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Hey, NOT Kuhlman, do your damn job Mike.
Does Mike Kuhlman really think delaying a Public Records Request is going to help the situation?
We apologize in advance; We said we would tackle traditional media in the next part of the State of Santa Clarita Media Series, but that was before we had to call an audible thanks to Hart's superintendent Mike (not) Kuhlman, which apparently shows up to work via short bus—requiring six weeks to fulfill a super simple public record request that a lovely lady named Julia Phippen who works for the Castaic Union School District fulfilled in less than 18 hours.
If you own a business and need an efficient person to handle your books, I would be on the phone with Ms. Phippen as soon as possible; starting bid is at 125k. But, on the other hand, Mr. (not) Kuhlman would be fired the first week if he worked in the private sector, which requires efficiency and effectiveness. And to the surprise of no intelligent person and "because "Government," Mike (not) Kuhlman is paid three times more than an efficient person like Ms. Phippen.
So Mike (not) Kuhlman, much like Colleen Hawkins, believes that delaying a public records request (PRR) would make it better. In the case of Hawkins, she played games with our newspaper of record. None of us have doctorates over here, but a #protip from us humble plebs; if the MFing newspaper of record is doing a PRR on the organization you run, it is not advisable to be a pest in an attempt to hinder. Do they think that delaying is going to help? We wouldn't be writing this now if Kuhlman had fulfilled the Public Records Request on time. So consider this a written spanking.
The public records request that is sooooo difficult that it requires six weeks for William S. Hart district to fulfill is just an accounting of how much money Hart has paid to local media. This PRR wasn't to shame anyone; it was so we understood the situation. This move confirms that Mike (not) Kuhlman could be the least chill guy ever, as literally, every other government agency has fulfilled this easy public records request in record time. Seriously what is the major malfunction with Kuhlman? At this point, Matt Foley stumbling hung over from his van down by the Santa Clara river, could do a better job than this joker.
It was Mike (not) Kuhlman that put the Hart District at significant risk of a lawsuit for his mismanagement of the thin blue line flag issue at Saugus High School. That situation taught us that Kuhlman's greatest fear was being labeled racist by a soulless race hustler like Valerie Bradford. Mike (not) Kuhlman sacrificed Saugus High shooting victims' first amendment rights that they were using to honor the brave police that ran into their high school without knowing the potential threat they might face. It doesn't matter that the gunman was already incapacitated; nobody knew that then.
Imagine feeling grateful that you live in a community where the police, both off-duty and on, dropped everything to run into your school to ensure you are safe; then imagine you expressed this gratitude on the most important stage you had, i.e., your high school football game. Now, imagine that a cowardly superintendent bureaucrat puts a gag order on your first amendment to please some race-hustling grifter. This is Mike (not) Kuhlman in a nutshell.
In a recent lawsuit in Michigan, a school district was found to have violated the 1st Amendment rights of two students by forcing them to remove their "Let's go, Brandon" shirts. However, the court rules that students' first amendment rights do not end when they step on campus. This means that Mike (not) Kuhlman used public resources to violate the students of Saugus High School's first amendment rights, and they should sue the district for this travesty.