“accountability from both Foster and Superintendent Cindy Marten” – That is what an incisive Editorial by the San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board has called for after reviewing the San Diego County Grand Jury Report – San Diego Unified School District Trustee’s Overreach Abuse of Power Report – for Foster and Marten’s actions related to last June when “the (SCPA) principal was reassigned, two officials were removed from the school and another was disciplined”.
District Deeds has been reporting since June, 2014 on this improper intervention by Marne Foster and her accomplice, Cindy Marten – and this Union Tribune Editorial helps ALL SDUSD Stakeholders connect the dots.
The Union Tribune Editorial – Trustee, Superintendent Have Explaining To Do straightforwardly states:
“It’s easy to see why a parent would seek recourse if she felt her son was being treated unfairly. But when that parent is a school board member, a judicious and professional response is mandatory.
As for Marten, if she punished employees who didn’t deserve such treatment to please Foster, that’s indefensible.”
This is NOT the first time that Foster and Marten conspired to eliminate a highly productive, highly credentialed Principal without support from the full San Diego Unified Board of Education.
District Deeds posted the comparison here: Lincoln and SCPA…The “Smoking Gun”?
There was just not a Grand Jury Investigation…or a Board of Education Investigation despite indisputable proof of the similar Lincoln High School transgressions by Foster and Marten.
Given all the evidence provided to the San Diego Grand Jury, it is clear that Marne Foster DID NOT react with a “judicious and professional response” and should receive serious repercussions and Board Sanctions up to and including RECALL from her position.
Given that Marten IS the individual who ultimately “had the power to punish a district employee” and used that power improperly and unethically, harming SDUSD employee careers and seriously damaging SDUSD School Site and Stakeholder Trust, her repercussion should be a lengthy suspension, a demotion or to be fired.
District Deeds will continue to provide San Diego Unified School District Stakeholders more details of the Foster and Marten violations as they become available.