How School Board Member Rosalind Osgood Fooled Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board








It didn’t take long for School Board Chair Rosalind Osgood to change her tune once she won re-election.


Abby Freedman and Rosalind Osgood

Rosalind Osgood, on right, campaigning for re-election with fellow School Board member Abby Freedman


Osgood was interviewed by the Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board in the summer. The Board was determining who it would endorse in Osgood’s School Board race.

Superintendent Robert Runcie was doing a lukewarm job, “a C or C-minus,” Osgood told the journalists.

Skeptical of Runcie and hearing what they wanted to hear, the Editorial Board gave Osgood the newspaper’s endorsement in the August primary.

Flash forward to today.

The School Board released her latest evaluation of Runcie, just a month after Osgood won re-election.

Osgood awarded Runcie with the highest possible score — highly effective.  That’s an “A” in any language.

A “C or C-minus” before she was re-elected.  An “A” after winning.

The Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board was played.  Osgood told you what you wanted to hear.

I hope Editorial Board Editor Rosemary O’Hara remembers this incident:





Rosalind Osgood told the Sun-Sentinel this during her editorial endorsement meeting. This from her editorial endorsement printed August 17. 




evaluationA month later, on Sept. 19., she gave Superintendent Runcie an “A.”  The evaluation was released today. 

30 Responses to “How School Board Member Rosalind Osgood Fooled Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board”

  1. KJV says:

    Leviticus 19:11
    Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

    She must have been absent the day they taught that.

  2. For The children says:

    I don’t live in her district and I am glad. She is a disgrace far beyond her lies.Her relationship to the church and how the schools work with them.

  3. Ha Ha Ha says:

    Runcie has received the most critical evaluation of his five-year tenure, with three of nine School Board members giving him an overall rating of “needs improvement” and two others giving him mediocre scores in multiple areas. …

    Heather Brinkworth … joined Bartleman and Nora Rupert in giving Runcie a “needs improvement” rating. …

    Runcie rated himself as “highly effective,” …

    Ann Murray, who rated him highly effective last year, lowered her rating to effective. Donna Korn, Laurie Rich Levinson and Patti Good also rated him as effective. …

    Two board members, Abby Freedman and Rosalind Osgood, gave him “highly effective,” the best rating possible. …

    Osgood’s stellar rating came despite grading Runcie’s performance as a “C or C minus” during an interview in late July with the Sun Sentinel’s Editorial Board.

    Osgood said Thursday that her previous comments related solely to how well Runcie was executing the $800 million bond. … Runcie’s leadership in other areas has been strong, Osgood said.

  4. moreofthesamecrap says:

    What a mouth piece and a scam artist. Google her charity. Every page is how to donate and nothing about how charitable it is. EIN #27-0684751 REVOKED May 5, 2016. Check out IRS.GOV.

  5. moreofthesamecrap says:

    Hats off to Robin Bartleman who went the extra mile to document with examples of the poor leadership – not even poor – there is none – at Broward Schools and how staff is really being treated. Yet, again, N O T H I N G is done. When a Superintendent does not consult with Board Members, it’s
    because they let him get away with it. Hello! He doesn’t care what you think.

  6. HillaryIn2016And2020 says:

    How did the other 8 School Board members evaluate Mr. Runcie?


    See the link contained in a comment by “HA HA HA.”

  7. GFL says:

    who cares.
    they are all in bed together.
    give it a break and buddy post more relevant tpoics please.

    expect to see this post blocked like the one I posted on the sales tax vote.

  8. NW Broward MODC says:

    From the parents of unrepresented children with disabilities in District # 4:

    Thank you Ms. Bartleman

    Thank you Ms. Rupert

    Thank you Ms. Brinkworth

    And,thank you Mr.Nevins for exposing the Broward County School Board for exactly what it is.

  9. What else is new? says:

    The year 2019 is still three years away, but Runcie is dancing in his office. He knows he has won again and he will be the “Leader” of Broward Schools until then. The only board member who actually evaluated him correctly was Robin Bartleman. Bartleman is the brunt of Chair Osgood’s venon on most occasions. This kind of treatment will continue if not get worse. I was even surprised at Rupert’s and Brinkworth’s evaluations. Perhaps, Rupert has decided it does not do any good to keep telling the truth, because it does not set her free. The circus of Broward District School Board will continue its disfunction for quite a long time.

  10. HillaryIn2016And2020 says:

    #7 GFL is so FULL OF IT!

    I admire Buddy Nevins for allowing anyone and everyone the right to offer their comments.

    Buddy believes in the power of “FREEDOM OF SPEECH”.

    No matter of stupid and ignorant #7 GLF is.

  11. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    >> Runcie rated himself as “highly effective,”


    Ever hear of an executive who rates themselves as “I suck donkey balls”?

  12. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    >> Buddy believes in the power of “FREEDOM OF SPEECH”.

    Actually, Buddy applies a very heavy editing / approval hand to my comments.

    I’d term it Almost Free Speech

  13. Charles King says:

    So much for the Sun Sentinel being a watchdog against corrupt and lying politicians, but I guess a lapdog is better than no dog at all. For those of you that voted for Rosalind Osgood and Robert Runcie indirectly through her get ready for more of the same, “F” rated schools that are more community feeding sites than places of learning. PS Parkland’s very selfish Abby Freedman is really terrible too, that’s probably why these two birds of a feather get along so well in their mismanagement of THE DISTRICT along with their “highly effective” Superintendent of Schools Robert Runcie. But hey what do I know, I’ve only been on the School Board’s Diversity Advisory Board for the past 3 years, the very board charged with doing site visits to these schools to ensure there is a reasonable level of equality across the district. News Flash, there isn’t!

  14. Charlotte Greenbarg says:

    The Ed Board were fooled because they wanted to be fooled. And probably because the publisher told them to endorse her. They’re all a disgrace and of course it’s the kids, their families and their teachers who suffer.

    It’s like joke about the perfect marriage: He pretends to be faithful and she pretends to believe him.

    The Ed Board got cuckolded, and it wasn’t the first time. Probably won’t the last. Remember this when you see more endorsements from that paper.

  15. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    1. Dr Osgood n Mrs Freedman are clever successful politicians. People tried to beat them and got nowhere because their.opponents may have had better ideas but had no local support.

  16. HillaryIn2016And2020 says:

    #12 Chaz: “Actually, Buddy applies a very heavy editing / approval hand to my comments. I’d term it Almost Free Speech”

    Really Chaz?

    Maybe Buddy does not want HIS web site full of pure Bull Shti!
    Chaz, why don’t you spend your own money and your own time and set up your OWN web site?
    Then the whole world will see how willing you are about printing pure junk from others.
    I am sure, if you ask nicely, that Buddy will be more than willing to teach you on how to do this, for you.
    So Chaz, pull out your check book, look at the grand total of $65.68 in it and pray to god that will be enough to cover all the start-up web site costs.


  17. Frank says:

    I’ve realized nobody cares about the truth. They just want to hear what sounds good. Why bother telling the truth if voters want to be lied to.

  18. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    >> So Chaz, pull out your check book, look at the grand total of $65.68 in it and pray to god that will be enough to cover all the start-up web site costs.

    Actually, view my Linkedin page … look at my dotcom clients and the sites I’ve helped roll out.


    and a raft of others.

    I’ve got several servers running nginx… MySQL and Oracle, all sorts of analytics … got apps for mobile devices, shit I once worked for IBM, Microsoft, The Coca Cola Company, and NASA.

    I’m sure there’s plenty that Buddy could teach me, but not in the IT game.

    After 30+ years, I’ve long mastered this trade.


    You are absolutely correct on my knowledge of IT.

  19. Sam The Sham says:

    A snippet of the Sun Sentinel’s Osgood interview:

    Rosemary O’Hara: So, Ms Osgood, you are telling us that Runcie is not perfect (WINK, WINK)?

    Rosalind Osgood: Yes, he gets a C or C- grade. (WINK, WINK WINK)

    O’Hara: Wow! You sound like an impartial and even handed judge of his performance. (WINKETY WINK)

    Osgood: Yes, I deserve your endorsement. (Left eye WINK, Right eye WINK, Left eye WINK)

    O’Hara: Absolutely! (Both eyes WINK at the same time, twice, and then remain closed)

  20. Ha Ha Ha says:

    @16 – See – Chaz has run his own website for the past decade. You’re probably the only one here who didn’t know that! Buddy has written articles here about Chaz and his website…

    Chaz – tell us please! How exactly has the SAO rigged the system?

  21. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:


    I approached the State Attorney’s Office with direct, first hand knowledge that Dania Beach City Attorney Tom Ansbro was acting as a vote conduit … he was privately sharing the vote tallies with the Commission for upcoming matters.

    Again, let me repeat … I had first hand knowledge.

    I filed a complaint, explained in detail to Tim Donnelly, and a year later, the SAO took a pass, explaining Ansbro was merely doing his job, counseling the commission.

    Tell me, how is a City Attorney, out of the sunshine, telling his elected officials “well Jim, the vote now is 4-4, you’re the deciding factor.”

    Tell me, how is that not illegal? How is that not violating Florida Statute 119? How is that merely providing legal guidance?

    When this happened, I knew the game was rigged. I knew no matter what, decisions behind the scenes were being made that (pardon the pun) trumped the law.

    Look at it this way … imagine you are an elected official, and you privately knew your vote would decide an issue. Imagine you’re a corrupt elected official, couldn’t that knowledge be worth something to the right party?

    I began to wonder just how many other mulligans were given over the years for the complaints I filed.

    You remember Poitier and her misdemeanor counts? What you might not know is BSO developed felony charges, and those charges were overlooked by Satz….

    If you believe what I am saying here, and I am categorically telling the truth, then ask yourself this …

    Why fucking bother?

    As an activist, all I really have is my laptop, my wits, a good ability to make you laugh, and the belief that while the odds were stacked against me, the game was never rigged.

    But it was, and is, and will always be.

    So why bother? Why risk death threats, and lawsuits, and slander, and loss of business, and all that stuff — when in the end, no matter what you do, Tim Donnelly & Co. is going to cram a pineapple up your ass.

    Dania Beach City Attorney Tom Ansbro broke the law when he conveyed vote tallies out of the sunshine. I know this for a fact. I filed a complaint, the complaint was found without merit.

    Fuck you Mike, Tim, and Roy.

  22. Ha Ha Ha says:

    @21 – Well, Chaz, I’ll be happy to tell you. First, the relevant portion of Florida law is not FS 119 (Public Records, at, but rather FS 286.011 (Public meetings and records, etc., at

    In relevant part, FS 286.011 states:
    286.011 Public meetings and records; public inspection; criminal and civil penalties.—

    (1) All meetings of any board or commission of any state agency or authority or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision, except as otherwise provided in the Constitution, including meetings with or attended by any person elected to such board or commission, but who has not yet taken office, at which official acts are to be taken are declared to be public meetings open to the public at all times, and no resolution, rule, or formal action shall be considered binding except as taken or made at such meeting. The board or commission must provide reasonable notice of all such meetings.

    (8) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1), any board or commission of any state agency or authority or any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision, and the chief administrative or executive officer of the governmental entity, may meet in private with the entity’s attorney to discuss pending litigation to which the entity is presently a party before a court or administrative agency, provided that the following conditions are met:
    (a) The entity’s attorney shall advise the entity at a public meeting that he or she desires advice concerning the litigation.
    (b) The subject matter of the meeting shall be confined to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions related to litigation expenditures.
    (c) The entire session shall be recorded by a certified court reporter. The reporter shall record the times of commencement and termination of the session, all discussion and proceedings, the names of all persons present at any time, and the names of all persons speaking. No portion of the session shall be off the record. The court reporter’s notes shall be fully transcribed and filed with the entity’s clerk within a reasonable time after the meeting.
    (d) The entity shall give reasonable public notice of the time and date of the attorney-client session and the names of persons who will be attending the session. The session shall commence at an open meeting at which the persons chairing the meeting shall announce the commencement and estimated length of the attorney-client session and the names of the persons attending. At the conclusion of the attorney-client session, the meeting shall be reopened, and the person chairing the meeting shall announce the termination of the session.
    (e) The transcript shall be made part of the public record upon conclusion of the litigation.


    Now Chaz, the law clearly states that only meetings at which formal action is taken are subject to the disclosure requirements specified by the Sunshine Law. If the meeting simply involves informal discussion, then it isn’t within the scope of what the Sunshine Law regulates.

    Discussions with the City Attorney are regulated, but only if they relate to pending litigation.

    So Chaz, you are right about the game being rigged. And Chaz, it isn’t just the Dania Beach City Attorney doing this – this happens constantly in city and county commissions all over Florida.

    What you are wrong about is the idea that this particular form of corrupt behavior by public officials is illegal. It isn’t.

    The Sunshine Law contains loopholes, and this one is big enough to enable public officials everywhere to drive an eighteen-wheeler through it. And they do that all the time.

    The root of the problem is in Tallahassee. That is where the closing of the Sunshine Law loopholes needs to take place.

  23. Charlotte Greenbarg says:

    Chaz’ experience is typical of SAO. Both the District auditor and I produced evidence of fraud to SAO and I got a letter back telling me that’s how the district does business.

  24. tell the truth says:

    hope this post is noe censored but it is his blog.
    @21 Chaz Stevens, Genius
    sadly Chaz this is how Broward and every municipality in it conducts business.
    Remember John Lomelo? So do I. Been here that long and read Fort Lauderdale News every day when good reporters reported as if it was their last investigative piece.
    As Charlotte Greenberg has commented on this blog from her new locale, the corruption and fraud in Hillsborough County can’t hold a candle to Broward. Nothing changes. Hospital district, SBBC, BCC, FLL, Hollywood, Dania.

  25. An Observer says:

    You expected anything else.

    This is a person who ignores half her district, and is part of the problem. I don’t see this district improving any time soon which would give her a failing grade. Kind of the definition of insanity.

    The only thing we can hope to count on is the other 8 school board members to do their job.

    But to say something nice about her, she isn’t Miriam who was even worse.

  26. J. W. says:

    @ 23 – Ms Charlotte Greenbarg

    Ms Greenbarg you state “Chaz’s experience is typical of SAO. Both the District auditor and I produced evidence of fraud to SAO and I got a letter back telling me that’s how the district does business”.

    Ms Charlotte it is ironic that you share the SAO response to fraud …That’s how the district does business. Remember someone was hired in the District’s Audit Department for the newly added position of Manager, Facility Audits with the position NOT being advertised and NO interview were held for the position. The hire was a violation of policy at best and FRAUD at worst.

    Let’s refresh and review the evidence/facts which are on the School Board’s website;
    – Dec. 4, 2012 School Board Agenda Item I-6 the position Manager, Facility Audits was added to the School Board Org Chart
    – Dec. 11, 2012 (the first date the School Board Agenda was available for public view) Gerardo Usallan Jr. was recommended for hire for the position. The position had NOT been advertised and NO interviews were held for the position
    – Dec. 18, 2012 School Board Agenda Item G-3 Gerardo Usallan Jr. was approved for hire. Again the position was NOT advertised which was a violation of School Board Policy 4011. The manner in which the hire was orchestrated and executed was FRAUD.

    Ms Charlotte remember your response to this evidence/FACTS, was Joe Wright did not apply for the position. I personally do not see the correlation between someone saying they will not apply for a position and the position not being advertised. Maybe you felt your response “Joe Wright did not apply” was more acceptable than “that’s how the Audit Department does business”.

    Also, the Dec. 18, 2012 Agenda document RECOMMENDED POSITION and SUMMARY of ADVERTISED POSITION is FRAUDULENT as the position was NOT advertised and there was NO Selection Committee for the newly added position Manager, Facility Audits.

    Also ironic, since this issue was brought forward the Second position Manager, Facility Audits no longer exist in the Audit Department but the individual hired for the position remains.

  27. Charlotte Greenbarg says:

    J.W. The auditors did nothing wrong. It’s been hashed and re-hashed and it still comes out the same.

  28. J. W. says:

    @ 27 – Ms Charlotte Greenbarg

    Ms Charlotte, you stated “… Both the District auditor and I produced evidence of fraud to SAO and I got a letter back telling me that’s how the district does business…” Question, was the SAO recognizing the fraud and simply stating that’s how the district dose business.

    Ms Charlotte, you were provided irrefutable evidence in comment #26 above that shows the District’s Audit Department added an Auditor position in the Department, did NOT advertise the position, did NOT hold interviews for the position but hired someone for the position which was a violation of School Board Policy (4011). The manner in which the hire was orchestrated and executed under the disguise and advertisement of an existing Auditor position (of the same title) makes the hire not only a violation of policy but also FRAUD.

    This evidence above can be verified on the School Board’s website. Your response to this evidence is …The auditors did nothing wrong. That response is typical of a School Board apologist. Ms Charlotte, to add a position in the Department, NOT advertise the position and NOT hold interviews for the position IS WRONG.

    I feel confident any County Auditor any City of Ft Lauderdale Auditor and any Auditor in the District’s Audit Department after reviewing and analyzing the evidence (including Policy 4011) would all say, yes the hire was WRONG.

    It is puzzling to me why you would risk your reputation and credibility on an act that was so obviously WRONG.

  29. J. W. says:

    @ 24 – tell the truth

    truth, please read comments in #23, #26 and #27 above. Verify the information in #26. After verifying and analyzing the information compare your analysis to Ms Charlotte’s comments in #27 then you decide if you will continue to reference Ms Charlotte.

  30. Paul Giordano says:

    As a former employee of the District I concur with JW’s findings. I checked the information via school board Web site and found that they are authentic. This is how school board operates and the Chief Auditor is part of it.

    Ms. Greenbarg’s blind love for the Chief Auditor reminds me a popular British proverb “day and night are same for a blind person”