>Sonora / Tuolumne News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown | Union Democrat

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Home arrow Opinion arrow Letters arrow Letters to the editor for Jan. 24, 2012

Letters to the editor for Jan. 24, 2012

Columbia Elementary

To The Editor:
    In 2010, Columbia Elementary School Superintendent John Pendley set in motion a scenario in which his son, Brennan Pendley, was employed as an after school aide. Since Brennan Pendley was purportedly unqualified for the position, one can assume that Superintendent Pendley waived employment requirements to assure his acceptance. Subsequently, Brennan Pendley sent lewd text messages to a 14 year old student and at some point engaged in a sexual relationship with the student in the classroom. When authorities began investigating after being notified of purported criminal activity on school grounds, Superintendent Pendley arranged to have his son take a job at a neighboring school.
    Brennan Pendley committed crimes and is now is jail. What about Superintendent Pendley? He’s still on the job.
    When a school superintendent waives employment standards, one expects them to take responsibility for the outcome. Waivers when relatives are involved just seem wrong. When a school superintendent learns that an employee is under criminal investigation, wouldn’t the employee be placed on suspension versus arranging to have the employee hired by a neighboring school?
    Superintendent Pendley must be terminated.
    Also, what’s the deal with Board Chairman Segerstrom? His statement to critics of the board: “show some integrity before you come next time” was over the top, reflecting the arrogant contempt public entity boards have toward the public in general. Also, having teachers help circle the wagons to protect their superintendent seems more like part of a cover up effort versus doing the right thing. Just who is lacking integrity?
    Recall the entire board?
        Ray Anderson
        Sonora 

Follow UnionDemocrat.com

Get Today's Top Headlines to your inbox

The Union Democrat print edition

The Union Democrat 08/29/15

View Paper

The Union Democrat is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Tuesday through Saturday. E-Edition or Print Plus subscribers have full access.

Subscribe

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

View all The Union Democrat print publications

Weekender by The Union Democrat

Weekly Arts and entertainment guide for Calaveras and Tuolumne counties

Weekender 08/27/15

View Guide

Available online every Friday or get it early in Thursday's print edition.

View past copies of the weekender

News
Local / Sports / Business / Stocks / News of Record / State / Nation/World / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters
Photos
Union Democrat Photos / Community Photos /
Classifieds
Search Classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Homes / Rentals / Place an Ad
Online Extras
Weather / Local Business Links / Community Links / Photo Reprints
Union Democrat
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map

© Copyright 2001 - 2015 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use