Dear PUSD board members:
I attended the Feb. 22 board meeting, but I had to leave early. I am thankful that I left. It is unreasonable to have a board agenda that “saves” the major issue until the end of the night. It was my understanding that the layoff vote was not announced until almost 11 p.m.
The paper ran an editorial that discussed the poorly planned agendas and the fact that attendees are held hostage waiting for news of important items. Clearly, the paper’s message was ignored.
At the previous board meeting the personnel vote regarding layoffs was carried over to the special meeting scheduled for Feb. 22. Many people attended these meetings for that particular item. I know that you do not set the agenda, but I wish that you would discuss the placement of items of public interest on future agendas.