Category archives for: Letters to the Editor

Letter to editor: Thanks for extraordinary gift for our students

On behalf of each of the 5th and 6th grade families at our school district’s six elementary schools, please let me thank you for the wonderful gift you and your Old West encampment partners have provided to us.

It is rare, indeed, for community members to donate their resources to our local schools. It is rarer, still, when community members volunteer hundreds of hours of their time and energy away from their own homes and families to stage extraordinary learning opportunities as you and your colleagues have done for us these past few days.

Letter to editor: Water board excludes employed public

A year ago, Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) directors changed board meetings to occur during working hours over director Kit Kesinger’s objections. Director Kesinger stated meeting during working hours would exclude the employed public, of which he was included.

Letter to editor: Kesinger, Schildhouse should resign

If the events at the Ramona Municipal Water Board over the course of the past several months were not so serious and far-reaching in such a meaningful way for all residents within the boundaries of the RMWD, they would be laughable. But no one should be laughing.

Teed-off TEA’d: Where’s the coverage?

I don’t understand why the Sentinel does not report the activities of the Ramona TEA’d at the forum other than the advance notice of the monthly meeting submitted by Ramona TEA’d. It is not necessary to be a supporter of the tea party to report news.

Letters to the editor: Sign of respect, cutting choir, Estates election, fulfilling a dream

I am a Ramona High School alumnus and I am shocked at the school board’s decision to cut the choir program.

The RHS choir program was a huge inspiration in my life and has led me to where I am today. I am currently singing with the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music choirs, and I have recently returned from singing abroad in Russia with the St. Petersburg State University Choir.

Letter to editor: Why I will not vote for a school bond

On Thursday, March 13, the Ramona school board decided that the education of my children was not their top priority. Given a choice they decided to cut a core teacher from our school teaching staff instead of cutting a luxury resource — a resource that is not required by state law to be in any California school, a resource that currently is dedicated to our school program, a resource that the teachers and parents agreed should be sacrificed given the hard choice forced on us by budget cutting.

Letter to editor: Make sure your help goes where it’s needed

I read the Sentinel every week. Back in 2012 when the school board was trying to float the last bond issue I read a guest commentary, submitted by our esteemed school board leader, outlining the dire need for passage of the bond. Listed as a top priority was replacing the aging administration facility. (Read his office facility).

I live in Ramona, I know the administration building is old, but so are most of our schools, with the exception of our newest elementary school, which was more expensive due to the fact we had to seize the land through eminent domain. Now we’re all reading about low attendance and surplus land. Clearly the management of our schools has been a lesson in what not to do.

Letter: Support Jacob’s efforts for power competition

The Tribune reported on the latest San Diego Gas & Electric plans to extort more money from our already overly-gouged citizenry.

The new “plan” is not only to add a minimum “service fee” to every meter holder, but to reduce the current four-tier rate system to a two-tier system, of course both tiers higher than we now suffer.

Letters to editor: Mounted patrol, equal greeting, more

Appreciates mounted patrol It is a real pleasure to see the Mounted Patrol in the Kmart parking lot during the holiday season. The presence of the Mounted Patrol brings some piece of mind with their presence. Not only is it reassuring to know that another set of eyes is watching the parking lot and other [...]

Letters to the editor

I hope this letter moves someone in Ramona, in the way it did to me, to help Ian find a home for the dogs he loves so much. If you have room in your heart this Christmas and room in your home, helping Ian will truly be a gift you will never regret.

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