San Diego Unified Board of Education, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten
SDUSD DISTRICT E SCHOOLS
District Deeds is honored to post the following Open Letter to the SDUSD by Mr. Roosevelt Blackmon in District E:
Dear Neighbors, Allies, Friends and Family of SDUSD District E:
My name is Roosevelt Blackmon and I’m currently the Lincoln Cluster Chair / Gompers Preparatory Charter SSC Chair and a single father of two children who attend two District E schools.
My experiences of involvement as a parent are mixed with success and disheartening challenges.
I’m writing you today with my heart full of Hope…a sentiment that may feel out of place in a time when our Community and Nation adjust to the new normal of Covid-19. The issues that face our community include the continued lack of shared resources for our children along with equity and basic human decency.
For example, take a look at the difference between the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and the local Charter Schools response in dealing with Online Distance Learning.
The SDUSD took TWO MONTHS to respond to our children’s educational needs and now some of our most vulnerable children have fallen further behind while Charter Schools in our area immediately responded with Administrators, Teachers and Counselors reaching out to all their Students to assure the full continuation of their education.
As if the substandard SDUSD response and harm to our Students isn’t bad enough, the SDUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Cindy Marten are threatening to not open our District schools in the fall unless they get $178 million.
This sounds like what the Oxford Dictionary describes as:
This ultimatum is just playing politics with our children lives. This should outrage every parent and community member because of the SDUSD leadership total lack of human decency and concern. The lack of quality education for our children in District E also cannot be hidden…it’s in your face, Just check the Reading and Math scores for your school in District E.
My BIG question to our Community is when will enough be enough – how long are we going to allow political maneuvering to harm our kids education?
Unity is needed to combat this wrong, and we need to join together as a Community stand up for our kids’ educational rights.
Who will join me in fighting this injustice?
If you are interested, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading…I look forward to hearing from you!!!!
Parent/Lincoln Cluster Chair/Gompers Charter School SSC Chair
THANK YOU MR. BLACKMON!!!
- 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!
- 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!
Francisca Salcedo said:
Hi Frank. thanks for another excellent post. Every San Diego Unified family should read the Federal Program Monitoring 2018-19 Notification of Findings. It mentions nine school district violations to English Learner programs, six to Education Equity, four to Early Education and Support, two to Physical Education as well as to Uniform Complaint Procedures, and one to Fiscal Monitoring. Page five of the twenty-one page report states: “The uploaded fiscal documents…did not provide sufficient information to substantiate that the use of all Title I funds at the district central office aligned with the intended purpose of the funds.”
We cannot allow this district to continue robbing our children of a sound education and of a fair opportunity to succeed in life once they become adults.
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