Mona's Musings

Mona Davidson, DSTA PresidentTeaching is THE Priority!

It's getting down to the wire now!  Only a few days left before Election Day on November 8th!  I encourage all members to vote their values!  Remember to vote #Yeson55!  This will enable us to continue the progress we have been able to make under Prop 30.  It is still a temporary tax, and isn't a new tax at all.  Our district alone would stand to lose $36 million in the first year.  We must pass Prop 55. 

We also have a very important School Board Election. The teachers of Desert Sands recommends to it's members and the public to vote for Wendy Jonathan, Trustee Area 1; Christin Castellanos, Trustee Area 3; and Linda Porras for Trustee Area 4.   Check out this ad that DSTA to promote these excellent candidates:

We have seen the poorly planned and even more poorly executed actions on the part of the current administration.  Look at the closing of Adams!  What a disaster.  They 'closed' a school with almost 400 students because of declining enrollment against the protests of the families impacted.  Then voila!  They reopened it as an Early Childhood Education Center serving under 150 students without considering or planning for the implications of same!  The facilities were not designed to serve students that young and no one made any arrangements for retro-fitting the school for the little ones.

If you're not on the DSTA Facebook page it is a good source of information.  We encourage everyone to "like" this page along with the Mona Davidson DSTA President; and the parent page Community Supporting Desert Sands Teachers.  These also have up to the moment information.  For all your tweeters out there, follow @DSTAUnion on Twitter. 

In solidarity,


Mona Davidson


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DSTA Teacher of the Year 2015

Thanks to Jose Alcala, CTA District O Board Member for attending our Teacher of the Year event and bringing with him Mark Young, CTA Region IV Manager AND  CTA President Dean Vogel! 



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