It’s high school graduation season and trustees from various school boards are often asked to say a few inspiring words to graduates to send them on their way. For Santa Ana Unified Trustee Ceci Iglesias, a short speech at Segerstrom High School’s graduation ceremony included a dig at her own alma mater — Santa…
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Well it too long enough, but it looks like the SAUSD board has taken their head out of the sand, for now. According to an OC Register article last week, the SAUSD has agreed to seek money from Obama’s stimulus, which includes grants of up to $2 Million in order to fix the six schools that have been deemed as failing by the state. Of course the money comes with strings attached that mandate the school district do one of the following:
It looks like 2010 is going to be the year the residents of Santa Ana begin to rise up and speak out and demand accountability from their city leaders. I have long wondered when they would have enough, it turns out having six schools to be declared failures, a non-responsive City Council, a lack of places for their children to play and gang violence have finally driven them over the edge.