Friday, November 02, 2007,,,,burns@burnsfor,,,,,,,,

Ms. Brown: I finally found your article. The details you provided well document the Keystone-Kops administrative style of this administration.

Ms. Elia will probably hire a $350,000 consultant to straighten out this mess. Taxpayers pay bloated administrative salaries plus consulting fees because the buddy-sychophant hiring practices recruit some of the dumbest people in the education racket for the core administrators of the district.They are not smart enough to figure out how to solve even a low-level problem.

I note that you record that the Board rubberstamped this splendid idiocy. That's what the Board does: those potted plants would rubberstamp the execution orders for Jesus if Ms. Elia put it under their noses. Their idea of a board discussion of a proposal is zeig heil.

I don't understand why one of the board didn't ask if the job had got advertising. The board has inscribed on everything not nailed down "We are an equal-employment opportunity employer." Yet its members never insist that Elia advertise administrative jobs. Those they have handed over to La Elia as a patronage perquisite to dole out to her supporters and buddies, none of whom smash into the upper limits of the Standford Binet.

It would be nice to have just one board member not afraid to ask pertinent questions in cases such as this such as Who authorized this hiring? That board phenomenon hasn't turned up yet amongst the present potted plants. Maybe the elections will bring in the miracle board member smart enough and gutsy enough to speak up on the podium so that all the voters can find out what's going on. The current board seems to believe that parlimentary discussion constitutes bad manners especially if it makes anybody look bad. Breaking he equal-employment- opportunity laws is just swell with the board, but discussing the breach is bad manners.

If the voters catch on to to how negligent and uninvolved for the good of the students, teachers, and the community this board is, the miracle may happen of the voters' electing someone with enough concern for the community not to let such outrages go on. We await election day to see if this miracle happens.

lee drury de cesare

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lee drury de cesare

Forwarded Message

Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:19:21 -0400
Subject: Re: Hiring of Welless Director
To:"lee decesare"
From:"Linda Cobbe"

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I think the answers to all your questions are in Marilyn Brown's article in today's Tampa Tribune. It does not appear that it was advertised.

Linda Cobbe
External Communications Manager
Office of Communications
Hillsborough County Public Schools
901 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
813-272-4510 FAX

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