ANOTHER GPS SCANDAL UNFOLDS:
Governing Board decided on January 22, 2013
There's only ONE Gilbert Junior High School. Check out a video that captures the love and spirit of Gilbert Junior High School students, parents, teachers and alumni. We share online ratings that offer a glimpse of Tiger pride. No, Westie is not a GJHS parent or alumni; we can't resist the charm and traditions of a school that our friends say is truly awesome. We want every GPS student to have as wonderful an experience as the kids at Gilbert Junior High School enjoy every day.
The Truth in Gilbert: Part One: Read about a group that dedicated itself to trashing GPS board members, employees and good ole Westie. The group disappeared, but we preserved their comments!
NEW! Gilbert Public Schools Sued for Withholding Public Records Regarding Lawsuits and Claims by District Teachers and Administrators. As Westie says, when it comes to Gilbert Public Schools, those little things called laws are slippery little suckers when GPS tries to figure out if they should obey them.
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