Complaints against harassment by the TUSD Desegregation Fisher “Plaintiff” continue

The following open letter to TUSD was posted on this recently posted article’s comment section.

TS and Readers: The following was sent to Board and Supt. today.

August 6, 2018

Dear TUSD Governing Board and Dr. Gabriel Trujillo:

I was very glad to see what the Whistleblowers reported about Gloria Copeland in Three Sonorans. Good and brave of the Whistleblowers! In reaction to the Whistleblowers’ 72nd letter, Dr. Gabriel Trujillo is saying that Gloria Copeland, Fisher plaintiffs’ representative (or whatever her role is) has the same rights to visit schools as any other “citizen.” This immediately shows how oblivious he is about Gloria Copeland’s behavior throughout the District and his lack of power or willingness to protect TUSD employees from Gloria’s out-of-bounds behavior at the schools. Maybe he believes Gloria’s bluff that she has two or three Board members “in-pocket.” (She throws Michael Hick’s name around all of the time and suggests that she speaks to Mark Stegeman regularly and she throws in that when she spoke with Rachael Sedgewick she said this and she said that so that people will know that she is also in contact with her.) It is one of her intimidation tricks. Basically, she is constantly dropping their names. I refuse to believe that any of these three Board members condone what Gloria is doing in the schools or other TUSD offices and I challenge each board member and Dr. Trujillo to condone her conduct or to denounce it. Remaining silent actually condones Gloria’s behavior and it allows her to continue with her awful disrespectful and disruptive behavior. read more

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Whistleblowers demand Fisher Plaintiffs follow TUSD policies including state and federal law

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72nd Open Letter to TUSD Governing Board and Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo- Request to Stop Intimidation, Harassment, Insults, Bullying, Threats, and Coercion by Gloria Copeland- STOP HER Meeting at Sahuaro HS on Friday, August 3, 2018

From: TUSD Whistleblowers– Comprised of a Large Group of Extremely Concerned TUSD Administrators, Teachers, Retired Administrators, Parents, & Grandparents read more

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Whistleblowers address horrible tenure on TUSD school board and recent hypocrisy

The fact remains that Adelita Grijalva is a lousy Board member. She was first elected in 2003 and took office in 2004. During her time on the Board, she has never been well prepared for Board meetings (NEVER). Almost 20 schools closed down under Adelita’s non-leadership and six schools are no longer magnet schools because of her lack of leadership in holding HT Sanchez accountable for his neglect of our magnet schools. She and her quorum were responsible for paying the HIGHEST salary to HT in the state than any other public school superintendent. For the majority of her tenure, NO curriculum existed within TUSD. Only two weeks ago she voted in favor of a budget which is destined to explode.

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Whistleblowers: Mean girl Kristel takes over June 27th meeting, Deseg concerns in TUSD

June 27th Board Meeting: Is this a Joke?

The June 27th Board meeting was filled with dysfunction. It was almost like a slap-stick comedy routine. What type of leadership loads a Board agenda up with 56 items? It shows unadulterated stupidity.

Mark Stegeman sort-of attended the meeting- on and off -as he connected and then disconnected on the telephone. He was at a hospital in Denver probably having to do with a family member’s medical needs but no explanation was ever provided. He had no agenda or any notes and had to keep asking questions over issues which had already been covered. It took a few tries to even get him on the phone. It was disruptive. At one point his child grabbed the phone out of his hand and decided to talk. It just added chaos. Because Mark was not physically present, Kristel-salivating-at-the-mouth-to-be-Board-President took over the President’s role. It was outrageous. read more

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Is Pedicone still running TUSD in 2018 instead of Superintendent Trujillo? (Whistleblowers)

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68th Open Letter

From: TUSD Whistleblowers– Comprised of a Large Group of Extremely Concerned TUSD Administrators, Teachers, Retired Administrators, and Parents, Grandparents

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Whistleblowers expose Grijalva’s inner thoughts after 16 years as TUSD board member: 4 more years?

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67th Open Letter

From: TUSD Whistleblowers– Comprised of a Large Group of Extremely Concerned TUSD Administrators, Teachers, Retired Administrators and Parents, Grandparents

Subject: In Adelita Grijalva’s Head

Most of you know that I had announced that I would NOT run for another term on the TUSD Governing Board. After 14 years I had decided that it was time to spend more time with my children and husband. I have served on the Board through each of my pregnancies and have basically raised my three children while a Board member, which says a lot since my oldest child is entering middle school next school year. To say that I have missed quality time with my children and husband is an understatement and I owe a great debt to my mom for taking over my duties as mother for my children. I also owe a great debt to Pima County and Chuck Huckelberry for allowing me to leave work any time I want in order to do TUSD work (most of it is politicking). My County job is really like having a half-time job while getting paid full time. Lucky me! read more

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Whistleblowers: #RedForEd and how Auggie Romero keeps trying to appropriate it

A lot of school time is being spent on the Save Auggie’s Ass Campaign at Pueblo. Our concern is that he is doing a great deal of damage in finishing out the year at Pueblo and we recommend that he be removed from the Pueblo campus and reassigned to a well supervised central admin. area until his contract ends. The martyr environment that Auggie has created at Pueblo is not healthy for students or employees.

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Whistleblowers: Personal Pettiness on TUSD board perpetuate Pueblo problematic principal as Hicks saves Auggie Romero

Auggie insists that things have improved at Pueblo. He has pages and pages of rhetoric which he uses to convince people of the great improvements he has made at Pueblo. It is all manure. He knows it is all a lie but he is a convincing liar so he continues. He also knows how to cheat and manipulate numbers so that he can distort the facts to his benefit.

Have things gotten better at Pueblo? Well, if you like the lack of accountability; yes.

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TUSD Whistleblowers call out rampant Grijalva nepotism in recent incompetent hires

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63rd Open Letter

From:  TUSD Whistleblowers– Comprised of a Large Group of Extremely Concerned TUSD Administrators, Teachers, Retired Administrators and Parents, Grandparents

Subject: ALL IN THE FAMILY; TUSD is Treated as an Employment Agency for the Corrupt: Shawna Rodriguez, Adelita Grijalva and Auggie Romero

Adelita Grijalva may have started a very brazen and unacceptable trend in TUSD. Her actions have made it perfectly all right to ignore all ethical norms and policies having to do with nepotism. (She is big in ignoring ethical standards and many TUSD policies when it serves her!). The public did not realize that she had voted to have her mother in-law, Olga Gomez, hired as a principal until it was already too late. She and HT Sanchez kept it a secret until Olga Gomez was hired. It was too late to do anything about it. Maybe. read more

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Whistleblowers: Professor Mark Stegeman’s perserverations promotes pompous elitism with UHS

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62nd Open Letter

From:  Whistleblowers– Comprised of a Large Group of Extremely Concerned TUSD Administrators, Teachers, Retired Administrators, and Parents, Grandparents

Subject: Pompous Elitism- University High School’s Part 2-

We have not written since October 2017. Then our letter was about University High and today and today we are back on the same topic. This time we focus on the lack of strong leadership being demonstrated by Dr. Trujillo and the unethical tirades of individual Board members as they push their tunnel-vision resolutions and policies without valid consideration of what is best for students. Three Board members have never had children attend TUSD (K. Foster, R. Sedgwick do not have children. Mark Stegeman had a child last year), yet these three individuals are the eye of the hurricane that constantly cause havoc on the Board. Adelita seems to go along with Foster, no matter her cause. Sedgwick is a Stegeman clone. Hicks is the most independent of all, and he often gets sucked right into the hurricane. It is Gabriel Trujillo we are most disappointed in right now. He has NOT shown the strong and independent leadership which is expected from a superintendent. read more

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