Frustrated by the unwillingness of Perris Elementary School Board to effectively lead the district to a contract settlement with Perris Elementary Teachers Association (PETA), recall procedures are now beginning in the Perris district. Parents and community members have been continuously shut out of the decision-making process, their concerns regarding their children ignored, while the school board works to minimize their impact through threats and intimidation.
Parents’ rights to attend and speak during public comments has been reduced and their access to meetings diminished by PESD. The board continues to hold meetings in a location that is inadequate to house the crowds anxious for the board to address concerns regarding student supplies and to ensure facilities are updated, clean and safe. Parents’ pleas to end the contract dispute have been ignored.
While parents and community members living within PESD boundaries have now waited six months for a settlement to be negotiated between PETA and PESD, division and dissension continue to grow.
Over the last 6 years, PESD has increased the salary of its superintendent by over 60% while continuously resisting a competitive wage that will keep outstanding teachers from leaving Perris for better pay and benefits in surrounding districts. This inability to effectively carry out the duties of Perris Elementary School Board trustee has led to this a determination to recall the entire board.
This inability to effectively carry out the duties of Perris Elementary School Board trustee has led to a determination to recall the board.