Yvonne Katz, formerly supt. of Beaverton OR and Spring Branch TX school districts, embarrassing retiring Westview High principal Len Case.











Dan Wieden talks about the night he wrote "Just do It" to a fascinated Wesview High School Media Studies class in 2001.

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain conspires with OEA attorney Tom Doyle

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain conspires with OEA attorney Tom Doyle
Chamberlain's three-and-a-half year manipulation of teacher discipline case conceals misconduct of Linda Borquist and Hollis Lekas of the Beaverton School District while interfering with the outcome of a federal lawsuit in support of an attorney formerly employed by the Beaverton School District, Nancy Hungerford.

Oregon ALJ Andrea Sloan collaborates with TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain & OEA atty Tom Doyle

Oregon ALJ Andrea Sloan collaborates with TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain & OEA atty Tom Doyle
"First of its kind in Oregon" decision helps unethical lawyers manipulate federal law suit after Beaverton administrators violated teacher employment contract

Signing a confession to conceal misconduct and influence a federal law suit

Signing a confession to conceal misconduct and influence a federal law suit
Tom Doyle of the OEA collaborates with OAH lawyers and Vickie Chamberlain of the TSPC

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain makes finding based on secret "first of its kind" hearing

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain makes finding based on secret "first of its kind" hearing
Chamberlain's delay protects Nancy Hungerford, former attorney for the Beaverton Schools, who colluded with attorneys for the OEA and the state of Oregon to violate a teacher contract and deny due process in a federal civil suit.

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators

Leadership Academy for Beginning Principals
July 18, 19 and 20, 2007
Linfield College

The Faculty:

Linda Borquist, Academy Coordinator

Victor Musial, Field Operations Director, OSEA

Colin Cameron, Director of Professional Development,COSA

Jill O'Neil, Principal, Beaverton Middle School - OMLA President

Vickie Chamberlain, Executive Director, TSPC

Kris Olsen, Principal, McMinnville High School - OASSA President

Matt Coleman, Principal, Westview High School

Shannon Priem, Communication Services Director, OSBA

Vickie Fleming, Superintendent, Redmond SD 2J

Perla Rodriguez, Principal, Cornelius Elementary School - OMLA President

Shawna Harris, Field Representative, OSEA

Nanci Schneider, NWREL

Craig Hawkins, Communications Director, COSA

Valerie Sebesta, Oregon Education Association

Sally Leet, Principal, Oak Grove Elementary School - OESPA Past President

Brian Traylor, Principal, Corvallis Elementary School - OESPA President

Holly Lekas, Regional Administrator, Beaverton SD 48 Joe Wehrili, OSBA

Michael Carter, Superintendent, Rainier SD 13

Philip McCullum, Director Administrative Licensure, University of Oregon

Authentic evaluation legally dated

Authentic evaluation legally dated
signed by retiring principal Len Case

Post-dated Westview High School evaluation 2002-03

Post-dated Westview High School evaluation 2002-03
Entered fraudulently at Fair Dismissal Appeals Board hearing: Malcolm Dennis (forced resignation; secrecy agreement) and Chris Bick, signing principals

To: Hanna.Vaandering, BEA president Sat, December 29, 2007

Fw: Teacher Double Standards and Deviant Practices Commission
Sat, December 29, 2007 4:34:20 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:Hanna.Vaandering@oregoned.org
Cc:erica.marion@oregoned.org; larry.wolf@oregoned.org
Hanna
I am meeting with state legislators next week to ask them to get me back the money the BEA/OEA has stolen from me.
There are so many greedy people in this area living well off public schools, it makes me sick. None of them will ever teach a class of 45 kids from tough neighborhoods.
Thanks for your help a couple of years ago. This Thanksgiving, I got the settlement money from the first document I signed--four years after I was fired.
Hope you have a wonderful year. I am in bad shape financially. And physically. I guess I deserve that for wanting to be treated fairly and paid equally, huh? I hate what people have done to me and the disposable teachers who paid a ton of money into a rigged system.
I am not quitting this until teachers know how vulnerable the union legal department has made them to contract violations. One way or another, the misconduct of some OEA employees will be public. People took my money to trash my career while my mother watched and suffocated.
All to protect the public images of some vain bigshots..."She may have even deserved the part."
The overlap between the union and the licensing board is a good place to start an investigation. The TSPC director manipulated my case through an illegal hearing with Doyle and some state lawyers to cover up(former BSD attorney) Linda Hungerford's improper violation of my employment contract.
Remember, Hanna, I asked to Borquist to let me quit after I was cheated out of real money and an activities job I worked hard to be successful at...I was fired for unfounded trumped-up sexual harassment (that my bosses had been harboring???) after voicing my concerns to the new superintendent, Jerry Colonna, about lack of evaluations and oversight--and inequities in job assignments and pay.
Four years later, I am still fighting...because I belonged to the OEA.
Don Bellairs. teacher

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: "Tom.Husted@oregoned.org"
To: bellairsd@yahoo.com
Cc: Hanna.Vaandering@oregoned.org; doylet@bennetthartman.com
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 11:03:34 AM
Subject: RE: Teacher Double Standards and Deviant Practices Commission
Don – I (we-BEA) am not going to get in the middle of this. Mr. Doyle is a fine attorney and I suggest you take up your concerns with him or his supervisor if you are unhappy with his representation.

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From: Don Bellairs [mailto:bellairsd@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 5:03 AM
To: Husted, Tom [OR]
Subject: Teacher Double Standards and Deviant Practices Commission
Tom,
My case has taken on a whole new ambience. The TSPC and BSD are openly in collusion ( I will explain when we meet). Is this Oregon or Ukraine ? Doyle is working very closely with the other side and providing me with limited information. I paid for this service?
I would like the BEA to send a letter to all members about my case. If you do not inform membership of the processes that can be used against them by employers and a corrupt state licensing board, you are remiss as an advocate of teachers.
Please be in touch. We are near the end of this and I am getting together my resources. I will need for you to testify at TSPC and at the federal case. Please email me with a time next week when I can sit with you and the new BEA rep and get you caught up.
Thank you.
Don Bellairs
Janet Hogue and Linda Borquist do not own public education. Big shots always cheat if nobody prevents it. Who prevents it in Beaverton ?


To: Matt Lawrence, policy advisor to OR state legislature Thu, December 27, 2007

Re: Don's Dilemma
Thu, December 27, 2007 3:12:40 AM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Lawrence Matt
My wife's brother teaches at Rutgers.
If you don't get caught in the snow, I will see you at nine thirty on Monday morning ( I see the address on the web site).
And thanks.
Don

----- Original Message ----
From: Lawrence Matt
To: Don Bellairs
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 7:57:33 PM
Subject: RE: Don's Dilemma
Don,
I currently am in New Jersey visiting my family for the Christmas holiday. I will be back in the office on the 31st as long as there are no problems with my flight home on the 30th.
I will be able to meet with you any time from 9-12 on Monday if this would work for you.
Let me know the time that would work the best and I will put it on my calendar.
Thanks
- Matt
Matthew Lawrence
Policy Analyst
Senate Republican Office
900 Court St, NE
Salem OR, 97301
matt.lawrence@state.or.us
503-986-1950
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From: Don Bellairs [mailto:bellairsd@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sat 12/22/2007 4:36 AM
To: LAWRENCE Matt
Subject: Don's Dilemma
Matt,
Thanks for your call and the friendly tone in your voice. Some representatives of the state have been pretty vicious to me (with my union's help) for quite a while--niceness is new and refreshing.
It sounds like you are headed out on vacation today and may not see this. I would like to drive down to meet with you on New Year's Eve--in the morning if possible (we have to be on the coast that afternoon).
If not, early in the first week in January is fine.
My goals are:
1. To get my teaching license back, unencumbered
2. To make oversight officials aware of the challenges teachers face in accessing due process under the Dept of Education's current system
a) the union lawyer and the Office of Administrative Hearings held a secret trial concerning my situation and the TSPC used this to punish me.
b) the TSPC took four years with my case during which time I was asked to sign four evolving sets of illegal "stipulations." FYI: I chose to quit drinking over fifteen years ago. The TSPC asked me to sign stipulations that I attend AA as a condition for keeping my license. Perhaps you understand why I refused to sign? My union lawyer told me many times that the civil suit he had filed would not be settled until I signed the stipulations.
I have worked with kids in two languages for twenty-five years without any of the problems I encountered in Beaverton. I was runner-up for Teacher of the Year in Kentucky before I moved here in 1996. I have worked since then with the Beaverton Schools, taking on tough kids and tough assignments and getting promotions regularly. My evaluations, with the exception of the last (post-dated) one, show that I excelled as teacher and a faculty member. I had been promoted by the retiring principal to be Activities Director of Oregon's then-largest high school (responsibility for the prom, the student gov't, the blood drives, etc). I was fired when the new principal could not give me the political protection I needed to do my job--it is very political in Beaverton.
My union rep hired for me an attorney who had an established working relationship with the head of Beaverton Schools HR department. The union and the lawyer sold me out.
Some unethical officials at the TSPC have sought to cover this up for four years. The OEA and the TSPC seem to overlap. I do believe the TSPC's curious conduct cost their investigator, Susan Nisbett, her job (thanks to Raul Ramirez, an honest asst. attorney general who works with the Oregon DOJ).
I am eager to get back to my work. This has lasted as long as Iraq.
So, if it works for you, we will meet Dec 31 early or some day during the first week of January? I await word from you. Thank you in advance for your interest and concern.
Sincerely,
Don

To: Larry Wolf, OEA president Tue, December 18, 2007

I want to address your board
Tue, December 18, 2007 3:56:16 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:larry.wolf@oregoned.org; jerry.caruthers@oregoned.org
Cc:Sen Ferrioli ; hanna.vandeering@oregoned.org
To OEA administration
Larry, Jerry
I have been a dues-paying member of the OEA for ten years. I have the documentation to prove that Tom Husted worked closely with BSD adminstrators who abused Beaverton teachers in violaion of employment contract for many years.
I would like to make a presentation to your board concerning his handling of my case. His misconduct contributed to the agony my mother suffered at her death and I continue to lose money because I foolishly trusted the teacher's union for several years The Beaverton School District took a lot of money out of my check every month and mailed it to your organization. I feel that money was stolen from me.
Mr. Wolf, when he met with me a year ago, failed to explain why the TSPC could harass me for four years (and counting). The teachers who vote for him may need more information about his leadership. (At our meeting, I remember Mr. Wolf being very evasive about the firing of Susan Nisbett of the TSPC. Why would Larry Wolf be evasive about that?)
This seems to be a consistent theme in Oregon education--the people in power use a lot of other people's money to avoid accountability.
Despite (or perhaps because of) Mr. Husted's service on the Beaverton Education Foundation board (where his CEO, Janet Hogue, shared a secretary and some office space with the Beaverton HR director), he is able to ignore me while I twist in the wind. He attended meetings about my employment and failed to contact me. This is a matter of public concern.
I am hopeful you will arrange a time in January for me to share my information with your board. I suspect there are other teachers who have paid for protection from Susan Nisbett and her illegal "stipulations." I am speaking for them too.
I do not believe the OEA does. The record also shows I asked to quit three months before I was fired--in large part because I was paid many thousands less than other teachers for doing the same job,
And Tom Husted knew that. Now, four years later, I am still fighting (by myself) for my right to teach...
I was a dues-paying member while this happened. The OEA took my money for a service that no one can demonsrate that I received. That is fraud. Now is time to investigate.
Sincerely,
Don Bellairs

To: OR State Senator Ferrioi Wed, December 5, 2007

Please arrange a meeting
Wed, December 5, 2007 4:06:54 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:sen.tedferrioli@state.or.us
Senator Ferrioli,
You have received a number of communications from me in the past. I have asked to meet with representatives from your office and the reply has been that you could not discuss my case as I still had civil litigation pending.
My civil suit has been settled after four years. I hope you will see me now. My civil case was used to manage me for an extended period of time by an attorney specially "selected" from the OEA attorney pool by the lawyers for my school district.
Because I told the truth about mismanagement and inequities, I have spent four years in hell. The lawyer who spearheaded a vicious sneak attack (my education and summer camp background did not prepare me for Linda Hungerford) used her connections with the Oregon Education Association and her intimate relationship with Ms. Chamberlain at the TSPC to discredit me publicly. I foolishly trusted my union representative and the lawyer he chose for me. I was defrauded by the Oregon Education Association.
I am currently working on a research project that contrasts expensive education reform movements that have taken place in states when I was teaching there: KERA/ KIRIS in Kentucky and, more recently, CIM/CAM in Oregon. I trained in both programs and, while the writing component in both states had identical goals and methods, a significant difference was that, in Kentucky, accoutability safeguards were built in so that teachers could not "tweak" students' scores to meet benchmarks. Simple, enforced checks and balances. Everybody had to learn the benchmarks and follow them...talk about hootin' and hollerin.' In Oregon, there was no similar accountablilty process to insure integrity. I believe this dilluted and ultimately--and at great expense--eroded the reform effort.
My experience taught me that my administrators were aware that they would not be held accountable for their responsibilities or their behavior--layers of cronyism insulated them. Like many teachers in the state's then-largest high school, I was set up for failure. I got different jobs, different kinds of students, different levels of pay and a vastly different set of standards appied to my conduct than the fortunate few. I was not the only one who was mistreated--I was just foolish enough to ask the new supt that I be treated fairly.

Droit du signeur.
A systemic lack of oversight creates leadership that acts without checks and balances. The environment where I worked was very challenging for teachers who were not "insiders." Administrators decided who would be successful by stacking assignments. Merit was not a component of staff evaluation because there were no observations taking place...I was fired after mentioning that to the new superintendent.
High teacher turnover like Beaverton has experienced is the end result of lack of oversight. Some of Westview's principals could and did exploit teachers, in violation of contractual and employment laws.
Please contact me about a time I can meet with representatives from your office. I believe I can provide information that is helpful to you in your service to Oregon's citizens.
Also, I am a good teacher and would like my license back. State employees have stolen it from me.
Thank you very much.
Don Bellairs

RETIRING TEACHERS CREATE SCHOOL SURPLUS
Author: ANITHA REDDY - The Oregonian
Date: October 28, 2004
Section: WEST ZONER
Page: 01
The Beaverton School District ended up with $12.1 million more than it
expected last school year because six times more teachers than usual
retired, and the district failed to factor that into its estimate of
benefits costs.
The extra money, discovered in late August, led to the School Board's
decision not to collect the second year of the local option levy."I wish
we could have figured this out in June," Superintendent Jerry Colonna
said last week of the miscalculation. "That's when it would have been
helpful."
Bruce Griswold, the associate superintendent for fiscal affairs, said
it is difficult to predict health care costs, because the district pays
only an estimate of those costs every month. It doesn't know its exact
bill until after the end of the fiscal year June 30.
However, during the 2002-03 school year, 219 employees retired,
compared with 30 to 35 in a typical year, district officials said. The spike
was driven by several factors, including changes to Oregon's Public
Employee Retirement System and talk of ending the district's early
retirement program.
The large number of retirements resulted in lower-than-expected costs
for salaries and benefits. The $8.7 million in savings accounts for more
than two-thirds of the $12.1 million.
District financial projections do not appear to take the high number of
retirements into account. Despite the exit of hundreds of older
teachers, the district forecast a $2 million rise in benefits costs for the
2003-04 school year, basing its number on a $3 million rise the year
before.
Instead, the costs dropped by $3.9 million to $46.2 million, according
to the district's latest unaudited figures.
Griswold said the higher projection made sense at the time, because
health care costs had risen four years in a row. In addition, he said, the
district agreed to raise the cap on monthly employee health care
expenses at the end of 2003, making it more likely that costs would go up.
That guess turned out to be wrong, because most employees switched to
lower-cost health plans in 2004. Johanna Vaandering, acting president of
the Beaverton teachers union, said younger employees tended to choose
lower-cost plans, and at least some of the more than 200 new hires were
likely to cost less than the retiring teachers.
Linda Borquist, associate superintendent for human resources, said it
was impossible to know in advance how much the new employee benefits
were going to cost the district.
Both Colonna and Griswold emphasized that the $12.1 million was only a
tiny part of a nearly $250 million annual budget. Colonna said,
however, the discrepancy was unfortunate because it was nearly as much as the
levy.
Moreover, the $12.1 million is almost 5 percent of last year's $248.7
million general fund -- the percentage the board is required to retain
as a contingency.
Colonna said the incident had spurred him to be more involved in the
budget, but that he was happy with the board's decision not to collect
the levy.
"The ability to pass future levies would have been at stake," he said,
referring to a bond for school construction expected to be needed
within two years. Given the situation, he said, the board's decision was
"pretty obvious."
Anitha Reddy: 503-294-5954; anithareddy@news.oregonian.com

To: My brother Sat, November 24, 2007

Re: Fw: Bellairs v. BSD - settlement check
Sat, November 24, 2007 3:31:28 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To: bellairsbrian

i got the money. tanya will send you a check.
thank you. there is a reason people go through this--it is abuse of power. the people who stole from me are stealing from all the taxpayers who have no voice in this sick system.
forty thousand of the public's money to shut me up four years after i asked to quit...
how much did they pay linda hungerford to fire me for four years?

----- Original Message ----
From: bellairsbrian
To: Don Bellairs
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 11:32:32 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Bellairs v. BSD - settlement check
Don,
I want to make sure that you received the check that I left inside your home. I put in on a piece of furniture under a paper weight.
Also please make the check out to me for the first round of legal fees. I paid him $4750 for the work that he did through November 6. There will be another smaller bill that I will pay and don't expect to be reimbursed for it. The $2,000 was a gift.
I am happy for you that this is over. No one deserves to go through what you went through.
Brian

From: Richard Cohn-Lee, private atty Thu, October 25, 2007

"Re: Bellairs v. BSD - settlement check
Thu, October 25, 2007 12:55:50 PM
From:'rcllaw@aol.com' Add to Contacts
To:John.Kaempf@bullivant.com
Cc:bellairsd@yahoo.com; sue_robertson@beavton.k12.or.us
John --
Any release of settlement funds by the District will require school board action. The board has a meeting on November 5 during which time it will be considering its legal options in this matter, including but not limited to whether to disburse any settlement funds, file a motion for reconsideration or to pursue an appeal of Judge Jones' October 24 letter. I will of course notify you promptly of the board's decision after the meeting.
Richard Cohn-Lee
The Hungerford Law Firm
PO Box 3010
Oregon City, OR 97045
Tel. 503-650-7990
Fax 503-655-1429"

To: John Kaempf, private atty. from Tom Doyle, OEA atty Mon, October 22, 2007

From: Tom Doyle [mailto:doylet@bennetthartman.com]
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 1:39 PM
To: Kaempf, John
Subject: RE:
John:

I am including the text of the letter below. To review, you have
indicated that you represent Brian Bellairs, but that you are acting on
behalf of Don Bellairs in asking me to act on his behalf in regard to
enforcing this settlement. You also indicated that Mr. Bellairs waives
any potential conflict that there may be between Don and I in regard to
this representation. Please confirm. As I stated, I have been acting at
your request, as an officer of the court to raise an issue in regard to
material misstatements by Ms. Hungerford. With your most recent request
that I respond to her other points, I sense I am being asked to
interject myself back into this case as an advocate. I have serious
concerns over my ability to do that. However, you have indicated that a
response must be filed as soon as possible, that there may be prejudice
to Don if I do not respond today, and that you are unable to interject
yourself formally into this case. As a result, I am agreeing to send
another letter under the same "officer of the court" status.

In regard to strategy, at this point, it is not clear that this matter
should be going to trial. Rather, the proper course of conduct is likely
to file suit to enforce the settlement agreement and to put the trial
date on hold. It is not clear to me that the Federal Court would have
jurisdiction over such a matter. However, I do not believe I can
represent Don in such a matter since I would be a witness in regard to
whether there was an agreement, etc. Do you have any thoughts on that
issue? Moreover, we discussed the District's threat to file summary
judgment in this case. As I stated, such a motion could be fought on a
number of grounds and any preclusive effect of the court of appeals
decision would not be determinative. As you are no doubt aware, this is
a very complex issue that is particularly fact and law intensive.
However, I thought you should be aware of these issues as you respond to
the Hungerford law firms "threats."
Please review this letter and provide any revisions you may have.
Tom

VIA HAND DELIVERY
Honorable Robert E. Jones
U.S. District Court
1000 SW Third Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

Re: Donald Bellairs v. Beaverton School
District, et al
Case No. 3:04-CV-770
Our File No. 5407-2166
Dear Judge Jones:

I am writing in response to Ms. Jennifer Hungerford's letter to you late
last week. It was our understanding that the original settlement
agreement was sent out to Nancy Hungerford following Nancy Hungerford's
withdrawal of her requirement that the agreement be notarized.
Incidentally, this "notarization" requirement was never a part of the
agreement. Similarly, my office never received an original copy of the
agreement from the Beaverton District and therefore, we assume Ms.
Hungerford is still in possession of those signature sheets. In light of
the fact that neither my office nor Ms. Hungerford's are in possession
of an original agreement, yet there is no dispute that both parties
signed that agreement in March 2006, it is my suggestion that Mr.
Bellairs resign the original agreement.

In regard to Ms. Hungerford's second point, it appears to be the
District's position that the settlement agreement was not final until
the appeal was withdrawn. This is clearly not what the agreement states.
Rather, by signing this agreement Mr. Bellairs released the District
from any liability relating to the appeal or the Federal trial. Thus, at
the time of signing the agreement, Mr. Bellairs waived any rights he had
to a favorable decision from the Court of Appeals. If the decision had
been issued the day after signing that agreement, regardless of
notification to the Court of Appeals, that decision would have had no
effect. While it is true that an actual withdrawal was not filed with
the court by either party, despite my offices intent to do so, such an
action bore no relationship to the rights of the parties. Certainly, if
Ms. Hungerford had wished, she could have notified the court that the
case was settled. She did not. Regardless of whether the Court of
Appeals issued a decision or not, the rights of the parties were affixed
by the agreement. Certainly, if the Court of Appeals had issued a
decision favorable to Mr. Bellairs, and Mr. Bellairs sought enforcement
of the decision, the District would have enforced its rights under the
signed agreement. The fact that the District now seeks to avoid its
obligations under the agreement because it won at the Court of Appeals
defies logic. Moreover, if the District were unhappy with the decision,
which it apparently is not, it could have moved to vacate that decision.
If Ms. Hungerford wishes for Mr. Bellairs to jointly move for vacature,
he will do so. In any case, at this point, the Court of Appeals decision
is simply a historical document which has no effect on the rights of
either party. Rather, the settlement agreement waived any rights or
obligations either party had as a result of the outcome of that
decision.

In sum, the District is seeking to avoid its obligations which were
created pursuant a settlement agreement it signed and which Mr. Bellairs
signed. By entering into the agreement, Mr. Bellairs released the
District from any rights he had stemming from the appeal, regardless of
any action from the Court of Appeals, the District, or any third party.
Moreover, Mr. Bellairs did not move for reconsideration or Petition for
Review. He in no way acted inconsistently with his obligations under the
agreement. In turn, the District's obligation was to pay Mr. Bellairs
under that agreement. It has failed to do so.
Sincerely,
BENNETT, HARTMAN, MORRIS & KAPLAN
Thomas K. Doyle
Encl.
cc: Donald Bellairs
Jennifer Hungerford (via fax)
Rich Cohn-Lee (via fax)

Review of Wednesday, April 26, 2006

From: Tom Doyle
To: Don Bellairs
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:46:23 AM
Subject: RE: update tspc

Don:
TSPC is willing to settle under the same stipulation they offered before - reprimand etc. I can resend the original.
Tom

To: My brother Mon, October 22, 2007

? about hungerfords
Mon, October 22, 2007 3:29:09 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:Brian Bellairs
Brian
Jennfier Hungerford says in an early email to Judge Jones that she has confirmed with the district that I did not sign a contract. Is she lying to the judge illegally? Does the district continue to defame through her remarks to the judge?
Also, I don't think the entire school board knows that the Hungerfords have been reactivated. They were replaced for a reason last year.
Thanks
Don

To: Vickie Chamberlain, OR TSPC director Thu, October 18, 2007

Thu, October 18, 2007 9:06:32 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:CHAMBERLAIN Vickie * TSPC
I have a lot of information for the public about you and your organization. I am hopeful media and state oversight officials are present tomorrow.
I would thank you for your concern about my driving unnecessarily but, given how your unethical actions have affected my family and me, I would be naive to accept your words as sincere and not self-interested.

From: Vickie Chamberlain, OR TSPC director Thu, October 18, 2007




[ No Subject ]
Thu, October 18, 2007 8:29:55 PM
From:CHAMBERLAIN Vickie * TSPC Add to Contacts
To:bellairsd@yahoo.com
Mr. Bellairs:
It has come to my attention that you may believe the Commission is meeting tomorrow. The next commission meeting is scheduled for November 1 and 2.
Tomorrow, October 19th is only a hearing for proposed amendments to administrative rules. No commissioners will be present for this hearing; rather the agency's Deputy Director will be the hearings officer tomorrow.
I did not want you to drive to Salem under the belief that the commission will actually be meeting.
Vickie Chamberlain
Executive Director
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
465 Commerical St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-6813
(503) 378-3758 (fax)

From: Richard Cohn-Lee, private atty Wed, October 17, 2007

Bellairs v. Beaverton School District, USDC Case No. 04-CV-00770-JO
Wed, October 17, 2007 11:45:11 AM
From:'rcllaw@aol.com' Add to Contacts
To:bellairsd@yahoo.com
Cc:sue_robertson@beavton.k12.or.us; john.kaempf@bullivant.com
Mr. Bellairs:
I am working with Nancy Hungerford as co-counsel for the Beaverton School District in the above matter. My understanding is that you are currently unrepresented for purposes of the trial beginning on November 13, 2007. As a precuation, however, I have left a voice mail with attorney John Kaempf who I am aware may be assisting you on some level. Please let me know if there is an attorney I should be communicating with for purposes of trial.
Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1 of the federal district court of Oregon, I am conferring with you prior to filing a motion. This e-mail is to inform you know that the District will be filing a motion with the Court requesting it to grant preclusive effect to the decision of the Oregon Court of Appeals in Bellairs v. Beaverton School District, 206 Or App 186 (2006). As you are aware, in that decision the Court of Appeals upheld your dismissal and the facts supporting your dismissal as found by the Fair Dismissal Appeals Board. Our motion will be filed by the end of this week.
If you are willing to withdraw your lawsuit or have legal authority in opposition to the motion, please contact me. If I do not hear from you by the close of business tomorrow I will assume that you would oppose the District's motion and that further conferral would not be productive.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Richard Cohn-Lee
The Hungerford Law Firm
PO Box 3010
Oregon City, OR 97045
Tel. 503-650-7990
Fax 503-655-1429
www.hungerfordlaw.com

From: Cindy Shultz, asst. to Judge Robert E. Jones Fri, October 12, 2007

Bellairs v. Beaverton School District, et al., Civil No. 04-770-JO
Fri, October 12, 2007 11:40:16 AM
From:'Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov' Add to Contacts
To:doylet@bennetthartman.com; bellairsd@yahoo.com; jenhungerford@hotmail.com; njhlaw@aol.com

bellairs mo.wpd (10KB)

Dear Mr. Bellairs and Counsel:
Judge Jones has entered the attached order in this case.
(See attached file: bellairs mo.wpd)
Cindy Schultz
Courtroom Deputy

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF OREGON
CIVIL MINUTES
Civil Case No.: 04-770-JO Date of Proceeding: 10/12/07
Case Title: Bellairs v. Beaverton School District, et al.
Presiding Judge: Robert E. Jones Courtroom Deputy: Cindy Schultz, telephone 503-326-8340
None
Reporter: Tape No:
DOCKET ENTRY:
RECORD OF ORDER:
Attorney Tom Doyle's withdrawal from this case is approved by the court. All further communication should be addressed directly to Don Bellairs at ***************, Beaverton, OR 97005, and to defense counsel Jennifer and Nancy Hungerford, P. O. Box 3010, 635 S. Center Street, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Pretrial conference is set for 11/5/07, at 9:30 a.m. in Chambers of Judge Jones, Room 1007, followed by two-day jury trial commencing 11/13/07, at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 10A.

PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL DEFENDANT'S COUNSEL
DOCUMENT NO:
cc: { } All counsel CIVIL MINUTES

A Quick Review

From: Tom Doyle
To: bellairsd@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 8:32:48 AM
Subject: Agreement
Don:
I have not received a signed settlement agreement back yet. The District is threatening to withdraw from the agreement, which will result in loss of the settlement amount, and likely loss of the entire Federal case. I need the signed agreement back as soon as possible. Thanks.

Tom Doyle

From: Tom Doyle
To: bellairsd@yahoo.com
Sent: Friday, June 2, 2006 3:27:56 PM
Subject: Appeal
Don:
We have received the Court of Appeals decision and they rejected our appeal. They apparently did not have a problem with FDAB's faulty reasoning.
We will send you a copy via regular mail.
In any case, this appeal should be withdrawn, per the settlement agreement, so I do not plan on taking any further action on this matter except to report that it is settled and request vacature.
Tom

From: Tom Doyle
To: bellairsd@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:30:24 PM
Subject: Status
Don:
I received a call from Beaverton's attorney asking if I was still representing you. It is my understanding that I am, both on the employment matter and TSPC. Is this correct? I assumed that you had been paid your check, based upon your not contacting me, but then I found out you had not. I would like to get this matter resolved by discussing this with the District's counsel, but I do not want to have a doubt as to my representation of you when I do that.
Tom


From: Tom Doyle
To: Don Bellairs
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 2:28:45 PM
Subject: RE: Resolution
Don:
I do not have your check from the District and never have had it. You know that.
I never told you I was withholding your check and certainly never wanted to force you to sign a stipulation.
Recently, you wrote me asking for a release of the attorney fees you owed me. I said I would but that I could not release costs. That doesn't mean I have your check.
Tom

From: Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov
To: doylet@bennetthartman.com,jenhungerford@hotmail.com,njhlaw@aol.com
CC: bellairsd@yahoo.com
Subject: Fw: To Cindy Shultz--Judge Robert E. Jones' office Bellairs
v.Beaverton School District, et al., Civil 04-770-JO
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 10:25:16 -0700
To: Counsel
From: Judge Robert E. Jones
Please read the communication received from Donald Bellairs. If there
was a settlement in this case, was it made a matter of record? If the
case in fact has not settled, I will grant Mr. Bellairs 30 days to find
a replacement lawyer, reopen the case without fees, and proceed to trial.

From: Jennifer Hungerford [mailto:jennifer@hungerfordlaw.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 4:00 PM
To: Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov
Cc: Tom Doyle; njhlaw@aol.com; bellairsd@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: To Cindy Shultz--Judge Robert E. Jones' office Bellairs v.
Beaverton School District, et al., Civil 04-770-JO
Judge Jones:
I was one of the attorneys representing Beaverton School District in
this matter. It is my understanding that there was a settlement reached
by the parties in March 2006. I do not believe that the terms of the
settlement were made a matter of record. The Beaverton School District
was prepared to release the funds upon the receipt of Mr. Bellairs'
signature on an original copy of the agreement, but the District was
never provided an original copy with Mr. Bellairs' signature. I believe
that in the fall of 2006, Mr. Bellairs had direct discussions with the
Beaverton School District (who now also employs in-house counsel). We
have contacted the District and will provide the Court with further
information as soon as we receive it.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Jennifer Hungerford
The Hungerford Law Firm
Direct line: 503-722-8612
Fax: 503-657-7977
jennifer@hungerfordlaw.com
www.hungerfordlaw.com

From: Tom Doyle [mailto:doylet@bennetthartman.com]
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2007 03:16 PM
To: Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov
Cc: njhlaw@aol.com, bellairsd@yahoo.com, 'Jennifer Hungerford'
Subject: RE: To Cindy Shultz--Judge Robert E. Jones' office
Bellairs v. Beaverton School District, et al., Civil 04-770-JO
Judge Jones:
I no longer represent Mr. Bellairs. To my recollection, no settlement
was put on the record.
Thank you.
Tom Doyle

From: Jennifer Hungerford
To: Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov
Cc: njhlaw@aol.com; bellairsd@yahoo.com; Camellia_Osterink@beavton.k12.or.us; Tom Doyle
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 2:39:40 PM
Subject: Re: Bellairs v. Beaverton School District, et al., Civil 04-770-JO
Judge Jones:
This is to follow up on my earlier message. I confirmed with the School District that no settlement agreement was ever signed by Mr. Bellairs. After Mr. Bellairs refused to sign the original settlement agreement, a new agreement was negotiated, and although there were representations that it was agreeable to Mr. Bellairs and would be signed, it was not.
Thank you.
Jennifer Hungerford
The Hungerford Law Firm
Direct line: 503-722-8612
Fax: 503-657-7977
jennifer@hungerfordlaw.com
www.hungerfordlaw.com

From: Karen Horwitz, NAPTA president Mon, October 1, 2007

Worth a Try to Expose our Unions
Mon, October 1, 2007 6:19:18 PM
From:'Teacherkh@aol.com' View Contact
To:Teacherkh@aol.com
To NAPTA MEMBERS:
Lorna Stremcha, a NAPTA member from Montana, sent her story about teacher abuse and how the NEA/AFT did nothing to help her and has received a reply from her US Senator John Tester. He asked permission to open an inquiry. If you have a story re either of the unions letting you down or sabotaging your case, and you are okay with having your name connected to it, please forward a short version of it, focusing on the role that the Unions played or didn't play, to Lorna at:
lornastremcha@yahoo.com
along with your permission for her to forward it to her senator, and she will compile them to help urge him to actually pursue this. There is power in numbers! It doesn't not need to be more than a couple of sentences as long as it points out that you can verify that the unions have let us down. Please copy me on your emails to her so I can keep track of the stories too.
Also, send a copy of your story to your own US Senator so there will be more pressure on him to do something. We never know what act is going to finally crack the cover up.
Thanks,
Karen

To: OR State Senator Ted Ferrioli Mon, September 24, 2007

Re: TSPC meeting Oct 19
Mon, September 24, 2007 4:36:03 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:Sen Ferrioli
Thank you for your attention. I have alerted you to a matter of public concern. Your record indicates that you take your responsibilities seriously.
There are many ways to improve public schools. One of the first would be reforming the teachers' union. I am working on that.
Another would be by cleansing the politics from the teacher licensing board. Good luck.
Don Bellairs

From: OR State Senator Ted Ferrioli Mon, September 24, 2007

RE: TSPC meeting Oct 19
Mon, September 24, 2007 3:51:43 PM
From:Sen Ferrioli Add to Contacts
To:Don Bellairs
Mr. Bellairs,
As this is an issue in litigation this office will not comment.
Senator Ted Ferrioli

To: OR State Senator Ted Ferrioli Sun, September 23, 2007

TSPC meeting Oct 19
Sun, September 23, 2007 8:52:25 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:sen.tedferrioli@state.or.us
Cc:fcharb@comcast.net; pebrady@hoodriver.k12.or.us; charleen.hoiland@osd.k12.or.us; myersk@kcsd.k12.or.us; gmunck@pilotrock.k12.or.us; marylou66@mailstation.com; debra_robinson@parkrose.k12.or.us; sam.stern@oregonstate.edu; lwalborn@arlington.k12.or.us; Karen.weiseth@district6.org; tott_2003@yahoo.com; greene@up.edu; erika marion

Sen Ferrioli,
I hope you are in receipt of a package I sent you several weeks ago. In it were documents intended to demonstrate (succinctly) the challenges I have faced because I took my skills and training into an Oregon classroom, and then trusted my union to defend me when my employers violated my contract, then publicly discredited me to cover up.
Three and a half years later, the director of the TSPC used her agency to conceal this activity.
Teachers are very vulnerable in the system as it exists now. The big school district administrators send money they take from teachers' salaries to the union, effectively buying their own representation. Teachers are defrauded in this process. Private attorneys hired (but not supervised) by the union run up huge fees by dragging out cases in violation of OAR's designed to prevent that.
Sincerely,
Don Bellairs, teacher

From: David Griggs, private atty Fri, September 21, 2007

RE: files from T. Doyle
Fri, September 21, 2007 10:24:12 AM
From:David Griggs Add to Contacts
To:Don Bellairs
Don,
No offense taken at all. The stuff Doyle sent me was all electronic, through email. I will forward those to you following this email.
Regards,
David
David Griggs
DOLAN GRIGGS LLP
1130 SW Morrison St, Suite 360
Portland, OR 97205
Ph: 503-228-7500
Fax: 503-243-1188
http://www.theemploymentlawgroup.com
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From: Don Bellairs [mailto:bellairsd@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 6:47 AM
To: David Griggs
Subject: files from T. Doyle

David
You will forgive my concern, but I’ve had some recent bad experiences with my personal information in the hands of attorneys. I realize that when we were assessing my case, you asked for and got permission to get files from Tom Doyle, incuding “priviledged information.”
When I arrived at your office on Sept. 10, you gave me a stack of files that I had given you three weeks before and you didn’t mention any files from Doyle.
Please send anything to me that he may have sent you. It goes without saying that the private information in my files should remain that way. I’m sorry if I am suggesting that something unnecessary—I do not mean to insult your integrity. I have learned to try to protect myself. I will send a quick note to Judge Jones informing him of my request to you.
You told me when I picked up my packet that Tom had “dropped the ball” on my case by not following up on my unnotarized signature on my settlement contract. The accurate sports metaphor would be: He “took a dive" for Linda Hungerford while getting paid 60K by the OEA legal dept. How much did she make?
Let me know if I need to come down and pick up material that Doyle sent you. I realize you have given of your time and do not wish to cost you further.
Thanks,
Don Bellairs

From Cindy Shultz, asst. to Judge Robert E. Jones Fri, September 21, 2007

"message from Judge Jones
Fri, September 21, 2007 9:32:45 AM
From:'Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov' Add to Contacts
To:bellairsd@yahoo.com; njhlaw@aol.com; jennifer@hungerfordlaw.com
Dear Mr. Bellairs and Ms. Hungerford:
Judge Jones will allow Mr. Bellairs
additional time to seek representation, but has set a trial date of
November 13, 2007. A scheduling order will follow.
Cindy Schultz
Courtroom Deputy

From: Tom Doyle, OEA atty Fri, September 21, 2007

RE: files
Fri, September 21, 2007 8:43:13 AM
From:Tom Doyle Add to Contacts
To:Don Bellairs
Cc:cindy schultz ; Tyson McDonald ; erika marion
Don:
I was just told that the boxes are in storage. We have ordered them to be brought back, but it usually takes 24 hours for a turnaround. I will try to have them here by the end of the day, but that is not for sure. I would suggest that you come by first thing in the morning on Monday.
Tom

To: Tom Doyle, OEA atty Thu, September 20, 2007

files
Thu, September 20, 2007 1:21:46 PM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To:Tom Doyle
Cc:cindy schultz ; Tyson McDonald ; erika marion
Tom,
An attorney I interviewed has expressed concern over the challenge he faced in accessing my files--I need them in my possession to bring closure to these cases that started almost four years ago.
Therefore I need all of my files immediately for all three cases (FDAB, TSPC, civil suit) in which you have been involved. I will pick them up tomorrow (Friday) afternoon in the lobby of Bennett Hartman's offices. I would prefer you not be there.
Do not reply to this message--I will not read it. I do not wish to have contact with you and my wife does not want to see anything with your name or firm's name on the letterhead in our mail any more. Respect that--she does not easily despise people.
If you feel you need to communicate, please have an administrative assistant send me a message. I do not wish for this to be a conflict. I am only protecting my health and my family's well being.
Don Bellairs
PS Tell Linda and Jennifer Hungerford that I have documentation and witnesses to the fact that I signed the original settlement (you sent me a letter referencing it), so her disingenuous effort to deceive a US District Court judge has become additional evidence, I believe, of lawyer misconduct.

From: OBA Lawyer Referral Service Thu, September 20, 2007

Message: RE: Lawyer Referral Service
Thu, September 20, 2007 12:31:13 PM
From:LRS Add to Contacts
To:bellairsd@yahoo.com
Thank you for requesting a lawyer through the Oregon State Bar Online Lawyer Referral Service. Below is the name and phone number of a lawyer for you to contact. Your first in-office consultation will cost no more than $35. Any additional fees must be arranged between you and the lawyer. The referral service does not set a limit on the fees charged beyond the initial consultation. To schedule your consultation, please contact the lawyer listed below within 3 business days.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are not in Oregon and cannot meet with a lawyer in person, we cannot guarantee the $35.00 in office consultation fee. Fees should be arranged between you and the lawyer.
Lawrence B Hunt
Hunt & Associates PC
101 SW Main St Ste 805
Portland, OR 97204
503 226-1162
Thank you,
OSB Lawyer Referral Service

From: David Wendall, pirvate atty Mon, September 17, 2007

Re: consideration?
Mon, September 17, 2007 6:05:46 PM
From:David Wendell Add to Contacts
To:Don Bellairs
Don,
Unfortunately, I cannot take the civil case on a contingency basis. I think that there is merit to your claim, but the amount of time I would have to put into this civil suit would more than likely greatly exceed return I would get for it. I would also have to forgo other cases because I was neck deep in this case. I can't afford to do this. Without an attorney you may have difficulty getting the school system to give you the same offer. I am not exactly sure.
I would be willing to see if the union would consider paying my fee for your representation on the licensing matter. If they turned me down flat then we could drop the matter.
Whatever course of action you take I would recommend you be aggressive. These delays put you at a serious disadvantage. I would recommend retaining an attorney as well, since the facts are somewhat complex and you are more likely to recover damages if you are able to present a clear and concise argument to the judge.
Yours truly,
David Wendell

To: David Wendall, private atty Mon, September 17, 2007

consideration?
Mon, September 17, 2007 3:39:35 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:David@wendellrogers.com
David, Thank you for your time and advice. The other lawyer I was working with waited til my deadline and then said I could go for the 40--then sue Doyle for it if the civil suit fell through.
Instead I sent the judge a pretty organized but thorough packet designed to show the four years of abuse the system has afforded me. I haven't head from him. My purpose in communicating was to a) demonstrate Doyle's conflict of interest and b) show him how abused I've been in the state hearings system for 3 and 1/2 years. The length of time gone by is my best evidence.
I haven't heard back. I have either shot myself in the foot or made it easier to go back to (hopefully) ADR, maybe. Get a fair settlement? Then sue Doyle if not?
I would like for you to consider handling the civil suit on contingency if we hear something that sounds positive coming from the judge. The back up process is to sue Doyle--you could get cost costs and 15%. He has to be frightened.
I have the P. I. case to use as collateral. I was knocked unconscious, the car photos are terrifying and my vision is truly blurred. The case is a year old in January.
What do you think? Ponder it for a while and I'll let you know what is up with the judge when I hear. You impressed me with your honesty and your spirituality. It is more than a business decision for you, too.
Don

To: Kathy Leslie, educational consultant Fri, September 14, 2007

Improving your business
Fri, September 14, 2007 6:19:00 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:kathy@leslieconsult.com
Cc:harry@leslieconsult.com; sherre@leslieconsult.com; deborah@leslieconsult.com; thonstat@outlawnet.com; comfortt@outlawnet.com

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To Kathy Leslie
Leslie Consulting
Ms. Leslie,
I am disappointed at the personnel you have chosen for your firm. I know Linda Borquist to be a mendacious hypocrite who, with Yvonne Katz and others, created a culture of privilege in the Beaverton Schools. The eminent Dr. Borquist parked a pale yellow Porsche in a public school lot everyday, oblivious and apathetic to the failure of her building administrators to do their jobs. She spent taxpayer money to conceal her deceptive behavior for years.
Dr. Borquist was mentored by Yvonne Katz, who demonstrated by her departures from both Beaverton and Spring Branch, Texas, that she felt public school administrators should allow self-enrichment to be a focus of their work.
I am writing because Dr. Borquist said a number of untrue things about me under oath, even lying about my work with her son Jeff. She fired me for missing a meeting during the summer while I was moving my dying mother to Oregon and she framed me for sexual harassment.
She helped kill my mother (a thirty-five year teacher) and her misconduct has cost me my career, at least temporarily.
This to protect her image. I had asked her to help me quit three months before she fired me. My principal at the time, a character named Malcolm Dennis who would soon be forced to resign for misconduct, had cheated me out of several thousand dollars pay.
I stood up to your new employee because she cheated teachers. I look forward to discussing public education policy publicly with her some day--I have seen her work in real time.
You can find better people to work in your prestigious firm...but I guess Dr. Borquist did send a lot of consulting money your way while at BSD and she certainly made a lot of influential friends when she was spending taxpayer dollars without oversight.
Everything I have written here is documented.
Sincerely,
Don Bellairs

To: David Griggs, private atty Mon, September 10, 2007

Re: news?
Mon, September 10, 2007 4:29:33 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:David Griggs
David,
Tom didn't "drop the ball." He worked closely with the Hungerfords and cronies at Beaverton to deny me civil rights. He refused to let me call witnesses that would have proven my case. Then he pressured me while my mother was dying to sign a settlement--then he used the settlement to try to force me to sign the TSPC stipulations (which are so improper they have fired the investigator, Susan Nisbett.)
Doyle didn't drop the ball. He is part of a system that pees on the people who go into crowded classrooms and teach kids, many of whom are disenchanted by an obivously unfair system. Doyle didn't "drop the ball"--the accurate sports metaphor is that he "took a dive" for the Hungerfords and their BSD meal ticket while he earned $60K betraying a dues-paying member of the OEA.
I have not heard from the judge. I had a wonderful time in Sisters. Thank you for asking.
Don

From: David Griggs, private atty Wed, September 5, 2007

RE: news?
Wed, September 5, 2007 9:37:34 AM
From:David Griggs Add to Contacts
To:Don Bellairs
Don,
Sure, I’ll give you a summary of how I see it.
In the Motion for Summary Judgment, the judge denied one of their arguments: the one that said that the issue about the reason for you termination had been already litigated in the FDAB. The judge denied the motion as to that argument because there was no court ruling on the issue, therefore it had no preclusive effect. There is a rule of law that says, basically, that you don’t litigate the same issue twice. Essentially, if a court decides something, it cannot be re-litigated in another action later. Because no court had ruled on the issue of your termination – the FDAB is not a court –it could still be litigated in your trial.
However, following that ruling, and following the first settlement of the case (the one you signed but didn’t get settled), the Court of Appeals issued a ruling in the appeal from the FDAB decision. I believe it likely that Judge Jones would find that ruling has a preclusive effect on this issue. In other words, it is likely that we would not get to trial. Or, given the procedural posture of the case, that we would get to trial (because it is too late, technically, to file another motion for summary judgment), and then get knocked out by a motion for directed verdict or some other trial motion.
The way I see this case, Don, in hindsight (which is all that matters now) you had a chance to go to trial before the Court of Appeals decision. But the case settled, and you didn’t. Somehow, the settlement didn’t happen. I still don’t understand what happened there, but it appears that Tom Doyle’s office dropped the ball by not ensuring that your signature by notarized (if that is the reason for the County backing out). I believe your best courses of action would be to:
Attempt to get the settlement from the County. We could threaten them with a motion to enforce the settlement and see if they’ll just do it. If they balk and refuse, we can:
Make a claim against Doyle for the $40k.
You may have questions about this, so please let me know if you want to set up a time to call.
I have not analyzed the case with the TSPC as that is not a contingent fee type matter, though I understand you may have some claim for reimbursement for fees. I am happy to look into that for you as well, and talk about ways we can pay for that.
Meanwhile, I am prepared to proceed on the injury case, with your approval.
I hope you are enjoying Sisters, and not getting too much smoke from the fire I read about near Black Butte.
David Griggs
DOLAN GRIGGS LLP
1130 SW Morrison St, Suite 360
Portland, OR 97205
Ph: 503-228-7500
Fax: 503-243-1188
http://www.theemploymentlawgroup.com
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From: Don Bellairs [mailto:bellairsd@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 7:02 AM
To: David Griggs
Subject: Re: news?

I'm in Sisters till next Monday. Judge JOnes sent me a note saying my last message (the request for time) was unreadable and to please resend. I just did so.
Can you send my any thoughtsw over the email?
Don

----- Original Message ----
From: David Griggs
To: Don Bellairs
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2007 10:32:38 AM
Subject: RE: news?

Don,

I have a preliminary opinion on the federal case, which we can talk about whenever you are ready. I have to go to court this morning, but will be around this afternoon.
David Griggs
DOLAN GRIGGS LLP
1130 SW Morrison St, Suite 360
Portland, OR 97205
Ph: 503-228-7500
Fax: 503-243-1188
http://www.theemploymentlawgroup.com

To: Cindy Shultz, asst. to Judge Robert E. Jones Wed, September 5, 2007

Re: Case No. CV 04-770-JO
Wed, September 5, 2007 6:59:43 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov
Ms. Shultz,
I sent Judge Jones a request for more time to have my lawyer contact the court. I currently have a Sept 10 deadline. The lawyers considering my case were having difficulty acquiring my files to assess my case. I believe Mr. Doyle is cooperating with one attorney now.
We would like a little more time, please.
I am out of town from Sept 3-10 so I had hoped to have my situation finalized. I will try to send a written message.
Please assure Judge Jones that I am working conscientiously at this and hope to have a lawyer contact him with two to three weeks.
Sincerely,
Don Bellairs

To: David Griggs, private atty Fri, August 31, 2007

news?
Fri, August 31, 2007 5:28:31 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:David Griggs
David,
Haven't heard from the judge yet. I leave early Tues. I hope you have gotten my files from Tom and have had a chance to consider my situation. It is not lost on me that you already have some time in on this and Doyle's files just add to that. Please know that I am prepared to work as hard as you may need to help my cause. I'm just poor becaus of this.
In any case, I will call your office Monday and hope I get some good news. Thanks for what has happened so far. Let's keep going.
Don

From: Tom Doyle, OEA atty Wed, August 29, 2007

RE: release of files
Wed, August 29, 2007 9:28:08 PM
From:Tom Doyle Add to Contacts
To:Don Bellairs
Cc:David Griggs
Thanks Don.
David: I'll get the documents you requested out to you tomorrow.
Take care,
Tom

From: David Griggs, private atty Wed, August 29, 2007

FW: Bellairs
Wed, August 29, 2007 4:32:21 PMFrom:David Griggs Add to Contacts
To:bellairsd@yahoo.com
Don, I’m finally getting some stuff. Doyle has sent me some of the trial materials. I’m not sure what he’s up to here, but he seems to be saying that he has a lien for attorneys fees on the file … or maybe not.
Could you please send a simple email (not response to this one but a new one) to Tom, cc me, saying:
I authorize you to release all of my file, including attorney client communications, to David Griggs .
Thanks,
David Griggs
DOLAN GRIGGS LLP
1130 SW Morrison St, Suite 360
Portland, OR 97205
Ph: 503-228-7500
Fax: 503-243-1188
http://www.theemploymentlawgroup.com

To: Raul Ramirez, OR Dept. of Justice Wed, August 29, 2007

address for judicial review
Wed, August 29, 2007 5:32:41 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:raul.ramirez@doj.state.or.us
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Mr. Ramirez,
As you can see from the message below, after nearly four years, I am still fighting. But I am too tired to learn to be a lawyer and, anyway, I don't think I could casually abuse people--which seems to be a big part of the profession.
And I am too poor to pay for legal assistance that I have already paid for once.
Therefore, I am going to send my 'Exceptions' with a cover letter as a Judicial Review. I am hopeful that someone with integrity will review the legal system that has been created by the state's educationbureaucracy. Someone with respect for teachers and the Law might help me if he/she is aware of the challenge that Oregon's teachers face in accessing due process of law.
Please send me the address for the judicial review. If you have any advice, I would accept it gladly. You may well be, ironically, the most decent person I have encountered in this shameful process.
Don Bellairs (teacher everywhere but Oregon)

From: David Wendell, private atty Tue, August 28, 2007

Re: No, you misunderstood
Tue, August 28, 2007 3:22:35 PM
From:David Wendell Add to Contacts
To:Don Bellairs
Don,
We had agreed that you would continue 'lawyer shopping' and would contact me if you wanted my representation. Your letter made it sound as if I was acting as your lawyer, and I thought we understood there is currently not an attorney/client relationship. As I understand it, you want me to represent you in your civil rights claim in federal court and the appeal of the suspension of your license.
For you this is a matter of principle. For me it is a matter of principle, AND a business decision. I am unable to take these cases on contingency. Furthermore, there are costs that are involved in the discovery process (depositions). Honestly, it would have been better for the judge to not allow you to continue this case so you could sue Doyle right away. I will take the two cases with the terms of $100 plus 15% contingency. I would need a retainer of $1000 that would have to be replenished each month. Federal litigation is expensive. I would try to get the union to pay for the appeal if we decided to go that route.
Let me know what your thoughts are.
DW

To: David Wendell, private atty Tue, August 28, 2007

No, you misunderstood
Tue, August 28, 2007 9:08:54 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:David Wendell
No, no. I was actually referencing you with the 'discovery' request. I sent the other atty a note asking about splitting up duties right after I talked to you last week-- i suggested you working on the civil case and the fdab appeal (billing the teacher's union) and him working on the personal injury and the malpractice against my former lawyer. but he was on vacation for a week. yesterday he told me he can't get dolye to release my files. he al;so implies that the malproactice follows the civil if i don't get anything from that. I worte Judge Jones with his permission.
I believe I could get the 40 K by myself. I need some legal assistance to remedy a lot of damage done by an illegal process. Some of those state employees have spent a lot of education money to cover up what they have done to me....That is what is sticking in my gut.
Which of my cases, if any, are you interested in helping me with? I seem to have a) resolulution of the civil case b) potential malpractice against doyle c) fdab judicial review and d) personal injury.
I want to get back 3 1/2 years of lost pay and the costs associated with losing my teaching license because my union misrepresented me.
I just don't want them to get away with throwing me away. I worked too hard...and they didn't. Let me know what you think. I'm not sure where the other lawyer is going and I have to make a decision in the next three or four days.
Don

From: David Wendell, private atty Mon, August 27, 2007

Re: Case No. CV 04-770-JO
Mon, August 27, 2007 8:18:41 PM
From:David Wendell Add to Contacts
To:Don Bellairs
Don,
Sounds like you have retained attorneys to assist you. Good luck and let me know how it turns out! Once you are awarded that million dollars you will need a solid estate plan to avoid taxes. Look me up!
David Wendell

To: Cindy Shultz, asst. to Judge Robert E. Jones Mon, August 27, 2007

Re: Case No. CV 04-770-JO
Mon, August 27, 2007 4:10:03 PM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Cindy Schultz
Re: Case No. CV 04-770-JO
Judge Jones
I apologize for any imposition. I have two attorneys who are considering representing me in the case you are allowing me to re-open. One is experiencing some difficulty in acquiring my files from Thomas Doyle, my previous attorney, so he can assess my situation. The other has asked if I may have discovery reopened--there were important documents and witnesses left out of my previous submission.
This has been a long process so I am loathe to ask to extend it, but I intend to be prepared when I stand before your court. May I have some additional time beyond the current Sept. 10th date to have my replacement attorney contact the court? My case is complicated and I hope to provide him/her time to acquire and read my file.
Thank you for your consideration.
Respectfully,
Donald Bellairs

To: David Griggs, private atty Mon, August 27, 2007

contact
Mon, August 27, 2007 12:35:48 PMF
rom:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:David Griggs
David,
I hope you had a relaxing vacation. I have not mailed any packages to judges but I am very eager to get some sort of plan in position. I have become a songwriter during the last three years (it has been therapeutic) and the Sisters Folk Festival is a big part of my life now. My wife and I leave next Monday and don't come back for a week. By then, my window will have closed with Judge Jones.
I hope you have had success with Tom Doyle and that you have decided to represent me in at least part of this process. You must understand how eager I am to put this behind me.
I have left both of my phone numbers on your general voice mail. Please call at your earliest convenience.
Thanks,
Don

To: Dr. Tom Greene, University of Portland Sun, August 26, 2007

[ No Subject ]
Sun, August 26, 2007 2:22:20 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:greene@up.edu
Cc:albam@hsd.k12.or.us; fcharb@comcast.net; pebrady@hoodriver.k12.or.us; charleen.hoiland@osd.k12.or.us; myersk@kcsd.k12.or.us; gmunck@pilotrock.k12.or.us; marylou66@mailstation.com; debra_robinson@parkrose.k12.or.us; sam.stern@oregonstate.edu; lwalborn@arlington.k12.or.us... more

Tom Greene, TSPC Commission
UP School of Education
Mr. Greene,
I am hopeful that the next few weeks get you the credit you deserve for your contribution to my situation. You fired me three months after I asked Linda Borquist to help me quit and then you become part of the sickness that pervades the Double Standards commission. You should have to spend the rest of your 'career' in classrooms with 45 kids and the 'leadership' I had while working at Westview.
I pray we will one day have a chance to discuss your role...publicly.
Don Bellairs, teacher.

To: David Wendall, private atty Wed, August 22, 2007

meeting notes
Wed, August 22, 2007 1:27:34 PM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: David Wendell
David,
I really appreciated your time and insight last Friday. I passed some of your thoughts on to an attorney who was recommended to me by the bar association. I am waiting to hear back from him and hope you and I have an opportunity to talk again soon.
Sincerely,
Don Bellairs

To: Tom Doyle, OEA atty, from David Griggs, private atty Fri, August 17, 2007

Don Bellairs
Fri, August 17, 2007 4:35:28 PM
From: David Griggs Add to Contacts
To: doylet@bennetthartman.com
Cc: Lisa Hefty
Tom,
We’ve been playing phone tag, but I’m out of here all next week. Could you please make arrangements for us to look at Don’s files. It would be preferable if you could make arrangements with my office to get these to us sometime next week. You can just send what you have rather than make copies at this point.
I’d like to see:
All pre-trial submissions: witness statements, trial order, exhibits, jury instructions, trial memo …
All deposition transcripts
This way I can evaluate this case. If we do take the case, we’ll make copies. Does that work for you?
You can talk to Lisa Hefty about making those arrangements.
Thanks,
David Griggs
Dolan Griggs LLP
1130 SW Morrison St.
Suite 630
Portland, OR 97205
503-228-7500
www.theemploymentlawgroup.com

To: Erin Snyder, ACLU atty Wed, August 15, 2007

continued harassment
Wed, August 15, 2007 5:04:12 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:ejsnyder@aclu-or.org
Ms. Snyder,
I have written you twice in the past year and 1/2.
i was illegally fired from the Beaverton schools in January '04. The union lawyer was hired by the people who fired me. The teacher Standards and Practices Commission held a trial with this lawyer without me and have harassed me for three years. My license was suspended for 6 months in May '07 although they did not tell me then--I looked it up on their website. I have 60 days to file a judicial appeal. (The DOJ attorney assigned to the case after I wrote the state was able to have the investigator for TSPC fired because of my case, but politically connected people are covering that up.) I lost my right to due process when I became a licensed teacher in Oregon. I have had a license in three other states where the Constitution is valued. I moved to the South from Minnesota in the '60's and saw what happens when laws are applied inconsistently to citizens..
I am a victim of speaking truth to power and --they hired my attorney. My mother was dying at the time so it took me a while to recognize that I was being set up.
Sincerely,
Don Bellairs

To: David Wendall, private atty Tue, August 14, 2007

thanks
Tue, August 14, 2007 2:39:04 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To: David@wendellrogers.com
David,
Can I come in Friday morning?
I've talked with a few other attorneys and everyone knows everyone in the education area. Are you friends with Tom Doyle, Camille Osterfink, the Hungerford family lawyers or any of the Oregon Education Assoc. gang?
My ability to trust has evaporated in three and 1/2 years of abuse.
Still interested?
Don

To: NW Professional Educators Sun, August 12, 2007

Re: your honor?
Sun, August 12, 2007 4:24:01 PM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: NW Professional Educators
Cindy,
Thanks for your note. I am meeting with a guy Monday who is already suing my former lawyer and the Beaverton district's former lawyers.
I could use a prayer--not for me, but for justice and for children.
Peace,
Don
----- Original Message ----
From: NW Professional Educators
To: Don Bellairs
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:55:18 AM
Subject: Re: your honor?
Don,
Sorry to hear the pain continues. I wondered if it would it be worth getting a more aggressive attorney who might cost a little more to represent you.
Cindy

To: Randy Harnisch, Oregon Dept. of Education Sun, August 12, 2007

administrative accountability
Sun, August 12, 2007 4:17:49 AM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Randy.Harnisch@state.or.us
Cc:albam@hsd.k12.or.us; fcharb@comcast.net; pebrady@hoodriver.k12.or.us; charleen.hoiland@osd.k12.or.us; myersk@kcsd.k12.or.us; gmunck@pilotrock.k12.or.us; marylou66@mailstation.com; debra_robinson@parkrose.k12.or.us; sam.stern@oregonstate.edu; lwalborn@arlington.k12.or.us; Karen.weiseth@district6.org; tott_2003@yahoo.com; greene@up.edu; paula.merritt@state.or.us; erika marion

Mr. Harnisch,
Ten years ago I got an Oregon teaching license, granting me the right to teach in poorly supervised, overcrowded Beaverton schools.
Today I received a letter from Victoria Chamberlain informing me my license was suspended and that I needed to report to her about an anger management workshop.
Sir, she has been harassing me and my family me for over three years. Her close associate, Linda Borquist (formerly an official with the Beaverton district), was angry that I told the new superintendent (Jerome Colonna) that principals were not doing their jobs at Westview, then the state's largest high school. Ms. Borquist contacted my union as well as her close associates at TSPC and I have been abused for almost four years as a result.
And it goes on. The letter today made my wife cry. We have both worked successfully with children our entire careers. I understand that I have angered some people who have powerful politcal connections, but surely the system must have some safeguards. The teachers' union is not one--it is like an insurance company that charges you a lot of money for premiums and then doesn't provide the protection you have paid for when you need it. No accountablility for my union representation. And teachers are required to join...?
My former union lawyer, Tom Doyle, should be investigated for his breach-of-trust manipulation of me with a vconflict of interest civil suit.
The TSPC's investigator of my case, Susan Nisbett, has been fired, but not before she and Mr. Doyle were able to illegally create a public record of my behavior that is unsubstantiated and false. Ms. Chamberlain is using this record as a basis for her action, although she knows Ms. Nisbett has behaved illegally. I am very hopeful that you will investigate Ms. Chamberlain's abuse of her authority. She uses public money to protect her political connections while taxpayers believe their money is going to classrooms.
I have held licenses in Kentucky, Connecticut and Pennsylvania without incident. A teacher education program at a state university nominated me for Teacher of the Year. I worked for 25 years with teenagers in two languages without any problems before I ran into the inequities in Beaverton...Inequities that have been created by the failure of the OEA and the TSPC to perform with integrity..
I would like to help you help other teachers avoid the ordeal I continue to undergo.
Sincerely,
Donald Bellairs

To John Mann, Office of Administrative Hearings Sun, August 12, 2007

your honor?
Sun, August 12, 2007 2:40:15 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:John.M.Mann@state.or.us
Cc:info@nwpe.
Mr. Mann,
I am awakened in the middle of the night by thoughts of a package I got today from Victoria Chamberlain, the big shot at the TSPC who has been so well-served by you. This marks over three years of abuse by her. She seems to want it to continue.
On Monday I will go and try to find a lawyer who will represent me cheaply and I will continue to battle this system for yet another year or more. My wife was crying this evening; I believe you met my wife. She listened to you in your court, at a "hearing" that didn't let me subpoena witnesses to prove my case, a hearing designed by your office to provide legal cover to Mr. Doyle and Ms. Sloan for their abuse of my civil rights.
Growing up in the South in the sixties, I frequently saw what is now happening to me---influential people manipulating the courts to abuse American citizens. I hope I can forget that I trusted you and that I once believed you to be an honorable man when I appealed to you for justice. I was made a second-class citizen by you. You know I am not making that up. I will never trust human beings in the same way again.
I hope you and Ms. Sloan choose another way to make your living one day soon. Our society needs honest oversight or we will continue to have two Americas. I guess that's not so bad if you and your family live in the privileged one, is it?
Have a wonderful day, "Judge." I refuse to go to the back of the bus.
Don Bellairs, teacher

To: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of Justice Sat, August 11, 2007

appetite
Sat, August 11, 2007 12:20:44 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:raul.ramirez@doj.state.or.us
Cc:albam@hsd.k12.or.us; fcharb@comcast.net; pebrady@hoodriver.k12.or.us; charleen.hoiland@osd.k12.or.us; myersk@kcsd.k12.or.us; gmunck@pilotrock.k12.or.us; marylou66@mailstation.com; debra_robinson@parkrose.k12.or.us; sam.stern@oregonstate.edu; lwalborn@arlington.k12.or.us; Karen.weiseth@district6.org; tott_2003@yahoo.com; greene@up.edu

Mr. Ramirez,
I just received document from Victoria Chamberlain dated August 6, 2007 providing her decision on an issue that came to her attention (inappropriately) in July 2004.. She has suspended my license and told me to a) mail it to her and b) take an "approved" anger management course before she will reinstate my right to teach and earn a living.
She is a very powerful woman. She has bullied me for three years and now punishes me for being angry about it.
Her decision is based on the subjective "investigation" of an unethical employee who has been fired. Ms. Chamberlain acts to protect personal acquaintances who work (or have worked) in the Beaverton School District; she is breaking the law in doing so. Her former investigator (Susan Nisbett), the former Beaverton HR head (Linda Borquist), the former Beaverton attorneys and my former attorney demonstrably conspired to deny me my right to due process.of law. This is apparent to you.
Ms. Chamberlain has harassed my family for over three years and there does not seem to be anyone to hold her accountable. I despair of the legal relativism practices by unethical political types and I despise the behavior that corrupts our bureaucracies. I lose my appetite when I let myself think about the abuses I have observed in a system that is paid for by and designed to protect its citizens.
Please have the Department of Justice investigate the group of people who are deceiving the public and cheating our education system with blatant cronyism and patronage because of a lack of oversight. This ordeal has made me poor and has cost me some of the most productive years of my life. If any part of this process were fair, I would have let it go a long time ago.
But you and I both know I have been cheated by these people for three years for political reason, and it continues. Linda Borquist used her connections with the teacher's union and the state licensing board to illegally terminate my contract, and Ms. Chamberlain is irresponsibly and unethically using the Teacher Standards and Licensing Board as a political tool to cover up Borquist's illegal behavior.
A lot of education money has been wasted to cover up the fact that I tried to quit because Beaverton cheated me (and others) out of a fair salary...
Victoria Chamberlain is a role model of leadership in education?
Don Bellairs

To: David Griggs, private atty Thu, August 9, 2007

Hungerford Family Fun
Thu, August 9, 2007 10:35:31 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:David Griggs

3 Files Download All
hungerford civil suit emails 1.doc (33KB); judge jones email primary.doc (24KB); Exceptions to the findings of Victoria Chamberlain.doc (28KB)


David,
Thanks for taking the time. We will both know soon enough how much energy we should spend on this. Understand, it felt good for anybody to even sound like it was okay for me to have rights.
I was a good teacher for a long time. I'd like to clear my record and get some back pay. Maybe even contribute to some positive change. I look forward to meeting you.
Don

To: David Griggs, private atty Thu, August 9, 2007

2nd settlement
Thu, August 9, 2007 10:27:14 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:David Griggs

2nd settlement full copy.doc (3126KB)

At a mtg at restaurant in August '06, Hanna Vaandering, BEA president, called T. Doyle who told her the Hungerfords kept my settlement because it wasn't notarized. a few days later she brought me this settlement (attached). i haven't done anything with it.

From: OBA Lawyer Referral Service Thu, August 2, 2007

Message: "Lawyer Referral
Thu, August 2, 2007 10:18:33 AM
From: LRS Add to Contacts
To: bellairsd@yahoo.com

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PLEASE NOTE: If you are not in Oregon and cannot meet with a lawyer in person, we cannot guarantee the $35.00 in office consultation fee. Fees should be arranged between you and the lawyer.
Thank you,
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To: Cindy Shultz, asst. to Judge Robert E. Jones Wed, August 1, 2007

Re: time to select lawyers
Wed, August 1, 2007 2:39:03 PM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov
Ms. Shultz,
I understand that I have until Sept 10 to have an attorney contact the court.
Thank you.
Don Bellairs

From: Cindy Shultz, asst. to Judge Robert E. Jones Wed, August 1, 2007

Re: time to select lawyers
Wed, August 1, 2007 1:40:20 PM
From:' Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov' Add to Contacts
To: Don Bellairs
Cc:njhlaw@aol.com; Jennifer Hungerford ; bennetthartman.com@yahoo.com
Dear Mr. Bellairs:
Judge Jones said no action will be taken in this matter for 40 days, until
September 10, while you obtain representation.
Cindy Schultz
Courtroom Deputy

To: Cindy Shultz, asst. to Judge Robert E. Jones Sat, July 28, 2007

time to select lawyers
Sat, July 28, 2007 6:05:07 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Cindy Schultz
Re: Case No. CV 04-770-JO
Ms. Shultz,
Please convey to Judge Jones that I am actively seeking legal help for my case but am encountering some challenges. It is apparently vacation time for a lot of lawyers. Additionally, I had a lot of work already scheduled for July and have been stretched to make schedules work.
I would like some additional time to find an attorney for my case. This is a very important matter to me and I have waited a long time for my chance to challenge what happened to me. Please assure Judge Jones that I am actively working to hire an attorney.
Thank you,
Don Bellairs

To: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of Justice Sat, July 28, 2007

Re: exceptions?
Sat, July 28, 2007 5:49:22 AM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Ramirez Raul

Thank you, sir.

From: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of Justice Fri, July 27, 2007

Message: "RE: exceptions?
Fri, July 27, 2007 1:01:13 PM
From: Ramirez Raul Add to Contacts
To: Don Bellairs
Mr. Bellairs:
I am writing to let you know that your exceptions were filed in a timely manner. The Amended Proposed Order was mailed on July 9, 2007. I received your exceptions -- and forwarded them to TSPC -- on July 20, 2007. The Amended Proposed Order provided for exceptions to be filed within 14 days of mailing. The Commission will consider the exceptions before issuance of a final order.
Raul Ramirez
Assistant Attorney General
Department of Justice
Business Activities Section
503.947.4520 • Fax 503.378.6829

To: David Wendall, private atty Fri, July 27, 2007

First settlement
Fri, July 27, 2007 8:34:19 AMFrom:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:David Wendell

1st settlement full copyl.doc (8362KB)

David,
Re: mtg today.
I left voice mssg; called into work and am probably not available for our four o'clock mtg--although if it looks like I will finish in the afternoon, I will call you asap.
Attached is the first settlement, sent to me electronically the week after I last met with my lawyer, Tom Doyle in March '06. I signed it a week or so before it was 'due' and took it to the receptionist at his office. She signed for it. The district may be saying I refused to sign it--I have documentation that makes that a shallow argument.
Don

To: David Wendall, private atty Fri, July 27, 2007

2nd settlement
Fri, July 27, 2007 8:34:09 AM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: David Wendell

2nd settlement full copy.doc (3126KB)

David
This is the second settlement (attached), given to me by Hanna Vaandering, Beaverton Education Association president. She had met with me and Vince Jones, my bldg rep for the union, in August 2006. At the meeting, in a restaurant, she told me she had been told I refused to sign the settlement. I told her they were keeping it as leverage to make me sign 'stipulations' for the licensing board. She called the attorney they had hired for me, Tom Doyle and he told her that the district's former lawyers, the Hungerfords, had not been satisfied because it was not notarized.
Curiously, Hanna brought me this second settlement a week later, in late Aug 2006. It has no dates on it.
Don

To: David Wendall, private atty Thu, July 26, 2007

Re: case(s)
Thu, July 26, 2007 6:59:54 PM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: David Wendell
David
Tomorrow at 4:10? I have a short window with the judge, I fear. I have to be in touch with him within a week or two.
Send me a note in the morning and I will try to prepare so we can make some quick decisions. I'm gone for a week Sept 3-10I'll look for your email.
Don

To: David Wendall, private atty Thu, July 26, 2007

case(s)
Thu, July 26, 2007 11:41:15 AM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: David@wendellrogers.com

David,
Tulsi sent me your email. I am very tired of this process so it's hard to start with someone totally new. I have not contacted the bar yet--I was in touch with them twice in the past and have the names of two lawyers. I am hoping that you are somewhat like Tulsi (unassuming and courteous) and that you have a soft spot for people who are being bullied.

My case:
1. A civil suit (Tulsi found it had been settled in March of '06) that I didn't receive any money for. My union attorney called the lawyer they hired and he said it was held because I hadn't notarized my signature. A new lawyer for the district sent me a new contract last August which I have sat on while awaiting the licensing board's decision...
2. ...which the TSPC Director is doing to help her associates in Beaverton. The TSPC investigator (Nisbett) has been fired because of how she handled my case (3 yrs long and counting). I have filed my own appeal ('exception's') and actually think I might win.
Anyway, the judge in the civil suit is giving me another "bite at the apple." I would like to get back pay and some other damages and cover the expense of an attorney. I think we have a judge who is inclined favorably and opponents who are not the same personnel as before.

I am very organized and have kept a great deal of documentation. I need to know that you would do this on contingency and that you would be firm in trying to get a fail remedy for me. I could get the initial settlement by myself,.

Coincidentally, I have an automobile accident (knocked unconscious--car very totaled) that I will need representation for, I believe. Do we have a reason to talk?

Sincerely,
Don Bellairs

To: Lewis and Clark Legal Clinic Mon, July 23, 2007

complex and confounding cases
Mon, July 23, 2007
8:21:09 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To: lclinic@lclark.edu

4 Files Download All
Exceptions to the findings of Victoria Chamberlain.doc (28KB); judge jones email primary.doc (24KB); hungerford civil suit emails 1.doc (33KB); judge jones email 1.doc (25KB)

Sirs/Madams:
I have two cases, one a civil suit (w/ Judge Robert E. Jones) filed by an atty hired by my teachers union, It has been used to attempt to force me to sign stipulations for the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
The second case deals with the Commission itself. It is a state licensing agency that has harassed me for over three years. The investigator who abused me has been fired but my license is still jeopardized due to aforementioned union lawyer colluding with workplace associates.
I have lost my dignity, my career and three and a half years salary.
Please advise.
Don Bellairs
I am told pieces of my case are on file there....Surely my situation is unique.

To David Griggs, private atty Thu, August 9, 2007

Hungerford Family Fun
Thu, August 9, 2007 10:35:31 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To: David Griggs
3 Files Download All
hungerford civil suit emails 1.doc (33KB); judge jones email primary.doc (24KB); Exceptions to the findings of Victoria Chamberlain.doc (28KB)

David,
Thanks for taking the time. We will both know soon enough how much energy we should spend on this. Understand, it felt good for anybody to even sound like it was okay for me to have rights.
I was a good teacher for a long time. I'd like to clear my record and get some back pay. Maybe even contribute to some positive change. I look forward to meeting you.
Don

Oct 2004 letter to Tom Husted, BEA uniserve rep

Nov 2005 letter to Tom Husted, BEA uniserve rep



Larry Wolf, OEA president, denies OEA lawyer Tom Doyle's conflict of interest in federal civil suit

To: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of Justice Mon, July 23, 2007

exceptions?
Mon, July 23, 2007 4:35:35 PM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To: raul.ramirez@doj.state.or.us
Mr. Ramirez,
I am hopeful my exceptions were appropriately submitted. My best chance to achieve a fair remedy in this ordeal depends on my prevailing with that document. I would regain my dignity and my career and could give to my family and my life the attention this conflict has demanded of me for several years.
One can hope. Again, thanks for your courtesy.
Don Bellairs

To: Karen Horwitz, NAPTA president Sun, July 22, 2007



licensing board firing
Sun, July 22, 2007 9:51:41 AM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Karen Horowitz
Exceptions to the findings of Victoria Chamberlain.doc (28KB)
karen,
you can use this incident. It is my exception to the TSPC exec director's findings. These guys are in trouble now if I can get even a little of the right p. r.
i sent a note to the federal judge and he is allowing me to reopen my civil suit against the district with a new lawyer. I spoke with a lawyer who works with the union who said my case was responsible for getting the state's investigator fired.
victoria chamberlain is director of tspc. ramirez is conscientious young atty for state who represents them but respects me. he got nisbett (investigator) fired. the plot thickens...
wish me luck.
peace
don

To: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of Justice Sun, July 22, 2007

Re: exceptions
Sun, July 22, 2007 9:43:02 AM
From:Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Ramirez Raul
Mr. Ramirez,
I appreciate your time. I sincerely wasn't implying anything other than respect for the courtesy you have shown me in our interactions.
Sorry to disturb your weekend. I know how precious the uninterrupted ones can become.
Thanks,
Don Bellairs

From: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of Justice Sat, July 21, 2007

RE: exceptions
Sat, July 21, 2007 1:40:19 PM
From: Ramirez Raul Add to Contacts
To: Don Bellairs
I have sent the exceptions to TSPC. I do not mean to imply that your esceptions are timely or untimely either way. I simply don't know the dates that are applicable and need to confirm on Monday when I am back in the office. I will email you to this address either Monday or Tuesday and notify you.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE FINDINGS OF
VICTORIA CHAMBERLAIN, TSPC DIRECTOR


This document is brief. It contrasts with the length of time I have been “criminalized” by the process it addresses.
1. My first exception to Ms. Chamberlain’s findings is that, had the TSPC followed Oregon Administrative Rules regarding the timely filing of complaints by school districts, I would never have been charged for any offense. The case against me is based on improperly investigated and inappropriately submitted information provided by employees of the Beaverton Schools acting in bad faith.
2. I am frightened by the experience I have had with the Oregon Administrative Hearings office in Beaverton. Through procedural maneuvers, the OAH judges allowed a union-appointed lawyer and a state-employed attorney to conduct a hearing without my consent or understanding. In this secret hearing, allegations without documentation or testimony were “accepted as true.” The result: I have never been able to call witnesses to refute false testimony that has been used to cause me harm. The findings of both Judge Mann and Ms Chamberlain refer redundantly to my participation in hearings with a “Judge Sloan”—these references seek disingenuously to cover up an illegal process designed to deny my right to due process of law.
3. The investigator who led the TSPC’s assault against me for three years, Susan Nisbett, has recently been fired, in part for misconduct in my case. Certainly any evidence or testimony she has provided against me is tainted—and she has been the state’s ONLY witness in my “hearing.” Certainly her termination is sufficient reason to doubt her credibility and integrity and to declare any finding with information from her invalid, if not blatantly illegal.
3. Perhaps the best evidence that Ms. Chamberlain and the TSPC have acted in bad faith is the length of this process. Regardless of the outcome of my case, it is self-evident that representatives of any state agency who abuse an Oregon citizen for three years or more are acting outside the provisions of their mandate. It is equally self-evident that the oversight of that agency should be called into question.
4. Finally, none of the charges Ms. Chamberlain uses to suspend my license rises to the standard of discipline being applied to me. Ms. Chamberlain is acting vindictively because I have called attention to the political nature of her leadership and her questionable supervision of Ms. Nisbett.
I request that the findings of Ms. Chamberlain be overturned and that I continue to be allowed the unencumbered right to licensure to which my conduct and credentials entitle me.

Don Bellairs
July 21, 2007

To: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of Justice Sat, July 21, 2007

Re: exceptions
Sat, July 21, 2007 12:49:25 PM
From: Don Bellairs View Contact
To: Ramirez Raul
Mr. Ramirez,
I was in the office of Ralph Wiser yesterday and his comments as he looked over Ms. Chamberlain's findings led me to believe I had until early August.
Thank you for your help. I have not sent anything directly to the TSPC.
Don Bellairs

From: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of justice Fri, July 20, 2007

RE: exceptions
Fri, July 20, 2007 10:05:35 PM
From: Ramirez Raul Add to Contacts
To: Don Bellairs
Dear Mr. Bellairs:
I will provide your exceptions to the the TSPC office in case you did not submit these to them. The Commission will consider only exceptions that were filed in a timely manner, and will not consider new evidence submitted with any exceptions. I am not in the office at the moment so I do not have accesss to the file to determine when the amended proposed order was issued, and thus the due date for the exceptions.
Thank you.

To: Raul Ramirez, Oregon Dept. of Justice (Exceptions to the findings of Vickie Chamberlain, TSPC director) Fri, July 20, 2007

exceptions
Fri, July 20, 2007 2:35:23 PMFrom:Don Bellairs View Contact
To:raul.ramirez@doj.state.or.us
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Exceptions to the findings of Victoria Chamberlain.doc (28KB)

Mr. Ramirez,
It seems we have been here before. I would like to file exceptions to Ms. Chamberlain's findings. I have attached a document I hope will work--for the record. Please let me know if I need to mail a signed copy.
Recently I have been including the media in some of my communications because I feel fear of exposure is the only method of action these "officials" will respect. I am sorry if that creates an imposition for you.
Sincerely,
Don Bellairs

Exceptions to the findings of Victoria Chamberlain
regarding my license to teach in Oregon
by Don Bellairs, teacher
This document is brief. It contrasts with the length of time I have been “criminalized” by the process it addresses.
1. My first exception to Ms. Chamberlain’s findings is that, had the TSPC followed Oregon Administrative Rules regarding the timely filing of complaints by school districts, I would never have been charged for any offense. The case against me is based on improperly investigated and inappropriately submitted information provided by employees of the Beaverton Schools acting in bad faith.
2. I am frightened by the experience I have had with the Oregon Administrative Hearings office in Beaverton. Through procedural maneuvers, the OAH judges allowed a union-appointed lawyer and a state-employed attorney to conduct a hearing without my consent or understanding. In this secret hearing, allegations without documentation or testimony were “accepted as true.” The result: I have never been able to call witnesses to refute false testimony that has been used to cause me harm. The findings of both Judge Mann and Ms Chamberlain refer redundantly to my participation in hearings with a “Judge Sloan”—these references seek disingenuously to cover up an illegal process designed to deny my right to due process of law.
3. The investigator who led the TSPC’s assault against me for three years, Susan Nisbett, has recently been fired, in part for misconduct in my case. Certainly any evidence or testimony she has provided against me is tainted—and she has been the state’s ONLY witness in my “hearing.” Certainly her termination is sufficient reason to doubt her credibility and integrity and to declare any finding with information from her invalid, if not blatantly illegal.
3. Perhaps the best evidence that Ms. Chamberlain and the TSPC have acted in bad faith is the length of this process. Regardless of the outcome of my case, it is self-evident that representatives of any state agency who abuse an Oregon citizen for three years or more are acting outside the provisions of their mandate. It is equally self-evident that the oversight of that agency should be called into question.
4. Finally, none of the charges Ms. Chamberlain uses to suspend my license rises to the standard of discipline being applied to me. Ms. Chamberlain is acting vindictively because I have called attention to the political nature of her leadership and her questionable supervision of Ms. Nisbett.
I request that the findings of Ms. Chamberlain be overturned and that I continue to be allowed the unencumbered right to licensure to which my conduct and credentials entitle me.
Don Bellairs
July 21, 2007

Janet Hogue, then CEO of the BSD's fundraising organization, the BEF...

Janet Hogue, then CEO of the BSD's  fundraising organization, the BEF...
...representing herself as superintendent.

Oct 06 letter from new BSD HR director Sue Robertson

Oct 06 letter from new BSD HR director Sue Robertson
...blocking access to evidence that would demonstrate Beaverton administrative misconduct.

Response to Sue Robertson, BSD HR chief, concerning false allegations to conceal misconduct

Response to Sue Robertson, BSD HR chief, concerning false allegations to conceal misconduct

Letter from Jennifer Hungerford, former Beaverton atty referencing BSD money manager Dan Thomas

Letter from Jennifer Hungerford, former Beaverton atty referencing BSD money manager Dan Thomas

Hollis Lekas, former Beaverton HR admin., June 2004 "complaint" to TSPC...

Hollis Lekas, former Beaverton HR admin., June 2004 "complaint" to TSPC...
...after waiting on FDAB results.

Justice delayed...

Justice delayed...

...is justice denied, Tom Doyle-style

...is justice denied, Tom Doyle-style

Former TSPC investigator Nisbet working unethically with Tom Doyle, OEA atty

Former TSPC investigator Nisbet working unethically with Tom Doyle, OEA atty
Her actions were designed to affect the outcome of a federal lawsuit. She lost her job consequently (Like me, she was small enough to fail). The improper use of TSPC "stipulations" and "pass-the-trash" deals effectively lets lawyers and bureaucrats in Oregon education play "God" with student welfare and teacher careers...

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain trying to work a "deal" with Doyle

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain trying to work a "deal" with Doyle
Signing stipulations to protect BSD administrators who violated employment and civil rights laws

OEA Legal Conceals Fraud

OEA Legal Conceals Fraud
Mark Toledo tries to cover up for Tom Doyle

Former OEA President Larry Wolf denial of illegal civil suit filed by OEA atty Tom Doyle

Former OEA President Larry Wolf denial of illegal civil suit filed by OEA atty Tom Doyle
Wolf abdicates leadership of union's membership to OEA "Advocacy"