[UPDATED W/DISTRICT RESPONSE W/PHOTOS] Sources: Santa Ana Unified School District Letting Food Rot, Throwing Out Pallets of Lettuce

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Updated, with new info on the bottom...

ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 16, 11 A.M.: One glorious day--when I'm done with all my Taco USA shilling (have you bought your copy yet?), when we finish some projects 'round here, when things settle down with my backyard--one glorious day, I'm going to start doing a bit more investigative food reporting on SaFII. I realize a lot of you don't want any politics infiltrating your food reading, but tough tamales: there are some stories in which the political definitely mixes with the gastronomical, as is the case in this story involving the Santa Ana Unified School District.

This district, for you neophytes, is a den of incompetence, corruption, and wacky stories--I won't regale ustedes with them here, because this is a food blog after all. And so let's get to the food: sources tell the Weekly that district officials are letting pallets upon pallets of perfectly good food rot, then throw them away. Let's get to the photos, taken at district offices!

So you saw the picture above--that's lettuce purchased to give to kiddies that our source says never got to said kiddies and thus went bad. Dunno...looks good to me! Then again, I like my cheese until it tastes acidic...anyhoo, one bag of lettuce wasted is one bag too many.

Now, the next shot:

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Gracias, source!

That's a hell of a lot of lettuce. And there's more where that came from, waiting for the dumpster treatment.

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Gracias, source!

Our source tells us all of this lettuce would eventually be destroyed. The amount of food the district destroys is so much, according to said sources, that officials are sending rotted food to individual schools so they can dispose the boxes themselves.

This represents a lot of money wasted by Santa Ana Unified, and a lot of food wasted--this, in a district where bad eating habits are endemic. What the hell?

UPDATE, OCT. 18, 3:14 P.M. The New Santa Ana blog was able to get a response from SAUHSD superintendent Thelma Mendez de Santa Ana, who got a response from an underling. Their response:

After meeting with our Deputy Superintendent, who oversees our Food Services team, he informed me of the following in response to your inquiry:     

"We have been diligently working with the food services department to review and identify operational efficiencies and improvements in the areas of food safety, food costs, and forecasting of student demand. These best practices are designed to build in accountability, identify and reduce waste, and ensure food safety.     

One of the practices implemented just after the school year began is a daily "discard log", which records the types and quantity of food that is discarded in an attempt to track and reduce waste. Although the District has adopted measures to improve food service operations, it is fully aware that there are still opportunities for improvement.     

The District is committed to continuing best practices that ensure that the investments made to our schools are utilized in an efficient and effective manner that best serves our students."


Regular speak: we fucked up, we got caught, and we're pissed as hell that we got caught. Sources tell the Weekly that district officials are furiously trying to figure out who's the whistleblower. Stand strong, sources, and keep 'em coming--anonymity guaranteed!

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newleadershipplease
newleadershipplease

Jamie Oliver U need 2really come 2 SAUSD...U would see what a lame excuse of a food service director we have and all the mistakes Mark Chavez makes and how the district pays consultants to do his job!!!!  All this with our tax payers money...

We are so despearete here..the State came back and SAUSD is keeping a tight lid on the results..YET Mark Chavez, former hamburger Mc Donald's graduate is still our director.....inquiring minds want to know how a person with approximately 4 years of school food service expirience has a job running a district of 33 million dollar budget?

These are all our opinions.....and ALLEGATIONS...just to be clear....but it seems like someone is doing this Napoleon rookie a political favor....funny...Mark Chavez's father works (so we are told) at LA Unified..did Mr. Bishop come from LA Unified?

We also know that Mark Chavez used to work with Thelma/Superintendent at another district, by the way SAUSD is the only district where Mr. Chavez has been a Food Service Director..prior to that he was an Operations Manager at a smaller district, then an Asst. Diretor, at another smaller district....totalling approximately 4 years....while working at Costco in the meat department...

So, we are compelled to ask...how did Mark Chavez land a Food Service Director job at a district our size???  Political favors?....we are not accusing..just asking....WONDERING!!!

SAUSD, we have a great Asst. Director now....he should be our leader...just our opinions

notfair
notfair

RUMOR HAS IT-Our boss Mark Chavez is hiring another field supervisor..wow!  adding all these top layer managers and at our schools nothin!!!  We dont even have enough help to feed our students!!!..the question we have is will this position be awarded to the new office specialist who was just a sub and allegedly was or had the office speacilist position created for him this summer/ school year whatevr?

In my opinion, it is not fair to give somone a position just becuz the boss thinks he should have it...what a screwed up department we have...USDA do your job!

Whatsgoinon
Whatsgoinon

Question? (alegation seems 2b d term of choice)  if no1 is readin this blog....rumor has it that the CK stopd using GRILL FRESH & r using the cheapr sandwiches now...hmmm..like I said..it's just a rumor...but GRILL FRESH IS more xpensiv than what we r usin now...does our leader Mark Chavez now how 2add?  we just want 2know..our right 2ask questions, since in our meetins our perception is that Mark Chavez.. REFUSES 2ANSWER...

Whatsgoinon
Whatsgoinon

Sum1 please cut d oranges 4 our studnts..not right..kids have barely time 2 eat..no time  cut oranges...why b lazy? Just our opinion...

Whatsgoinon
Whatsgoinon

Allegedly we had another meetin & Mark Chavez did not answer OUR question when asked WAS THE LETTUCE BAD? Why tell secondaries...d lettuce had salmonella..BUT not answer US..ELEMENTARIES?  Cuz we may have servd it 2our kids? Again these r allegations..BUT If USDA is really here....can u answer our questions? 

getnewleadership
getnewleadership

@ Wordhasit....U mean the USDA by this comment right???!!!  Rumor has it that the food Police is in d House at SAUSD…4those of u that dont know…. thats d USDA dept…will they uncover d.. truth about our lettuce…d Carrots…. dBroccoli ?? Stay tuned…..

seekinfairtreatmnt
seekinfairtreatmnt

Gustavo, u need 2ask around...we have sooo many issues in Food 4Thought.  1 of our issues is we have drivers that get overtime & in our opinions do not need it...we have sum that just drive around and we have to work so hard while they r just out & about...

Plus, some of the other drivers do not get the same overtme...its really not fair..but our food service director Mark Chavez in our opinions is like afraid to do anything..and we continue to suffer this kind of stuff....

In our opinions all this stuff is very unfair....maybe you should come out and see what some of these drivers do...I wont say names...but every1 knows who they are...I dont think our tax payers would like all these thins that are going on...just our opinions....

ranoutoffood
ranoutoffood

well allegedly we ran our of fish and we did not have fish to serve to our kids...funny..the order came in on the 19th we packed it today..and management barely found out we were short...hmm...whats going on in food service Mark Chavez?

showDproof
showDproof

SAUSD  food service in our opinions is suffering ...and if u dont go with the flow they black ball u & get rid of u...Mark Chavez food service director, lied to us at our last manager meeting where he alleged that the lettuce was thrown away due to salmonella..we ask..show us the proof of docmentation...please 

managerswhocare
managerswhocare

http://newsantaana.com/2012/10/22/the-sausd-food-safety-scandal-widens-as-salmonella-enters-the-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-35389

 

Another place where you can leave your opinions and comments...

 

Mark Chavez does not give us the help we need to do our jobs at the school level..WE ARE SHORT STAFF!!!...but he gets consultants and now more manager people..more than ever!!!

Mark Chavez did not even approve us working during registration and our food applications are not being turned in because parents dont know how to fill them out right....

We need help.  Ok..allegedly..there but someone please help us

http://newsantaana.com/2012/10/22/the-sausd-food-safety-scandal-widens-as-salmonella-enters-the-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-35389

 

Another place where you can leave your opinions and comments...

 

Mark Chavez does not give us the help we need to do our jobs at the school level..WE ARE SHORT STAFF!!!...but he gets consultants and now more manager people..more than ever!!!

Mark Chavez did not even approve us working during registration and our food applications are not being turned in because parents dont know how to fill them out right....

We need help.  Ok..allegedly..there but someone please help us

JenniferJ
JenniferJ

Gustavo,

You're a hell of a good writer behind all that clowning. Everyone that is part of the special interest group that eats is your potential audience.

There's a huge battle brewing in California and I don't think you've commented or written about it: That's Proposition 37.The initiative to label genetically modified food so we  have the freedom to know what we are feeding our family.

These hundred billion dollar corporations, all from out of state, are suddenly jumping out of Mama's pantry and shouting..."see, they want to raise the price of groceries!" Vote NO! NO! NO! Trust us, we have your best interests at heart! You can trust us! We're  your friends!

Might I suggest you peek at some news stories?

http://www.wanttoknow.info/geneticallymodifiedorganismsnewsarticles

or watch a video:

www.geneticroulettemovie.com

 

managerswhocare
managerswhocare

like I sado to cover our butts..this is allegedly....but he knows what he said at our meeting...what a clown.

managerswhocare
managerswhocare

Today we had a meeting and Mark Chavez told us that the ALLEDGEDLY our lettuce was thrown away due to Salmonella...lies..lies...lies..lies..we have the emails where we were directed to throw this away...

If this lettuce had samonella..where is the recall?  You would have proof...we would have an email from the vendor....tell us another lie...

What a short memory our leader has...we dont trust you because after today YOU confirmed that your version of the truth is just altered.

Mark Chavez, you could have admitted YOU made a mistake..instead YOU lied!

Just to make it clear...we are not after the board, we are not after Mr. Bishop, we need a true leader in food services.....

SAUSD
SAUSD

The district is only investing on management career develop with tax payers dollars. All the managers and directors are being paid to take a CBO program as USC that’s cost 200k+ to our taxpayers a year. All other employees do not get career development opportunity and therefore opportunity to promote is very low. Please look at the record and you will see this injustice. Before the new superintendent came almost every manager and director receive a promotion which was self given. The superintended talks about respect and responsibility but employees do not see this respect nor do they see the responsibility an organization should have towards their employees. The superintended is focus on the outside but she first needs to fix the inside of SAUSD employee morale and injustice.

SAUSD
SAUSD

This is not the only waste the district has. The board and Sacramento should look into the Warehouse Scanners recently purchase at the 750 N. Fairview warehouse site. The Scanners cost taxpayers over $250,000.00 purchase from DATA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (DSI inc.) these scanners have not been use at all. The board needs to investigate this matter and put people accountable before the pictures and data is submitted to the media. This is one of the biggies waste SAUSD has try to hide and cover up!!

 

 

SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET SOMEONE TO INVESTIGATE THIS!!! ASAP

anonymouslupita
anonymouslupita

Get a new food service director and clean house in the food service department..that includes employees as well...for the most part SAUSD food service  employees care...BUT there are a few that just cause mischief, and there is no accountability...TROUBLE starts at the TOP!!

noneyabusiness099
noneyabusiness099

Ariel1, your perception is definitely one a lot of individuals probably agree with....but it doesnt change the fact that a seasoned food service director would not have allowed all this waste...and if Mr. Bishop chose the current food service director...thenn I suppose you are right in your reasoning.

Personally, we thank those individuals that brought all this to light...we thank them for caring enough..and risking their jobs to make sure that the truth is revealed...But, YES, the people of Santa Ana deserve a department with a seasoned leader...the students and the staff deserve an atmosphere free of harrassment...they deserve BETTER than Mark Chavez....just our opinion.

ariel1
ariel1

Every workplace has disgruntled employees and are using this venue to vent their personal issues and getting away for the MAIN issue….INCOMPETENCE.  Blame needs to be pointed in the right direction.  Since Michael Bishop has become CBO, there has been a revolving door of Directors/managers going through Food Services.  Some terminated, some leaving after discovering the amount of BS in upper management.  Then there is Camile Boden who has become way too involved in the Food Service Department which is outside her own department – Risk Management.

I believe that this issue came to light by people who truly care about the District, who have their own children attending SAUSD schools and hate to see all these senseless acts.

It doesn’t matter how much you sugar coat a pile of crap, it still stinks on the inside.  The people of Santa Ana deserve answers and action. 

 

megustagrillfresh
megustagrillfresh

whatevr they serve those grill fresh thins every day for field packs...nevr takin d cost in2 consideration, becuz they r bettr but its cost mucho dinero.

anonymouslupita
anonymouslupita

SUPPOSEDLY we are buying sandwiches from GRILL FRESH = paying $1.62 to $ 1.90..& this only includes the sandwich does not include + the milk+ fruits+ veggies= we sell the meal for $1.50..I don't get it. why sell the meal priced so low? Something aint right here...

pennydelosantos
pennydelosantos

. @GustavoArellano of famous column "ask a Mexican" speaking right now. "people send me questions about mexicans and I answer them" #SFABBQ

JUSTICE
JUSTICE

Here is my opinion, In our district we have lost great people, great kitchen managers, other managers, former directors, etc. We have seen so much talent LEAVE us..for reasons UNKNOWN 2us....BUT, where is the JUSTICE? 

Mark Chavez is not being held responsible here...and that just ain't right!! My opinion..my thoughts...just wanted to share...there seems 2b no justice...or is it all about who u know? 

JUSTICE
JUSTICE

Addendum..allegedly.....we were hosing the dishes off outside...outdoors..working on our tans...

JUSTICE
JUSTICE

Resources informed us that allegedly in August 2012, Mark Chavez had too many projects going on...no floors in our central kitchen, no dishwasher... And, since the 3 well sink was taken out...we were not scrapping dishes but hosing them off with a garden hose..corn, beans,rice everything just running off into our regular draining system... No proper sinks and no proper chemical sanitation either..!!!!  Someone please investigate this allegation...if a restaraunt did this..they would be closed donw 4sure..this is just nasty in my opinion.....

JUSTICE
JUSTICE

My opinion...The state needs to audit the food service department...all u gotta do is review their usage vs. the money spent via the invoices. You will see how much money has been spent on food and how much food has actually been served..you can't alter your student counts..and you can't alter you ADA.

JUSTICE
JUSTICE

Calling all taxpayers!!!  Allegations that an additional 92 cases of carrots were thrown away days before these pictures of the lettuce were even taken!!!!  Sources state that there is so much product waste  at SAUSD food services...that a full investigation may help BUT accountability is the only SOLUTION to this problem. Is Mark Chavez aware of what goes on in his kitchen? Maybe he didn't get the text regarding the waste since allegations state managers have to text him to communicate with him...

 

JUSTICE
JUSTICE

Allegations-SAUSD let go of our director of 10 years...it was supposedly because she was not here dealing with our Central Kitchen...then, they got rid of another  director on her last day of probation, and one of the alleged reasons was due to some cases of bananas that were wasted...Excuse me, Mark Chavez is never here, and all this food is being wasted, and we are still gettng bullied in the Central Kitchen....What is our board going to do about this?

Our question is, why is Mark Chavez not being held accountable?

pricila
pricila

Another allegation is that there was a kitchen manager that lost her job due to money supposedly missing at her school...YET, when she left....there was still money missing at her school....another allegation worthy of further reasearch....

pricila
pricila

There are allegations that there currently is a non high school graduate in charge of the kitchen at Mac Arthur....when the SAUSD rules clearly state that you have to have a high school diploma..but, I guess this is acceptible under Mark Chavez's regime....these are allegations worthy of researching...I am just saying...

Smitty
Smitty

"Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition," says Mark Chavez, interim food services director for Santa Ana. "We understand that for many children who receive free and reduced-priced meals at school, summer can be a challenging time."

 

I just want to know what does god nutrition mean to Mark Chavez, after all, he was quoted saying this in the paper just this past Summer....

Concern2
Concern2

Allegedly, Mr. Chavez has his children attending a different school district..are his children too good to eat in our SAUSD lunch program? SAUSD is paying Mr. Chavez's 100k plus annual salary....yet his children attend a more AFFLUENT district....seriously? In my opinion..that action alone SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!

jetsrio
jetsrio

Seriously you are say vote no on Prop 30! fine the only people you are actually hurting are the students, families, and employees. if prop 30 does not pass i will have to take additional furlough days that means on top of the "school VACATION days" i dont get paid for now I will have to take an additional 25. Yea real smart!! why not instead thin out the top have the district investigated and elect a new school board ones who have not been there forever (hernandez and richardson). the districts problem is evident they think our parents are ignorant and wont do anything, well they will be surprised when they attend the next school board meeting. the parents need to come out and say this is ridiculous you have been serving our kids this crap! you get plenty of money and you want to serve our kids this!! why dont you guys eat it!!! you should see the crap they feed the kids we have so many chidren with type 2 diabetes and fighting obesity. but hey lets continue to feed them frozen pizza, cereal bars, deep fried chicken sandwichs, and all this frozen food crap that has such a high amount of sodium and calories.

tim_villalobos
tim_villalobos

Vote NO on Propositions 30 and 38!

Obviously if SAUSD has so much money to waste then they obviously don't need any more money from the state...

You know they actually had people in place to help prevent food waste like this BUT the all-knowing Super laid them off.  They had just in fact, hired a new Operations Manager who had years of experience in the private sector cutting waste.  But of course she was laid off with all of the other probationary employees because of job cuts.  They cut the meat out when they should have been cutting out the fat.  People, fat floats so where is most of the fat in a school district? AT THE TOP!  Did they cut people at the top? Nope.  They cut out the people who actually did the work.  So remember that when you go to the polls soon.

VOTE NO ON PROPS 30 & 38. Brought to you by Superintendent Mendez who couldn't even answer her own email because she has no idea what is going on and could care less about it.  In other words we are bothering her too much...  and also Ms Mendez is their a job posting for positions that were just cut a few months ago?  I guess you would rather get sued then hire back those people you had just laid off...  If you happen to know any of those people, please give them the number to a good attorney so they can sue the district.  After all, they have plenty of money to waste.

concern2
concern2

FOR CYA..all of the following is aallegedly:::....So Mark Chavez( SAUSD Food Director) internal protectors or political favors are showing there true colors again,,,Today, on Edjoin (a website for district jobs) two Food Service jobs were posted for santa ana school district....Operation Manager and Nutrition Manager..WHY doesn't the District or HR address the TRUE issue here which is Chavez lack of leadership and knowledge. Allegedly hundreds of thousand dollars(taxpayers) are spent on outside food service consultants to assist Mark Chavez.. WHY pay Mark Chavez 6 figures salary if he needs consultant for almost every step..Mark Chavez has been the leader of the food service dept.. for ONE year now..And its still in disarray and the lame excuse of " I inherited this problem " is very old NOW...

I believe or imagine that Chavez probably ran to the District Office/Bishop crying that he was overwhelmd..Only after his department was exposed with the photos to the media regarding the above article..BUT thats not the first time for major food waste on HIS WATCH ..Does the District or Bishop or The board members know what little time he actually spends at the his office or what really happens at the Central Kitchen...????? He's not out visiting Sites...just ask the lunch supervisors at each site..? Who can account his forty hours a week??? It actually should be longer hours if he cares for his department..and being the new kid...mighty secure about his position???What do u think....

Chavez is  very insecure of his abilities and will not allow anyone with any true knowledge or background in school food service... Thats probably why he uses consultants which do not threaten him or question his leadership ..For a food service director theirs a Lack of knowledge for federal and state policies and procedures...Allegedly there was a change in food vendors without a bidding process and of course Chavez came out clean and had Stella(Operation Mgr) take the fall and terminated....Chavez must have approved the change or not inform her of the federal violation...Chavez's PROTECTED AGAIN.....BUT YET AGAIN!!! SOMEONE ELSE GOT HURT!!!

QUESTION ????? TO HR / Board Memembers /MR. Bishop.....Why hand him the keys to the dept..and not post the director's job..Was it promised to him since JAN( prior food service director) was terminated on her last day of probation ...WHY NOT,.JUST HIRE A TRUE FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR..?????Why allow so many consultant and have taxpayers pay...???????

Thelma Mendez..d discard log are not for major food waste..I think for major food waste theirs a p/p to be follow and get permission from the state to discard food..

.Someone out there PLEASE help the department so the students get better service and taxpayesr money doesnt go to waste....ITS ELECTION time plz vote...Start with new board members...Members that will stand strong against corruption....

SO WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BROCCOLI ON HAND THAT NEEDS TO BE DICARDED.....Does it disappear over nite....?????

 

WHY is the district looking for the whistle blower when their answer to the solution is MARK CHAVEZ...take care of problem and not tie the employees hands that are their for the kids..NO WITCH HUNT>>>>

Anonymous
Anonymous

I really don't think this has anything to do with the drivers. They have nothing to do with the amount of food purchased or being thrown away. Sounds to me like the people calling out drivers by name have personal issues with them.

Taxpayer
Taxpayer

I think this place is just suffering from poor leadership. The lettuce issue..is sad!!  I am speechless. Our State needs to investigate...millions of Americans go hungry everyday...and to see this is just hurtful.

As far as these drivers? Get a GPS program much like UPS.  Do a time study on all their routes...Tax payers money should NEVER be wasted due to poor time management and poor leadership...

Get new leadership...plain and simple.

 

noneyabusiness099
noneyabusiness099

Food 4 Thought, today a posting for a new Operations Manager went up on Edjoin.  I guess Mr. Mark Chavez is seeking assistance. 

What type of Food Service Director does not know how to even order food?  One that went to the Mc Donald's Hamburger College...or a Criminal Justice Major?  Again, review Mark Chavez's resume...it may be a best seller...just Food 4 Thought...

Highschool
Highschool

Mark is a puss... Joe, Jerry and this guy Red need to be dealt with. Every time I here chisme, it come from one of these three guys. I am so sick of them coming into my school and spreading gossip. When one of this so called drivers aka, chismosos, come around I shut my door. I just want them to drop my deliveries and leave. The union is a joke. They only protect lazy workers that want to get paid for doing nothing. Fire Mark, everyone of his new hires and start from scratch. Then get rid of everyone of the delivery drivers, better yet, outsource! Until then the problems will remain. Realistically, Thelma will not do a single thing. Why, because the school board protects incompetence! How is it possible that the department director is afraid to do his job...get rid of this clown.

anonymousone761
anonymousone761

Bullying? It seems like that's life in our Central Kitchen, and in our food services department....but, u can't piss anyone off or.. go against the norm, OR u will just get booted!!!!  Like our former director that was here for over 10 years!!!!  How many directors have we had since then?  How many good managers have we lost? Our CK is often referred too as a snake pit..and Mr. Chavez is in charge...or is he?

anonymousone761
anonymousone761

Shut the front door!  Are u referring to production records? Is that not what the state cited SAUSD back in March 2012 when we had our state audit?  I am confused?  What were the results of the state audit?  After all, that is public record, is it not?

Wait a minute....infamous line.."I inherited these probelms..." have we heard this before from Mark Chavez? My question is, Mark Chavez what have you done about your so called inherited problems?

cdeborah156
cdeborah156

Mark Chavez is a Puppet right now if he makes the wrong move .He makes other people mad ,if he tells 3 drivers ,Joe Jerry ,Red is a nickname, to do certain things .like work ,they get mad ,they worry about everybody else,The leader joe will callGus 1 of the supervisors about other drivers , if he doesn't like what they'er doing.So Mark stay out of the way so he doesn't get in trouble but everybody else will get in trouble.These 3 drivers then will cry to Union. they make up lies about people,So then the Union comes cryin ,your pickin on our members, but they don't listen to the other employees.so that is why Mark stay out of the way, so he can pass probation, he comes in he and runs out to avoid contact , So you have 3 new people that don't know reallywhat they're doing ,So they have to put up with bullies and try to run the kitchen by themselves,it's not fair,they say stomp out Bullying in school , why do we have to work with BULLYING ? WE need Human resource the to CLEAN UP CENTRAL KITCHEN !!!     pleease make Mark ACCOUNTABLE!!!!

Noonprops38and30
Noonprops38and30

@jetsrio Vote NO ON PROPS.... 30 and 38.... Typical employee...... I WILL NOT GIVE SAUSD ANYMORE MONEY TO WASTE...NOR, FULL CONTROL ON HOW THEY SPEND THE MONEY WITH EVEN LESS ACCOUNTABILITY.

token_girl
token_girl

@GustavoArellano I was raised not to waste food, clean my plate y dar de comer a los que son necesitados. This is so unacceptable. :(

jetsrio
jetsrio

mark chavez interview on channel 52 was so monologued!

Chartercity
Chartercity

@concern2 Outsource........ Election is around the corner....remove, Rob Richardson and every board member that supports Managers like Mark Chavez. SAUSD loves witch hunts, that is their way to keep employees quiet and submissive to their corruptive ways. Shame on you Thelma for allowing inept people like Mark Chavez to lead a department under Michael Bishops protection. Wait a minute, what am I saying. Mark Chavez was boasting his friendship with Thelma before she even got appointed as superintendent. THELMA will do nothing! She will keep protecting Michael Bishop, Michael Bishop will keep protecting Mark Chavez. Nothing will be done. Protection comes from the top. If you live in Santa Ana, your best hope is for a change in School Board Leadership. Until then the corruption will continue. Ironic! I am just waiting for district Management to blame Nativo Lopez for their inherit problems. Lesson to learn. Charter cities do not work. Corruption prospers in Charter Cities such as Santa Ana and Santa Ana School District.

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