How local tea party activists are stirring the pot in our schools

1. Nevada County Tea Party website:
URGENT ACTION: Meeting Place Change: PV School District Board Mtg. 6:00 p.m. Williams Ranch School Library
NOTICE: The regular meeting of the Penn Valley School District Board has changed. The CORRECT meeting details are: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. Williams Ranch School Library. A group of parents have formed Nevada County Parents For Student Success and have been added to the agenda for this meeting. According to their Mission Statement the goal of NCPSS is: “to strive to facilitate the communication between the parents of the attending students with the school administration.” They further state that they take into consideration the needs and opinions of the students along with their parents concerns in order to bridge the gap of communication with the school administration with the ultimate outcome of enhancing the learning and social experience of the children.
Posted by Sue McGuire at 9:24 AM

2. Front page of The Union:
Angry parents say Pleasant Valley school mistreats kids

Nearly 50 people packed the room at Tuesday night’s meeting of Pleasant Valley Elementary School District’s board of trustees, during which the newly formed Nevada County Parents for Student Success accused district personnel of harassing and mistreating students.

Outraged families have demanded a special session to address these complaints, and Superintendent Debra Sandoval has agreed to meet with them.

http://www.theunion.com/news/9768610-113/parents-meeting-district-sandoval

The Pleasant Valley School District agenda item is here: “1d. Nevada County Parents for Student Success (NCPSS): Calvin Clark”

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4 thoughts on “How local tea party activists are stirring the pot in our schools”

  1. Our own fox news channel, the union paper, should be on the stand when you check out of the market. You know where they have the Enquirer, and other garbage. Next to the headlines “aliens ate my underwear”, the union would find a home. First the “debacle” with kids outside the Nevada City theater, now kids are being “mistreated again”. At their school. It’s a conspiracy of our “right” minded whack jobs, they must be so busy at night dreaming up the next “Nevada County disaster”. The paper certainly doesn’t get these “scoops”, they are phoned in from the whack job headquarters, to be printed verbatim.

  2. The wagons turn to fire inwards. That district is filled with children of conservative parents. My grand children included.
    Last year my granddaughter was suspended for being accused by a teacher for harming other students. She tripped over some backbacks lining the classroom wall outside and fell into her best friends. The word of a teacher who witnessed the fall was taken over that of the girls and peer witnesses. No one was hurt.
    I work and volunteer in classrooms in several of our schools. Many changes over the years haven’t made schools practically safe. Backpacks, coats and lunchboxes lining halls and outside walls does not a safe passage make. Suggestions for solutions are ignored. Cost and all that.
    What disturbs me most is the embrace of negative assumptions regarding public education and students in general. This attitude feeds the battle cry of Tea Party types.
    Id like to see energy put into the solutions like raising money and using tea party energy to build hooks and shelves to get those backpacks, coats and such out of the way. Relationships between the community and administration, teachers and students can be built in the process.

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