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  • Tuesday, June 24, 2008

     

    OUSD Trustees visit Greeley as the local work day Sex Scandal widens

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    A news service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/

    OUSD Trustees visit Greeley as the
    local work day Sex Scandal widens


    Orange Unified School District Trustees are on tour in Greeley, Colorado to “investigate” their choice for the next OUSD Superintendent, Greeley Colorado District 6 Superintendent Dr. Dreier. The OUSD trustees “investigation” trip, dubbed The Dreier Junket by community tax watchdogs, is taking place despite retiring OUSD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Godley’s announcement that OUSD already has plans to hold a July 22nd Special Session and reception to appoint Drier as the next OUSD Superintendent.

    The OUSD Trustees are being greeted by a report in the Tuesday June 25th Greeley Tribune that the women apparently involved in the explosive District 6 work-time affair with soon-to-be Greeley Central High School Principal Mark Rangel was also married and also worked for District 6 as a classified employee in a district Special Education program. The woman was not identified in the Tribune. The paper reported District 6 sources have confirmed that the women also resigned on Monday.

    The affair story shocked the close-nit community not only because of the work-time sexual nature aspect, but because Rangel was a local icon as the story broke on the heels of the reports on the pending departure of Superintendent Dreier. Rangel was a product of the District 6 schools and his three children also attend District 6 schools, including the middle school Rangel was principal at when the affair apparently started. As the affair story broke, District 6 Superintendent Renae Dreier, who is in line to become the OUSD Superintendent, and other District 6 officials continued to treat the story as a personnel matter, refusing to comment. The Tribune reports that the only statement issued by District 6 on the matter was that an interim principal would be announced and the process for finding a replacement would begin in the fall. The Tribune article went on to state: “District 6 Superintendent Renae Dreier and school board president Bruce Broderius both declined to comment about Rangel's resignation.”

    Residents of a local apartment complex were responsible for alerting District 6 officials to the work-time affair in two letters. They reported two years ago a man and women began meeting during the day at a vacant apartment in the complex. The residents thought they may have a prostitution ring in their complex. They followed the couple and determined it was Rangel, then a District 6 middle school principal and another district employee. As the affair continued, the residents began documenting the rendezvous. The Tribune reports that the apartment residents reported that Rangel and the women “met numerous times -- sometimes twice a day and sometimes on nights and weekends” and were able to document 34 meetings between the District 6 administrator and employee during school hours between January and April 2008. It was the work hour rendezvous that the residents apparently resented as taxpayers that prompted the letters to District 6.

    The Greeley School Board had a regular meeting scheduled for Monday June 23rd the day the Rangel story broke. In a separate report on that meeting, the Tribune reported that there was no public discussion of Rangel’s resignation or of Dreier leaving for OUSD. However in the Greeley Board’s Executive Session (equivalent to California’s Closed Session), the Tribune reports the Greeley Board did discuss the “personal issues of an unnamed employee”. The Greeley Board did pass next year’s $179 million budget which was balanced for the first time in two years without dipping into the district’s emergency reserves. Classroom cuts and thirty-five certified staff positions were eliminated to balance the budget.

    Tribune story on Greeley Board meeting and community comments:
    GREELEY BOARD MEETING

    Latest June 24th Tribune story on affair and community comments:
    WOMEN DISTRICT EMPLOYEE



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