Monday, August 24, 2015

Are we dealing with carelessness or characterlessness?

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If APS Supt. Luis Valentino has been careless (incompetent), is seems reasonable to dock him a few weeks of pay to get his attention.

If APS Supt. Luis Valentino has issues with his character, no amount of docked pay will fix it.

You can’t have a lack of character in a public schools superintendent.

If the RFP process that APS CFO Don Moya interrupted was an attempt to scam taxpayers, the attempt was criminal.

Who if anyone, is investigating the criminal aspects of the scandal?

If anybody but the school board or one of their minions was conducting a forensic examination, we would have heard about it. That we have not heard about any investigation means at best, APS is investigating what could be felony criminal misconduct, themselves.

They have hired lawyers or Robert Caswell to conduct the investigation, the findings of which the board will “own”. They can then hide them from public knowledge by means of litigation and legal weaselry without limit, or any real oversight. Witness; their hiding of their “lawyers'” investigation of conduct that got former supt. Winston Brooks  both fired and a third of a million dollar parting gift.

Who is going to assure us that no crimes have been committed?
  • The Chief of APS' publicly funded private police force Steve Gallegos?
  • APS Executive Director of Communications Monica Armenta?
  • School Board President Donald Duran?
  • Journal Editor in Chief Kent Walz?
  • how about Supt. Luis Valentino himself?
I would feel a whole lot better about that assurance
if I heard it from someone I could trust.

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