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Hi, my name is Sandee Everett. Last night at our school board meeting, the board majority chose to put the wishes of the union above the safety, well-being and educational needs of our high school students. Board members Goldberg, Gorback, Fitzgerald and Connolly all refused to allow our high school students to return to our campuses in November. Instead these four board members voted to require the students to stay home for three more months because district administrators said it was too much work for them to adjust the master schedule in order to accommodate our students.
Let's be clear. This is not about a master schedule. This is about a group of union-backed, misguided board members who are putting the demands of our union over the needs of our kids. It is the district's job to accommodate the parents who have requested that their children be back in school for numerous reasons. In the 2020-2021 school year it is required by law that the board provide the students with in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible.
I believe last night this board violated that law.
The district has all the necessary approval to reopen our schools. The Conejo Valley is NOT hot spot for COVID-19. It is time that the CVUSD leadership put our kids first. Moorpark Unified returned their high schoolers to campus today. Meanwhile, our board has chosen
to have our high schoolers sit home for three more months on the computer.
What will happen in three months? I think we all know the answer. The union will have another meltdown and the kids won't be permitted to return in January. It is time for parents who really want their high schoolers back at school to get involved and to put some pressure on this school board majority. That's what they respond to. That's what the union does.
We can start by writing letters to our local paper, signing petitions and holding protests. We need to be loud just as the union is loud when they don't get their way.
We can make this happen for our kids. We can't allow them to force our kids to stay at home for three more months. It's just unacceptable.
I hope we can all come together and try to get our high schoolers back to campus. This is what is best for our students.
I'm Sandee Everett. Please help me support our kids.