Should Contributors To School Board Members Political Campaigns Be Considered For Superintendent Job?


The Miami Herald reports Broward Schools have set a mid-September deadline for hiring James Notter’s replacement. The Herald says the School Board will name an interim superintendent from within the District. Multiple sources have told RED BROWARD that Dr. Joel D. Herbst is the leading candidate. Herbst is the Broward School District’s South

Dr. Joel D. Herbst

Area Superintendent. The South Area is Ann Murray’s neck of the woods. It is also home to School Board Member Jennifer Gottlieb’s Beachside Village Montessori School; a boondoggle highlighted in the recent Grand Jury report.

Jennifer Gottlieb was re-elected in  August 2010. Ms. Gottlieb’s husband, Ken Gottlieb was elected to the Broward County bench in 2010.

On March 27, 2009, Wellness Matters Inc., a Boca Raton based corporation, gave a $500.00 political contribution to Jennifer Gottlieb’s campaign:

On December 21, 2009, Wellness Matters Inc. gave a $500.00 contribution to Ken Gottlieb’s campaign.

State of Florida documents show Wellness Matters, Inc. is owned by Julie Herbst of Boca Raton, Florida. It appears Wellness Matters Inc is a distributor of the food supplement known as “JUICE PLUS”.

Palm Beach County records show Wellness Matters Inc. operates from a home owned by Julie Herbst and Joel D. Herbst.

Dr. Joel D. Herbst did not respond to our request for comment.

Do You Really Want Things To Change?

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If you really want things to change, then you have to stop playing their game. They set the rules. The game is rigged. You cannot win.

They want you to get mad; They want you to get frustrated. They’re banking on you packing up and going home.

Phony protests lead to an arrest at Allen West’s town hall. Similar staged AstroTurf events happened at Daniel Webster and Paul Ryan events. Is that the story? Nope. They equate this childish behavior to the tea party protests. By doing so, they bet Republicans won’t complain. But they know that’s not true.

Most Tea Party events were spontaneous, grassroots affairs. How much would you bet these protests are concocted in the DCCC offices?

The President finally releases his birth certificate. Instead of asking what took him so long, they wonder why you wanted to see it.

We can’t win. But we won’t just go away. So, let’s change the playing field.