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.

John Rajcic spoke in favor of the proposal from our school, but Dawn Perfect, Bob Stoody, Rodger Dohm and Kim Lasley refused to support our community proposal. Our school was not allowed to willingly give up our portion of a luxury resource to save a core teaching position.

The Ramona school board offered no explanation for this puzzling decision. We offered to help them find a solution that was best for our children and they refused to work with our school community.

I cannot trust the Ramona school board to listen to reason nor can I trust them with one more penny of my hard-earned money. When a vote for a new bond measure comes up, I will be voting no.

Kim Newcomer

Ramona mother of two RUSD students

   
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