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Monday, November 17, 2008

BISD Board to Discuss Superintendent's Evaluation, Again

The BISD Board of Trustees, with its new board members, will discuss the superintendent’s evaluation at Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. regular meeting at the Administration Building.

Tuesday’s agenda reflects the following under Closed Meeting, Personnel Matters:

71. Superintendent’s Evaluation. (Board Member Request); and

71a. Discussion, consideration and possible action-Superintendent’s Evaluation. (Board
Member Request)


The BISD Board had already discussed Superintendent Hector Gonzales’s Annual Review and Summative Evaluation at its Sept. 23 meeting, and unanimously approved a $20,000 salary increase for meeting his "performance benchmarks."

Why another evaluation?

Heck. I don't know if he should stay or go, but it does seem unfair for newly elected board members to evaluate a BISD administrator after having been on board just a few weeks.

Something’s afoot, folks.

For the full agenda, click here.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that par for the course? When a new board is elected the Supt is soon on his or her way.

Monday, November 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i say get rid of the sucker. let the bisd board find somebody else...

Monday, November 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not necesarily...

Monday, November 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could mean he is on is way out as the anti are the majority now or it could be one of the two new ones who strongly support him trying to get him his contract extension he was denied.

Monday, November 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mel,
If there are three new board members that have not observed and worked with the Superintendent why are they to vote on an evaluation. What criteria will they use to evaluate? Seems odd?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mel,
Once again politics comes into play here. you would think they would wait just a bit longer before they show their true colors.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mel,
Once again politics comes into play here. No matter who you elect they all have some kind of hidden agenda. They could have waited just a bit to reveal it. Let's wait and see how this plays out.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new board members have not even been in place for a week. Best advice is to listen and learn. One of the female board members, recently a BISD employee, has already called current board members to find out where they stand with Gonzales. I have to admire the board member I talked to told her that any discussion of the superintendent would be done in executive session and not over the phone. This was not the board member that asked to have it put on the agenda.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"an economically disadvantaged student body"

Sounds like you are trying to infer we, the citizens of Brownsville, a city credited to having the highest poverty rate in the country, are stupid.

"How did we get to the point where a BISD trustee with a GED"; “and Cortez, who wouldn't know a doctoral dissertation if it hit him in the head”

Sounds like you believe that no one holding a GED is capable of rational thoughts or actions.

"Juan "El Ruckmaker" Montoya, who submitted this article initially for Captain Bob's Blog, explained to a gathering of fellow journalists that he can spot an idiot a mile away"

Sounds like to me that the arrogant and totally condescending segregationist bigot is you. You who believes that the majority of Brownsville who have no degree or a holds “only” a GED or “just” a high school diploma are idiots and should be disregarded. Sir, you are the one unworthy to sit in judgment of others because you have substituted a degree for principles and common sense.

How can Otis Powers win and retain his seat on the board and hire his sister-in-law? There are nepotism laws against this. In any case the rest of the board would have to agree. No one person can mandate any one action when a board is involved. Everyone is accountable. As for the pay increases, two superintendents and three different boards approved general pay increases across the board for all administrators and staff including Mrs. Presas and her husband who also works for BISD. No one administrator including Mr. Power's relatives received preferential treatment resulting in extra pay. Except the superintendent who received a $20,000 raise two years back to back although all the high schools fail to have met AYP several years in a row and can face being taken over by the state.

As for Joe Rod, a man who has worked under numerous superintendents and twice as many board members, it seems to me that again those around making the decisions to keep him should be held accountable.

You disparage individuals you don’t know without even seeking them out. You speak like one full of hate for his fellow man and it shows. The lack of oxygen from your view from so up high has distorted your astuteness but then again a degree can’t guarantee morals.

Friday, November 21, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO COWARD ANON, JUAN IS RIGHT

"Juan "El Ruckmaker" Montoya, who submitted this article initially for Captain Bob's Blog, explained to a gathering of fellow journalists that he can spot an idiot a mile away"

PLAIN AND SIMPLE A GED IS A GED, COMPARED TO A (AA, BA, MA, Phd)DEGREE, AND YES!!!!!!!!
ANYONE THAT HOLDS ONLY A GED LACKS THE MENTAL MUSCLE TO AQUIRE A BA.

You who believes that the majority of Brownsville who have no degree or a holds “only” a GED or “just” a high school diploma are idiots.

COWARD ANON
YOU SAID IT (IDIOTS).

Sunday, November 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The superintendent needs to go! If he spent as much time working on the district than playing politics maybe our schools would meet AYP.

We pay him over 200k to manage the district yet he personally supports two candidates (Mrs Presas and Mrs. Pena) in order to secure votes and influence the board to a higher degree. He personally would call and invite the ladies as his guests to BISD events during the campaign yet nobody had a problem with this or has spoken about it.

Brownsville deserves what it gets when it votes and supports incompetent people to office.

A previous comment was correct in saying that raises were across the board and not just for Otis Powers relatives and his sister-in-law Sylvia Atkinson could NOT BE SUPERINTENDENT if he was on the board.

Maybe we should consider Sylvia Atkinson to replace Gonzales? Home grown, great role model for all kids especially girls, more interested in running the district instead of making friends. etc....

I am giving Mrs. Presas and Peña the benefit of the doubt and I believe they both have strong character to stand up for what is right. Time will tell if the stay with status quo and play politics or if they really stand on what they campaigned for which was honesty, transparency and accountability.

Friday, December 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caty, Mini, Emma, Melly, Sally, Laura, all are Modern and Independent thinkers, and sorry I can't say the same thing for Sylvia.

Saturday, December 06, 2008  

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