Bob Parks

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Newsflash: Jim Notter Wasn't the Real Problem

    Jim Notter couldn't even tell the truth as the was going out the door. The Broward schools superintendent made a surprise announcement that he was retiring yesterday, leaving three years left on a contract that pays him $299,000 a year. Notter always did pretend to be boss, but he ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Time To Unmask The Political Operative Behind Online Extortion Attempt

    For those pining for arrests coming from the statewide grand jury investigation, all hope isn't lost. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which served as the investigative arm of the grand jury, has compiled all kinds of intelligence during the investigation and could produce charges in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    Grand Jury Slams Jennifer Gottlieb's "Beachside Boondoggle"

    The Sun-Sentinel obtained some comments from school boarder defending themselves from the findings of the statewide grand jury.   Said Broward Schools Supt. Jim Notter: "I've built a 37-year career by being passionate about digging through the data, emphasizing accountability and gett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    Grand Jury Report: School Board Blew Hundreds of Millions of Taxpayers Dollars While In Lobbyists' Pocket

    Well, it's finally official. The Broward County School Board wasted hundreds of millions of your dollars while doing the bidding of a select group of contractors and lobbyists. You've been reading about that here for the past five years. Now the statewide grand jury has found the same thing.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Former School Board Construction Chief Talked of "Machine"

    When we stop to remember Michael Garretson, we should never forget that the late School Board construction chief led the spending of a billion dollars a year in what was one of the largest and most damaging school building booms in Broward County history. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Broward School Board Continues Lawyer Fiasco

    The Broward County School Board has a bad case of emeritus. You might think that after the stink caused by the Broward County School Board's plan to give outgoing Ed Marko a $266,000 salary to serve as general counsel emeritus (for the unwashed that's pronounced  ih-MEH-ri-tus, not really like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Get a Jackhammer to City Hall

    ‚ÄčAbove, you can see former Tamarac Mayor Joe Schreiber at City Hall pointing out the "two bums" honored with pavers in the walkway. One is Marc Sultanof, the former vice mayor charged last week with bribery and other crimes for allegedly taking car payments and cash from dirty developers Bruce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    When it comes to the poor Sun-Sentinel, old habits are hard to break. That newspaper followed the crushing handshake story yesterday afternoon and who was the lead witness the newspaper found? Stephanie Kraft. Indicted, deposed, disgraced still-clinging-to-public-life Stephani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    FEMA Bombshell: School Board Can't Account For $15 million In Post-Wilma Spending

    FEMA conducted an audit of Broward School Board spending of federal funds after hurricanes Katrina and Wilma and found the school board may have squandered millions of dollars, according to a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security this week.. "The School Board did not account for FEMA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2010

    Yes On Amendment 8; More On School Board Leak Scandal

    Time to talk about Amendment 8 real quick. Vote for it. ‚ÄčAmendment 8 is the one that is going to give Florida school boards a little more flexibility on class sizes that were mandated by the 2002 class-size amendment. Since then the legislature has appropriated about $18 billion to fund tha ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009
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    November 8, 2007

    Animal Farm

    At the Broward County School Board, the chickens cry foul

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    Till Firing Bad News

    Sun-Sentinel/Andrew Innerarity The more I think of the firing of Frank Till, the more I think it stinks. Why make the school board a more rudderless ship than it already was? Instead of throwing the district into conflict and disarray -- which is exactly what Stephanie Kraft, Robin Bartleman, B ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    This School May Cause Cancer

    The stalled reconstruction of Deerfield Middle School has littered the campus with a carcinogen. So why are students still there?

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Incompetence 101

    An F in economics. That's what the Broward County school board earned when they rushed to fire construction firm Church and Tower, only to be sued for millions.

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Chute to Kill

    In October a skydiver named Mike McDonald made a fatal leap. He was the third client of Skydive Palm Beach to die in a year.

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Does Not Compute

    Dillard High School's Emerging Computer Technology magnet program is missing just one thing: emerging technology