They outed the Shawnee Mission School District for allowing the hire of the daughter of one of their school board members, Deb Zila.
And then, when the website made a KORA request (Kansas Open Records Act) Shawnee Mission Post was gobsmacked to be told they were slugged with a preposterous $1000 downpayment demand!!!
Here's that link:
Note that the rate for searching and copying is $56 per hour, when the district publishes a rate of $30 to respond to KORA requests. But working at the copier at SMSD comes with a benefit: all the Koolaid you can drink.
Today Shawnee Mission Post ran a survey on their web site. Asking inoccuously: "Are you satisfied with the level of transparency of the Shawnee Mission School District?"
Knowing the facts, what fool would answer "yes"?? None. But that doesn't count the district's horde of employment slaves...and Facebook and LinkedIn friends of Mallory and Deb Zila.!!
Well, so far the tally is 65 yes, 458 no. I thus conclude that the staff of the Shawnee Mission School District logged on after drinking their morning Koolaid, to vote yes. Couple that with the new policy of charging a deposit of a preposterous $1000 for Open Meetings requests for documents, which will likely be overturned as burdensome and thus illegal. Shame on overpaid Jim Hinson and the school board that condones this crap.
The SM Schools should be merged with Blue Valley School District, and Olathe and Desoto. Fire some administrators, consolidate and save the taxpayers money. Then the Mom on the board, Mrs.Deb Zila, should submit the answers now, for free--and then resign based on conflict of interest. Did she abstain from a line item on a SMSD board consent agenda that authorized her daughter's company's employment contract? That's how these things sneak through.