Charda Bell-Fontenot Immediate Resignation

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Charda Bell-Fontenot Immediate Resignation

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Nichole Malaty started this petition to Parents and Community Members of La Mesa Spring Valley Scool District

The evening of Tuesday, February 23, 2021 La Mesa/Spring Valley School District held a board meeting via Zoom. The topic of this public meeting was to address when in-person learning would be resuming. When the in-person learning was broached board member Charda Bell-Fontenot became extremely vexed and agitatedly announced “That seems like a very white supremacist ideology to force people to comply with...you know...to conform...just letting you know...privilege...check it...I don’t want to be part of forcing anybody to do anything they don’t want to do...that’s what slavery is!” 

Ms. Bell-Fontenot continued by asking that the board not even vote on such matter and as the other members of the board were ill prepared and had no idea what was going on. Bell-Fontenot sternly stated “We don’t have to give anybody any date...we do not have to make a decision today.” Fellow board members shared district survey results which proved to show 70-80% of district parents were in favor of reopening schools. Ms. Bell-Fontenot seemed clueless as to whether or not these were pertinent by saying “Who are the 70-80 percent and where are they? Which school sites? Which language group?”  

At the end of the day this is about nothing more than the kids in our community being represented with their best interest at the heart of the cause. This last year has been harder on them than anyone else and we need them to have a voice. Charda Bell-Fontenot is unprofessional and does not represent our kids or community in the light in which either  deserve. Our kids deserve better. I urge you to sign this petition for her immediate resignation. 

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