PPS Event at Vernon Tonight

by Steve, December 4th, 2007

PPS area directors and principals of Vernon Elementary and Jefferson High will meet tonight with community members who petitioned the district to change attendance area boundaries to take them out of the Jefferson cluster.

Jefferson cluster families have been calling attention to the inequities in our cluster for three years, and have been met with absolute silence from the district. So it’s a bit of an affront that the district would only feel compelled to address this fundamental issue when confronted by residents of Beaumont-Wilshire. Not to denigrate these people, who are just trying to get what’s best for their kids, but don’t the rest of us matter?

This is a great opportunity for all Jefferson cluster families to come out and see what kind of excuses and promises the district will make.

Here’s a letter from Carole Smith announcing the meeting.

The meeting is tonight at 6:30 at Vernon Elementary School, 2044 NE Killingsworth.

Mingus by Request

by Steve, December 4th, 2007

And why not a little Poncho Sanchez to liven things up…