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People Watching

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Feb 8, 2013
 
Beaty strikes again!

This forum will be dedicated to discussing the acts of Dr. Marvin Beaty, Bonham ISD Superintendent of schools. Lets keep this as professional as a discussion forum on Topix can be!

Just this week, a longtime secretary of Bonham High School, Mrs. Kay Eskue, was forced to accept a position at the administration office as Accounts Payable clerk to the new district accountant, Miranda McDonald. This was done behind the back of the hs principal. In doing this, yet another reshuffling of staff occurred at the hs that continues to put our students with health problems at increased risk of not getting the treatment they may require. Mrs. Vanessa Caylor was moved from ISS to fill Eskue's vacant position as PEIMS coordinator. Caylor's position as ISS instructor was filled by Mrs. Robin Rogers. This left Rogers' position vacant as medical assistant for the hs. The two office secretaries will have to absorb these duties. So, within a four month span, the hs has gone from having a full time, on campus registered nurse, to having a full time trained and experienced medical assistant, to a former teacher's aide giving out meds and band-aids, to the front office secretaries having to fulfill these duties on top of their already over-worked and under-paid position! Someone please tell me the logic behind this move! Are our children safer or more at risk because of this move?

In translation, since September, two long term employees, Freida Simpson and Janette Owens, left the admin. They have been replaced with McDonald and Horton. In addition, there have been at least three additional employees hired or reassigned at the admin building. Sofia Dyson's daughter, another secretary specifically for Beaty, and now Mrs. Eskue. This means that there is now five employees where there were just two.

We as taxpayers should demand answers! I encourage everyone to attend the next board meeting and demand answers as to why the district is over staffing the admin at the expense of our children's safety and the sanity of our support staff at the campus level!

We can no longer stay quiet on these very real problems! It's time that we demand answers!
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Feb 8, 2013
 
I live in BISD,but my kids will never attend. This system SUCKS!!!!!!! Great job BONHAM.
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#3
Feb 8, 2013
 
Get ready for Rumor Has It to put out another time waste rebuttal. Also sounds like nepotism is still alive and well within the district.
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Feb 8, 2013
 

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If u don't like it run for the board.
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Feb 8, 2013
 
Okay.

If you like it, run for the board to further cement the approval of the nonsense.
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I'm sick of this crap of "if you don't like it, run for the board". I guess that means I can't complain about Obama because I didn't run for president. Don't be a moron. I vote in every election, I pay property taxes, I have every right to complain about it on this forum or in front of the school board. So stop that now!!!
jason

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Feb 8, 2013
 
Resident why don't u run?
jason

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#8
Feb 8, 2013
 
Put u name on here like i did resident.
jason

Hartley, IA

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Feb 8, 2013
 
Go to the next meeting. I will be there.
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Feb 8, 2013
 
People Watching wrote:
Beaty strikes again!

This forum will be dedicated to discussing the acts of Dr. Marvin Beaty, Bonham ISD Superintendent of schools. Lets keep this as professional as a discussion forum on Topix can be!

Just this week, a longtime secretary of Bonham High School, Mrs. Kay Eskue, was forced to accept a position at the administration office as Accounts Payable clerk to the new district accountant, Miranda McDonald. This was done behind the back of the hs principal. In doing this, yet another reshuffling of staff occurred at the hs that continues to put our students with health problems at increased risk of not getting the treatment they may require. Mrs. Vanessa Caylor was moved from ISS to fill Eskue's vacant position as PEIMS coordinator. Caylor's position as ISS instructor was filled by Mrs. Robin Rogers. This left Rogers' position vacant as medical assistant for the hs. The two office secretaries will have to absorb these duties. So, within a four month span, the hs has gone from having a full time, on campus registered nurse, to having a full time trained and experienced medical assistant, to a former teacher's aide giving out meds and band-aids, to the front office secretaries having to fulfill these duties on top of their already over-worked and under-paid position! Someone please tell me the logic behind this move! Are our children safer or more at risk because of this move?

In translation, since September, two long term employees, Freida Simpson and Janette Owens, left the admin. They have been replaced with McDonald and Horton. In addition, there have been at least three additional employees hired or reassigned at the admin building. Sofia Dyson's daughter, another secretary specifically for Beaty, and now Mrs. Eskue. This means that there is now five employees where there were just two.

We as taxpayers should demand answers! I encourage everyone to attend the next board meeting and demand answers as to why the district is over staffing the admin at the expense of our children's safety and the sanity of our support staff at the campus level!

We can no longer stay quiet on these very real problems! It's time that we demand answers!
Well this is concerning. Band aids are not the only things that you have to manage at the high school. The clinic assistants were taught by the RN, Kelli Bowen, to give insulin injections as well as give medication along with many other things. And it is my understanding that only a medical professional can train these things. And even though many of the clinic assistants have been there for several years, none of them are degreed medical professionals who can teach. So who ensured the secretaries have this essential knowledge to medically attend to students needs? The new athletic trainer? Oh wait, she can't teach any of these things either.......Hmmm maybe Mr. Beaty taught them.........If my child had any type of health condition, I would consider moving them to a different school district who has a medical professional capable of treating them. This is very concerning. Unfortunately, I don't think most parents know about this safety concern. Most parents probably assume that there is a properly trained medical professional on their child's campus.
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Feb 9, 2013
 
lots of changes wrote:
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Well this is concerning. Band aids are not the only things that you have to manage at the high school. The clinic assistants were taught by the RN, Kelli Bowen, to give insulin injections as well as give medication along with many other things. And it is my understanding that only a medical professional can train these things. And even though many of the clinic assistants have been there for several years, none of them are degreed medical professionals who can teach. So who ensured the secretaries have this essential knowledge to medically attend to students needs? The new athletic trainer? Oh wait, she can't teach any of these things either.......Hmmm maybe Mr. Beaty taught them.........If my child had any type of health condition, I would consider moving them to a different school district who has a medical professional capable of treating them. This is very concerning. Unfortunately, I don't think most parents know about this safety concern. Most parents probably assume that there is a properly trained medical professional on their child's campus.
Just a small observation. If they move to a school district who has a medical "professional" capable of treating them, can they take that "professional" home after school or am I understanding that these kids are going unprotected from the time they leave school until they return in the morning. UNLESS, their parents or "profesionals".
I agree that schools should have a nurse or some trained person who oversees the district. Correct me if I'm wrong,(and I'm sure someone here will), there is never just one person on a campus who knows how to administer an insulin shot. There is always a trained backup.
I would also like to see some statistics of how many kids have died in school directly because of lack of medical personnel. Depending on the severity of a situation, a parent could be called (fever, headaches) or 911. I've seen broken arms, cuts that require stitches and even some diabetic reactions, and all have turned out okay in the end with attention administered away from the school.
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Feb 9, 2013
 
jason wrote:
Go to the next meeting. I will be there.
Who said I haven't ran and served on the school board years ago "jason"? Hmm...I look forward to deciding on a "jason" on the ballot this year!
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Feb 9, 2013
 
There should be a Medical professional on hand to administer anything that could possibly be a health risk. All it would take is a child dying from a injection given wrong. Who will pay that law suit?
Bonham isd is so "top heavy". The school board needs to use common sense. I understand if some staff having to do extra, but NOT in this area.
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Feb 9, 2013
 
Do you really think that the school district would risk liability over such actions? As anon said the responsibility lies with the parent to make sure meds are given properly and professionaly. You are required as a parent or guardian to sign a release to administer meds. Can we discuss more important subjects like better facilities, better coaches, better athletic equipment for our students including fundraisers, bullying, more important things than whether an employee of the district can't accept needed change?
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Feb 9, 2013
 
LOL, is this the Michael Williams that ran for school board? I notice your list of better things was really about everything besides the education the kids receive.
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Feb 9, 2013
 
Michael Williams wrote:
Do you really think that the school district would risk liability over such actions? As anon said the responsibility lies with the parent to make sure meds are given properly and professionaly. You are required as a parent or guardian to sign a release to administer meds. Can we discuss more important subjects like better facilities, better coaches, better athletic equipment for our students including fundraisers, bullying, more important things than whether an employee of the district can't accept needed change?
Mr. Williams you really think that because you signed a "piece of paper" that it keeps you out of law suits? This IS just as important as is the subjects you mention. I was dealing with the original post. I think we can all agree that there are many problems, however we need to come up with solutions. With that said how should we FIX the problem of no medical personal on staff?
marvin

Hartley, IA

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#17
Feb 9, 2013
 
The board hired the supt to do his job. Why not let him do it.
marvin

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Feb 9, 2013
 
What happened to people watching who started this character assault on administration?
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#19
Feb 9, 2013
 
Kay eskue wanted the job to get away from hill and she got a big raise.
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Feb 9, 2013
 
Big picture wrote:
<quoted text> Mr. Williams you really think that because you signed a "piece of paper" that it keeps you out of law suits? This IS just as important as is the subjects you mention. I was dealing with the original post. I think we can all agree that there are many problems, however we need to come up with solutions. With that said how should we FIX the problem of no medical personal on staff?
I watched a video on how to use the AED and completed an online training on how to administer an epinephrine autoinjector to someone with anaphylaxis.

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