Parents, teachers, taxpayers, and voters will be surprised to learn that, despite serious allegations of ongoing corruption and nepotism, the principal at DISD’s Roosevelt High School is not one of the principals on the infamous Growth Plan list.
That’s right: Anthony Tovar at Sunset acknowledged that he was put on a Growth Plan, but Leicha Shaver, accused of treating her students to money machines filled with tax dollars and hiring relatives was not on the list of Growth Plan principals.
It defies explanation, especially in light of Miles’ overpaid cabinet and his lip service to transforming DISD.
“Disruptive change” is a favorite phrase of Mike Miles and the reform community members, but it seems to be a phrase they don’t understand because they are either incompetent or corrupt. Or both.
“Selective destruction” would be a more accurate phrase for Miles and the reform community. How else can the omission of a principal accused of misusing of tax dollars be explained when it comes to Miles’ campaign to replace “bad” principals?
If Miles was unaware of the financial goings-on at Roosevelt, then Miles is clearly incompetent and should not be trusted with the children in this district for another day.
If Miles was aware of the financial goings-on, then why did he not move to stop them immediately?
We want to know: how did this happen, who allowed it to continue and who is being protected?
Before we take out a billboard raising these questions so that all voters in Dallas can be made aware of the situation, these questions need to be answered.
It is unlikely that Miles will answer any questions about this; it is more likely that he will hide behind phrases like “personnel matter” to avoid the accountability he and the reform community hold sacred… for everyone else.
But we aren’t going away and we want answers.
(DISDblog has seen a listing of principals allegedly on Growth Plans. The document we viewed did not come from a FOIA request. We decided not to publish the listing because (1) the document could not be verified as an official DISD document and (2) the document was several weeks old and may contain principals no longer on growth plans and (3) we did not want to jeopardize the employment prospects of any principal applying for out-of-district positions by publishing such a listing. We appreciate all information, images, PDFs and documents provided to us and you may do so with complete anonymity on our document upload page.)