Unique perspective on the recall issue
My husband and I retired from teaching in Hesperia Unified School District (HUSD) last year and are currently building our home in Arizona. We are appalled with what is happening since the last election with the three new board members.

With pride, my history in Hesperia began in 1977, serving the community at various levels, and in the classroom since 1984. I know all three of the elected board member through my teaching career, and respected them in their individual areas of education, however, it has become quite obvious that their teaching experience does not necessarily qualify them as effective school board members. With their agendas, I question their reasons HUSD is in such need of improvement, why has it taken all their years of service to now voice their displeasures, and why have they stayed with HUSD so long with obvious hostilities.

It is sad to hear about so many dedicated staff leaving HUSD after many years of service - especially Hank Richardson, and the low morale of those remaining but not sure for how long. HUSD's strength, in my opinion, has been with a participatory management where total staff had input to the operations of the district, inviting the concept of being a team player, and giving value to individuals doing their job and taking responsibility seriously.
Currently, I hear too often about the micromanaging from board members that is going on - how humiliating! I am also concerned that HTA continues to claim representation of all teachers, and the personal agendas that could dictate the future of HUSD.

I urge Hesperians to get involved with this recall, and stop this deterioration of HUSD and the dedicated people involved with the education of Hesperia's children. Living in Arizona limits the ways we can help this recall, however, we will be back to help collect signatures.