A Call for action – Please call your elected representatives now.
Some accusations leading to the Community’s perception of betrayal and lack of confidence in Superintendent William Hite Jr. this school year include:
1.) Careless personnel decision in the hiring of Ms. Synthia J. Shilling – Chief Human Resources Officer, including not investigating or monitoring her work. Also activities of Mr. Roger Thomas Esq. – Chief legal counsel her former boss involved in cover ups, paying off attorneys and intimidating witnesses.
2.) Wasteful spending of taxpayers’ monies and misrepresenting to the School Board and the Stakeholders which School District budgets would be used to fund certain contracts.
3.) Disrespect and disdain shown to Teachers, including stalling contract negotiations over three years now; not earmarking funds for Teachers when receiving federal monies; taking away Teachers’ steps.
4.) Allowing a flawed curriculum, including scope and sequencing of that curriculum, to launch in all PGCPS schools without the input of Teachers and other Stakeholders and without implementing a test pilot of the program first.
5.) Ignoring critics of the flawed program and ignoring months of protests, calls, letters, pleas from the Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators, i.e., all Stakeholders.
6.) Unwillingness to listen to “Stakeholders.”
7.) Characterizing certain Stakeholders as “elitists,” “disgruntled,” distractions,” and “racists.”
8.) Intimidating Teachers, witnesses and Parents who spoke out to correct problems.
9.) Not prioritizing school safety with regards to unfair salary and resource reductions for school police.
10.) Failing to meet/abide by the bus drivers’ contract terms.
11.) Misrepresenting matters of importance to the School Board members
12.) Initiating new leaders for new schools without implementing a test pilot of the program first.
13.) Pumping lots of money in the IT Department and allowing mismanagement to occur under unqualified Directors and managers involved in illicit affairs.
14.) Allowing some Principals involved in questionable activities including unprofessional relationships with their juniors to continue the same without separation of duty with the other half hence creating a conflict of interest.
15.) Making false reports to stakeholders that High school Consortium (HSC) has been abolished only changing the name to High School performance under the same corrosive Director Ms. Monica Goldson in order to continue cover ups and mismanagement.
16.) Playing with numbers to confuse parents that everything is okay and the system is making “huge gains” in math and reading when the kids can’t read and write properly. – This is corruption.
17.) Covering up corruption even when presented with facts.
18.) Ignoring immoral activities of The Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel (ASASP) Union – especially its current leadership – Mr. James Smallwood (President) and Mr. Dwayne Jones – (secretary) involved in harassment of variety of female staff making some pregnant and refusing to own up to the responsibility. (Focus on Largo and Laurel High Schools).
19.) Allowing PGCPS HR personnel to engage in illegal procedures as part of hiring practices in recruiting foreign teachers, then making excuses even when found to be willful violator of the government rules. The illegal action costing tax payers millions of dollars. Ms. Shilling lists her former position as Deputy General Counsel for Prince George’s County Public Schools. How could a former attorney for the school system be unaware of legal requirements regarding hiring practices for foreign teachers? It’s simply inexcusable.
20.) Increasing salaries and wages for human resources staff, and the creation of a new Human Capital Management division, at a cost of $16 million while teachers have not had a raise in years.
21.) Compromising the union activity to render them useless including striking corrupt deals at the expense of employees.
22.) Laying-off employees and then recalling only politically connected “friends”.
23.) Ignoring the state audits which identified several areas of concern including the IT Department inventory and audit function. .
24.) Assisting with introduction of a profit bank (Capital One) which has gotten in trouble in the past for misleading practices with the public, so to have an organization like that around students seems questionable. Education is more effective when a profit margin is not needed. Therefore, a non-profit organization – instead of capital one would have been a more prudent alternative. To make things worse and illustrate Dr. William Hites short sightedness, warpt and corrupt vision. He is trying to use this trial project as a model for High schools. Everyone knows capital one is a Callous credit card exploiter and repo-man. This Bank should never be allowed anywhere near children and students.
25.) Encouraging what appears to be very unfair hiring practices which includes nepotism at Sasscer and throughout the school District hence creating a conflict of interest.
26.) Mismanagement or embezzlement of state assets; i.e.; Supervisors and others taking county assets home without any audit trail.
27.) Illicit enrichment; Promoting or ignoring illicit unauthorized activities.
28.) Punishment of persons who inform about improper conduct of public officials in retaliation;
29.) Dissemination of erroneous information or its provision seeking to mislead investigators;
30.) Damage to the public service – Promoting or turning a blind eye to illicit activities. Example selling of contraband.
31.) Unfair performance evaluation in which highly qualified teachers and support staff are terminated due to discrimination.
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