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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Friday June HeraldZeitung 7A MacLeay takes grievance into final stages CISD Board could make ruling next week By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A decision regarding a grievance filed by former Smithson Valley High basketball coach and math teacher Bill MacLeay could be decided next week The Comal Independent School District board of trustees listened to complaints filed by MacLeay in a Lev el III grievance hearing earlier this week and comments by Superinten dent Jerry Major regarding those com plaints MacLeay charged he was told to waterdown math grades and that administrators did not follow due process in response to complaints from parents regarding math and basket ball Im being discriminated against because I dared to step out and say Hey were not following policies and weve got a tremendous problem in our math MacCleay claims SVHS Principal Joe Rogers asked him to water down grades He claims students are placed in algebra classes where they do not belong and thus fail at higher rates He also claims state law requires certain essential elements be taught Thats what I mean by watering down the course That means were not teaching the minimum curricu he said MacLeay did receive a good report on his latest teacher evaluation Dr Major said however a brief 45 minute observance is not a true mea sure of teacher effectiveness and that most teachers in the state receive good evaluation reports If you look at failure rates if you look at conflicts with kids and par ents thats an indication of effective said Dr Major first thing we need to do is teach students the curriculum we dont teach the curriculum to students In my opinion thats not what is happening with Coach MacLeay weve got 40 to 50 to 60 percent of children failing any one class I dont care why they were placed there were not getting the job done in my opinion as a staff Again that gets back to teaching the stu MacLeay claims he was demoted to parking lot duty late in the spring and was reassigned to Canyon Middle School as an assistant coach and PE teacher for 199495 because of prob lems stemming from both the maih curriculum and coaching duties Com plaints from basketball parents regard ing a letter sent by MacLeay and issues regarding team policy were also addressed in the hearing I was demoted without a hearing and without due process specifically a violation of district said MacCleay teachers and coaches arc not involved in the earli est possible level because administra tors do not have the backbone to say whoa wait a minute were going to follow the rules and when adminis trators will buckle to the pressure of parents that are uninformed and unin volvcd thats when teachers get hurt just like Ive been Dr Major said he discussed MacLeays situation with both Rogers and Athletic Director Larry Hill a number of times He said issues regarding the math department basketball program and relationship between Rogers and MacLeay all factored into his deci sion It was very apparent to me that Coach MacLeay and Mr Rogers to put it quite plainly just didnt get was a very strange work ing relationship there I just felt like that relationship could not said Dr Major While MacLeay was reassigned to parking lot duty from coaching this spring and will not teach math next year rather PE at Canyon Middle Schoo Major said the move was not a demotion because MacLeay would still be making the same salary and was still classified as a When asked by board member Douglas Kirk to explain the differ ence between the responsibilities of a basketball coach and one assigned to narking lot duty Dr Major replied None You are responsible for the health and safety of kids at Smithson HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETh Bill MacLeay makes a move this year as head basketball coach at Smithson Valley MacLeay had a grievance hear ing before the CISD Board Monday night Valley High School As a matter of fact parking lot duty may be an It was all done without any consultation said MacLeay Because if there would have been consultation a lot of these problems would have been clarified before it got to this Board members decided to read docu ments presented by MacLeay and listen to remarks by Rogers and Hill at the next board meeting Monday before making a decision That meeting will be held at Bulvcrde Elementary and is set to get under way at TexasOklahoma is a relationship for most fans When I was a young boy I was a diehard Texas Longhorn fan There was no real reason for my allegiance to the Long horns I grew up in East Texas hundreds of miles away from Austin I knew no one from Austin or UT and I never saw the Horns play in Dallas or Austin I still havent But I had this aunt who lived in Norman Oklahoma who loved to hate the Longhorns She was a close friend of Barry Switzcr and also of Swilzers predecessor Chuck Fairbanks Switzer walked into a hospital room one day where my aunt was recovering from a minor surgery just to give his getwell wishes Mark Lyon She was no average Boomer Sooner She bled crimson red My family would get together during the holi day season several times More often than not we would all be there together watching the Texas OU game in late October And there she was ranting and raving on every play about how the Sooners were on their way to routing the Horns No one else in the room dared speak up in defense of theHorns Until one I had enough of the Boomer Sooner business I taunted my aunt right back and talked boldly of Longhom legends and how God would see to it that Texas retained their rightful place on top of the Sooners A few years I was right a few proved me wrong The important thing was that I stood up to her The first time she heard me mutter Hookem Horns you couldve heard a pin drop Everyone in the room acted as though they didnt hear me praying hard that she had missed what I had just said She didnt She looked down on me like some Marine Sergeant would look down on a private who just spoke out of place and said those Horns need every cheer they can gel when theyre playing the The early 1970s weni by and I was miser able Oklahoma and every school in America was figuring out the Longhorns Wishbone and the results were some pretty dismal years especially since part of the measurement of suc cess at UT is whether or not the Horns had beat en OU that year Then came the years of Roosevelt Leaks and Earl Campbell Things changed UT was win ning and I was back on top loving every minule of our family gel togelhers in laie October I wore every conceivable piece of Longhom dccoraled clothing known to man just to get the goal of a certain Boomer Sooner with little reason to cheer This of course prompted the infamous conversation about next The 1980s came and with it a pretty even exchange of wins and losses between the two teams The fouryear period where Texas beat Oklahoma with Peter Gardere al the helm was downplayed by the fad that Texas do anything else during those years to merit recogniuon Last year with Texas looking pretty certain to lose to he Sooners I look the position of well just wail until he Aggies come to Norman and put the Sooners back in their Boy did they After blowing out the Aggies 44 10 the Sooners probably fell real comfortable knowing they had beaten the best of the Southwest Conference in convincing fashion I got a phone call from my aunt the other day During our talk she brought up the UT football program again asking if they still had one I gave her my usual shpill about how the Horns were on their way back to the top with a real young team good recruiting season and another year ahead of head coach John Mackovic I also explained that Texas entry inio the Big Eight Big 12 was the single most damaging thing to happen lo OU in years I claimed that Texas no longer had a problem with home state athletes leaving for outofstate schools because they wanted the national spotlight instead of just Ihe Texas spotlight I told her lie upscaled competition would only improve the play of the Longhorns and would lead better athletes to Austin She didnt buy into that Im not sure I do either But Id never tell her thai Mark Lyon is the Managing Editor at the Her Oilers get first look at life without Moon By MICHAEL A LUTZ AP Writer HOUSTON Oil ers players have had a sneak pre view of their newlook offense and defense The Oilers completed minicamp on Thursday with Cody Carlson as the starting quarterback instead of Warren Moon and Jeff Fisher as the defensive coordinator instead of Bud dy Ryan Theyll have a better idea of what to expect when they open preseason training camp July 18 in San Anto nio The runandshoot offense will be supplemented this season by two back sets and tight end Pat Carter who left he Los Angeles Rams for a chance to be part of the newlook Oilers Fisher who replaced his former boss Buddy Ryan plans to add a colorcoding system designed to teach the complicated 46 defense that Ryan installed last year I think Ill have a chance to catch some passes but were not doing away with the Carter said You dont do away with some thing thats been so Thanks to the new NFJL salary gap the Oilers locker room has tak en on a new appearance during this offseason of have lost big names on offense and defense Moon has been traded to Min nesota and Pro Bowl defensive ends William Fuller and Sean Jones are gone in the freeagent shuffle Sean a Starter fpr the Vikings last year has taken up resi dence in Moons old locker as Carl sons backup I really feel excited about the upcoming season for the team and my opportunity to Carlson said I was happy before doing what I was doing but not satisfied Really as far as the game until we win the Super Bowl we wont be Fisher who played for Ryan at Chicago and coached under him at Philadelphia will continue preaching the defensive scheme that Ryan SPORTS BULLETINS Have Some tin Go Bowling Every Monday 125pm Everyone Bowls For 59 C Enjoy Lots of Cold Air Conditioning Comal Bowl 1 Block E of Walnut 81 New Braunfels 6256263 AEROBICS Water aerobics to be offered The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering Water Works aerobic classes again beginning May 30th at Landa Park Classes meet Monday Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 78 and Saturday mornings from 910 This is a selfpaced aerobic class done in water to music Classes are open to ages 15 and up Cost is S3 per class or per month Contact Kaye Krampitz at 6296374 in the evenings for information LowImpact classes set to begin LowImpact Aerobics for adults of all ages with light weights stretching and choreographed routines to music will be held from to Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays beginning June 6 at the Senior Center on Landa Street For more information call Bonnie Meaux at 6290068 The classes will run all summer lessons offered New Braunfels Park and Rec will offer Summer Group Tennis Lessons for youths ages 10 and up Morning one hour classes will be held once a week beginingMay 31 Private and semiprivate lessons for youth and adults are also available For more information and to register call 8256411 SWIMMING Landa Park Dolphins holding tryouts Children of all ages who are interested in competi tive swimming can tryout for the Landa Park Dolphins Swim Team at the Landa Park Pool from Registration forms are available at the pool from the coaching staff during evening workouts The Dolphins are sponsored by The New Braunfels Rotary Club and The Parks and Recreation Department For more information contact Bud Dallmann at 6256342 Braves to hold open tryout The Atlanta Braves will hold tryout camps on June 8 at Southwestern University in Georgetown and June 25 at St Marys University in SanAntonio Players must be between the ages of 16 and 23 and they must supply there own glove shoes and uniform Members of an American Legion team must have a note of permis sion from their coach or com mander at the legion post The Atlanta Braves will pay no expenses unless the player is already signed by the organization Little League NB to host series of tournaments The New Braunfels American League and National League parks will be playing host to and 12 year old AllStar Tournaments this year The action begins Monday June 20 with the 9 10 and 11 year olds The 12 year olds will start play July 5 J New Menu New Lower Prlcee I b Restaurant Paily lunch dinner specials Early Bird Special 7am9am MF Open 7am 2pm 5pm10pm Sun 7am2pm Enjoy Live Jazz In our Loun0e ft12 Paily Happy Hour 4g MF 240 5 Seauin 6257791 CANYON LAKE JAM NIGHT EVERY Thursday June 10 n Ft IFull Tilt SatCindy Cherry The Koolwhlps June ThurJam Nighf FrlSkid Mark the Victoms SalPainted Pony June 23 24 25 ThurJam Night FrlSting Rays Sal Call for Info July Weekend ThurJam Night FrlFull Tilt SatTrash Can Punch Hwy 306 2673 9643992 GIFT BOOKS AVAILABLE WALNUT 6 629640O IH 35 and Walnut Ave A1JSHOWS BEFORE PM Times good thru raEniNG 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