Big Spring ISD Board Member Accuses Administration of Not Treating Teachers Fairly 5/17/13
CBS 7 News
May 17, 2013
Big Spring - A Big Spring school board member shares an anonymous letter that accuses BSISD administration of bad behavior.
It all started when school board member, Pat Deanda, walked out during last night’s board meeting and invited the media to follow her outside.
That’s when she shared the letter that accuses superintendent Steven Salidvar and other administrators of corruption.
The letter focuses on the promotion and demotion of several employees, saying most of those actions were not properly handled. The letter is signed by an “extremely concerned citizen.”
CBS 7 spoke with Deanda today. She tells us that she believes the administration is not treating teachers fairly.
She says the adminstration should empower the teachers, which will empower the students. She believes that change will improve test scores.
Our news partners at KBEST radio spoke with Saldivar after the meeting about the accusations.
“I am shocked by the accusations,” Superintendent Saldivar told KBEST radio. “I hope we can move forward and work on everyone’s concerns.”
Also at last night’s meeting, the school board released the results of this years STAAR test.
For 5th grade, 51-percent passed the reading portion and 41-percent passed in math.
For 8th grade, 72-percent passed reading and 45-percent passed math.