Out of respect to the privacy of children, I can’t go into details, but my wife and I pulled our daughter out of the Eureka City Schools system because she was unsafe, as are all students. I am critical of charter schools, and some of the local CSs are less than impressive, but we had no options. When Van Vleck started talking about roping the charters back into district control it made me think of Gilead trying to reclaim its children lost to Canada. His leadership comes from another era. And the School Board is blind.

Lost Coast Outpost has some coverage of that last very disappointing meeting where they Board read a prepared “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” statement as the district continues to lose its best talent in teachers and staff.