There are reports of intrigue, drama and politics on the campus of LaTijera K-8 Academy of Excellence. Since the installation of new Principal Rose there are complaints about the cohesiveness of the team.
One parent noted that their now twenty-one year old grand daughter recalls going through the lost and found with Ms. Miller, looking for her lost umbrella when she was a 4th grader at the old LaTijera campus. The past four years has reportedly presented a near fairy tale scenario on the new campus. We have seen youngsters move through the Pre-K experience into third and forth grades. There have been boys that played their hearts out on the home basketball court and move on the such prestigious High School Basketball Programs as Monteverde Preparatory school, in Florida and St. Bernard Catholic school, in nearby Los Angeles. Parents report having seen members of the teaching staff move along with their students from one grade to another, while others have retired along with office staff. At each step of the way, Ms. Subrena Miller has been a staple in the process.
Ms. Miller has been planted at the front gate greeting each arriving student and their parents, mostly by name. She has been on hand when parents come into the office looking for any type of information, coordination their patent hours, arrange meetings with staff and teachers.
One minute she was there for everyone and suddenly she was gone. No smile. No hugs. There was little in the way of liaison interdiction. Others tried to fill in, but their cadence was not the same, and the joy was gone. The parents broke up into little clicks, “for” or “against” some imaginary partisan persuasions.
Remember the grandparents that I mentioned earlier. These folks are the glue that holds the neighborhood together. They are longtime residents of the community that have raised their children in the ISD and are dutifully assisting their now adult children in the upbringing of the next generation of LaTijera Tigers. These are the folks that drop the kids off in the morning and sit in the PTA meetings. These are the folks that coordinate child pickups and office maneuvering. Now when they arrive in the office, there is often nobody sitting where Ms. Wise used to hold court. The volunteer situation has been redirected to the new Parent-Something-or-other office down at the far end of the campus. Parents have lost contact with Ms. Miller. She no longer has a telephone in her office, and most parents fear that their volunteer hours are not being properly audited because they do not have time go down to the Parent-Something-or-other office, to see the books, or in many cases they have physical impairments that make it difficult to walk all the way down there, only to find that the liaison is elsewhere.
There seem to be few answers. The factions have lined up in their opposing corners, staff and families alike. If you have something to add to this discussion that is not likely to go away, please join the discussion here at www.1man1vote.com