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Monday, August 22, 2016

Luis Reynoso to Hayward City Council: ‘Clean your house first’

There is no love lost between Hayward school board 
member Luis Reynoso and the city's elected officials.
HAYWARD | A local advocacy group that includes several Hayward city councilmembers, has designs on one day replacing the entire five-person Hayward school board. But, one school trustee has news for the City Council: People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

“I’m really surprised the City of Hayward wants to come in and help us clean our house,” said Luis Reynoso, a two-term member of the Hayward school board. “In reality, I think they should clean their house first.”

Reynoso says Hayward city government has a long list of issues that have not been addressed by the city council. Reynoso. “People are dying in the streets,” said Reynoso during a recent school board meeting. In the past, Reynoso has repeatedly chastised the city for allowing its fire chief to keep his job after incidents involving alcohol use while on the job. Reynoso's jabs have certainly gotten under the skin of the city council.

Councilmembers Francisco Zermeno, Al Mendall and Sara Lamnin, among a few councilmembers, has taken to criticizing members of the school board during city council meetings. Zermeno and Mendall even referenced the school board during their inauguration speeches last month. The comments are somewhat a breach of decorum among public officials, who rarely lodge critical public statements against another governmental body within the same city. In addition, the same councilmembers are part of the group openly calling for the end of Reynoso's and other school board

The advocacy group which calls itself, Civic Leaders Advocating for Student Success (CLASS), also includes six of the seven city council members; local faith leaders, and the local chapter of the NAACP. In the past, many of the same members voice strong support for Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs, who the board placed on paid administrative leave in June while an investigation is conducted over various alleged wrongdoings on his part.

But, Reynoso has long attracted the ire of elected city leaders and those affiliated with the school district for over-scrutinizing its budget and for his often controversial comments. In recent months, though, the group has broadened its scope by targeting not just Reynoso’s re-election this fall, but fellow school board members John Taylor and Annette Walker.

In response, CLASS is offering a slate of three candidates this fall, including Robert Carlson, the former president of Chabot College, Todd Davis, the son of local NAACP president Freddye Davis; and Daniel Goldstein, a member of the Hayward planning commission.

36 comments :

By MW:

All of the government agencies in the Bay area should send representatives to a local Olympics that would award gold, silver, and bronze medals to the "winners" and the very "best" our area has to offer.

However, the competitions would not be in such events as running and swimming, but instead in such items as lying, engaging in fraud, and being all around scumbags.

While an extremely high percentage of our nation's best swimmers come from the Los Angeles area, an extremely high percentage of our best hockey players from Northern Michigan, and a very high percentage of authors from New York City, however when it comes to producing frauds, phonies, scumbags, and parasites, the Bay area is easily "number one."

Yes sir, people in glass houses not good to throw any type of stones to any neighbor. Finally someone in public office like Luis Reynoso has the stones to go after that worthless corrupt city council of Hayward: Salinas, Zermeno, Halliday, Marquez, Peixoto, Mendal, Lamnin all of you with egg in your face for not being able to do anything to improve Hayward. So why don't you tell us how many people have died in the hands of the Hayward PD or people murdered in Hayward. I get more information watching the school board meetings about the city I live in. Council do you even care about your city? What ever happened to the fire chief is it true Fire Chief Garret Contreras still works there? Just bad, bad. And what about supporting that violent corrupt sup Stan Dobbs in Hayward schools. The city council likes to support violence and drunks to help the tax payer. Way to go Hayward city council. Now we have the Hayward Class (AKA Hayward city council) trying to bring Dobbs back the same way they brought Contreras back? Council's pop-cycle candidates sound like stooges when they talk. Not very impressed on how they sounded last week at the restaurant. My money is not going to these council proxy Hayward Class board candidate bozos: Goldstein, Carlson, and Davis go help Rev Horner paint over graffiti at the Hayward Bart station instead.

OK Hayward school board do a good job and make sure you fire the sup now and show the Hayward council how to deal with violent and corrupt employees like Stan "dancing" "data" Dobbs CEO at work if you want to get re-elected. You get my vote if you have stones or as we mean to say balls.

Call them out Reynoso! City council is worthless and they need to fix their own problems first and foremost. Replacing the School Board with their own puppets won't solve a damned thing. Sweeney's machinations will make it worse. He's still the Mayor and Barbara is the dummy that sits on his knee.

The state testing results show that not even 50% of Hayward students met an adequate standard in math and English. Why do we keep passing failing students?

Good story Mr. Tavares it is good to know someone stands up to this circus of Hayward city council. The energy they are putting into trying to change the makeup of the school board could be used for stopping the killing of people of Hayward in the streets. I ask the same question. Where is the city council? On the 2 African American men that died in police custody I didn't find out in city council I found out at a school board meeting. Yes, council "clean your house first"!! I am beginning to think as Mr. Reynoso had said before that perhaps the city council should have run for the school board instead.

@1:40 I am a retired teacher and I can tell you that the passing problem is all over the state of California. There are regulations to initiate a failure of the grade before a deadline passes regardless of exam failure. Another problem with math and language arts now is the Common Core. Look for more low scores all over California.

On celebrating failure, I think this is what the school board was complaining about when sup Mr. Dobbs was handing out awards for failure for about 1hr at every school board meeting before even the meeting got going to vote on the agenda!!!

Another problem is when students that did not pass were allowed to walk in HS graduation. Maybe now more people on board will join Mr. Reynoso to fix the district and stop handing out so many awards to everyone for just about anything. I think even the mayor was going to reward by getting a school named after him in one meeting I went to when Mr. Dobbs was praising Sweeney and the board was just cringing.

It remains to be seen, but maybe now more people will have a pair as mentioned above. This sup Mr. Dobbs would have been canned in another school district for his behavior towards his superiors the elected trustees.

Right on for Dr. Reynoso! He is right about the city council interfering with the school board election. The council picked a candidate from the city planning commission. Look at that mess with the loop and all the money the city wasted on it. They can’t get businesses to rent on B Street, in downtown Hayward. They didn’t plan fiber optics for businesses, so Silicon Valley didn’t come to Hayward. This city is not planned very well. Look at the landlords’ greed, the council caused, from the redevelopment and the high unaffordable rents the council has created.
Hayward council over spends and taxes us to death. Without measure D this city would have gone bankrupt. Will the council’s recommended candidates do that to the school board? HUSD is all ready $66 million in debt with the teacher’s pensions. That is why they never fix anything for the schools. Reynoso is trying to fix the school district’s money problems. Reynoso wants the schools maintained. That is why Dobbs gives him a hard time and is insubordinate.
Dobbs should have been fired after the chest bumping. Look what a mess he is creating now. Wasn’t Dobbs fired from San Diego? Why did this school district hire someone without a teaching background?
The (College Bound) two thousand an hour teacher needs to be audited, so the public knows where and how her group’s money is being spent. I am surprised other parents aren’t enraged about the wasteful spending on 24 kids. That money would have gone better for scholarships. High school councilors teach how to apply online and how to get FASSA loans and scholarships. Why does Hayward school district need this woman from San Diego? Are they paying this vender, when she comes up for the Wednesday meetings? Why does she go to the Wednesday board meetings? Her job is on another day. Are we paying her fight and travel time? Shouldn’t we pay all the venders to come to every board meeting and take up space?
The untruthful trustees who support Dobbs and are willing to lie for him need to go. ( Taylor and Walker)vote them out.
Re-elect and Vote Reynoso in November.

Council condemns others actions and fails to admit their own mistakes. At 3:19 and Reynoso are correct in stating that council should quit and run for the School Board. I guess its just easier to manipulate an election and get your own parrots on the School Board perch. I foresee more problems for HUSD if the citizens of Hayward unwittingly vote for council's fake candidates.

Reynoso is a huge part of the problem. Since he has been on the School Board the test scores have gone down, down and down!

First thing the board needs to do is fire corrupt dobbs!!! Second thigs the city of hayward needs to do is ged rid of corrupt zermeno !!!goverment should investigate zermeno from the time when he own the Z video, he use to rent porn to minors all the time!!!!

What about corrupt salinas, who use estudents from the class he teaches at tennyson to campain for him.wasnt that illegall. The kids were suppost to do some work for their final grade and he offer students to campain for him and they will pass the class... that is illegal!!

Salinas is as crooked as they come and as dumb as a post. Council will overlook whatever he does because they are defending Dobbs and trying to railroad Reynoso. Hayward transparency in action.

Dobbs is the Supe and he's supposed to ensure that the kids get a good eduction. Not concentrate on photo ops with city council and their campaigns. Made in Hayward is b.s. Dr. Reynoso isn't responsible for Dobb's f-ups. City council needs to sit down and shut up. MYOB Hayward city council. Where were they when former HUSD Supe Kowal was wreaking havoc? Now that their main man Dobs is getting grilled, they want to replace the School Board instead of booting Dobb's behind out of Hayward. Doin'it all for the kids, when they should have done it a long time ago. Did they just wake up from their nap and realize Hayward schools suck bigtime? Too little too late dummies. People can really see what's going on.

HUSD seems to be a magnet for attracting top level screw-ups. HUSD didn't just start being a low-performing district during the last several years. It's been a low-performing district for DECADES. One of the main reasons I decided to move out of Hayward almost 30 years ago was after doing some research on the quality of the schools of HUSD when I starting thinking about being a parent. It was obvious if I wanted my children to get a good education, they certainly weren't going to get that through HUSD.

As far as the Hayward city council goes though, I agree with Reynoso. Fix your own messes before you start trying to showcase the messes of others.

I totally agree whit Dr Reynoso,city council needs to concentrate in the city problems, like rent control for example, what about that mess whit the stupid loop they make? or, all the gang related crimes that are going on in our city.. city council member are very stupid ,so now they want to bring to HUSD all they corrupt friends ...pleaseeee replace all the city council members, especially zermeno and salinas.........

Why does Mendall care about Hayward schools all of a sudden? His kids go to school outside the district. Faith in the system? Nope. People of Hayward, he wants his kids to have a better advantage than your own children. He, like the rest of city council want to allow Dobbs to have free reign to waste money and embarrass the city like they do (Jesus Armas incompetent city manager who wouldn't fire Police Chief Craig Calhoun, Greg Jones former city manager and former councilman who carried on an extramarital affair when he was the city manager with his 'boss" former council member Anna May, retired city manager Fran David who refused to fire drunk on duty Fire Chief Garrett Contreras). Hayward's leaders have clay feet and hollow heads. Remember the past before you throw stones at others.Reynoso has my vote in November. Reynoso should run for Mayor of Hayward and fix our dysfunctional city council.

Reynoso too often resorts to name calling and acts very unprofessional. Hayward residents are fed up with his childish behavior and the fact that our test scores have fallen under his reign.

So Stan Dara Dobbs is professional and he doesn't resort to name calling or chest bumping? Mayor Halliday doesn't interrupt speakers at city council meetings, call them names or make odd and inappropriate jokes at their expense? But let's get back to Dobbs who is the school superintendent. It is his job to set the curriculum, manage school district employees and run the schools. He makes over 200k to do the job. Hayward residents should be fed up with Dobbs. His actions and lack of action when it comes to providing a quality education for Hayward kids because of the drama and controversy he has caused. All of this is taking away from the kids. Made in Hayward and that newly garnered All America City title is just publicity that is supposed to make things look good on the surface for Hayward. City council wanted to merchandise Hayward is an "All America City" selling t-shirts, mugs etc. Lift up the rug and see all the low test scores, wasteful spending on pork barrel programs, stupid building projects all as the most schools deteriorate. Don't discount the low ratio of high school graduates either. However, when you listen to Dobbs and city council everything is just fantastic. In fact so great that there have been 7 murders in Hayward, eight months into the year. Yet your city council wants to pad the school board with their own coached and handpicked people who will look the other way. How great is that?

Tavares, I used the search feature on your page to look up Luis Reynoso. Apparently, the old guard at 777 B st has been trying to oust Reynoso since 2022! The last time theu used The Hayward Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee. You would think the Chamber would want to improve our schoold, but they always seem to do City Hall's bidding. I guess this time council got cocky and started their own Political Action Committee to insest Reynoso and a few more trustees. Doesn't that beat all? City council is shady and I hope none of their candidates make it. Incidentally, their own Dara Lamnin was a shill candidate for The Chamber's PAC in 2012 according to pne of your articles.Very interesting.

Correction 2012. Hayward and the school district will go bankrupt by 2019. Wink.

Reynoso is a HUGE part of the problem! His agenda is to make HUSD look bad. How he managed to get elected after being asked to leave 2 school districts, amazes me.

Dr Reynoso has been the only one whith balls to keep exposing the wrongdoing of the sup dancing dobs and also city council members halliday, zermeno,salinas, marquez,mendal,super stupid lamnin, what is very surprising to me is that some idiots says all the wrong happening in HUSD is Dr Reynosos fault.. fire corrupt dobbs ,fire corrupt tayler ,fire lier walker, and them we move on!!!!!!

Luis Reynoso=lowest test scores. He's been on the School Board for years and the test scores have continually gone down. He is the problem. We need a new Board.

Why is this clown always so willing to get in front of the camera when the news is here to report something negative. Instead of providing any constructive solutions, he gloats and/or blames other people's shortcomings.

What has he accomplished? No, really?

Seven homicides in 8 months. Where is the Mayor and City Council? Their top priorities include lowering the crime rate and public safety.Salinas wrote a chapter on education for the council's manifesto but Hayward schools have been failing for decades. City council turns a blind eye until school board elections. Save Hayward for the children.

ditto...Great story ebcitizen! Go Reynoso Go.
Someone with balls has to tell the community that silence from city council is not right. I guess we waited long enough to finally get someone like him. We need more Reynosos in government to clean things up

Reynoso comments on the situation because the City Hall minions who should be commenting, run and hide. Except for Halliday's senile and asinine comments about the chief and the anonymous letter she received and promptly forgot about. Fulltime mayor with a part time brain. Then there's retired Fran singing like a little songbird about everything recently. Too bad she wasn't so talkative about the drunk Fire Chief she kept on the payroll. All of Fran's published comments to SF Gate and East Bay Times seem like she has an axe to grind. Diane Stuart should sue the city. She can get in line with the citizens, city employees, dogs, cats and squirrels who have also sued the city. Hint: Ask for your payout before Hayward goes broke.

If the students are failing, look no further than the teachers. They are very well paid and they are doing a bad job. Their pensions are bankrupting the school district. Is that their intentions? Watch the movie “Waiting for Superman.” Because of their greed and tenure, teachers don’t have to perform, because you can’t fire them. Matt Shaffer is a poor excuse of teacher. He needs a shrink evaluation. I would never send my children to Hayward schools after watching this teacher insult the school board.
Charter schools do better for less money and have better test results. Why?
The school public teachers lowered the bar to pass the kids through. Our high school grads will not be ready for college. This will set the freshman in college back, lots of money and time getting through college. They will be taking remedial math and reading (at college level and prices) to replace the high school classes they didn’t learn from.
Reynoso doesn't teach class, in Hayward. His job is to fund the schools. That is why he wants to see contracts and get information in making financial decisions. Dobbs continually did not give Reynose the documents Reynoso asked for. That is good reason for firing Dobbs. Reynoso is only one vote. The board’s out of control spending and worthless certificate giving is the problem. How can a board collaborate when you can’t trust your Coe workers who support a violent unethical person like Dobbs? They are afraid to go into a closed door session. Brunner perjured herself by confessing she lied to the cops, in her chest bumping testimony. She has publically admitted there was an assault and battery. That makes Taylor and Walker liars. How can you work with a violent Superintendent and two corrupt board members, who support Dobbs? You would fear close door sessions.
Fire Dobbs and Do NOT vote for Walker and Taylor. Taylor is being investigated for his violations of using the schools print shop. Save us Reynoso. Vote for Ramos and Grcich, if you want a change for the better.

By MW:

Related to the above post of 11:33PM.


The school board of the HUSD might be overly infested with extreme clowns, and it is also quite possible that some of the teachers and administrators could be doing a much better job.

However if student achievement is low, almost certainly the two main reasons are: one, that the parents of many of the students do not demand their children do their homework, behave in class, and put a higher priority on education than on sports and social activities; and two, the attitudes of many of the students in general, and including an emphasis on thug culture and being cool, neat, and "with it" cats, and rather than on education.

to MW: I wholeheartedly agree with the statement about the parents needing to step up and get involved with what their students are doing or in this case NOT doing.

For the comment above regarding charter schools: Charter schools receive school funding that HUSD would have received for attending a school within the district. They are not receiving less than what the district would have received. Charters fall under the district for reporting and insurance purposes. However, they are separate when it comes to their budget and operations, staffing and how things take place on their premises. It is a business to them. Unfortunately, HUSD top management to include the Board members and Dobbs do not take oversight seriously and operate by the golden rule "Don't do as I do, Do as I say". Bad examples for our youths to emulate.

New board and new superintendent are needed NOW!

City council says "Replace the board with out puppets and keep Rock 'em Sock 'em Data Dobbs because he's the man." Ignore the fact that we can't hold a civilized meeting and we violate the Brown Act. Wasting time infighting like spoiled children and pointing fingers at the school board and protecting Data whilst the city is rife with crime, scandals and fallen leaders. Hayward will self destruct because we have the worst of the worst running the show. Sweeney needs to give up trying to run the flea circus that is Hayward. Stop embarrassing our community now. Recall the mayor and council for being suchbuffoons.

Unfortunately, Reynoso needs to go as well. He is not as pure as new fallen snowflakes. He is just as bad and does have many skeletons in the closet that he does not want exposed. On many votes during Board meetings, he should have abstained yet didn't. Truly a conflict and he voted... Like I said before.... he needs to go

current Hayward school board member Luis Reynoso “a disaster” for the district.He is somebody who causes dissent,“One person can ruin a board; a bad board can ruin a school district. That is happening right now. I can’t think of any more reason to support these people up here running than to get rid of Luis Reynoso.”he is just like another Trump...)

@dzzuy I know who you are and I must say you are very corrupt. Talking about the pot calling the kettle black. Yes we do need Reynoso since he is the only one with any backbone to put his foot down and take a stand against the Stan Dobbs, CLASS pop cycle stick trash monkey candidates....lol

You'r right..Reynoso is smart man, because he know how to kick ass on right time , he did that on his second term election , now he try to do it again ( during his eight year trustee in the HUSD.. he made HUSD got worse) . This is time we need to clean the whole house ...( Reynoso, Walker , Taylor) NEEDS TO GO
I am a Asian American parent in the HUSD..As far as I'm concerned, HUSD has always had serious problems and always will. The low performance of students in HUSD has been going on for decades,
How can you have a healthy district when those at the head of that district only care about furthering their own agendas? When all is said and done, they could care less about the students. They care even less about the teachers, most of whom are hard-working and dedicated. And the classified staff isn't even on their radar. Continue fighting for your child, Very Concerned Parent. In a school district like HUSD, your child NEEDS your voice.

You'r right..Reynoso is smart man, because he know how to kick ass on right time , he did that on his second term election , now he try to do it again ( during his eight year trustee in the HUSD.. he made HUSD got worse) . This is time we need to clean the whole house ...( Reynoso, Walker , Taylor) NEEDS TO GO
I am a Asian American parent in the HUSD..As far as I'm concerned, HUSD has always had serious problems and always will. The low performance of students in HUSD has been going on for decades,
How can you have a healthy district when those at the head of that district only care about furthering their own agendas? When all is said and done, they could care less about the students. They care even less about the teachers, most of whom are hard-working and dedicated. And the classified staff isn't even on their radar. Continue fighting for your child, Very Concerned Parent. In a school district like HUSD, your child NEEDS your voice.

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