Out of Touch and in need of a Reality Check

by Dick Tracy

Awareness for our Eagle County School District Board and School District employees.

Background.

Consider this former (letter to the Fishwrap’s Editor), written by the former President of your Eagle County School District Board – Connie Kincaid-Strahan, President of the Board of Education and Sandra B. Smyser Superintendent of Eagle County Schools,November 3, 2011 (Click Here)
”We asked you (our community) to tell us if you supported a mill-levy increase to adequately reinstate funds eliminated by the state, and you said ‘no.’ As always, we will keep our budget solvent, and unfortunately it will now come at a more profound and painful cost.”
Responsibly,  the ‘painful cost’ will be on these non-classroom non-student expenditures, for these are what we all said no to. Or is it going to be  a case of “You get behind me, we all profit; you challenge me, we all go down‘ – by  Big Boy Caprice?
August 2011,  the same month our school board decided to ask for another permanent property tax increase-here is what they continued to spend our tax money on –
(Note-no teacher pizza’s here!)
Accounts Payable/Purchasing Cards  (Click here

Eagle County School District-Master Transaction Consolidation August 2011
SUPERINTENDENT TEQUILAS III $44.25 ETIS GRIND – EAGLE $15.37 ALPINE PARTY RENTALS $232.53 ALPINE PARTY RENTALS $203.47 STARBUCKS CORP00066159 $7.00 HAMPTON INN & SUITES DEN $172.00 RED CANYON CAFE $175.00 MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ – $233.00 HEIDI’S BROOKLYN DELI $62.89 BUSINESS SERVICES FIESTA JALISCO $420.00 RED CANYON CAFE $290.00 DUSTY BOOT II  $76.95
SECONDARY EDUCATION * BLUE SKY ADVENTURES INC $917.67 * BLUE SKY ADVENTURES INC $100.00

(Glenwood Springs Rafting : Blue Sky Adventures : Rafting  <http://blueskyadventure.com/> blueskyadventure.com/)

DUSTY BOOT II $35.45
PARADIGMS RESTAURANT $27.00
LEARNING SERVICES HEIDI’S BROOKLYN DELI $30.76 STARBUCKS CORP $17.40 SUBWAY $162.80 SMILING MOOSE DELI $6.99 RED CANYON CAFE $23.25 DIETRICH CAFE $18.50 STARBUCKS CORP $44.85  (8-18-11) STARBUCKS CORP $44.85  (8-19-11) THAI CHILI BISTRO, INC $22.25 CHIPOTLE $8.50 SUBWAY $4.12 FAT ALBERTS FOOD AND DRIN $35.51 SUBWAY $6.18 STARBUCKS CORP $3.51 CIAO GELATO $11.60 CAFE 163 $28.00 FOOD SERVICES PAZZOS AVON $21.50
TRANSPORTATION COOKIES BY DESIGN $108.99 DIETRICH CAFE $292.50 DIETRICH CAFE $342.50 EKAHI GRILL & CATERING CO $104.85
TECHNOLOGY HEIDI’S BROOKLYN DELI  $109.92 NATE’S FLOWERS & GIFTS  $66.68
CONSTRUCTION RISTORANTE TI AMO VAIL $78.00 MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ – $36.00 FIESTA JALISCO #3 $101.58
SPECIAL EDUCATION RIB CITY GRILL GWS $42.00

HEAD START
PAZZOS VAIL $17.04
LUIGI’S PASTA HOUSE $684.00
DUSTY BOOT II  $492.00
HYATT HOTELS BEAVER CREEK $25.00
NOZAWA SUSHI AND KIT $156.82
FIESTA JALISCO #3 $160.93
GORE RANGE BREWERY $72.25
MARKOS PIZZA $72.97
SUBWAY $29.00
THE BACK BOWL $126.50
HEIDI’S BROOKLYN DELI $23.96
NICKY’S QUICKIE $145.30
HENRYS CHINESE CAFE #C101  $103.50
LARKBURGER LLC $68.15
GORE RANGE BREWERY $43.00
E TOWN $74.25
NOZAWA SUSHI AND KIT $47.80
MARKOS PIZZA $43.46
SUBWAY 00146555 $29.00
http://www.eagleschools.net/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=6624
Perhaps the painful cuts will be here  here–the month of October 2011.
No mas el coche (car) washes for our school superintendent, or five star hotel stays for all non-classroom non-student contact personnel?
SMYSER,SANDRA 10/03/11 09/29/11 10/02/11  KUM & GO CAR WA  SALE  $9.00 (Click here) This  next single quote by Dr. Smyser demonstrates  just how out of touch our school district actually is when it comes to wasteful spending practices:  “We had community members who actually believed that if we stopped giving pizza to teachers we could solve a $5 million budget shortfall,” Smyser said.  (Click Here)
Not one item on this next  credit card charge list involves  any pizza for any teachers.

Eagle County School District Master Transaction Consolidation (Click here)

* Taxpayer Credit Cardholder Name and Transaction Date  *  District Administration Directors and offices

Office of SUPERINTENDENT

Cardholder Name SMYSER,SANDRA 10/06/11 THE BROADMOOR RESRVATIONS $191.45 10/06/11 FIESTA’S CAFE & CANTIN $202.40 Cardholder Name (School boardMCQUEENEY,JEANNIE 10/26/11 THE BROADMOOR RESERVATIONS $389.88 Cardholder Name FORD,MELISSA 10/05/11 DIETRICH CAFE $36.00 10/12/11 RED CANYON CAFE $185.00 10/26/11  RED CANYON CAFE $185.00 10/26/11THE BROADMOOR RESERVATIONS $389.88
Cardholder Name MACKE,BROOKE
10/31/11 VAIL VALLEY PARTNERSHIP  $40.00
———————–
SPECIAL EDUCATION Cardholder Name POTTORFF,BONNIE 10/20/11 MAGGIANO’S $17.51 10/21/11 CARL’S JR  $12.06 10/22/11 DOUBLETREE HOTELS AURORA $178.00

Cardholder Name SHANAHAN,MARY D
10/19/11 LA QUINTA INNS $130.00
10/29/11 DOUBLETREE HOTEL GRAND JU $84.00

Cardholder Name SEELIG,LORI
10/10/11 GREAT NORTHERN TAVERN DTC $163.00

  1. 10/12/11 MARRIOTT 337N7 DENVER TC $325.90
  2. 10/12/11 MARRIOTT 337N7 DENVER TC $298.00
  3. 10/12/11 MARRIOTT 337N7 DENVER TC $298.00
  4. 10/12/11 MARRIOTT 337N7 DENVER TC $298.00

Cardholder Name BANDEL-SCHOTT,TERESA 10/20/11 MAGGIANO’S $20.65 10/22/11 DOUBLETREE HOTELS AURORA $178.00 ———————– BUSINESS SERVICES Cardholder Name MORENO,AMY

  1. 10/21/11 AMERIC INN $439.60
  2. 10/21/11 AMERIC INN $439.60
  3. 10/21/11 AMERIC INN $439.60
  4. 10/21/11 AMERIC INN $439.60

———————– HUMAN RESOURCES Cardholder Name CONWAY,TAMMY 10/03/11 RED LOBSTER $54.43 10/04/11 TIMBERS $181.46
———————–
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
Cardholder Name SCOTT,DIANA D 10/27/11 RESIDENCE INNS COLORADO $83.00 10/28/11 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT-DEN $119.00
———————– HEAD START
Cardholder Name GARCIA-AGUIRRE,ROCIO
10/17/11 GORE RANGE BREWERY  $153.60
10/24/11 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT LV $9.03

Cardholder Name THOMPSON,SHARON
10/23/11 GRAND AVE GRILL  $45.35
Cardholder Name SMITH,SHELLEY
10/28/11 STARBUCKS CORP $8.85
10/30/11 DUSTY BOOT II   $526.00

Cardholder Name LOPEZ,MARGARITA
10/14/11 SUBWAY $55.50
10/23/11 FIESTA’S CAFE & CANTIN  $190.00

Cardholder Name REINEKE,RACHEL
10/13/11 MANTOS PIZZA $84.96
Cardholder Name EJNES,JODY
10/06/11 SUBWAY $315.00
Cardholder Name PEREZ CHAVES,MARIA F
10/31/11 FIESTA’S CAFE & CANTIN $29.90
Cardholder Name SPENCER,MICHELLE
10/06/11 SUBWAY $240.00
Cardholder Name RUTTY,MERCED
10/17/11 ROSS STORES $19.47
———————–
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Cardholder Name BALTIERREZ,BRENDA
10/18/11 MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ – $215.50
10/25/11 PAZZOS PIZZERIA EAGLE $71.80

———————–
SECONDARY EDUCATION

Cardholder Name ROMERSHEUSER,BARBARA
10/12/11 ROCKY RIVER BAR & GRILLE $10.00
10/14/11 ROCKY RIVER BAR & GRILLE $15.00
10/16/11 EMBASSY SUITES LOVELAND $357.00

Cardholder Name WOODS,HOLLY
10/18/11 FIESTAS  $21.44

——————————-
LEARNING SERVICES

Cardholder Name WITT,MARY PAT
10/20/11 PAZZOS PIZZERIA EAGLE $74.95
10/27/11 RED CANYON CAFE $19.50

Cardholder Name MARTINEZ,JESSICA
10/04/11 LARKBURGER $70.60
10/19/11 LARKBURGER  $22.15

Cardholder Name VAZQUEZ PEREIRA, MARIA
10/12/11 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT $27.07
10/13/11 TGI_FRIDAYS $21.15
10/14/11 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT $288.00

Cardholder Name MAYHEW,AMANDA 10/04/11 WENDY’S $5.81 10/17/11 DAILY BREAD CAFE $11.01

Advertisements

3 responses

  1. Online Comment from Michelle….9:30AM – Monday, November 28th 2011

    Message: OMG- School District is worse than ever, looking over the expenditures for just one month- Why are we feeding some of these people every day? Bar supplies, Gaming supplies, Ikea? Do any of these people get any work done , they seem to always be over at target, the grocery store,a restaurant,or on amazon.com buying god-knows-what.

  2. More waste of Taxpayer Dollars…why aren’t these folks paying their own membership dues….

    ABOUT CASE:

    What is CASE?

    The Colorado Association of School Executives is the professional association for administrators in Colorado K-12 education. Our purpose is to promote education leadership by providing professional growth, advocacy, and networking opportunities. Superintendents, principals, and other school and district leaders are eligible for membership. The CASE advocacy and lobbying team works to advance the interests of Colorado school leaders and public education.
    http://www.co-case.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=207

    ——————
    Bank No 60

    Eagle County Schools Report Date 08/01/11 08:58 AM
    A/P Detail Check Register

    COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL EXECUTIVE

    07/22/11 DATE PAID

    CASE Dues – Greg Doan Amount paid 630.00
    CASE Dues _ Rick Jensen Amount paid 225.00
    CASE Dues – Mike King Amount paid 175.00
    CASE Dues – Ashley Newman Amount paid 175.00

    07/22/11

    CASE Registration – Ashley Newman Amount paid 360.00
    CASE Registration – Mike King Amount paid 360.00
    CASE Registration – Rick Jensen Amount paid 360.00
    CASE Registration – Greg Doan Amount paid 360.00

    http://www.eagleschools.net/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=6426

  3. Here are the OTHER Union aka Associations w/dues paid out for September 2011

    Were taxpayers reimbursed by each recipient?
    ——————————————————————–

    Report Date 09/02/11 10:58 AM – Eagle County Schools – A/P Detail Check Register

    1) EAGLE COUNTY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ECEA DUES FOR 7/11
    Total Check: $10,531.69

    2) COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF SCH BOARDS, INC BOE DUES AND FEES
    Total Check: $4,800.00

    3) COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL EXECUTIVE ADMIN DUES AND FEES
    Total Check: $995.00

    4) ASSOCIATION FOR POSTIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT 2011-2012 Membership DIR OF SPEC ED supplies
    Total Check: $125.00

    5) COLORADO ASSOC. FOR GIFTED & TALENTED registration WKSHP/CONF/
    Total Check: $1,820.00

    6) NATIONAL SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOC. Renewal of dues
    Total Check: $250.00

    * Grand total spent for Sept. 2011 is $2,764,633.52 (yes, that is in Millions)
    386 checks written-
    Here—> http://www.eagleschools.net/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=6614
    ———————————————————————

    PS SERIOUSLY? We paid for sack lunches for school ad team? SERIOUSLY?!!!

    HEIDI’S BROOKLYN DELI Ad Team Box Lunches
    Total Check: $ 399.50

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: