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Why does Superintendent Parvin Fear Transparency?

Original post made by S.M, Birdland, on Apr 9, 2014

Why does Superintendent Parvin fear transparency?

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Posted by Muzzlemouth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Muzzling board members, members of the community, and employees of the District does not make for the transparent government as is required by the State constitution. And it does not make for an effective government that Pleasanton residents demand.

If Ahmadi doesn't know why issues that effect children and the schools are brought up at a public school board meeting, she is not in the right job.

Perhaps someone should send her a copy of the Bill of Rights with the First Amendment underlined and highlighted, as well as a copy of the classified ads section of the newspaper so that she can get a job more in line with her skills. She seems to have zero skills in public relations, planning, personnel management, and community building.

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Posted by Ruthann
a resident of West of Foothill
on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm

To your commment "Why does the superintendent, her cabinet and 3 board members feel they don't have to answer to the public? "
You can add... Why does the superintendent & her cabinet & members feel that they dont have to check with the public, when it comes to chaning up the school calendar. We have a right to a survey, the same survey the teachers of Pleasanton were given a year ago.

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Posted by Lessismore
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

This is a failed School Board that needs to be changed.

Yes Superintendent Parvin has been failure, she is a poor leader and her number 2 is not any better.

So who is at fault?
I say the school board. They picked her as the Superintendent for PUSD.
They would say we had a committee pick her. But that committee was picked by the school board and were all personal friends of board members.

There were people suggested for the committee by other leaders within PUSD, but they were not selected because they had disagreed with a board member or they were not a useless kiss a**.

So to fix the problem elect a new School Board then hire a new Superintendent.

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Posted by Lessismore
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Number one this is not about the school calendar.
Number two there have been many public meetings on the school calendar. If you had and opinion you should of attended.

I was not in favor of the change to the school calendar until I attended a meeting.

I think the change would be good for the students of PUSD

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

After so many months the drama has a lively pulse! Luv it! There's nothing better than a he said she said...a NASTY fight!!!

It's similar to a TV daytime drama...a rumor here and a sign of something strange there...golly...I SAY NO MERCY AND I MEAN IT!


giddy-up horsies!

tee hee hee...Cholo Pololo Mololo is in HIGH COTTON!!!

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Posted by Ruthann
a resident of West of Foothill
on Apr 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Dear less is more… I am aware what the post was about, I'm just trying to get the word out. Thanks for your concern though. And… I did go to one of the meetings and I did voice my opinion… but I am not here to fight with you because less is more ;o)

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Posted by Fed up
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm

The leadership of the PUSD is a discrace to our community, and is a tragedy. Reading what has been going on for the last several months on the blogs, and the published reports by The superintendent, has been quite frustrating. I've watched the board meetings and listened to the public comments, and I find it very odd that certain requests made by individuals to the school district have yielded unreturned phone calls, and unanswered emails along with no apologies. this looks very badly from the outside, and my personal opinion is they just don't care. The superintendent, and the cabinet need to be removed immediately, and I think they should be held personally responsible for the damages they have caused many individuals as well as wasting so much of our tax paid dollars. I say remove any bullying teachers or union reps, and get rid of the current super intendant and cabinet

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Posted by Dan
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 9, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Their all just sock puppets for the bullying unions. We're thinking about moving to Arkansas.

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Posted by Dave P.
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Dave P. is a registered user.

IT'S TIME FOR PARVIN AND HER CRONIES TO GO! If district employees have to speak at board meetings to get problems addressed, something is seriously wrong with the district. The superintendent seems to be attempting to sweep things under the rug rather than solving problems.

Three of the five board members are unresponsive and never bother to respond to emails. During public comments, they look bored and disinterested. Bowser didn't even look up from his iPad. They just rubber-stamp whatever the superintendent and the teachers' union want. Arkin and Hintzke are the only ones who seem to take their responsibilities seriously.

Anybody who doesn't think these issues affect them should consider how much of their home's value is due to the perceived quality of Pleasanton's schools. Please think carefully when you vote!

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Posted by S.M.
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm

"Bowser didn't even look up from his iPad." Yup, I noticed that too. Bowser seems to just be putting in time until he is elected as Superintendent of Alameda County. If that happens, I will be moving to Arkansas with Dan.

Public needs to show up for meetings so they know we are watching. Maybe it will make them more accountable.

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