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How Will Sweetwater Move Forward After Firing Superintendent?

It would be nice if in future we could hire people from our own community to take leadership positions in our district. This man was hired from Texas at great expense. Sweetwater had to pay for everything, his move, his cars, his house finding, etc. I hope we have learned a lesson here that when push comes to shove, the only people who really care about the community are the people who grew up and went to school there. This man couldn't wait to take the money and run back to Texas. Goodbye and good riddance. The Sweetwater school board members are responsible for this fiasco. They cannot be trusted to hire another superintendent. Cartmill, Ricasa, McCann, and Quinones are politically tarnished, and do not deserve another vote, remember that.

June 21, 2011 at 8:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego-Based Invisible Children Worker Killed In Terrorist Attack

This man was an angel here on Earth. Taliban, Al Shebob, and Al Quaida are all the same crap, and must be ELIMINATED. These groups cause pain and suffering 24/7, and they kill people who try to make life better. They kill people who try to ease the suffering. They killed Nate. I would never be Muslim because killing is OKAY for Muslims. The only things they do not allow are happiness, fun, and good marriages. They would search me down and kill me for saying this, especially because I am a woman. SCREW YOU, MUSLIM EXTREMISTS!! There, now I feel a bit better. But what about Nates family?

July 18, 2010 at 3:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School Board Forwards Parcel Tax

This should be called "THE SCHOOLBOARD AND ADMINISTRATION SPENDS ALL THE PUBLIC MONEY ON THEMSELVES AND WANTS TO BLAME IT ON THE TEACHERS AGAIN" TAX. There is enough money to run a school system WITHOUT THE OVERPAID SCHOOLBOARD/SUPERINTENDENT system we have been using all these decades. How do we get rid of this overspending group of wannabe politicians? We are paying for their 100 percent healthcare until they die, and some of them have only served a couple of years! Come ON. Why can't we just make a PANEL of experienced educators to run the district, and just pay them the same as teachers and give them the same healthcare? NO SUPERINTENDENT!!! THAT is where all the public money goes.. to support this archaic, inneffective system. DUH!!!

July 17, 2010 at 11:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

South Bay School Leader's Performance Evaluated

This is the year they plan to BUST THE UNION. And this is the year we will have to consider striking. If the public can't support teachers in standing up against cancellation of student programs, overfilling of the classrooms, letting important campus security people go, shuffling around administrators, then we are stuck with our only option. STOP WORKING FOR A WEEK. We are their daycare, we are the program for the year, we like teaching, we're good at it, but this has gone too far already. August 17th, parking lot, be there.

July 26, 2009 at 11:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public Trust Erodes In Sweetwater School District

Okay, so come to the rally August 17th , at the District Office, on Fifth St. , CV. The Board will be there, showing up in their Benzies and overpriced show cars, because they have a meeting. Gandara will be there...AND WE will all be there. All of us. Let's let the school board know AGAIN how we feel. JML, you be there, too. You seem to be hellbent on communication with the board as the only answer. So we are going to count on you to be our anti schoolboard spokesperson. Talk to them. THEY DON"T LISTEN....but try again and again, and let us see what we can do. They are going to make their "last and final offer" and it is going to be the same offer from the start. "We get everything plus more control over you, you get less money, less chance to improve your situation as an educator, less healthcare, less respect in the community, MORE WORK, LESS PAY, and we can fire you whenever we want for whatever reason. If you don't like this, teachers please BE THERE THIS TIME. YELL! Make a sign. SHOW them we are ALL ANGRY. Parents , please be there. These jerks are filling up all the classes to 40+ students! How are your kids going to be taught ? IN A BIG CROWD. And it won't be the teacher's fault, but the teacher will be blamed. BLAME THE SCHOOL BOARD. BLAME Bertha Lopez, Blame Jim Cartmill, blame Arlie Ricasa, all of them for wrecking Sweetwater District.

July 26, 2009 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public Trust Erodes In Sweetwater School District

It can't just die out, JML, people are dissatisfied and angry. This does not just go away. Jesus Gandara is now the name of a common household pest in Sweetwater families. We are all getting more and more disgusted every day with SUHSD corrupt and careless administration. The schoolboard is a bunch of vapid, self-stroking harpies waiting in line to scmooze a loser who is obviously on his way out of the ballgame, and off the field. They did not have a big district meeting for the start of the school year, and they cite budget worries. The truth is he is afraid to face us! The board is also afraid! Administrators are afraid,too. NONE OF US WANTS TO GO BACK!!! OUR DISTRICT IS A FOUL WORKING ENVIRONMENT!! The kids, especially don't want to come back. I don't blame them a bit. SUHSD is ruined.

July 20, 2009 at 7:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

South Bay Superintendent Shakes Up Leadership

How long will this thug have control over Sweeetwater? Are we going to let him bring in his thug friends and spend all the public money on his salary and bonuses, and on his "friends"? He already has us all working overtime to fill in for the very competent people he has terminated. He cut the schedule apart, and he cancelled summer school. This man is RUINING SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT. He cares NOTHING for the students here. What kind of a school board would let this travesty continue? LAME!! Get rid of Gandara ASAP.

June 9, 2009 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )