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Meanwhile, in Hayward schools…

In case you missed it, here’s our story on Janis Duran becoming the district’s permanent superintendent.

API rankings released last week were not kind to Hayward, which was second to last in Alameda County. The only district that fared worse was the Emery Unified School District. There are two schools in that district. Here’s the breakdown for Southern Alameda County:

API Rankings
Percentage of schools in each district that received a ranking of 6 or higher (on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being highest):
  • Castro Valley: 100
  • Fremont: 90
  • Hayward: 6
  • New Haven: 60
  • Newark: 20
  • San Leandro: 18
  • San Lorenzo: 44
    Source: California Department of Education
  • Eric Kurhi

    • John W. Kyle

      mR. kURHI:

      Your lead in was about Ms. Duran taking the job on a permanent basis. WhAT WAS THE RATIONALE…. LACK OF TIME, LACK OF INTEREST I.E. LACK OF CANDIDATES?

      YOU DO NOT LIST THE FULL ROSTER OF SCHOOLS. wHY? iS IT BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT ALAMEDA COUNTY’S SHARE OF FELONS ON PAROLE IS LARGELY LOCATED IN hAYWARD AND oAKLANE?

      sURELY YOU ARE AWARE THAT NO FELON IS LISTED AS BEING LOCATED IN pL;EASANTON QWITH LESS THAN 100 IN dUBLIN AMND lIVERMORE WHILE oAKLAND YAKES THE BRUNT OF THAT PROBLEM WITH SOMETHGING APPROACHING 600 IN hAYWARD.

      UNDER ORDER OF A fEWDERAL JUSGE, gOV. tERMINATOR WILL RELEASE ABOUT 40,000 FELONS AND MY GUESS IS THAT ABOUT 14 OR 15 % OF THAT COUNT WILL ARRIVE IN aLAMEDA cOUNTY SOME TIME THIS YEAR. tHAT SAVES THE STSTE MUCH MONEY IN REDUCED HEALTH CARE COSTS AT THE PRISON AND ANOTHER BUNDLE IN LOST ada MONET BECAUSE THOSE FELONS WILL INFLUENCE HOOKY PLAYING AND TRANSIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS WHICH ALREADY SUFFER A LOSS OF NEAR $5,000,000 AT husd. GOVNERNOR sCHARZENNEGGER4 WIKLL ENJOY THE INCREWASED LOSS OF ada MONEY SINCE IN THE NEW FELON RELAEASE MANY WILL NOT BE UNDER SUPERVISION OF A PAROLE OFFICER…. WE APPARENTLY DO NOT HAVE MONEY TO HIRE MORE OF THOSE TYPE EMPLOYESS….. ERGO THE PERESENCE OF MORE STUDENTS DEPEMDENT UPON A DAADY OR MOMMY WILL INCREASE AND WE IN hAYWARD MUST PICK UP THE TAB… AGAIN. tHAT IS WHY YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SUPPORT A NEW PARCEL TAX FOR SCHOOLS HERE IN HAYWARD. dURAN MENTIONED SOMETHING LIKE A $200. PARCEL TAX.

      lET US SEE….IF THE mAINTENANCE aSSESSMENT DISTRICT PARCEL TAX AT $28.00 RAISES ABOUT $1,200,000 EVERY YEAR, THEN$200 OUGHT RAISE ABOUT $8,500,000.

      COMBINE THAT WITH THE SECOND PHASE OF THE SCHOOL BOND ISSUE, APPEARING ON YOUR TAX BILL IN 2012, AT A SUM WHICH DOUBLES THAT OF YOUR CURRENNT SHARE,….. WE CAN ALL SMILE. OUR PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED WITH OUT FURTHER CONCERN OF VOTERS OR TAX PAYERS. aT LEAST UNTIL 2016 WHEN THIRD PHASE OF sCHOOL BOND ISSUE WILL HIT YOUR TAX BILL AND YOU EAGERLY LOOK FORWARD TO THE FOURTN AND FINAL BOND SALE HITS IN YEAR 2020. bY THAT TIME WE WILL ALL BE AGAIN LIVING THE HIGH LIFE. eXCEPT FOR GUYS LIKE ME WHO AT AGE 80 PRESENTLY WILL NOT LIKELY BE PRESENT TO SHARE THE JOY.

      i’VE SEEN THE jULY 2009 REPORT PREPAREED BY THE GEOLGIST….. AND REMAIN DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT RE-BUILDING TREEVIEW SCHOOL IN SUCH PROXIMITY TO THE REAL FAUULT LINE. tHE SLIDE CONDITIONS EXITENT AT tREWEVIEW ARE SIMILAR TO THAT OCCURRING ON CHICOINE WHERE THE EXPERIENCE IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF TREEVIEW.
      i THIHNK THE GEOLOGIST MISTAKENLY IDENTIFIES THE ‘SLIPE PLANE’ AS BEING THE LOCATION OF THE FA=ULT LINE. eARLIER GEOLOGISTS PALCED YTHE FAULT LINE CLOSER TO MISSION BUT PROBLEMATIC TO THE PROPOSDED SITE FOR A NEW TREEVIEW BUILDING LOCATION.

      NOT TO WORRY, WITH MARK SALINAS ON THE BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, I AM SURE HE WILL STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT!

    • teachermama

      I remember when Dr. Vigil was hired, Hayward schools were third from the bottom in the ranking of Alameda County schools. His goal, he said, was to make us third from the top by the end of his tenure – right behind Albany and Piedmont, I think. If we had merit pay for Supts. we would have gotten off awfully cheap.

    • http://www.MarkWelchBlog.com Mark Welch

      One question comes to mind, after reading Mr. Kyle’s comments — if Mr. Salinas is elected to the City Council, would/could he continue to serve on the bond oversight committee?

    • Xochitl

      If Ms. Duran knew a little more than what she think she knows, she would start cleaning house with her Round Table people: Donna Becnel, who has no education experience; Chien Wu-Fernandez, she’s a joke, unprofessional, no integrity, & she always says, “I’ll get back to you.” Finally, Letty Salinas, nice lady, but she has no character to stand up to these idiots. Sadly, she has gone up the ranks, but I guess she sold her soul to the devil rather than advocate for her district & city.

      Can we do something about the incompetent school board members? Paul, no opinion of his own, but goes with the flow. I’m sadden to know that he did not chose wisely for Tennyson’s model. He knows how horribly those teachers are & he chose to let his community down. Do not vote for him! Mrs. Simms, who is she? A ghost? She is overshadowed by those other idiots. Doesn’t she have a mind of her own? Get her out of there. Maribel Heredia, is she ever going to enroll her own kids in Hayward Unified? You would think that she believes in public education (for others, but not for her own children). Mr. Reynoso, he is outspoken & outnumbered. What can he do? Not much. Schools, teachers, and district administrators cannot stand him because he has a brain. Let’s support him. Mr. Armas, I was hopeful of him, but sadly he went with the majority on his vote for Tennsyon. What was he thinking? I guess he was not thinking on his own.

    • Jeff

      Xochiti,

      I agree with most of what you have stated.

      However, I disagree with you opinion on Reynoso. If he has a brain, I sure do not see it during the board meetings on TV. All I see him do is complain and whine. I see a maturity of a tweleve year old, maybe Reynoso pick it up from his tenure as a middle school teacher in Hayward.

    • Concerned Hayward Citizen

      Has anybody really looked into the appointment of Janis Duran as the permanent superintendent of HUSD? Doesn’t it seem a bit suspect that the superintendent search was suddenly suspended and Ms. Duran was appointed? Janis Duran, most likely, pushed through her own appointment with the knowledge of the districts impending state-takeover. Why? Well, Hayward, as the permanent superintendent, Ms. Duran will remain in the employ of HUSD during receivership. Why would she want to do that? Well, Hayward, she will continue to collect her disgustingly high salary and benefits while somebody else does her job. Yes, Hayward, that’s right! She will be sitting comfortably at a desk, doing nothing, while being paid….by you and me! She preaches, “HUSD will, under no circumstance, go into receivership!” Every decision that she is making is leading us right into the hands of receivership. The real horror of the whole thing is that the school board let it happen. Did they not see this or did they encourage it? Either way, they certainly did not act in the best interest of the community or the school district. So, let’s look at this. Had we kept Ms. Duran as an interim superintendent, we would have been able to release her at any moment. Now that we have saddled ourselves with her, we are going to be obligated to pay out her contract (yet to be determined) AND pay the salaries of the state imposed administrators. Here we are again, paying out double salaries.

      As far as receivership goes, let’s do it. It’s time that the incompetent “leadership” finally be silenced. That goes for the school board and for the district administration. This school board must be recalled. They have gone rogue and are damaging our schools and community. I welcome a state takeover with open arms as do many, many teachers, parents and staff members. Something drastic must happen immediately.

    • John W. Kyle

      Concerned Hayward Citien
      You should think more constructively! You should have thought your concern through in a more positive fashion before ‘putting the knock’ on the Duran Hire.

      Hayward Unified School District has discarded four there was the latino Guy prior to Marlin Foxworth, Then Kohl then Vigil.

      Now Hayward has a reputation not only for poot scores but for ‘firing folks’ in a community which in some minds, including my own on occasion, turns it’s back on the neeed for volunteer effort in assisting management of the school district.

      Frankly, prospective hires sought through firms who conduct the search effort to find talent capable of performing the top job, are probably finding difficulty in finding recruits! WHY come to Hayward where the broad public appears to not give a damn for the condition of the schools ( I say that, despite the Measure I bond success.)

      The talent we need will not walk into this mess only to find that they are unable to fix the problem…. it ruins their career. Frankly I recall the remark by Ms.
      Duran to the effect that she had reservations about the Vigil Hire.

      After the last two we belatedly discovered that we made poor hires in those cases.

      Ms. Duran has come to our aid twice and came out of retirement, twice, to do the job of running the district while a search was made for a new hire.

      She was highly acclaimed after retiring her from San Lorenzo ( ? ) or was it San Leandro ?

      Do not knock Ms. Duran…. if she quits we are up a creek!

      That is why we need a Town Hall meeting! We need to gather lots of people into a meeting where they can organize themselves into support groups such as is seen at Hayward City Council with it’s great assist from unpaid volunteers who help manage the Library or the planning Commission which reviews proposed construction of housing tracts etc… so as to facilitate Council votes on those matters.

      There is a reservoir of talent out there in our residential tracts who would aid the School District IF PERMITTED TO DO SO,

      Example: We need a sports and promotions ‘commission’ or if you will, am ‘ad hoc’ group who would sponsor hole in one contests to attract golf nuts who spend big bucks trying to sink a ball in a small hole 75 at 90 yards away. Or, Christmas tree sales lot, or softball tournaments, where folks pay to observe as well as participate in competition for a prize. All that for the purpose of aiding the sports program budget for competitive team support at our High Schools.

      How about another group to analyze and seek solutions to the probllem of absenteeism at our schools which, given the fact that loss of average daily attendence money ( $30 per day for each attending student … IS LOST BECAUSE OF HOOKY, TRUANCY AND transiency which takes up to $5,000,000 per year out of the money we receive from the State

      There is a solution…. it must be explained to the public through a Town Hall meeting at which bitter remarks about past mistakes would be prohibited in favor of offering solutions.

      Stop the freaking complaints! Offer solutions!. Then volunteer to aid succes in achieving the goals.

    • Concerned Hayward Citizen

      Mr. Kyle, I appreciate your optimism. Unfortunately, I have had meetings with Ms. Duran that were less than fruitless. You speak of the “firing” of folks. You are precisely correct. That’s one of our very large problems with her. She just let go some extremely effective site administrators for absolutely no reason. There were no performance evaluations. There were no mentors deployed. Nothing. They began in HUSD midyear and “fired” five months later. As a matter of fact, she has not followed through with any of the legal procedures or due process rights to which these people are entitled.

      I have run out of optimism. We offered Duran and the board many options that were all better than the ones that they chose to exercise. We need a clean sweep and I fear that the only way to get that is through receivership.

    • Concerned Hayward Citizen

      I find it a bit humorous that you, of all people, are telling anyone to “stop the freaking complaints”. In case you haven’t been reading your own diatribes…Hello, Pot, my name is Kettle ;-)

    • John W. Kyle

      Mrs. Concerned Hayward Citizen.

      You must live in the Area of HUSD outside the City of Hayward.

      Why is it so difficult for you to understand the need to create ‘commissiomns’ or ‘ad hoc’ groups of volunteers as a major aid to governance of the District.

      Duran was hired to replace Vigil! She again disrupted her retirment to come to our aid. Ostensibly Vigil quit which is why we paid him for 6 momths or a total of $125,000. ( the balance of his contract.)

      Stop the freaking complaints? Well if you have not noticed my ‘diatribe’ as you describe constructive suggestions, are virtually alwayd presented by positive alternatives.

      What you need to consider is the need for re-establishing a sense of ‘community’!

      I fail to recognize that thought in the mystifying asassination of the character of some as often seen occurring in these blog entries.

      Why do you fail to recognize that one of the most difficult tasks of anyone in a management position
      is the firing or dismissal of personnel. Have you ever been in a management position? I doubt it…. otherwise your view of the current crisis would exhibit some appreciation of the fact that when there ain’t no money in the pocket or the bank…. you have no choice. No manager of any real worth likes having to discharge worthy people!

      Shudder the thought of take over by the State….. You want to see ruthlessnes… it is coming down the track at a very high rate of speed!

      If you offer no solutions, as I have attempted to do with my recent push on the Community wide ‘Town Hall Meeting’ thoughts, then sit down, shut up and remain silent until you are able to comprehend the full scope of the problem!

      You do poesess some ability to comprehend facts, do you not? I would suggeest that if you want to rally others to your viewpoint, limited as it is, that you stop hiding behind the ‘nom de plume’!

      Have you read the latest post by Kurhi? How would you like to take on the taski of explaining not just to employees but the involved parents at Helen Turnetr Child Care facility what is about to happen there?

      Grow up, and when you have matured a bit you might see the point!

      Duran was retained because no one applied for the job or if they did, turned away after a quick look around. By keeping Duram=n we saved the money usually paid to :Head Hunters” who search about for hires which fit the job descriptions. You might have read the bit above authored by me which touched on that. ( see # 7.) above !)

    • Concerned Hayward Citizen

      I live well within the bounds of Hayward, sir. I will no longer engage in any exchange with you, as it is clear that you feel that you are the only person with valid complaints. You are no more than a frustrated, angry man that fills his personal void by attacking others. You haven’t the faintest clue what my experience in HUSD or the city of Hayward is. You have no idea what my constructive suggestions have been. I sit in the same meetings you do. I listent to you ramble on COMPLAINING about what you feel is worth complaining about. Those rights are not exclusive to you. Of course there is a need for a town hall meeting. Don’t you see that our esteemed superintendent refuses to have one? In fact, the meeting that is scheduled for next week was forced on Ms. Duran by the county superintendent. My solution was ignored, just as all of yours have been. We can offer solutions until the cows come home. The problem is, WE ARE ALL BEING IGNORED. Mr. Kyle, just because they let you lead every board meeting with the pledge, doesn’t mean they’re listening to you. Perhaps it’s time for you to mature.

    • Concerned Hayward Citizen

      This is my final post to you, Mr. Kyle.

      Obviously people have to be cut from the payroll. I’m not an idiot. The problem is, the district let go of several highly qualified and effective administrators, only to hire less qualified people with little to no experience. You don’t know what you’re talking about, Mr. Kyle. You don’t see the day to day operations of this school district as staff and parents do. I have to forgive your stance as you are clearly an outsider that sees only the public face of our administration and board at meetings. I know that you like to believe that you are in the loop, but you’re not. It’s sad, really. You are obviously concerned about the state of things. They make you think they are listening when the truth is, you are dismissed as a loudmouth blowhard. They pat you on they head and attempt to make you feel relevent, “Mr. Kyle, would you please lead us in the pledge?” In their eyes, none of us are relevent. The sad thing is, you actually fall for it. By the way, don’t assume I’m a “Mrs.”.

    • John W. Kyle

      Concerned Hayward Ciyizen

      If I turn in my card early at HUSD Board meetings it is due to the fact that I get there early. If as you say I lead the Pledge quite often, I only recall that in all the yeqars that I attended HUSD meetings I yhave only been offered tyhat privaledge about four times….. twice just sihnce the firsyt of this year.

      I look forward to not having to defend myself agianst your complaint that I complain too much.

      You obviously lack the mental skill to recognize tjhe difference beteen legitinate, pro-active suggestion from that which you offer.

      Good luck in your future attempts to guide HUSD.

    • obama.newage

      Concerned Hayward Citizen you have very a good complaint about the superintendent she is terrible for Hayward.
      I was watching the last board meeting and agree with board member Reynoso that the superintendent is no good. She is pushing out good principals and always lying to parents about it. I am sure she is doing more nasty things too but we don’t know about it. My daughter is very mad about what the superintendet did to the Eastavenue principal and then she lied to all people about it. My friends are upset with the $1000 a day she gets payed to do nasty things. That superintendent needs to go. We need to get her out. Did you notice that only one board member had the only sense to not let go of the Hellen Turner people because the budget is not final yet. The rest of the board are loony. He has a lot of patience for being interripted so many times but I hope he does not give up on asking the tough questions. Mr. Reynoso keep doing what you are doing! We hear you. You Rock. Finally we get someone that stands up to cockroaches. That was funny what he said how that board behaves like cockroaches but is true. We are watching these corrupt cockroaches too. Concerned Hayward Citizen don’t let the nasty people here in this blog get to you.

    • John W. Kyle

      O’bama new age:

      All the world wonders how you have the time and certainty of knowledge to determine who is and who are not corrupted, wronG thinkers. etc etc

      One,might also wonder why you left us. Here, we thought that once you had waddled out of town in the direction of Oakland, you would ‘clean up Oakl;nd’in no time at all.

      Now, from that distant observation post you are able to deteremnine who are the corrupt and the uncorrupted in HUSD.

      Perhaps you can weigh in with greater effective ness by writing and publishing a book? Start with the rationale rfor leavving, why you were not prominent in correction HUSD’s probllems before you lefyt and why you prermitted your daughter to attend HUSd in the first place.

      Did your dismaying unhappiness begin whenn City asked HUSD for a portion of the expemnse involved when HUSD of the Telecast…. WITH A TAPED RECORED OF THE PROCEEDINGS NOT PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE? rECALL THAT TAPES OF THE MEETINNGS WERE NOT ATTEMPTED WHICH PROVIDED greter openness to proceedings of the Board of Trustee mneetings… ABOUT 12 YEARS AGO?

      COME ON NOW, SHARE THE EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION IN GREATER DETAIL!!

      MR. REYNOSO HAS BECOME HYPER-CRITICAL! JUST LIKE YOURSELF!

      FINALLY, LET ME URGE YOU TO LAY OUT A PLAN, IN DETAIL, BY WHICH YOU WOULD DCORRECT ALL OF THE HUSD PROBLEMS!
      AS A SUB-CHAPTER,IN YOUR BOOK, ADVISE OF YOUR SUCCESS IN OAKLAND. WHO ARE THE SUPPORTERS IN YOUR AREA OF EXPERTISE?

    • obama.newage

      If being hypercritical will vote to save our teachers and principals and nurses and counselors and music and to make sure the board follows the law and not be corrupt then you all people please let Mr. Reynoso continue to be hyper. He just does the right things and asks the right questions. We never had anyone like him before. Finally no rubberstamper and vocal and he is educated and not afraid to take a stand. I notice that you don’t like people that disagree with you well tough you are dead wrong and a nasty bitter old man. Face it is tough being old and I know we old people if we let it be can get nasty very easy. You need to chill and respect other peoples view. Concerned Hayward citizen is right and you are wrong.

    • Concerned Hayward Citizen

      Thank you, Obama :-) It sounds like you are aware of the REAL troubles facing our schools. Duran’s behavior has been unprofessional, at best….probably illegal. She has been inhumane in the treatment of the people she has let go. The random people that attend board meetings have no idea how bad it really is. They have no idea that Janis Duran is threatening future careers of people if they speak out. Some people don’t understand why some of us use screen names. If they only knew….

    • John W. Kyle

      o’gbAMA NEW AGE:

      ONCE AGAIN YOU PROCLAIM YOUR SELF MISTRESS OF ALL THINGS GREAT AND SMALL, ALTHOUGH YOU AND YOUR DOughter HAVE RESIGNED MEMNBERSHIP IM THE ‘CLUB’ here in Hayward.

      NnOT TOO MANY WEEKS AGO, i POINTED OUT THAT YOUR CRUEL REMARKS ABOUT THOSE DOING THEIR JOB VIOLATED CERTAIN PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTAIN FAITH WHICH YOU ESPOUSE.

      ONE OF THE WAYS TO “VIOLATE ‘charity” ( a foundation stone of faith…..being LISTED AS ‘Faith, Hope Love.Charity,Contrition’ etc. IS INVOLVED WITH YOUR DENIAL OF GOD’S PRESENCE IN YOUR LIFE.

      AT THE VERY LEAST YOU VIOLATE CHARITY WHEN YOUR UNFOUNDED CHARGES OF OF DERLICTION OF DUTY, WHEN PRESENT SUPT IS ‘SEEN BY YOU’ AS A LIAR ETC, IS AN UNFOUNDED ASSAULT UPON HER CHARACTER AS WELL AS THE REPUTATION OF ANOTHER, A MALICIOUS UNWAWANTED ASSUALT UPON HER CHARACTER.

      Let me give you an examople. A man who in his youth was given to heavy drink sought out BILL W. THE FOUNDER OF ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS. HE STRAIGTEND OUT HIS LIFE. BUT HE LIED UPON A JOB APPLICATIONM WHEN STATING HE WAS NOT AN ALCHOLIC IN BOTH PAST AND PRESENT AT THE TIME OF HIS JOB APPLICATION…… 30 YEARS PASS AND HE HAS NOT TAKEN A DROP OF ANYTHING CONTAINING ALCHOL. hE PROVIDED HIS EMPLOYER WITH STERLING JOB PERFORMANCE!

      A PROMTION IS OFFERED BY HIS EMPLOYER BUT A SNEAKY TYPE, REMORSELESS, SELF INTERESTED INDIVIDUAL ALSOO SEEKS THE SAME PROMOTION. HIS ENVIOUS DADDY, HOPEFUL OF SEEING A SON GAIN AND UNDESERVED PROMOTION, FEEDS THE SON THE INFORMNATION HE GAINED WHILE ALSO POSING AS A FRIEND OF BILL W. MANY YEARS EARLIER. DAD SPILLS THOSE BEAN BEFORE THE SON AND THE SON TAKES THE INFORMATIOMN TO THE EMPLOYER. POOR MAN WHO HAD NOT TAKEN A DRINK IN ALL THOSE YEARS IS DENIED THE PROMOTION AND IN ADDITION IS FIRED FROM THE JOB FOR BEING A LIAR.

      YOU, DEAR LADY, HAVE VIOLATED A PRINCIPLE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH as well as THAT OF Judaic faith.

      As before,IN EARLIER OBJECTION TO YOUR OBSCENE DEMONSTRATION OF VICIOUS ENVY, my advice is to consult with whatever religious leader you respect…. learn to curb your tongue before you meet your maker… you make charges which are solely the result of your imagination gone wild!

      Consult your religious adviser before it is too late and stop your vicious assauLt upon those whose great efforts and acheivements are superior to your own.

      Envy is the root of all evil!

    • obama.newage

      You need to apologize to Concerned Hayward Citizen. Don’t change the subject with Jesus. Your old nastyness has nothing to do with Jesus. I think you are envy of Concerned Citizen of Hayward for being smart because of noticing that the superintendent is no good. A lesson I have lerned getign old is to speak up against nastyness, evil, bullys, crooks and corrupted people. And this blog has some nasty bullys people that always shut the nice people.
      Concerned Citizen of Hayward has a right to complaint and that person is right and you are wrong. You don’t really know what is going on at Hayward schools because you are too busy wanting to say the pledge or just get on TV to give papers to the board. I always see you giving them something. You all face it we have corruption and people not qulified that should not be on that school board and the district. You need to chill in your old age like I have and just maybe work on only giving the pledge and giving papers to the board and nothing else if you are not going to be respectful with others with diferent views. Just do that what ever it is to showboat and stop being a nasty bully. Is hard to type so much when much fingers hurt so much and doing it too quick.
      Concerned Hayward Citizen please run for election of the school board to get rid of all those bad people at the board and district and superintendent. That board needs more good people now because having only one smart person there now vocal and right is not enough votes.

    • John W. Kyle

      O’bama new age

      Thank you for your most recent display of an enpty mind. It is a retort I could not possibly match!

    • obama.newage

      Diferent points of view that think your corrupt board will hire a lousy superintendent and asking for you to apologize to Concerned Hayward Citizen does not mean I don’t have a mind. I might be old but I can still tell nastyness when i see it. Stop being a bully. Your mind is full of nastyness.

    • John W. Kyle

      O’BAMA NEW AGE

      WITH YOUR FINELY HONED INSTINCT FOR DETERMINING WHO THE CROOKS AND LIARS ARE AT HUSD, HOW IS IT THAT YOU NEVER RAN FOR A SEAT ON THE BOARD? YOU DENIED US THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF ERECTING A STATUE IN YOUR HONOR!

      NOW, BECAUSE OF THAT FAILURE,,, HUSD IS BROKE!
      NO WONDER THEN, ON THE ‘WHY’ OF HOW YOU CAME TO USE OF A NOM DE PLUME!
      n

    • obama.newage

      Oh so now we use jive latin again on people that have different view. HUSD is broken from the corrupt board and people like you that like that sort of thing. Look it here your name means nothing when all you have is nastyness around it. Stop giving your self a lisense to be nasty and wrong just because you use your name in this blog. There are many reasins I dont give my name and address and most to keep weird people like you away from me and my grandchidren.
      I really want you to apologize to Concerned Hayward Citizen.

    • John W. Kyle

      O’bama.o0ld age

      I used no Latin ‘Jive’ as you call it! At least not in item 22.

      AQpparently, you have not espoused a Christain Church and know no counselor as a means of bringing peace to your relationship with our creator

      Hashshashin ! You attempt to assasinate reputations of some good people at HUSD. How that makes you happy is beyond reason!

      When, during your time of residence in Hayward did you do anything to assist educational processes at HUSD!

      Tell us all of your achievments in the volunteer efforts needed by HUSD.

      I wish you well in what ever remains of your life in the hell of Oakland.

      I am a second generation native of Oakland, made my living within that City until about 40 years ago.I As a Real estate appraiser, I DETERMINED PROPERTY VALUE ON ALL SORTS OR PROPERTY….. MORTUARIES, HOSPITALS, RETAIL AND INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES, HOUSES, APARTMENTS ETC ETC. cIVIC PRIDE SEEMS TO HAVE GONE TO HELL ION A HAND BASKET……
      yOU ARE A BOASTFUL OLD WOMAN WHO FAILS TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR ATTENTION NEEDS TO BE DIRECTED IN THE cITY WHERE YOU NOW SAY YOU LIVE.

      TURN YOUR LIMITLLESS skills and interest toward the Oakland Schools where your grandchildren are SOON dependent for education. DO NOT LET THEW GROW UP LIMITED TO SPEAKING JIVE!

    • obama.newage

      Oakland schools do not teach jive nomore than Hayward school do.

      So now jive Latin did not work on me so now you get biblical on me I think your nastyness is really getting to you.

      You all people do not see the real problems in Hayward schools because like Concerned Hayward Citizen was saying that people like you are used by leting you do the pledge and give them what ever paper you give them in the meetings and I think you just fall for it and like being on tv blowing your horn.

      Start to open your eyes on HUSD it is a place in need of replacing the awful superintednt and the district and at least 3 board members maybe 4 because they are not hearing the people. The superintendent has the 4 board members on a leash and we have one that refuses to be controlled thank God.

      The community wanted to pick the next superintendent and now it looks from the last board meeting I saw that the community has been cheated out of that. To me that is like it was said before corruption by cockroaches and that will not happen in Oakland because ever since the state took over we got rid of many people that are corrupt and board laws were put in place to prevent things like whats going on in Hayward.

      The apointment of a board member that has a wife as the personel director and giving highpaying jobs to friends and family at the district and not having the community pick the superintendent and firing good principals and laying off teachers and custodians and attendance clerks with out first cuting money for the district is just wrong.

      I watch the meetings too and I am very mad of what I see. Because all this seems was decided before with out us knowing about it and the board voting seems it is staged. I think that is why Mr. Reynoso is so vocal against doing business that way. Ms. Simms needs to speak more because so far her voting seems she is being controlled by the superintendent too. The way school business things are going the board and superintendent must work like cockroaches.

      We need to turn the light on and clean up these cockroaches.

      I am old and it hurts my fingers to type so much but these nasty people and some others that come in and keep on promoting this corruption at the HUSD hayward schools need to be told how nasty and wrong they are because they are part of the problem too.

      Apologize to Concerned Hayward Citizen please with out geting biblical or speaking jive latin because you are not the only that can complaint about Hayward schools.

    • John W. Kyle

      O’bama old age

      Stop use of lengthy obfuscation! Tell us what you did to help HUSD when you lived in Hayward. Maybe then some might give credence to your confused remarks.

      Answer the question you poor, aged, INTELLECTUALLY DEFICIENT, character assassin!

      I toss some jive at you…’arte perire sua’….. meaning “to trip oneself up’ or “to perish by one’s own machinations.”

      I think you refuse to reveal identity because you embarass your daughter and grandchildren!

      SO, TELL US OF YOUR PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUSD, OR ZIP YOU LIP AND SEEK OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IN OAKLAND. ( OR, HAVE THEY ALREADY SHOWN YOU THE DOOR?)

      IF YOU HAD BEEN PROUD OF THOSE CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUSD, YOU WOULD HAVE REVEALED THEM BY NOW! RIGHT?

    • obama.newage

      You do not own the blog to say your own complaints. I am standing up for what Concerned Hayward Citizen said about improving Hayward schools because I am tired of your bully nastyness do not change the subject you own that person an apology. I will not give my id for safety because of weird nasty people like you that get mad when others have a different view. I think you do not have any mirrors in the house to see how nasty of an old man you have turned out to be. Face it geting old is not good and I know how easy is about that so you have to get over it and dont get biter. Just say Im sorry to Concerned Hayward Citizen please.

    • John W. Kyle

      O’Bama old age.

      So you admit to not having made a positive contribution to the well being of HUSD..All right for you kiddo….I’m not going to press you for a history of your contributions to community…. you obviosly lacked any OF THAT BY WHICH you are proud.

      By the way, since when did I ‘OWN’ ANYNONE?

    • obama.newage

      You behaved like a nasty bully with Concerned Hayward Citizen you are no different than the bullys that take over playgrounds by pushing other kids around. They never say they own it but they behave like they own it. You are too nasty. You still owe that person an apology. I might not be as educated as you but I am no were near as nasty and vicious like you. When someone disagrees with me is just that a disagreement. Alot of people do believe that Hayward school district is too corrupt and that is why I think Concerned Hayward Citizen is right and you are wrong. Your townhall meeting is coming up on June 3 by the school district so just work with what they give you just like they give the same for all of us. Did you think because you blow your horn on TV you will get better treatment from them, they really don’t care about you nomore than they care of the rest of us. You all people need to realize we have corrupt school district.

    • K Rocchio

      It is so disappointing to see, yet again, the tone of this blog take on such a nasty and accusing tone! This bullying is no different than what we teach our children to never engage in! Perhaps one of the biggest issues faced by HUSD can be seen right here. The inability to respect the opinions and views of others and open your mind, you may not have all of the information. I am deeply involved in the schools where my children attend and make every effort to stay informed, yet it would be ridiculous for me to imply that I know all of the inner workings of HUSD.

      That said, I have seen decisions being made that are so detrimental to the welfare of our children, I can not turn a blind eye. If you look simply at the heading these very comments fall under (easy to loose sight of with all of the name-calling) you will see a decision that falls into this category.

      It states that in “a move that has surprised many” the search for a new superintendent has been dropped. Why did it surprise many? Perhaps because we had retained a search firm to conduct this search under the guise of involving our community in this process. Maybe it was because the impression was being given that this would be an open process and not a biased appointment.

      It is even stated in the article that we are unclear on exactly how long “permanent” will be. Duran states that “what the district needs is stability.” What about the needs of our students?? Don’t they deserve stability?? Frumkin admits that the search will resume in the future – then why make this move?? Could it be a looming threat of receivership? I’ve seen too many examples of stability being thrown to the wind to believe that line of defense.

      This is absolutely not the first time the Board has made a decision in closed session and simply put the facts before the public for our “input”. The vote is simply a formality, the decision already made.

      I don’t believe that anyone still watching has not offered up positive solutions. Many of us are forced to wait long hours to speak our 3 minutes to the Board, if they even listen., regardless of what time we arrive to the meetings. Now we even have an employee in charge of shuffling input cards. There is an art to speaking off agenda to allow yourself to speak early. Now we are even being deprived of the ability to speak on closed session actions (oooops, I forgot!) For some, positive is meetings and committees. Some of us have given up countless hours to serve in this capacity only to be ignored. For some, positive is state receivership. All I know is that you can only be ignored for so long and then you walk away.

    • Concerned Hayward Citizen

      Well said.

    • Justwatching

      Don’t worry folks. We have a school board making cuts a a pace that would dizzy any dog chasing its tail. They are bound to step in their on mess very soon. Keep a positive thought, were will be building 5 new schools and at the same time walk the fence with the the threat of a state takeover. If you folks missed the new on CBS 5 this evening regarding the 2 year old Brentwood Elementary School that is closing I have attached a link for your review. This could very easily be HUSD in two year.

      http://cbs5.com/video/?id=65950@kpix.dayport.com

    • JustOneParent

      Just watching,

      In case you did not know, they handled pink splips to teachers at Helen Turner, this week, and are telling parents school will end on June 15.

      Where do you think those children will go?

      And why are some, so protective over some one elses salary?

      So many answers tonight, but like many said, they were only half truths.

    • John W. Kyle

      JustOneParent

      Helen Turner was strictly a day care operation all for “pre kindergrten’ for a fee and it was often the case that some parents did not pay!. Sorry, there are other facilities available for ‘working’ parents or single mothers. Gtandma? Granpa?

      Cut was better seen here tnan ib first grade where the money saved is better spent on API test scores caluculated in elementary schools.