Take Back CSD

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#TakeBackCSD Movement Accomplishes It's Major Goal: Dr. Virnig Reassigned Out of CSDF


Aug 28, 2016 — Thank you petition supporters!

After two weeks of #takebackCSD movement, the community of California School for the Deaf (CSD) has been notified that Dr. Sean Virnig was reassigned to CDE and is no longer the superintendent of California School for the Deaf. This shows progress is happening to meet the three demands asked by #takebackCSD: removal or reassignment of Dr. Sean Virnig; no reprisals nor retaliations for CSD staff who were a part of this movement; and to have the CSD community actively involved in the search for an interim and a new superintendent.

The Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released two letters announcing not only that Dr. Virnig had been reassigned, but also that a search committee for a new site superintendent is now underway which meets the third demand. The second demand to ensure no reprisals is still being worked on.

Association of Families, Teachers, and Counselors (AFTC) released a statement: "AFTC is in awe of the CSD staff and families for coming together and achieving this commendable result. We also appreciate the attention and care that CDE gave this issue. May the beautiful camaraderie and energy move us forward to the new era for CSD."

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Contact: Elvis Zornoza

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