Not true! Lucia Mar continues to choose to be more restrictive than necessary.
The District has failed to give parents the option for full time school multiple times this past school year, despite the fact that they could have and parents made it clear they wanted this option. Today, the District remains in a hybrid format, even though it could return to in person, full time instruction as other districts throughout our State have. The District is also pursuing options for permanent distance learning next year via a new distance learning academy. They have not announced an actual plan to return to school full time in the fall.
Shutting schools down is not the answer. With the proper precautions, kids can return safely to school full time. The CDC, CDPH, World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of California School Administrators, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Borenstein and even Dr. Fauci all say schools should be open.
Parent surveys in May and June were overwhelmingly in favor of returning to school full time. We thought the Board would listen to their constituents. The deadline to file for the November board election was in August 2020. This deadline came and passed by the time we realized they weren’t going to push for a full time return to school. The past year has been enlightening and a wake up call for who has the real power in the District – and it’s not the parents and students. Now that we are paying attention and aware of how things are being handled, we are taking action.
The cost for a recall election is worth it! In fact, the cost to our community, including the dire effect on student’s mental health is too great NOT to pursue this. You can’t put a price on self harm and suicide. There are other compelling reasons as well why the cost is worth it.
No! The recall is about restoring the balance of power so that students and parents are the priority. We need to remove Board members who do not advocate for the best interests of students.
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