"We are working with administrators to review rules and how situations are handled," Antioch Unified School District Superintendent Deborah Sims assured the more than 30 people at Lone Tree Elementary School last week. "Safety is of the essence.
"I feel confident that this year you will see some positive changes. Just hang in there. I am committed to making these changes. My core belief is that a great district is an inclusive district."
School board member Walter Ruehlig said, "The board, administration, teachers and classified staff can't do it alone. It takes a village."
Afterwards he said, "I felt the first forum was a smashing success because the public saw first-hand why we hired Dr. Sims. She walks the walk of collaboration. To meet her is to realize she is genuinely accessible, affable, bright, engaging and inspiring. I appreciated that the forum was not manipulated, as people were encouraged to freely speak their minds."
Sims encourages parents, students and anyone interested in helping the local schools to attend the upcoming forums. The next one will be held Sept. 25 at Kimball Elementary School, followed by a forum Sept. 28 at Dallas Ranch Middle School and Oct. 3 at Park Middle School. All begin at 7 p.m. sharp.
For more information, call the Antioch Unified School District at 706-4100.