Friday, November 07, 2008

A Thank You Card From Dr. T

A thank you card from Dr. T:

"The Goddess has allowed me some space to say, on behalf of our School Board and our 30,000 students, a very sincere “Thank You!” to everyone who came out to support Measure PS, our bond measure that will allow us to make long-needed repairs and renovations to our schools. Not only did we have overwhelming voter support with a 74.5% YES vote, but we had a great deal of volunteer support leading up to election day.

I want to publicly thank Associated Pomona Teachers (APT), California School Employees Association (CSEA), One LA, Pomona Chamber of Commerce, Inland Valley Faith Consortium (local African-American pastors), local Roman Catholic parishes, and parent groups and individual parent leaders at PUSD schools. The School Board and I are humbled by the trust you have placed in us, and we are committed to living up to the community’s expectations of excellence for our students.

Sincerely,

Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana

7 comments:

ren said...

your welcome :^)

John Clifford said...

I second Ren's emotion.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be a little critical here, but now if all Pomona residents would send their kids to Pomona schools, we could get a little more money from the state. Does Council member Atchley still send his kid(s) to Sumner in Claremont? Even if it's his assigned school, I'm sure he could get his kids into a PUSD school. And why was he sending a contribution to a Claremont school out of his discretionary fund? Pomona money going to a Claremont school is just wrong!

Anonymous said...

Last I heard, Atchley's kids were home schooled. Didn't know they'd ever been at Sumner. As for his contribution to a Claremont school, many children in his District are in the Claremont School System. I think it's anything above Grove Ave. PUSD and the City Boundaries aren't the same.

Anonymous said...

I think more accurately, we should say a "few" of the children in his district attend Sumner. There are a couple of blocks north of Grove, and north of Foothill that attend Sumner. There are also a couple of blocks just east of Fulton that attend Sumner.

Of course, students in his district also attend Harrison, Yorba, San Jose, Barfield, Cortez, and possibly Roosevelt in PUSD, so unless he made similar contributions to those Pomona schools, I think the previous criticism is still valid.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Superintendent Melendez de Santa Ana on her state nomination for the National Superintendent of the year award. This nomination is much deserved, she is doing a terrific job.

Melissa

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