Another blow to Roger Rowe!

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Today it was announced that Roger Rowe's principal (K-8) resigned to take a job at a low performing school in South Bay. Our school board appointed him to the position two months ago after demoting our highly respected K-5 principal of 13 years back into the classroom. Now, we have lost them both. As it stands, the school does not have any experienced administrators in place to execute the $100,000+ they have recently spent on new curricula. Will they be paying for yet ANOTHER search firm to find the next K-8 principal? How much has the school board spent on search firms/consultants and attorneys in the past 3 years? How much did they spend to buy our previous well-liked superintendent out of his contract last summer? How much are they continuing to pay for "board workshops" and "governance classes?" And finally, how will the school board spin this as another "win" for Rowe?
 
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A previous poster commented that the school is in a free fall. Oh, yes, it certainly is. Interestingly, the board has publicly stated there will be a large surplus next year, yet the fundraising group wants to raise a million dollars?! For what? Legal fees? The CFO's Tesla? The school obviously doesn't prioritize teachers. Let's hire more consultants!! Perhaps the RSFA will kick in some money....they sure have been willing to pay for the golf club deficit. Better yet, let's move the school to Osuna Ranch. Better use of resources. We can place the physical structures of the school on AirBnB and apply those funds to the HOA account.
 
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A previous poster commented that the school is in a free fall. Oh, yes, it certainly is. Interestingly, the board has publicly stated there will be a large surplus next year, yet the fundraising group wants to raise a million dollars?! For what? Legal fees? The CFO's Tesla? The school obviously doesn't prioritize teachers. Let's hire more consultants!! Perhaps the RSFA will kick in some money....they sure have been willing to pay for the golf club deficit. Better yet, let's move the school to Osuna Ranch. Better use of resources. We can place the physical structures of the school on AirBnB and apply those funds to the HOA account.
Which begs the question, why are they earmarking $3.9 million dollars of the school's reserve fund for future property acquisitions?
 

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Excellent question!! But also, why is the board spending so excessively in general?? Consultants to interpret iReady data? More IT for the new locks? Replacing a fundraiser?? I can't believe the school would consider expanding when enrollment is at a crucially low volume. So glad my kids have aged out. On to greener pastures.
 
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