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Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint: No Cell Towers on School Grounds - Representation Neutered and Tax Equality Denied

Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint: No Cell Towers on School Grounds - Representation Neutered and Tax Equality Denied

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Published by Viola Davis
Memorandum
To: Clerk Barbara H. Sanders c/o DeKalb County Board of Ethics
CC: DeKalb County Board of Ethics, DeKalb Board of Education, and all appropriate parties
From: Viola Davis c/o Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter ministry
Date: 8/17/2012
Re: Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint: No Cell Tower on School Grounds – Representation Neutered and Tax Equality Denied
Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint: No Cell Tower on School Grounds – Representation Neutered and Tax Equality Denied

CONFIDENTIAL
In the name of transparency, ethics, and accountability, Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter ministry submit the Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint against the DeKalb County Board of Education on the issue of ‘No Cell Towers On School Grounds’ to identify violations of the board’s fiduciary responsibility to uphold their oath of office.

We have evidence of several violations of policy and ethics that have jeopardized the health of our children, property value of our homes, and decrease the overall quality of life of our citizens. To ensure the highest level of education for our children, we submit this ethics complaint to hold our elected officials accountable for actions that undermined their oath of office to work in the best interest of the children and our school system.

The Quality of Life Ethics Complaint on Cell Towers includes:
A. DeKalb Board of Education did not follow school policy.
B. DeKalb Board of Education did not properly inform the parents and homeowners of the placement of cell towers on school grounds.
C. DeKalb Board of Education had a conflict of interest to solely work with the PTA as an avenue to inform the public on the cell tower construction.
D. DeKalb Board of Education signed a 20+ year contract knowing that the board had denied a prior contract for more money on the policy that the school does not permit cell towers on school grounds.
The major issue we must verify involves the following questions:

• Did the Chairman of the Board of Education inform every member of the Board of Education of the prior cell phone tower contracts and the initial amount of the bid to construct the cell phone towers on school grounds?
• Did the Board of Education follow the finance governance policy evidenced by “not” providing Board members, staff, and/or the public with intentionally misleading information about matters pertaining to the Board or the District concerning the issue of cell phone towers on school grounds?


We, Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter and Coalition Members submit this ethics complaint to ensure transparency, ethics and accountability. We must send a message that the taxpayers, voters, parents, and homeowners will not tolerate an abuse of power mentality amongst our elected officials.

Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint against DeKalb County Board of Education members:
1. Tom Bowen (District 6)
2. Dr. Eugene P. Walker (District 9)
3. H. Paul Womack, Jr. (District 4)
4. Donald E. McChesney (District 2)
5. Pamela Speaks (District 8)
6. Sarah Copelin-Wood (District 3)
7. Jesse “Jay” Cunningham, Jr. (District 5)
We would prefer to exclude the following DeKalb County Board of Education members:
1. Nancy Jester (District 1)
2. Donna Edler (District 7)
See. DeKalb County Board of Ethics Complaint Request Form


Kind Regards



Viola Davis RN BSN
Memorandum
To: Clerk Barbara H. Sanders c/o DeKalb County Board of Ethics
CC: DeKalb County Board of Ethics, DeKalb Board of Education, and all appropriate parties
From: Viola Davis c/o Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter ministry
Date: 8/17/2012
Re: Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint: No Cell Tower on School Grounds – Representation Neutered and Tax Equality Denied
Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint: No Cell Tower on School Grounds – Representation Neutered and Tax Equality Denied

CONFIDENTIAL
In the name of transparency, ethics, and accountability, Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter ministry submit the Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint against the DeKalb County Board of Education on the issue of ‘No Cell Towers On School Grounds’ to identify violations of the board’s fiduciary responsibility to uphold their oath of office.

We have evidence of several violations of policy and ethics that have jeopardized the health of our children, property value of our homes, and decrease the overall quality of life of our citizens. To ensure the highest level of education for our children, we submit this ethics complaint to hold our elected officials accountable for actions that undermined their oath of office to work in the best interest of the children and our school system.

The Quality of Life Ethics Complaint on Cell Towers includes:
A. DeKalb Board of Education did not follow school policy.
B. DeKalb Board of Education did not properly inform the parents and homeowners of the placement of cell towers on school grounds.
C. DeKalb Board of Education had a conflict of interest to solely work with the PTA as an avenue to inform the public on the cell tower construction.
D. DeKalb Board of Education signed a 20+ year contract knowing that the board had denied a prior contract for more money on the policy that the school does not permit cell towers on school grounds.
The major issue we must verify involves the following questions:

• Did the Chairman of the Board of Education inform every member of the Board of Education of the prior cell phone tower contracts and the initial amount of the bid to construct the cell phone towers on school grounds?
• Did the Board of Education follow the finance governance policy evidenced by “not” providing Board members, staff, and/or the public with intentionally misleading information about matters pertaining to the Board or the District concerning the issue of cell phone towers on school grounds?


We, Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter and Coalition Members submit this ethics complaint to ensure transparency, ethics and accountability. We must send a message that the taxpayers, voters, parents, and homeowners will not tolerate an abuse of power mentality amongst our elected officials.

Quality Life for DeKalb Ethics Complaint against DeKalb County Board of Education members:
1. Tom Bowen (District 6)
2. Dr. Eugene P. Walker (District 9)
3. H. Paul Womack, Jr. (District 4)
4. Donald E. McChesney (District 2)
5. Pamela Speaks (District 8)
6. Sarah Copelin-Wood (District 3)
7. Jesse “Jay” Cunningham, Jr. (District 5)
We would prefer to exclude the following DeKalb County Board of Education members:
1. Nancy Jester (District 1)
2. Donna Edler (District 7)
See. DeKalb County Board of Ethics Complaint Request Form


Kind Regards



Viola Davis RN BSN

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QualityLifeforDeKalbEthicsComplaint:NoCellTowersonSchoolGrounds-RepresentationNeuteredandTaxEquityDenied
ByViolaDaviswithUnhappyTaxpayer&VoterInthenameoftransparency,ethics,andaccountability,UnhappyTaxpayer
&
VoterministrysubmittheQualityLifeforDeKalbEthicsComplaintagainsttheDeKalbCountyBoardofEducationontheissueof{NoCellTowersOnSchoolGrounds'toidentifyviolationsoftheboard'sfiduciaryresponsibilitytoupholdtheiroathofoffice.Wehaveevidenceofseveralviolationsofpolicyandethicsthathavejeopardizedthehealthofourchildren,propertyvalueofourhomes,anddecreasetheoverallqualityoflifeofourcitizens.Toensurethehighestlevelofeducationforourchildren,wesubmitthisethicscomplainttoholdourelectedofficialsaccountableforactionsthatunderminedtheiroathofofficetoworkinthebestinterestofthechildrenandourschoolsystem.Wewillexaminetheschoolpoliciesthatwereallegedlyviolatedinthefollowingareas:
1.
Domain
II:
StrategicPlanning-EachmemberoftheBoardagreesthatheorshewill:Reflectthroughactionsthathisorherfirstandforemostconcern
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fortheeducationalwelfareandacademicachievementofchildrenattendingschoolswithintheDistrict.DeKalbBoardofEducationworkwiththeBoardandtheSuperintendenttoensureprudentandaccountableusesoftheDistrict'sresources.Renderalldecisionsbased
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available
facts
and
his
orherindependentjudgment,andrefusetosurrenderhisorherjudgmenttoindividuals,specialinterestgroups,orpartisanbias.Upholdandenforceallapplicablelaws,therulesandregulationsoftheStateBoardofEducation,thepoliciesofthisBoard,andallcourtorderspertainingtotheDistrict.2.DomainIII:BoardandCommunityRelations-EachmemberoftheBoardagreesthatheorshewill:SeekregularandsystemiccommunicationsamongtheBoard,students,staff,andcommunity.NotuseDistrictresourcesforcommunityprogramswithouttheapprovaloftheBoard.
 
3.DomainIV:PolicyDevelopment-EachmemberoftheBoardagreesthatheorshe will:WorkwithotherBoardmemberstoestablisheffectivepoliciesfortheDistrict. BefamiliarwiththeBoardpoliciesineffectduringhisorhertenureinoffice.PeriodicallyreviewandevaluatetheeffectivenessoftheDistrict'sprogramsand performance.MakedecisionsonpolicymattersonlyafterfulldiscussionatpubliclyheldBoard meetings.4.DomainV:BoardMeetings-EachmemberoftheBoardagreesthatheorshewill:Beinformedandpreparedtodiscussagendaitemstobeconsideredoracted uponbytheBoard.WorkwithotherBoardmembersinaspiritofharmony,cooperation,andrespectinspiteofdifferencesofopinionthatmayariseduringthediscussion andresolutionofissuesatBoardmeetings.VoteforaclosedexecutivesessionoftheBoardonlywhenapplicablelaworBoardpolicypermitsconsiderationofamatterinexecutivesession.MakedecisionsinaccordancewiththeinterestsoftheDistrictasawholeandnotanyparticularsegmentthereof. 5.DomainVII:FinancialGovernance-EachmemberoftheBoardagreesthatheorshewill:RefrainfromusinghisorherpositionasaBoardmemberforpersonalor partisangainortobenefitanypersonorentityovertheinteresttheschoolsystem.NotsurrenderhisorherresponsibilitiesasaBoardmembertoanyotherperson,group,ororganization.NotprovideBoardmembers,staff,orthepublicwithintentionallymisleading informationaboutmatterspertainingtotheBoardortheDistrict. 6.ConflictsofInterest-EachmemberoftheBoardagreesthatheorshewill:AnnouncepotentialconflictsofinterestbeforeBoardactionistaken. NoBoardmembershalluse,orknowinglyallowtobeused,hisorherofficial positionoranyinformationnotgenerallyavailabletothepublicwhichheorshe receivesoracquiresinhisorhercapacityasaBoardmemberforthepurposeof securingfinancialgainforhimselforherself,anymember
ofhis
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associated.7.Disclosureof
ConflictingInterest
Policy

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