BY BUDDY NEVINS
AIDS was created by government agencies to control the population. Fluoride was put in our water by the trilatralists or illuminati or whoever to sap and impurify our body fluids.
And disgruntled drivers and other low ranking union members caused the ongoing Broward school bus foul up.
That’s Superintendent Robert Runcie’s fantastic accusation in the Sun-Sentinel today.
The newspaper calls the charge “extraordinary.” To be kind, I would call them fanciful. To believe him is to follow him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.
School Superintendent Runcie: Conspiracy Theorist
This one of the worst examples of an administrator failing to take responsibility for his failures. It is beneath contempt to pass the buck all the way down the line to the lowest paid employees.
His theory – I call it a theory because he offered no proof that the Sun-Sentinel printed — would take a conspiracy involving dozens of individuals.
Did the union members eliminate roughly a dozen people who mapped out stops and schedules for the bus system? No, Runcie’s budget did.
Did the union members scheduled to pick up students as early as 4:20 a.m. and pick them up at school as late as 7:30 p.m.? I guess that was a conspiracy of the drivers and the staff, too.
Did the unions fail to hire enough drivers to cover all the routes? No, that is Runcie’s job.
Did the unions schedule an entire bus route to be picked up in less than 10 minutes? No, Runcie’s people did.
Other than blaming his workers, Runcie told the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald that other problems included computer software glitches and “breakdowns in communications across departments.”
How about admitting that he and his upper staff botched their job? How about admitting that he is ultimately responsible?
Here is what I predict: Runcie’s police force, the special investigative unit, will claim they have evidence that a few drivers are guilty of deliberately disrupting the system. Basically, they will frame a few to take the heat off Runcie.
The SUI has a history of shaping its “investigations” to fit the political will of the school system bureaucracy.
Let’s explore the rest of Runcie’s story to the Sun-Sentinel.
Even conceding his argument that the school bus division needed an overhaul, it shouldn’t be done all at once. It is too disruptive, as has been seen.
Anyway, Runcie is being paid to overhaul and change the system. He should be able to do it without inconveniencing the parents and embarrassing the School Board.
I remember another chief administer who stumbled when she overhauled her office overnight: Supervisor of Elections Miriam Oliphant.
Her changes and lack of planning bungled an election.
Oliphant publicly blamed a lot of others for her mistakes. It didn’t help. She was removed from office.
Runcie should quit spinning fantasies and start fixing problems.
There is an election in November. Members Robin Bartleman and Donna Korn are on the ballot.
If the School Board doesn’t hold him accountable then the public should hold the School Board accountable.
Robert Runcie should learn that the sign on Truman’s desk said “The Buck Stops Here”. Not pass the buck.