Decision Maker Response

Diane Tavenner’s response

Diane Tavenner
CEO of Summit Public Schools

Jun 10, 2019 — Summit Public Schools has founded eight amazing schools in California as part of its commitment to prepare a diverse student population for academic success, and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. Some of the core values that have enabled Summit to create these amazing schools and pursue our mission are:

· High performing adults, every period, every day
· Assuming positive intentions,
· The courage to make decisions that are in the best interest of students

At Summit, business reasons are student reasons. While we cannot discuss specific reasons for personnel decisions out of respect for the employees’ privacy, we can assure you that the question of what is best for students is the value that has guided our actions for sixteen years. The decision to terminate the three teachers this petition seeks to reinstate was made for the same reason.

While we understand that you have concerns and we understand it is easy to make negative assumptions, please remember we are all here for the same reason: to do what is best for the kids.

Thank you,

Diane and Anson