Yes, our Board member, Ms. Yolie Flores, who has had her hands in the process all along while sitting safely behind closed doors and behind distant podiums, has successfully “tabled” the recommendation brought to the board by Mr. Cortines and made the motion that Deputy Superintendent Deasey come back to the board in 30 … no, 45 days with a proposal that makes “faster” and “deeper” changes.
She wants reconstitution and a zone of choice with small schools rather than a comprehensive high school. She keeps saying that this is what the parents want. I don’t think she can dare to make the claim that this is what students and former students want after her December debacle as recorded by the kids themselves.
Reconstitution will mean the majority of current teachers at HPHS will be gone and replaced by newer ones, temporary ones, and displaced ones. Sudden transformation into her “zone of choice” will create a zone of chaos. This isn’t good for students, but it will mean delightful revenge for Yolie.
She is going to show these “despicable” teachers that no one can voice a disagreement with her and survive unscathed. We have until the end of May to mobilize in whatever ways we can.