I am a second grade teacher in Hesperia. I feel that it's important for the voters of Hesperia to consider another fact in their decision-making about the recall. It's not only about the questionable actions made by the Board following their election.


To me, the most important question parents should be asking is, 'What is the Board doing to help my child be successful?' When Mr. Bray and Mr. Richardson were leading the district along with the former members of the Board, the focus was on student achievement. Meeting the needs of individual students was the goal. Student success was our business and the parents were our clients. 'Students Come First' and 'Is it good for Kids?' were our mottoes.


This is no longer the case. When I read the Board Meeting minutes and Letters to the Editor, I see that decisions are being made that have little or no direct impact on improving student learning. It's about fulfilling promises made to a small group of the people who helped get them elected. 'Quid pro quo' has been alive and well in Hesperia ever since the election. The voters need to understand that these Board members had their agenda already established, and the students are not on it.


Parents, read the minutes. (You can access them online.) Talk to people. See if the decisions made have been in your child's best interest. It is the business of every School Board to make decisions which benefit the students. They represent the entire community-not just the teachers. The actions they take should reflect that. If they don't, they deserve to be recalled.