Long-serving Newport-Mesa Unified School District Trustees Dana Black and Martha Fluor state that the school district has become more transparent during the past 20 years, trying to learn and improve in terms of parent/community involvement, and they point to the parents' budget advisory committee and audit committees as progress.
If this is true, why then did Black, Fluor and their fellow board members at the time summarily "shelve" the several recommendations of the well-publicized NMUSD Community Involvement Task Force, made up of citizens and district parents? I'm sure that those many concerned individuals who served on the task force painfully recall the months they spent during evenings and weekends, which, in the end, meant absolutely nothing in terms of assuring greater district openness and meaningful reform.
Kent S. Moor
Corona del Mar
Editor's note: The writer is a former member of the N-MUSD Community Involvement Task Force.
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