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Have you experienced the "hidden" PAUSD's manual reconstructed by "Cardinal"?

Original post made by Mom, Fairmeadow, on Feb 28, 2013

I found this brilliant posting of "Cardinal" under the article "School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe " on PA Online yesterday. Have you sensed this idea before? Write "agree" if you agree. Sorry no "Like" button. If you haven't brought your problems to school, you are discouraged to respond to this forum because you can not really judge his/her analysis unless you haven't tried to resolve them. I emphasize that some teachers/personnel are great. Here is his/her posting:

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Posted by when you need PR
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 28, 2013 at 8:47 am


Not everyone has to deal with the district office, but the part about blame the messenger is common practice. There is an atmosphere of defensiveness at the district office, and not rightly so because it's all about one person.

The Superintendent has forced people to be on his camp, or against him, and that means any issue is divided as such. Either you agree with the guy or not. That's not a healthy way to solve problems because it shuts out voices that have valid and important things to say. Especially on the inside I would imagine.

It's a mess, and did I hear they have a PR person to deal with the press and community?

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Posted by Skelly-tons
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Obviously these are the rules that Dr Skelly adheres to. Or maybe this is just his personal philosophy. The only things missing are: avoid eye contact at all cost, and avoid conversation with people over 21.

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Posted by Skellytons in the Closet
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Mom: Glad you posted this brilliant proposed addition to the PAUSD manual recently uncovered by "Cardinal" It was too good to be buried in 100 comments in a different thread. I am glad that you gave us all a chance to read this. I only hope that Skelly doesn't retire in office (step 8) as I don't want my taxes going to support his shenanigans (I am being nice here) until that time.

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Posted by classified
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:43 am

Thank you Mom!!
Cardinal's comments are hilarious. Unfortunately those brilliant comments are portraying PAUSD reality, reality as too many experience.

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