It has come to our attention that the embattled Ms. Verjeana Jacobs (Chairperson of the Board of Education – BOE) is throwing a breakfast for influential members of the board, parents and union members which includes school principals after her defeat in the primary elections.
The Reform Sasscer movement is exposing this scandal to show there is a conflict of interest and is cumulative. The scandal is being perpetrated by Dr. William Hite Jr. and Ms. Verjeana Jacobs to mobilize school Principals and the Presidents of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) into supporting a campaign for Ms. Jacobs using student funds in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) using illegal methods. In our view, this is a waste of tax payer money, bribery of the highest order and corruption. Why does Chairperson Verjeana Jacobs suddenly feel the need to have a community engagement breakfast with the unions and other leaders she has not reached out to in 6 years? On top of all, the event is taking place in an expensive restaurant. The invitation went out to PTA/PTO/PTSO Presidents, Vice Presidents and Principals in the entire PGCPS District on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 4:07 PM. (see attached breakfast). This is an attempt to undermine the smooth political campaigns and pressure the Principals and the PTA Presidents at Tax payers’ expense. This is unacceptable. We demand an immediate investigation and a full reimbursement of the tax payer’s money.
We are astounded by the turn of events by Mrs. Jacobs and Superintendent Hite. Why invite members of a union that did not endorse or support her after she was exposed for engaging in corruption in the last 6 years as the chairperson of the Board of Education in PGCPS? The reasons for her actions may include an effort to undermine the solidarity of the union or fear of exposure. She seem to have run out of steam! The Board of Education, led by Verjeana Jacobs and the administration of Dr. William Hite has been in bed with some corrupt union members as well as the former county executive Jack John for sometime. Their relationship with both Leslie Johnson and Jack Johnson have been compromising the quality of service in Prince George’s County schools. “This is another attempt to interfere and break the union inorder to maintain status quo” said one union staffer recently. However, “It will not work!”, she continued to say. Members of the public are fed up with what is going on in our schools and they are too smart to take the bait. Mrs.Verjeana Jacobs, your desperation is showing and come November 2012, the voters will speak loud and clear. They will send you home packing for good!