Friday, August 26, 2016

Dr. Sylvia Atkinson, Bringing Experience and Baggage to the Campaign for BISD Trustee, Position 7

Dr. Sylvia Atkinson
With stints as superintendent in Los Fresnos, Santa Rosa and El Paso, plus considerable administrative experience at BISD, Sylvia Atkinson can submit a resume' unmatched by any of the 18 candidates still in the running for BISD trustee.

That experience is reflected in Atkinson's list of "My priorities" on her Facebook campaign page: No new taxes, balanced budget, raises for teachers and support staff, 22-1 student-teacher ratio in the classroom, restoring cuts to special needs programs, etc.


We asked Atkinson if she was being supported by Mike Hernandez III and Carlos Marin of the ignominious OP 10.33 phony advocacy group.

"No, but if they do try to contribute to my campaign, I will refuse the donation, suggesting they instead send the contribution to BISD or to BISD's lowest performing schools," stated Atkinson.

"I'm aware that you're not a big supporter of BISD Superintendent Zendejas," I suggested.

"I'm concerned about the disconnect between this administration and the community," Atkinson responded.

"I've heard you're concerned about the availability of pre-k," Atkinson continued.


Student, Denied Pre-K, but Surviving
"Well, I was a bit concerned that, in one family, the boy with more obvious Anglo features, was denied the opportunity, because he spoke English, while his brother, with more obvious Hispanic features, was enrolled without a hitch, while also speaking English.  It may not be a racist policy, but it's implemented in a racist way at BISD." 

Atkinson replied that she'd worked with Senator Lucio to make pre-k universal, but thought the bill would not pass.

"It's simply not right to deprive one segment of our community the opportunity for pre-k," she offered. (I agree with Atkinson on this.  The implementation of this program is beyond dumb. Would it not help kids not proficient in English to be grouped with native speakers?  Would not the English-speaking kids be benefited by picking up some Spanish as well as familiarize themselves with the school routine?  Duh!)

Atkinson's several brief tenures with various school districts were not without controversy. According to reports, she left the Santa Rosa School District with an $800,000 shortfall.  At Socorro ISD of El Paso, there were charges of nepotism when three of her friends from Santa Rosa were elevated over more qualified job applicants.  At BISD, while Atkinson was Human Resources Director, her brother Charlie, the former City Commissioner, was hired as a coach over several more qualified applicants, despite not having a teaching degree.

Here are a couple blog comments from the archives that see Atkinson from different perspectives:

She's a tough cookie, but I work with her on a advisory committee of teachers. She's been nothing but professional with us. She makes no excuses for wanting equal levels of staffing at each campus so some people are not happy without the extra staff they got out of Susan Fox. I don't think she wants to be Superintendent. She is very supportive of Mr. Montoya and always gives him credit for anything positive. She even told us at our last meeting how much he is doing to get us raises next year. I think you are just listening to the haters.
Also, this one:

Oh, someone forgot to follow SA to Eagle Pass. She didn't leave there with flying colors. She leaves a trail of nothing but waste material. She stabs friends in their back after they help her get certain positions for she tries to overrun them. She is like the kid in the neighborhood who would not play if he could not be the pitcher. Sure she tells teachers at meeting that Dr. Montoya is a really nice guy. Sure, he is, but he forgets that he is wearing pants. She is a good talker and because she is so intelligent can really pull the wool over your eyes if you allow it.

Atkinson's opposition for BISD, Position 7 includes the extremely popular Rigo Bocanegra, a fireman and community activist, who today led a group of disgruntled bus drivers on a march to the BISD administration building.

The incumbent is Hector Chirinos, who made an absolute mess of the BISD Transportation Department during his tenure.

Norberto Rangel and Orlando Carlos Trevino are also running (also rans?) for Position 7.  

39 comments:

  1. Orlando Trevino is a great guy. I hope he wins. Our school misses him!

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  2. Atkinson is a prick or wishes she had one.

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  3. Her slogan is Still believing in BISD.....

    Does she still believe in Lis Fresnos?

    How about Santa Rosa?

    She's got to still believe in Socorro, right?

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  4. Dr Atkinson unfortunately has a personal agenda, which obviously has nothing to do with the platform she promotes and is contradicting the mission to serve in the best interest of the kids. If you want a repeat of Charlie Atkinson on the city commission vote for Dr. Sylvia Atkinson for BISD Trustee. My vote is for Rigo Bocanegra, who is sincere and has pledged to serve in the best interest for the children.

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    1. Spot on Pat Rigo assured us Presas-garcia was good for BISD, now we are out $205,000 in attorneys fees over her frivolous lawsuit. Rigo assured us wheel chair stealing Carlos Elizondo was the right man. now you ask us to trust Rigo? You will never change Pat.

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  5. I find it hard to believe that's not Charlie on those signs.

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  6. Pat we both know that Rigo has an agenda as well. He has major personal issues with Carlos Elizondo and has tried to press criminal charges against him. Rigo is a nice guy but Sylvia is the better candidate.

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    1. Who cares what Pat says. He has his own personal agenda.

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  7. Jim,
    Sylvia is lying to you about not being supported by OP 10.33. She's with Mike Hernandez III all the way. There will likely be no paper or money trail left, but she's in up to her eyeballs.

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  8. There you go Kimberly Dale! You are Rigos mouthpiece because he is not man enough to fight his own battles. He uses u bruta. If anybody took money from OP 10/33 it was you and after you got fired you turned against them. You are so full of it. You are a Politiquera that over charges for calls you don't make.

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    1. FYI, Rigo is all man and I was NEVER fired from OP 10.33. I quit! Get your facts straight Ms. Atkinson.

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    2. Yes Carlos I worked for Jose Angel Gutierrez WHO IS EMPLOYEED BY MIKE HERNANDEZ FOUNDER OF OP-1033.From December to March and yes I was getting paid $500.00 a week to work for him , and yes the MONEY came from Mike Hernandez founder of OP-1033. D&L LEASING. AND I DID NOT GET FIRED YOU PRICK!! THE JOB ENDED WHEN BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN LOST. GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT.AND PLEASE DO NOT WRITE A COMMENT AS IF I ANSWERED IT. I AM A WOMAN ENOUGH TO TELL YOU THAT I AM ANSWERING YOUR COMMENT.WITH MY NAME YOU PIECE OF SHIT!! PINCHE PELON MARICON. AND IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY , TELL ME IN MY FACE DO NOT SEND YOUR SOLIDERS TO TEXT ME TO PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU IN FACEBOOK YOU CRY BABY. NI VERGUENZA TIENES!!! DUDE... AND I AM NOT RAT LIKE YOU... I WORK FOR MY MONEY I DO NOT STEAL TO GET WHAT I WANT. "MUERTO DE HAMBRE" AND JUST TO TELL YOU !! YOU HAVE BEEN THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT AS A CANDIDATE IN BROWNSVILE THAT I HELPED GET ELECTED IN DOING YOUR PHONE BANKING, DON'T YOU REMEMBER THAT YOU HAD ME LIKE A " BRUTA" MAKING FOR YOU, BEGGING ME PLEASE I NEED TO WIN!!! WIN!!! NO CHINGUES CON LA PALABRA BRUTA BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS USE THE WORD!! MALAGRADECIDO!!!! "WORD"

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    3. Yes Carlos I worked for Jose Angel Gutierrez WHO IS EMPLOYEED BY MIKE HERNANDEZ FOUNDER OF OP-1033.From December to March and yes I was getting paid $500.00 a week to work for him , and yes the MONEY came from Mike Hernandez founder of OP-1033. D&L LEASING. AND I DID NOT GET FIRED YOU PRICK!! THE JOB ENDED WHEN BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN LOST. GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT.AND PLEASE DO NOT WRITE A COMMENT AS IF I ANSWERED IT. I AM A WOMAN ENOUGH TO TELL YOU THAT I AM ANSWERING YOUR COMMENT.WITH MY NAME YOU PIECE OF SHIT!! PINCHE PELON MARICON. AND IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY , TELL ME IN MY FACE DO NOT SEND YOUR SOLIDERS TO TEXT ME TO PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU IN FACEBOOK YOU CRY BABY. NI VERGUENZA TIENES!!! DUDE... AND I AM NOT RAT LIKE YOU... I WORK FOR MY MONEY I DO NOT STEAL TO GET WHAT I WANT. "MUERTO DE HAMBRE" AND JUST TO TELL YOU !! YOU HAVE BEEN THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT AS A CANDIDATE IN BROWNSVILE THAT I HELPED GET ELECTED IN DOING YOUR PHONE BANKING, DON'T YOU REMEMBER THAT YOU HAD ME LIKE A " BRUTA" MAKING FOR YOU, BEGGING ME PLEASE I NEED TO WIN!!! WIN!!! NO CHINGUES CON LA PALABRA BRUTA BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS USE THE WORD!! MALAGRADECIDO!!!! "WORD"

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    4. You can always depend on Kimberly "Doll" Dale (more like "puppet") to keep things classy.

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    5. Daaaam! Carlos just got slammed off the top rope.

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    6. Kimberly keep it classy. Just like you keep your daughter classy (la mushy). Pinche BOLA de mierda tienes Cuerpo de rana.

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    7. Awe you think word hurt me, you should know better then that!! Chief!!! Man the truth must be bothering you... So much hostile!!! Ohh I am so scared!!!! Jajajaja!! Remember be when I say this word.." KARMA WILL COME BACK TO HUNT YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT"" MARK MY WORDS!!! WORDS DO NOT HURT ME CHEIF!! YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT ALREADY.... TELL ME IN MY FACE DO NOT HIDE BEHING A SCREEN, THAT SHOWS YOUR A CHICKEN SHIT!!! "Word""

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  9. Anyone, Sylvia Atkinson, can say that her motives are honest and make statements that her agenda is that of a positive one. She can even admit her intentions are to help the children, community and BISD 's employees. Nevertheless, actions are stronger than words and her actions have proven that she is only thinking of herself and not anyone inferior to her.

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    1. All of the Actkinson women who have been administrators in BISD on concerned about getting something for themselves . None of them can be trusted. They will knife any one in the back.

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  10. Rigo for one thing has helped many people and many many candidates for the past 10 years with nothing to gain.helping others took a lot of time from his own family He has shown loyalty and true friendship and will do the same for the kids ,employees and taxpayers of BISD.

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  11. Sylvia A is not an fair person as she has demonstrated with many in bisd. Many sat hours waiting for her outside her office SO SHE show who was boss. Dr.A has damaged the reputation of many honest hard working people in bisd. Please stay put in rio hondo Dr. A. LEAVE BISD ALONE. VOTE FOR ANYONE ELSE BUT NOT Sylvia A-PLUS, AS her signs read.

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    1. Mary Rey said....
      I would vote for Silvia

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  12. 11:12 AM comment made by Rigo himself. Supporting a candidate means actually holding their signs, making calls, and getting your friends and family to vote for them. Not just saying you support them when you're at someone else's pachanga. Get a life dude.

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    1. Rigo never helped during my 2014 campaign, and if I remember correctly, he stopped talking to me altogether. my friend Flor questioned him, as to why? We were friends one day and the next day he turned his face the other way ???? O well! God Bless them all <3

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  13. Please do your research about this lady's spending habits in every district s has been in. She spends tax payers' money as it was hers leaving districts in troubled deficits. She spends to please her favorite administrators and partners and cuts from areas where she is in odds with others. Ask the questions in her previous and current district. Everyone from rio hondo wants out from under this nose. Don't just take from me, ask the questions. In brownsville she ran circles around superintendent and got away with it and she want to dictate again. Not good.

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  14. Why do you post Bobby's comment on one gives a damn about his opinion. He is too chicken shit to post all comments on his blog....Bobby WC your opinion sucks !?

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    1. Yep Boobby's blog has gone to the shitter his opinion really doesn't matter.Now he's telling everyone that he is not voting in this Bisd election what an idiot,like if that will make things better. maybe he's constipated

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  15. No new taxes, balanced budget, raises for teachers and support staff, 22-1 student-teacher ratio in the classroom, restoring cuts to special needs programs?
    How are you going to pay for that? Someone is living in a dreamworld.

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    1. by stopping all the illegal kids

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  16. Why is Adela attacking Kiko Rendon for the sole reason that he endorsed Rigo Bocanegra. I see Adela goes back way with Sylvia Atkinson and she wants Sylvia to win. But don't worry Sylvia Adela has your consolation price just in case you don't win, Adela will push for you to get Tercero's job. Adela is throwing her tantrums that is why she is known as the bully at the TSC board.

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  17. Mary Rey Said.... I am with Sylvia!!!!

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    1. I do not know.why if Atkinson never did nothing for her when Mary Rey was a candidate, the one who did for her was the Brownsvile Fire fighters. That includes Rigo, helped her. But oh well each their own.

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  18. What Rigo should be concerned with is keeping his marriage! Rigo has been fucking Hilda from Veterans for years. Hilda should be paying attention to her kid and husband and not the loser of Rigo.

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  19. Kimberly, like you, I stand by what I say or post. Unlike many who make up stuff or attack anonumously because for the most part are cowards and like you stated about Carlos Elizondo, he uses people and tries to intimidate those that do support him. We need to vote these self serving individuals. Can you please call at 956-572-8172 or email me ahumadapat@aol. Thanks

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  20. Posting, by using a small phone is not easy and a word or two is left out, but the gist was that these self serving individuals try to intimidate those that do NOT support them and are vindictive. More reason to recognize that they run in packs, because they cannot stand on there own. People like Carlos Elizondo hide as Anonymous and it is time to wake up the voters and vote these people out, because they stand for nothing and could careless about our community. They care about themselves and prey on the weak.

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  21. Good afternoon everyone,
    I would like you to know that this is my FIRST POST ON THIS ARTICLE. Someone is going out of her/his way to post and respond as if I am/was doing it. IM NOT AND I DID NOT!! I just got my replacement phone on September 1, 2016. I will post a picture of the receipt (no that I have to) so you all can see it, and hopefully those trying to "speak for me" can abstain from doing it, or as my dad used to say: "Shut the fuck up"!!
    I normally make my decision on who to vote for, based on the candidate's history of his or her performance and platform, as I'm sure all candidates bring good ideas to the table, however, we need to choose the best.
    Thank you,
    Mrs. M. S. Rey

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