May have violated policy??? Ironic words from a group that has violated the rights of children, teachers, parents......you could hear the cheer from all areas across the state when this news broke. Why all over the state? Thats where the mass exodus of educators went when we left that place! I never had an evaluation as most didn't that worked there......against TEA policy! Not just "get to it if you want to". I was told I would not find a job in this area.....surprise!!!! Still living and working in this area! My only regret is that I miss that great group of kids and yes, there are alot of good kids at BISD. I sincerely hope that the school board gets a major overhaul at election time and then the main purpose of any school is making it a safe, fair and enjoyable learning place for the KIDS! I hope this shake up wakes up the administrators and motivates the teachers that did stay. Do it for the students! Not for selfish need for control!
Sounds like Bloomington is trying to take a step in the right direction with getting rid of ONE problem. Now they must band together and make the right decisions when electing Trustees. It's time for the trustees that were elected and only show up at their convenience to step down and let some responsible TRUSTEES try and right the ship. To the communities of Bloomington, Placedo and DaCosta: be smart when electing in the upcoming election and in future elections. CHANGE IS NEEDED AND YOUR CHILDREN EDUCATION DEPENDS ON IT!
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Sunshine32, the Bloomington community must stand and deliver in November! The firing of this superintendent must be the last straw for this struggling community. Either take control during this election or loose control forever. Revolution, baby! Revolution!
"I may have done some things that may not have been by district policy," he said. ...Really?!? You think?!? I hope the Victoria Advocate puts their best investigative journalist on this story. We want the truth about this superintendent and the administration he established at BISD. How much does the public know? How much more is there to uncover? How will you feel as a parent of a student in this school when you find out? Maybe then change will happen at BISD.
I'll try this again....Yes, BISD needs change and it appears we are now moving in the right direction. The Board of Trustees needs to focus on what's best for students and teachers. They can get a better insight by communicating with the teachers. We have lost good teachers and now we need to keep the good teachers that we do have! The Board of Trustees is BISD's foundation and without a rock solid foundation we will never be able to build BISD up. I just hope that the community of Bloomington will make the right choice when voting on new Trustees this year. We need people who's kids actually go to school at BISD and who are not followers. This is the only way the right decisions will be made when it comes to education/sports.
gata_bobcat if you think the past decade is just bad luck, then you would be as crazy as the reputation of your school board! All fault lies on the shoulders of the BISD board of Trustees. Not a single coach during the past five years has left because of the students. They left because of a severe lack of leadership, severe lack of educational sincerity, and severe lack of honesty by every member of the current school board, superintendent Brad Williams, as well as high school and middle school principals. Bloomington's rise out of the academic and athletic ashes will begin when long-time members of the community bond together and take control of a school board currently filled by people with recent police rap sheets and very little concern for the children of the community. *I've heard employees say not a single school board member has set foot in a high school or middle school classroom during the past five years to see their employees teach or their students learn. *I've heard teachers say over the past five years that high school and middle school teachers have been evaluated (either positively or negatively) on their jobs without a single administrator stepping into their classroom for longer than five minutes. *I've heard coaches say over the past five years that a number of student-athletes have been found smoking marijuana or taking other drugs behind the athletic field house. The next day, the kids are checked out of school to be "home schooled" and off the school's record books. *Last year the school's best female athlete was suspended from athletic play for a month for having prescription strength Advil in her posession on campus. *This week a drug dealer got a hold of three very promising girl athletes and pushed XOXO on them. They made a bad choice, got high, and have been suspended for who know how long. Top all of that off with eight athletic directors in ten years, and the weeding out last year of the school's most popular coaches in charge of volleyball, cross country, track, and softball. Success starts at the top, period. And over the past five years, all the men and women at the top have been doing is ripping out the roots and hearts of their teachers and students. Sadly, morale is at an all-time low.
Good comment "NewAgain". I sure hated to see most everyone that left last year leave. However, under the circumstances I don't blame them one bit! We need to look in the mirror and decide whether the constant change that has taken place this past decade is just bad luck or the fault of the BISD board of Trustees. I believe that we can right the ship however it's gonna take some individuals on the board making educated decisions and not what would benefit their personal agenda. We cannot continue to operate OUR SCHOOL like it is a fantasy football team. The school needs educators and administrators that will be around more than a year or two. These students deserve something better than we have given them this past decade, until we change the mind set of OUR Trustees, Bloomington will continue to be a place where administrators end up not a place that people want to be!
well its about time maybe bloomington can have the kids that left return back