One of our parents obtained via a California Public Records Act request the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU from 2/11/21) negotiated between CUSD and its teachers union (CEA). Although it doesn’t tell us much that we don’t already know, it is yet another confirmation that our school district was not willing to negotiate as hard as the neighboring districts (that have since opened their schools), because CUSD Board of Education was content with an extremely conservative approach to re-opening.
Looking at this MOU (amongst others, see our Resources page for more), we have also learned that the plexiglass fish bowls that our children are sitting in were not a requirement of the union. It is yet another example of the Board supporting stricter guidelines that are not even based on science.
Campaign update – Sep 8, 2021
We have crossed 2K signatures via snail mail only! We know we are short of the 11K signature target but after a 1+ year of lock-down, we encouraged our volunteer parent community to enjoy the outdoors rather than run signature collection booths. The recall is not over and we still have 1 month to hit our target.
Whatever the outcome, we will continue to hold the District and our CUSD Board members accountable. We fought to reopen schools and now we fight to keep CUSD honest. #KidsBeforeUnions
Thank you to all of our parent supporters. We couldn’t have made this happen without you.
Campaign update – May 20, 2021
Thanks everyone for your efforts. We have just crossed 600 signatures and 800 community parents and leaders on our mailing list. Please continue to help us achieve our goal of 14K signatures by October. If you can volunteer or other, please email us at email@example.com. Thanks
Campaign update – April 28, 2021
Yesterday, Recallee Lori Cunningham levied personal attacks on parent and neighbor reopening activists. She called parents names, described them as a mob, attempted to publicly shame some, and in previous times, has even involved her friends and her own mother in these attacks. We were early to acknowledge and condemn anyone involved when Lori indicated that she was personally targeted in the Fall in connection with school closures. In the same vein, we will be early to acknowledge and condemn her personal attacks on the community. It is not reflective of a leader and we are disappointed to even have to write this. We hope she will apologize to the community.
Campaign update – March 24th, 2021
In her interview to Los Altos Town Crier, Lori Cunningham states that she has experienced personal attacks in the fall of 2020 at the height of CUSD school closure discussions. We, as mothers and fathers, are shocked and feel sorry for what Lori has gone through.
We wish to reiterate, to our community and supporters, that we unequivocally condemn violence, harassment, and bullying. At the same time, we will continue to ensure that each individual board member will be held accountable and have our kids at the top of their priorities.
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Recall CUSD Board Update #9 (September 7th, 2021)
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Recall CUSD Board Update #6 (April 30th, 2021)
Recall CUSD Board Update #5 (April 13th, 2021)
Recall CUSD Board Update #4 (March 22nd, 2021)
Recall CUSD Board Update #3 (March 10th, 2021)
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Recall CUSD Board Update #1 (February 25th, 2021)
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