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Sequoia district cautiously begins search for new superintendent

Original post made on Nov 15, 2020

The Sequoia Union High School District has begun the task of replacing Superintendent Mary Streshly, who was ousted this fall after teachers and administrators called for her firing.

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Posted by Local Parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 15, 2020 at 11:27 am

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So what will become of:
1) the hybrid reopening plan that many parents and students are still desperate for, the outsized influence of the teachers union, and
2) Tide Academy, bolstered by the friendship with Streshly, and then besot with turmoil? In the open house, they mentioned they had only ~50 students in the 2nd class out of the 100 planned. I'd like to consider it for my kids, but really need to know why parents are rejecting it and what is changing to address those concerns.

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 15, 2020 at 7:03 pm

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Hybrid learning with in class time? You can forget it for this school year. The teachers' union calls the shots.

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Posted by susannahID
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm

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The Board is right to ask questions about why the last search process resulted in a short tenure. My observation watching the SUHSD Board with Dr Streshly is that she and her team presented recommendations with insufficient supporting information and analysis and that the Board did not press for more and better work before their decisions. Instead they pushed ahead. The Board did not criticize her work in cases where in their shoes I would have. The Board did not lead and exercise the supervision that they were elected to provide on behalf of the community.

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