Posted by county board watcher, a resident of another community, on Nov 21, 2008 at 10:39 am
They got it wrong at the county level. They should have voted in Ellen Santiago for the Santa Clara county school board. She has experience as a certified accountant and could have helped with the budget. Just this week the county board approved an expansion of the charter school in Los Altos into middle school. This board is pro-charter. One board member Leon Beauchman suggested that they delay the implementation of it for one year. But Craig Mann said that they should not get in the way of progress. Many residents of Los ALtos and Palo Alto would never refer to charter schools in their districts as progress! This petition came in just before the new president Joe di Salva will take his seat in January. Joe would have looked at it in a more moderate way. This county board should start getting to know who they represent, who votes them in.