Letter to the editor

Physician will match proposed donation

Dr. Graeff, I work very hard for the money I earn as a physician in Ramona, and have lowered fees more than 50 percent for my Ramona patients in financial need over the last five years.

I respectfully challenge you to donate $1,500 per month (ie. $18,000 per year) back to Ramona Unified School District (through a designated non-profit 501c3) while you are in office as superintendent, and I will gladly match your donation to RUSD for up to the next three years.

Your donation of this money back will essentially reverse the board’s stepping up your salary, which the community perceives as an ill-timed raise. Thus, it will remove this as an impediment in negotiation of a settlement with the teachers union. (If you feel that this is an unfair sacrifice for you, this is exactly how the teachers feel, of course.)

It will also go a long way in good will in our community, in terms of volunteerism, donations, and possibly another bond election sometime in the future.

Please take this offer/challenge seriously. It would shock most people in Ramona, but that would be a good thing.

Jane Tanaka, MD


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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Mar 6 2013. Filed under Editorial, Letters to the Editor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

2 Comments for “Letter to the editor”

  1. TakeCareOfBIZ

    Absolutely Agree with you. Ramona would be shocked if a single dollar was given back by Graeff. He probably thinks he actually is making a difference to the education of our children. Instead he is successfully running the district into the ground and blaming the teachers instead of himself for the bond deal the district got us into that he cannot pay now. Declining attendnace the past 11 years in our schools is a fact just like Graeff getting a big raise and asking everyone else to sacrafice. Thank-you Dr. Tanaka.

  2. Tim

    I hope you will run for school board next go around Dr. T. You obviously value the education of our future Ramon citizens, Dr. Graeff a dishonest man who has no idea that he is single handedly screwing our community. The sooner he leaves the sooner we can start moving forward.

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