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by Robert Simoni, Palo Alto High School,
on Apr 21, 2009
On March 16, I reported my observations of problems with the Paly athletic program to Superintendent Skelly and Paly Principal McEvoy. Other than an acknowledgment from Principal McEvoy, there has been no action. When pressed, she responded that there were "procedures" to follow. Eventually, we were told that any action would require a formal complaint. How this is different from my original complaint is not clear. A "formal" complaint was filed with the District and again no action. Eventually there was a meeting with Principal McEvoy and again were told that there were "procedures" to follow. District and School administrators; Superintendent Skelly, Principal McEvoy, Asst. Principal Berkston and Athletic Director Hansen, all share collective irresponsibility. (Similar problems at Gunn High School recently were resolved quickly.) Clearly, this is a strategy to get to the end of the season thus avoiding any responsibility. Our kids deserve better!
Sincerely, Robert Simoni