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February 23, 2021

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Rats jumping ship- BHS and Mills- Humiliation and Embarrassment coming!

Pattern of negligence and abuse


According to court documents the incidents at Mills High School’s Petersen and the incidents at Burlingame High School are similar events.

In each of these cases, there was no issue of employment negligence by the teacher. There was no record of improper behavior but on the contrary, both individuals had filed complaints regarding the negligence and improper behavior of site and district administrators. The issues in each case date back to before 2015, yet the district office administration held on to these incidents and engaged in retaliation.

Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black is the central individual holding the grudge. He is the key actor in each of these events and is culpable for the damage. As Superintendent, Kevin Skelly listens to Black “without question” and in both cases Black has used his position to engage in retaliation, dragging the district into hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal and investigation expenses all to flex his ego and assert his power.

In the current situation, Petersen filed complaints with the CTC Education Misconduct Committee who investigated and found her complaints (with at least 15 corroborating sources) as credible, recommending suspending the teaching credentials of Skelly (30 days), Mills Principal (120 days) and Black (14 days). Skelly thought the CTC Educator Misconduct investigation was it going to be a walk in the park and instead HE got mugged by the lies he had been told.

The Mils Principal and Skelly are taking the harder fall as Black sought to punish Petersen. Principals will not take ANY disciplinary action against an employee without consulting and gaining the approval of Kirk Black. This is his baby.

In the Burlingame case, Deputy Superintendent Black and Principal Yim lied to, misled, and withheld information from the new Superintendent Skelly and the Board.

Black and Yim had been under investigation by the United States Office of Civil Rights for an extended period of time, but hid the information from Skelly and the Board. The SMUHSD was out of compliance with federal law and multiple students’ academic rights and records (many at BHS) were severely damaged as a result.

Skelly was basically “blind and ignorant” of everything happening at BHS and acted on the words of Black, Yim, and a handful of teachers.

Now that the sh*t is hitting the fan and Black and Skelly are under more legal scrutiny, the CTC Educator Misconduct Committee and United States Office of Civil Rights are taking a second (and third) look at previous complaints and reviewing evidence submitted by the SMUHSD as the “facts just don’t add up” given the current situation.

Its Murphy’s Law, what can go wrong, will go wrong.

Individuals who intentionally lied or gave false statements (recorded or written) in previously investigations may now be held responsible for their lies.

Like the teachers who lie, even former BHS Principal Yim who ran off to Las Vegas with an SMUHSD District Office Administrator is not out of reach and her credentials can also be suspended and removed.

It a long time until the July CTC appeal for the SMUHSD leaders and the September Settlement Conference in the Petersen lawsuit-Many more facts are now available and investigators have "fresh and open eyes" on the evidence, connecting the dots as the breadcrumbs falling into place at the feet of the guilty individuals.

While this may not be the level of Superintendent Sam Johnson’s $73 million fiscal debacle, the details of the individual’s ignorance and arrogance once made public will cause “Great Humiliation and Embarrassment” to those who lied to their friends and colleagues as the public becomes well aware of what has transpired.

The Wheels of Justice Grind Exceedingly Slow, but They Grind Exceedingly Fine.


Rats jumping ship- Sent to District Attorney for Review

The intent of SB 1436-Local Agency Compensation: Oral Reporting of Public Meetings-is to be fully transparent in public reporting of management compensation

The complaint has been sent to the District Attorney’s Office for review. The intent of the law was to promote a more transparent process for the public. Instead, the SMUHSD continues to hide its trash.

The failure to list the contracts of the two SMUHSD Administrators was intended to protect them from public scrutiny and comment as these administrators’ credentials are scheduled for suspension.

The SMUHSD has made the rejection of Public Record Act requests a normal practice rather than a public service.

Deputy Superintendent Black is also in charge of the production and legal procedures of Public Record Act requests, but refuses to fulfill them, especially when they are asking for data about Black himself.

Deputy Superintendent Black receives almost $300,000 per year + excessive retirement
Superintendent Skelly receives over $300,000 per year + excessive retirement

These public sector leaders have a vested (literally) interest in protecting these compensation assets by ensuring that the public does not discover their negligence.

The public expects honesty, ethics, and transparency. The public is the recipient of a shell game where the SMUHSD administration keeps hiding the evidence to swindle the public.


“The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.” Gov’t Code § 54950.

waichxit

I just read the last 12 or so posts and if this is all true how can this have transpired in this day and age?

Why aren't the two individuals released from their positions?

And what is even more surprising is why don't they step down, any decent human would.

This is bad news.

Rats jumping ship- The Theranos of School Districts-

100% True and it is much worse than is summed up here.

How could it happen? - Who Guards the Guardians? - Board is inept.

There is no one in a position of leadership in the administration or the Board to take a stand. Younger administrators DEPEND on Black and Skelly’s support if they plan to have a future. Teachers who take a stand get disciplined, removed, or “blamed and shamed” under the current regime.

At any publicly held company, the CEO would have already terminated Black for gross negligence rather than issue and additional year’s contract. The Board of Directors, knowing that something is exceptionally wrong, would be sending overt signals to the CEO. “Fix this now or YOU are out!”

The SMUHSD is quickly becoming the Theranos of school districts.

The SMUHSD Board and Administration needs a SM Grand Jury Intervention or an external investigation by an independent legal team.

The damage to the students and organization is escalating and there is no slowing it down.

Superintendent Skelly has stated, “I only need to keep five people happy, the members of the Board, nothing else matters.”

Skelly and Black have erected a “firewall” between the administration and the Board. The Board ONLY believes the information provided by administration and nothing else.

At a previous Board meeting after being admonished by a member Superintendent Skelly stated, “I need to get better at presenting bad news.”

Skelly is sage, but out of touch. He recently sent an email to every employee in the district that focused upon an offensive slur about students, but HE did not know it was offensive. The email went to the INBox of EVERY employee in the district. He did send out an apology, but ONLY after a teacher sent a REPLY ALL and called him out. (Bold Move by the teacher considering people are getting terminated for things like this act) Political Correctness or not, a Superintendent of Bay Area School District needs to know better… at all levels.

Deputy Superintendent Black is taking Skelly and the District to the cleaners. Black is the one responsible for most of the damage over the years but for some reason has gained Skelly’s confidence. It will be Black that will bring down Skelly’s career, which is what is playing out in the CTC Educator Misconduct suspensions. Skelly believes that “the lawyers” will save him, but the damage is done. The investigators spoke to MANY employees to validate the complaints. Even if Skelly and Black’s credentials are saved (by the expensive legal team paid for by taxpayers) , the employees on the ground know the truth. Black has beaten on them enough and it these two get away with this one, you can expect morale to plummet. Black and Yim were the architects of the destruction at BHS. Skelly was the enabler.

Behind closed doors there was snickering about making the wealthy BHS parents “finally pay.”

The Board is old and more concerned about short meetings, an individual’s future, and free healthcare than solving problems.

Unlike other districts, the SMUHSD is currently FAT with cash and is spending money like a drunken sailor. The district will spend $250 million per year over the next four years in operation expenses and capital improvement.

If Skelly and Black are deposed in the Petersen legal case, its game over for the SMUHSD which could flip to class action.

The district is in a position to rise like a Phoenix to regain its success (but not under this leadership) or continue to crash and burn as parent (who can afford it) will continue to flee the public schools.

The local solution-BHS needs a new injection of community and parent support and direction. The BHS Parents Groups (sports, drama, site counsel, etc) of the past raised money and made clear their wishes of the direction of the school. Intelligent principals knew how to engage the community, embrace their values, and invest the money into the campus.
The school belongs to the town, not the other way around.

The 100th Anniversary of BHS can either be a celebration or a Wake. Either way, the district is going nowhere under the current leadership who has embarrassed the entire organization by having their teaching licenses suspended by the state.

Rats jumping ship- Confirmed -Brown Act Violation


Brown Act Attorney CONFIRMED that Dr. Black's intentional omission on the June 24, 2021 meeting was a violation of the law.


Maybe this EMERGENCY Special Session was to discuss the ongoing negligence?

Special Meeting w/Closed Session
San Mateo Union HSD
July 01, 2021 5:00PM
San Mateo Union High School District

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

Either start fixing the problems and firing the inept leaders or put a tent over the whole SMUHSD and start selling tickets.

Rats jumping ship- Contact the DA and request prosecution

Deputy Superintendent Black intentionally suppressed HIS contract (and all administrative contracts) from public review and public comment so that HIS contract would be approved by the Board without suspicion.

The June 24, 2021 SMUHSD Agenda (as required by law) was void of information on the details of administrative employment contracts.

Since Deputy Superintendent Black intentionally block these contracts from public scrutiny, the Board blindly approved approximately $5.5 million in salary alone (add benefits and pensions and this number goes into space) and the public has no idea WHO these people are or the terms of their contract.

In addition, the public was not given the opportunity to voice their option/opposition to the re-hiring of any of these people.

The teaching licenses of Deputy Superintendent Black and the Mills Principal are recommended for suspension yet they are granted a now IRON-CLAD contract without question BECAUSE Deputy Superintendent Black used the power of his office to block the public.

I would urge the public to contact the San Mateo DA's office to fully investigate and prosecute this issue.

San Mateo District Attorney's Office

da_info@smcgov.org

Rats jumping ship- A well-over  $6 million cover up or more!


A Public Sector Pro Bono Legal Counsel has provided an insight of the shady actions resulting in the SMUHSD's violation of the Brown Act. See below.
 

These were well over $5.5 million in employment contracts without any public scrutiny or right to comment.

This was not an error or a mistake.

It was another deliberate action to intentionally mislead the public and deflect the culpability of the negligence of well compensated public leaders.


Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black intentionally withheld these contracts from the agenda (72 hour rule) so that members of the public would not be able to comment on HIS contract as well as the contract of Mills High School Principal Pam Duszynski. 


Superintendent Kevin Skelly as well as Black and Duszynski are waiting on an appeal of  the suspension of their California Teacher Credentials for improper and/or unethical behavior. 

It is highly unprecedented for a Superintendent (none the less two Superintendents) to have their teaching license suspended, removing them from the ability to work and earn compensation  as an educator.


In this specific incident, Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black's engaged in an abrupt departure from the common and past practice of publicly posting all employment actions, contracts, and other  details of public business as required by law.  Black's refusal to post the contracts would normally draw attention, but the fact that HIS credential is facing suspension and HIS contract  was suppressed from the public draws increased scrutiny to the ethics of this move.
With prior notice, the public could have requested that the contract be removed for further review or public comment could have been made to the Board and into the public record posted on YouTube.  

The "oral presentation" of administrative contracts was made mandatory by the City of Bell financial scandal. 

The ordinance that now requires the oral reading of contracts does not relieve the District of its 72 hour posting requirement and/or is responsible to post the attachment details of the contracts.


Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black is a trained lawyer and has passed the California Bar. 

Trustee Greg Land is a longtime public school principal and with advanced training.

Trustee Lees Dwyer is a lawyer and is well aware of the posting requirements

Trustee Lees Dwyer has admonished Deputy Superintendent Black during prior meeting regarding his inability to properly prepare and post documents in a timely manner in accordance with the law. These leaders SHOULD have either mandated the contracts be posted in a LEGAL manner or stopped the meeting and postponed the approval due to the violation.

The Public was PREVENTED from commenting or removing this item from the Open Meeting as the public was blocked from ANY information regarding the contracts and financial details. The Board does not allow public comment on an item once it has been opened in the public meeting.

June 24, 2021 Meeting-- Go to 34:35:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb_UvKo4rXs&t=2531s

Mills High School Principal Pam Duszynski earns $209,000 for 222 work days.  The CTC suspension of 120 days will cost Duszynski  $112,000 in lost pay AND the district will have to pay a replacement while she cannot work.Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black is paid $279,000 for 222 work days.  The CTC suspension of 14 days will cost Black  $17,600 in lost pay; the district will be without a Human Resources leader during this period of time.

The following is a statement from a public interest legal firm who has reviewed the incident.

In Item N.4 for the Regular Meeting of San Mateo Union High School District, held on June 24, 2021 at 7:00PM, the District requested that the Board of Trustees approve the contracts for the Non-Represented Administrators and Classified Management for the 2021-2022 school year.” However, the contracts to be approved were not provided as attachments in the meeting agenda.

 See Item N.4
at https://agendaonline.net/public/Meeting.aspx?AgencyID=126&MeetingID=83845&AgencyTypeID=1&IsArchived=False. 

Instead, a member of the Board of Trustees read the contracts aloud in the meeting. In failing to provide the contracts, the San Mateo Union High School District violated the Brown Act. Government Code section 54957.5 states that any records provided to a majority of the members in an open meetings are “disclosable public records under the California Public Records Act and shall be made available upon request without delay.” 

Notwithstanding the Brown Act violation, a violation of the California Public Records Act resulted when  access was denied to copies of public documents created as work products of public employees  after having requested them. 


This failure to comply with the requirements of the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act denies the public its right to participate in its government and monitor decisions relating to public employees.


Mills Principal--Hire your own Lawyer- You are about to be collateral damage

Why Mills High School Principal Pam Duszynski- should “roll over” on Skelly and Black before they take her out as the scape goat.

Principal Dusznski is being charged by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CT) Education Misconduct Committee as an individual, along with her bosses, Superintendent Skelly and Deputy Superintendent Black.

Her problem is that she is taking directions as an employee in a case where she is doomed to be fired, lose her credential, and become unemployable because of their negligence.

Mills Principal Dusznski is receiving legal direction and protection paid for by the SMUHSD, but she fails to see that the legal team is not representing HER interests. The Lozano-Smith Lawyers cannot represent Dusznski AND Black AND Skelly at the same time as they all have competing interests. The Lozano Firm is representing the SMUHSD meaning Black and Skelly.

School site principals cannot issue discipline to employees without the permission of the head of Human Resources, Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black.

Black is the one who created the mess, giving exceptionally bad advice to Dusznski and then dragging Skelly into the mess.

If the Board would just fired Black, the entire issue could resolve itself, but that isn’t going to happen.

Principal Dusznski will be “taking the fall” for Black and Skelly and she has little control over her destiny.

Principal Duszynski would be wise to hire HER OWN lawyer to represent her as an INDVIDUAL in this matter as Deputy Superintendent Black and Superintendent Skelly do not have this woman’s best interest in mind. She will be collateral damage.

Black and Skelly make FAR more money (current and retirement) and SHE is only a pawn in THEIR game.

According to a post above,
Mills High School Principal Pam Duszynski earns $209,000 for 222 workdays. The 120 day CTC suspension will cost $112,000 in lost pay.

Deputy Superintendent Kirk Black is paid $279,000 for 222 workdays. The 14 day CTC suspension will cost will cost Black ONLY $17,600 in lost pay

Superintendent Skelly is paid $322,400 for 224 days. The CTC suspension of 14 days will cost Skelly $43,178.

Who is going to lose the most is clear.
Dusznski-$112, 00
Black- $17, 600
Skelly- $43,000

Why Principal Dusznski will lose even more.

If the trio does not prevail in their appeal or their attempt to get Petersen to drop the charges, the suspensions will go into effect and SHOULD trigger violations of ethics and professional standard elements of these administrative contracts. Since the individuals will not have a teaching license, they cannot work or received compensation.

Mills Principal Dusznski will not be able to work for OVER HALF of her contract or the school year. This suspension will make her unusable and she will be released from her contract by…. Deputy Superintendent Black and Superintendent Skelly.

Mills Principal Dusznski you NEED to HIRE YOUR OWN LAWYER as you have a “double whammy” coming at you. Both the CTC Educator Misconduct Suspensions and the Petersen Lawsuit are going to be blamed on YOU by Black and Skelly.

Mills Principal Dusznski- YOU are going to take the fall EVEN if the SMUHSD prevails in each case. Superintendent Skelly HAS TO BLAME someone besides himself and Deputy Superintendent Black and you are it! Your 2021-2022 contract as the principal of Mills High School will not be extended. (You read it here first.)

To make matters worse, Mills Principal Dusznski’s, teaching credential will show extreme disciplinary action and she will be “tainted goods” and will not be hired by other school districts.

Principal Duszynski, do yourself a favor and hire your own lawyer. Cut a deal with the CTC Educator Misconduct Committee and tell them what they want to know. If you “roll” on Black and Skelly you may still have a career somewhere else as your credential will remain clean.

Your lawyer can also represent your interests (and not the district) in the upcoming lawsuit. If you read Black and Skelly’s track records, they are littered with bodies along the road of others who have been blames and fired for their negligence.

Principal Duszynski, you are facing the initial loss of $112,000 in pay, a half year suspension (where you cannot work in education to earn a living) and the subsequent loss of your job as a Principal and a Black Mark on you teaching credential so no one will hire you.

The alternative is that you can save yourself, your job, and your ability to earn an income in the future.

Principal Duszynski if you try to sue Skelly, Black, and the SMUHSD after they fire you, you will lose because you accepted their direction and legal protection. There is not a jury in the world who will feel sorry for you if you go along and take their legal support.

Why post this on BV?

The public and the media should have access to what has been happening behind the scenes in this incident and others.

These are tax dollars that continue to be wasted on this foolishness.

More  Special Closed Sessions, Investigations, and  Negligence-

A Special Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
The agenda will be posted on Friday, July 30 by 4 p.m.


This is third unscheduled Special Meeting in a row. The past two have been to “evaluate” the Superintendent.
CLOSED SESSION
C.1. [ * ] Public Employee Evaluation pursuant to Government Code Section 54957- Title: Superintendent

There has yet to be a report out by the Board on the closed session business.

A First Amendment Legal Firm confirmed that Deputy Superintendent Black’s failure to post his own contract and those of other administrators (despite the fact that this has been the practice for AT LEAST three (3) years) was a violation of the Brown Act. The item was sent to the SM District Attorney’s Office who found that Black had met the minimum standards required by the Act. The Board has local control and SHOULD mandate ethics are a strong component of the business of the Board.

Superintendent Skelly, Deputy Superintendent Black and Mills Principal Duszurski are all awaiting the suspension of the credentials by the CTC Educator Misconduct Committee who have already found these leaders to be in violation of state standards.

The CTC Educator Misconduct Committee Investigators spent ANOTHER summer investigating NEW complaints against Skelly, Black, and others. The CTC Education Misconduct Committee dismiss cases very early where there is no merit. They spent the summer on the SMUHSD.

Where is the truth?

The SMUHSD does not have a licensed medical professional on staff at ANY campus as Dr. Black eliminated the District Nurse position (part of the CTC Investigation) leaving the schools without direction.

This is distressing considering the continued lack of candor, ethics, and truthfulness of the leadership.

In April/May 2020 when the SMUHSD put together a teacher-administrator-parent committee to look at re-opening the schools. The Committee was chaired by Deputy Superintendent Black. The expertise of TWO local Epidemiologists was passed over by the administrative leader of the committee so that a regular “doctor” (selected by the administration) could testify in support of the administration’s plan to open school. Directly after this event, the parents on the Re- Opening Committee “bolted” as they became extremely frustrated by Black’s manipulation of the committee, its data, and his reporting of their work. The parents formed their own committees at their school sites and neighborhoods to create presentations to the Board.

Black reported false data to the SMUHSD Board and was called out by a math teacher on the committee as he had falsified his statistics and a parent from the Committee came on to the Zoom meeting to call out Black’s lies.

As the final report by the administration to Board came due, Skelly and Black had nothing. Two days prior, a SMHS teacher team (who had worked weeks with SMHS parents) begged Skelly to listen to their presentation. Skelly allowed them a private session of two hours of time, and then rejected their work. Two days later, when Black revealed that his committee had absolutely no plan, Skelly and Black hijacked the SMHS Teachers plan and presented it to the Board as their own. (This is all documented and on Zoom You Tube recordings.

Where is the truth? Where are the ethics.

During the past year, the CTA President has presented at most EVERY Board meeting that the HVAC systems at the school sites were not up to standards AND an entire building at BHS did not function. The SMUHSD sat in silence, every meeting, as the evidence was presented.

The SMUHSD then transferred (rotated) the Heads of Maintenance from each school site to another campus. These individuals know the campus, its buildings, its operations, and its safety needs better than anyone else. (they also know where the problems are located and what has not been fixed.

Why transfer these informed maintenance and safety professions PRIOR to the reopening of the schools when SAFETY is the #1 priority?

During its Board meeting last Spring, the SMUHSD announced that the HVAC system at Burlingame High School was not functioning and would need a full replacement (despite the recent upgrades and modifications to the school). The administrators thought that they could just hide the HVAC information and then get it replaced in the summer of 2021 when no one was paying attention.

When the district put the contract out to bid and filed a request to start construction, the STATE informed the SMUHSD that both construction and permits were backed up over a year and the work could not be done until Summer 2022!

These are not careless errors but rather acts of negligence in leadership. A truthful leader would come forth and communicate the Bad News to the Board and properly inform the public.

The Brown Act is the least of the worries for the SMUHSD leadership as a lack of truth and transparency angers but public. Throwing the public’s money to pay for legal teams to cover up negligence has reached its end.

The items listed above are barely the tip of the iceberg which is going to sink the SMUHSD.

Just look at BHS 5-10 years ago versus today?

The campus has become a playground for misbehaving teachers who ignore or damage the students.

It’s time for the Board to hold individuals responsible for their actions and remove those who have caused the damage.

OneManginiWay

A Special Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
The agenda will be posted on Friday, July 30 by 4 p.m.


This is third unscheduled Special Meeting in a row. The past two have been to “evaluate” the Superintendent.
CLOSED SESSION
C.1. [ * ] Public Employee Evaluation pursuant to Government Code Section 54957- Title: Superintendent

There has yet to be a report out by the Board on the closed session business.

A First Amendment Legal Firm confirmed that Deputy Superintendent Black’s failure to post his own contract and those of other administrators (despite the fact that this has been the practice for AT LEAST three (3) years) was a violation of the Brown Act.

The item was sent to the SM District Attorney’s Office who found that Black had met the minimum standards required by the Act. The Board has local control and SHOULD mandate ethics are a strong component of the business of the Board.

The issue is centered around the fact that Black and Duszynrski's credentials are up for suspension and their contracts were blocked from public comment. (Trustee Lees Dyer has already admonished Black on the record for his failure to properly post agenda items in a timely manner)

Superintendent Skelly, Deputy Superintendent Black and Mills Principal Duszynrski are all awaiting the suspension of the credentials by the CTC Educator Misconduct Committee who have already found these leaders to be in violation of state standards.

The CTC Educator Misconduct Committee Investigators spent ANOTHER summer investigating NEW complaints against Skelly, Black, and others. The CTC Education Misconduct Committee dismiss cases very early where there is no merit. They spent the summer on the SMUHSD.

Where is the truth?

The SMUHSD does not have a licensed medical professional on staff at ANY campus as Dr. Black eliminated the District Nurse position (part of the CTC Investigation) leaving the schools without direction.

This is distressing considering the continued lack of candor, ethics, and truthfulness of the leadership.

In April/May 2020 when the SMUHSD put together a teacher-administrator-parent committee to look at re-opening the schools. The Committee was chaired by Deputy Superintendent Black. The expertise of TWO local Epidemiologists was passed over by the administrative leader of the committee so that a regular “doctor” (selected by the administration) could testify in support of the administration’s plan to open school. Directly after this event, the parents on the Re- Opening Committee “bolted” as they became extremely frustrated by Black’s manipulation of the committee, its data, and his reporting of their work. The parents formed their own committees at their school sites and neighborhoods to create presentations to the Board.

Black reported false data to the SMUHSD Board and was called out by a math teacher on the committee as he had falsified his statistics and a parent from the Committee came on to the Zoom meeting to call out Black’s lies.

As the final report by the administration to Board came due, Skelly and Black had nothing. Two days prior, a SMHS teacher team (who had worked weeks with SMHS parents) begged Skelly to listen to their presentation. Skelly allowed them a private session of two hours of time, and then rejected their work. Two days later, when Black revealed that his committee had absolutely no plan, Skelly and Black hijacked the SMHS Teachers plan and presented it to the Board as their own. (This is all documented and on Zoom You Tube recordings.

Where is the truth? Where are the ethics.

During the past year, the CTA President has presented at most EVERY Board meeting that the HVAC systems at the school sites were not up to standards AND an entire building at BHS did not function. The SMUHSD sat in silence, every meeting, as the evidence was presented.

The SMUHSD then transferred (rotated) the Heads of Maintenance from each school site to another campus. These individuals know the campus, its buildings, its operations, and its safety needs better than anyone else. (they also know where the problems are located and what has not been fixed.

Why transfer these informed maintenance and safety professions PRIOR to the reopening of the schools when SAFETY is the #1 priority?

During its Board meeting last Spring, the SMUHSD announced that the HVAC system at Burlingame High School was not functioning and would need a full replacement (despite the recent upgrades and modifications to the school). The administrators thought that they could just hide the HVAC information and then get it replaced in the summer of 2021 when no one was paying attention.

When the district put the contract out to bid and filed a request to start construction, the STATE informed the SMUHSD that both construction and permits were backed up over a year and the work could not be done until Summer 2022!

These are not careless errors but rather acts of negligence in leadership. A truthful leader would come forth and communicate the Bad News to the Board and properly inform the public.

The Brown Act is the least of the worries for the SMUHSD leadership as a lack of truth and transparency angers but public. Throwing the public’s money to pay for legal teams to cover up negligence has reached its end.

The items listed above are barely the tip of the iceberg which is going to sink the SMUHSD.

Just look at BHS 5-10 years ago versus today?

The campus has become a playground for misbehaving teachers who ignore or abuse the students.

It’s time for the Board to hold individuals responsible for their actions and remove those who have caused the damage.

Update -Credentials Suspended- CTC Educator Misconduct Committee Rejects SMUHSD's Appeal

Teaching Credentials Suspended-

Skelly and Black need to resign.


The CTC Office of Educator Misconduct us REJECTED the appeal of the SMUHSD’s Superintendent Skelly, Deputy Superintend Black and Mills High School Principal Dusyznski.

The CTC Committee did not see any argument to reverse its Adverse Actions of individual suspensions OR its findings of culpability of these individuals.

Regardless of any further appeals of regarding the loss of credentials, the finding of guilt of these administrates stands.

The SMUHSD administrators have been informed of the decision of the committee.

This is not the last of the CTC Education Misconduct Investigation. The CTC Education Misconduct also launched a second and separate investigation of Superintendent Skelly, Deputy Superintend Black, former Burlingame Principal Di Yim and Burlingame High School teacher Melissa Murphy. This investigation recently wrapped up and is being forwarded to the committee before action is taken.

These leaders have used their positions of authority to threaten and abuse employees, gaslighting them with blame and shame into a victim’s silence.

These are the leaders in charge of educating our children. These are the role models.

It's time they resign. The Board needs to make a formal request for their resignations or release them for cause.

The information is from the CTC Educator Misconduct Committee from their July 21-23 2021 meeting.

Bruce Dickinson

Keep us apprised KRD. It looks like you've been on the right side of right for a while now. Keep up the good fight! -BD

gcolestes

If Skelly and Black had any integrity they should just resign.

I fell sorry for the students, parents, taxpayers, teachers, and school administration.

This is bad. really bad.


Emotional Abuse-Toxic Environment- Time to Resign

These suspensions should not be taken lightly. These are based on serios negligence and an abuse of power. They are only the “first round” as the incidents of the second investigation are much worse.

These leaders have engaged in creating a toxic and dysfunctional environment. They have engaged in significant emotional abuse including using intimidation and threats of termination of employees.

Superintendent Skelly employs his “folksy” style to put people (Board) at ease, but don’t let that fool you.

These suspensions are based on an abuse of power, threats of termination, and victim shaming. The blame and shame game to create a chilling atmosphere because “this could also happen to you.”

The SMUHSD (and BHS) was once a place honor and achievement. It is now just an “also ran” that does not even get a participation ribbon.

These administrators cannot stay.

Their stains will not wash out.

The systematic abuse is in the system and can only be removed by the extraction of the perpetrators.

Resign now.

More details to come.

Emotional Abuse-Toxic Environment- Time to Resign

Skelly and Black have engaged in creating a toxic and dysfunctional environment. They have engaged in significant emotional abuse including using intimidation and threats of termination of employees.

Superintendent Skelly employs his “folksy” style to put people (Board) at ease, but don’t let that fool you.

These suspensions are based on an abuse of power, threats of termination, and victim shaming. The blame and shame game to create a chilling atmosphere because “this could also happen to you.”

The SMUHSD (and BHS) was once a place honor and achievement. It is now just an “also ran” that does not even get a participation ribbon.

These administrators cannot stay.
The stains will not wash out.
The systematic abuse is in the system and can only be removed by the extraction of the perpetrators.

Resign Now.

More details to come.

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