Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

Elliot Stonecipher
20 Mar
2

Pt. I:  CPSB Tax Package a Hammer Blow to Local Economy

March 20, 2016 This is the first in a series of articles about extraordinarily high Caddo Parish property taxes, the result of which is an economy – a culture – aberrantly propped-up by our local governmental bodies.  Here, our most ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Mar
1

More on the Woodlawn High School Theft

March 18, 2016 – 9:15 PM There is more “news” this evening about the employee theft at Woodlawn High School.  The theft was covered-up by the Caddo Parish School Board and Superintendent T. L. Goree for nearly two weeks, if not ...

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Source: CPSB website | Realshreveport.com
16 Mar
0

CPSB Supt. T. L. Goree Accidentally Fesses Up

March 16, 2016 [NOTE:  This article includes a statement by Superintendent T. L. Goree confirming how the system deliberately preserves its massive over-capacity and resulting brick-and-mortar costs.] Late yesterday, Caddo Parish Schools boss T. L. Goree announced that the system ...

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13 Mar
0

CPSB Op Against Critics is (Typically) Self-Defeating

March 13, 2016 This update is written both to pass along a new development in the saga of theft at Woodlawn High School, and as a request for assistance from readers. The main subject is top CPSB administrator Billy Snow, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
11 Mar
0

A Personal Message … Our Culture of Corruption

Such is classically Dickensian, we know. Today in Caddo Parish there is the awful loss uniquely born of natural disaster, and the feel-good of a supposed victory in a public corruption skirmish. The combination of forces nets, lopsidedly, damage of ...

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Source: CPSB website | Realshreveport.com
10 Mar
4

UPDATE: Allegations of Theft & Coverup at Woodlawn High School by Informant

Information Requested: 9:25AM. Thursday, March 10, 2016. Theft at Woodlawn High School? I have received a report from a person who wishes to remain anonymous of a theft of $20,000 by unnamed employees in the administration of Shreveport’s Woodlawn High ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
01 Mar
2

Caddo Schools Bosses Are Their Own Worst Enemy

March 1, 2016 When voters last year defeated the Caddo Parish School Board’s $108,000,000 plan to build more stuff, nothing proved as consequential as the refusal by top bosses to accept and respond to citizen questions. That has become the ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
27 Feb
1

Caddo Commission Disdain for Law Again Spotlighted

February 27, 2016 As the new Caddo Parish Commissioners settle into their jobs, I offer this sobering article. I take no pleasure in writing it, just as I doubt any good and decent citizen will take any in reading it. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
25 Feb
0

Caddo-Bossier Port Tax Re-Up Likely to Kill 3132 Extension

February 25, 2016 Almost unbelievably, the Port of Caddo-Bossier plans to ask voters to re-up its 2.50-mill property tax – three years early – on April 9th. Approval would very likely kill any chance of completing the La. Hwy 3132 ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
22 Feb
1

CPSB Tax Package Screams A Loud Refusal To Learn

February 22, 2016 The first article in this series (here) detailed the bad news: almost two-thirds, 63%, of Caddo schools are failed or failing according to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). That number is higher now than ten years ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Feb
0

Caddo Commission Meeting, and Our $88,002 CPERS Hit

February 19, 2016 For the first time in several years, yesterday’s Caddo Parish Commission meeting netted us some gains. It is too bad that some rotten Commission news hammered us last night, too. First, let me dispatch that bad news. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Feb
0

The Spectacle Which Is the Caddo Commission

February 17, 2016 It’s too late to write this, but I am going to, so please bear with it. My oh my oh my, can things at the Caddo Commission get worse? How – goodness gracious, HOW – do we ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
16 Feb
0

Edwards Induced Hysteria is Shameful

February 16, 2016 For the first time since Governor Edwards and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne decided to scare the heck out of the people of Louisiana, a bit of calming push-back is surfacing. I encourage everyone to read this article ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Feb
3

The Undeclared State of Emergency in Caddo Public Schools

February 14, 2016 Taxes, taxes, taxes … ‘all over us, and more coming. Our new governor changes “tax it if it twitches” to “the hell with twitches, tax it!,” while our local taxers rev up for their own attack come ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
05 Feb
0

Caddo Commission Meeting: Good, Bad and Mainly Ugly!

(NOTE: This first-hand report is in no way arranged at the request of anyone. Some media reports apparently have been.) February 5, 2016 In what easily qualifies as the most bizarre meeting of a governmental body I have ever witnessed, ...

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