This letter responds in part to CSU Interim Provost Herman Lujan's editorial in the Turlock Journal concerning the abolition of Winter Term. If the Interim Provost has a compelling argument why does he lead with an argument that is incorrect? He says: "Replacing Winter Term with a self-support inter-session and expanding the fall and spring semesters to 15 weeks means that professors will now be held accountable for teaching a full load."
Interim Provost Herman Lujan misleads and misinforms the public regarding the responsibilities of faculty at CSU Stanislaus and libels the dedicated professional faculty members that he was appointed to lead. His statement in a Nov. 4 letter to the editor printed in the Journal that CSU Stanislaus faculty members work less than their colleagues at other CSU campuses is patently false. The terms and conditions of faculty employment throughout the California State University are spelled out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (contract) between the California Faculty Association and the CSU. CSU Stanislaus faculty members fulfill the same contractual obligations as ...
As the State Legislature's funding support for public higher education rapidly declines, the California State University system has been faced with unprecedented budget cuts that have had a major impact on all 23 CSU campuses.
In reference to your recent article concerning the abolition of Winter Term at CSU Stanislaus, as chair of the faculty committee that investigated the President's proposal that Winter Term be eliminated I would like to offer the following points for your readers' information.
I am writing this letter to show my support for Turlock Unified School District Board candidate Josh Bernard. Over the years working with Josh I have witnessed characteristics that I feel are ideally suited for a TUSD Board trustee. Characteristics such as honesty, patience, and dependability are only a few of the traits I see Josh demonstrate on a regular basis.
I am writing this letter in support of Bob Weaver, candidate for the Turlock Unified School District. I have known Bob for the past fifteen years and have found him to be a bright, hard -working, community- oriented, individual. He has three sons in school so it is of the utmost importance to Bob to see that they receive the best education possible.
Timm LaVelle and the two other incumbent board members of the Turlock Unified School District have clearly demonstrated why they should be re-elected. Mr. LaVelle has consistently treated those who have appeared before the board with the courtesy and respect they deserve. Under his stewardship, the TUSD board has met the recent budget crisis and other challenges with thoughtful resolve and a reassuring unity characteristic of highly functioning organizations. Under Mr. LaVelle's leadership, the board has also skillfully managed the transition between superintendents without the drama evident with the Modesto City Schools Board and the Turlock City Council.
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In keeping with a newspaper's commitment to accuracy, I want to point out errors and oversights in articles published in many newspapers across the country, regarding the Federal Governments recent guidelines on "medical marijuana" users.
City needs to address road woes
Incumbents for School Board
As a parents of a child in the Turlock Unified school system, we strongly advocate everyone to vote for Bob Weaver for the Turlock school board. Bob brings excellent leadership experience, most recently as the president of the Julien School PTA. Also, Bob has volunteered for years as a Cub Scout leader and progressed the organization as a leader. Bob is truly dedicated to helping children develop character and improve their self-esteem, thus instilling happy childhood foundations for great future leaders of our humanity.
A good public education system is one of our country's great strengths. Unfortunately, I do not believe today's public education is as good as it once was or as good as it should be. There are many reasons for this and many are beyond local control. However, a reason some districts excel over other districts is undoubtedly the leadership, dedication and knowledge of their school boards.
The recommendations in last week's H1N1 article are irresponsible, inaccurate and dangerous. According to the Physician's Desk Reference, the nasal influenza vaccine is associated with an increased risk of "Medically Attended Events," seen as asthma/reactive airway disease, in children under the age of 5 years.
I was disappointed to learn of Gary Soiseth's opposition to Measure B - the proposed half-cent sales tax dedicated to fixing Turlock roads. However, my disappointment quickly turned to frustration as I read Soiseth's rational for opposing Measure B.
Gary Soiseth is a really nice young man, but he has very little experience or involvement with the City of Turlock and only recently became a resident. Mike Brem has been a resident for over 20 years, he is a proven business leader - as the CEO of a very successful local business with over 100 employees, he has served in leadership roles with the Chamber of Commerce, is a longtime member and past president of Turlock Rotary, and has been a member of the city's planning commission for many years. Mike is very familiar with Turlock's unique needs ...
The citizens of Turlock will have the opportunity Nov. 4 to make a commitment to fixing Turlock roads by voting YES on Measure B. Turlock roads have suffered from years of neglect as a result of not having a dedicated funding source and it's time that we take control of maintaining our investment in Turlock's transportation infrastructure.
As a longtime resident of Turlock, I have witnessed the increasing deterioration of Turlock roads. The limited funds from state and federal sources only provide funding for temporary repairs on a very limited basis and are mostly directed at specific projects such as the recent pavement improvements to Monte Vista Avenue and Canal Drive. The citizens of Turlock deserve better and passage of Measure B will be the first step to ensure that Turlock roads are fixed.
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