Here’s what RVSD, during a time of fiscal crisis, continues to spend vital resources on.

The attack on the Charter continues even though the community was assured that all anybody wanted was for them to obtain their own facility, which they did.

It should be noted that one person from the community brought these unfounded accusations to the district and the RVSD school board paid a law firm to formalize them. As stated in RVC’s response, the documents are the same documents obtained by that community member in a public records request to RVC. To our knowledge, that person has no official position with the district and has no children in local schools.
RVSD has no power to demand corrective action at this time, particularly since the accusations are unproven.

As a result of the foregoing, the District issues this Notice of Violation. Accordingly, the District provides the Charter School with an opportunity to cure the alleged violations for a period of thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this Notice ending Monday, October 5, 2020. Due to the serious nature of the fiscal and governance mismanagement concerns, and its failure to serve all students who wish to attend, as identified herein, the District requires that RVC’s corrective actions in response to this Notice of Violation include the following:

  1. Return all Paycheck Protection Program loan monies received to date and close out the loan.
  2. Remove Conn Hickey from his position as RVC Business Official.
  3. Remove Luke Duchene as Executive Director.
  4. Take all steps needed to replace the current Board of Directors and provide new Directors with mandatory Brown Act training.
  5. Complete all required renovations to satisfy ADA facility access requirements for the RVC school site located at 102 Marinda Drive, Fairfax, California including ADA compliance and fire and life safety compliance.
  6. Complete all other renovations/improvements in compliance with applicable state and local building enforcement agencies with jurisdiction in the area where RVC is (The failure to RVC to make necessary renovations, including for fire and life safety compliance, also demonstrates RVC’s fiscal and governance mismanagement.) that are necessary for RVC to be authorized to serve students in person at the RVC school site.
  7. Establish a plan for compensatory education for disabled students deprived of in-person instruction. The District will require documented confirmation of each corrective action.
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Tom F.
Tom F.
September 9, 2020 9:53 pm

Attack and destroy – that’s the only game RVSD has. Stand has NEVER “stood with” the community’s schools. Just one big scam to distract from RVSD absence of vision.

Actually, the only thing they are building is a new RVSD district office…maybe no one will
notice if they flood the news cycle with this latest bs.

Rebel Yell Nope Manic Therapist
Rebel Yell Nope Manic Therapist
September 8, 2020 2:55 pm

Robin Goldman waxes endlessly on social media against the Ross Valley Charters unelected board and a lack of local taxpayer accountability. Oh the irony! Goldman is unelected and not on RVSD payroll yet instigates and leads endless malicious and unfounded accusations and subsequent RVSD actions against MAP and RVC. Sly and shifty Goldman always works behind the curtain. This costs schools hundreds of thousands if not millions of wasted education dollars. This threatens hundreds of our brown skin neighbor’s classrooms, friendships, community, safety, sense of belonging and significant academic progress. Can we fire Goldman? Can we unseat her? NOPE. Hey… Read more »

Ellen T
Ellen T
September 8, 2020 2:10 pm

Ridiculous over-reach and a disgusting final chapter to the reign of Capron. Was Goldman paid by the district or the attorney for the research? Very strange because an anonymous community member was referenced in the attorney letter but a claim was made that the district’s research was independent. So which is it? Did the district pay the attorney for 100 pages of research – and, if so, how did the attorney get a hold of all this data without her own FOI requests or, contrary to the attorney’s written claim, did she use information provided by Goldman?

September 8, 2020 1:41 pm

It’s frustrating and sad that one angry person (I assume in cahoots with either the superintendent, school board or both) can keep using resources that should go to their kids and instead get spent on some kind of personal vendetta.

September 20, 2020 2:49 am
Reply to  Anonymous

Once again (a parent, without kids in district schools) sets RVSD up to spend thousands of dollars. ADA work had been in the works for months, yet RVSD could not bother to have a conversation with the charter. Instead, they spread false claims because they think that makes them sound better. Perhaps they should question why parents are pulling out of RVSD, possibly it’s for such poor behavior. 200 fewer kids and counting. We hear they need another $500,000. for their new $5 million dollar administration building and have to borrow because they are broke. Yet have no problem wasting… Read more »