Yesterday, 4/27/12, HCDE canceled
their board retreat for 4/28/12.
Also, See comment #3 below from an
HCDE board member on 4/26/12:
"Just called the Board President.
The dinner is canceled."
Remember last year when the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) wanted to increase their local tax revenue because they had “cut to the bone” and needed more of our hard earned money just to break even? Well, it seems that “cut to the bone” meant they have been charging us for dinners at Brennan’s when they have board of trustee “retreats.”
For those of you that don’t know Brennan’s, it is a famous 4 star restaurant in Houston, well known for it’s outstanding cuisine and service. It is also pricey $$$ ($30-60/person on average) plus valet parking. Not exactly what most taxpayers have in mind when they are picking up the tab for a school board dinner.
ALERT: This Saturday, April 28, 2012 the HCDE board of trustees
If this makes you as angry as it makes me, let the board know. Let them know you expect them to select reasonably priced restaurants when they feel they need to eat out on the taxpayers’ tab. These board members were elected to REPRESENT THE PEOPLE, NOT TO SPEND THE PEOPLE'S MONEY on fancy dinners out on Saturday night.
Here are the 7 board members email addresses and the HCDE administration email and number so you can let them know what you think of how they spend the taxpayers’ hard earned money .
Angie Chesnut, Board President Precinct 4 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis D. Evans, III , Board Vice-President Precinct 3 email@example.com
Jim Henley At Large firstname.lastname@example.org
Debra Kerner At Large email@example.com
Marvin W. Morris Precinct 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Wolfe At Large email@example.com
LT. COL. (Ret.) Roy Morales Precinct 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
John E. Sawyer, Ed.D. , Superintendent 713-694-6300 / 713-696-0715
And, if you’d like to attend the HCDE Board Retreat this
Location: HCDE Board Conference Room
6300 Irvington Boulevard
See you Saturday.
Read more about the waste at HCDE.
Sign the petition to shut down this waste of taxpayer funds.