Good reason to incorporate
This letter was sent to each of the five San Diego County supervisors.
Last supervisors meeting, four of you voted in favor of the solar major use permit and Dianne Jacob voted against this intrusion into our rural Ramona.
A district is only as good as its teachers.
Ramona Unified proposes one solution to its debt problems — decreasing teachers’ salaries 8% this year and 9.5% for the next two. The superintendent and majority of board members refuse to explore other avenues of revenue — reducing stipends, early retirement incentives, reevaluation of superintendent’s compensation — or any of a host of teachers’ suggestions. RUSD said it “has no interest” in putting another bond before voters in negotiations, though they state otherwise in the UT.
Ramona Unified School District is in a fiscal corner — no question about it. Since we, the community, are the district, what are we going to do about it?
Bob Stoody, school board president, wants a town meeting. Let’s do it, and the sooner the better.
Teacher union representatives and supporters are showing up en masse at school board meetings. Their message: They don’t accept cuts the district proposes. The public is not privy to closed door negotiation talks, so there’s a great deal we don’t know. We do know that negotiations have stalled. Mediation failed and negotiations are at the fact-finding phase in which a panel of three — one selected by the teachers union, one selected by the district, and an objective fact finder — will release a report after a hearing on Feb. 27. Each side has the opportunity to present its side at the hearing. That report eventually will be made public. That’s a good thing. The more information the better.
Feb 8 2013 | Posted in Editorial
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I am writing in response to the story on Thursday, 1/24/13, regarding the teachers union.
I would like remind the school board, the community and particularly the teachers union that teachers have absolutely no reasons to complain about anything — particularly pay and compensation.
Teachers get paid (pretty darn well, too) to work less than eight months out of the year. They get nearly three months off during the summer. This past holiday break they got two weeks off, they got a week off at
OK, so the Ramona Sentinel publishes a reader’s opinion, “A Modest Proposal for Ramona Unified School District & Citizens of Ramona.”
This premise of imaginary social malaise is such a misdirected and unhelpful perspective about the future of Ramona’s educational system. Are the current financial, labor, and physical conditions of our schools a joke to you? Yes, the commentary briefly addresses the flagrant, reckless, and possible fraudulent behavior of a
Our Secretary of Defense has decided to allow women in combat roles. This will translate directly to requiring women to register with the selective service for a possible draft notice into the armed forces. This is due to a Supreme Court decision in 1981, Rostker v. Goldberg. This article talks about it: csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2013/0123/Women-in-combat-Will-they-have-to-register-for-the-draft. Please contact [...]
Let’s get real about San Vicente Road: Seldom are roads really at fault. Engineers design them, contractors build them with supervision and inspection, and the public makes use of them.
What is at fault is the drivers who are either ill-prepared, negligent, drunk/drugged/sleepy, etc. I have driven that curvy, challenging route since I was a kid in the early ‘50s.
Ramona be advised. The Cumming Ranch Urban Development is knocking at our rural door. On Aug. 17, 2012, at the Department of Planning & Land Use (DPLU), the County Planning Commission voted, 6 yea 1 nay, to advise the decision makers, the County Board of Supervisors, to have Ramona present an urban development urban development at its historic panoramic entrance to our rural valley.
As a general proposition, a Superintendent is the educational leader of a school district. The relationship between a superintendent and the community he or she serves is defined by the superintendent’s contract.
Most educational communities fail to focus sufficient attention on the superintendent’s contract. Government entities like cities, counties, and school districts do not spend enough time reviewing a local leader’s contract. In any event, a superintendent’s contract is an important governing document.
Regardless if you don’t like the San Vicente Road project, SANDAG will ram this project down your throat. Too much money involved here.
San Vicente Road is a good 40 to 45 mph road. What is the hurry to drive fast?
All this road needs is a resurface and applicable shoulder work to accommodate a flat tire, bicycle, etc. The road project will not solve the problem of idiot people driving fast.