Santa Maria Superintendent Terminated

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:57am

UPDATED: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 9:23pm

At a school board meeting on Monday evening, it took only six minutes in executive session for the Santa Maria school board to terminate the employment of Dr. Wilma Jo Smetter in a 5 to 2 vote.

Parents and students at the meeting were very upset and they did not get the opportunity to speak during the public comment period. Before the meeting parents and students spoke out about he firing and stated they will protest the boards decision.

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The School Board and their attorney better have done their homework. Wrongful terminations suits cost the district so much money. The money will come from non other than the tax payers. I would sue the School District and go after the persons individually. When it affects their pockets they will begin to understand. Put liens on their homes it can be done. I hope Dr. Smetter has a good attorney. Wow, I will keep tuned in to see how it turns out.

This kind of dirty politics gives Hispanics a bad rap. Typical uneducated beaners voting for power hungry idiots. Dr. Smetter was the best thing to happen to SMISD in a very long time. I have seen that district go though Sup's like no tomorrow over the past 10 years and of course in typical Mexican politics fashion, they fire someone smarter than them so that they don't look so stupid themselves. Way to go "Rasa"!

LMAO! You people are too funny.. I wish you could see how ridiculous y'all look from this side of the table.. And I won't hide my identity either..

cont: Eddie good you dont have to hide your identity. Imagine all those individuals who work at the district....They really have to hide theirs because we know what is gonna happen if they dont. Your madre will fire them on the spot...Even if the are doing a heck of a job....You all dont care....Power is what matters to you all....so unfortunately, they have to stay hush, hush....since I dont like to kiss ass, you can kiss mine...

cont: Eddie, what make you think this individuals know more than our well prepared Dr. Smetter,,,,Tell your madre and the rest of the pack to go get educated before they make stupid decisions. AH one of them has a 4th level ed...he might have to get extra help to get out of JR H. You know who Im talking about...Don't mean to put no one down but oh well its the truth....

One more thing Eddie, so you think that ppl on Dr. Smetter's side look ridiculous from YOUR side of the table? That is what I mean when I say you guys are behaving so lame...How do you all expect for the other side of the table to be on YOUR side of the table if you are keeping all the good stuff to yourselves. Com on, share....Do you really have to be so smart to figure out this????? DR. Smetter has a doctorate in Education, all the board members together cant even accumulate a HS diploma.

Ah Eddie i misspelled Ashamed before you make a big deal out of it.. I do know know to spell, my bad...LOL...

Ah Eddie i misspelled Ashamed before you make a big deal out of it.. I do know know to spell, my bad...LOL...

So Eddie DLR, Why is that you and school board member's realtives and close friends know so much about the so called private issue? Did you know that the community did not even know that Dr. Smetter was being investigated. Thanks a lot we now have an idea of what is happening. The board at least should have said that she was goin under investigation. Eddie, its so sad how you guys are behaving. The power went up your head too and this will never end....such small town and all the problems

I'm glad these ignorant people are making a big stink out of this because when the truth does surface and when the investigation is over, they are going to feel like the biggest...idiots. (for lack of a better word) As for the kids not being heard by the school board, if you look it up, when someone is out of order (Belinda Lugo) and addressed by the board, the board has the right to end the meeting if the person refuses to listen. So kiddos you have butt crack, I mean Belinda to thank for that.

Seriously once again personal issues brought to light instead of trying to post something positive. What it all boils down to is dirty politics. We can fill up every internet source with personal issues but that is not what is important. The thing that matters the most is the students and the fact they were not even granted the right to be heard at the meeting. They were ridiculed for shedding tears for an individual who has even put these students, our kids, before her personal life.

As a concerned parent of 5 children of Santa Maria, I think the school board members are full of crap and we, as a community, have to get together and get rid of these people!!! They are doing nothing to better our community or schools. Most of these so called "members" cannot even read or write! My children can probably do a better job. And they're in Elementary! Dr. Smetter has been the angel sent from above to save our school, and just as her work is starting to show... They get rid of her!

as a parent i wonder if this protest is in the interest of keeping her in or just skipping class and get away with it. kids in this school do what they want because of leaders like smetter oh and the concerned parent veronica please if she is a concerned parent why doesn't she stay out of trouble with the law for her kids sake. sure blame the new school board if it makes you feel better but the old school board was worse stealing from our school and taking trips at our (taxpayer) expense.

Good job! You should have heard all that Veronica had to say when she was on the other side. But then again, she can never make up her damn mind. It's not a man goodness sake, it's a good side or a bad, choose one!

Concerned parent, All the community wants is to know why Dr. Smetter was let go...Why do the board members make it tooooo obivous that they have something to hide...and nothing to show. Community members were blind sided by all the lies the board members said to win. Now they realize they should have not voted for them. Too late hu...I dont really care about who won or lost, they should have never touched her position.I truly believe that Dr. Smetter was the best thing Santa Maria had.

Concerned parent, All the community wants is to know why Dr. Smetter was let go...Why do the board members make it tooooo obivous that they have something to hide...and nothing to show. Community members were blind sided by all the lies the board members said to win. Now they realize they should have not voted for them. Too late hu...I dont really care about who won or lost, they should have never touched her position.I truly believe that Dr. Smetter was the best thing Santa Maria had.

Hey concerned parent, so you say that the board members stole money to go on trips then chelo and Leo did too because they were the first ones to put themselves on the list for trips. Did you know that Loe has the habit of asking for the perdiem just to keep it.. He arrives to away trips late and gets back home very early. so where does that money really go to.. Chelo takes with her so called " friend" instead of her own husband. students have the same right to protest as you and I.

All concerned parents, none of my children attend this school, but I have a nephew that does. I do believe that the community did want to see a change and all of you should give the new members a chance to try and prove themselves. There is such a saying "If its not broken don't fix it." Well people its obvious that the community thought something was broken and now you should allow the new members to try and fix it. You should leave all personal issues aside and FOCUS on the CHILDREN.

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