Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Whole APS Board to hear the truth, finally

The APS School Board is scheduled to meet Friday morning.
On their agenda, link;

II. Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(7)) for the Purpose of Discussing Pending Litigation Regarding Charles “Ched” MacQuigg vs. The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education, Civ. No. 12-1137 MCA/KBM (Action)
In this meeting, if things go as they should, the other six board members beside Marty Esquivel will hear a candid, forthright and honest appraisal case analysis of the litigation of my complaints against Esquivel et al.

The presentation of the case analysis is way overdue.  It should have taken place two years and $600K ago.  It should have ended before it started.

The truth about the spending of around $600K on legal defenses for Marty Esquivel, Winston Brooks, Monica Armenta and Steve Tellez will be presented to the entire board in a meeting in secret.

It would be difficult to overstate the importance of this meeting.

It is the mechanism by which the people hold the Superintendent actually accountable for his administration of their power and resources.

Because the meeting is in secret, you can only "trust" that board members will do the right thing; that they will act in the public interests and not in their own.

The right thing of course, is to settle the case.  We have been willing to settle from the very beginning.  All they had to do was admit they violated my civil rights and agree on reasonable damages.

Rather than admit their wrongdoing,  Esquivel and Brooks began spending many times more tax dollars than I will ever see in settlement, to underwrite their cost is no object legal defenses and efforts to escape accountability for their deliberate misconduct.

This case analysis should have been presented long ago.
That it is only now being presented is noteworthy.
If nothing else, it substantiates my claim that the board
has remained willfully ignorant of the truth for years.

All in an effort avoid an open and honest public discussion of;
  • their production of findings of investigations into allegations of felony criminal misconduct involving senior APS administrators and the leadership of the APS Police force; a publicly funded private police force accountable directly to and only to the leadership of the APS,
  • an independent evaluation of executive, administrative, adult and student standards of conduct and competence,
  • actual accountability to those standards for even the most powerful,
  • student discipline and chronically disruptive students, and
  • executive and administrative role modeling of student standards of conduct


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your victory Ched!

Anonymous said...

God I'd love to be the gadfly on the wall for this meeting. ;-)