The CVCHS governing board met on Wednesday, November 122014. It was a historic moment. We all knew it was going to be a very special evening as soon as we walked into the room. Dozens of teachers filled the chairs and almost all were dressed in black. Dozens of community members also attended and almost all were dressed in black. This signified solidarity. Two stakeholder groups came together that night and publicly supported each other once again.
No longer can anyone say this is a few disgruntled people. Kipp Penovich, the teacher union president handed the school board 27 sworn statements from 27 of the 40 permanent employed teachers. He testified that there would have been many more but the other teachers were too afraid of retaliation to make a public statement. They had already witnessed this too many times with their colleagues who spoke out. Continue reading