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East Palo Alto schools seek new superintendent

Original post made on Mar 23, 2013

A search firm is seeking a replacement for Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Maria De La Vega, who has announced she will retire in June. The K-8 district educates 4,296 children on seven campuses in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park.

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Posted by Just Drop It
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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Posted by Disappointed parent
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

Given that De La Vega admits that Charter schools "have shown great success" she preferred saving a failing school district rather EDUCATING CHILDREN. What a poor priority! She systematically blocked educational opportunities for our children. It's about educating children, NOT saving friends' jobs. Good teachers are employable.It seems to me that she hindered all more than helped- good riddance!
Hopefully the next Superintendent will have educating our CHILDREN as a TOP priority by advocating the implementation of a sound,relevant,successful approach to education -whether business, academic,etc.and making sure that teachers & administrators care about children & parents and are more than competent at accomplishing their jobs.

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Posted by Need a new one, too
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

PAUSD needs a new superintendent, too, but no one seems to know how we go about getting rid of the old, defective one. One would think he would resign out of a sense of pride, as he has made PAUSD a tainted product with his recent behaviors and inactions and indifferences, to say nothing of his cold insincerity.

There have been so many calls for his termination, and the rest of the Bay Area is wondering what is wrong with the PA school board that they have not done so months ago, lest we become a laughingstock.

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Posted by La Toya King
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:36 am

I agree with the first comment...that is the reason why I took my children out of the Ravenswood District.