Live Stream: TPS Community Meeting - Superintendent Search

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. Toledo Public Schools will also host a meeting for parents, students and area residents in regards to the superintendent search.

WGTE Public Media will stream the public meeting live on the Knowledge Stream Website ( All TPS constituents are encouraged to attend this informational session virtually and provide feedback by posting comments live during the event.

You're the new TPS Superintendent. Which high school do you close?

3% (3 votes)
80% (93 votes)
0% (0 votes)
13% (15 votes)
3% (3 votes)
2% (2 votes)
Total votes: 116

Full El Tiempo interview with those being snooped on by former TPS manager Dan Burns

You can pick up and read the story in El Tiempo.
El Tiempo Article Kevin Milliken

Former TPS Administrator Ordered Probes of Private Citizens Investigations Occurred at Taxpayer Expense

The former business manager at Toledo Public Schools hired a private investigation firm at taxpayer expense to look into the backgrounds of five people who were private citizens at the time, including three people who would eventually be elected to the TPS board of education.

El Tiempo interview with those being snooped on by former TPS manager Dan Burns

Pick up this week's El Tiempo for the story.
El Tiempo Article Kevin Milliken

Open Letter to Superintendent John Foley, TPS Board President Bob Vasquez and TPD Chief Mike Navarre

Open Letter to Superintendent John Foley, TPS Board President Bob Vasquez and Chief of Police Mike Navarre.

Who is going to stand for children?

Live Stream: TPS - State of the District Address

Join Superintendent John Foley and members of the Toledo Public Schools Board of Education for the State of the District Address - â?oFramework for Successâ?ť

Streaming live at

Thursday, October 15th at 6 p.m.
Rogers High School - 222 McTigue Drive

Learn more about Toledo Public Schools:
- Student displays from the Construction Academy
- Toledo Technology Academyâ?Ts custom built cars and award winning robot
- Musical performances
- Testimonials from TPS students and community partners
- And much, much more!

Toledo’s children

I always look for confirmation when exposing people or situations. To expound on the topic “Toledo’s Children,” I have been battling with myself as to whether or not I should release this topic with my opinions however harsh they may be. My confirmation came from two sources, one an individual who heads one of the organizations and one I have been debating on whether or not I am being too harsh, the second came from a full page ad taken out in the Toledo Blade by the Toledo Blade titled “We the people.” That ad stated in it’s entirety, “Eight out of ten people read The Blade.

Response requested from Superintendent Foley - second request

Via e-mail from Steven Flagg:

For your information. Responses from John Foley to the original questions regarding the Scott auction are included in the text below. The auctions of TPS property have raised many questions within the Toledo community. Did they follow state law? Did we receive fair value for the property sold at these auctions? Why were property appraisals not completed for Scott and other auctions?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Responses to your questions]
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:24:56 -0400
From: Steven Flagg
To: John Foley

Mr. Foley,

Pickett Elementary should be closed down as a school and re-opened as a Laundromat.

The news concerning the Toledo Public school's Report card is very troubling to me, a parent of school age children, an advocate for children and parents and as a human being.

Fisher discusses the TPS State Report Card Results

For Immediate Release

Fisher discusses the TPS State Report Card Results

Fisher Advocates for More Attention to our Schools in Academic Watch and Emergency

Yesterday TPS Announced the State Report Card Results and based upon the data TPS will remain in Continuous Improvement. Board Member Darlene Fisher, a long time advocate for families and educational progress in our public school system congratulates the students, parents,TPS teachers and staff and the community; all have contributed to the effort.

Scott oversight committee

In via e-mail.
In June of 2009, the Scott Alumni Association through its president Robert Davis requested that TPS form an oversight committee for the Scott High School
building process. Two meetings were held with school board member Lisa
Sobecki, to discuss this formation. The last oversight committee was selected
during the term of former Superintendent Eugene Sanders.

The last minutes of the TPS Community Oversight Committee meetings

Sylvania Substitute Teacher Accused Of Forgery

I guess that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In addition to Doug and Pam Haynam who spearheaded the attempted land grab by the Sylvania city government last year, we now have Benjamin 'Bugsy' Haynam, who ended college a few credit hours short but didn't see that as a major obstacle to getting a job in Sylvania schools. Of course, Ma Haynam is on the school board – at least for now.

Board of Elections Need Volunteers and TPS Students Need Money, Experience and .

and an introduction to the democratic process. At the TPS board meeting tonight an issue was raised concerning the Lucas County Board of Education needing Poll workers and attempting to fill some of those positions with TPS students.

Open Letter to TPS superintendent John Foley

Superintendent John Foley this is an open letter to you giving you the opportunity, as the new superintendent, to correct an experiment that has gone sour at Scott High School. It is called the Four Small Schools concept, a program sponsored by a grant from the Bill Gates Foundation.

4-1 John Foley new TPS superintendent.

John Foley of Toledo, Ohio and 30 year employee of Toledo Public schools was given the job as Superintendent of the Toledo Public Schools.

What is going on with the negotiations with Harner?

Let me tell you a little tale that I hope does not come true.

New TPS boss may hit salary ceiling

From the story in the local daily:

David McClellan, president of the Toledo Association of Administrative Personnel, told The Blade that an agreement between the school system and its unions prohibits the board from paying Mr. Harner more than former superintendent Eugene Sanders until union members get a raise.

2/15/05 Superintendent Candidates Public Meeting

You can hear the super candidates and what they said at:

You can get a copy of their resume at:

TPS Superintendent Candidate has Controversial Past

Turns out that one of the finalists for the TPS Superintendent job has a history... links:

WSPD: Controversial Past for TPS Superintendent

WSFA: Purcell Resigns from Montgomery County Schools

WSFA: Purcell responds to criticism.

Is Toledo following in Detroit's footsteps with regard to public education? Or is Toledo leading the way....?

Excerpt from the article...."The board also approved three finalists in the superintendent search, including current Superintendent William F. Coleman III.

The board was heckled during the meeting, and at least one person was ejected after an argument with another audience member.

Some parents were suspicious that the board delayed getting to the issue so they wouldn't have to deal with the angst and emotion of the audience."

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