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Wednesday, 20th August 2014

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Lovelace in fight for LTISD Board seat

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Place 6 on the LTISD Board is up for election in the May 10th elections - early voting for which starts Monday the 28th.

 

Local education activist David Lovelace is standing for the seat versus William Beard. Lovelace is famous for his large volume open records requests and has filed almost 5,000 document requests in the last 9 years which, opponents claim, have cost the LTISD over $1 million.

 

 

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Thank you so much for reminding the community why Lovelace should never be elected to the LTISD board. He has personally done more to waste LTISD resources than the rest of the community combined.

Rock on Bee Cave Bee !
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Let me remind you that all documents requested are public information and shouldn't cost a dime to share. If there's nothing to hide, why is it all so private? Speaking of wasting money. Our precious "good ole boy" school board thinks it okay to pay administrators absorbent amounts of money and our school system supposedly is having financial problems again. Imagine that!
$272,000.00 is a ridiculous amount of money to pay a school superintendent, do your homework people! look at other Texas school districts pay scales. Or maybe we can hire an assistant to an assistant to do that for us.
FYI... i do not know Lovelace just heard about him. Very few will stand for what is right in this world, way to many sheep.
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If your not willing to support the disabled in our community and offer them the support they are entitled to, then go ahead and bash on Lovelace.
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Anyone can read 'facts' in newspapers, TV and local media. What they do not print is what the LTISD did to His 'Special Needs' child and to His Family. Had someone publicly made a display out of your own 'Special Needs' minor child, you would have reacted to the same situation. Has anyone ever taken the time to ask of what really went on and what made Mr. Lovelace take the actions he felt he was forced to take so many years ago? Things that the public will never hear. We have a child in the 'Special needs' program. For every lil' thing our child has ever needed or the family has asked for from LTISD in providing an education, our family has had to literally ask/beg for a meeting at the school with the proper people involved. If and when a meeting is finely set up, the pre-enacted meeting by the school officials has already been rehearsed and decided. What any school district does not want to do is make a 'Special Needs' student's name public and identify what the Special Needs child has been diagnosed with. Mr. Lovelace, from His beginning in all His requests for files, documentations, tapes, etc. all stems from His own 'Special Needs' child having their identity made public through the wide distribution in the media. It not only told the public His child's name but also what His private records had in them. This child, along with many more, were exposed to all kinds of bad publicity, possible contacts from predators and more. When LTISD 'shunned' Mr. Lovelace when he started asking questions and trying to protect his son and all the others named, LTISD was reluctant on releasing any information. Thus Mr. Lovelace hired a lawyer to get records and to defend a minor of 'Special Needs'. There is a lot more to this story than just what gossip and mass media has printed. No, we do not plan to vote for Mr. Lovelace, but it is not because of heresays, gossip, bad mouths, bullies in this area or whatever the reason. We have a person in our area who we will vote for.
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Unfortunately, LTISD has a horrid history concerning special needs students and seems to be trapped in a legal strategy that does not serve the needs of these students and ultimately degrades service to all students. It is a shame that we still have public school administrations and school boards that shun special needs students.
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If any public disclosure was made, it was because of DL's hamfisted attempt to paralyze LTISD's staff with overwhelming requests for information, wasting countless man-hours and dollars.

Lovelace filed TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR public information requests (footnote 11). It is every citizen's right to petition the school for legitimate public documents. However, Lovelace abused the process to the extent that he sent voluminous requests by email, fax, and letters for the same information, over and over again. At one point, a district fax machine was so tied up receiving requests that Lovelace then resorted to emailing entire staffs. This is all known.

Rather than discreetly working with teachers, principals, and other staff members for the benefit of his child, Lovelace used a sledge hammer of vindictiveness. Rather than work with a few people, Lovelace blasted as many as he could reach. If any disclosure was made, it was through his own actions.

Most educators approach their jobs with a spirit of working in the best interest of the child. Sadly, parents and teachers do not always see eye to eye on what is best for the child, but that does not give anyone the excuse to hold an entire district hostage with capricious acts. There is no good that will come from putting him on the school board.
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Anonymous wrote:
If any public disclosure was made, it was because of DL's hamfisted attempt to paralyze LTISD's staff with overwhelming requests for information, wasting countless man-hours and dollars.

You need to investigate a bit more.

I don't believe that the Bee Cave Bee is interested in actually researching this topic for readers.
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Good, bad or ugly, I don’t know, but my kids tell me he puts on quite an science demo at school. Just how bad can he be? How could one man do so much evil? Some people will believe anything. Guess we need our own urban legend around here.
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The requests should have kept going. Lots of very inappropriate work goes on in that district. Just ask the current C&I director (former SPED director) about all the times she asked her staff to forge parent signatures on documents or the value of what she said in some meetings but never acknowledged in documentation. Check the formatting or turn on "track changes" to see how information is moved or isolated. Everything in records is now digitized though to make searching easier!
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