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Are Broward Democrats Playing Games With Ely High Scoreboard?


What do you think? Last minute wrench thrown in to sabotage Ely scoreboard leads to community outrage!

Ely parents and alum angry because they raised close to $60,000 for scoreboard. Taxpayers see more waste. District employees demand installation be done by well-connected construction interests.

This leads to a raucous board meeting where Republican board member(s) forced to take position that may hurt electoral prospects. Candidates in District 5 (home to Ely HS) get to demagogue and play hero. All coordinated by “consultants” with ties to board members and other politicians.

In other words, the same old bullsh*t.

Broward Democrats play games with your kids, your schools, and your money. They don’t care about the kids. It’s all about gaining an electoral advantage and helping their well-connected friends.

They’re banking on no one paying attention.

But people are paying attention…

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.