Thursday, November 23, 2017

Remember when Billy Jones won a public records lawsuit against the City of Greensboro; Most in our community don't, as they weren't informed by most of our local press corps

If the City collaborated with Say Yes, which looks likely, 
considering they were some of the same people on both sides,
there may be criminal consequences associated with actions taken 
by both City employees, executives and elected officials
and former employees who were in charge of public records requests
which would be Donnie Turlington and Mary Vigue
as it looks like they personally gained financially from stifling information
as City employees to get the jobs they were given,
and then as Say Yes employees who violated IRS records laws







Billy Jones sued the City for records the City refused to produce, 
noting Say Yes Guilford and Say Yes to Education also refused to produce 
in concert with the City 
after Vigue and Turlington stopped working for the City

and started working for Say Yes, but most have no knowledge of the action,
because our local press didn't report it.

"City of Greensboro, mayor sued over access to public records" by Roch Smith Jr.

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/city-of-greensboro-mayor-sued-over.html

Friday, August 12, 2016; The City of Greensboro has prevented an information request concerning Say Yes to Education for more than 38 weeks

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-city-of-greensboro-has-prevented.html


Greensboro's City Council should be ashamed of themselves
for misleading our community

"In February, when Say Yes to Education Guilford requested proposals for an outside group to hire family-support specialists to work with students at 12 schools, leaders hoped to have a contract signed by the end of March and personnel in place at the end of last school year.

But that’s yet to happen. Say Yes still hasn’t inked a contract with a potential vendor to hire anyone.

According to the chapter’s new interim director Donnie Turlington, the plan stalled because the committee overseeing the initiative is looking for a recurring source of money that would pay for the specialists beyond this first year, which is covered.

After Donnie lied through his teeth with full knowledge
the payouts could not be made, months before the story broke

Say Yes National’s $15 million commitment to the Guilford chapter hasn’t changed, he said.

No mention of money Say Yes' money invested in the founder's fund
with most of the investments located in "South America and the Caribbean".

But the committee wants to find money that will help keep the initiative going before the specialists are ever hired and sent into schools.

How much of "Say Yes National’s $15 million commitment to the Guilford chapter"
has been delivered?

One would think a reporter would ask and deliver the information, 
but not at the News and Record, which is a propaganda outlet
which keeps our community in the dark
about actual facts that really matter  

It’s a little unclear yet whether that’s going to be a boon or a stumbling block for the much-heralded program that’s dealt with some blows in the past year, mainly from being unable to live up to some expectations related to its scholarship program.

The Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Board should be ashamed of themselves
for misleading our community

Getting future financing for the specialists would provide stability for the program...

Say Yes is a massive fraud 
committed by those who knew the program was unsustainable
including Guilford County's School Board and Greensboro's City Council
with zero accountability as usual by the News and Record,
while our paper of record kisses local municipal ass
as they try to unload their property in downtown Greensboro

Reached by phone this week, Turlington sounded optimistic about the situation and said he applauded the committee’s desire to focus on long-term sustainability...

Turlington pulled a fast one on Guilford County's kids and their parents,
and should be tarred, feathered and shipped out of town in a trash truck
for misleading so many while knowing what would happen

...Say Yes to Education is a New York-based national education nonprofit with a chapter in Guilford County. The 2015 announcement of the Guilford chapter came with much fanfare after the county raised millions of dollars for scholarships and competed with other cities across the country to nab the partnership.

But since then, things haven’t always gone smoothly.

How much money has Say Yes Guilford actually raised Jessie Pounds?

How much is actually left?

Don't the answers to the former two questions seem important to know?

Say Yes distributed about $5.8 million to fund scholarships for 2,426 graduates from the class of 2016, drawing on money raised from local and regional donors — and spending way more than expected.

Who would have thought?

In response, Say Yes’ scholarship committee introduced a plan to drastically reduce the overall amount of money given. Fewer students will get money for scholarships and many will get less than before.

Turlington has yet to disclose how much the Greensboro Community Foundation 
and the High Point Community Foundation 
are going to take in fees for money management,
which Jessie doesn't know enough about to ask or was told not to
or decided not to to support a Ponzi scheme

With one problem solved, now it’s on to another.

...When or if the family specialists do enter the schools, they’ll help answer questions from families about college scholarships and other topics.

“We have a group we’ve identified that can do the work,” Turlington said. “We don’t have a contract yet, but we feel good about that group and their abilities to help us.”

Contact Jessie Pounds at 336-373-7002 and follow @JessiePounds on Twitter

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/school-year-starts-in-guilford-but-with-no-say-yes/article_2095904a-502f-5a79-b555-bca6d01779b0.html


"Turlington named interim director for Say Yes Guilford

Donnie Turlington, the communications director for Say Yes to Education Guilford, took over as interim executive director last month.

He replaces Nadia Del Valle, who assumed the interim role last winter, following the departure of former executive director Mary Vigue.

...“We’ve got a great team here that’s responded very favorably to my role,” he said.

Turlington’s past experience includes nearly six years working in communications for the city of Greensboro. Before that, he was the director of public relations and digital engagement for Bouvier Kelly, a Greensboro advertising and marketing agency."

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/turlington-named-interim-director-for-say-yes-guilford/article_83e97a7a-fc46-56e2-8e8e-4efe0330ff26.html
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Ponzi needs a new town; Jul 25, 2016 4:59 AM; "Say Yes to Education" program could mean free college for Louisville students"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/ponzi-needs-new-town-jul-25-2016-459-am.html

Richard (Skip) Moore's misleading statements; "8 Things to Know About "Say Yes To Education"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/richard-skip-moores-misleading.html

Wednesday, June 29, 2016; Please ask Greensboro's City Council, Guilford County's Commissioners and School Board a version of the following questions

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/06/please-ask-greensboros-city-council.html

The salaries of some Yes to Education Executives, which just took Guilford County for more than $25 million

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-salaries-of-some-yes-to-education.html


Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey; President at Say Yes to Education, Inc.; Professional Fundraising Organization

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/mary-anne-schmitt-carey-president-at.html

"No answer still as to how much Susan is expecting from Say Yes"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/no-answer-still-as-to-how-much-susan-is.html

Lex Alexander on how Guilford County's Judicial corps could make Billy Jones' demand for an immediate hearing on his public records lawsuit remain out of sight

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/lex-alexander-on-how-guilford-countys.html

Guilford County Superior Court Clerk Lisa Johnson-Tonkins needs to recuse herself from any involvment in Billy Jones' City of Greensboro Lawsuit

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/guilford-county-superior-court-clerk.html

About That Lawsuit

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/about-that-lawsuit.html

New Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras' = Say Yes to Education, Say Yes Guilford and Say Yes Syracuse = Say Yes now owns Guilford County Schools

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/06/new-guilford-county-schools.html

John Hammer on new Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras and Say Yes to Education

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/06/john-hammer-on-new-guilford-county.html

Alan Duncan and Amos Quick; "Through Say Yes to Education in Syracuse, Contreras has worked with her community..."

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/alan-duncan-and-amos-quick-through-say.html

"City of Greensboro, mayor sued over access to public records" by Roch Smith Jr.

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/city-of-greensboro-mayor-sued-over.html



Ponzi needs a new town; Jul 25, 2016 4:59 AM; "Say Yes to Education" program could mean free college for Louisville students"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/ponzi-needs-new-town-jul-25-2016-459-am.html

Just in case any of those involved with Say Yes to Education want to say they didn't know

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/just-in-case-any-of-those-involved-with.html

"Council for Say Yes will hold public meeting Monday"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/friday-november-11-2016-740-pm-council.html

"Newcomers join Greensboro school board this month" and Say Yes Guilford

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/12/newcomers-join-greensboro-school-board.html

Dear Donnie Turlington and Mary Vigue; Please explain why Say Yes to Education's money is in Central America

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/02/dear-donnie-turlington-and-mary-vigue.html

An email sent to Say Yes to Education folks this morning;

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/an-email-sent-to-say-yes-to-education.html

John Hammer at the Rhino Times is starting to get the fcukedupness of Say Yes to Education

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/03/john-hammer-at-rhino-times-is-starting.html

The beginning of the middle of the eventual end of Say Yes to Education in Guilford County

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-beginning-of-middle-of-eventual-end.html

Former City of Greensboro Assistant Manager Mary Vigue used her position to personally profit via Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/09/former-city-of-greensboro-assistant.html

Guilford school board seeks more information from Say Yes

http://www.greensboro.com/news/schools/guilford-school-board-seeks-more-information-from-say-yes/article_dcde8eee-fcdb-5c3a-99d7-1447ae62d009.html

Interim executive director named for Say Yes to Education Guilford

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/interim-executive-director-named-for-say-yes-to-education-guilford/article_1e112125-23c7-5b2d-86a5-882da9b1e1e9.html

I handed out about 100 fliers of this at the meeting; "Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford Unanswered Questions"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/i-handed-out-about-100-fliers-of-this.html

It's been about a month since the News and Record hasn't reported Say Yes Guilford has less than $11 million, and charter schools have to pay 100%

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/12/its-been-5-days-and-news-and-record.html

A comment awaiting moderation at Triad City Beat's "Say Yes says maybe to undocumented Guilford students"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-comment-awaiting-moderation-at-triad.html

Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford questions for Monday night at 6 pm

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/say-yes-to-education-and-say-yes.html

Say Yes to Education Red Flag; Mary Vigue; She is about to be in charge of more than $25 million for a 'non-profit' after shafting City of Greensboro employees out of investment fee cuts

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/say-yes-to-education-red-flag-mary.html

Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey; President at Say Yes to Education, Inc.; Professional Fundraising Organization

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/mary-anne-schmitt-carey-president-at.html

Say Yes to Education Independent Contractor Compensation the News and Record's Susan Ladd failed to report

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/say-yes-to-education-independent.html

Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes), and Say Yes Guilford appears to be a legal Ponzi scheme and/or a Racket

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/say-yes-to-education-inc-say-yes-and.html

How the Triad Business Journal got played for chumps by Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/how-triad-business-journals-reporter.html

On October 3, 2015, Guilford County's Board of Education was shown a "Full Tuition Scholarship Incentive" plan, for every GCS graduate who goes to college

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/on-october-3-2015-guilford-countys.html

Monday, November 16, 2015, I crashed the Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford meeting at Smith High School and passed out fliers asking the following questions;

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/i-crashed-say-yes-to-education-and-say.html

"Guilford commissioners hear update on Say Yes"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/02/guilford-commissioners-hear-update-on.html

Say Yes Guilford Questions for Guilford County Commissioner and School Board Candidates

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/02/say-yes-guilford-questions-for-guilford.html

Ponzi? From Say Yes to Education's 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2015 IRS 990 tax form

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/10/from-say-yes-to-educations-712014-to.html

Gag order and censorship for Guilford County teachers by Say Yes to Education and Angela Jackson of Guilford County's Association of Educators

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/gag-order-and-censorship-for-guilford.html

George Weiss doesn't mind using massive leverage and illegal tax avoidance

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/george-weiss-doesnt-mind-using-massive.html

One Dollar; "Resolution Requesting Approval of Lease Agreement with Say Yes to Education"; Tuesday, November 17, 2015

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/one-dollar-resolution-requesting.html

George 'Say Yes to Education' Weiss and Associates;"...the hedge fund portfolio reportedly returned more than 50% per year on an annual basis", except for when it didn't

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/09/george-say-yes-to-education-weiss-and.html

Susan Ladd's oldest daughter appears to be in line for a Say Yes to Education scholarship

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/susan-ladds-oldest-daughter-appears-to.html

If Say Yes Guilford has $35 million,...

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/if-say-yes-guilford-has-35-million.html

$832,000 Payoff; "Buffalo Public Schools award the contract to Say Yes for community program"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/832000-payoff-buffalo-public-schools.html

Richard (Skip) Moore's misleading statements; "8 Things to Know About "Say Yes To Education"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/richard-skip-moores-misleading.html

Why did the Hartford Chapter of Say Yes close in June 2005?

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/why-did-hartford-chapter-of-say-yes.html

Thursday, June 30, 2016; Say Yes to Education's amazing, quite unbelievable investment performance; This is a George Weiss special

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/06/say-yes-to-educations-amazing-quite.html