Tuesday, February 1, 2011

BLOCK SCHEDULING discussed by school board last night

Apparently, Glendora High School has been working on moving to a Block class schedule.  The new schedule would have (3) 95 minute classes on an odd day and (3) 105 minute classes on the even day, however the details of the program are not what I want to talk about. 

I would like to address the issue of community engagement and involvement.  Last night at the school board meeting the high school staff presented the block schedule plan (report) to the school board as requested by the board in the December 2010 meeting. However there was a large part of the equation missing, community and parent involvement in the process, surely if the high school has been researching this subject for years, as they stated, parents should have enough time to do their own due diligence.  

Finally,  it has only been within the last month or so that few Glendorans outside of the school board and high school staff, found out about the plan to move to a block schedule, as evidenced by the public attendance of only 6 people. There needs to be a public discussion on block scheduling, as it will affect all of our lives, with small changes like starting school at 8:30am instead of 7:50am, and though starting later may be the best thing, I think the discussion must take place with the entire community. 

The school board agrees and has asked the high school to schedule a parent information night at the high school.  Glendorans, have your voice heard.  I will keep you posted on when the meeting will take place. Also join us at the school Board meetings. see (Schedule)

If you have any question, please call me at (626) 523-1847 or email me by clicking on my name below.

David Miller

PS. If anyone could start a wikipedia page on the Glendora School Board, please call me !

Citizen groups gear up for local races

It appears stage two has begun in the local political scene.  Back in 2008 American citizen's began the process of taking over the direction of the Republic and returning to a constitutional form of government, where "We The People" are in charge.  Two years into this mission they have moved forward by electing constitutionally minded citizen representatives to the US Congress, Senate and the California state assembly by electing representatives like Tim Donnelly.  

Newly formed local groups like the Citizens Association of Glendora are putting their efforts into electing citizen representatives to local City councils, School Boards and any other elected position, where they can find liberty minded candidates.

There are local upcoming races on March 8, 2011 and this November 8, 2011 for local School Boards and college boards.  "What local organizations need is for citizens to sign up and volunteer, make calls, knock doors, get to know your neighbors and run for office", said David Miller of The Glendora Citizen Association.

"local involvement and organizing is what is needed to be prepared for the November 2012 elections, where we can finish in Congress what we began in 2008", said Jim Meyer of the Glendora Citizen Association.

To get involved or run for office, contact David Miller or Jim Meyer at 626-692-6007