Thursday, October 21, 2010

School Board Junket still secret

A quorum of the APS Board of Education is in Tampa, Florida attending a conference.

If you go to APS's award winning website, you will not find the names of those who are attending, the cost of their travel, or the identity of those who are paying for the trip.

If you contact the School Board Office and ask them, they will refer you to APS Director of Communications Rigo Chavez for answers.

If you ask him, he will not respond candidly, forthrightly and honestly.

If you go to a "public forum" at a school board meeting, and ask who went, who paid, and how much did it cost?, you will be told that you are not allowed to ask questions at school board meetings. If you persist in exercising your right to ask questions according to your constitutionally protected human rights to free speech and to petition your government, you will be taken into custody by members of their publicly funded private police force and removed from the meeting.

If you look on APS' award winning website, to find out how much you're paying Rigo Chavez to not answer legitimate questions candidly, forthrightly and honestly, you won't find that either.

As matter of fact, you won't find any administrative salaries, even on the page entitled "administrative salary schedule", link.

photo Mark Bralley

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