Watch for it!!! Coming soon: The list of construction companies and supplier li for the bond construction / operations of CV school.

MEA Local 1 Garfield Rd Office:,+Clinton+Twp,+MI+48038/@42.5803212,-82.9517763,3a,19.8y,49.45h,91.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxkLIq4vzm5jldv_EqryFQw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x8824ded86fd4aeab:0xb414726880402da7!8m2!3d42.580608!4d-82.9507439

SOME excerpts from the article:

She stated” inquiries about the arrangement are part of a character assassination effort being undertaken by a group trying to get her and three other individuals recalled from the Chippewa Valley school board.”

She said the matter” had been reviewed by legal counsel and “they found no conflict of interest”. “But she declined to provide a copy of the legal opinion, or identify who rendered or requested it.”

[Who was the LEGAL COUNSEL in this case? Could a local judge have provided an opinion? . Which entity [CV board or MEA, or both] would have been worried about a conflict of interest enough to get an opinion , if there was no conflict. Was Ms Pyden concerned being an attorney herself that it might be a conflict or unlawful and  have sought the opinion herself?

We can only guess unless we see the opinion. Or get one ourselves.

She voted to approve a yearlong extension of the contract between an MEA affiliate, the Chippewa Valley Education Association, and the school board. A 2019 MEA article on the teachers union at Chippewa Valley the union stated: “Local 1 represents most educators in the following school districts: Anchor Bay, Armada, Center Line, Chippewa Valley,…………

She  denied that any financial or ethical conflict exists in a brief interview with Michigan Capitol Confidential on March 9

, and     “This is 100% character assassination    … and I’m choosing not to participate”. 

Have to also wonder about the ethics of the Super and the rest of the Vintage board members .( not the 2 new ones thrown into the lion’s pit)

Statement she made while running for Judgeship: “Reason No. 3 of 13 of why I run: Because I know that proven leadership matters. Being a leader means being able to defend your hard choices with principled reasoning and integrity-……. I’d proudly stand behind every one of the decisions I have made for Chippewa Valley and in the courtroom while litigating a case. ”

Start defending this choice pretty quick; like right now. 

The rest of the board will have some explaining to do and their own hard choice to make  They can’t claim they don’t know now.

Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus  is a Latin phrase meaning “false in one thing, false in everything.”

—What else could be going on at the District Headquarters @19120 Cass Ave that we don’t know about??



As always, just asking questions:

We couldn’t believe,

The bars couldn’t receive,

one was too small,


one was too tall.



Love Dr Seuss. Too bad they are trying to cancel Theodore Geisel.

Jeff Atkins from Barton Malow and Denise Aquino have a back and forth dialog about adding a special needs swing at Mohawk at the 1:50   minute mark 

So did we get the special needs swing ?




What exactly did we get for the Million bucks being “spent on playgrounds”?


Sinclair Recreation.

A memorandum showcasing the (orange highlighted above) Cheyenne swing(s)change order:







Here are 2 views taken early March 2021 of the 1 swing set at Cheyenne:



The change order was from back in November and states “replace swing sets”.  The is one set is there now, and a whole section plus a few actual swings are missing.

And the hinges still look rusty(see above) Was this paid for already and supposedly completed? What kind of deal is this?

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”     

  From: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Since we are the topic of kid’s classics, how about:

……..Stay tuned for the tweaked version:” Bednobs and Broomclosets”



February 20, 2021

Highlights: [No YouTube video yet] The D.A.R.E. program will not be held anymore Some high schoolers called in and a common thread of their concerns were crowded hallways. A few parents who are in the Medical field challenged the Covid numbers and felt it was safe to go back face 2 face Ms MaryAnn Levine […]

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NEW**CONFLICT OF INTEREST +Parents want F 2 Face learning-Recall Petition of 4 board members

January 26, 2021

MI Democratic Women’s Caucus Macomb Co. GOTV Rally · Michigan Democratic Women’s Caucus This event’s virtual flyer shows Ms Beth Pyden works for the MEA Local 1 while sitting on the CV School board.[Not commenting on the politcal aspect] Ms Pyden entered a vote on a contractual agreement that comes out of the office […]

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Sidewalk to Nowhere……

December 12, 2019

The  MISD in conjunction with school districts around the county want more….more of your money. They are proposing a 1.9 mill vote for more cash FOR 10 YEARS!!! . In a money wasting OFF CYCLE election to be held March 20, 2020. First I’d like to know where the items we are paying for really […]

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November 10, 2019

There’s a smoking battle over grass , Aunt Mary, gangster, boom, ganja, pot, marijuana, [or whatever the up- to- date lingo is used these days] going on. Pun intended. It’s serious if it makes it easier for school aged children to get their hands on it.—again—to/article_54e9ef74-f9dc-11e9-ba4f-8b366a6fb8e0.html A few paragraphs describing the battle mainly in Clinton Township, where […]

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Burning Ring of Fire(Rated Walls)

September 4, 2019

Johnny Cash..There are some of the same types of questions surrounding this scenario. FIRE WALL Change orders: Sequoyah Elementary school, Dakota 9th Grade Center and Seneca Middle School, All 3 schools planned for the 2004 bond; Sequoyah drawings probably started in 2004 for Sequoyah,construction plans approved in about 2005, construction most likely completed in 2006. Dakota […]

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More C/O Questions…..

August 27, 2019

  What could be the explanation for dozens and  dozens of change orders being paid before the plans for the new school were even approved? Seneca Middle School plans were approved in September 2006 ( date highlighted on state letter ,and last spreadsheet below in green.),In the 800-plus years since Friar William laid down his maxim, logicians have […]

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Manthey Farm purchase and Bond money discussion

February 5, 2019

A discussion of the Manthey farm property  purchase at 22 mile and Garfield . A Macomb Daily Article 2-11-2019 tells of some of the history of the Mantheys, and my quote at the end. I do believe I was mistaken and the Manthey’s left the property to the district free and clear plus a stipend. There […]

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Country wide Investigation-using fear to sell school bonds

January 30, 2019

  Chippewa Valley is not alone. I am quoted in this Real Clear investigations report about School districts around the country using fear of potential violence to sell bonds.     By Steve Miller, RealClearInvestigations The Chippewa Valley school district in suburban Detroit didn’t retreat in 2017 after voters overwhelmingly defeated its proposal to borrow […]

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NEW! All the World’s a (Wyandot) Stage.

December 12, 2018

UPDATE: NEW info Added – A line taken from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”. The Wyandot Middle School stage was the focus of quite a few change orders in July 2006 and again in January 2007 relating to it’s “enlargement”. Roughly $278,000 in change orders.Why are these questions still  relevant years later? There have been  recent instances  […]

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August 24, 2018


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SAFE SCHOOLS STRONG SCHOOLS PROPOSAL * Bond project Lists (as submitted to the State Treasury)

August 23, 2018

  List subject to change: Pushing the plan(s) at the football game:.         Here are the planned project lists:       Next: Chippewa Valley & Dakota High and 9th Grade Centers:       Middle Schools Seneca, Algonquin, Iroquois, and Wyandot:         Elementary schools South of Hall rd.: […]

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It’s Going to Be an Epic [MRA] year.

April 3, 2018

An Epic year. November 2017 something interesting happened. I received a phone call from a research firm inviting me to an event. It was to test if voters would support a bond (or put out as sinking fund) if placed on the November 2018 ballot.       RE: New Bond 2018   By: Joshua Gordon | C&G Newspapers | Published January […]

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Out of Order Change Orders Part II ~Fire pumps Plural

January 22, 2018

More spread sheets arranged by Company and Site[ Again, Not alleging any wrongdoing by any named Companies; just asking questions] This company has many change orders out of sequence ; duplicate numbers: 2 –#6’s, 2-7’s,2- 8’s, 2-9’s           The  electrical company in the following spread sheet has one major change order out of […]

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May 4, 2017


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November 29, 2016

  UPDATE :  The Chippewa Valley school board has just voted YES  on the Resolution to Approve Application for Preliminary Qualification of Bonds. Here are two sets of documents relating to the current bond proposal and previous bonds: 1.) These show that they will  borrow [ scan0026] $31,543,200 from the State, and other various financial documents. Will they shop […]

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