More Unit 5 emails

By:  Diane Benjamin I filed this FOIA request: Copies of all complaints filed in any form against all coaches employed or volunteering in the Unit 5 school district for the last three years – 2015, 2016, 2017. Copies of all responses to the above complaints. I’m only going to post what is applicable to the […]

Unit 5: Not good enough

By:  Diane Benjamin We are expected to believe a dedicated 15 year football coach suddenly decided he needed to spend more time with his family. It’s a great idea, but it’s difficult to believe he wouldn’t have planned his departure and made sure a great coach was in place so the program wouldn’t suffer. That […]

Unit 5 – story corrections

By:  Diane Benjamin The spontaneous Executive Session was not held on November 13th, it was held on November 8th at the end of a regular meeting.  It was held in response to some disgruntled parents. The Board briefly recessed, hopefully not to discuss whether to hold an Executive Session.  Holding any discussions outside of a […]

UPDATE: Unit 5 Board: Illegal meeting

See corrections in this story:  https://blnnews.com/2018/01/11/unit-5-story-corrections/ By:  Diane Benjamin I wish my kids had been coached by Darren Hess.  The parents who spoke at last night’s School Board meeting proved Hess was a great mentor and role model for the players and their families.  Great coaches don’t happen often, supporters are crushed to lose this one.  […]

Updates: Miller Park, Normal West

By:  Diane Benjamin About this story:  https://blnnews.com/2017/12/22/food-ban-at-miller-park/ A few people are trying to convince me that food won’t be banned at Miller Park, but I can’t get them to explain what Jay Tetzloff meant when he aid: “Once we have a concession stand you won’t be able to bring your food in” I’m told that when […]

UPDATE: BHS: It’s Freedom OF Religion

Today we got answers.  The coach is moving to a school where God isn’t banned. ———— BHS may want to see this story:  Football-Coach-Fired-for-Praying-With-Team-Turns-Tables-on-School-District-n2203386 “Bremerton School District’s actions violate Coach Kennedy’s First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise, as well as his rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, […]

Fly on the Wall: Coliseum Football

I hear another Coliseum team has gone out of business. Football is gone, owner David Holt left town months ago.  He said the team would continue without him, but now he has cleaned out his office permanently. Anybody sensing a pattern? The CIAM contract requires a football team.  How many contract violations is CIAM up […]