Recently, Colleen Hoover wrote a letter to the editor disparaging the current HUSD School Board. How hypocritical! Colleen should examine her own actions. She personally made thousands of dollars "double dipping." She got paid her regular salary as a classroom teacher on days she was traveling to Nashville and other places while working for a private corporation. She and many of her friends who are trying to recall the current board made a lot of money leaving their classroom to a substitute teacher. They hate the fact that the current board cut off their money. This little moneymaking cartel included former superintendent Richard Bray's wife along with the wife of ousted board member Eric Swanson.


In addition to ending this debacle, the current board members put an end to illegal bids. Gott Construction, a company owned by the husband of Diane Gott, Director of Facilities Planning for HUSD was awarded a contract to build Mission Crest Elementary school. This improper contract was awarded by the former board and correctly overturned by the current board. Former board member Nellie Gogley, who approved this arrangement, is actively involved in attempting to recall current board members. Finally, re-bidding Mission Crest saved HUSD close to a million dollars.


This sheds some light on why Colleen Hoover, and ousted board members Nellie Gogley and Lori Neilson are so strongly motivated to recall this board. Just follow the money ... this recall election will cost tax payers about a quarter of a million dollars.