The Calculus of Trust

  • ETUSD Superintendent Rodney Wallace explains the district is receiving funding for 731 students this year, and ‘We’re on our way back up,’ he said. [photo by Gary Meyer]

    ETUSD Superintendent Rodney Wallace explains the district is receiving funding for 731 students this year, and ‘We’re on our way back up,’ he said. [photo by Gary Meyer]

By Patric Hedlund

What a difference a year makes. On this date just one year ago, El Tejon Unified School District had no superintendent and no principal for two of its three schools. Last year, on the first day of school, students and parents were greeted by “temp” principals and an interim superintendent. Neither Frazier Park School nor El Tejon School had a chief in command.

The ETUSD Board of Trustees had just completed a painful wrestling match with an outgoing superintendent. On July 15, 2013 the economically strapped board finally agreed to pay 12 full months of salary to obtain a resignation. “A complete failure of trust,” is how one board member described it, making it impossible to continue with former…

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Above and here, ETUSD Superintendent Rodney Wallace explains the district is receiving funding for 731 students this year, and ‘We’re on our way back up,’ he said.

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