Testimony on the Proposed School Budget By Donna Young

pgcpslogo_blue-blackPlease help our children in Prince George’s County by stopping Rushern Baker, Kevin Maxwell, and Dr. Eubanks. We need HB1107 declared unconstitutional.

By Donna Young

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH YOUR TODAY.
LAST WEEK AND YEAR AT THE BUDGET HEARINGS,I ASKED A COUPLE QUESTIONS OF THIS ADMINISTRATION. TO DATE, THERE HAS NOT ONLY BEEN NO ANSWERS, MORE IMPORTANTLY, NO CHANGES IMPLEMENTED, REPORTS GIVEN OR ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE PUBLIC, FOR HOW OUR TAX PAYERS DOLLARS ARE BEING UTILIZED. THAT IS, EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN.

AT THE BUDGET HEARING HELD ON 2/9, (WHICH THIS BOARD HAS YET TO POST), I ADDRESSED THE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN CHIEFS, WITHOUT ANY INDIANS. THAT IS, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENTS, ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENTS, ASSOCIATES TO THE ASSOCIATES , CHIEF TO THE CHIEFS; IN OTHER WORDS THE INCREASE FROM 10 TO 29 EXECUTIVES THAT APPARENTLY HAVE NO DIRECT IMPACT ON STUDENTS.
THE AUDIT PERFORMED BY THE STATE REVEAL SEVERAL AREAS OF WASTE AND (ALTHOUGH NOT IDENTIFIED UTILIZING THESE EXACT WORD), FRAUD THAT STILL CONTINUES.

FOR EXAMPLE; HOW DID THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT PAY 3 EMPLOYEES 203.75, HOURS OF OVER TIME, WITHOUT ANY DOCUMENTATION TO SUPPORT THE HOURS WERE EVEN WORKED??
BEING ON THE INSIDE OF THIS SYSTEM, I KNOW THINGS GET IGNORED, HEADS TURNED THE OTHER WAY AND FEAR INSTILLED TO PREVENT YOU FROM SPEAKING OUT. YET IT IS YOUR TRANSITION PLAN, PREPARED BY THE CEO, WHICH CITED AS GOAL 3, “TO CREATE AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE STAFFED WITH A SKILLFUL TEAM CENTERED ON ENHANCING TEACHING AND LEARNING.”
THAT BEING THE CASE, CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME, WITH 21 NEW POSITIONS AT SASSCER, HOW IS IT, WE FELL BELOW IN EVERY GRADE LEVEL FOR MSA WHEN COMPARED AT THE OVERALL STATE AVERAGES??

HOW DID SAT SCORES IN READING DROP FROM 433 IN 2013 TO 405 IN 2015?
HOW DID SAT SCORES IN MATH GO FROM 422 TO 397??
AND HOW DID WRITING SAT SCORES GO FROM 418 TO 393?
AND LET ME ASK MY QUESTIONS AGAIN FROM LAST YEAR:
HOW DID PURCHASING SOLE SOURCE PROCUREMENTS TOTALING 1 MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE WITH NO DOCUMENTATION? THE SAME THING WAS ADDRESS IN THE PREVIOUS AUDIT. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT IT?
HOW DID 2.4 MILLION DOLLARS IN EXCESS DONATIONS TO SICK LEAVE BANKS GET DISTRIBUTED?? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT IT??
HOW DID TRANSPORTATION INCREASE BY 2.6 MILLION DOLLARS IN OT AND YOU CAN’T JUSTIFY IT?? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT IT?
ENOUGH OF THIS, CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND DEMAND THAT OUR SYSTEM GETS AUDITED AND WE REPEALL HB1107

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We need the citizens of Prince George’s County to bombard the telephones and emails of the Ways & Means and Economic Committees. Their emails are below.
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  • *sally.jameson@house.state.md.us,
  • christopher.adams@house.state.md.us,
  • steven.arentz@house.state.md.us,
  • susan.aumann@house.state.md.us,
  • charles.barkley@house.state.md.us,
  • talmadge.branch@house.state.md.us,
  • benjamin.brooks@house.state.md.us,
  • ned.carey@house.state.md.us,
  • luke.clippinger@house.state.md.us,
  • mark.fisher@house.state.md.us,
  • bill.frick@house.state.md.us,
  • cheryl.glenn@house.state.md.us,
  • seth.howard@house.state.md.us,
  • rick.impallaria@house.state.md.us,
  • benjamin.kramer@house.state.md.us,
  • maryann.lisanti@house.state.md.us,
  • johnny.mautz@house.state.md.us,
  • warren.miller@house.state.md.us,
  • kris.valderrama@house.state.md.us,
  • michael.vaughn@house.state.md.us,
  • jeff.waldstreicher@house.state.md.us,
  • ct.wilson@house.state.md.us,
  • sheila.hixson.annapolis@house.state.md.us,
  • frank.turner@house.state.md.us,
  • kathy.afzali@house.state.md.us,
  • darryl.barnes@house.state.md.us,
  • jason.buckel@house.state.md.us,
  • eric.ebersole@house.state.md.us,
  • diana.fennell@house.state.md.us,
  • kevin.hornberger@house.state.md.us,
  • carolyn.howard@house.state.md.us,
  • anne.kaiser@house.state.md.us,
  • bob.long@house.state.md.us,
  • eric.luedtke@house.state.md.us,
  • ric.metzgar@house.state.md.us,
  • edith.patterson@house.state.md.us,
  • andrew.platt@house.state.md.us,
  • teresa.reilly@house.state.md.us,
  • haven.shoemaker@house.state.md.us,
  • meagan.simonaire@house.state.md.us,
  • jimmy.tarlau@house.state.md.us,
  • jay.walker@house.state.md.us,
  • alonzo.washington@house.state.md.us,
  • mary.washington@house.state.md.us,
  • dereck.davis@house.state.md.us*
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