In light of yesterday’s (July 6th 2016), “breaking news” story in the HDT.
I’ve been fielding a lot of “what do you think” questions.
Really, who am i, but a concerned parent and community member?
My opinion is no more important than yours, or anyone else’s.
I am however someone who has felt the school district has mishandled multiple situations, that should have garnered quick and easy decisions.
See RIGHT and WRONG here!!
I’m also someone whose been unafraid to stand up and voice my feelings in a public manner. All be damned if you DO NOT like it!!
I haven’t been so publicly vocal to gain friends, or make enemies… although I’ve been told I’ve gathered people on both sides!! 😉 😉
I simply DO NOT care what anyone thinks of me!!
Yet again, I’ve been vocal because it’s NOT about me….. However, it is the right thing to do. … for my children, your children and the community’s children.
Despite popular belief, by certain individuals… I DO NOT live in Colorado… I DO NOT know everything, and I AM a very active member of this community!!
Ok, Ok, Ok…..
Well, since I’ve been asked……. 😉 😉 😉
I’m disappointed in the fact this teacher was given an opportunity to resign at all!! The school board should’ve continued with a termination; whereas that record of termination would stick to his record like glue; and warn other school districts of his deviant behavior towards young girl’s. Is this another male teacher/administrator that I have to follow their job search?? So be it!!
With that said…..
I’m not privy to any of the behind the scenes information; but the district probably had their reasons to proceed in this manner. Maybe saving themselves from a long drawn out court battle? Maybe a year’s wages, and three year’s health coverage was a deal compared to the alternative for us the tax payers?
It does not make it right, and I’m giving the district the benefit of the doubt here…. something (if you’ve been following along), i have not done in the past!!
Don’t worry, I’m not getting soft!!
Read on to see that fact!! 😉
With this teacher gone, the safety of the students will be vastly improved!!
I think this quote says a lot about what a little perverted predator of young girls this teacher is…..
“Considering the circumstances surrounding the school district as well as being a head coach, I decided to seek career opportunities that better align with my family and best interests in mind.”
You mean to tell me, by you sending pictures of your genitalia to young high school girls, buying them alcohol, and smoking marijuana with these same young high school aged girls, these actions didn’t voluntarily put you in this situation?? I find it scary that you DO NOT see, that YOU are/were part of the problem!!
You self-centered arrogant little man…. I’d have more respect for you, if you’d have stood up, like a man, and admitted your mistakes with a strong backbone. Instead you choose to hide behind some preconceived statement!!??!!
Both you and your wife have already brought shame to your family…. to a once fine school district, (that is/was trying to recover from another deviant perverts behavior) and to the community as a whole!!
I could care less about you two as adults!! You’ve made your own bed, now sleep in it!!
I feel for your children!! To be a child in this day and age, and have your parents do something so STUPID for the whole community to witness, plus and above all else, their peers??
I’m sorry kids!!
Why is it, I feel the need to apologize for other adults lack of morality and proper judgment??
It’s a sad sad retrospective of the society we live in today!!
Which brings me to….. Ha Ha
School board chair John Berklich…the community, and Fleming’s victims are still waiting for an apology from you, and the school board…. pertaining to Mr. Fleming’s PROVEN… let me say that again John…. PROVEN misconduct!!
Did you really think I’d miss an opportunity to call you out as an ignorant coward??
Do the right thing John!!
Your silence is showing your lack of a spine!!
Your lack of the willingness to do what is RIGHT!!
Do you even listen to your fellow board member’s and their opinions; or is your “incestuial knowledge” so deeply rooted in your being that you know nothing else??
Also, for concerned community members, concerned parents, and just for the purpose of complete and total transparency; I think the school board’s determination on discipline of the four other ISD #701 employees that were under investigation, should be made public.
Of course sensitive information does not need to be released, but saying something publicly would go a long way with the community.
Lastly, thank you Mr. Johnson for standing up for our communities children, saying enough of this perverted behavior already!!
Thank you also to Mr. Clover, Mr. Vincent and Ms. Nyberg; I do not envy the frustration and ignorance dealing with the other three board members twice a month must be like.
As always, these are MY thoughts and words, and MINE alone!
My name is Joe Sacco