Monday, April 19, 2010

Writ Action and Strange Days

Where is the media?

Writ Action and Strange Days
Seattle Schools DO NOT follow the law

and apparently believe they DO NOT need to follow the Law.

Where is the media?

{What's up with three superior court judges?}

May 27, 2010 is the day to mark. The strange days will either be continued or ending with the eventual resolution of cases involving the Seattle Public Schools before the Washington Supreme Court on that day.

The central issue as I see it is that decisions made by the Seattle School Board cannot be successfully appealed because the Superior Court rarely makes the SPS follow state law RCW 28A.645.020

School Boards are to make decisions by using all the evidence available to them at the time they make the decision. State Law RCW 28A.645.020 requires the School Board to provide that evidence to the court and the appellants within 20 days of the filing of an appeal of a school board decision. Unfortunately the district rarely if ever meets this legal requirement. At least three judges of the K.C. superior court have decided in at least three cases to disregard RCW 28A.645.020 and favor the SPS.

To win an appeal it is my understanding that the decision of the Board must be shown to be arbitrary and capricious based on the material they had before them in making a decision.

Some superior court judges are exempting the SPS from providing that material .... how can an appeal ever be won when the SPS gets free passes around state law?

If you are new here, then read a bit of background: HERE

Interrogatory showing SPS view of
"We do not follow the law and We don't need to follow it"
Writ of Mandamus ............ Here is the paper work:
Writ of Mandamus ..See Issaquah's Excellent system here.

EXHIBIT 1 - Verbatim Report of Proceedings.pdf (270KB)

EXHIBIT 2 - Responses to Interrogatories re Adequacy of Record.pdf (431KB)


SPS response to the Writ filing

Appellants response to SPS's response

New Tech Network: Opposition of a Motion to extend time
it is clear the SPS are creating a transcript that was never used by the board at the time of their decision but Judge Middaugh grants the extension anyway. State Law RCW 28A.645.020 clearly ignored again.

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The Seattle School Board and their employee Dr. Goodloe-Johnson (it is alleged) frequently violate the law with neglect of the RCW 28A 645.020 requirement to keep a complete transcript (certified to be correct of the administrative record) which addresses the evidence used in School Board decisions. This alleged neglect might force a loss of any decisions still under appeal. Student Assignment plan and some school closures are still under appeal but have been delayed because of the Board's failure to provide a certified correct transcript of the truth.

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