For the rural communities of Madera, the election is Nov. 6. This will be our chance to change the Madera Unified School Board trustee for Area 1. We need change now.
I have had a chance to see how the current trustee (Ray Seibert) for Area 1 works for our school community. I saw no effort in his part to help the parents with issues that were brought to his attention over the years; in fact the opposite was done.
My experience with Ray Seibert goes back to the start of closing down Ripperdan School. As concerned parents we asked for a community meeting with still unanswered questions ’til this day. So we took our grievances to the MUSD board on the closing of a school that was in our community of Ripperdan. Instead they turned it into a continuation high school, having to bus students from in town, out to the country. Wasting taxpayers’ money to have it currently closed, it sits vacant.
His value is not for students or to the community he represents. This is currently his sixth, four-year term, 24 years as trustee for Area 1. It is time for change. That is why this year I will vote for Chuck Genseal for MUSD trustee for Area 1. I have had a chance to work with Chuck and he has shown the students and their parents he has their best interests in mind and has already made an impact with students and parents of La Vina school and its community. That is why I will tell everyone I know in the Area 1 district to vote for Genseal on Nov. 6.
The surrounding schools for Area 1 include Dixieland, Howard, La Vina, Eastin Arcola Continuation High, Madera South High Career School (Agriculture).
Please don’t forget to go out and vote for Chuck Genseal for MUSD trustee Area 1 this Nov. 6.