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Old 03-13-2012, 10:30 AM
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Default OT a little - Turmoil in Peoria District 150

In one way or another this could affect the sports in the area as it will almost certainly drive talented kids out of District 150, and cause further decline in the quality of education in Peoria.

Seems the District 150 Administrator is taking the iron fist approach and running everyone she sees as a threat out of the system...largely based on politics, jealousy, and power
the list of people who now oppose her is growing......including the top African-American leaders in our community..
"Don Jackson, president of the Peoria chapter of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People, questioned Lathanís reliance on hiring
administrative staff from North Carolina, where Lathan was an elementary
school principal just two years before she was hired to oversee District 150.
It sends the message that no one from the Peoria community is qualified, he
said."


http://www.pjstar.com/video/x1612616...picket-meeting
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"Don Jackson, president of the Peoria chapter of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People, questioned Lathanís reliance on hiring
administrative staff from North Carolina, where Lathan was an elementary
school principal just two years before she was hired to oversee District 150.
It sends the message that no one from the Peoria community is qualified, he
said."


http://www.pjstar.com/video/x1612616...picket-meeting
Would it be accurate to say qualified people from the Peoria community who ran Dist 150 got it into the mess it has been in for the last 10-15 years?
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:57 AM
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The mess was started long ago and was multifactorial....tied to declining parent involvement, discipline issues, plus declining teacher competency, and an administration that was more interested in choosing a predetermined liberal policy and making change for change sake - and all this was doubled down when Kay Royster was hired.
The large amounts of taxpayer funds headed towards District 150 seemed to all disappear and end up in the pockets of all of Royster's friends and cronies.
Royster - who did plenty to destroy Peoria's District 150 - then moved on to destroy a couple other school districts elsewhere - everywhere she's been...
http://peoriachronicle.com/2008/02/0...hool-district/
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...rd-president/3

Then the distraict hired Grenita Lathan...a virtual clone of Royster who only wanted to work with her North Carolina crowd and her own cronies...

Early on the teachers stumped and demanded Royster be fired, and they were all in favor and giddy over bringing in Lathan -- but Lathan has FAST worn out her welcome by bringing in gobs of people from North Carolina and shunning every chance to promote Peoria personnel and local people...treating the excellent and hard working people INSIDE District 150 like they were threats to her. She demoted them when she should have been promoting them.

For the teachers to overwhelmingly now oppose what Lathan is doing is VERY telling. she has totally lost control of the very system she intends to lead -- nobody respects her any more.

"District 150 Teachers Working in Fear"
"District 150 Teachers Intend to Picket"


Here's a funny side story that involves the son of Bradley's Joe Stowell...
People living IN Peoria District 150 are actually taking LEGAL action to try to have their property "DETACHED" and then - re-tached to a different school district.
Just what does this tell you about Dist. 150??
http://www.chillicothetimesbulletin....l-District-323
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:51 AM
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now it goes beyond turmoil....can't see how in the world anyone would want their kids in this corrupt school district...

Now Dist 150 is holding closed, secret hearings late into the night just to run many of their better, and more highly honored people out of there..
http://www.pjstar.com/news/x51371199...rings-continue

Why are the few little minds that are destroying this once-proud school district - pursuing their own petty little personal agendas while the whole da*ned system is falling apart?

Simply do the tiniest research and find that the very people Lathan is obsessively trying to throw out of there are the MOST successful and well liked principles District 150 has ever had.
AWARD winning leaders and teachers who have dedicated their lives and are well loved by everyone but the jealous Lathan who hates the accolades they get and who fears they may get attention she thinks she deserves!
The parents absolutely love these principles & teachers and want to keep them - so..
why is Lathan doing this and why won't she talk about it or allow open hearings as everyone is requesting??
What is she hiding?? Her personal agendas and vendettas to wipe all the local people out of there so she can bring in her friends and cronies from North Carolina?
Just read the many stories of how many of her buddies she keeps bringing into Peoria from North Carolina and paying them ridiculous salaries and fees when outstanding local people are far more qualified and deserving!!!

http://www.1470wmbd.com/About-a-Doze...-Othe/12526646
http://peoriastory.typepad.com/peori...ing-money.html

You decide..

These people are literally suing at their own significant expense to get the HE** out of District 150!!!!
http://www.pjstar.com/news/x66851887...chool-district


One last thing -- Grenita Lathan came from the Guilford County School system (Greensboro, NC) which was NOT doing well then - and continued to deteriorate for years after Lathan left..failing minimal NATIONAL STANDARDS in all but 29 of their 117 schools!!!! - LINK
only now beginning to improve under the NEW leadership since Lathan is gone...
http://www.news-record.com/content/2...gs_study_finds
http://sandhills.news14.com/content/...gnated-title-i
http://greensboro.rhinotimes.com/Art...g-Schools.html

This includes the findings after Lathan left that the school district needed $882 million in infrastructure work that she ignored while she was taking trips and looking for a better job..
http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/a...County-Schools
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For the first time in a long time, I agree with something Don Jackson says.
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Anyone been following the turmoil that's happening almost non-stop in District 150?
One Peoria reader has a strong opinion
http://www.pjstar.com/article/201401.../10971/OPINION


On a slightly different front...Bradley has been involved a little with and promoted the collaboration between politicians, and business called Peoria Next...although this is not their fiasco.
It's confusing, but what's going on - is they've jimmied a quasi-legal way to grab even more taxpayer money and funnel it to their friends, their political supporters, or to whoever they want to funnel it to.
I guess it's just dirty government as usual, but for the fact that they hide behind the claim it's doing Peoria some good, starting businesses & even curing cancer...
BUT undoubtedly you have seen big names promoting the TWO BIGGEST actions by Peoria Next - the two things they tout as their crowning achievements - now have BOTH blown up horribly in their faces - and blown up far worse that even imaginable leaving taxpayers to foot the TENS of millions in losses.

Yes, as you probably have been reading their boasts - they have spent gazillions to develop as cancer research center - hire big name researchers and pay then multimillions of $$.

We all know how badly the Firefly Battery thing went where the city ended up with $8 million in debt because the business took the money and ran with it leaving debts & payroll unpaid.

Now we have a similar scandal at the cancer research facility that everyone was so proud of and bragging about....telling how it would better everyone's lives.

But the so-called world-class cancer researcher they brought in was a fraud - he (allegedly) faked his research to make millions without doing any work. Then when he got canned (he got ushered out quietly so as not to be further embarrassing to the people involved, but now the truth is coming out), he didn't like losing all that $$ so now he's suing everyone - the city, the med school & the docs making millions over there sitting around choosing who gets all that state money, just about everyone.
OMG - when will they ever learn. leave business to business and please politicians - stay out of it..

But there's certainly enough blame to go around that all these idio*ts - the researchers, the politicians, the business developers, the med school eggheads - all deserve some blame - will Phil Luciano take this one on?

http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140128958
http://www.pjstar.com/x1372978079/De...ins-mysterious
http://www.peoriamagazines.com/ibi/2...de-peoria-next
http://lydia.bradley.edu/hilltopics/...re/page3.shtml
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