Stop the consolidation of Mt Shasta Elementary and Sisson Middle School
  • Petitioned Mount Shasta Union School District Trustees

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Mount Shasta Union School District Trustees
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Superintendent
Kathi Emerson
President
John Duncan
Vice President
Leslie Cole
Clerk
Chuck Rosecrantz
Trustee
Paul Schwartz
Trustee
Robert Winston

Stop the consolidation of Mt Shasta Elementary and Sisson Middle School

    1. Jasmine Borgatti
    2. Petition by

      Jasmine Borgatti

      Mount Shasta, United States

To protect the educational values of our children

To:
Mount Shasta Union School District Trustees
.
Kathi Emerson, Superintendent
John Duncan, President
Leslie Cole, Vice President
Chuck Rosecrantz, Clerk
Paul Schwartz, Trustee
Robert Winston, Trustee
Please consider stopping the consolidation of Mt Shasta Elementary and Sisson Middle School.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Vote for MSE!

      Jasmine Borgatti
      Petition Organizer
      KTVL CBS Channel 10 :: News - Top Stories - This is Mount Shasta Elementary School

      Wednesday, February 20 2013, 03:53 PM CST This is Mount Shasta Elementary School Mount Shasta, Calif. -- Students in primary grades at Mount Shasta Elementary School get extra attention from teachers and administrators. The school houses first through third grade. The small enrollment size helps give students individual help on various academics.

    2. Our Children have spoken....listen!

      Jasmine Borgatti
      Petition Organizer
      KTVL CBS Channel 10 :: News - Top Stories - This is Mount Shasta Elementary School

      Wednesday, February 20 2013, 03:53 PM CST This is Mount Shasta Elementary School Mount Shasta, Calif. -- Students in primary grades at Mount Shasta Elementary School get extra attention from teachers and administrators. The school houses first through third grade. The small enrollment size helps give students individual help on various academics.

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      Petition Organizer
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    4. Information Meeting 2/20 @ 7PM Mt Shasta Resort Highland Room

      Jasmine Borgatti
      Petition Organizer
      Parents plan meeting to oppose school consolidation

      Parents who oppose the consolidation of Mount Shasta Elementary and Sisson schools have scheduled an informational meeting for this Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Shasta Resort's Highland Banquet Room. Information on the petition to stop the proposed consolidation will be available, said organizers Jasmine Borgatti and Jenelle Walker.

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Reevaluate your child's education.

      Jasmine Borgatti
      Petition Organizer

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    7. Reached 200 signatures
    8. Mount Shasta Union School District Governance Handbook

      Jasmine Borgatti
      Petition Organizer

      "...board members and the superintendent leverage the efforts of the professional staff by setting a direction for the district reflective of the community's wishes for its children..."

      "We are people who are committed to public education and understand the role education plays in sustaining our democratic society. We represent the entire community: children, parents, staff, businesses, and all community members."

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    9. Just under 7 hours and 100 Supporters!

      Jasmine Borgatti
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to all our supporters. Keep spreading the word. Let our combined voices be heard!

    10. Reached 100 signatures
    11. Our Deadline For Action!

      Jasmine Borgatti
      Petition Organizer

      Mount Shasta Union School District trustees will make the tough decision whether to consolidate all K-8 students at the Sisson campus during their meeting on Tuesday, March 12.

    12. Reached 50 signatures
    13. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • lorie tuter SUSANVILLE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      The age of the children are to spread out.

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    • Cynthia Hood DERBY, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      I grew up in Mt. Shasta and all my siblings and I attended "The Little School" as we called it. I didn't like when they moved 4th up to the school, young kids need to be seperated from older kids and their influences and such.

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    • Shon Bollock MT. SHASTA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I attended both schools and they should stay as individual entities.

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    • Karen Mattos-Kozak PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      I am in agreement with many of Leslie Marconi's views. This is a historical icon in our community, a known place of security for the kids of the Mount Shasta community. Find a way to keep the building, the symbol as is, while constantly updating the teachings to remain competitive with our world today.

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    • C. Marrone MT. SHASTA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      At this point in time, the community has spoken and it’s overwhelmingly clear that consolidation is not supported and instead the preference is other cost savings measures as is necessary. So, what to do now and how do you know what those cost savings measures are?

      Direct the administration to table this for one year and during that period of time develop a written analysis that includes: a detailed survey for input from staff, parents, and community; survey questions that are written by a committee composed of staff, parents, administration, site council representation, and trustee representation; develop a detailed cost schedule that includes all necessary infrastructure improvements and moving costs; create a site and building plan that lays out student travel, necessary modifications, bathroom facilities, playgrounds, unloading conflicts, etc. Point out specifically how cost savings would be achieved.

      More importantly, direct the administration to develop a written plan of possible ways to increase enrollment and how it would be implemented. Directly solicit input from your staff and parents about what positions and programs they feel have the lowest priorities and what things they are willing to give up in order to keep MSE open, you might be surprised. Publicly share these ideas and prioritize which ones have the most support and an approximation of the savings for each item.

      Given the current economic situation and the general unemployment rate of our county, and the state in general, a parcel tax will be a very tough proposition. This district has not even paid off the last bond measure and Californians just passed proposition 30.

      Above all, be certain that the right questions are asked and then be willing to take the necessary measures that would align with your actions.

      Chris Marrone

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