Apparently, without board approval, the board or Superintendent has hired Burges and Burges  out of Cleveland- to do a survey of the perception of the district. This expenditure was NEVER listed for approval on any board agenda.
The survey started today. They are asking for people to respond to a 15-20 minute phone survey.https://esrati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Burges-call-about-DPS.wav 
As if that wasn’t enough hocus pocus for one week- after already screwing with Valerie Elementary School- one of the few schools with a really strong parental involvement- this came through NextDoor.com
Ruskin Families: Some of you may be unaware but the Superintendent and Board are trying to terminate Ms Dearwester as Ruskin’s Principal. We are asking everyone to show their support by attending the Tuesday April 17 DPS Board meeting at 5. If you would like to speak you have to sign up by 4:45. People are wearing orange and black to show support. Please come and show your support for Our Principal!! Thank You
Ruskin is another school that has strong parental involvement. The only two left to screw with are Rivers Edge and Horace Mann. I’m sure those are up next in the grand plan to destroy the district.
Note the comment about showing up early to register- they are now requiring people to sign up at least 5 minutes before the meeting- and stipulate if it’s an agenda item or not- and limiting the number of non-agenda item speakers.
I don’t see any mention of Dearwester on the agenda, but, they are going into executive session about someone.
Other items of note- they are increasing the amount of money they are allocating to SUBASHI & WILDERMUTH :
Increase $50,000 to provide legal services to the district for various legal matters on an as needed basis for the 2017-2018 school year. Originally approved on June 2017 board agenda Board Agenda: April 17, 2018 $ 175,000.00 PR028544
The board is also getting $1.5M from a settlement with DNK architects for a quit claim on the failures of both Wogamen and Louise Troy buildings. This is based on a contract from 2002.