Thank you for bringing to light a number of issues with our current Superintendent Dr. Carmen Garcia. I wish I could say these were the only problems created by Morgan Hill Unified School District’s superintendent, but the unfortunate truth is, that list goes on.
Academic and safety concerns are not being addressed and do not seem to be a priority. Our superintendent’s agenda seems to be focused on social change/activism. While this may sound positive to some, I want to remind the reader that California public schools are failing. Attendance rates and academic achievement are plummeting.
Last year, teachers, students and parents got off to a rough start when schools changed the start/end times to become nearly the same time. Parents struggled to get their elementary, middle school and high school children to school, with each school having nearly concurrent start times.
Schools were a giant mess as buses, daycare services and parents scrambled to transport their children. Not enough parking coupled with the impossible task of needing to be at multiple locations!
Surely Dr. Garcia did not get input from teachers or parents when making this logistically flawed decision.
Additionally, our younger students’ learning day was extended and many children struggled to get through the long days. They came home exhausted and starving. Behavior problems escalated as students were pushed beyond their limits.
Does our superintendent care? It seems not, as these problems still exist.
As this new school year began, employees of MHUSD once again witnessed misdirected and ineffective leadership from our superintendent. Welcoming back teachers/staff seemed to be more of a PR event for Dr. Garcia.
Superintendent Garcia’s behavior demonstrates a lack of respect toward employees, conditional care for students and a disregard for parents’ concerns. It is time our school community came together to ask for her resignation.
After Dr. Garcia served only two years at San Marcos Unified School District, they lost nearly half of its teaching staff in one year and nearly 300 parents demanded action against her.
MHUSD, now it’s our turn. We can and should do better for our children. We are calling for Superintendent Garcia to resign!
Concerned MHUSD parent