Friday, July 27, 2012

Reynoso Asks For Investigation Into Affair Among Hayward School Board Members

Luis Reynoso
HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD SCANDAL | Just hours after an explosive account Wednesday of two Hayward school board officials caught in an alleged secret affair, the board began dealing with the potential ramifications of the improper relationship, including a call by board member Luis Reynoso for an investigation into the matter.

“This is unconscionable,” said Reynoso of the alleged affair between board members Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia detailed in The Citizen. “If we had this going on between a teacher and a principal, believe me, we would fire the teacher and principal and we’ve done this before.”

Reynoso, long a critic of Armas, later asked Hayward School Superintendent Donald Evans to review the allegations. “I want an investigation on this,” said Reynoso. “This does not go lightly in any board and we need to know what our actions are going to be. Something needs to be done and I’m not going to just let it go.” But, Armas interjected, saying a call for an investigation was not agendized for Wednesday’s meeting. “You’re interrupting,” Reynoso shot back.

It was not the only exchange between Reynoso and Armas during last Wednesday’s four hour meeting. At the end of earlier remarks over the burgeoning scandal, Reynoso concluded by saying, “I’m going to hold back” until receiving language on a potential new policy. “So, that was holding back?” Armas interrupted.

“Yeah, this is serious business—what you guys are doing,” Reynoso responded. “You’re on the school board and you’re doing this?” Armas, the board's president, then allowed Heredia time to speak. “I would like to focus on what is before us and not innuendos on the Internet or people’s dating practices,” Heredia said.

 Fellow school board member Lisa Brunner also urged focus on the district’s student, many of whom will be returning to the classroom next month. “I ran for the school board, too, but to focus on students and the business at hand and I can honestly say that I butt out of everyone’s personal business unless it does directly affect the students.” Armas later added, “It is important to stay focused on the education of our children.”

The the less-than-forceful comments led Reynoso to say, "I'm very discouraged that other board members are not talking about this. Yes, we are a family and, yes, we do need to speak up and action needs to be taken." He later added, "If we don't take action to fix this, I really think you should recall all of us, including me."

The fifth member of the board, William McGee, did not comment on the subject during the meeting, but afterwards, told The Citizen he would like to see changes to the board’s policy on such relationships. A discussion over updating the board’s policies and conduct was already slated for last Wednesday’s agenda. Its current set of policies, according to staff, has not been updated for 20 years.

“There needs to be policy about what was written about and what is being alleged is going on and what looks like is possibly true.” He later offered adding “a vote of no-confidence when trust is compromised” among the document’s revisions. McGee also spoke to the potential of impropriety when two board members may be entering into a secret alliance within the board. “Like Dr. Reynoso said, I put in my time and I think everyone is on the up and up, but then you find out it’s not and then I say to myself, ‘So, this is why this vote went this way?’” McGee did not specify what vote or votes he suspects may have been manipulated.

Long-time Hayward resident Jim Drake, a frequent commenter at many public meetings in the city, worried about the example being set by the alleged behavior. "I became aware of an article today in the East Bay Citizen and it has to do with morals," he said. "If there's any truth to this, each one of you up here are setting morals for our kids and, if there is truth there, you need to resign."

Reynoso, though, was not done with twisting the knife into his board rivals, and used the discussion on board policy to bring up the alleged affair, yet again. “The board can only happen as an entity, but what happens when two of us have a relationship?” he said. “When you have these secret relationships among board members you have a conflict of interest, you have collusion, you have undue influence among the vote. You don’t have an independent vote anymore.” He then referenced a similar affair that occurred on the Hayward City Council in 2010 between a sitting councilwoman and city manager. “We don’t have anything to deal with this and the city council--they didn’t have anything in place, either.”



  1. Louis Reynoso is a courageous man and has probably put a big target on his back should he choose to run for re-election. He has been the conscience for the HUSD community since he was elected and has risked ridicule by speaking out over and over.

    He is bright and absolutely knows what he is talking about when it comes to school finances and education. It is unfortunate that his style doesn't seem to be one that people admire. Instead they criticize him for being direct and call him a fool. Anyone who thinks he is a fool, should look in the mirror.

    Speaking of running again, I just found out that anyone who wants to run for a seat on the board must shell out $2,500.00+ for the privilege. Know anybody who has that kind of money, besides Armas and his friend Heredia????

    1. What is the 2500 for?

  2. Obviously Armas, Heredia, Brunner are in for the long haul. Their statements all sound coordinated. Did they break the Brown Act and discuss how they would respond to these allegations. Brunner is stupid because these two are just one giant whirlpool destined to swallow her up even if she didn't do anything wrong. Those text messages are just so outlandish, but nobody is refuting them. I hesistant to say this, but I say GUILTY!

  3. No policy changes in 20 years? That's 1992. The school board didn't even know about the internet back then and Armas only stood 3 feet tall and OJ was a free man.

  4. I'm a retired citizen of Hayward and have been a part of this community for forty years. In all my time here, I've never seen anyone like Reynoso either on city council or elsewhere. I've just become aware that he might not run again for the school board, which is very sad.

    Brunner and McGee are cowards for not speaking up- they prefer not to expose their ideas so as to avoid being criticized. On the other hand, Reynoso was brave to voice his concerns. Reynoso is courageous, but the cowards will go after him because it is easier to blame the whistle-blower than the wrong-doers.

    I really hope he will run again, so that we can continue to have a voice in the midst of all this chaos.

  5. Personally, I find Reynoso both irritating and amazing. I am amazed at his perseverance. I am irritated because it is so painful to watch someone be consistently marginalized by the group.

    I am not used to conflict on our boards. I am used to people going along to get along. I am used to people who cannot stand apart from the crowd not even for the public good.

    We often talk about the value of diversity, but when someone is actually different, we fight to keep them silent. How hypocritical is that? It makes me wonder what they are doing to our children.

    I'm not surprised that they raised the cost of becoming a candidate. That will eliminate the riffraff. Obviously the board is only open to people just like them. So much for democracy.

    When will the people have had enough?

  6. Reynoso brings a lot of attention to the negative but he is negative again. I honestly hope that Armas, Heredia & Reynoso don't run again. They are all horribke. Reynoso is like a little hobbit and seems like he never learned how to be quiet. Yea he is good for bringing it up, but stop being so argumentative. I don't even wanna listen to him about this cause he isn't realistic on the other stuff.

    Armas needs to go back to snuff village. He is a fury little Nome who wants to be powerful and is upset cause he isn't tall. He knows nothing about schools. Why is he on the board? He tan for Chabot board and got beat. BADLY. And how does his wife and kids deal with this? Maybe the wife needs to take a play out of Heredia's book and separate.

    And Heredia looks dumb. Like her brain is stuck on stupid. She rambles on and on and on and says nothing. Feel sorry for her children and Ex.

    Let's get then out so we can focus on the real needs oF Hayward school district. Recall 2012.

  7. I wonder what Kathy Booth thinks? She is a wealth of information.

  8. The money is for printing ballot statements in several languages. In the past, HUSD had a "set aside" for general elections to assist candidates with costs. I guess that doesn't exist now or it is not important to HUSD that the playing field is level.

  9. I wonder what Mayor Sweeney, the ever present critic of HUSD, has to say now that his friend Jesus has brought shame to the district? For that matter this scandal has brought shame to the entire city.

    So Mayor Sweeney, what say you? Or do you belong to the group that says "this is a personal matter" and really doesn't affect students and staff?

  10. to 5:52 I think your comments of Reynoso "I don't even wanna listen to him about this cause he isn't realistic on the other stuff." That tells me that you are corrupt too and you are being described perfectly in the top posting 4:19. You must be a fool and a coward.

  11. I went to the school board and i was shocked to hear all of this. I am reposting from someone else but they are funny and you cannot miss this.

    Heredia is a plaintiff for families fighting to get qualified teachers??!!?? What??!!?? She is as dumb as a door knob and sleazy and unethical to qualify as a school board member her self.

    At least Lisa Dummer oops I mean Brunner is only dumb as a door knob but she does not break the Brown Act. i wish she will not speak ever again Lisa makes such bad noise when she speaks it hurts my ears.

    Jesus Armas he needs to go away from this area, pack it up little horny mouse it is time to gather your crumbs and leave. He is an other crooked sleazy bag that is also very dumb. When you really pay attention to what he says you realize he says nothing and many people have told me the same thing. All he has done is made sure his kids got hired, his wife get a good retirement and a principal to get away with $10K.

    The three dumb mouseketeers need to go Lisa Dummer, Maribele Hardon, and Jesus Armpits these 3 idiots cause the Hayward High principal to come back and hire many other people that were no good.

  12. Sorry but I am reposting this other because it is funny and matches here too. As this person questions if Maribel Heredia and Jesus Armas about whether they have class.

    Class??? From Jesus Armpits and Maribele Hardon are you kidding?

    Maribel Heredia and Jesus Armas are not going anywhere they made that clear by not even denying the affair.

    Anyone that will behave that way as a board member tells all of us that they have no class. But again they are not going away because Lisa Dummer Brunner and Nilly Willy MCgee did nothing to support Mr. Reynoso for any kind of board action. Yep I was there.

    I am going to agree with Mr. Reynoso and lets get all of them off the board and including Mr. Reynoso because I think what he was saying is that we need a whole new board and we are not going to get rid of anyone unless we get rid of all.

    Now that suggestion is class someone that is willing to sacrifice himself to save the integrity of the board when others do nothing.

  13. Since Hayward Mayor Sweeney and the Council have always been criticizing HUSD and claiming that city of Hayward problems are due to the lousy schools then we have to wonder why are they not helping on this matter with their former city manager Jesus Armas indiscretions at the school board and their darling Maribel Heredia.

    Where is that tempered steel backbone of Sweeney, Peixoto, Halliday, Zermeno, Salinas, Jones, and Mendall?

    We have to ask were are they now? Is their lack of action confirming the postings here that Reynoso is one of a kind politician in the area with any kind of courage?

    Here is the link for the contact page and the contact info. Email them and called them. Our schools need all the brave politicians we can muster?

    Contact them and watch them hide under a rock or make an excuse why they cannot get involve.


    Michael Sweeney , Mayor
    (510) 583-4340

    Council Member Marvin Peixoto - Mayor Pro Tempore
    (510) 583-4356

    Council Member Barbara Halliday
    (510) 583-4358

    Council Member Francisco Zermeño
    (510) 583-4352

    Council Member Mark Salinas
    (510) 583-4357

    Council Member Greg Jones
    (510) 583-4355

    Council Member Al Mendall
    (510) 583-4353

    Good Luck.

  14. Reynoso is getting lots of praise. Is Reynoso writing the articles and comments?

  15. no Maribelle he isn't.

  16. The person who posted the above info on the Mayor and City Council made a mistake. The email addresses should read as follows:

    Please note that each name has a . inbetween the first and last name.

  17. oops now that I look at it again I see the .

  18. So if none of this affects the students and staff, we need to insist that the board do it's job and get things done. Stop focusing on the bull and get to business!

  19. it does affect students and staff.

    students are not getting what they need because the board members are too caught up in themselves, trying to be sneaky, liking to hear themselves talk, arguing, etc. and so on.

    Staff are not focused. This has been the talk at the school sites, district office, and the city. This is a huge distraction and these numskulls need to get out of office. no way around it.

    i dont see what heredia sees in armas. she should be able to see over the top of him. they are both the same height. just had an image of the crotchless panties? she wear those at board meetings for car play after?

    armas is a true family man. yea. messed up two families here, hers and his. well maybe one since his family condones his actions.

    get out of office you 2. seriously 3 seats up, 3 new members.

  20. Like I said in another posting.
    Very soon all filthy corrupt people in Hayward will be attacking reporter Tavares and board person Reynoso that gets me pissed.
    I watched the whole board meeting and even saw Tavares there. I had no idea the school board was so bad. That Luis Reynoso is one ballsy sharp cookie and I am dumbfounded why he gets no support to deal with this problem because what Will McGee did by saying nothing and Lisa Bruner by saying is"that is Personal" says how corrupt and cowardly that board is.
    I like the part where Reynoso said he did not want to become a dentist because then he be pulling teeth all day long and he feels like a dentist doing business on the school board. Funny as hell. I never heard anyone ask for a contract on a contigency basis in governemnt if the services are so guarenteed and I know that went by alot people but not by me and that was when an atendance technology program was being purchased. i dont think anyone on that board has the business background or education background like Reynoso.

    So I just want to thank reporter Mr. Tavares for being so brave and reporting on this story and for Mr. Reynoso for his bravery to read the story into the minutes and ask for investigation.

  21. to 7:58 where is that Latino Machismo association in politics to clean up their act.

    Francisco Zermeno and Mark Salinas I paid attention in your classes at Chabot college on the subject to what needs to be done to have a better government and how to address corruption. The topic was always about how the government was against Latinos with unethical policies.

    So where are you now? Why are you not out coming publicly to resolve this? I knew then you were all talk , both of you. Both of you characters are yellow belly jelly fish.

    Are you friends with Jesus Armas and Maribele Heredia is that why you do nothing?

  22. I am concerned. Rumors are flying that this affair was not a well kept secret and silence was traded for votes. If the integrity of the board has been compromised and the main players will not resign then they must be removed democratically. The idea that HEA had some knowledge of the affair and promised support in exchange for a change of a vote, brings into question the integrity of the HEA leadership team.

  23. My comment will be for some people who fit in. I my own opinion the city,husd,etc. Are connected
    each other they are corrupts, no moral, arrogants, playing in their circus. Please do not feel offended if you are not one of them. All my respect for Dr. Reynoso who allways speak the true I know the true is painful, but it is allways better.

  24. What I find interesting is the fact that none of the Bay Area newspapers has touched this story. The story of the Assembylwoman thief, Nadia's sex and drugs scandal, the same type of immoral and unethical behavior was all over the news. Yet, this local school board scandal doesn't get a mention. I guess the reason is they were all out scooped on this one. By the way, anyone that thinks this doesn't affect the students or the school staff are in total denial, or friends and supporters of the two individuals intimately involved.

  25. Reynoso seems to be the least respected BOE member. The Board Presidents, that he has served under, constantly cut him off. I remember the BOE Meeting when Sarah Gonzales called for security to remove him. But, I have to admit, as unconventional as Reynoso appears, he is the only one with real sense. It's apparent that he reads his materials as well as does further research. Reynoso takes every decision seriously and thinks for himself. He has accused Armas of conflict of interest several times before Armas' "off site" relationship with Heredia was made public. Regarding other issues, Reynoso seems to be the only one who see things from a teacher's point of view. I'd like to see Reynoso remain on the Board.

  26. Reynoso is the victim of the standard Democratic playbook of making the conservative sound crazy or demented. He is neither. I hope he continues to grandstand because it turns out everything he was complaining about is turning out to be true.

  27. 1:10 yes he does do a bit of grandstanding but I like it. If Reynoso was not there this board would be getting away with anything.

    Jesus Armpits and Maribel Hardon please resign so that we may call you again as Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia. Save the little respect you have left for the sake of the students, teachers, and most important your families.

    Oh and Lisa Brunner you are a big disappointment by making your dumb comments of the affair as personal matter and not a board matter. The name people here are giving you is right. Lisa Dumber. You too Lisa please resign.

  28. 12:39 I am disappointed. If you look at his website I don't think he is running luisreynoso.com. It is going to be very very hard to find someone like him. Just as the comment 5:00pm from our senior here have mentioned in the years I have been here myself have never seen anyone like Reynoso in politics. He is the real deal. Our other city council and state politicians can take a lesson from him.

  29. I hope we don’t expect Hayward politicians to step up to the plate and take a stand regarding the affair. Let's not forget that council member Salinas' wife is the Executive Director of Academic Affairs at the Hayward schools district office. Mark Salinas and Jesus Armas are best friends. And Armas is friends with our Alameda County Board of Supervisors. He just received their blessing to move his limousine business to the Cherryland area. So sorry, Cherryland residents. I bet you didn't even know this was a possibility. Our politicians are watching each other's backs. So much for transparency! Let’s not forget that even Armas’ (then high school aged) children worked for HUSD. Of course, they were appointed their positions.

  30. Luis please run again. You are people's hope.

  31. Steven, you are a bravo!!! Board members/ superintendent should report it to California school boards Association as well as to the school district's attorney for further advise on the matter. I believe a clear policy exists.


  32. Pleae Please Please send all this information to the CTC, have Walsh and Bullis' credentials pulled for bribing a school board official to retract her vote.
    There is proof - lots of it!! Just ask the teachers of Hayward High School who have filied complaints and concerns to Armas and Heredia about the lack of leadership-there is a trail of emails-Taveras do some investigating and you will find them. You'll blow this whole thing out of the water.

  33. 8:24 can you please provide name of the limousine business?
    I am very curious on the business dealings of Jesus Armpits

  34. The HUSD School Board of Trustees is the largest collection of losers and failures you can imagine. I am astounded that the truth is not yet out there.

    Trustees McGee and Reynoso are both terminated angry former teachers. You have to ask yourself what they did to get fired as teachers. Gotta be really bad. Well they succeeded and then the public elected them. Sad but typical commentary on the quality of our electorate.

    Trustees Heredia and Armas. Stuck in the middle of the pangs of love, just like teenagers all tied up in hormones. Heredia has long evidenced no real opinions or thoughts since she got to travel to Washington on the district's dollar to reprsent the district in an ultimately ineffective and very expensive lawsuit. Since that time she listens to what her opinion should be from her lover and fellow trustee Jesus Armas. Jesus is covered in really sleazy financial dealings as well. The pair are a disgrace.

    And Chairperson Lisa Brunner. Mommy and Grandma and no experience as a leader. She acts to offset the two losers on one side or the other and has continuously failed to lead.

    It is time for change. Of course it has always been time for change, since the HUSD went down the tubes in the late Sixties and continuing to unimpress Staff, Teachers, the Union, Parents, Students and Voters. Pathetic.

  35. 9:35 is some loser that does not really know how good teachers get pushed out in public education in Hayward.

    All it takes is a political bad evaluation and that is it. So stop being a coward and don't attack the messengers against Heredia and Armas look in the mirror like it said in the top post.

    Education is failing because people like you do not know how to keep good teachers. Instead we hunt them down when they stick out too much to make good changes.

    In the case of Reynoso he is my favorite, no he was not fired he resigned and that was a question raised in last election and I was there in the candidate forum when he showed the documentation to what happen.

    So look in the mirror and you will see the really loser, and the angry pathetic coward. The community did the right thing by electing Reynoso and McGee.

    Reynoso was the teacher that had the story on his classroom computers being thrown in the garbage by the district. Google him so you know the truth too. Here is the story: http://sophia-soapbox.blogspot.com/2007/06/computers-pull-from-hayward-classroom.html

    I am so glad he ran to make education better from the top and got elected, and I hope he runs again.

    For McGee I helped try to stop his harassment going on at the adult school against him and that's how I got to meet and know Reynoso more. Reynoso was the only one on the board to meet and listen to us about McGee as we got him to help us. He could not get enough votes to help but he tried very hard. So no, Reynoso is not a loser or angry.

    McGee is a good teacher too and he paid the ultimate price by being that good. We have always liked McGee in the computer classes. Now he even continues to volunteers time as a coach.

    Education will really improve one day when we stop hunting down good teachers. Sadly it is not just the coward losers like the top post 9:35 but also the teachers union and administration..yes the teachers union and administration do not like teachers that do too much. That will make the rest of the teachers and district to do more.
    In some schools teachers are frowned upon if they do too much work by fellow teachers.

    Get your facts straight and look in the mirror and stop being a pathetic cowardly loser. Do research before you accuse good people. I appreciate your comments about Heredia and Armas but your delivery is very ignorant and pathetic on Reynoso and McGee.

  36. Thank you Steven for creating space with this blog and writing these articles. This is a real opportunity for people to express their feelings. The old Hayword blog of Eric Kuhri was similar, but I doubt he would have written the kind of articles that you write, articles that stimulate such a conversation.

    One thing is certain, citizens are not happy in Hayward! They don't like our schools, our elected officials, our reporters etc etc etc. And vice versa I might add.

    Your space has opened a can of worms that is just the opposite of the warm happy space that was opened at city hall the night the new city council was sworn in. That night was all about what was good about the city,the staff and the people who take on the responsibility for public service.

    My own vision for Hayward is not a question of which of these two groups of people is right or wrong. I want more. My quest calls for real change, the kind of change that unites, reconciles and heals the differences between us. I said so at the last council meeting and now I am saying it here: The "Heart of the Bay" is only a made-up name until that heart is open to everyone.

    So how do we do that? How do we create the reality we want?

    Years ago, when I first became conscious of my own conflicts with our local school, I started down that path. I kept at it, seeking solutions, serving on school committees, calling for investigations,filing complaints,and then moving to district committees and becoming a "board watcher" and finally a candidate for the board. All that time, I was seeking solutions and the power to change. I put my family and my reputation on the line and did a lot of damage to both in the process. I made a lot of mistakes. I know a lot of people in Hayward who have done the same thing and are doing the same thing still. The happier ones are the ones who succeeded.

    I was not one of those. What I learned in the process is that our government is a reflection of us. If people are content to leave it to the ones in power, they can blame and complain all day long and nothing will change.

    How many of you have taken action yourself? How many of you take the time to get to know the people you elect to represent you? How many of you even vote? What small action have you taken in the last week to bring about change?

    I commend you for even participating on this blog!We have over 140 thousand people in Hayward and you are the only ones who cared enough. I look forward to seeing your names when you come out of the closet. It's another risky step, but worth taking.

    The change journey is not such an easy thing. It requires that you change yourself along the way, that you become more conscious, seeing complexities and simplicities you never saw before. But it also brings change to the world, one baby step at a time.

    The greater number of us who are doing it, the greater the change will be. and when we begin to meet and work cooperatively with each other, change comes really fast. A blog like this one can give us space to connect and cooperate.

    But first, we must shift direction. We must let go of the past and what's wrong with Hayward. It's about the future and what we want Hayward to be. It begins with us. Let's open our minds to the possibility. Now!

    Oh, and thnk about this: if we "throw the rascals out", (My husband used to call for lining them up and shooting them!)who will replace them? Not so easy is it?

  37. Amen..use google often to research your candidate at the least.

  38. I just read the comments about principal at Hayward High George Bullis and about how Heredia changed her vote to bring him back. That is ludicrous.

    How can a school district board member let people like this work in the district. I got this data from the district and spoke with some board members and some teachers and principals about it. Below are the numbers and percentage of students kicked out from high schools and sent to another school.

    Students at Brenkwitz continuation school:
    Hayward High 79/46%
    47 Hispanic, 6 White, 21 African American, 1 American Indian, 1 Filipino, 3 Pacific Isl, 0 Asian

    Mt. Eden 40/23%
    23 Hispanic, 0 White, 11 African American, 0 American Ind, 2 Filipino, 3 Pacific Isl, 1 Asian

    Tennyson 41/24%
    25 Hispanic, 4 White, 8 African American, 0 American Ind, 1 Filipino, 2 Pacific Isl, 1 Asian

    Other 13/8%
    9 Hispanic, 0 White, 3 African American, 0 American Ind, 0 Filipino, 0 Pacific Isl, 1 Asian

    Hayward high students make up 46% of the population at the continuation high school. Kids are kicked out from Hayward High at a higher rate than other high schools in the district.

    The students going to independent study are largely populated from students who got kicked out of hayward high.

    Lesson taught here. if you got a mexican or black student, dont send them to hayward high cause they will probably get kicked out. Even if they have good grades and are not bad students. I am going to call each board member and ask them if they condone this behavior from their staff.

  39. Thanks for this website tavares. This is great.

  40. Who is the principal that owes Hayward students $10,000?

  41. Jesus Armas: Angel Limousine Service: Approve an application to allow an office for limousine service with ancillary parking, in a TC (Transit Corridor) District, located at 20925 Mission Boulevard, south side, southwest of Medford Avenue, in the unincorporated Cherryland area of Alameda County, designated Assessor’s Parcel Number: 414-0061-033-00.
    The office will operate as a full-service transportation company, providing leisure limousine services that include limo and sedan rentals. Angel Limousine Service has been in business since 2003; it is currently located in Castro Valley and is looking to relocate. Angel Limousine has a fleet of 12 vehicle that include Lincoln Town Cars, stretch limousines, Hummers and Cadillac Escalades. These 12 vehicles will be parked at the rear of the lot and parked at the site until dispatched.

  42. 9:32 ask dobbs. he is the money man. he probably let her get away with it too. along with the board the staff is pretty weak too. i know there has been a change in staff but i think all of them have to go too.

  43. I read that nerws story about Reynoso. That's too bad what happened to him. Hayward needs teachers like this in every class so students have a chance. I should take my children out of the district.

  44. $10,000 stolen from Hayward students by a principal? How about the $75,000 stolen from Hayward students by a previous HUSD BOE member when the BOE was overpaid? Let’s investigate that too!

  45. The whole school board needs to go....I hope when voting comes in November...people will not vote for those incumbants who are running. And in the following election too, I hope people will choose others instead of those who are on the board. New blood is needed. Reynoso is no better than the rest of them. He and the rest of the board have embarrassed Hayward too much. VOTE THEM OUT!

  46. to bozo in 5:29. Reynoso scares lots of the local politicians and many cowards like you because he is being so brave, honest and to the point very direct in your face. I disagree with you he is not only better than the rest but better then any politician I know in the area. The postings that want him in the school board are correct. But like it saids in top first post the cowards and losers will come out against him. You are just like those haters do some work and tell me of any politician that has the guts to do the right thing and the knowledge to know what they are talking about.

    Nobody that I know of and really I mean nobody. He has a teaching education experience and business experience and very brave. Yes very brave to stand up to losesr like people like you. He is out there telling us about the garbage of the board and we get coward losers like you instead to stab him in the back. Look in the mirror bozo.

    He helped my child graduate from high school when teachers were making sure my child will not graduate. I know my child is not an A student but he is my child and I wanted him to graduate high school. So don't tell Mr. Reynoso is no better. He is by far the best of all of them. My child is in college now and he is the first ever to go to college in my family and we are proud and want to the thank Mr. Reynoso for everything he did.

  47. Mr. Tavares where is installment #4? I am sure there is much more you can print about the Hayward Board of Education's gruesome twosome. Please don't let this die. Perhaps you can contact the Mayor, HUSD's biggest critic, and ask him to weigh in on this subject.

  48. 6:30 It was obvious that SOMEONE had to help your child go to college because an illiterate bastard such as yourself wasn't going to do it.

    What people do in the bedroom is their business. Their relationship, sexual or otherwise has no bearing on the board.

    1. Okay Maribel Heredia!!

  49. 9:30 i disagree. what these two scumbags did is horrible. it is irreparable damage to husd's students.

    maribel hoheadia u need to get off the board. u r clueless. i will be speaking at the next board meeting and letting everyone know.

    jesus armtits u need to get off the board. i would never want anyone to my daughter like youre doing your wife, cheating on her. lots of people are learning a lesson from u. get off (not in maribel hohedia but the board).

  50. Maribele Hardon and Jesus Armpits leave now. End this nightmare to the community go join your twisted supporters like 9:30 more pathetic loooooooooseeeeeeeers.
    Lisa Dubmber will agree with you 9:30 call her up she will like you...lol

  51. Jesus is making about 180K from city of Hayward in an inflated pension! Yes he sacrificed so little to get paid so much. Come on what a scam.

    We need to know who he does business with so we can avoid there business too.

    Remember all his city hall deals then with all vendors Dutra Real Estate developers and Pacheco Brother Gardner's are his friends that have made money from the city and the school district.

    Does anyone else know of more friends we can make a list of to avoid their business. We need to put pressure everywhere and expose the people that support this corruption of voting.

    We need to notify all school districts and vendors of these two sleazy scumbugs that have created a nightmare for our schools.

  52. It looks like our local sleazes Maribel Heredia and Jesus Armas have different names.

    Maribele Hardon and Maribele Hoheadia.

    Jesus Armpits and Jesus Armtits

    Please anyone tell them to end the agony to education and tell them to go away far far away. plsssssssssssss.

  53. As told in other postings.
    We are in Hell of a nightmare in the Hayward school board with Maribel Heredia and Jesus Armas.

    Where is the Super Latino duo of Francisco Zermeno and Mark Salinas and that Mayor Sweeney to help out with the sleazy bags that now have a big conflict of interest every time they vote.

    Zermeno and Salinas have no pantalones and they aprove of Jesus Armas and Marbile Heredia. Mayor Sweeny gives the ultimate seal of aproval.

    City of Hayward is not the Heart of the Bay or Hayward On. It is more of city of spineless wonders for politicians.

    New slogan for Hayward.

    Hayward the spineless wonder of the Bay.

  54. I sent emails to the Mayor and the Council and surprise surprise..not one response.

    Please Mr. Reynoso file for re-election..I am waiting to send you my campaign donation.

  55. Lisa Dummer needs to go with armas and heredia.they r jokes. get out. you all are bad for the school district.

  56. WARNING!!!
    To anyone has a student enrolled in one of Mary Walwrus-Walsh's math classes at Hayward High. If your student is told they must purchase any supplies (special calculators in particular) for her class tell her to Stuff It! It is against the law for her to make those requirements, for classroom use or for use at home for homework. Don't let her bully you or your student.

  57. Wow, no wonder Paul Frumkin left the school board. Did he know what was going on? What about Betty Moose? How much did she know of the under the table deals and other fraudulant behaviors? Perhaps Paul and Betty can come out of the closet and shed some lite on the school board problems. After all they were both known to be careing individuals who love Hayward. I also notice no public points of view from the leaders in the Latino community regarding the many problems in the Hayward School District. With the huge latino population in the district you would think they would have something to say. After all this can't be good for the Hayward community. Dr. Reynoso is the only one who's addressing these problems and he's a Republican. Come on Democrats show some interest if not guts. Pathetic.

  58. Even though Reynoso's style isn't "polished", he actually gets things better than the rest of the Board. I've heard him makes some good points and he seems to look at things from the classroom perspective. I would like him to remain on the Board.

  59. What does Superintendent Evans have to say about all this? Is there a legal counsel for HUSD who could provide legal clarity on potential conflicts and voting collusion on the part of Armas and Heredia? What about Alameda County Office of Education and Sheila Jordan? Aren't they supposed to serve as oversight on district mis-management?

    And, as we've seen in hundreds of other cases, why isn't someone following the money? Didn't Armas try to push through the sale of HUSD properties? Wonder if he had an arrangement for a share of the sale or development rights? Wouldn't be hard given his past dealings with developers as City Manager. In fact, for Armas, it could lead all the way back to his days as City Manager during which City Councilman Henson often took up the battle-cry against Armas just to be drowned out by his colleagues on the council. Shameful - does Armas have the goods on people so he's left alone? Maybe everyone by Reynoso.

    So, just how long can the community let one person cheat the rest of us in Hayward of not only money, but land values and proper education for our children, just for the sake of lining their own pockets or an amorous adventure?

  60. The attorneys for HUSD are just as crooked and shameful as Armas and Heredia. I bet if Mr. Tavares looked into their association with Armas and Heredia he would find a true conflict of interest.

  61. July 30, 2012 9:30 PM
    You are mistaken in your comment that their sexual relationships have no bearing on the board. They do when it is affecting their votes! It does when one is telling the other that she doesn't have to read any of the agendas, that he will just brief her privately and tell her how to vote! Granted she probably never thought it would see the light of day but Maribel has admitted to not doing her job because it's just too much for her and she doesn't understand the financial stuff. So I could care less who she's sleeping with! She was stupid enough to let me and everyone who can read know that our children & her job on the board is not taken very seriously And that is mine and everyone elses business and has much "bearing on the board"!

  62. Reynoso needs to keep on kicking more ass until the district is cleaned up.

  63. I think 4:21 makes sense I think the school district attorneys know more of this sleazy affair and we need a investigation to tel all of us how much those crooked attorneys know about this.

  64. It burns me to know a POLICY must be written regarding relationships and set before ADULTS who know better!!!! What a waste of valuable time and money - time that should be focused on the needs of our students, our schools, our teachers!!!! Hear Hear Mr. Reynoso!!!!!



  67. Attention All:
    The HUSD Board of Education is holding a board meeting on August 8 at 5pm at the district offices. The subject of this meeting is board policies.

    As with all Board of Ed meetings there is an opportunity for members of the community to speak under items from the community. While this meeting will not be televised it is still an official meeting.

    It would be a glorious site to see picketers outsid the district offices and the room packed with speakers to call for Armas and Heredia to resign on the spot.

  68. i was looking on the county registrar website for the update on who has filed to run for school board. 6 people have and the list shouldnt have some names on there.
    1-Jesus Armas
    2-Sara Lamnin
    3-Heather Reyes
    4-John Taylor
    5-Annette Walker
    6-Wandra Williams

    scarier is lisa dummer and her finance log. she is sleazy like heredia and armas. looks like she got $3,500 from the music teacher at mt. eden for her campaign. is this why she is protecting the music program at all cost? wow, $3,500 from the music teacher. looks like its a loan. i am not sure.

    corruption all around hayward schools.


    1. Uh, elementary music has been cut a few years now. I'm not sure how that's protecting music...

    2. He is a high school music teacher. Not talking about elementary music. She is protecting him, letting him run the school at at any time of the day, night, and early morning. She always speaks and raves about how "good" the program is, and ignores complaints (i have complained about the teacher) and I see why she ignores it. He loaned her all that money.

      And like you said elementary music has been gone for a while. So use your brain and don't be a Lisa Dummer clone. See the big picture that she takes money from the music teacher and is just like armas with bribes.

    3. I see. I think you have a problem with the teacher and board member, not music in general. I was confused as to why you would be upset with wanting to protect something that is very positive in the district. I'm looking to focus on issues that are detrimental rather than things that actually help students in our schools. But, I do understand what connection your trying to make. I was concerned that the message was being misconstrued. We DO want the board to support the good things in Hayward and think about the welfare of all students with the decisions they make.

  69. They only have until Aug. 10 to approve the next bond measure or it will be lost until until 2015 which will be horrible as the conditions and lack of proper facilities is a major issue in our schools. Hopefully they will finally put it on the agenda and do something positive for the district.

  70. They only have until Aug. 10 to approve the next bond measure or it will be lost until until 2015 which will be horrible as the conditions and lack of proper facilities is a major issue in our schools. Hopefully they will finally put it on the agenda and do something positive for the district.

  71. to 7:53 yes it is time we get more charter schools.

  72. Lisa Bruner is part of the good old corrupt network in HUSD. She needs to go out of Hayward with Maribele Heredia and Jesus Armas

  73. Well said 2:30, let's get Lisa Bruner out along with Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia and continue to support music.
    Is Lisa Dumber up for reelection like Maribel Hardon and Jesus Armpits?

  74. It would be criminal if they do not get the bond issue on the ballot. Have you seen the renovations and improvements going on at San Leandro High, Arroyo High and San Lorenzo High? As an HUSD teacher it is disheartening to see the conditions our schools have fallen into. And just up the road the communities are making investments in the physical plant. A coat of paint would be a start.

    About posting as anonymous, there is a fear of reprisals. Keep fighting the good fight

  75. The community would support the schools just like passing measure G. Why won't the board let us?

  76. I hope everyone is emailing the district and board demanding that they put this bond on the ballot. They are having a special board meeting this Wed. at 5 p.m. They have time to add this to the agenda, but they won't if we don't demand that they do. Our schools are in desperate need, so I hope everyone gets their voices heard plus attends this special board meeting at the district office.

  77. Mr. Reynoso picked up his papers to run for re-election. I know that he could use any contributions you all may want to send him. I am sure he is like most of us, $2500 is a lot of money to put out of pocket for the "privilege" of running for office.

  78. It is too late for the subject of the bond to be placed on the agenda for discussion and/or action at the Wednesday meeting, unless they have revised the agenda before 5p, today. The best you can hope for is to have it agendized for the August 22 meeting.

  79. BOND
    Blame the new Superintendent- No balls
    He has the power to demand the president ARMAS to but on Board Agenda. Armas spending to much time with a threesome with his wife and other Board member to sore or tired since they are going for re-election. Can't waste his time for a BOND
    The new schools are for the KIDS of HUSD not the micro management or personal agendas.


  80. The decision not to run for re-election does not end this matter. Both Armas and Heredia need to resign their seats immediately.

    Their decision(s) should not put an end to investigating what has really happened since Armas was appointed in 2010. His attempts to manipulate board decisions regarding property issues should not be ignored. He has profited as a consultant or has the potential to profit from sale of surplus property. Both of them have an unusual relationship with the million dollar legal firm that advises the district and that needs to be looked into also.

    Jesus Armas has never done anything for altruistic reasons, he always makes sure that he can benefit in some way from anything he does. They both used the sutdents of HUSD to further their own ambitions.

  81. Unusual relationship what the hell? I have contacted the CDE, I want to read the report myself! I don't trust anyone.

  82. Investigate Duran, Benson, Becnel, Wu-Fernandez , Gherin, Lepley, Quinn, all abruptly disappeared after they found out the state department was coming in to audit grant funds. Janis Duran never responded to the states numerous requests to provide documentation relating to the grants.
    Promise Neighborhood $3 million where is the money
    Title 1
    First 5
    Youth Enrichment Program

  83. just found out that heather reyes candidate for school board was greg jones treasurer for his campaign. shucks!

  84. Heather Reyes = Lisa Bruner

  85. Maribel you need to put your chonies back on girl and go home and take care of your kids. Jesus you need to ask your wife to forgive you before she takes you for all you've got.

  86. Look at the trend, never mind asked the question why are so many Black Men being brought in to take the place of White Women? Superintendent, two assistant supts. What is his name Dobbs, who was called Tibbs, Miller. Don't forget there has never been this many high ranking Black in top positions in Hayward's history. Smells like a set up, to me. When it all comes out in the wash, the blame will be on Black Men. Not Duran, Lepley, Quinn, Becnel, Benson,( Wu-Fernandez, who is just a mouth piece flunky) this is a shame NAACP... Stay tuned!

  87. The man is behind it all I tell you.

  88. HUSD has long been a culture of CORRUPTION, from the corrupt, incompetent school board (currently Armas, Heredia, and Brunner). . .

    . . . to the corrupt (previous Duran-Becnel-Armas (wife) regime), incompetent (current Superintendent) Administration . . .

    . . . to the corrupt, powerful HEA, which goes out of its way to keep incompetent/useless teachers employed while allowing newer, competent, energized teachers to be let out the door due to outmoded seniority rules.

    The District's low test scores, shoddy education, and dismal school site faciities are the collective result of this long-standing culture of corruption in HUSD.

    Reynoso and McGee are trying to shine the light on this corruption, and yet get mocked by posters in this forum.

    Our children deserve better than we are currently giving them.

    We need a sea change here, a disinfection!!

    Out with the ingrained purveyors of this culture of corruption, esp. Armas, Heredia, and Brunner.

    They should all resign immediately, and if Brunner doesn't, then I hope that she is successfully recalled.

  89. Friends,

    The following petition has been created: Hayward Unified School District Trustee, Maribel Heredia: Immediate Resignation of Maribel Heredia, HUSD Board Member, because I care deeply about this very important issue.

    We are trying to collect 250 signatures, and we could really use your help.

    To read more about what we're trying to do and to sign our petition, click here:

    It'll just take a minute!

    Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are willing to spread the word!

    Concerned Parents of Hayward Schools

  90. Greetings,

    I just signed the following petition addressed to: Hayward Unified School District Trustee, Maribel Heredia.

    Immediate Resignation of Maribel Heredia, HUSD Board Member

    It is the responsibility and privilege of Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) Board of Trustees to promote the education of Hayward's children to the highest standard possible. We are demanding Maribel Heredia resign immediately due to her dereliction of duty and unbecoming behavior for an elected official.

    Maribel Heredia has failed to fulfill her duties in a manner that is transparent, forthright, and shows goodwill to students, parents, teachers, classified staff and administrators.

    Ms. Heredia has an ongoing problem with her commitment to attend meetings; she is frequently tardy and leaves early.

    According to a story published in ebcitizen.com on July 26, 2012, Ms. Heredia admitted under oath that she does not read board materials, but depends on the judgment of another, unnamed HUSD currently elected board member to make decisions on how to vote. This is collusion and creates a myriad of possible conflicts of interest.

    Ms. Heredia, is a subject of an ebcitizen.com article, published July 25, 2012, that exposed a scandalous illicit affair with fellow HUSD board member, Jesus Armas. Both have families. This behavior demonstrates poor ethical judgment.

    We believe that Ms. Heredia was obligated to disclose her new relationship (that is widely thought to have started over a year ago) with fellow board member, Jesus Armas to the community at large. In that time, Ms. Heredia has voted on hundreds of agenda items that greatly affect and influence the quality of education in our community and working conditions of HUSD employees.

    The community believes that Ms. Heredia has failed in her duties as an elected Trustee for HUSD. Therefore, we demand her immediate resignation.



    Parent ***

  91. aww you and your sad little petition with 10 supporters...LMAO

    her terms ends in dec...leave her alone

  92. I will sign the petition too at:


  93. Assistant Principal at HUSD,

    In any school district to get rid of corruption that in itself is polarizing.

    On one side you have nothing but corruption and on the other you have people working towards improving and making things better because of transparency and integrity.

    The fight for good is very polarizing since evil will be identified and eliminated.

    Dr. Reynoso and Mr. McGee please continue to be polarizing towards getting rid of corruption. Any more polarizing candidates coming up that want to get rid of evil will get my vote.

    To embrace evil is not good but to identify good and bad people is what polarizing requires. We need to get rid of nasty people like Jesus Armas, Maribel Heredia, and Lisa Brunner.

    I never realized how much of an ass and racist Lisa Bruner can be and how corrupt she is.

    Lisa has shown her true colors and besides being a racist, low intelligence, she has sided with Jesus Armas now. Yuk. Bad show Lisa. I saw you on Chanel 15 and am very dismayed.

    Recall time baby is right! Let us all polarize ourselves towards a district clean-up by recalling Lisa Brunner, making sure Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia resign, and by electing candidates that want to polarize corruption.

  94. Careful, Lisa Brunner. Eyes are on you now. You're next!

  95. You have my vote, Dr. Reynoso!

  96. Lisa is the old stupid Hayward