Thursday, September 15, 2016

Scathing report of deceit, bullying and conspiracy brings down a Hayward official

Stan "Data" Dobbs was terminated with cause
following Wednesday night's Hayward school 
board meeting.
HAYWARD | An investigation into now-former Hayward Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs details a calculating and controlling administrator with a volcanic temper, a bullying backstabber even to his most ardent supporters.

 “Dobbs is inherently dishonest about his guilt when he makes mistakes or does wrong,” according to the investigator’s findings released Thursday. “He never admits when he is at fault. He deflects the blame to other around him, sometimes to the very people that stood up for him.”

The lengthy report was released a day after the Hayward School Board of Trustees voted, 3-0, to fire the superintendent with cause. The findings describe a wide-ranging number of transgressions by Dobbs, including a bid to circumvent the school board’s oversight role by awarding a contract to a former Hayward councilmember worth up to $40,000; and lying about his knowledge of the outreach that brought former football player and alleged rapist Ray McDonald to a speak before at-risk Tennyson High School students last February.

READ: Full investigation and termination notice.

The report also highlights Dobbs’ complete lack of awareness over the scope of the school district’s worsening Measure L school bond budget; and his involvement in allowing school board member John Taylor to improperly use school district resources for his past city council campaign.

In addition, a tawdry years-long affair between Dobbs and a Hayward school district employee is described in detail and includes an allegation that Dobbs battered the woman during an intimate moment. The investigator determined the affair, indeed, occurred, but Dobbs explained away the affair in "fantastic" detail, saying it was a conspiracy hatched by school board member and rival Luis Reynoso; Dobbs’ paramour; and her then-husband to discredit him.

“Dobbs has an explosive temper,” wrote forensic investigator Steve Hummel, “and fails to take responsibility for these outbursts." According to the report, Dobbs’ volatile personality produced numerous incidents of aggression. For instance, Dobbs repeatedly screamed profanities at a new district employee and slammed the office door of a female employee so hard that it broke a picture frame nailed to the wall. Dobbs routinely described his outbursts as merely “expressing my concern,” the investigator noted. Dobbs also displayed his anger towards the investigator, too, calling him an “asshole,” in a response to what may have been a question referring to Dobbs’ affair. (Many of the names in the report are redacted) “It really startled me as I saw the anger in his eyes. I mentally reviewed my options in case he became violent. I sat back and kept quiet while looking at him,” said Hummel, the investigator.

Shortly after Dobbs was named superintendent in the summer of 2013, former Hayward Councilmember Olden Henson invited Dobbs to live in his home, according to the report. Henson told the investigator Dobbs spent about six weeks living with him and his wife. However, Dobbs’ employment contract stipulated that he receive $7,500 for moving and living expenses associated with his relocation to Hayward from his previous job in San Diego. Dobbs never reported the gift of housing on a state-mandated Statement of Economic Interest form. Dobbs said he sporadically stayed at Henson’s home only over a two-week period, while also checking into a hotel in Union City about 10 times, said the report. Henson told the investigator that Dobbs also chipped in $180 for various house expenses. During this time, said Henson, he and Dobbs began conversations about establishing a "Made in Hayward Foundation," in which Henson would eventually take the lead in creating. Dobbs denied these conversations took place at this time and instead, Dobbs told the investigator it was Taylor who recommended Henson for establishing the foundation.

Ultimately, Henson was given an expert consulting contract at the behest of Dobbs worth up to $40,000. However, school board approval of the expenditure on Oct. 14, 2014 appeared to have been buried in a six-page budget document that listed Henson as a “substitute” teacher. The expenditure report was submitted by the school district’s head of Human Resources Leti Salinas, the wife of Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas.

“[The] Board members did not realize that they had approved a special Expert Consulting hiring,” said the report. Furthermore, Henson's suspicions that Dobbs was having an affair while staying at their home was beginning to drive a wedge in their relationship. Henson and his wife are known to be devoutly religious. At one point, Dobbs’ wife questioned over the phone whether he was having an affair with a district employee. “Dobbs was trying to convince her that he had not had an affair with the district employee,” the report said. “Dobbs handed the phone to [redacted] without warning while telling his wife that [redacted] would vouch for him. [Redacted] stated that he felt extremely uncomfortable and that this was the beginning of the end of their relationship.”

The singular event that kickstarted the school district’s early investigation into Dobbs was the curious decision earlier this year to invite Ray McDonald, a former 49ers defensive end accused of raping an intoxicated woman, to address about 200 at-risk students at Tennyson High School.  At the time, McDonald's high-profile trial had not yet started in nearby Santa Clara County. When the story broke in March, Dobbs denied knowledge of the appearance and later appeared to place blame on the Hayward Promise Neighborhood, a federal education program to help disadvantage youth. He then tried to pin the appearance on the then-principal of Tennyson High School. In the report, Dobbs said, “It wasn’t my fault McDonald got to speak.” He then laid blame again on Hayward Promise Neighborhood and another. “[Redacted] knew about McDonald’s background from the very start and hid it from him,” the investigator wrote. “Dobbs wants to be in control of everything he touches,” the investigator concluded. “It is more likely than not that Dobbs knew about the McDonald event…”

Similar to a previous report on Taylor’s misuse of a school district print shop to create personal campaign signs at significant discount for his recent city council run, the investigator found that Dobbs was aware of Taylor’s actions and may have even initially encouraged the use of the print shop. In an interview with the investigator, Dobbs threw Taylor under the bus. “When the print shop usage came to light, Dobbs shook his head and said how stupid Taylor had been to do such a thing,” the investigator wrote. “He tried to completely distance himself from Taylor.” Dobbs also claimed that Taylor listed him as the city council campaign's treasurer without his permission. A signature is required for the Form 410 used to declare a campaign committee, but Hummel said Thursday the original, unredacted copy of the signature no longer exists with the Hayward City Clerk's office. Therefore, at this time, there is no way of knowing whether Taylor may have forged Dobbs' name on the document.

Supporters of Dobbs often touted his business and promotional acumen over the years for raising the morale of students, teachers and administrators. But, the report describes Dobbs as oblivious to the growing financial problems that surround ballooning cost overruns associated to Measure L, the $229 million school bond approved by Hayward voters in 2014. Dobbs said he relied on the assistant superintendent of business services and another employee to keep him abreast of Measure L projects. He also relied on contractor’s reports, he told the investigator.

Dobbs, however, had no idea how much over budget the Measure L projects had become, stating he believed it was between $10 million and $12 million in the red. “I asked him if it would surprise him to learn Measure L was way more than $10 million over budget,” the investigator wrote. “He replied that it would surprise him a lot. He had no idea.” Measure L is actually around $35 million over budget, Board President Lisa Brunner said Thursday.

The investigator also found that Dobbs and a school district employee were involved in an extramarital affair. The three-year romance began in 2012 when Dobbs was the head of the school district’s business department, the woman told the investigator, and lasted through January 2015. The revelation became pertinent, investigator Hummel said Thursday, after Dobbs accused school board member Luis Reynoso, along with the woman and her husband of conspiring to discredit him. Dobbs also denied the affair ever occurred. However, the investigator found significant evidence that the affair did exist, including evidence of emails found on Dobbs’ school district laptop linking him to the affair.

The woman was also able to describe the interior of Dobbs’ apartment, including one peculiar detail: that he had decorated it with lawn furniture. Unwittingly, Dobbs independently corroborated the description in an interview with the investigator. Dobbs also asserted that he had never invited school employees to his place. Other times, the couple often met at a Motel 6 in Union City, the report said.

Dobbs, though, labeled the woman a “nut” who sent him “poems, pictures and personal notes” and who “stalked him continually,” said the report. But, later, Dobbs admitted the woman appeared at his doorstep wearing a “trench coat crying her eyes out.” This is how she became aware of  the furnishings in his apartment, Dobbs said.

Then, in what the investigator labeled a “fantastic story,” Dobbs said the woman continued to cry before admitting that Reynoso “had conspired with her husband to set Dobbs up in a sexual scandal to discredit him.” Dobbs added that he did not report the accusation to the police because “What could you report? Somebody conspiring to help you lose your job?... What could I report? A beautiful [redacted] woman is trying to solicit—is trying to, you know, you know… No.”

In two statements, signed under penalty of perjury, the husband and wife, now divorced, scoffed at Dobbs’ allegation. The woman said the affair was a mutual relationship between consenting adults and not a case of sexual harassment. “Dobbs was very careful to keep the relationship secret because he was married." She added, Dobbs’ claim of a conspiracy is “absolutely false.”

In the Summer of 2014, once the woman and her husband had divorced over the affair and other marital problems, she said, Dobbs once became “angry and jealous of me being free from my marriage and open to seeing other people.” While, in what she described as an intimate moment, Dobbs “became very aggressive and hit me to the point that I jumped out of bed and defended myself. I told him to stop and to never hit me again.” For all intents and purposes, this was the end of their relationship, she said.

The ex-husband said he had never spoken to anyone else at the school district and had only contacted Dobbs in 2012 to confront him about the affair. Dobbs denied the affair to the husband. However, the investigator was able to locate an email from Dobbs to the woman that read, “Your husband called me. He knows. Fix your shit.”


  1. Wow!!! Tavares, you have done it again getting the big scoop. Curious to see who will step forward to defend him.

  2. I don't think anybody in Hayward actually cares, except for the 13 people who read this blog.

  3. Hayward is a sick place with ghetto teachers that support dobbs. Sickning to watch husd teachers at district today defend dobbs.wow.

  4. what a piece of shi!!!!! AND I GUEST THE 7:49 conmentt Is one of the 13 people who reads this blog!!!

  5. Olden Henson is the person who is usually given "credit" for bringing Stan Dobbs back to Hayward from San Diego. That is why Dobbs stayed at his home. Henson and Taylor go to the same church and I think Dobbs goes to Glad Tidings as well.

  6. What a piece of work. I wonder what the Stan Stan he's our man camp is thinking now? I had heard rumors about the affair. So much for Mr. God-fearing go to church every Sunday. My sweet mom always used to say the biggest devils in the world go to church every Sunday. And, to think Mrs. Dobbs spoke at public forum during the August board meeting and stood up for this asshole.

    Thank god I never had to work with Dobbs at district. He had a reputation for being intimidating and of bullying others to get what he wanted, even when he knew what he wanted was against district policy. It would have been game on if he tried that with me. Of course, he would have fired me like he's fired others who didn't dance to his music. Maybe they'll get some justice now that all of this shady shit has come to light.

    What happened to good old-fashioned character and living an honest, moral life? Motel 6? Really? Really??? How romantic.

  7. Dobbs should have shopped Hayward and got a room at The Islander Motel.

  8. Motel 6 rules. that's where I takes all me hoes. Motel 6 baby that's the new class for over paid ghetto black. Just. FIX YOUR SHIT BABY.

  9. Should have known a Salinas was mixed up in Stan "I've been framed" Dobb's crooked business. Parasites attract other parasites.

  10. This has nothing to do with race, @9:44pm. This is about a man with zero experience in education who actually thought he could successfully lead a school district, who is also a dishonest, intimidating bully with serious anger management problems.

    The only thing worse than an asshole is a racist, stereotyping asshole. If Dobbs was white, his race would never have come into play here. I could give a FLYING SHIT about his race. I care only about what this report shows.

  11. I heard Zermeno is not supporting Stan anymore since he stayed at a motel in Union City and did not shop Hayward for a motel. Hayward on!

  12. This is a bottom feeding place. Tavares doesn't report news, he just stirs the toilet bowl. And the commenters here are illiterate.

    @ 9:00 PM, at least you can type a complete sentence, which is more than you can say for @ 8:10 PM. But you say all that stuff like you are all of that, but you hide behind "anonymous."

    And @ 9:44 is just a racist hater.

  13. By MW:

    If Dobbs is fully and actually guilty of all of the items he has been charged with, then, and based on the "standards" of Bay area government, he should be given a promotion and a huge pay raise.

  14. I laughed out loud at the first sentence. Not because it is true, but because it was funny. Problem is that Steve's only stirring a pot for which we east bay residents need a big plunger

  15. @6:50am - If you bothered to notice, every single post here is anonymous. My post has nothing to do my thinking I'm "all of that", which if you knew me, you'd know that's not who I am. But, if you call not taking bullshit from bullying, intimidating assholes and calling out racists "all of that", so be it.

  16. Tavares, You did a great job exposing Dobbs. I hope Mrs. Dobbs read this article.
    The biggest turd in that toilet is Stan Dobbs. Flush twice. I want to make sure he goes down the drain and is never seen again. This article is worth copying and sharing with others. Now go after Dr. Walker and Taylor. They are the smaller piece of excrement in the bowl. Dr. Walker supports a man who had an affair, while leaving his pretty wife home with the kids? Is her PhD a public high school diploma, or Pile High and Deep diploma? Don’t forget the Poopori. It’ll take the smell away after flushing.
    Remember, Dobbs wanted two letters of recommendation, if he resigned? Dr. Walker can now say, “Dobbs is violent during sex, on his extra martial affair lunch breaks. Don’t waste any money on any anti bullying campaign, because Dobbs won’t read it.” Walker and Taylor can write, “What a good job he did and attach the lawyer’s letter of termination, to help him get another job.” The teacher’s and “Made in Hayward” supporters can all sign it for him. Dobbs needs a mental evolution before his next job and a bully support group. Fuck is Dobbs favorite word. Recommend that!
    Join Arselli’s Parent Union. Parents can demand more charter schools or vouchers. If these Dobb supporting teachers keep caring on about Dobbs, they can be replaced, too. If the teachers ever go on strike and bankrupt our district more, time to replace our well paid teachers, in our failing public schools. There are plenty of new younger graduating teachers that will work for less.
    The poor public needs to know they have other opinions for teaching their kids. How about a Coe-op home school building, for the unvaccinated? We can replace our greedy ill moral teachers, with true professionals who can raise the standard of learning instead of lowing it.
    Hayward schools can’t get the boys to pull up their pants. Students should dress for success not prison. We need a dress code in Hayward. Our well paid teachers can even do that!

  17. Dobbs will still have people who believe he did a great job. Not just regular people, ass kissing politicians, civic leaders and religious gurus too. Just like city council and the hayward fire department union prez who all keep praising chief Garret Contreras for being too drunk to respond to a fire call while on duty, drunk driving a city vehicle and fighting while drunk with an underling. The fd union prez was wrong. Everything Jim Drake said was published in local newspapers and featured on local news stations. It is all a matter of public record, not defamatory as the firefighter said. Odd that Dobbs used the same term "defamatory" just two days later. Another case of someone holding a position of responsibilty and not being fit to do their jobs. Only in Hayward can someone get away with so much crap instead of being arrested or fired from their well paid postion of tesponsibility. This is utterly pathetic. Dressing down citixens for questioming the idiotic decision of former retail manager Fran David. Contreras is a disgrace to all first responders everywhere and an embarrassment to our city.

  18. @6:50am.
    Are you Dr willis from College Bound?

  19. @7:04, if I were, I would capitalize my last name. But I am not.

    @10:34 am: I suppose. You are a cut above the usual trolls around here. I'd enjoy a conversation with you. The thing is, as HUSD employees, we are thoroughly screwed by union politics and the most pathetic five people that ever made up a school board. So yes. I take your point, and thank you. Even if you ignore Dobbs' obvious faults, and his bad temper, there is something about his successes that makes people feel threatened. Because he's black? Because he is not your typical insecure administrator who can't lead and is afraid of their own shadow?

    Once more: my bad for being combative and your good for keeping it classy.

  20. So chest bumping and swearing at your bosses is merely considered an "obvious fault"? Forgive Dobbs because he can't control his temoer and because he is a strong black man? Lowering the bar to raise the test scores only short changes Hayward children's education. Why keep that buffoon Dobbs when there could actually be a good superintendent out there somewhere who has credentials. One who can behave appropriately with his/her bosses as well the community. We need someone qualified, not egotistical, money hungry and disrepectful of others. Race doesn't matter as much as skill and compentency. There have been white superintendents who have screwed up HUSD too. I recall HUSD trying to waste a ton of cash to hire a termed out Bay Area politician. How was that supposed to be student centered and good for the kids?

  21. Wow. I have to admit I was a Dobb supporter until I read this article. On the positive things did improve and he is gone now. Two pluses. Time to move on and find someone with a few more morals. The school board needs a house cleaning too.

  22. Dobbs is a loser.

    Cheated on his wife with an employee.

    He's so stupid he left evidence on his WORK computer. It's not like he was good at hiding the fact anyway. No wonder his HR people kept quitting. No one in their right mind wants to bother with that kind of scandalous drama and potential lawsuit.

    I feel bad for his wife. But I'm happy for the teachers/staff/students now that he's gone.

  23. If I was Stan Dobb's wife I would throw out all the lawn furniture in the garbage from the living room to teach Dobbs a lesson on who is the boss. Fix your shit. Oh and then I would take away his Motel 6 membership card. Now she will really fix the shit of Dobbs.

  24. By MW:

    If Dobbs is really both as sleazy and also as stupid as it would seem he might be based on Hummel's report, then it would be extremely selfish for anyone to attempt to keep him in a position in which he would be primarily only serving the residents of Hayward.

    More specifically, if he is one of the all time "greats" in stupidity, fraud, lying, and all around sleaziness, then, and rather than limiting his work in "public service" only to Hayward, instead we should find, or if necessary even create, a job in which he and his talents could serve the larger community. So at the very minimum we should consider making him a high ranking manager in Alameda County government.

    In fact, I suspect he would be perfect for a high ranking manager's job in the Alameda County's DA's office, Public Works Agency, or County Counsel's office, and since those agencies are always looking to hire phonies, sleazeballs, scumbags, parasites, bloodsucking leeches, and professional pathological liars to scam and rip off the public, AND WHILE THEY GO THROUGH THEIR CHARADES OF PRETENDING TO BE: ONE, INTERESTED IN THE FACTS AND THE TRUTH; TWO, GREAT LIBERALS AND WONDERFUL HUMANITARIANS; THREE, SERVING THE PUBLIC; AND FOUR, DEDICATED TO EFFICIENCY.

  25. I feel sick posting this because I was fooled like many other folks by this man Stan Dobbs. I saw on tv this Stan Dobbs thug and I am posting on this blog to help clear my conscious. Just want to keep real for me and move on.

    I regret supporting Stan "Data" Dobbs and all his bullsh** of "is all for the kids". I was fooled lord yes I was fooled. Is all good he used to tell my church. I am dumping your "visionary" ass, Stan Dobbs and all of your teachers and College Bound thug minions that support you, I too am fixing my sh** by dumping all your asses. You really had me fooled. You disgust me for stabbing my friend John Taylor in the back with your hoodlum behavior and beating of women. Stan you and anyone that supports you is thug and a piece of sh**.

  26. I feel bad for you, @2:26, but it's always better to learn the truth about someone so you can start dealing with who they are, rather than who they pretend to be. Those still on Team Dobbs are still fooled though and believe EB Citizen has just "made this whole story up" as part of the "witch hunt".

    I always have to laugh at the whole Made in Hayward campaign message. The city council is corrupt. The performance of the school district is pathetic (and has been for DECADES). And, what about those students who already know college isn't the answer for them, but rather going through a program where they learn a skilled trade? (Which could result in earning a VERY good living, by the way). What kind of message is having to recite that stupid pledge over and over giving them? Namely, that HUSD only values students who are headed to college.

    I feel badly for your fellow church members too. I've heard nothing but good things about your congregation. Still, I know many will continue to support Dobbs.

    Maybe the next superintendent of HUSD will actually be qualified for the position. That would certainly help a district that is in dire need of strong leadership. I know Dr. Wayne could CERTAINLY use the help! Come to think of it, I think Dr. Wayne would be an excellent choice as the next sup.

  27. Mr. Tavares: If you have a copy of the investigation report, then please upload the full text so the people can read it for themselves. Thank you.

  28. Yes, upload it so the city manager can read it to hayward city council. It is a proven fact that that can't read or think for themselves. Standing by Stan and trying to get rid of the school board. Walker and Taylor should go. That's the only thing I agree with that the propaganda PAC CLASS has been peddling.

  29. totally agree !!! Taylor and Walker should go !!

  30. and also Zermeno, Marquez, Salinas, Mendell should go as well

  31. Walk away Walker and Sara loser Lamnin should go together.

  32. Can't we all just get along?
    I mean.
    Can't we all just fix our shit?
    Way to go College Bound and HEA for supporting a thug like Stan Dobbs that throws his friends under the bus and beats women.

  33. By MW:

    If this article is an accurate portrayal of Dobbs and his conduct, then he should be given the NATE MILEY AWARD IN "HONESTY" & "INTEGRITY."

  34. @2:26am. Don't be fooled! This is all the fancy work of that lucifer board trustee Reynoso. Vote for Hayward CLASS in November and give Reynoso the boot out of Hayward. He has been after College Bound and Dobbs for a long time spreading hate about how College Bound is overpaid to help our underserved African American students. Stan Dobbs is a good God fearing family man. My church is not sorry to support Dobbs. Talk to the great man Stan Dobbs to get the real truth and pay no attention to these racist trolls and racist articles.

    1. Not about race
      About integrity
      Wake up and open your eyes
      He will never admit to anything

  35. @4:12pm There's this cool thing called a dictionary. Look up "racism" and start over with your comment. Might also want to look up "adultery" "intimidation" "liar" "poverty pimp" and my favorite "Lawn furniture."

    Try again.

  36. @4:12 - so you're saying Reynoso made all of this up as a result of his contempt for Dobbs? Is the report from the investigation all just a figment of our imagination and Dobbs is as pure as the driven snow? Yeah, ok - you keep dreamin'.

    This has NOTHING to do with racism! If Dobbs were white, he'd be just as wrong.

    The language in the (what I now understand to be the) "Reynoso report" is pretty specific. Don't you think if Reynoso just made this all up that he'd be JUST a little concerned about being sued by Dobbs for slander? I know I would be.

  37. theres rumors about corrupt dobbs and ms Aranda were having an affair!! anyone knows anything??

  38. @11:02pm - I wouldn't be floating names out there unless you had pretty solid knowledge that there's some truth behind it. Just sayin'.

  39. O.k. Reynoso set Dobbs up for a fall. A little known fact, Reynoso set Dobbs up too when Dobbs went to San Diego. Reynoso made Dobbs talk crap about how SD teachers were overpaid and that class size doesn't matter. 400 people signed a petition to get rid of Dobbs when he was in San Diego. That was based on his stupid, careless statements to the press. Now in Hayward, he loses his job based on his actions and statements. Over 300 Hayward people signed a petition so Dobbs could keep his job. Only in Hayward! The arm pit of the bay. We get what we deserve. Overpaid morons in charge of our children's education, drunks and scammers entrusted with public safety and thumb twiddling city leaders who allow it all to happen for the sake of photo ops. They are all Lucifer's.

  40. Why is it that when employees from within the district expressed their dealings with Stan and others with their willingness to whistle blow, no one believed them. Called them liars. Called them trash. Everyone stood behind Dobbs until a complete outsider exposed the very stuff that the insiders were sharing over a year ago. Really?! I am happy that he was exposed - better late than never. For those employees that stood up to his rants and tantrums.... and others that are afraid of retaliation... know that you have people that will "have your backs" along the way. Many managers have taken a fall. Anyone else out there willing to bring forward other misdeeds of the previous supe? I am sure the Board would have open ears at this point.

    I personally wrote them over a year ago. I advised the Board that if they dug deep with information given to them at that time, they have justifiable reasons to remove Dobbs for cause and save the District's money without the need to pay out Dobbs' contract. I'm happy they finally took action.

    Now its' time to clean up the rest. Hayward students, parents and community are ready for change.

  41. Dobbs is so delusional that he really feels presidential, he does have a lot of Trump and a lot of Clinton. He might be waiting for the dress.

    Did you hear him saying on TV that the board does not know how to FOLLOW visionary people?So he want his bosses to obey him?
    The board did the right thing. Although some abstained out of fear of losing re-election.

    All that stuff about a conspiracy theory is proof of his craziness and being out of touch with reality. People don't have time to plot against someone like him. He's not god.
    He never respected Hayward.
    Only a stepping stone for him, since he is so hungry for political power.
    The issue here will be to see where he goes next, and how many more he uses along the way. Hayward people deserve much better.
    From the beginning he's shown how much of a bully he really is, he's one of those who want people to revolve around him.
    It was not a one man job to improve scores.
    It was 22,000 students and 10,000 or so staff.
    Political friends should think twice before saying he did it all on his own.
    But it only shows that it's not who you are, but who you know. His friends in high places will be surprised one day.
    He was liability for the district, period.

  42. New Pledge for Hayward Residents: "Take Out The Trash. Don't bring it back in. Don't hire more trash. Don't elect more trash. Vote out elected trash who stood up for Dobbs. Take out the trash in Hayward."

    I should sell "TOTT in Hayward" mugs and t-shirts. With proceeds going to the kids.

  43. Data Dobbs ain't got no class and neither does CLASS. He proves the investigator's report was right whenever he opens his big mouth. Dobbs will not hesitate to throw people under the bus. Taylor, Neighborhood Promise, THS Prinicipal just to name a few. His CLASS buddies are next, along with the rest of the school board, even the ones too chicken to vote yes on firing him. CLASS'S Man Stan is vindictive and insane. I knew he had dirt on those crooked politicians downtown why else would they come together to fight so hard to get him reinstated? It wasn't for the kids, who are just a convenient excuse.

  44. 9/14/2016- Board Meeting-The night the superintendent was fired, I was in the back, just observing everyone. Crazy behavior that came from an audience full of educators. One of the screamers is a teacher or principal at another district, another one is a retired principal but employed by HUSD, and the director of the cult in burgundy shirts is a paid contractor with a PhD. The teachers in the back were not any better, shaking hands, given high fives to those that addressed the board in favor of Dobbs. Disrespectful educators, they booed, insulted, and some even used derogatory comments about the speakers in favor of having Dobbs fired. Dobbs supporters made Reynoso look like the perfect pupil.
    9/15/2016 District Office, while the press conference was going on, the cult acted wild, screaming to the top of their lungs. What is going on with people and their cell phones? Some parents from the cult, and the contractor, were with their phones in people’s faces. I saw the paid contractor following the blonde Latino mother who was with a child in her arms. The mom seemed uncomfortable, with the contractor on her face, talking, and the camera on the little girl's face. The contractor was holding her phone up, smiling as she moved around, with her camera on. Creepy!
    With the report in their hands, Dobbs's supporters were still unmoved by the findings. The report was explicit and it seemed this cult is so devoted and blindly supportive of a man without moral fiber, a man without respect for women. It doesn't matter to them. Things are not perfect on this district, that is a fact, but having a superintendent that uses his violent behavior at work and with his intimate partner is not someone parents and educators should be championing for.
    There must be a hidden agenda behind their support, how big is the piece of the pie for them if Dobbs comes back?

  45. that contractor you mention was Dr Willis!!! what a profesional!! the hidden agenda is this, whit corrupt dobbs out, the next one is Dr Willis and her gang. I wonder if she defends dobbs that way,she maybe afraid of loosing her deal whit HUSD. One thing for sure she is loosing is her reputation, just like taylor. The district shouldnt tolerate this type of behaivior from there contractors,she and college bound work for the district,not for liar dobbs!!

  46. Blind support is a VERY scary thing, @10:24pm. It's the kind of support that reminds me of Jim Jones followers. And, most of us can remember what happened to them.

    I can only imagine how crazy the 9/14 board meeting must have been in person. Where is the professionalism? Where is being an example for your students? For your community? But, cult-like behavior doesn't have any real boundaries.

    I feel so horrible for the students of HUSD. They deserve so much better.

  47. where can we find TOTT merchandise...? sign me up. I want a mug.

  48. One person guaranteed a paycheck: Dobbs' attorney - trying to defend his A**! The report definitely will provide the attorney with many hours of work. Try to defend his actions now. They will definitely need to change venue on this one. Community in Hayward would run through many panels of prospective jurors. I don't see this going away for awhile.

    To Dobbs: Walk away. Do the right thing for once. Turn tail and give the kids what they truly need - someone else to clean up your mess and provide an example for the younger generation.

  49. Im just waiting to see when corrupt dobbs turn his eyes to city council and starts blaming the gang in the city council,Marquez,mendell,salinas,zermeno,and the rest.What about Leticia Salinas,she disapered before facing all of this. I wonder why???

  50. so i guess the city council now is going to look for a candidate to replace there man, corruct dobbs!!! I believed they want some people out of the board,but not dobbs.. ho well ,to bad there best corruct candidated is GONE!!

  51. @8:09
    To bad for the council that allready spend so much money in their flyers,but dindnt include a candidate for the superintendent posicion.
    I dont think they saw this one coming.
    I hope they are not spending money in the campaing that is suppost to go for more important things in the city.We ad comunity should demand the council to provided in writtig all the spences for that campaing,and if they are actig as citizen of hayward and not as council is very wrong since they are using there political power to favor their candidates,so for all the latino voters out there ,dont believe Zermeno or any of then,they are all corruct!!!!

  52. We need to send Dobbs to kindergarten.
    He need to learn about telling the truth, no lies, and no bullying.
    Stealing ideas from other people?
    Made in Hayward was not his idea?
    Now I'm mad.
    But wait, parents should be telling their kids they can go to college and be successful.
    It is not a politician who needs to do that.
    It's all of us each day at home, supporting our children and loving them.
    Let's not wait for an administrator to take credit for us working everyday to provide, help, and support our children.

  53. totally agree whit you@10:50am

  54. Good point, @10:50am. Our children are going to listen to SOMEONE. Better to have them listen to the ones who love and want the best for them, rather than some sleazy, deep pockets administrator who really could give a flying leap about them.

  55. Typical nuts that believe everything they read or see on the news. SMDH...

  56. Typical nuts that believe witness accounts, facts, an investigation, and his own admissions. SMDH...

  57. @11:45 I guess the DA is nuts too that will be going after Dobbs and Taylor? Oh and the affidavits of the employees harassed and the woman that got beat up are nuts too? Oh and the board that filed police reports are nuts too? Typical ghetto mentality not to face the truth when exposed. The thug mentality is all over the city of Hayward. The only nuts I see are the ghetto people I saw in the wednesday meeting screaming yelling at the board. Does any one know who that teacher or principal is that was yelling "Reynoso you are done" and the College Bound people leader?

    College Bound is more like Ghetto Bound, way to go Hayward. Go Ghetto Bound Go!!

  58. College Bound = Ghetto Bound

    Good one!

    Nothing like having a good cup of coffee and reading ebcitizen on a 20min break to lighten up the day reading about Hayward. Good job Steve Tavares! Great reporting! Keep up the coverage of the East Bay!

  59. Yesterday, I was handing out copies of the first page of Steve Tavares’ blog on Stan Dobbs to the students and parents of Mount Eden High. I had written look up the rest of the article. I was on the public sidewalk and walking car to car, speaking to the parents parked near the curb. When school got out, I moved to the handicap curb near Panama to hand out this paper, so the Students could take this article home and look up the rest of what Mr. Dobbs was accused of. The security guards came to the corner and told me to move, because I was blocking the students walking on the corner crossing the street. I told them this is a public side walk and I am doing nothing wrong. I step down off the curb into the street gutter and the security guards still wanted me to move across the street. I was NOT on school property. The street gutter wasn’t good enough. The guards didn’t call the campus police, to make me move off the sidewalk. Probably because the police couldn’t tell me the sidewalk is school grounds.
    They have security cameras on campus, why didn’t the principal use the cameras when he accused me of being on campus? The principal said,” Students reported I was on campus.” Why doesn’t the principal look at the cameras before accusing someone falsely?
    I did move across the street to speak to a parent and students about vaccinations. After some time, as I was across the street from the school, the Mount Eden Principal came running across the street, in his African blouse holding a walkie talkie, to tell me, “ “I can not hand out papers on the school property and the article I was passing out was Not true.” I told him I was NOT on school property, only the side walk and in the street talking to the parked car drivers. You don’t own the side walk.
    These children and their parents who protested supporting Dobbs need to know who and what they are supporting. The entire investigation is in that blog. SF Gate refers to Tavares’ blog for the report on Dobbs. The principal lied claiming that EBCitizen blog is false. Check it out: EBCitizen.com. The tax payers paid for that investigation and the public should have access to it.

  60. Tired of all the negativity here. I think Mr. Tavares must be being paid to badmouth HUSD and its employees by Reynoso. "Be the change you want to see in the world" not someone who takes this website's articles as a way to make POSITIVE change for the Hayward community.

  61. Sorry @ 05:21 PM, but telling the truth to the public is not badmouthing HUSD. Dobbs and his questionable behavior already did the school district in. Firing Dobbs is a positive change. He brought HUSD down and didn't lift anyone up but himself.

  62. HUSD teachers are dedicated, caring, put in a ton of personal time, constantly pressured to raise test scores, only to be underminded by reckless administrators.

  63. Overpaid Administrators & a grossly overpaid Superintendent are tanking the district. Kudos to the frontline HUSD workers who do their jobs and act their age. The unprofessional, hysterical teachers and paid consultants who back Dobbs no matter what, are a different breed. They should join Dobbs on the unemployment line. Dobbs is a violent man. Beating up his paramour and chest bumping his bosses. No excuse for domestic violence. What does that say about our community? Our local politicians have mothers, wives, daughters and sisters but little respect for women in general. They support Dobbs. That is insane.

  64. In regards of the MEHS, it is normal that the principal there act like that,since he is dobbs little bitch!!!

  65. I totally agree, @9:00pm. I've seen many examples of truly excellent teachers at HUSD who are dedicated to their students.

    Not every HUSD teacher is of the unprofessional, screaming and swearing at the board meetings variety. There is a way to voice your opposition and concern without looking like a fool.

  66. @5:29.
    Totally agree we have excellent teachers at HUSD but also have some that got infected by the gettho ones everybody saw at that metting, including Dr Willis from college gang.
    The supperb gettho one that was yelling at the end of the metting is Mellissa Sigars!!someone toll me is a principal from contra costa!! I fell very sorry for those kids and that district. Ones they see the video im going to send them of this woman in action they would probrably fire her too!!! I dont think that district would like that bad image!!

  67. I don’t see where anybody is talking about him giving his friends jobs. People who work inside the district office know that if you are not in his clique you can be fired or not get promoted or tortured into quitting. The Hensen part of the report is only the surface of what goes on there for workers. Management jobs have been created with top pay only to be handed to his friends. Personnel agenda Jun-17-15 $179 grand for Benson to work from home plus $125 a day if she has to come into the office. To do what? Create professional development plans for classified staff from her couch? What programs are those? Did anybody notice any classified professional development courses going on? CBO job posting $150 grand to $185 grand and only his ONE friend ended up on the ranking list? Another job also “A1” range pay like Benson’s had 7 people ranked, but only ONE ranked for a CBO job? Then her deal was sweeter than the job ad $187 grand plus a minimum 12 months pay if she’s let go or the rest of her 3 year contract whichever is greater. Did the CBO before her get that deal? No. Did any employee get that type of contract but her? No. Check personnel agenda Jun-29-15. Director of Institutional Advancement, communication coordinator - all big money jobs, all friends. What do you think the coalition is to replace the board members? If he gets his people in place and then he comes back by miracle, sorry for us, sorry for the supplies the kids won’t get. School districts have money, you see where corrupt leaders put it. So yea, I can see why everyone is trying to be his friend.

  68. Walker said that Dobbs shouldn't have been fired.she said that he should have been "suspended or something similar" at the candidates forum this past Wednesday. The stooge candidates of CLASS seemed to agree with Walker. Dobbs should have been arrested. Only in Hayward can a "leader" be a real POS and get away with it. Guess its like Ramos said CLASS's ringers can't read and they are knuckleheads.

  69. Ho lord!!! Walker is no good for our kids, everytime the board try to make a desicion, financially or economicaly speaking, in benefit of our kids or the district but differ from what dobbs plans were,she always kichen out and always uses her stupid statements like, i want to give the superintendent another opportunity!!she for sure needs to go, her devotion to a violent corrupt man like dobbs make her loose her sense of her duties as board member.
    Dr Walker, dont you ever said again that you are there for the kids!!!you had been there for dobs all along, you idiot!!!

  70. Walker the idiot that runs away while lying to the public.

  71. 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 Trump...)

  72. 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

  73. Disagree with dzzuy.
    Reynoso is the only person willing to speak up on many issues. The only one willing to go against the current, and so that upsets people. Unfortunately, he does not have the eloquence that he needs. So his powerful message gets lost in repetition sometimes.
    But he is a man with integrity.
    He has been that moral compass for the district, and that is something needed anywhere.
    He might seem quiet but he is very smart.
    People need to vote for him dzzuy.
    A school board is not a place for politics or politicians. It has to be a place for school business.

  74. @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

  75. 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.

  76. @3:10 you are 100% and that is why I will vote again for Reynoso

    @dzzuy you are completely wrong. I am a teacher and I can tell you that if it was not for Dr. Reynoso I would not have a job today. He has stood up for so many teachers and for classified staff too for 8 years, He has not changed . He is still the same sole voice against corruption. So , I guess the person above is right and I don't know you but you must be corrupt too.

  77. Like you said .(Reynoso gave you a job.. That why you act stupid.. As a teacher , you need to work harder to earn you job) .,For several years, the Hayward Unified School District has ranked the bottom among all school district in the region , to fixing these problem requires new leadership . That is why to elect school board member who will focus on student and work together to improve their education experience
    I am Asian American , I will vote for Bob Carlson, Dan Goldstein on Nov 8 .. I vote for them because I think this is a time ( Reynoso, Walker, Taylro) NEED to go . If you see this video , you will know why I want them out
    In a school district like HUSD , your child Need your voice