day Suspension of Credential
Deputy Superintendent Black 14 Day Suspension of Credential
Mills Principal Duzzynski- 120 Days Suspension of Credential

This is unprecedented.

The two top leaders of one of the wealthiest school districts in the state are found guilty of ethics violations and maybe more!

Like doctors and lawyers, educators both teachers and administrators must have a valid credential (license) to perform the work. If the credential is suspended, then they are banned from working and being paid as they have violated professional standards, practices, or ethics.

This censure is paramount to a doctor being placed on a suspension and barred from treating patients.

What message does this behavior of leaders send to the students?

The California State Commission on Teaching Credentials Educator Misconduct Panel is sending these Superintendents and the SMUHSD Board a clear message, “you got caught and you had better do something about it.”

The negligence of these administrators is also responsible for the cover up of the negligence at Burlingame High School which is also (again) under review by two state agencies including CTC Educator Misconduct.

This additional investigation could also cost two BHS teachers their credentials because THEY lied to administrators and investigators.

Deputy Superintendent Black and Principal Di Yim had a fiduciary obligation to inform Skelly and the Board of what transpired at BHS. They failed in this task.

The facts are available which make Skelly and the Board look foolish.

This is a serious stain on the SMUHSD.
Skelly was the runner up as the Superintendent of the Year in the USA and now his credential is suspended.

What education leader goes from top to bottom in such a short period of time?

Ironically, Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources Kirk Black received a lesser suspension, despite that fact that it was his negligence the dragged Superintendent Skelly into this mess.

It was Black who knew of and supported the debacle at BHS with Principal Di Yim as Black, Yim, a select few BHS teachers, and the SMUHSD were under investigation by the United States Office of Civil Rights only weeks prior to Skelly's arrival, yet said nothing... when asked!

Superintendent Skelly has one response to all of this mess.
He has the power and the (somewhat) authority with the Board to correct these issues.
This needs MORE than a “MEA Culpa” and let’s move on.


Skelly or the Board need to purge those who have engaged in these actions.

The SMUHSD's legal firm, Lozano-Smith continues to be paid to defend these actions, on the tax payers money.

Again, an educated guess would put the legal and investigative costs of these administrative debacles at well over $500k.

These are all avoidable expenses as the actions are ego driven and have nothing to do with the operations of the schools.

The Petersen case has yet to go to trial where MORE of the details will come out. A full deposition of Black or Skelly would be a disaster for the SMUHSD.

The censure from the state is a separate issue, the SMUHSD Board represents the local constituents and taxpayers, yet the Board remains silent.

Why would any high-quality teaching candidate or administrator want to work in a district where its leaders are found guilty of ethical misconduct?

There are times when a real leader to removes the cancer and charts a new course for the organization.

A resignation at the district level should be tendered immediately or Superintendent Skelly should be required to take action and fire the cancer that has infected the organization.

If Superintendent Skelly’s own fall from grace and suspension is not enough of a wakeup call for him or the Board, then we need to lock up the $325 million from the sale of bonds and property plus he COVID money until there is a logical and ethical leader in place.

This is NOT a normal event for a school district.

The suspensions of the Superintends (both) is a response to an extreme act of negligence by the district leadership.

This cannot be ignored.

https://www.smcoe.org/about/county-office-of-education/news/smuhsd-superintendent-kevin-skelly-is-runner-up-for-national-award.html

JP

This clown is making 45K a month?

HMB

How often does the CTC update its database? I'm not seeing any of this there.

HMB

Oh, nevermind. These are just the recommended sanctions. The hearings haven't actually happened yet, which is why nothing is showing up in public search.

OneManginiWay

A sentencing recommendation comes after a guilty verdict.

The complete CTC-multi-level investigation found then guilty.

They are NOT appealing the verdict, only the sentence.


These jokers are caught and they want to use tax-payer money for lawyers to save their individual credentials and reputations- NO.

The stated abuse is NOT a one time thing.

These are serious issue of negligence. Gaslighting, and abusive behavior in dealing with employees.

If these education leaders want to challenge the CTC decision, then they can pay their own lawyers.

The taxpayers do not need to be a party to the defense of abusive behavior.

The Board needs to remove the emotional abuse and Gaslighting by the "uncontrolled ego" or it will be a very expensive day in court.


https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/san-mateo-union-chief-kevin-skelly-deputy-superintendent-mills-principal-credentials-threatened/article_0047707a-aee1-11eb-8907-e7bfa4b80d09.html

Joe

This will earn a fresh post when I get around to it, but in the meantime, the DJ is catching up to the Post:

Kevin Skelly, San Mateo Union High School District superintendent, is facing a 30-day suspension of his education credential along with two other administration members due to mismanagement claims brought by a Mills High School teacher.

Skelly; Kirk Black, district deputy superintendent of Human Resources and Student Services; and Mills High School Principal Pam Duszynski have all been offered hearings before the state’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing to contest a recommended credential suspension. The recommendation for Duszynski is 120 days, Skelly’s is 30 days and Black’s is 14 days.

OneManginiWay

The SMUHSD Board Agenda shows "Employee Evaluation-Superintendent" listed for closed session April 13.

The CTC does extensive investigations prior to issuing sanctions.

Skelly is used to "waiving his hand" to make things go away. This isn't one of them.

It is believed that at least 15 teachers were interviewed by CTC Investigators. The investigation was a multi-level process that took months. The sentence recommendations of credential suspensions is not taken lightly.

Skelly's 30-day suspension will cost HIM at least $45,000! The Mills principal's 120 days suspension will be over $120,000.

If these two are going to take a substantial financial hit while Deputy Superintendent Black walks away with almost no punishment at all, then they deserve the personal loss.

Black is the Director of HR and has complete responsibility over these (an other issues). The responsibility is 100% on his shoulders. When Skelly is blocked form information, he can't make effective decisions.

Skelly and the principal are fools for taking the fall for Black on this issue and the previous ones.

Black has been blocking the Public Record Act requests for the expenses of these and previous events. The disclosure will not look good for his employment future.

It's that famous Watergate phrase, "follow the money."

As taxpayers, we are the fools if this is allowed to continue.

The Board knows what it needs to do, it just needs the courage to do it.

OneManginiWay

SMUHSD Agenda- May 13, 2021

C.1. [ * ] Public Employee Evaluation pursuant to Government Code Section 54957- Title: Superintendent

The sh&t has hit the fan. What is the Board going to do?

No one is surprised by suspension of Deputy Superintendent Black's credential. He has been engaged in these abusive actions for a while.

People are surprised that Skelly was foolish enough to get dragged down with Black.

The SMUHSD is now on the walk of shame and subsequent investigations and disclosure of more details will only make the local district look worse.

Its Murphy's Law, whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.

The district needs to liberate itself or be dragged down with them.

Mom

What does "liberate itself" mean? Firing some or all of them?

OneManginiWay

"fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me"

A public record disclosure of the legal and investigation costs related to these "antics" would be shocking.

Mills High School is about to implode as teachers want to leave the sinking ship.

Black is the one who kept Principal Yim at BHS for a third and destructive year (against two years of BHS Parent outrage) and Skelly enabled her to stay finish off the school.

A good oncologist gets rid of all of the cancer.

There are high quality leaders who will earn the salary and know the basic difference between right and wrong.

We pay strong leaders to prevent behaviors that require the state to intervene and suspend teaching credentials, not to engage in them.

The CTC didn't get one, they got three!

OneManginiWay

Remove Skelly and Black.

Bring back Liz McManus as an Interim Superintendent as she knows the district, the money, and the people.

She also has the ethics to do the right thing.

The community can then hire a new leader that can properly reflect and implement the education values of the community.

The reopening of the schools after COVID is a perfect time to continue this shift to a positive and growing environment.

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