It is with disappointment and concern that we reach out to you today to urge your attendance at the next two VUSD Board Meetings.
, October 6 at 6:00PM,
in a Special Meeting, the VUSD Board will review and discuss the district staff's recommendation to DENY the approval of the charter for Blue Oak Academy and to DENY the renewal of Sycamore Valley Academy's charter in its current form (suggesting "conditional approval" of SVA, with unacceptable conditions).
In prior News & Notes emails, we've shared with you the limited reasons for which a District may lawfully deny charter petitions. While an impartial read of our documents would not lead to the conclusion that our charters are fairly described by these defined reasons, the District yesterday produced "factual findings" totaling 31 pages for SVA and 24 for BOA that describe them as worthy of denial.
These reports appear to be an attempt to overwhelm their Board with a high volume of findings, which are in some cases factually false, in other cases, instances of going
back on their word, contain conjecture/ hypotheticals not appropriate to apply to the review, are intentionally ignorant of what we mean, and reflect a lack of transparency in their process and an agenda to undermine.
To give our community a sense of how these reports were written, we offer below just one example of each, pulled from their 55 pages, to illustrate our deep concern with the actions of VUSD this week.