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Petition to Kings Local School Board

Virtual Classes led by our Teachers for Kings Local Schools (Ohio)

We are asking parents that are considering Option 2 (or 3) for online learning  at Kings to sign this petition to advocate that the school board provide Kings Teacher Lead virtual learning as opposed to out-sourced virtual learning.  We are not asking that teachers teaching in a physical classroom teach online kids too.  We are asking that the same % of teachers are allocated to the same % of kids choosing online.  Its that simple.  If you are signing, consider adding the number of kids you represent and their grades and school as a comment.  My wife and I have a 3rd grader at KME and a 5th grader entering CIS. Dozens if not hundreds of districts are allocating the % of teachers to the % of students who opted for online learning. This is simple math. An easy example. 100 kids in a grade, 5 teachers. 20 kids per class. 20 kids choose option two. 1 teacher teaches them, the other 4 do in class. Sure, it gets slightly more complicated with less simple numbers, but that is a solveable problem. Schlepping those of us who cannot do option 1 for any myriad of reasons, including preexisting conditions for anyone in the family, elder care, work scheduling issues or any other legitimate reason is un-accept-able. We, as parents, believe that our children's educational needs will be better met by interacting with their classmates and teachers, even in a virtual setting.   We, as parents believe that there are better options available, especially if there is transparency around the modelling that was done to predict class sizes, etc. We, as parents, believe that we are willing to pitch in and make this happen. Sign this petition to tell the school board that we need another option for our children, as the existing, proposed options are not the full answer to the challenges we are facing as a community. Thanks for reading and voting. -  Matt Fredericks (Parent of a 3rd and 5th grader) #kingsstrong!  

Matthew Fredericks
40 supporters
Update posted 26 minutes ago

Petition to Richard Valdez - Fairgrounds Board President

Stop Ill-Conceived Fairgrounds Proposal to Build 1,200 Units for Homeless Mega Development

There is a proposal to build up to 1,200 modular units for the homeless at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This proposal has been advanced by a little-known LA real estate developer, Fixx Solutions, with no track record in such projects to a mismanaged and financially desperate Fairgrounds. The public has been intentionally kept in the dark on the proposal and the details. This is not right. For homeless programs to be successful, they need to include dignified housing, a wide array of support services, convenient transit and transportation, credible management, and most critically, the strong support and input of the local community. This proposal lacks all these criteria. Finally, the proposal falls well outside the commonly understood mandate of California state fairgrounds and further pressures the ecologically sensitive flood plain of the San Dieguito River Valley. This proposal is deeply ill-conceived on multiple levels. Homelessness is a serious humanitarian and social problem, and many of us are passionately committed to ending it, but this proposal is not the right way to go about it. This proposal does a disservice to the cause because it has had zero local input, has virtually no local support, and is a significant over-reach with an absurd 1,200 proposed units. We need to let the Fairgrounds board and executive leadership know that this proposal is unacceptable for the surrounding communities. We also need to send similar messages to the City Councils and leadership of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, and Encinitas. If you agree, please sign this petition and forward on to others. Together, we can make our voices heard and terminate this terrible idea before it goes any further. For additional information: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/del-mar/story/2020-06-21/fairgrounds-officials-advance-plan-for-homeless-veterans-housing

Daniel Quirk
2,774 supporters
Update posted 26 minutes ago

Petition to James Gerstner, Matthew Teglash, Michael Sweeton

Do not Renew Optimum Contract in Orange County

The undersigned residents of the Town of Warwick, Orange County, New York, request the ISP contract with Cablevision/Optimum/Altice not be renewed as their service is deplorable. Residents experience unreliable high-speed internet service with a consistent, significant, degradation in speed and reliability.  With the advent of COVID-19 the increase in demand for reliable broadband service is an imperative. In September, when children will be compelled to learn remotely, and parents will be obligated to telework more frequently, the demands on the network will not be sufficient to meet the needs of our residents. In addition to a network insufficient to meet local needs, their Customer Service Center is inadequately staffed.  Hold times to reach a representative often substantially exceed 1-hour. Managerial staff do not typically return calls as promised and there is no way to contact them directly.  As an ISP it is incredulous that supervisors and managers are not provided an email address for customer communication. The only way to get status of an open ticket is to waste hours on the phone calling the call center and demanding assistance. As the only local high-speed broadband ISP, residents have no alternative provider. Cablevision/Optimum/Altice have exhibited a long-standing indifference to their customers. They have no incentive to provide a better experience as they are aware residents have no other viable options. During the term of their current contract Cablevision/Optimum/Altice actions have strongly demonstrated they have no intention or motivation to increase capacity, service levels, or reliability while increasing our rates.  Their actions should not be rewarded with another contract.

Rob Horowitz
357 supporters