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Allen retirement – (G.W.)

Published February 23, 2012 by justicewg

The sweetheart deals that former super Allen received were numerous, but the retirement deal took the cake. The topper was that one year after  they had given him a deal that was not offered to any other employee, he jumped ship in the middle of his two year contract. The entire sordid story stretched over a number of years, this post was from 2005.

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A+ grades at HS revisited – (G.W.)

Published February 23, 2012 by justicewg

The board decided to remove the A+ grade from the system, without first asking for parent input. Reaction was fast and furious. Why should the board ever ask for parent consensus before making major changes, when they can just have a special meeting to confront a room full of angry parents after the vote?

(Re-posting a Grandview Watch article from 2006)

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Artificial turf – (G.W.)

Published February 23, 2012 by justicewg

The story of the artificial turf project is a continuation the school board’s failure to allow the public a voice in school projects. The $175K needed to complete the project was never raised as the board promised, and the money had to taken out of the general fund. And get ready for more school money to be diverted to field turf, because the entire  field will need replaced (estimated at a quarter million dollars) by 2016.

(This article first posted in 2006)

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Grandview school board raises – (G.W.)

Published February 21, 2012 by justicewg

Grandview’s school board doesn’t seem to have much responsibility to inform the public before they make controversial votes. When they gave themselves a raise, they didn’t even notify all of the board members (or they were lying about the raise). Either way, they hit another low point. This 2007 story documented the scandal.

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More Raises for School Administrators – (G.W.)

Published February 21, 2012 by justicewg

The high tax millage for Grandview schools (historically we trade off with Bexley at the top of the county rates) is the result of a long standing policy to be overly generous with raises for school administrators. This story from 2004 documents how the board acted, and continues to give these high raises.

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