Dr. Liang Chao and Dr. Gregory Anderson are running a grassroots campaign to replace Josephine Lucey and Phyllis Vogel on the CUSD Board of Trustees.
Elsewhere in the community, the Vallco redevelopment project sponsored by Sand Hill Properties is heating up. Supporters of Vallco redevelopment are attacking local school board and city council candidates who are not unconditionally pro-growth. They have gone so far as to create fake news about candidates and post to social media sites. Continue reading
When residents don’t have school-aged children, often times they aren’t familiar with many of the issues within the school district. CUSD residents have likely heard about an issue from their neighbors or when an issue has garnered a lot of media attention, for example: teacher housing at Luther school site, petitions to oust the Superintendent; or secretive public relations firm hired by the district. But nearly everyone has heard about the West Valley Reconstitution in 2015 — the involuntary transfer of all teachers and staff from the school without justification. Continue reading
It is well documented policy that current Board members have delegated their authority to the Superintendent for all district affairs. The email thread below illustrates the Superintendent not only exercising that authority, but also assuming responsibility for roles assigned to her executive staff. What’s going on? Continue reading
Superintendent Wendy Gudalewicz and several Board members have been linked to Vallco Development in Cupertino. This document here explains Cupertino education leaders’ web of connections both locally and as far away as Abu Dhabi with big developers who are trying to influence our elections. Conflicts of interest at every turn including CUSD Board member, Anjali Kauser, who is also CEO of Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and a strong supporter of Vallco and Measure D. Continue reading
A recent article in the Mercury News found here describes how increases in Public Records Act (PRA) requests to the District have overwhelmed personnel. Continue reading
California Government Code section 8314 and the California Constitution Article XVI, section 6 prohibit the gift of public funds to any individual, corporation, or another government agency. Expenditures of school funds must be for a direct and primary public purpose to avoid being a gift. According to the California Constitution, Article XVI, “In determining whether an appropriation of public funds or property is to be considered a gift, the primary question is whether the funds are to be used for a ‘public’ or a ‘private’ purpose.” Continue reading