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We will not yield to attorney's tactics


Last updated 11/14/2013 at Noon

We are proud to serve as governing board members of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. Our mission is to serve the children of this community to ensure that every child will succeed in high school, college, and career.

Over the last two years under the leadership of our Superintendent, Candace Singh, our students have made significant academic gains due to the work and commitment of our employees. This board has raised the bar to improve the academic performance of our schools. Change is not always easy; it requires clear vision and leadership. The recent accomplishments of our students are a reflection of these efforts and will continue to grow in the future.

It was troubling to read the reporting of what occurred in a trial that never finished. The jury in our case had not heard all of the evidence, had not been instructed on the applicable law, nor had begun deliberations. The individual suing the district had not even testified.

That an attorney would utilize the newspaper to coerce a settlement by attempting to embarrass this board and district is deeply disturbing. We will not yield to such tactics. We fully support the district leadership who were viciously attacked by an attorney whose motivation is so obvious.

We look forward to a new trial where the district will prevail in its decision to terminate a management employee for dishonest and immoral conduct. We are proud of our school district, our students, and the accomplishments of our employees.

Patrick Rusnell, governing board president

Patty de Jong, governing board vice president

Maurice F. Bernier, Ed.D., governing board clerk

Lisa Masten, governing board member

Siegrid I. Stillman, governing board member

Fallbrook Union Elementary School District


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