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06 Aug 2010:  Lawsuit filed against SPS, MGJ, and School Board

  • Palao-Vargas & Sias vs. SPS et al. asks the court to require the Board to reconsider their decision to grant a sole source contract to NWEA for the MAP product license for the 2010-2011 academic year.  
  • Click here for more information.

Aug 2010:  MGJ is pressuring the teacher's union to accept egregious provisions. 

  • A4E and LEV is helping to try to generate public pressure on the Union to accept the District's proposals.  
  • See Why is MGJ Smiling - Aug 2010 Flyer Distribute this flyer & help to counter the efforts of A4E, LEV, and S4C: 
  • Write to the Board (and cc SeattleShadowSchoolBoard@gmail.com) to let them know that you do not support merit pay.   

July 22, 2010:  Citizens filed with King Count Superior court an appeal of the Board's July 7 2010 decision to add a third year theSuperintendent's employment contract. 

July 22, 2010:  Voters file a petition to recall the five directors who voted on July 7 to add a third year to the Superintendent's contract, despite the numerous findings by the state auditor against the superintendent. 

July 7, 2010:  By a 5-2 vote (Patu, Smith-Blum dissenting) the School Board votes to extend MGJ's employment contract by one year (thus adding a third year to the existing contract). 

July 7 2010: The on-line community no-confidence petition was delivered to School Board, with 387 signatures. Teaching staffs at 12 schools have now voted "No Confidence" in Dr Goodloe-Johnson.

July 6, 2010: State Auditor releases the 2009 audit report on Seattle Public Schools. This report covers the period Sept 1, 2009 to Aug. 31, 2009.  The Board is cited as failing to provide proper oversight and failing to see that the Superintendent follows state law and school board policy.


Early June, 2010: Posting of an on-line community no-confidence petition, opposing the adding of a year to the Superintendent's current contract

Read comments of signatories to the NO-Confidence petitions against Maria Goodloe-Johnson....http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?S3B62010&1  


Please sign the community no-confidence petition, opposing the adding of a year to the Superintendent's current contract

  • Current contract expires in July, 2012.  The Board will make a final decision on the annual changes to the superintendent's contract on July 7, 2010.
  • Click here  to acces the petition  [URL = http://www.petitiononline.com/S3B62010/petition.html]
  • Signature count as of  
    • June 8     7:07 pm : 87
    • June 9     2:40 pm: 126
    • June 14 12:48 pm 278 6:40 pm 292
  • Compare the signature count to the pro-regressive reformOur Schools Coalition petition, which had a paid marketing professional:  67 votes after many weeks since initial posting 
  • See the Seattle Schools Community Blog post about the no-confidence resoltuion....http://saveseattleschools.blogspot.com/2010/06/online-petition.html
  • T.V. News coverage:  KOMO TV evening news, June 8 ...see especially the online comments on the piece.


Please join us for a 16-Jun 2010 RALLY!  

  • Sponsored by SeattleShadowSchoolBoard  
  • Let the Board know that you are opposed to the Board's adding a third year to the current contract with the Superintendent 
  • What/when/where?  16 -Jun [Wednesday] @ John Standford Center 5:30 - 6 pm, followed by silent display of No-Confidence signs in Board Room during the televised general legislative session of the School Board (the session begins at 6 pm).
  • Click here for event details, map, suggested slogans for protest signs
  • Purpose of rally: to influence the Board's upcoming decision on Superintendent contract extension, pay raise, bonuses
  • Evidence of widespread dissatisfaction with Dr Maria Goodloe-Johnson  .... this window....open as new window 
  • Information about the current year's superintendent performance evaulation cycle...click here 
  • coming soon:  recap on 02-Jun-2010 event 


MGJ is a Broad Academy Fellow.

  • What does this mean? [open in ....this window....new window ]
  • The "District Improvement Plan" conforms to the Broad Foundation's plan for SPS:  The buzz words and phrases in the plan sound good, but when you realize what they mean, this document raises alarm bell....click here 




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