I have been a longtime Alum Rock resident and what I saw go down Thursday night at the Alum Rock Union School District Board of Trustees meeting was like being in a Third World country.
Despite the pleas of the community, despite an advisory letter by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, despite the fact that ARUSD is under investigation by the District Attorney and the Securities and Exchange Commission, board members Esau Hererra, Khanh Tran and Dolores Marquez voted to hire Del Terra’s hand-picked lawyer, Maribel Medina. Tran couldn’t even remember the firm’s name, but he remembered how he was supposed to vote.
And then, while the community was reeling from the first decision, the same three board members voted to issue more bonds while we’re under SEC investigation, after our bond rating has been lowered to junk status because of these board members.
District Attorney Jeff Rosen, are you out there? These three board members are destroying our kids’ education and our community. Please help.
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