- The budget is written in a manner which makes it pretty much indecipherable to the average citizen preventing close scrutiny by the public.
-Many of our procedures which are used to assess difficulties in the district are weighted in favor of making the district look good as opposed to being fair.
- Obtaining public records in PPS(trimet) is astronomically hard and delayed beyond anything which is reasonable.
- We often use the idea of “community” decision making to mask that we actually made the decision. If we have a community forum on a topic, then this often means we consider the topic resolved.
- We stall with the response, “We are working on that”.
-We restrict teachers from teaching then hold them responsible for the outcomes.(drivers get bad scheduling then get blamed for being late)
- We blame our response to federal and state mandates on the federal and state mandates instead of on our response to them.
-We often control the committee structures so they don’t include people who might give us a different perspective or we structure the committee agendas to only include those issues we want to be addressed.
-We have an administrative culture which rewards loyalty as opposed to initiative and true leadership.
-We say we will work on a problem in the future, but the future never comes.
- Some administrators will lie by omission and some will just dead out lie. See THIS POST
PPS Board Member Steve Buel Lashes Out