With threats against its own employees internally, Conroe ISD tells opponents of $807 million bond, tax hike: “go sit down and hush!”

Joanne Berndt committed criminal trespass and theft – at least twice – when she tore down the anti-CISD $807 million bond sign from the yard at 6 Bunnell Way, Magnolia, Texas.

Conroe, April 23 – “Go sit down and hush” definitely seems the theme of Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) $807 million bond and tax hike campaign. Yesterday, Eleanor Shug Westberry Lindley told the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, to “go sit down and hush” after Eleanor Shug Westberry Lindley read this newspaper’s article, “Conroe ISD’s Total Lying And Cheating Time Has Arrived, Part 2 Of 3: Four Leading Liberal Board Members Enjoy Property Tax Appraisal Breaks,” The Golden Hammer, April 22, 2019. The article to which Eleanor Shug Westberry Lindley, a paraprofessional at CISD’s Moorhead Junior High School, took offense dared to disclose the fact that the four leading liberals on the CISD Board have managed to avoid the property tax appraisal increases, and thereby higher taxes, which the rest of Montgomery County has suffered in the past few years.

Eleanor Shug Westberry Lindley doesn’t appreciate critical thinking and expects others to listen to her and to CISD. Similarly, CISD Superintendent Curtis Null refused to appear at any forum where individuals might challenge his pro-bond-advocacy views. Yesterday, this newspaper reported how Joanne Berndt, a Woodlands resident, stole the “Vote NO Against the Bond” signs from her neighbor’s yard twice and proudly admitted she had done so, even though she committed criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and theft.

This newspaper has confirmed from three sources inside of the CISD Maintenance Department, all of whom have expressed surprise at the inflated cost estimates in the CISD bond package, that Dwight Martin, Assistant Director of Maintenance for CISD, has told employees of the CISD Maintenance Department that they are not to talk to the public about the $807 million bond. The three sources requested confidentiality for obvious fear of reprisal. Martin and other supervisors in the Maintenance Department have told Maintenance employees that, if they were found talking with the public about the bond, they would likely face termination.

This newspaper has confirmed from three sources inside of the CISD Maintenance Department, all of whom have expressed surprise at the inflated cost estimates in the CISD bond package, that Dwight Martin, Assistant Director of Maintenance for CISD, has told employees of the CISD Maintenance Department that they are not to talk to the public about the $807 million bond.

Kelli Cook, the Director of Strategy and Operations for the Children’s Hope PAC, has reported that political signs against the CISD’s $807 million bond and tax hike have begun to disappear throughout the CISD.

Clearly, an important theme for CISD is to send the message to anyone who would dare oppose the bond, “Go sit down and hush.” The full colloquy between Eleanor Shug Westberry Lindley and this newspaper’s Publisher follows with some concluding remarks from Cook:

Screenshot from colloquy on social media, April 22, 2019, first tranche.

Screen shot from colloquy on social media, April 22, 2019, second tranche.

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