Nepotism or Standard Operating Procedure? (H/T – Alice15)

So how does the daughter of the SF school district’s super get a job with SE Tech? (who is also in charge of SE TECH) Just curious?

I’m all for family members helping each other out in private industry, but when it comes to public money, this kind of crap is unacceptable.

Is her daughter qualified? Sure. Maybe. Who knows? Doesn’t matter, it stinks, and Pam should know better, or maybe she doesn’t?

I encourage everyone to email Betsy and her mother and ask them how this deal works?


#1 tdb on 07.22.11 at 10:05 am

#2 Hilary on 07.22.11 at 10:07 am

I thought Pam Homan was Betsy’s aunt, not her mother…

#3 Alice15 on 07.22.11 at 10:46 am

@tdb – funny. @Hilary – nope – it’s her mom.

#4 katie on 07.22.11 at 10:50 am

It all depends on who you know and who has the power, as this demonstrates. Kinda reminds me of Tim Johnson and Brendan.

#5 anominous on 07.22.11 at 12:20 pm

They really cleaned house out there since Nicolay. Wonder if Munson is still on “staff”.

#6 Joan on 07.22.11 at 9:02 pm

Also our current governor and some of the past ones had a lot of family members working in state government in Pierre. Neoptism speaks loud and clear.

#7 l3wis on 07.22.11 at 10:36 pm

Even if Pam was her aunt, still nepotism.

#8 Alice15 on 07.22.11 at 10:43 pm

The sad thing is noone cares or will not “rock the boat.” The school board should have nixayed this and they did and said nothing. Betsy is a nice young lady, but she should not be working under her mother on taxpayer dollars. I have wanted to challenge this adminstration before, but have been “advised” not to because I have children in the district. What do you do?

#9 l3wis on 07.22.11 at 10:51 pm

A lot of people in the SD MSM read my blog. Maybe they will do a story about it? Maybe Betsy is qualified for the job? Maybe she wants to stay close to home? I commend her for that. BUT, The SF school district is not a family business training ground. Betsy needs to cut her teeth under an organization not controlled by her mother. And BTW, who names their kid after a cow? I thought Pam was a horse person?

#10 l3wis on 07.22.11 at 10:56 pm

Furthermore, Pam seems to want to treat the school district like her family biz, like how she gave her iced tea drinking buddy, Dave Munson, a job at STI after he left office. (When I worked at the DT Holiday Inn for breakfasts, Pam and Dave would come in and grab a distant table and only have a beverage. This was before he left office. I knew they were cooking up something, and I made them nervous. I’m still baffled as to why the super of the SF school district and the mayor need to have 7 AM meetings in non-descript locations? Actually I am not.

#11 Alice15 on 07.22.11 at 11:14 pm

Hey – when noone challenges you – why wouldn”t you run it as you like? Sad state of affairs right now.

#12 l3wis on 07.22.11 at 11:20 pm

Trust me Alice. People challenge her. I know people who have been in the Lion’s den.

#13 Alice15 on 07.22.11 at 11:24 pm

Good to know. Please ask them to run for school board.

#14 l3wis on 07.23.11 at 10:41 pm

They have thought about the School board. They ran for other city offices though.

#15 Big Guy on 07.25.11 at 7:17 am

“I’m all for family members helping each other out in private industry, but when it comes to public money, this kind of crap is unacceptable.”

I sooo completely agree with you on this. Family or private businesses, I have no qualm with them. As for public or non-profit, that is where I draw the line. Hell, if I own a business, I will make my own kids EARN their way in, just like everyone else.

#16 Brom on 07.25.11 at 8:39 am

The whole stinking town is like this. One pathetic moment that I witnessed was a “charity” in Sioux Falls whereas one of the head honchos gave out three outstanding employee recognition awards. One to his brother, one to his sister, and one to a family friend. That was it! There were three awards and about 75 other staff members that did the “real” work. The eye rolls, gritted teeth and soft clapping pretty much summed up our mutual thoughts.

#17 l3wis on 07.25.11 at 11:10 am

I have told young adults entering the work force in SF, “It’s who you know, and how much ass you kiss. Knowledge and hardwork will get you know where.”

#18 Alice15 on 07.25.11 at 2:15 pm

I still can’t believe our school board is either so lazy or so scared to death that they have not said a word. And by the way – the rest of the media isn’t going to touch this either because they are also scared of her. Pam is a bully and if things do not fall in line as she has planned – she will make you pay for it. I am glad that tactic worked so well for her with the budget and the Governor’s office. I don’t agree with cutting education funding, and in fact IMO, it should be one of the TOP priorities for funding, but Daugaard sent a hell of a message to Pammy – your crap and your tactics do not fly nor effect me. And now – better yet – her tacticis have basically taken her out of the loop for conversations regarding school funding. I am so glad that everyone either believes or is too lazy to think she is doing a good job. Speak up school board or please, please do not run again!

#19 npo on 07.25.11 at 3:24 pm

nepotism only sucks when it doesn’t happen to you. Confucius

#20 l3wis on 07.25.11 at 6:19 pm

Alice – I started my blog so this kind of info got out there. I can’t change people’s opinion on these kind of things. But I can present the evidence. Thank you for tipping me off.

#21 dave555 on 07.26.11 at 9:00 am

It’s George Bush’s fault. It’s the republicans fault stuff like this happens.

#22 It only took the MSM in StormLand a month to look into this and get a non-answer — South DaCola on 08.17.11 at 1:33 am

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