I would like to expand on my agreement with the editor of The Madera Tribune in his remarks that “Sup’t search must be done right,” printed March 9.
Just for the record: The Madera Unified School District Special Education is under close scrutiny by an outside agency. The Madera County Grand Jury has been asked to look into violations of the Brown Act regarding the MUSD Board of Trustees. A private investigator has been engaged to investigate allegations of misconduct by members of MUSD Board of Trustees.
These are three separate, ongoing actions to insure that the integrity, ethics, and public trust are being practiced by our leaders at MUSD. All three of these actions involve long-term employees or trustees that have the responsibility of delivering a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all of our children.
The newest member of the MUSD staff, whose only tie to MUSD is to perform at a level that assures his continued employment, is Dr. Anthony Monreal who currently holds the title of interim MUSD superintendent. Monreal has been swallowed up in the proverbial “can’t see the forest for the trees.” In reality Monreal has a very clear picture of “the forest” along with strong working solutions.
In his prior capacity as deputy superintendent, Monreal has quietly been going about tending to the business of MUSD since October of 2012. Monreal’s credentials and experience have been gone over at length. Monreal’s work product to date speaks volumes for his consideration as superintendent of MUSD.
The school district needs a proven leader to guide MUSD and our community during these trying times. Whether you agree or disagree, Madera parents and citizens, let your MUSD area trustee know how you feel about this issue by attending the next MUSD board meeting on Tuesday, March 26. Your MUSD, your voice, your choice. In this case, silence is not golden.