I believe it is important for all members of a community to be well informed about their public institutions. I believe this to be particularly important in regard to the Glendale Unified School District, because we educate this community's children. In that spirit I would like to briefly address three issues.
A recent writer to the Community Forum asked what the results of an audit of the district had been ("District must take parents seriously," Oct. 3, Mailbag.) The writer also asked why the results had not been made public. The district wants all of its residents to know that the audit was publicly reported at a Board of Education meeting, which took place prior to the letter being published. The audit found the district to be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
The writer also implied that the district does not take seriously the concerns of its parents. It is the practice of the board to fully explore all issues which are brought to our attention by parents, staff, students or community members. What the district cannot guarantee is that everyone will always receive the outcome they seek.