Group claims 600 signatures

School Board says e-mail investigation still 'ongoing'

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The DeVincentis e-mails

School Board action

- Named Steamboat Springs Middle School math and science teacher Ben Barbier the Steamboat Springs School District's Teacher of the Year

- Rescheduled June 18 board meeting to June 20

- Continued discussion of the 21st-century skills it wants graduates to know and be able to do

- Provided an update on polices that were revised at its workshop May 8 and 9

- Executed employment agreements with Bob Hiester, Michael Lewis and Georgia Reust enabling them to continue participating in post-retirement employment plan for the 2007-08 school year.

- Accepted Education Fund Board gifts of $2.84 million for educational excellence, capital and technology items

— A group seeking to recall Steamboat Springs School Board member John DeVincentis has gathered about one-quarter of the 2,300 petition signatures it aims to collect.

The group, called Save Our Schools RE-2, is circulating more than 40 petitions within the community. The group needs about 1,950 valid voter signatures by July 2, but its leaders say they want to collect 2,300 to account for some signatures that inevitably will be discounted.

"Each petition holds about 40 signatures," said Jim Swiggart, a member of the group. "We probably have more than 600 signatures."

Only registered voters within Steamboat Springs School District boundaries can sign the petition.

The group is holding its second community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill.

SOS RE-2 wants to recall DeVincentis because it believes his actions as a School Board member are dysfunctional to the district and the board, Swiggart has said.

The recall effort was prompted when DeVincentis said he would not resign from the board after copies of e-mails he wrote criticizing former Steamboat Springs Superintendent Cyndy Simms were printed in the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Former School Board member Pat Gleason said he obtained the e-mails and gave them to the Pilot & Today.

DeVincentis was principal at Strawberry Park Elementary School during the e-mail exchange. He has apologized for the content of the e-mails.

The current School Board has ordered an internal investigation to determine whether its polices were violated when Gleason obtained and distributed those e-mails, and whether the School Board needs to create policies to protect district employees and students in the future.

The current School Board has asked Gleason and other former School Board members to voluntarily cooperate with the internal investigation and provide any information they may have.

Several of the group members of the recall committee are former School Board members. None have expressed an interest in speaking with a lawyer because they would have to pay to have their lawyer present, some of them have said.

On Monday, School Board President Denise Connelly said the investigation is "ongoing."

- To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

Comments

beentheredonethat 7 years, 4 months ago

at what locations can one sign a petition?? anyone?

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Books 7 years, 4 months ago

I was bothered by the e-mails but I am horrified by the way they were obtained and released. It's something we should only hear about in a third world country. One government is voted out and doesn't like the way the new government is running things so they stage a coup and try to regain control. I thought we only had third world mail delivery. If these guys pull this off it sends a message to any future disgruntled people or groups. If you do not like the elected government, all you have to do is dig up some dirt on your selected bad guy and hand it over to a tabloid newspaper

This sort of thing should only happen in a third world country. Steamboat has stooped to a very low place.

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dundalk 7 years, 4 months ago

Books: Sadly, you seem to think that Seatmboat should live in a "pollyanic" world.

Reality bites. The bottom line is that Dr. D used a work related computer to spew venomous diatribes to other school officials. How those messages were obtained really in not relevant.

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WZ 7 years, 4 months ago

You hit the nail the nail right on head Books! What an "award winning" newspaper we have in town, eh?!

Funny you should mention "third world". I was struck by this story's tone that I had actually passed on links to this story to some acquaintances in "developing nations". Even those people were taken back by the nature of the story. They all commented it resembled life in their country, and that they were surprised that this was happening in the US.

I've also mentioned this story to other people around the US some of whom are teachers and some of whom are journalist and work in the media. Almost all concur with your thoughts.

What's truly newsworthy about this story is "how" this all came about. I have this suspicion that this story will percolate up the media chain and someone will publish the story, not from the "what" perspective, but from the "how" perspective. It's not headline news, but it would definitely sell.

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beagle 7 years, 4 months ago

beentheredonethat - If you're looking for a place to sign the petition, just stop by the local JH chapter: Judgemental Hypocrites

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linus 7 years, 4 months ago

Things To Consider Before Signing a Recall Petition

  1. Will this recall help or hurt the school district? What is the real purpose of the recall group?

  2. Former board members had Devincentis's e-mails for two years, did not tell the current board about it, did not follow district security policies, and took the e-mails straight to the newspaper to force Devincentis off the board. They are now refusing to cooperate with an investigation.

  3. Signing the petition supports mean, dirty politics. If these tactics are allowed to succeed, it sets a bad precedent.

  4. As a board member, his priority is and always has been the students. He has volunteered extensively in all the schools. He has worked hard on issues that he campaigned on.

  5. Consider going to a board meeting. Current board members did not ask Devincentis to resign and do not want a recall. This board and this superintendent can still work together. Conflicts happen and can be worked out.

  6. Read the recall petition. The claims on it are not factual but are the subjective opinions of a small group. One person does not speak for the twenty members of the former Parents for Dr. D group.

  7. Do you have enough information about both sides of this story to sign a recall petition?

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dwahzner 7 years, 4 months ago

Dreamriver23, your just like them as far as I am concerned. Sign it! Self righteous...! Dream about that! Andyeast, your are right! The kids get hurt as usual! Oh and dreamer, your right about the grammer. I was taught at your Steamboat schools of excelence.....excelance.......what ever some years ago! Just hurried to post what needed to be said! Just like the petitioners do, ya know! Lol.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 4 months ago

Dreamriver23,

You should always check your own post when correcting others on their grammar, spelling, etc. It makes you look extremely foolish when your own punctuation was horribly lacking in this particular sentence:

"dwahzner, Rather than to step into the gutter along with you I will just say that you could use a dictionary or at least use the "preview comment" button before you post."

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 4 months ago

I stop by City Market & Wal-Mart pretty much each day. Haven't seen a petition yet.

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mom 7 years, 4 months ago

I remember hearing somewhere (don't know where maybe the paper or here) that the petitions would be at places such as Wal-Mart or City Market. Hopefully we have not seen them there because these places do not want to support such nonsense and do not want their customers to be harassed. I would rather not be bothered by old board members that need to get over themselves.

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jeannie berger 7 years, 4 months ago

dwahzner, Rather than to step into the gutter along with you I will just say that you could use a dictionary or at least use the "preview comment" button before you post.
If you are not happy about the recall, don't sign the petition. As for the rest of you cartoon characters, linus, beagle, etc., your b.s. has only confirmed for me the need to sign the recall petition.

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Andyeast 7 years, 4 months ago

In the end.... After the dust settles... What good will come from all of this public debate?

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linus 7 years, 4 months ago

Dream - go for it. I'm wouldn't dream of trying to convince you.

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beagle 7 years, 4 months ago

I am highly offended at being called a "cartoon character." I'll have you know that I am a lean, mean, sniffing machine, 32 pounds of brown, black, and white power, straight from Virginia! And I can smell baloney from a mile away.

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sarakg 7 years, 4 months ago

If anyone is looking to sign a petition, they can come to Olympian Hall at 7pm tonight. There will also be petitions available (for the most part) on Saturdays and Sundays at WalMart and City Market. You can also go to www.sosre2.com or call 819-3981 to get in touch with someone who will make sure that you have access to a petition if you wish to get this question on the November ballot.

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jeannie berger 7 years, 4 months ago

kielbasa, you are right. I should have had sbvor check it for accuracy. It seems the pilot found it objectionable as well. It wasn't so much the grammar and spelling as the content that I thought was gutterish. Is that a word, couldn't fnd it in Webster's.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 4 months ago

No problem, Dreamriver23. I never saw the content of that particular post, and we all correct each other's English when there's nothing else better to do. I do it! It's just always better to make sure our own posts stand up to our English study skills before we correct others.

As for gutterish... works for me!!

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dwahzner 7 years, 4 months ago

Gutterish? Oh yah, that is funny. Yah, my last post was tossing trash. I hit a low blow at the good people who taught me well. Not good. Sorry. My teachers were great! There is more to this issue than some would care to believe. I know "all" the people on SOS. I just hope this is not their way of trying to save face, after backing John D. Now they figure they made this big mistake. I was a member of that committee as well! John D. was great with my kids and there when we really needed him. I don't like Pat Gleason! Never have, never will! I don't like bar flies. I still like John D. and that will never change. The only mistake he made was using his work computer for personal issues. That has nothing to do with his board contributions or abilities. John and Cyndy were always at odds. Two doctors with different opinions that became ugly in nature. Go figure. That's all! Then again, that's enough! Thanks!

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autumnwitch 7 years, 4 months ago

Beenthere: City Market on Saturdays as far as I have seen.

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autumnwitch 7 years, 4 months ago

While I agree that John does seem to be for the students and the staff, he also has a personal agenda towards the administrators, and because of this he will never be able to be truly effective with Donna. They really can't work together. I have gone to many board meetings and have seen the rantings before he was even on the board. There are board minutes that go way back, anything that wasn't in executive session could be found in the notes if someone really couldn't believe that he is way out there and that he is prone to insane outbursts and fumes about things way over. If we truly believed he could be responsible and let the past go, there wouldn't have to be a recall drive.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 4 months ago

dwahzner- Be fair, now. Dr. D sent those emails of his own accord and did it from the school computer. This much D admitted to. None of us who remember D vs. Simms should be surprised by the vitriol and hatred in those emails. He was just not thinking hard enough about not using his school computer.

D sent those emails himself and Gleason cannot be blamed for ruining D's reputation based on that. Gleason's guilty of sitting on those emails for 2 years before releasing them. That puts him in the wrong, also, IMO. Nobody's hands are clean on this issue so far.

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Magpie 7 years, 4 months ago

Sarakg - I went to the website you posted and was disappointed that it does not have the text of the petition on it. Before anyone signs anything that could have as much effect, they should at least know what it says and the web is a perfect vehicle for distributing that information. If you have any influence on the SOS group, please suggest that they put the actual text of the petition on the website.

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beagle 7 years, 4 months ago

kielbasa, I think dwahzner's point was that even though Dr.D screwed up by using the school computer, he didn't deserve to have it plastered all over the front page of the paper. And the group that conspired to take it to the paper took a low low road. autumnwitch, interesting point about how D. and Donna can't work together. I thought maybe they could but it sure makes it harder now that she's been a big part of getting those e-mails. It'll be interesting when the results of that investigation come out. D. may not have kept his anger in check in his quest to keep the administration in line, he may have made mistakes, but look at the other side of the story. Does he deserve to get recalled too after being publicly humiliated? Maybe they both will leave - D. and Donna.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 4 months ago

Beagle- No, I think it did need to be put on the front page. This not only brings to light how D acted in order to get Simms out, it shows that since then, there seemed to be a small conspiracy to hold onto the emails in question for 2 years when they should have been released when D ran for office instead of when it was politically advantageous.

If they had been released as he was running for the Board position, yes: it would have still be construed as character assassination, but since we know he definitely sent these emails, he would have had to own up to it while still running. The voting public could then have made up it's mind right then and there, saving the School District money on all this crap. I also think Gleason's reasoning about being afraid for his family is unfounded. Since D's emails would have come to the forefront right away, his political sway would have been much closer to nonexistent.

I believe D has always thought he was acting in the children's and teachers' best interest. Gleason thought he was doing the same thing. Each had their own interpretation of what they thought was right, but it really only comes down to serving their own interests. That's why people run for public office: they think that their interests ARE in the best interest for everyone. It just depends on if their particular interests coincide with an individual voter's interests.

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Hammurabi 7 years, 4 months ago

Yes, John did use the school's computer to try to do damage to Simms. Even after she left the district he coutinued to go after her. Nothing nice or forgiving about that. What did he have to gain ? Perhaps there really isn't the conspiracy some think there is. Perhaps Gleason didn't feel that it was right to try to influence an election. Perhaps he thought the John might have changed his ways. Perhaps after Mike Johnson read that nasty letter from John to the School Board last fall, and then John once again apoligized, Gleason saw the hand writing on the wall and finally got fed up with the constant tirades. Perhaps Gleason did the right thing by first resigning and then releasing the emails. Perhaps it's time to let the community vote in November.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 4 months ago

Hammurabi- Now you are speculating on things that Gleason did not use as his reasoning. He was interviewed and you can still find on this site stating Gleason's reasoning. He stated it was fear of reprisal. That was the only reason he stated.

Gleason was wrong for holding onto those emails, and deserves to be treated as such; just as much as D deserves his reprisals now. The only "right" about Gleason resigning and then releasing the emails was that followed District Board policy. It doesn't make him a saint or hero for his part in this. All he did was exacerbate the whole thing by waiting this long, giving fuel to his opposition by making this all look like sour grapes and taking political advantage of the situation.

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sarakg 7 years, 3 months ago

Magpie-

I will suggest that (it's the simple things that cause the most trouble lol). The full text of the petition is:

"Since being elected to the RE2 Board of Education, John DeVincentis has engaged in a pattern of conduct that has interfered with the orderly and civil operation of the Board. He has offended, insulted and/or intimidated members of the Board, district staff, and the public. The lack of character exhibited and language used in his 2004-2005 emails further illustrates a behavior pattern that is unacceptable in the position of a school board member.

"John DeVincentis has lost the respect of this community, and because of his action the District may be in jeopardy of losing the ability to attract and retain talented teachers and administrators. The RE2 School District faces many challenges in desperate need of attention. Those issues cannot be properly addressed with John DeVincentis in office.

"The RE2 School District deserves a Board comprised of impartial, fair-minded citizens who are able to conduct the business of the District in the best interest of the students. John DeVincentis' past and present actions as well as his unwillingness to resign have demonstrated his desire to place his own interests above those of the students.

"Vote "YES" to recall John DeVincentis.

And kielbasa-Hammurabi's right on. As for, "I also think Gleason's reasoning about being afraid for his family is unfounded," I don't.

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Hammurabi 7 years, 3 months ago

If Gleason had released those emails during the School Board election campaign, he would have been accused of the same things he is now. He also would have be accused of "dirty tricks" and unfair political practices prior to an election. Some in this community have placed Gleason in a no win situation. John D brought all this on himself and he has fully admitted his culpability, yet he continues to exhibit the same behavior pattern. Last year he blamed Howll for the lower 3rd grade reading scores. Now they're up and we haven't heard a word of either acknowledgment or praise for the rise in scores. Go figure that one out.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 3 months ago

Hammurabi- Those accusations would not have held up against Gleason had he released them at that time, especially since it was immediately following the fight between Simms and D. I've already stated this.

Gleason put himself in the no-win situation by not coming foward with the emails in a timely manner, just the same as D putting himself in his position.

Sara- If you quote me, take the the whole section in context. My quote should have stated:

"I also think Gleason's reasoning about being afraid for his family is unfounded. Since D's emails would have come to the forefront right away, his political sway would have been much closer to nonexistent."

That 2nd statement was what described my reasoning for the first sentence, and it's a strong reasoning. My reasoning has nothing to do with right or wrong; it has to do with public perception. If you are willing to join this conversation, state your reasoning for thinking otherwise instead of a plain "I don't." All that does is lend to your opponents' supposition of what you are thinking. That's how character assassination is allowed to happen.

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Scott Stanford 7 years, 3 months ago

Kielbasa:

I think you have confused Gleason's desire for anonymity as the source of the e-mails with his reasoning for not releasing the e-mails sooner. He requested anonymity out of concern for his family.

A portion of Gleason's statement when he acknowledged being the source offers his reasoning for not releasing the e-mails sooner:

"I delivered a copy of John's e-mails to the Pilot & Today, knowing they were of public interest. Should I have released them sooner? In retrospect, maybe I should have. But, I opted not to at that time because DeVincentis had just gone through a "difficult" situation with the former superintendent and begun his private life after many years of contributing to the excellence of Strawberry Park Elementary School, its support staff and remarkable (award-winning) teachers. I had hoped his experience would be beneficial to the district."

Th full text can be found here:

Scott Stanford Editor, Steamboat Pilot & Today editor@steamboatpilot.com

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sarakg 7 years, 3 months ago

He didn't have them at the time of the election.

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Books 7 years, 3 months ago

But really, who could believe him?
This whole thing is about the old board rising from the grave to protect Howell's job. These people have done a greater disservice to our community than they think. Who in their right mind would want to be on the school board? If a board member's views conflict with that of the Pilot, someone will dig up some dirt on them and deliver it to the newspaper. Then plan on seeing 25 to 30 trash job articles and then another recall. This whole thing has made me realize just how much control the Pilot has over the schools. It's like living in Pilotville.

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Hammurabi 7 years, 3 months ago

A more perceptive question might be who would want to move here with the high cost of living compounded with the desire of John to get rid of any staff that disagree with him? Would you want to move here and take the position of principal of Strawberry Park? The contact is lousy with no guarentees of any sort. Who will educate our children?

Take a look at any newspaper in America today and you will find investigative reporting going on in all different areas of the community, state and nation. Get real, that's their job, whether you agree with them or not.

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beagle 7 years, 3 months ago

What investigative reporting, Hamm? There hasn't been any. There is a huge story on the other side of the 'horrifying e-mails' and it has not been reported at all. "Get real" yourself. Pilotville! I like that. lol. (just learned what that means) Editor, I never noticed you get on the blog to rescue Devincentis or remove comments when people were calling him "sick, twisted," etc. And as far as who will educate our children? I think they're called teachers. Yes we need to work at keeping good principals, but who's actually in the classroom with our kids? And they make WAY less money than administrators and have gotten way lower percent salary increases over the years; the stats will back me up on that.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 3 months ago

Scott-

THANK YOU!!!! I've been waiting to see if anyone actually read his statement and would correct me. Obviously, this is not the case for the people defending Gleason's position.

Since you were the one (no points given to Pilot workers, Scott. Sorry!) to finally correct me, let's expand on Gleason's statement pertaining to why he didn't release them when he found them.

Gleason says, "... I opted not to at that time because DeVincentis had just gone through a "difficult" situation with the former superintendent and begun his private life after many years of contributing to the excellence of Strawberry Park Elementary School, its support staff and remarkable (award-winning) teachers. I had hoped his experience would be beneficial to the district."

So...this is the real reason for not turning them over at the time Gleason found them. Okay- this statement confirms that it was before D won his seat on the Board. We all know from the timing of his emails. Gleason admits to having access to them back then. There is no way to deny either of these two things. They are printed here, and Scott even provided Gleason's statement link. Here's the link to the email excerpts.

www2.steamboatpilot.com/news/2007/apr/06/excerpts_devincentis_emails/

So, following logic, those emails go from that computer while D had access thru the end of the school year 2005, when he retired as a Principal. This means that Gleason knew about the emails by then, since Simms left in 2003.

That brings us to Gleason's reasoning about not releasing the emails at the time he first knew about them. His statement said D just came off a heated public batttle and was about to enter private life. This is where the "talking points" come into play.

1- Simms left her position 2 years earlier in 2003 www2.steamboatpilot.com/news/2003/jun/28/simms_tenure_in/

2- By the time of the final email excerpt we are shown which is dated 23MAY05... www2.steamboatpilot.com/news/2007/apr/06/excerpts_devincentis_emails/

 Dr. D had already stated his desire to run for the Board in this article dated 15MAY05...before the last email. It was confirmed as early as 2AUG05.

www2.steamboatpilot.com/news/2005/may/16/havener_to_resign/

www2.steamboatpilot.com/news/2005/aug/02/school_board_petitions/

 Gleason was a Board member at that time and I don't personally think that he had no clue that D was running for the Board's open position. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

cont'd...

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 3 months ago

cont'd...

So, in retrospect, D's feud was over for 2 years by the time he stopped sending emails from his school computer. The question is: Is 2 years more than long enough to be considered "just gone through..." for anything? Plus, Gleason already had to have known that D wasn't just entering his private life at that time. He had to know that D was running for PUBLIC office at that time.

Since these emails revealed deception on D's part in getting Mercer Island to accept Simms and revealed a dark side of him in this whole debacle, how did Gleason justify his reasoning to withhold the emails from the public? None of the reasons given by Gleason completely add up on this timeline. That makes me suspicious, at the very least.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 3 months ago

Sara- Your father says as much that he did. Here is the quote from the statement printed in his own words:

""The School Board has access to all records at all times," is a quote John DeVincentis has used numerous times during his tenure on our School Board. Shortly after DeVincentis left the employ of the School District, as a board member at that time, I had access to the controversial e-mails, as well as other board members."

Key sentence: "Shortly after DeVincentis left the employ of the School District, as a board member at that time, I had access..."

www2.steamboatpilot.com/news/2007/apr/19/pat_gleasons_statement/

So he stated that because he didn't have the emails at that time? That makes no sense. If he didn't have them at that time, this just added more fuel to my fire about the timelines of what your father said in his statement not being correct and obscuring the truth even further. If you keep injecting yourself into these threads to defend your father (which is commendable), please follow up on your statements. Otherwise, you are just rumor-mongering like everyone else on both sides of this issue (which is not commendable).

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 3 months ago

Sarakg- Any answer as to when he did have the emails if not at that time? I'm really interested in what you have to say. I've said before that I have no agenda and don't personally know either your father or Dr. D (or Simms, Howell, etc.).

I keep bringing up what your father did because things don't add up in his statement. Any clarification saves time and money on the school district. I would think that if your father is truly trying to do the right thing, he cooperate with the District's investigation in order to save time and money. His name is out there now, so fear of reprisal should be done with now.

We all know Dr. D sent those emails, regardless of not knowing the other half of the email conversation to take things in context. We all knew how he felt about Simms and he's owned up to sending the emails. Those are facts.

You father's statement leads most people with no agenda to think he had the emails pretty much as D was retiring. Either that, or his statement was purposeful in the use of vague timelines and statements. If you are so intent on naysaying people who disagree with what your father did, explain what you mean. That's the only way to get a point across.

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beagle 7 years, 3 months ago

Guess there's no answer for that one. Regarding the recall, I've noticed a lot of people in town have no idea what is going on. Let's get it straight - the current elected board did not ask Devincentis to resign and do not want a recall. It's former board members who don't like the new direction of this board who had the e-mails for two years. They're the ones who, instead of talking to current board members and discussing the issues, took the e-mails to the Pilot to try to force Devincentis off the board. In his letter, Pat Gleason threatened Denise Connelly, board president, with a recall too if she didn't ask Devincentis to resign. And that's why it's being called dirty politics.

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titsikama 7 years, 3 months ago

Actually, Mr. Gleason was still a Board member when he released the e-mails to the paper. I recently heard some discussion on NPR about former President Richard Nixon the other night. They were talking about how when he didn't like a political opponent he didn't approach them for discussion, he just retrieved access to their private files or had them audited by the IRS. They talked about the very fine line that he walked using his position to get access to information to destroy the credibility of others. Now of course I am not saying that Mr. Gleason was any thing like Richard Nixon as anyone who volunteers their time and energy as he did is worthy of respect fo that, but I do think Mr. Gleason and the SOS group (which was formed prior to the release of the e-mails) broke the boundry of fair and decent politics in this community to acheive their political ends. Regardless of how one may feel about Dr. D personally, when you sign the recall petition you are signing up for dirty politics in this community. It is not the current Board who wants a recall but former Board members who are trying to protect their old way of doing things. I wonder if they succeed who is next?

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 3 months ago

JQ- The problem as people see it isn't that past Board members are starting the recall; it's past Board members that were in direct conflict with D during the Simms debacle. That is what makes it look bad, comparative to just any old Board member.

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JQPUBLIC 7 years, 3 months ago

What a joke, "when you sign the recall petition you are signing up for dirty politics in this community".... that means if you vote in '08 you're signing up for dirty politics in this country thanks to our presidential candidates! titsikama...whatever made you think you could uses fair and decent in the same sentence with politics? Politicians running on issues went by the wayside a looong time ago, it's a lot safer to throw dirt than to take a position on issues that may turn some voters against you. It doesn't matter if past board members started this recall or not, they are entitled to their views just like anyone else, now it will be up to "we the people".... dirty democracy at work. Personally, I think he should have stepped down, I think he is staying for his own personal agenda... again (it sure can't be for the pay).

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Hammurabi 7 years, 3 months ago

Matt, since Devincentis has been in the district for so long, it would be impossible to find a board memeber who didn't have a conflict with him. From what I've read, there are a couple of board members who weren't on the board until after he retired. They served with him, they have intimate knowledge of what he was like as a board member and have come to the conclusion that for the good of the district he should be recalled. So far as I can tell, the only board members who don't seem to have a conflict with him are the three who are serving now; one of whom was appointed at Devincentis' urging and hasn't voted on anything, as fall as I can tell, because he keeps saying he wasn't around and doesn't have enough information.

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Sunnydays 7 years, 3 months ago

The best board president this district had in years is Dan Birch and I have not seen his name on any of this material regarding Dr. D.

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