By: Diane Benjamin
This BHS and student walkout story is getting more serious.
If you missed the previous stories, catch up:
From the District 87 website about FOIA requests: https://www.district87.org/Page/309
Note: they want to charge .15 cents for FOIA requests after the first 50 pages.
The email below is in response to a FOIA request and claims 200 copies of the document handed to students only cost $1.68. Evidently BHS wants me to believe copy costs are less than 1/2 cent a page but they charge .15 cents.
They assumed I wouldn’t find out the document I requested was TWO pages. That’s not 200 copies – that’s 400. $1.68?
Read the email above again: District 87 was asked by a student . . . .
That is a lie!
I have the document, I know what’s on it. Next see part of another email I received by FOIA:
The majority of the document is exactly what is said in this email. That’s proof it wasn’t brought in by a student. See the entire email written by the principal – Tim Moore – here: Teachable Moment email
The above is also proof Tim Moore was pretending the document didn’t originate with him:
The Freedom of Information officer for District 87 lied to me about the document. Look at the email above again. Attachments: Take Action 4 Sensible Gun Reform.pdf.
Now look at who this email was sent to: BHS Staff
David Wood needs to check the SENT mail folder!
David Wood told me they didn’t have the document. Wood also claims they didn’t create it. Emails from Principal Moore show the document originated at BHS. The document was sent to all BHS staff and is still in their mail system. They have it.
It is a crime to use public funds for other than public purposes. This flyer did nothing to instruct students about school safety. It was community organizing for gun control. It even mentions the local March For Our Lives and a contest they can enter: Handgun Violence Student Voices Contest.
I doubt any discussion of law enforcement not doing their job in Florida happened. I doubt the Good Guy with a gun stopping another shooter in Maryland was mentioned either. Criminals don’t obey laws, the kids were told what new laws to support anyway.
Marc Tiritilli was fired for trying to save the district money.
Do liars get to keep their jobs? Tim Moore should be fired and charged with official misconduct for using public resources to promote a political agenda. David Wood should be removed as FOIA officer since complying with the law is too difficult for him.
From the Board Policies website: https://www.district87.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=335&dataid=117&FileName=3.060-Administrative%20Personnel%20-%20Administrative%20Responsibility%20of%20the%20Building%20Principal.PDF
Building Principals will be evaluated on their instructional leadership ability and their ability to maintain a positive educational and learning environment.
If Moore keeps his job, community organizing and lying about are his job description.
District 87 is teaching their students that doing the right thing gets you fired. (Tiritilli)
What is the District 87 Board going to teach them about lying and misuse of public funds?
I am 100% sure this is the document distributed to students: Emailing Take Action 4 Sensible Gun Reform
If District 87 does not produce the document I know they have, I will be filing a lawsuit against them. It doesn’t matter that I obtained it from a different source. They are required by law to give it to me.
What did Barry Reilly know and when did he know it? He was copied on all FOIA responses.