The CCCS saga isn't over just yet

The CCCS saga isn't over just yet

There are 104 comments on the The Paradise Post story from Mar 11, 2010, titled The CCCS saga isn't over just yet. In it, The Paradise Post reports that:

The ongoing saga at the Children's Community Charter School has reached a turning point.

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cccs parent

Chico, CA

#1 Mar 11, 2010
anyone that is interested in finding out more should come to the board study session tonight @ Ponderosa Elm. @ 6pm.
another cccs parent

AOL

#2 Mar 11, 2010
Why go.....people don't get it. No one will ask questions - and even less people will know answers, or be willing to swallow their pride and re-do the wrong. People are in over their head and it's a joke. CCCS is handing over control to PUSD. Who's going to pay for the yard duty - AM / recess / lunch and after school. Who is going to train Chris's replacement...and kiss good bye all the electives...we parents are not a part of TAP and we can't teach a .5 hour class daily - when their classified people are getting that cut. The school - as we know it...is gone. Sad...but like the article said...time to buy a boat before too long...
ammused

Chico, CA

#3 Mar 11, 2010
Wow if I didnt know any better I would think the editor was apart of the previous board! Nice job, Well said!
CCCS mom

Menlo Park, CA

#4 Mar 11, 2010
This is very interesting isn't it? Who is the writer for this column and what is their affiliation with the school, if any. If not, then it is interesting how "outsiders" are viewing this battle and it is clear that the writer disagrees with the reversal of the prior boards vote.

Wake up parents and think on your own. Our electives and yard duty are gone!

The time is now to speak up and not worry about offending your children's teachers, protect your child and have a voice!!!
hello

San Clemente, CA

#5 Mar 11, 2010
"So, for parents who enrolled their children in the charter school to avoid bureaucratic messes that dominate the public schools, and move away from the influence of a teachers' union, we expect they'll find the decision by the CCCS board will increase both."

No, the decision puts the school back to the way it has been all along, since it was first started. In other words, it is now the same school that these parents wanted there children in. Nothing has changed.
JUSTICE WAS SERVED

Oroville, CA

#6 Mar 12, 2010
hello wrote:
"So, for parents who enrolled their children in the charter school to avoid bureaucratic messes that dominate the public schools, and move away from the influence of a teachers' union, we expect they'll find the decision by the CCCS board will increase both."
No, the decision puts the school back to the way it has been all along, since it was first started. In other words, it is now the same school that these parents wanted there children in. Nothing has changed.
Wrong schmuck. Last night was a real eye opener. The original agenda for April 07- July 07, that were stolen, was found. Thjere are going to be heads rolling. We have a thief at our school. The documents that PAC had had been changed by one of there own. Melissa Dewell was telling the truth the whole time and the Incorp. was done completely legal and it was on the agenda in April. It had been approved by all the right people and we do not have tax implications or back fees. The PAC had people sign that petition with not just bad information, but actually doctored information to fit their agenda. All these people that played the law suit card, it was all a lie, there was no agenda by Melissa only an agenda by Ashley Early. By the way all the teachers except for John Christie got a pink slip. I think PUSD is telling you something CCCS. GO INDEPENDENT
hello

San Clemente, CA

#7 Mar 12, 2010
JUSTICE WAS SERVED wrote:
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Wrong schmuck. Last night was a real eye opener. The original agenda for April 07- July 07, that were stolen, was found. Thjere are going to be heads rolling. We have a thief at our school. The documents that PAC had had been changed by one of there own. Melissa Dewell was telling the truth the whole time and the Incorp. was done completely legal and it was on the agenda in April. It had been approved by all the right people and we do not have tax implications or back fees. The PAC had people sign that petition with not just bad information, but actually doctored information to fit their agenda. All these people that played the law suit card, it was all a lie, there was no agenda by Melissa only an agenda by Ashley Early. By the way all the teachers except for John Christie got a pink slip. I think PUSD is telling you something CCCS. GO INDEPENDENT
"Schmuck" Great word. Can't you people be civil. And learn to read. My comment had nothing to do with the corporation. Which by the way, if you were really there last night, you would have learned that we do not have tax implications of back fees because that never formed the corporation properly. And then you expect us to trust their judgement on anything else, such as going independent? I don't think so.
JUSTICE WAS SERVED

Oroville, CA

#8 Mar 12, 2010
hello wrote:
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"Schmuck" Great word. Can't you people be civil. And learn to read. My comment had nothing to do with the corporation. Which by the way, if you were really there last night, you would have learned that we do not have tax implications of back fees because that never formed the corporation properly. And then you expect us to trust their judgement on anything else, such as going independent? I don't think so.
Everyone was told it was formed illegaly and that was the reason the law suit issues were brought up against the old board. Now your changing your tune. This group in charge right now are criminals. One of them doctored up the agenda and than slandered Melissa acting if she had done something wrong. You trust this current board? What about the pinks that where givin out, according to the PAC the district would never do this to this school site. The district is going to reject the new model and where do we stand? It's pretty clear the PUSD board does not want the liability the site bring to them. Did you see the faces on the board members when Cindy read the agenda minutes that were missing? It was priceless. Flat stunned. Who ever changed those documents are puckering right now hoping they are not found out! I hope someone pulls that computer in the office and has it looked at by an investigator, I don't want my child exposed to such deviants that would stoop this low to get there way!!!!!!
hello

San Clemente, CA

#9 Mar 12, 2010
JUSTICE WAS SERVED wrote:
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Everyone was told it was formed illegaly and that was the reason the law suit issues were brought up against the old board. Now your changing your tune. This group in charge right now are criminals. One of them doctored up the agenda and than slandered Melissa acting if she had done something wrong. You trust this current board? What about the pinks that where givin out, according to the PAC the district would never do this to this school site. The district is going to reject the new model and where do we stand? It's pretty clear the PUSD board does not want the liability the site bring to them. Did you see the faces on the board members when Cindy read the agenda minutes that were missing? It was priceless. Flat stunned. Who ever changed those documents are puckering right now hoping they are not found out! I hope someone pulls that computer in the office and has it looked at by an investigator, I don't want my child exposed to such deviants that would stoop this low to get there way!!!!!!
This group in charge are criminals? You have no proof. You are the slanderer. And PAC never said that. PAC was and is only about the dependent/independent issue.
JUSTICE WAS SERVED

Oroville, CA

#10 Mar 12, 2010
hello wrote:
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This group in charge are criminals? You have no proof. You are the slanderer. And PAC never said that. PAC was and is only about the dependent/independent issue.
Who else wanted Melissa out? The truth will come out of who changed the document, trust that and there will be recourse! Somebody with a bone to pick with Melissa intentionaly changed the documents to make there point and fullfill there agenda. PAC pushed this agenda and made the accusations that Melissa illegaly unilateraly filed the Incorp. Straight from Ashley's mouth. This turned out to be a bold faced lie. Members of PAC also told parents all the teachers where going to loose there jobs if we went independent, another bold faced lie, they had a choice to stay with the district. You are a shill for the PAC it is obvious. Explain to me how there decision to stay with PUSD, who made it clear they don't want the liability, makes sense? We have a charter, but can't do a thing do to the district controlling our funding. All the grand ideas Mike brought last night are unattainable do to the PUSD budget problems. They will not fund our ideas and if you saw the teachers when he asked them last night if they were willing to do what it took to secure funding none of them stood up. A few head nods, but silence from the teachers. The teachers are unwilling to step up. We need to be in control of our own future and seperate from the district.
another cccs parent

AOL

#11 Mar 12, 2010
Pac is only about the dependent/ independent issue ? Hmmm Did they advise all the teachers about the contracts that at least 4 of the teachers were ready to sign ? Did PAC tell people that ? Did the only pac/teacher member share all the info ....or is there any possibility of a conflict of interest there ???
Another CCCS Mom

Chico, CA

#12 Mar 12, 2010
The majority of the parents signed the petition to save the teachers because we wanted our teachers to stay - and the teachers themselves said they would not stay if they could no longer be employed by PUSD. The individuals and stories you've concocted are irrelevant and untrue- but most importantly - IRRELEVANT. We are a population of educated, caring, and involved parents. The only mistake that the first board made that I know for sure was to steadfastly refuse to include the parents of the school in their decision making process, and furthermore, ignore any requests to explain their decision. These requests were made over years and by many different parents. Our teachers are awesome - our parent group and students are awesome, and we have a proven track record of academic excellence. I love being at CCCS. Regarding PUSD and the budget- PUSD wants our success and us not being the Teachers employer allows us to have a wonderfully collaborative relationship like we've always had. Being independent would not make us immune to the budget cuts - every school is paid per student. In closing, there are fewer than 10 malcontents - you are just louder and more aggressive than the average person chooses to be and your insistence about making this personal is just wrong on every level. PS- The globally focused education standard Mr. Ettner presented was truly exciting - and yes - we will do it.
To Muckin fuch

United States

#13 Mar 12, 2010
Parents, good parents that is of CCCS. Are you ready to take back your school? It's time PAC is put in it's place. Let's recall the PAC planted board, NOW. Monday is a meeting at 3:15 at the school.If you ever wanted to be heard now is the time. Let's flush out the poision at our school, teachers and parents.
The previous board,(who I might add did not resign properly, so it's not valid) was looking at the good of the children, your children when they made thier well thought out move to independence. The poision at our school lead everyone to beleive that Melisa and the board had a plan to take over the school. Look who really had a plan, the very poision we need to get out of our school!
Mom of Three

Vernonia, OR

#14 Mar 12, 2010
hello wrote:
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This group in charge are criminals? You have no proof. You are the slanderer. And PAC never said that. PAC was and is only about the dependent/independent issue.
Slander is spoken.
Libel is written.
CCCS Parent

Chico, CA

#15 Mar 12, 2010
I think this has become too big of a issue for the uneducated mothers with time on their hands.There is a place for volunteers but it has become painfully obvious that they should not be on the board to make these kind of decisions. They got in way over their heads, and for one person to have that much power is inconceivable. It has cost the school dearly. I am not sure who should be handling this at this point. No, not the teachers, the principle? or the Paradise school board?I do know the past board did the best they could under the circumstances and were thinking of the kid so in the end maybe they are the best qualified despite the fact that the average board member didn't get past high school.What a hoot.
Movin on

Menlo Park, CA

#16 Mar 12, 2010
I know everyone wants this to end but it just won't until proper apologies have taken place. If Ray Dalton, Joe and Ashley Earley, John Christie, Shelly Kiefer, Kelly Jensen and other individuals who I have personally heard accuse Melissa and the previous board of wrong doing would just apologize, this might be put to rest so we can move on.
Investigation needed

Menlo Park, CA

#17 Mar 12, 2010
Ummm Hello out there! Parents do you realize what has actually gone on here? Someone took the minutes from the book in Mr. Ettner's office. Someone used Mr. Christ's password and tampered with the minutes that were saved on the computer in the conference room. Who could this someone be?

Only a select few have keys to the office so this was definately and inside job.

My guess is a teacher who we have worked so hard to "save" is the criminal here and I am pissed off!

Parents let's ban together NOW and demand an investigation into who did this! Experts can figure out the exact date and time that those files were tampered with and if it was on a weekend, I can guarantee you it was a TEACHER!!

Mr. Dalton had no problem threatening an investigation and parents we should not either! Help me out here and whoever would be interested in pursuing this please respond.

This does not matter what "side" you are on, we all deserve the right to know who is the criminal that is teaching our children!
pre schoolparent

Chico, CA

#18 Mar 12, 2010
Is there still a waiting list? Hoping this will all be worked out in a year or two so my kids will benefit from the time that will pass and things settle down. I have been excited about my kids going to this school but after reading all of this i am leery of what is going on. Can someone please explain and reassure me that it will no way disturb my child's education and well being.Are the children aware of what is going on or,hopefully they are oblivious of it all. I suspect that is the case.I hope the parents ,teachers and admin are keeping it from them as much as possible.Like i said, i am looking forward to getting involved. I also have a college degree in Education so can contribute something.future board member, no, sounds like they have been raked through hell and back.
apologize

Chico, CA

#19 Mar 12, 2010
and why would they do that????
Melissa Dewell

United States

#20 Mar 12, 2010
To the parents of CCCS that have supported me and stood up for me, thank you! Thank you for believing in me and knowing that I spoke the truth and worked very hard to take our school in the right direction.With ownership of our school property in jeopardy and our teachers getting pink slips I CAN ONLY HOPE that now people will understand why we did what we did! I was unable to communicate to our parents because of threatening litigation against me, my fellow board members, and our school! Our charter attorneys advised that we keep quiet and stand by our decision and that is what we did! The four of us worked hard on contracts,insurance and benefit packages to then be told that none of our staff cared or were interested in our offers! Please people understand after 13 years serving CCCS I would never do anything to jeopardize the students, teachers or parents of CCCS!

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