Scottsdale Unified School District board president is ousted

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  10 comments

By:   Times Union

Scottsdale Unified School District board president is ousted
“We are happy he was demoted and a new president was put in place, but this is not enough,” Carine Werner, who alleges she was in the dossier, told AZFamily.com.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In hopes of moving forward, Scottsdale Unified School District has elected a new interim president amid allegations that board president Jann-Michael Greenburg distributed a “dossier” on some parents including photos and personal finances.

The district’s governing board voted 4-1 at an emergency meeting Monday night to elect Patty Beckman as interim president.

Greenburg, a business executive and attorney, cast the only vote against switching presidents.

“We do not have all the facts at this time. To make a decision without those facts that's in the best interest of the district is simply not possible," Greenburg said. “I strongly support the investigations that have been announced both publicly and privately.”

Scottsdale police announced they were investigating the allegations against Greenberg. A department spokesman declined Tuesday to comment on the matter.

District officials, meanwhile, were still going through the process of selecting an outside forensic investigator to see if school resources were utilized in the creation of Google Drive folders on certain parents, district spokeswoman Nancy Norman said.

Parents who called for Greenberg’s resignation after the dossier was discovered were not satisfied.

“We are happy he was demoted and a new president was put in place, but this is not enough,” Carine Werner, who alleges she was in the dossier, told AZFamily.com.

Emmie Cardella, a parent who was not at the meeting, thinks people should refrain from weighing in until the investigations are complete.

“I feel like not all the information is out there," Cardella said. “My bigger concern is just the negativity around the board. This board has been very well functioning for the last two years.”

Scottsdale is among several Arizona districts that have seen intense public pressure from a group of parents upset over mask mandates, quarantine requirements or teaching on race and diversity. School board protesters have received enthusiastic encouragement from Republican candidates looking to capitalize on a growing push for “parental rights,” a focus that is credited with helping Republican Glenn Youngkin win Virginia’s governorship earlier this month.

Kari Lake, the GOP frontrunner for Arizona governor, tweeted about the meeting Tuesday.

“SCANDAL: If you found out the School Board President had photos of YOUR kids saved to his computer, wouldn’t you want him OUT? I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Moms & Dads to replace the ENTIRE School Board!"

Cardella said some of the outraged parents have a history of attacking board members or other parents who disagree with them on social media. The attacks included posting photos of Greenburg when he was outside of work. It's unfortunate that the entire ordeal has resulted in “salacious” attention for the district.

“There's lots of parents like me that are just trying to take care of my local school and my school district,” Cardella said. "The district will survive with or without (Greenburg). Let's focus on that positive work and not get all this attention.”





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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

This is what the American people can accomplish when they stand up and organize and take back their children's education.

Mark it up as another victory over the radical left.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

This is what the American people can accomplish when they stand up and organize and take back their children's education.

Exactly how does removing the president affect the educational curriculum?

Mark it up as another victory over the radical left.

You mean the radical right.  Show me that Jann-Michael Greenburg is a democrat, or even a liberal.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    3 weeks ago
Exactly how does removing the president affect the educational curriculum?

This particular president distributed a “dossier” on some parents including photos and personal finances. That's called intimidation. I'd say that was an important first step in preserving parents voice in their children's education. In my opinion their civil rights were violated.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    3 weeks ago
This particular president distributed a “dossier” on some parents including photos and personal finances.

Has nothing to do with the education curriculum.

That's called intimidation.

No it's not.  But you are once again ignoring the actual question.

I'd say that was an important first step in preserving parents voice in their children's education.

How?  What did it change in their educational curriculum?  Specifically.

In my opinion their civil rights were violated.

You may be right, but once again it has absolutely nothing to do with my question.

I notice that you ignored my request showing the president was a democrat or a liberal.  I therefore must assume that you know he was a conservative republican but as usual refuse to admit you were wrong.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago
allegations that board president Jann-Michael Greenburg distributed a “dossier” on some parents including photos and personal finances.

Day after day we are seeing the Soviet like operations of the left.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    3 weeks ago

They are moving full speed ahead because they know it all comes to an end in about a year.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3  Jasper2529    3 weeks ago
Jann-Michael Greenburg distributed a “dossier” on some parents including photos and personal finances.

He distributed a lot more than that: property records, Social Security numbers, divorce data, mortgage data, and more.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @3    3 weeks ago

Like I say, I think it was a criminal act.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1    3 weeks ago
a criminal act

He distributed photographs over the internet of children without obtaining their parents' knowledge or permission. Hmmm ... there's a name for that!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Today House Republicans introduced a Parents Bill of Rights:

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