We’ve Heard 10/10/18 | 12:16pm

We've Heard 10/10/18  |  12:16pmWe’ve heard from folks at White Hill that a number of Stand folks showed up to take the prospective enrollment tour. I guess we’re all hoping that was because they were sincere and were considering RVC for their children. In these times let’s hope their motives were as exemplary as what we are all looking for in our national dialog.

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Matty
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Matty

Are you kidding me! I have no skin in this disaster, but that’s low.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Two Stand women were in front of school handing out Stand flyers telling people not to sign Intent to Enroll forms. Two other Stand women went on the tour along with several prospective parents.

These are seriously desperate people. They must feel incredibly threatened and angry. Sad.

Julie Quater
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Julie Quater

My question to them would be why? I honestly don’t think they see the adolescent quality to their behavior. I’ve seen it in board meetings, trustee communications, inappropriate demonstrations directed toward children, and vicious statements on social media. And now this. Part of me feels horrible for them, how difficult it must be. And since I can’t imagine their child’s education is any different than it was before the charter, the anger must come from a deeply personal storm.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It’s a little hard to imagine what is going on in the minds of folks who – when reviewing their day — feel a sense of accomplishment regarding the number of pre-k parents, parents of kids being poorly served where they are, or immigrant parents whose kids are falling between the cracks they successfully harassed and intimidated

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Most of these rabid Stand members are wealthy and have too much time on their hands. They have found a cause and they are stubbornly continuing to fight, even making themselves look like fools and bullies.

Can you imagine trying to convince your neighbors where they should send their children to school by intimidating them, feeding them false information, and threatening their businesses? That’s what’s going on in our previously wonderful community. So many people are disgusted by this behavior.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

But they think they’re fighting a holy war with Bagley as the supreme leader

Move on Ross Valley
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Move on Ross Valley

I have long opposed the idea of a charter in our community, and have supported Stand vocally and financially.

But I’ve had enough. We’ve gone too far. What these people are doin is sick and I don’t support it.

Taking my sign down, as I can’t associate with these people.

Katherine S.
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Katherine S.

Took my sign down a month ago AND removed the magnet off my car. I can’t be apart of this group any longer.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It would be great if more people would put down their “weapons.” We can all live peacefully. All our kids can go to excellent schools, and we can coexist without judgment.

Susie
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Susie

I wish for our community to move on and be the open minded, progressive community it appeared to be when I chose to move my family here 5 years ago. These signs (and the obvious Stand/RVSD alliance) are not only hurtful to families and children, but distasteful and petty – there should be better ways to solve our community problems. Attacking a friend and neighbor with signs, paraphernalia, car magnets and protests needs to stop. This divisiveness needs to stop. All schools can thrive. Choice is ok. And a good thing. Put your focus and energy back into what you… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Article in the MarinIJ this morning reminiscent of a time when RVSD actually valued collaboration and transparency – and believed that diverse viewpoints improved things. Didn’t matter much that “collaboration” wasn’t in the RVSD logo as it is now. What a joke. https://www.marinij.com/2018/10/14/novato-district-weighs-potential-elementary-school-closure/ No way the current governance group would ever risk a real community process for anything, much less discuss the wisdom of closing a site even if it were necessary. Not saying it is – but it would be an impossible thing to even consider if enrollment dips – because it’s inconsistent with the only clear objective: to… Read more »

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There were NOT several prospective parents on those tours, In fact, there was only one from San Rafael. The community members that took the tour were quiet, respectful and genuinely interested in learning more about the school and what they offer that is so special. RVC is funded by local tax $$ and there is no reason why any community member shouldn’t be welcomed on that tour. Get your facts right and stop spreading lies and misinformation. Perhaps ask the director of the school if you don’t believe me.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

WRONG. There were several parents on the tour last week, including one district family that chose to sign an Intent to Enroll form at the conclusion of the tour.

There absolutely IS a reason that “any community member shouldn’t be welcomed on that tour.” Stand members are actively working to destroy RVC, and are therefore not welcome inside its classrooms. It doesn’t feel safe to children or teachers who know what Stand is doing every day to undermine RVC’s viability. They can schedule a meeting with the director to learn more.

No one believes your BS!

Anonymous
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Serious misinformation going around. No wonder parents don’t know what’s up, or down for that matter.