The only way to clean up the mess in the Canyons District is to elect good
honest Board Members. There are currently three seats up for election on
November 6th. Please study the candidates. Vote the two incumbents out, and
vote for the other candidate not hand picked by the Superintendent, Mayors, and
Well CSD Residents, Was Barry Newbold that bad of a Superintendent compared to
Doty?Did you have these issues before the split? Did the the
Superintendent run rough shod over the employees...
Holy Mackeral! I thought I was dropping bombs in my occasional letters to DN Ed
but Mr Kurt was packing Nuclear heat! Oh my word! I only hope that a number of
Utahns actually read this letter. My children attend schools in CSD and I
have no problem with their schools and teachers etc but from personal experience
I can confirm that the District admin is incompetent. What really kills me
though as a taxpayer is that half the east side residents who voted to split
from JSD are geriatric dependents whose Medicare and SS are funded by young
working families on the west side and they were so arrogant that they had no
problem bonding half a billion in transition costs (that they wouldn't
ultimately foot the bill for anyway) in order to keep one precious penny of
their taxes from funding a school on the west side. Nice thinking! And I'm
stuck paying the costs of your vote.
Maybe he was seen as a bully because he would just go ahead and make decisions
because that is his job. If he did try to get input from others, they may have
just complained and come up with ideas that never worked. I know how that is. I
am in a group right now and everyone just sits there and discusses what needs to
happen. 5 meetings past and nothing gets accomplished. Just like in my group
(where I can't do what he did) he got sick of the bickering.My
favorite quote came from Men in Black. It is so true. "a person is smart,
but people are dumb." (I know that isn't how it was said in the movie,
Canyon's School District Superintendent, Representative Stephenson.....
What else did Draper get wrong? The extreme right wing has been left
"unchecked" in Draper City!
I am grateful everyday that Granite School District has Dr. Martin Bates as its
superintendent. He at least is collaborative in his management style with
teachers, staff, students and parents CSD needs an overhaul and the upcoming
election of school board members is a good start. One such candidate to consider
is Clay Pearce.
"Did these school board members gain their knowledge of ethics while living
in a communist country?"You elected those people into office.
Sounds like you folks need to get organized and vote some people
out. You clearly need better representation and work with people who will better
work with you. Hold your elected officials accountable and this
stuff is easily remedied. If you folks don't get organized and/or
don't vote in new representation, then you have no one to blame but