Remove Gordon T. Medd as Superintendent of the Loomis Union School District

Remove Gordon T. Medd as Superintendent of the Loomis Union School District

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Adam Strock started this petition to Board of Trustees - Loomis Union School District "Ann Baker" and

Loomis Union School District
Superintendent Gordon T. Medd
gmedd@loomisk8.org


Superintendent Gordon Medd is not serving the school district, its students, and its parents in a manner in which we the undersigned parents find suitable for our children and their teachers. And as such it is time for the expeditious removal of Superintendent Gordon T. Medd from his leadership role in the Loomis Union School District for the following reasons:


1) Alleged bullying of staff by the Superintendent. On the job search website glassdoor.com a review titled "Not where you want to start a teaching career" by a user identifying themselves as a current (as of 2016, the date of the review) teacher at Loomis Grammar School states "The superintendent in Loomis is a megalomaniac who runs his district through intimidation and bullying." This is a serious cause for concern and needs to be investigated immediately. Our teachers need a safe non-threatening work environment so that they can in turn provide a safe learning environment for our children. This kind of review also poses a threat to attracting good teachers to come teach in our district. As such, Gordon Medd poses a threat for the future of our children's learning environment. We the under signed parents demand the school board take immediate action in removing Gordon T. Medd as the Superintendent.

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Loomis-Union-Elementary-School-District-Reviews-E211916.htm


2) Implementing a student drop-off and pick-up protocol that will not only make it more difficult for many parents to drop off and pick-up their child(ren), but MOST IMPORTANTLY will make it more dangerous for our children. In a time when our nation is experiencing an increase in school mass shootings, having more parents to vastly outnumber any singular person or group of maliciously intent individuals insures a safer environment for our children. While having fewer parents on campus may appear more orderly and SEEM safer, allowing the teachers to get the students to their parents, this is a false sense of safety. More parents means more eye witnesses. The times when a new adult appears in the classroom areas, during the minutes before the students are let out— from what I, the author of this petition, have witnessed —they are usually approached by other parents and are greeted and sometimes questioned by the parents who are their on a regular basis. Allowing parents to gather near the classrooms before school ends for the day helps to scare off any would-be abductor or malicious person. In the very least it increases the eye witnesses and it adds layers of protection. School shootings do not occur when large groups of parents are on the school grounds. The idea that fewer parents near the classrooms is safer is wrong and a poorly thought out idea.

Please note there is a second petition to reverse the district's new drop-off procedure.
Click here to view and sign the petition to rescind the new LUSD's drop-off procedure.

Also, please note for those signing, Loomis Grammar School opens as a city public park shortly after school hours (1 hour after) due to an agreement between the Town of Loomis and the School for the town donating funds for a joint use (as in school and public) play structure back in 2006.


3) Superintendent Gordon Medd was responsible for forcing principal, Rick Judd, to transfer to another school where he later stepped down as principal. This is another example of a hostile work environment that Gordon Medd has created for the staff members at our schools. It is imperative that our school principals, teachers, and staff are able to work in a safe work environment in order to provide our children with the best learning environment. It becomes very difficult to inspire and motivate when a person works in a hostile work environment.


4) Under Superintendent Godon Medd's leadership a 12-year old student (6th grader) was disciplined for inviting a friend to a religious function during school hours. A 2014 event that lead to a lawsuit.


Leaders shape and strongly affect the atmosphere of the organization they lead. Our children and their teachers deserve a leader who has their best interest in mind and demonstrates it. We the, undersigned, believe this is not the case with Gordon Medd's leadership and demand immediate action in removing Medd from his post as school superintendent of the Loomis Union School District.

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