It's rather rich that board member Sandee Everett wants to incorporate the word "decency" into her alternative assignment policy, considering I've yet to see her display any of it herself.
(photo courtesy Acorn Report Dawn's Twitter.)
We have a problem, and it's time it stops getting swept under the rug. It's time that secret parking lot conversations stop being secret. It's time that we do our part to let people know they MUST be paying attention to the school board elections this year in the Conejo Valley Unified School District.
Tell me more, CVUSD Board President John Andersen, about your love of transparency... I know how much you love to talk about it from the dais.
Thank you to everyone who participated in — and read along — CVUSD candidate Cindy's online Q&A session this morning! For those of you who don't have access to Facebook or were unavailable, I'm compiled the complete* list of questions and answers here, after the jump!
You might want to familiarize yourself with Cindy's candidate blog (which featured her answers to a pre-selected set up questions before her session), before you dive in!
Read Cindy's CANDIDATE BLOG HERE
Link to Cindy's Facebook Online Q&A forum HERE
Did you appreciate Cindy's time today in making herself available to answer your questions... and all the time she spent on her pre-selected Q&A questions? Here's how you can help her campaign:
DONATE. Donate because stamps aren't free. Donate because signs aren't free. Donate because all exposure isn't free. Donate because attending networking events isn't free. Donate because Cindy has stepped up to make a difference on our school board.
The average cost of a school board campaign this year will cost $30,000. Will you help Cindy?
YOU CAN DONATE HERE.
If you prevent the oxygen, the "haters" will suffocate in silence.
That sounds eloquent, right?
I can't count how many times I've been told to ignore. To stick to the message. To stop giving "free air space."
I understand the well-meaning intent behind the words and from those who say it. They say it because they want it to be true. They say it because they believe it's the right way to support me. The problem is, silence isn't working, hasn't been working (for anyone), and — and now I'm convinced — probably never was working, other than to enable the harassers and the abusers who continue along without the fear of being challenged on their behavior — all because we tell ourselves that ignoring this behavior demonstrates we're taking the high road.
Some high road that is.