Shortly after 6 p.m. tonight, the school board will ratify Mystery Map G, their preferred map choice for drawing new boundaries for trustee Areas. This is as certain as the sunrise.

They will do so with little internal discussion, preferring instead to just get it over with. That’s one of the reasons they’re taking the vote in a special meeting tonight and not during the regularly scheduled board meeting just a week away.

The board’s public discussion on the merits of the map choices has been almost non-existent. The “community meetings” they held were labeled that way to give them the freedom to stay mum during the entire series of events. Imagine… An issue this big and the board purposely chose to refrain from any public comments during any of the meetings.

If anyone needed just one reason why more people are getting fed up with this school board, that would be it.

All of the talking prior to the vote will not change their minds – the fix has been in since Mystery Map G was created. But there is still tremendous value in showing up and speaking. It is valuable if only to let them know that they are not fooling all of the people all of the time, and to let them know that there is a growing group of people who are fed up with their irresponsibility and lack of accountability.

6:00 2985 Bear St., Costa Mesa. There should be plenty of parking because the notice of this meeting was issued only last Friday. And that’s another issue…

Steve Smith
Taxpayer, N-MUSD