Hopefuls file for school board vacancies

Hopefuls file for school board vacancies

There are 16 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Dec 22, 2010, titled Hopefuls file for school board vacancies. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Three Otero County school districts will conduct elections Feb. 1, and only one of those elections will be entirely uncontested.

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APS Employee

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Dec 22, 2010
Well two out of three is not bad for Alamogordo. Those two annoying trouble making females are gone.
TempNewMexican

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Dec 22, 2010
Yeah it would take an APS employee to complain. One of those females needs to leave. But after talking to the other one. This board needs to start making the new superindentent to get on you APS employees a$$es and having all start following the law. Most of you are so unionized, you don't give a crap about teaching.
LadyCook

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Dec 22, 2010
TempNewMexican wrote:
Yeah it would take an APS employee to complain. One of those females needs to leave. But after talking to the other one. This board needs to start making the new superindentent to get on you APS employees **** es and having all start following the law. Most of you are so unionized, you don't give a crap about teaching.
It is always so nice to see people in the community acting so kind towards those that teach their children. As a NONUNION employee of APS (my husband as well) lots of changes need to be made to the public schools and those begin with the administration. The community and employees need to play a more active role in voicing their much needed opinions. The students benefit when parents become involved in their education. I have worked in APS for seven years and the amount of actively involved parents has declined rapidly. If people want change they have to willingly participate in the process. I agree that APS is one of the worst run districts in terms of communication. However, with active people forcing the district's hands things will get better. The union and administration are really good at hiding behind slogans but don't believe for one minute that they are speaking for all the employees. There are many employees who want change as well and are totally for the best education possible for Alamogordo's students. APS will only change when enough people come forward and voice their opinions. As to your comment about "MOST" are so unionized that "WE" don't care about teaching...this is completely incorrect. "MOST" of us hang in there day by day because "WE" DO care about the students and their education.
TempNewMexican

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Dec 22, 2010
'If the shoe fits....'. We have tried working with the district for our childs sake. All we get is the runaround from the principal, administration. We even went to the interim superintendent with our problem and all he did was blows us off. We even talked to a school board member and that person said no one wants to do anything to improve this district. The super doesn't listen to them and so in turn he does nothing to his administration. Tired of the crappy attitude of principals and 'some' teachers.
LadyCook wrote:
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It is always so nice to see people in the community acting so kind towards those that teach their children. As a NONUNION employee of APS (my husband as well) lots of changes need to be made to the public schools and those begin with the administration. The community and employees need to play a more active role in voicing their much needed opinions. The students benefit when parents become involved in their education. I have worked in APS for seven years and the amount of actively involved parents has declined rapidly. If people want change they have to willingly participate in the process. I agree that APS is one of the worst run districts in terms of communication. However, with active people forcing the district's hands things will get better. The union and administration are really good at hiding behind slogans but don't believe for one minute that they are speaking for all the employees. There are many employees who want change as well and are totally for the best education possible for Alamogordo's students. APS will only change when enough people come forward and voice their opinions. As to your comment about "MOST" are so unionized that "WE" don't care about teaching...this is completely incorrect. "MOST" of us hang in there day by day because "WE" DO care about the students and their education.
myloneneuron

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Dec 22, 2010
This board has been the worst in Alamogordo history. Nothing could be worse. They should be run out of town.
wow

Santa Fe, NM

#6 Dec 22, 2010
Any change to come to Tularosa would be a great improvment; people who are not afraid of doing the right thing and getting rid of the trash, ie: BRENDA "I WILL GIVE ALL MY FAMILY A JOB" VIGIL!
iluvmyjeep

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Dec 22, 2010
Rickman needs to be gone, gone, gone. How come there is no one running against him? He would be the easiest one to beat.
duh

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Dec 23, 2010
iluvmyjeep wrote:
Rickman needs to be gone, gone, gone. How come there is no one running against him? He would be the easiest one to beat.
Follow the money!
Rat Killa

United States

#9 Dec 23, 2010
The lack of candidates shows one of the real problems with education in Alamogordo. People just don't take the time to be part of their kids education either at home or involved with the teachers or school
BINGO

Tularosa, NM

#10 Dec 23, 2010
Rat Killa wrote:
The lack of candidates shows one of the real problems with education in Alamogordo. People just don't take the time to be part of their kids education either at home or involved with the teachers or school
We have a winner. The reason that no one runs for these positions is that they simply don't care.
Much easier to sit back behind the computer screen and whine about how things are done instead of jumping in and helping.
It would have been nice to see at least 2 people running for each position, that way you would have had a choice.
As for Rickman, he is far from the worst, Medina holds that designation. That of course is my opinion and that of a large majority of the people I work with daily.
With her gone maybe things can get done without her giving orders on things she has no legal authority to get involved in. Between that and running around bad mouthing fellow Board members, school employees and administration I'm surprised she had time to do anything else.
With that being said. The BEST thing that Medina and Cross could do right now is resign!
Allow the rest of the Board to appoint the un-contested people to their positons. Reason being, with a new Super. starting right after the first of the year it would be fair to both he and the Board for him to start off with the people he will be working with for the next several years.
right

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Dec 24, 2010
BINGO wrote:
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We have a winner. The reason that no one runs for these positions is that they simply don't care.
Much easier to sit back behind the computer screen and whine about how things are done instead of jumping in and helping.
It would have been nice to see at least 2 people running for each position, that way you would have had a choice.
As for Rickman, he is far from the worst, Medina holds that designation. That of course is my opinion and that of a large majority of the people I work with daily.
With her gone maybe things can get done without her giving orders on things she has no legal authority to get involved in. Between that and running around bad mouthing fellow Board members, school employees and administration I'm surprised she had time to do anything else.
With that being said. The BEST thing that Medina and Cross could do right now is resign!
Allow the rest of the Board to appoint the un-contested people to their positons. Reason being, with a new Super. starting right after the first of the year it would be fair to both he and the Board for him to start off with the people he will be working with for the next several years.
Of course they HAD TO hire a new super before new board members were in place.
adios

United States

#12 Dec 24, 2010
funny how the posts on here are favoring the fact that 2 alamo board members are out - do you people realize those who filed to run and are not EARNING the positions but being given them due to lack of candidates are much worse...one of them can barely read write and communicate except to run his big mouth. Nothing in his limited background qualifies him to make even the most simple decisions for an educational system. its a shame he is uncontested - he would have lost against anyone but there is a lack of people willing to step up thanks to the lynching done by a few do gooders in this town. what a huge embarrassment for the aps district -
Sad to me that this community cannot produce better candidates than what is here - oh and by the way one of the unearned board members will have to remember - the board has very little power so if this was your intent and many of us know it is - you have so much to learn. it wont get your wife or your trouble making children out of anything or into better positions - haha - good luck people of alamogordo - so very glad the last of my children are out of this school system in May.
just watching

Rio Rancho, NM

#13 Dec 24, 2010
All you loud mouths that are doing all the complaining, how come you didn't sign up to run... Just a bunch of loud mouths that's why, blame someone else.
BINGO

Tularosa, NM

#14 Dec 27, 2010
just watching wrote:
All you loud mouths that are doing all the complaining, how come you didn't sign up to run... Just a bunch of loud mouths that's why, blame someone else.
As a District employee it would be rather difficult for me to run. Nothing in the rules I don't believe that would prevent it but I'm pretty sure it would be a conflict for me to vote on anything that could effect my job.
As for why they hired the new Super. this close to a change in the Board? My best guess is they were concerned about going into the budget process with Mr Jaramillo behind the wheel. Don't think anything would have changed in the hiring anyway. The new Super. is the one that was recommended by the search committee, having 2 new Board members that might have opposed it would still not change the vote though it might have been 3 to 2. Who knows!
The only thing for sure is that there are 2 new members coming on and in the case of at least one of the old ones, we are glad to see her gone!
LadyCook

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Dec 27, 2010
TempNewMexican wrote:
'If the shoe fits....'. We have tried working with the district for our childs sake. All we get is the runaround from the principal, administration. We even went to the interim superintendent with our problem and all he did was blows us off. We even talked to a school board member and that person said no one wants to do anything to improve this district. The super doesn't listen to them and so in turn he does nothing to his administration. Tired of the crappy attitude of principals and 'some' teachers.
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I'm sorry to hear that once again the district and their lack of communication are harming another child. In my opinion, Alamogordo public schools will never change until the community changes. The sad turnout of people running for school board says it all: "We don't care." The community as a majority does not support education and does not even try and mandate quality education for its community. This gives teachers the message that education does not matter. Keep trying and don't allow "some" administrators and teachers in the district to speak for all of us. Keep pushing by writing letters, calling, and demanding conferences. Eventually your voice will be heard.
APS Employee

Santa Fe, NM

#16 Dec 27, 2010
LadyCook wrote:
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I'm sorry to hear that once again the district and their lack of communication are harming another child. In my opinion, Alamogordo public schools will never change until the community changes. The sad turnout of people running for school board says it all: "We don't care." The community as a majority does not support education and does not even try and mandate quality education for its community. This gives teachers the message that education does not matter. Keep trying and don't allow "some" administrators and teachers in the district to speak for all of us. Keep pushing by writing letters, calling, and demanding conferences. Eventually your voice will be heard.
Your boss is one of those who needs to go. He/she thinks that they know whats good for the district. NOT get your boss out along with some other administrators and this school district will turn around.

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