Thursday, January 26, 2012

APS Communications "does not have a scanner"

and even if they did, it wouldn't make any difference.

"... my office does not have a scanner, so I am unable to create scanned copies to e-mail to you. And, under the NM Inspection of Public Records Act, public bodies are not required to create documents in order to respond to records requests."
The Law;
Each public body shall designate at least one custodian of public records who shall:
A. receive and respond to requests to inspect public records;
B. provide proper and reasonable opportunities to inspect public records;
C. provide reasonable facilities to make or furnish copies of the public records during usual business hours; and ... (emphasis added)
If they have enough money to pay Monica Armenta $107K a year to polish their apple, they have enough money to buy a scanner.

There are standards of conduct which require;
doing more than the law requires and less than the law allows, as a matter of principle.
Students in the APS are expected to "... model and promote ..." a set of standards that include that specific expectation.

They are expected to "...model and promote the Pillars of Character Counts!".

In stark contrast, the "leadership" of the APS does nothing more than absolutely required by the law and only then, after having burned still secret numbers of operational dollars in litigation against the IPRA and against the public interests.

Instead of buying a scanner, they insist that I come into their castle keep to inspect any public records I might want to see. And while there, to be slandered by Monica Armenta and harassed by their praetorian guard.

If the leadership of the APS; Supt Winston Brooks, School Board enforcer Marty Esquivel and School Board President Paula Maes, could be held accountable as the senior-most role models of the standards of conduct they establish and enforce upon students, they could be compelled not only to buy a scanner, but to start using it.

If Kent Walz and the Journal,
and Maes' cronies in the NM
Broadcasters Association
could be held accountable for
five years of of betraying the
public interests in the interests
of their cronies, they wouldn't
be covering up the ethics and
accountability scandal in the
leadership of the APS .

At least not for long, and certainly not for years and years.

photos and frame grab Mark Bralley
Armenta ordering her guard, macquigg

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't have a scanner huh. That's rich!