Thursday, March 26, 2015

Washoe County School District Gossip

Why am I not surprised over this? The district breaks the law all the time, all with the encouragement of the its legal department which believes in the "shoot now, pay later" philosophy.

The law is toilet paper to them.

It really isn't, and these two attorneys, Drake and Reich, should be in the unemployment line instead of giving shitty advice or gaming the legal system to railroad innocent employees out of the district.

Believe me, I have dealt with them.

From the article:

The board's vote reversal was done at the advice of lawyer Chris Reich, second-in-command for the district's legal department and the same lawyer who originally advised board members that Tuesday's rushed hire was legal, according to board member Lisa Ruggerio and a statement released by Reich on Wednesday.

Ruggerio also sought Reich's advice before Tuesday's vote to hire Davis.

"There was concern that the agenda item 7.02, as written, may not have been 'clear and complete' enough to comport with the Nevada Open Meeting Law," said Reich in his statement, refusing the Gazette-Journal's requests for an interview.

Several board members expressed concern about rushing the process before the vote to hire was taken, but only trustee Nick Smith voted against it.

11 comments:

Kelly Jones said...

You should follow up on the Kara White issue. Arbitration case filed today. Not a lot of info, maybe you know?

OTE admin said...

No, I didn't know anything about it. It sounds like perhaps the district moved to fire her, and she decided to fight it?

That's very interesting. I figured she was long gone from the district, but I should know better. Principals don't leave unless they are given really sweet deal to leave.

She should have been fired for what she did or tried to do to that teacher.

Kelly Jones said...

From what I know, the case has been going on since she left. I figure - unions always get a settlement regardless of who's at fault. Pay you to go away basically. Yes, fired, then fought it. I can't tell by the court site who had to pay who though and who's appealing the award. Not a lot posted yet. What exactly did she do? I can tell you....She is continuing to be a menace to society.

OTE admin said...

I hate the way principals are protected in general, and that district is really bad.

Of course I wrote about and linked about what I think led to her getting removed, and that was that lawsuit that was filed by a teacher's attorney when White tried to railroad her out on a bunch of bogus charges alleging that she violated testing protocol. The teacher went on paid leave for about a year and eventually got reinstated, but in a different school. That suit is on the dockets.justia.com site under Kerr vs. Washoe County School District, I believe.

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OTE admin said...

From what I can tell from the Second Judicial District Court site, it seems like she and the Washoe Principals Association are appealing the arbitration award. I am really surprised anybody can even do that, since those awards are considered final, and appeals are only allowed in rare cases.

There is so much I didn't know about administrative law until after I was railroaded out. Nevada administrative law is toilet paper to that school district. I hate the place with a purple passion.

Kelly Jones said...

Yes, that's the way it looked to me...she is appealing the award. Must not have gone the way she wanted! Also from what I've heard, this 2nd court issue/firing of hers was due to harassment of a teacher (once again) and "mismanagement of funds". Possibly the award is what she would have to pay back? I have read many of your articles and it’s shocking how awful this Nevada district it.

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OTE admin said...

I should add the court case was really an request for an injunction by the teacher's attorney. The principal had completely violated the process, according to the suit. I think after the investigatory interview nonsense, where her attorney was also present, this principal handed her decision in an envelope right after the meeting. She had made up her mind she was going to suspend this teacher with pay before the meeting even started, as I recall. Apparently the injunction was granted or some kind of settlement happened because the teacher didn't get fired from the district.

OTE admin said...

The mismanagement of funds is new to me. That is bad, bad shit in the public sector. An educator can have his or her licensed sanctioned or revoked for something like that.

Of course WCSD often makes up shit against teachers, which is what happened to me to protect the former head of HR and my last principal when they screwed up. I had to go, and if it meant rigging the administrative process and the union and its law firm not telling me of my EEOC rights, so be it. That's why I am struggling so much today and will probably never be able to retire.

OTE admin said...

Sorry about the cussing, but it still makes me furious nearly seven years later.

The culprits involved, and there are about nine of them total, are all doing very well or are retired. I will never forgive them.