LGBT delegates say they are honored NC Democrats chose their first transgender delegate by Matt Comer | Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org July 7, 2012 |
North Carolina’s strong LGBT community won’t be left out when the Democratic National Convention rolls into Charlotte in September. Community organizations across the state and especially in Charlotte are taking advantage of the spotlight the DNC brings. And, LGBT delegates will be there to help shape the Democratic Party’s platform, nominate President Barack Obama for a chance at a second term and serve as unofficial ambassadors welcoming their fellow delegates to the Great State of North Carolina.
Among the several LGBT delegates chosen to attend the convention was Charlotte’s Janice Covington. She’s the first transgender person ever elected to represent the state’s Democrats at a national convention.
“It feels great,” Covington said about the honor. “I really can’t come up with the words. To me it’s more than amazing.”
“I’ve dreamed over the past 20 years of being able to speak to Congress on Capitol Hill and to be able to stand there and speak not only for transgender people but also gay and lesbian people who can’t work because they don’t have the same opportunities because of discrimination,” she said.
Kilroy supports rights of all “humans” God blessed the Earth with. If we are to embrace the so-called global economy we must embrace the diversity of its inhabitants.
I am working on an exclusive with Janice Convington who happens to be born in Delaware. I should have the complete story right before the Democrat National Convention kicks off. Hopefully Delaware’s delegates can take timeout to visit Janice on the convention floor. Delaware made history by supporting civil unions for LGBTs and should continue progress in ensuring LGBT’s are full participating members of the political process. Perhaps God made us different to test mankind’s ability to be civilized.
More to come!
I strongly urge all school board members including charter board members to provide the district or charter school with a private E-mail address to post online next to your profile. Just add another user name /E-mail to “your” internet provider account or get a free one at yahoo or Gmail.
In case you didn’t know, the district or charter school system admin can read “your” E-mails, incoming and outgoing. That means they can read E-mails from the public or concerned school staff. And if you “think” you deleted an E-mail you best think again.
Pension office denies Pencader teachers’ appeals Written by Esteban Parra The News Journal
In addition to denying Shirley Roccia and Bob Lewis’ appeal, the board referred Lewis’ case to the state Attorney General’s Office for further investigation and possible prosecution of misdemeanor charges.
Earlier this month, it was revealed during a public pension board meeting that school leader Ann Lewis paid her husband, Bob Lewis, and two other teachers thousands in wages after the state pension office warned in September it was a serious violation of the pension law. The teachers were wrongly double dipping by collecting both a pension and a paycheck from Pencader, the state alleges.
“The board also notes that is has grave concerns about the independent contractor contracts executed by (school leader) Ann Lewis, between Pencader and Robert Lewis,” according to the pension board’s 13-page letter issued Friday. The letter went on to say that such conflict of interest are potential violating of the state’s profiteering law.
Honestly folks this is gone on far too long. And guess what? There is more shit in the pipeline! DE State Board of Education re: Pencader ” no red flags” and this was July 19, 2012. Coach Murphy needs to get his head out of his ass and earn his pay! Representative of the Delaware Department of Education visits Pencader at least once a month as condition of Pencader’s probation. The house of cards are falling in and DE DOE blows smoke up the state board’s ass! There can be no effective leadership at Pencader is the charter oversight agent DE DOE is ineffective. Odds are DE DOE is giving Pencader leaders enough rope to hang themselves. Good move but what about the students and parents being victimized?
Purely from common sense and a business perspective, its time for the Pencader board of directors to ask the school leader to leave. No buyout or any of that crap because the leaders contract has expired. Seriously, the board votes to renew the leader’s contract the AG should investigate the board members.
I don’t want to see Pencader closed! The hourglass of hope is down to it’s last few grains of sand. It’s now up to the Pencader board of directors to do the right thing.
Why is that when there is good news Governor Markell and his trolls jump up for a photo opportunity but yet when shit hits the fan Markell and puppets go under ground. I am not blaming Markell for Pencaders recent failures because he did allow Pencader to stay open and reorganize. The school leaders are responsible for this mess and disservice to the kids. The renew the school leader’s contract would be near criminal.
It’s Official! Pencader School Leader’s husband’s pension hearing determination is in. by Transparent Christina
Pencader’s tax exempt status revoked, what’s the impact? by Children and Educators First
As last Thursday’s Public Board Meeting, the Pencader School Leader mentioned to the board of directors that the school’s tax exempt status had been revoked because the school had not filed its 990 since 2007. What wasn’t mentioned was the impact of such a designation for donors to the school. Actually, it was made to sound as if this were a pretty minor matter. Only – it’s been an ongoing matter for a year, at least – the revocation occurred May 15, 2011. Read more………
YIKES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And wasn’t there like thousands of $$$$$$ of unpaid penalties ?????? What next ? Pencader running two checkbooks? One state and other commercial?
Hey Secretary of Education Mark Murphy, don’t you think its time to come out of your rabbit hole and demonstrate your vision leadership skills!
So looks like no more tax write-offs for Pencader donors !
Keep up the good work Children and Educators First blog
Previous school leader did not file tax returns for 3 years
2008, 2009, 2010
Need to complete 1023
Fines: $75/day for each return
DeMint has repeatedly said gays should not be teachers by Matt Comer | Editor | email@example.com July 24, 2012
DeMint has said repeatedly that openly lesbian or gay people should not be allowed to teach, including twice in campaign speeches in 2004 and 2010.