Monday, May 11, 2009

Now We Have Gotten to the Jesuitical Stage

I couldn't help laughing at this reader's comment:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Wrangling with the Board of Sarasota County":

Elia showed up at a golf tournament bloated big as a whale and showing off big thighs as white as chalk.

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Posted by Anonymous to Lee Drury De Cesare's Casting-Room Couch at 4:23 PM

I do not condone what the principal did, but as I said before, that incident happened in Manatee County, not Sarasota.

Shirley Brown, Member Dist 4
Sarasota County School Board

Ms. Brown, that principal Rios is an evil twit to try to trap a teacher so he could fire her after she had won her case in court before a judge. And the attorney is no sweetheart either. Wear your Manohlo Blahnicks to the next administrator conference and kick Mr. Rios in the shins.

Teachers and their students are the heart and soul of the schools. Primary teachers are the ones we never forget. Ms. Cropsey teaches third grade. My third-grade teacher was Ms. Byers. I thought she was as beautiful as a fairy and as wise as a wizard and still do. The primary teachers settle into our psyches as role models and remain blessed memories for life. lee

Lee, I did not say that Dr. Hamilton does not lobby for the Sarasota County Board. I said that I do not know of him. I have been on the board for 2-1/2 years. In that time we have always dealt with Mixon and Assoc. I do not know Dr. Hamilton. I do not know if he works for Mixon and Assoc. I have cc'd my response to our Superintendent and public information officer as I do not have the information you requested and they are the ones responsible for public informatin requests. Shirley Brown, Member Dist 4 Sarasota County School Board

lee writes:

Ms. Brown: regarding our emails about Dr. James Hamilton's acting lobbyist for Sarasota County: you said that he did not.

Yet a review of my files shows below that he lists Sarasota County on his Web site below as a client. The school clients listed he transferred to Mixon and Associates when he became its consultant. The Hamilton site lists the Sarasota School Board as a client on 1/06/09; then he apparently transferred this contract to Mixon and Associates.

Logic suggests that Dr. Hamilton cannot have had this lobbyist job for the county and the Mixon transfer without there being a record of it in your files.

I therefore renew my public information requests for

1. The ads and their venues that Sarasota County used (a) to hire the lobbyist and (b ) Mixon and Associates.

2. Copies of the applicants' submissions for these two positions in addition to those of Dr. Hamilton;

3. Copy of the board secretary's notes on these two hiring actions;

3. Copy of the board's equal-employment opportunity statement;

4. A list of the schools' Federal grants.

Thank you,

Lee Drury De Cesare

15316 Gulf Boulevard 802

Madeira Beach, FL 33708

The "Industry Code" listed below each principal address states the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code that most accurately describes the principal's main business. You may view the full list of codes and titles on the site:

James P. Hamilton Mailing Address:

119 E Park Ave Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone Number: 850/222-2591

Florida Association of School Administrators 206 S Monroe St Tallahassee, FL 32301 Industry Code: 813920

Effective: 01/06/2009

Marion County Public Schools

512 SE 3rd St Ocala, FL 34471 Industry Code: 611710

Effective: 01/0612009

School Board of Brevard County

2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Vieia, FL 32940 Industry Code: 611710

Effective: 01/06/2009

School Board of Manatee County

215 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34206 Industry Code: 611710

Effective: 01/0612009

School Board of Sarasota County

1960 Landings Blvd Sarasota, FL 34231 Industry Code: 611710

Effective: 01/0612009

School District of Hillsborough County

901 E Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33602 Industry Code: 611110

Effective: 01/0612009

School District of Osceola County

817 Bill Beck Blvd Kissimmee, FL 34744 Industry Code: 611710

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