Many parents are not choosing SUSD when deciding where their child will be educated. This has had a devastating, and worsening, impact on district funding and frankly, SUSD's reputation.
Communication between board members, parents, and the community needs to be simple, transparent, and accessible. Current leadership has not been listening to parents or community members.
We must mend this divide and put our students first. The current leadership has espoused ideologically charged rhetoric and have dismissed parents who seek transparency. To fix this problem, we will begin by exploring the reasons parents are rejecting SUSD.
We will start with the recent exit surveys, which revealed a lack of faith in administration and the board. Failing academics, politically charged classrooms, promotion of divisive curriculum, and anti-American sentiment are among the top parental concerns.