U46 Board Member Cody Holt and the Gasthaus closes today on Left, Right and You!

With the smiling Conservative back at my side, we’ll be talking to Cody Holt (by phone) about his bullying consultancy “no” vote. Is it really fair to lump him in with fellow Board Member Jeanette Ward’s anti-gay dissenting statement? We’ll find out!

Cody Holt

Then Larry and I will give you the real story on the Gasthaus Zur Linde’s closing – not the stilted version offered by a local reporter and the downtown Elgin cabal who love nothing more than to disparage anyone who isn’t them. The truth is, the Gasthaus had more chance than most of us get in a lifetime and all they had to do was apply for the appropriate liquor license.

That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. Don’t miss it!

One thought on “U46 Board Member Cody Holt and the Gasthaus closes today on Left, Right and You!

  1. Mr. Cody Holt may be new in this position, however, he hit the nail on the head. These consultants have been close personal friends with the MTSS Coordinator for many years. The MTSS Coordinator goes back with the one over 20 yrs. They first worked together as teachers at Sunnydale Elementary and when the current MTSS Coordinator became principal at Glenbrook Elementary around 2004 her close friend soon followed where they wete joined with the other consultant who was also a teacher.. The two consultants worked under the direction of the MTSS Coordinator who at the time was their Principal. Later in the decade the two consultants left the classroom and became district PBIS coaches (teacher positions). There are two components to the MTSS process, academic and the behavioral. U46 utilizes the PBIS framework to address the behavior component of the MTSS process. These two consultants focus on PBIS and not on MTSS. They were never MTSS Coaches only district PBIS Coaches (the schools have internal PBIS Coaches that report back to the district and not MTSS coaches as Cody stated – he misspoke. Lots of new acrynms for him, too.) Their belief (consultants) is that if all the behavioral issues are removed, then all students can learn. Although this is correct to a degree there are many students out there with holes in their learning. Just because you are 5 doesn’t mean that your brain development is at a 5 year level. Also, there are students entering school at 5, but turn 6 in early Sept vs. the 5 yr olds who turn 6 in Aug. This lack of academic ability is much more prevelant than the behavior problems. Why is this not being addressed? Why aren’t we hiring consultants who can address MTSS. Check the state RTI website since these resources exist.

    These consultants were employed by the district last year to ‘train up’ the 4 district MTSS Coaches. Very little was taught since their management style was so absurd they created a totally dysfunctional department and the MTSS Coordinator allowed it. They wasted almost $600,000 of the tax payers money and robbed the students of these resources. So, as far as Cody Holt is concerned, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then perhaps it is a duck.

    Former District MTSS Coach

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