From an e-mail in July right after the Pension story in the News Journal:
Why are we not staying with Innovative Schools? I just think that right now it’s not the best move with what’s going on with the Pension office. These are the kind of things that are going to have to be reviewed with the board. I don’t think you understand how much these people are gunning for you and these kinds of moves make it hard to shield you. When was Innovative Schools contract over?
I hope you know HE, her husband and anyone else they can get are bringing up mortgage issues, any and all issues and whether or not they put it out to the paper they are going after your’s and Bob’s character. You know I will fight with everything I have for you but you can’t make decisions like this right now. That’s what I was talking about yesterday with you. We are going to talk to the attorney about filing a claim against her but we still have to first get an attorney, go over all this mess with them and then see what they say.
The new thing is that they are trying to say that you guys came up with a scheme to get money because your house went into forclosure and you needed the money. We all know that’s a crock of shit and if you have the contracts of the other two, Bob wasn’t making that much more than Shirley or Sue but there not spinning it that way. I wish I could snap my fingers and make it stop but until it does I need you to review any and all decisions with the board. I just want to be able to get a full day in at work and have a fucking day off without worrying about whats going to blow up. Please, Please, Please all decisions have to be board approved right now. Are there going to be any personnel changes for this upcoming year. Can you get me a list of all the proposed teachers, staff, contractors or anyone else you plan on working at the school this upcoming year? We will also need to get a list of who would be let go if we don’t hit the numbers.
I’m not trying to make you feel like there isn’t trust but the focus of the drama has to be taken off your shoulders. Harrie Ellen has to stop being able to say you made the decision. From now on it will be the board that makes the decisions and she can kiss our ass. The way it’s going to work from now is when the shit starts rolling down the hill it stops at the board level. You, Amanda and the rest of the school can continue to deal with the day to day operations of the school. You need to be able to be the school leader and not the fireman. All you were able to do last year was constantly put fires out and deal with issues. The teachers did a phenominal job but they need you to do your evaluations, mentor them, use the knowledge that you have and your patience and connections with the kids to help them better themselves. We need you at the front door every morning greeting the kids when they come in and being the force that you were before all the drama from the year prior. This has taken a toll on you and your ability to do your job and you know it. Your stress level is through the roof and even though you put that face on everyday you know this is taking away from you doing the best job you can. Your doing the same thing and I am but to the extreme. We are squeezing in work between the e-mails and it has to stop.