Placer County Grand Jury Slams the Eureka USD Over Documented Brown Act Violations

 Eureka Union School District, Roseville Joint Union High School District Race  Comments Off on Placer County Grand Jury Slams the Eureka USD Over Documented Brown Act Violations
Jun 262015
 

Dear El Dorado County Grand Jury – please read this report from the Placer County Grand Jury and use it as a template for how to professionally write a report.

Contrast the politicized El Dorado Grand Jury Report opener with the Placer Grand Jury Report opener:

Summary The Grand Jury investigated the formation of a food services contract between the Eureka Unified School District (EUSD) and the Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) to determine whether the EUSD Board had violated the Brown Act in approving the contract. The Grand Jury recommends that an individual Board member not be allowed to attend more than one information meeting in a given series of meetings set up by the Superintendent. Further, the Grand Jury is recommending that EUSD Board members and executive district staff obtain additional training regarding the Ralph M. Brown Act (hereinafter, Brown Act or Act; Government Code § 54950, et seq.), so that the district can avoid any violation of the Act and any appearance of violation of the Act.

Much more professional and what you’d expect.

If you read the report, you will find out that the Eureka USD needed a vendor for their school lunch program. The RJUHSD entered in to negotiations with the EUSD. Apparently, it was not an easy deal. It also appears to have been done by a very small group of people in violation of the Brown Act.

I read the report. Here are the conclusions I drew:

1. It appears that one member of the EUSD Board was present at all meetings related to the food contract with Roseville Joint Union High School District. The RJUHSD is not mentioned has having a similar problem. I have learned that this member may, or may not have been Renee Nash. Apparently, there is a facet of the Brown act called “serial meetings”… the idea being to prevent one member of a board from controlling circumstances or an outcome. Apparently, the board can not designate a member either to be able to do “serial meetings” on behalf of the board. (Man, I hate the Brown Act)

2. It also appears that the Superintendent of the Eureka USD was involved in every aspect of the Food Contract as well.

3. A condition of the Food Contract with the RJUHSD was that there was supposed to be no dissent or negative comments at the EUSD meeting where the contract was ratified. I am not sure why this was the case, but I find it odd. Could it be related to the history of tensions in the EUSD amongst the board members? Could the inclusion of this issue be the grand jury implying that the RJUHSD or an individual member of it was in on this Food Contract deal as well?

So now the EUSD has to respond to the Grand Jury, which is extremely rare in these sorts of things. (see the last page of the report) Does Renee Nash have to respond, or the board on her behalf? The Grand Jury also addressed the superintendent directly as well, I’d assume the district’s counsel will be responding.

Why is the EUSD issue the top issue when you click on the Grand Jury site?

Renee Nash was more than polite to me when I saw her on election night in 2014. I have been told that she has been very supportive of my Mother on the RJUHSD Board. It seemed to me that the drama on the EUSD was abating…

… now we have a case where it appears that Ms. Nash and the Superintendent let their control issues get the best of them as it related to the food contract with the RJUHSD.

I hate the Brown Act with a purple passion for this exact reason. Nash, when she campaigned, railed on violations of the Brown Act committed by board members and now she has the shoe on the other foot.

Nash is an attorney who advertised one of her specialties being the Brown Act, she has also published a book or books on the act! Why did Renee Nash do this? Was she that worried over the school lunch program?

What happened here?

The Grand Jury wrote the following:

The Grand Jury recommends that:

R1. Informational 2×2 meetings between EUSD staff and Board of Trustee members should never include a common Board member present at all the meetings.

R2. The EUSD staff should arrange an annual training seminar on the Brown Act provisions for all Board members and executive staff.

Did I mention that I hate the Brown Act? The problem is that it is the law and the law was violated. Now what? Does someone go to jail? Get sued? Does the district get fined? Will the district superintendent get disciplined over this?

All this happened over trying to deal with the school lunch program (don’t get me started on that either) that the EUSD and other districts are forced to do by state and federal mandates!

Don’t Forget To Help Us Help the Salvation Army!

 Eric Bose, Kirk Uhler  Comments Off on Don’t Forget To Help Us Help the Salvation Army!
Jun 072013
 

Taking a break from the usual political banter around this blog to announce a Summer-Long Food Drive for the Army!

On the Park Family Insurance blog, we announced it.

Here are the details (JUST THE FACTS, MA’AM):

The Salvation Army is the leading National Charity for Feeding the Needy and Homeless

The summer is historically the worst time of year for donations of food

The Food Drive Runs from 6/1 through Labor Day and is co-sponsored by Park Family Insurance, EUSD Trustee Eric Bose and Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler.

The most commonly needed items are:

Canned Tuna or Chicken
Pasta Sauce
Canned Soup
Packages of Ramen
Boxed Macaroni
Boxed Oatmeal
Pasta
Rice
Jars of Peanut Butter
Jars of Jelly or Jam
Canned Beans
Tomato Sauce or Paste
Meals in a can (Beef stew, Ravioli, Chili)

We can also take cash donations made out to “Park Family Insurance” with Salvation Army written in the notes as we are saving money in the Park Family Insurance trust account to fund a food shopping spree in Mid-September at Sam’s Club.

Park Family Insurance will be donating to the food shopping spree based on the number of new business referrals we receive during that period.

It is also acceptable for donors to write checks out to the Salvation Army as well.

There are two locations to drop off Food Items:

Park Family Insurance: 801 Riverside Ave #100 Roseville, CA 95678

The Rensa Group (Kirk Uhler’s office) 1700 Eureka Rd #150a Roseville CA 95661

The Salvation Army Roseville is the beneficiary.

http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_delorodiv.nsf is the web link to the Del Oro Division of the Salvation Army.

 

Help the Salvation Army! Please Join our Food Drive!

 Eric Bose, Kirk Uhler  Comments Off on Help the Salvation Army! Please Join our Food Drive!
May 212013
 

Taking a break from the usual political banter around this blog to announce a Summer-Long Food Drive for the Army!

On the Park Family Insurance blog, we announced it.

Here are the details (JUST THE FACTS, MA’AM):

The Salvation Army is the leading National Charity for Feeding the Needy and Homeless

The summer is historically the worst time of year for donations of food

The Food Drive Runs from 6/1 through Labor Day and is co-sponsored by Park Family Insurance, EUSD Trustee Eric Bose and Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler.

The most commonly needed items are:

Canned Tuna or Chicken
Pasta Sauce
Canned Soup
Packages of Ramen
Boxed Macaroni
Boxed Oatmeal
Pasta
Rice
Jars of Peanut Butter
Jars of Jelly or Jam
Canned Beans
Tomato Sauce or Paste
Meals in a can (Beef stew, Ravioli, Chili)

We can also take cash donations made out to “Park Family Insurance” with Salvation Army written in the notes as we are saving money in the Park Family Insurance trust account to fund a food shopping spree in Mid-September at Sam’s Club.

Park Family Insurance will be donating to the food shopping spree based on the number of new business referrals we receive during that period.

It is also acceptable for donors to write checks out to the Salvation Army as well.

There are two locations to drop off Food Items:

Park Family Insurance: 801 Riverside Ave #100 Roseville, CA 95678

The Rensa Group (Kirk Uhler’s office) 1700 Eureka Rd #150a Roseville CA 95661

The Salvation Army Roseville is the beneficiary.

http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_delorodiv.nsf is the web link to the Del Oro Division of the Salvation Army.

 

Sep 212012
 

The following Anonymous comment was left on this blog – I believe it to be Renee Nash herself as the email address given has not responded to my request for verification. I left the typos in unedited.

Mr Park,

You hardly have anything close to a smoking gun to call someone a liar?  There was no ‘physical’ confrontation and no incident report was taken for that very reason. “Been told by several people” is your verification that she lied?

I guess Bill Halldin, Kirk Uhler, Linda Park, Eric Bose, Karen Atteberry and several others are lying and Renee Nash is the only one telling the truth?

That is such “weak sauce” and void of any sort of integrity.  No wonder you were booted from the Greiss campaign as “several people told me you were”.  Also, I happen to be on the ESF mail list for years and have never ever been sent any sort of personal or private message from any person outside of normal ESF related messaging.  I have been approached by Ms Nash for an endorsement and she was professional on all levels and not one hint of any of the slander you accuse her of from within your post.

This commenter needs to get out more. Start with reading the Roseville P-T article that quotes the ESF chair admitting the issue and then quotes Renee Nash saying that she compensated the ESF for the use of their list after the fact. (Which may still be a violation of the law!)

None of that comes through, only her tireless service to our district.  If one of my co-workers had not mentioned that Park Insurance was waging a personal attack on Ms Nash, I would have never known about your small-minded and ridiculous witch hunt.
Shame on you and your business!  You can bet Park Insurance will not receive any sort of endrosement from those in my cirles anytime soon.

Ah, and the threats against my other business. If I had a $20 every time someone threatened my insurance business – I wouldn’t need to sell insurance anymore.

This sort of boorish behavior – and done so anonymously by a coward has become standard faire in the Eureka School District race.

I am hoping that integrity will reign at some point with the ESF and it’s members. Somehow, it appears that Renee Nash has them all either intimidated or brainwashed. You see, the event that was promoted with the ESF email system – appears to have still happened.

I separated from Kristie’s campaign because I believe that the ESF is corrupt. Kristie still has faith in them. This anonymous comment appears to validate my feelings.

Teacher’s Union to California’s Students: UP YOURS

 Andy Sheehy, Eureka Union School District, Rocklin, Teacher's Union  Comments Off on Teacher’s Union to California’s Students: UP YOURS
Jun 302011
 

Thanks to California Voters getting fooled by Labor Unions many times, we have our most recent situation about the Teacher’s Union.

California Voters passed Prop 98 – an onerous spending mandate for Government Schools. (California has slipped from 40th to 49th in the nation since Prop 98 Passed).

Last year – angry voters were tricked by labor unions in to passing Prop 25. In exchange for “Getting the Man”, by not paying legislators when the budget was late – the 2/3 requirement for a state budget was gutted.

So, California Voters are as much to blame as the true evil – the California Teacher’s Association. AB114, a trailer bill tacked onto this year’s majority vote state budget is pure evil.

Because of Prop 98 spending mandates – the CTA patrols the hallways of the state capitol making sure they get every last cent. There is no regard for good government or for what happens to public safety or other services, it is all about them.

The California Teachers Association has long wielded tremendous clout in state budget negotiations. It is a multimillion-dollar player in state political campaigns – and is widely expected to help fund Democratic efforts to raise taxes on the November 2012 ballot.

Another provision in the bill would make the state liable for roughly $2.1 billion in retroactive school funding if voters reject or never get the chance to vote on such a measure.

Part 1 – the CTA is going to try and fool you in to raising your taxes.
According to the Sacramento Bee Articles on the subject – beyond raping the California Taxpayer and the State Budget – the CTA also got their whores in the Capitol to tie up and gag school districts. This bill tells districts that they are forbidden to lay off any teachers in Fiscal Year 2011.
Part 2 – the CTA wants districts to go broke paying their member’s salaries and their benefits.
So Andy Sheehy in the Eureka Union School District is going to get what he wants, to have the district bankrupt itself paying off his donors.
So what Todd Lowell and others warned me about in Rocklin – that the Teacher’s Union refuses to negotiate – is now going to be 1000% worse because their whores in the state legislature have tied Lowell and other’s hands behind their back.
You know what I’ve told the School Board members I know? Impose a contract on the Teacher’s Union and make them all take a 15% pay cut and tell them to thank their union for AB114.
You don’t believe me about the teacher’s union? Take this quote from their friends in the Bee:
As previously reported, it also requires that school districts deal with a potential Mid-year “Trigger” cut by slashing school days and bus transportation rather than Teacher Jobs.
CTA to California: Screw the children, we want to get paid. And since we can write out big, fat checks, no one will get in our way.
Why the hell would anyone want to run for school board?