Why does Superintendent Parvin Fear Transparency?
Original post made by S.M, Birdland, on Apr 9, 2014
At last night's board meeting the Registrar for Foot Hill's High School brought to the attention of the board as well as the public that there is a huge discrepancy in the class sizes between Amador and FHS. What was Parvin's response after a courageous Valerie Arkin went out on a limb to get a response from a superintendent who seems to like to prefer to work in the shadows, far away from the prying eyes of the public? Parvin responded by saying "I don't know why this was brought up here". She doesn't know why issues that effect children and the schools were brought up at a public school board meeting? Does she not understand the public's right to know? Also it came to light that staff members whose reputations were harmed in the crossfire of the Jon Vranesh takedown still haven't received any sort of reply other than they can look at their employee files, which is a right afforded to them by law. Why does this superintendent and her cabinet only "protect" a select few employees? Why does the superintendent, her cabinet and 3 board members feel they don't have to answer to the public? We also found out last night that people who simply stated that what was alleged about JV was not their experience are now being harassed and threatened and opportunities for employment taken away! How can this be tolerated, ignored and sometimes perpetuated at the district level?
Superintendent Parvin, you have another apology to add to your growing list. You owe the FHS registrar an apology for your rather public admonishment for her exercising her constitutional right to speak her mind.
Let's open the curtain wide so the public can see what is going on at the district level. Something tells me this skulduggery surrounding the whole JV debacle is just the tip of the iceberg.
People of Pleasanton, you need to speak up and have your opinions heard. Don't bury your head in the sand over this important matter.
I think a quote that the superintendent herself brought up at the last meeting is appropriate here:
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I also ask that people refrain from using the raciest comments that have appeared in past comments on this subject. We can speak out against the actions, lack of action or job performance, without attacking on a personal level.