Be the first to know: SUBSCRIBE HERE

Greater Orange News Service

↑ To add this ANIMATOR CLICK HERE

Greater Orange HEADLINES in the News
  • The Foothills Sentry
  • TOPIX/City of Orange News Service
  • TOPIX/Villa Park News Service
  • The Anaheim BLOG
  • TOPIX/Anaheim Hills News Service
  • TOPIX/Greater Orange Communities Wire Service
  • California CIty News.org HEADLINES Headlines
  • Follow Greater Orange on TWITTER
  • ORANGE NET NEWS TWITTER FEED
  • TOP LOCAL ORANGE COUNTY NEWS STORIES on the WEB
  • ORANGE COUNTY LOCAL NEWS FEED
  • Monday, October 13, 2014

     

    Metro VIEWS: 293+155 reasons


    Metro VIEWS
     service of the Greater Orange Community Organization :GoCo:
    293+155 reasons why Greater Orange needs a new OUSD Board majority
    by the Greater Orange Community Organization :GoCo:

    Last month at the September 11, 2014 OUSD School Board Meeting three Orange Unified Trustees, Dr. Alexia Deligianni, Kathy Moffat and Diane Singer fought to keep 17 words dealing with public corruption from being deleted from the Orange Unified School Board's Board Policies. 

    Those 17 anti-corruption words were simple enough...

    "Practices which might result in unlawful activity such as rebates, kickbacks, or other unlawful considerations are prohibited"

    Regardless of the fact that the deleted words in Board Policy 1740A  was brought to the OUSD Board's attention during the public speaker section on the item from Attorney Florice Hoffman- the candidate running against Timothy Surridge in November- keeping the 17 words that list illegal activities in the Board Policy should not have been controversial.

    However, in their disingenuous explanations of why need, waste and cost caused them to vote to exclude those 17 words, Trustees John Ortega, Timothy Surridge, Rick Ledesma and Mark Wayland added insult to the Greater Orange Communities injury their votes caused.

    Today the October 14 Board Agenda was released to the public. In it is a 293 word resolution requested from Surridge, Ledesma and Ortega that shows how disingenuous their original explanations of why need, waste and cost caused them to vote to exclude those 17 anti-corruption words.

    At the September 11th Board Meeting:

          "Practices which might result in unlawful activity such as rebates, kickbacks, or other unlawful considerations are prohibited"

          "Practices which might result in unlawful activity such as rebates, kickbacks, or other unlawful considerations are prohibited"

          "Practices which might result in unlawful activity such as rebates, kickbacks, or other unlawful considerations are prohibited"

          "Practices which might result in unlawful activity such as rebates, kickbacks, or other unlawful considerations are prohibited"

    Now today, after an uproar from the Greater Orange Communities, the three Trustees who voted AGAINST reinserting 17 anti-corruption words NOW proposed a resolution in the October 16th Agenda that takes up three pages and includes a 293 word attorney written resolution plus a 155 word attorney written Clerk's Certificate to replace these 17 words:
     "Practices which might result in unlawful activity such as rebates, kickbacks, or other unlawful considerations are prohibited"

    This is just 293+155 reasons why Greater Orange needs a new majority on the OUSD Board Trustees.

    Views expressed on 
    Metro VIEWS

    are not necessarily the views of the Networks and Systems that these appear on. 

    Comments:
    Once again, cherry pick your facts, I love it, I love how you neglected to inform your readers that this was the third reading of these board policies, THE THIRD READING, get that. the girls on the board had 3 months to look at these policies and make changes, corrections, additions or subtractions. They waited until Ms. Hoffman could do a little political grandstanding to make a point. If your that concerned about Ethics, of which I think your lacking, Look to page 99 of the July agenda where it is discussed in detail, conflict of interest etc. Pages and pages of do's and dont's. So please, if your going to bash the boys, myself included, get all of your facts straight. Also, the ladies were very concerned with the language on one page of the new board policies. I read that language, 3 times while it was being discussed, and no where was it confusing. It was written in easy to understand English. That is what I was objecting to. These policies have been looked over by the state and the county legal department to insure we are doing everything correctly. In conclusion, if you want to bash me and the other board members who voted against delaying this language another few months, at least have the honesty to report everything. What is really tells me, is that their is a few board members that are not doing their homework. If I have a problem understanding what is in the agenda that I get one week before a board meeting, I call a staff member and get it cleared up. I dont wait until the board meeting to ask questions that I should know the answer to.

     
    Post a Comment

    Links to this post:

    Create a Link



    << Home

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    Greater Orange News Service is a community service of the Orange Communication System /OCS/, the communications arm of the Greater Orange Community Orgainization