Thursday, August 28, 2014

Oh where oh where is the Exectutive Special Education Director McWilliams ?

From Deputy Superintendent Charles E. Wright
Dear Seattle Public Schools principals, teachers and staff,

Wyeth Jessee, who is currently Executive Director of Leadership Development and former Broadview-Thomson K-8 principal, will be temporarily serving as Interim Executive Director of Special Education while Zakiyyah McWilliams is on leave. 

 Charlles Wright I want to thank the Special Education team for their hard work over the summer, and assure our staff and community that we are diligent about meeting the requirements and timelines outlined in our revised Comprehensive Corrective Action Plan (C-CAP) and to ensure we are meeting the needs of all of our students.

Who do they think they're fooling.  What HARD work?

To me it looks like the august 19th meeting was about McWilliams

Executive Session:
Review the Performance of a Public Employee, Potential Litigation,
and Evaluating a Complaint against a Public Employee
Tuesday August 19, 2014 6:30 PM
Board Office, John Stanford Center
1.Executive Session. Director Peaslee announced at 7:04 PM that the executive session
regarding the performance of a public employee,
potential litigation,
and evaluating a complaint against a public employee was scheduled to go until 8:00PM. The meeting immediately recessed into executive session.

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM.
All Directors were present.
Staff present was Interim Superintendent Larry Nyland,
General Counsel Ron English,
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning Michael Tolley, and
Deputy General Counsel John Cerqui.
Also in attendance was outside counsel Jeff Freimund.
The meeting adjourned at 9:25 PM

Update :

Zaklyyah McWllllams Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 3:22 PM
To: deborah mcknlght
HI Deborahll
I am responding to you from my gmall account as RCW 42.56.230(3) I need your
advise on whether or not to let Seattle know that we know each other. It may give cause to question the RFP process. •
1. Burning Issues:
a). The IT Department handles all SPED data; however, data and state/federal reports are often inaccurate, which
impacts funding. IT should pro"de a seNce/tool - not dictate how departments do their work. SPED needs to
own our own data If we ever expect to be compliant and recelw all funding that we are entitled to.
b) The SPED parents are abusive, out of control and do not trust the district. I can elaborate more on the conference call.

By Leah Todd
Seattle Times staff reporters

Before a special-education consulting firm won a $150,000 contract with Seattle Public Schools earlier this year, the head of the district’s special-education department emailed the group copies of its competitors’ bids, a months-long district probe has concluded.

Zakiyyah McWilliams also used her personal email address in an attempt to skirt public-records laws and avoid co-workers she thought were untrustworthy, investigators hired by the district wrote. The investigators also said McWilliams failed to disclose a friendship with one of the lead consultants on the team that ultimately got the job.

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