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THE SUPT. CINDY MARTEN VERSION OF “EDUCATIONAL EQUITY”

Did San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) Superintendent Cindy Marten intentionally violate both the SDEA Teacher Contract and Student Civil Rights for educational equity by allowing an EXCLUSIVE La Jolla High School (LJHS) summer school and hiding it from ALL “OTHER” “non-LJHS” SDUSD Stakeholders?

Over the last month District Deeds has been investigating a tip we received regarding a LJHS Summer School that offers classroom courses NOT offered on site at any of the seven High Schools this Summer.

Here is the crudely compiled “Application for Enrollment – 2016 Summer School – La Jolla High” form distributed exclusively in the LJHS Counseling Office:

La Jolla SS APP

 

You will notice that traditional classroom WITH “live” Teacher “Integrated Math I A” and “Integrated Math II A” are being offered.

Yesterday, a LJHS email titled “Summer School Reminder”  exclusively offering the same classes was sent to LJHS 9th-11th graders.  Here is the email:

La Jolla Counseling email

By comparison, the OFFICIAL  “San Diego Unified School District Application for Enrollment – 2016 Summer School” with the Board of Education authorized Summer Schools WITHOUT traditional classroom with “live” Teacher “Integrated Math I A” and “Integrated Math II A” being offered.

SDUSD SS APP

These three documents establish that Superintendent Cindy Marten has allowed a SDUSD High School to EXCLUDE SDUSD students to attend Summer School Classes they need with a Teacher that had NO opportunity to bid on teaching the class in a classroom setting…not just an “on-line” class.

SDUSD STAKEHOLDERS WITH STUDENTS:

SDUSD Students that attend OTHER High Schools but live near LJHS (like SCPA) are not only excluded from attending the classes at La Jolla…they ARE NOT EVEN AWARE THEY EXIST!

A HUGE advantage of having Integrated Math I A and II A available is the chance to RAISE THEIR GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND ELIMINATE A “D” FROM THEIR TRANSCRIPT.

With I A and II A available, a student with an F can raise I A and II A to an “A”

Without I A and II A available, a student with an F can only raise I A and II A to a “D”

This improperly gives the La Jolla Student a BIG edge for improving Transcripts and Grade Point Average that the non-LJHS Students DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO.

TWO A’s VS TWO D’s COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SCHOLARSHIP OR NOT!

in other words…

IT IS INEQUITABLE…And SDUSD Supt. Cindy Marten is Responsible!

Since there is no busing, those families have to spend much more time and money to commute back and forth to a school far from home rather than WALKING to school…which may prevent Non-LJHS Student FROM EVEN ATTENDING Summer School.

IT IS DENYING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO SUMMER SCHOOL WITHIN THEIR AREA!

In other words...

IT IS INEQUITABLE…And SDUSD Supt. Cindy Marten is Responsible!

Non-LJHS Families, please ask yourself: 

Is this Educational Equity?

Is this part of the INFAMOUS SDUSD 2020 Vision that promotes a quality school in every neighborhood but then PREVENTS students from attending it?

What kind of NEW SDUSD “Marketing Strategy” is this?

If and SDUSD Families feel that their Student has been denied equitable access to an education within the SDUSD, please file a Complaint!

Go to the District Deeds Complaints Page and:

Try a Uniform Complaint

Try filing a Federal Office of Civil Rights Violation Complaint

If your are in doubt, email District Deeds!

NON LJHS TEACHERS:

For Teachers who have the contractual right to bid on ALL SDUSD Summer School jobs, how are they to apply WHEN LJHS IS NOT EVEN ON THE SDUSD SUMMER SCHOOL LIST?

Here are the guidelines according to the SDEA contract:

17.1.6. The Human Resource Services Division in coordination with School Services Division and principals, shall fill summer school/intersession positions considering all of the following criteria (not necessarily in priority order):

17.1.6.1. Teaching effectiveness, as reflected in most recent evaluations.

17.1.6.2. Length of service in specific grade level or subject area, as determined by the Human Resource Services Division and records.

17.1.6.3. Recency of experience in specific grade level or subject area, as determined by the Human Resource Services Division and records.

17.1.6.4. If appropriate, the completion of any specific skill or content training required, as evidenced by certificates of completion, record lists, or the Human Resource Services Division records.

17.1.6.5. Satisfaction of any special position requirements specified in the position announcement and identified in the application and verified by appropriate records, if necessary.

17.1.6.6. Anticipated availability to serve the entire session with the exception of pre-approved job share arrangements and participation as an NEA Conference delegate (see Section 17.1.12.) or as a delegate to the Association’s Summer Institute.

17.1.6.7. Other factors being equal, consideration shall be given to an equitable distribution of summer placements among the teaching staff.

17.1.7. The Human Resource Services Division shall have the responsibility for determining which applicants shall be placed in the summer school/intersession programs. First consideration shall be given to the needs of the instructional program and second consideration to making summer school teaching available under the provisions of Section 17.1.6.

We don’t see where the SDEA contract allows HIDING JOBS and EXCLUSION of all Teachers in the SDUSD except those that work at LJHS.

Just to be sure, District Deeds ALSO decided to look in the “SPECIAL” La Jolla Cluster Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  that Marten and the Board of Education approved.  District Deeds reviewed that MOU back in August 2014.

That La Jolla Cluster MOU ALLOWS SDEA Waivers according to the La Jolla Cluster website:

La Jolla Cluster Agreement clip

Here is the wording:

 Note on “waivers” – NO waivers have been approved.  While teachers overwhelmingly voted to allow hiring committees to look at the full list of applicants instead of only five most senior, the union did not approve the waiver when it was presented.  However, SDEA did say they would ask all its members about changing that section for the new contract.  In regards to the Partnership Agreement, this clause merely states we are allowed to apply for and receive waivers from bargaining units.  -La Jolla Cluster 

So Non LJHS Teachers, please ask yourself:

Did the SDEA provide waivers that prevented Teachers to bid on the LJHS Jobs?

Did the SDEA know about the hidden jobs?

Did the SDEA rank and file know about any waivers?

Are there grounds for a Grievance to reimburse Teachers for the lost opportunity to earn money during the Summer?

If any Teacher feel that their Student has been denied equitable access to an education within the SDUSD, please file a Complaint!

Go to the District Deeds Complaints Page and:

Try a Grievance!

If you are a Teacher AND a Parent/Guardian…

Try a Uniform Complaint

Try filing a Federal Office of Civil Rights Violation Complaint

If your are in doubt, email District Deeds!

SDUSD STAKEHOLDERS!

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO FILE A GRIEVANCE OR COMPLAINT FOR THIS OUTRAGEOUS ACTION BY SUPERINTENDENT MARTEN AND ARE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO!

DISTRICT DEEDS IS HERE TO HELP!

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If your family has been injured by the San Diego Unified School District, go to the District Deeds Complaint Forms page to find instructions to fight for your Civil Rights!

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IF YOU ARE TIRED OF THE COVER UPS AND LIES BY SUPT. CINDY MARTEN… 

Please Click the Link Below and sign the Petition Today and READ the COMMENTS to Support the REMOVAL of Marten by SDUSD Stakeholders! 

FIRE San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten Immediately!

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