In the 32 years I have lived in Costa Mesa, I cannot recall a time when our school district made the news beyond the Daily Pilot and the Register as many times as it has in the past five years.

Whether it’s the prom draft, grade hacking, tainted musical instruments, rats on campus, and more, the string is unprecedented.

It’s occurring because we are experiencing a crisis in leadership, one that can only be corrected by electing new trustees with no allegiance to the existing trustees or the status quo.

In the meantime, here are links to three key clips you should watch:

Costa Mesa Brief:
Sandy Asper:
Steve Smith