Patrons of the Deer Valley Community, April 4, 2014
It has been brought to my attention that at this Tuesday's board meeting, April 8th, the superintendent will seek approval from the governing board to non renew, (terminate) the contracts of Mrs. Dobbs and Mr. Allen. As the president of the Deer Valley Football Booster Club I am deeply saddened and offended by this action.
I along with many of you were led to believe that the district was working hand in hand with Mrs. Dobbs in defending our students and program against the AIA's blatant claim of alleged recruiting. Is this how our superintendent works on behalf of our children's benefit? Should we all assume that his actions to seek termination have nothing to do with the current litigation that involves current associate superintendent's, the district athletic director, 3 board members and the superintendent himself!
I have been able to review the entire set of documents that were forwarded by Mr. Hobson, who represents Mrs. Dobbs, Mr. Allen, the Sestak's- Calhoun's and Mitchell's. After reading through all the affidavits, it has become quite apparent that our superintendent along with his inner circle of cohorts, were not the least bit interested in protecting our students. Their plan was quite nefarious, to seek the removal of Mrs. Dobbs and Mr. Allen from their respective positions at Deer Valley. I will not hesitate to demand a response from the superintendent in regards to his current contribution to the upcoming AIA appeal. It seems quite apparent that the only individual who is actually defending our 2 students is Mrs. Dobbs, through the actions of her attorney. In this 120 plus page response I see no direct involvement from the superintendent and his staff. What is apparent in the affidavits given is that at no time during the early stages of this episode back in August of 2013, did the district offer any assistance to the administrative team at Deer Valley regarding this issue. The best term I would offer is “they were thrown under the bus” by the AIA along with certain district office employees.
I am appealing to the entire Deer Valley Community, to make their presence known at this Tuesday's board meeting. All local news stations will be contacted, speakers will demand an explanation from any board member who chooses to proceed ahead with this motion, and make them aware that they will be held accountable for their actions.
Lastly and most important, it has come to my attention that several pieces of evidence have now surfaced that will play a significant role in the upcoming state and federal lawsuits against the district and AIA. A public document exists that was sent to the AIA by non other than our district athletic director Bill Gahn, where he admits guilt by Deer Valley for playing 2 ineligible players. The only problem is that this document is a falsified document. It was submitted after the response by Mrs. Dobbs to the AIA who categorically stated the students were not ineligible! Under AIA bylaws, only the principal has the authority to submit the schools response to alleged violations, no one else.
What infuriates me as it will our patrons, is this false document was given to the Governing Board members when they were determining the appeal cases of Mrs. Dobbs and Mr. Allen and was the only document made available, which once again stated the 2 athletes were ineligible! One question that we will demand to have answered by the superintendent will be “why was the actual legitimate document
forwarded by Mrs. Dobbs to the AIA not made available to the Governing Board when determining the fate of Mrs. Dobbs and Mr. Allen? What individual or group of individuals are responsible for this egregious act?
Are the three Governing Board members who voted that night to follow through with suspension and eventual termination, aware now that they based their decision on a falsified document? More importantly, do they understand that further discipline will only exacerbate the issue and result in more substantial punitive measures against our district at the expense of the taxpayers?
We will make all this information available to the media and public since it is part of public record. We will leave no stone unturned, until we are given the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!!
See you all Tuesday 7.00pm, at the District Office, on 15th Ave just north of the 101 Freeway. Arrive Early. Make your presence felt!
President Deer Valley Football Booster Club