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by Mommy, Walnut Grove Elementary School,
on Apr 27, 2014
Why were there so many people at the Walnut Grove PTA Elections on Thursday night, yet, at the last minute almost the whole nominated Slate pulled out? The slate seemed like very experienced women who do a lot for the school. I see all of them volunteering at the school all the time. What makes this concerning is the mom next to me said many parents have been told certain teachers don't like certain parents and don't support them being a "PTA Volunteer". What? Don't like a volunteer? Do we have a group of "Mean Girl" teachers? I thought it was odd till I looked around and saw how many teachers were at the meeting. I have never seen so many teachers at a PTA election! This is scary if they are trying to influence or intimidate the PTA, since the Walnut Grove PTA Board oversees an average of $50,000+ of parent donated money. This year there was talk of PTA taking some of that money and it going to PPIE, who then gives it to PUSD to hire more teachers. What in the world is going on? The issues seem to go on and on at this school...first, our Walnut Grove principle, then our Walnut Grove nurse, then a Walnut Grove substitute teacher, now the Walnut Grove PTA?