Friday, March 6, 2009


Attention Parents, Homeowners, and Taxpayers!

Help us fight to save Dunlap! The proposal to close Dunlap Elementary affects us all regardless of whether or not you have children at the school. Our property value will plummet if Dunlap is abandoned, and it will become a cesspool covered in graffiti and filled with vagrants and troublemakers. Don’t let the school district punish taxpayers for the district’s inability to manage our money!The school district is spending $200,000 a year to lease turf for the high school football field and yet they can’t afford to keep Dunlap open. Contact the school board and tell them to get their priorities straight!All of your phone calls, emails, and letters are working – the school board has taken Dunlap off the chopping block for now, but they are going to decide the fate of the school at a later date. They are trying to wear us down, but we will not stop fighting. Contact your elected board members today. Tell them that closing Dunlap is not an option!Offer the school board other cost cutting options such as:-Cuts at the district level-Furlough days for district employees-Across the board salary cuts-Eliminate TOAs (Teachers On Assignment)-Eliminate administrator cell phones-Delay the adoption of new textbooks-Reconstruct school boundaries to make all schools smaller and thus eliminating the need for assistant principals-Eliminate home to school transportation – on the district website it is said that this alone would save $860,000Don’t be fooled by the district’s claim that Dunlap is not cost efficient or that it doesn’t have enough students. This year the district sent a third of Dunlap’s students to fill the brand new multi-million dollar Chapman Heights Elementary. That is why Dunlap is the smallest school in the district and why it costs more per student to operate. Tell the district to bring our students back to Dunlap and to stop fudging the numbers.

Please contact the school district and the school board members before the next board meeting. Don’t let them jeopardize our quality of life just because they can’t manage our tax dollars!

Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District – 797-017412797 3rd St.Yucaipa CA92399

Superintendent Sherry Kendrick – 797-0174

Board Members:
Sue Brown 797-2199
Chuck Christie 790-1123
Ingram 797-0535
Smith 790-1684

Taylor 831-7651


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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Today is the District Board Meeting and we all need to attend. Alot is said in big numbers! Please come help up save our school and also fight for CSR. We know budget cuts our inevitable because of the economy, but help us be sure the District is making the cuts that will least affect our children and teachers! We need your help. Come fight with us! Please be at the district office on 3rd street at 5PM today! Thank you!

Friday, February 20, 2009


We will be at Yucaipa Blvd and Oak Glenn today 3:30pm till ?. Support the SAVE DUNLAP, TEACHERS, CSR and BAND. Tell the board to stop fudging the numbers.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I'm very sorry to say but the teachers and the board could not come up with an agreement. So no deal was made. Putting Dunlap back on the chopping block for the next meeting. I would really like to know what exactly was afforded to the board by the associations? More importantly what the board was asking for too? I feel what would work best is 7 furlough days during the summer so we can also save in AC and water cost. Along with a 3% pay reduction across the board. Or skip the pay cut and realign the boundaries lines to eliminate vice principals. With this move we keep small schools with smaller class sizes. The board feels this would be far more work than they are willing to do. Their fast fix is close Dunlap and band. This tells me they don't care for the needs of the children. Our childrens future depends on the boards decisions. Bad rash decisions like these will devastate our kids learning capabilities. I urge you to make this meeting on Tuesday Feb. 24th, 2009 @ 5pm at the district office to protest this hasty and poor decision.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


First, I would like to thank all the parents & teachers plus that participated in our efforts to keep Dunlap open. Our work has just begun and the fight is not over. We need to continue to work together to make it know to the public that saving Dunlap does not only effect us but them and teachers as well. If Dunlap is to close more teachers will lose there jobs, school will lose class size reduction and the list goes on. So don't be fooled by the board. Another thing is we support our band and choir program and do not want to see it go. So I propose we work together to come up with ways to fundraise, volunteer or donate money/instruments. It is a shame it took something like this for us to find common ground and know we need each others support. Don't let the boards decisions turn us against each other ,but let it bring us closer together in the fight for our children. So please know we care and support the bands future. The board has once again postponed any decision in whether to close Dunlap for now. Further talks are to be had with all involved parties. Next district will be held on Feb. 24th, 2009 at 6:30pm. please be there too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Thank you to all the families and friends who care and are helping to save our school. Remember today at 3:15pm we will be picketing again at the corner of Yucaipa Blvd and Oak Glen Road. Also it is so important to get as many people as possible to be at the District meeting tonight at 6:30pm. Numbers make a difference so please come join us and help us save our school!

Monday, February 9, 2009


If it is raining or too wet, we will postpone the protest till Tuesday @ 3:15pm. We will do it until just before the board meeting that night. Pray for two hours of sun. Please remember to attent the Board Metting at the district office on Third Street. The more people there, the more we will be heard. I'd like to thank the teachers and staff for doing what they can too. I know times are tough, but together we can make it through. Please know you are greatly appreciated.