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SRVUSD vice president Jewett will not seek reelection

Original post made on Jul 18, 2020

The SRVUSD Board of Education will see at least a partial changing of the guard after the November election with the recent announcement that sitting vice president Mark Jewett will not seek reelection.

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Posted by SRV Parent
a resident of Danville
on Jul 18, 2020 at 3:34 pm

I hope Mark Jewett board president in 2017 never forgets the day in Nov 2017 that Mr Matthews (Cal High PE teacher) informed the board that a student would drown in PE if they did not reduce the class sizes below the 47 that he supervised. Mr Matthews had rescued a student in his swim PE class Oct 2017 and appeared before the board and administrators of SRVUSD to pleaded for a reduction in PE class size for swimming. Ben Curry drown at SRV High in a class of 57 students under the negligent supervision of Aaron Becker on May 2018. Aaron went to lunch while Ben was left in the bottom of the pool. Mark needs to never forget that he failed the parents of SRVUSD that put trust in the board to do the right thing. I hope others board members that were present the day Mr Matthews stood before them and made a prediction that would prove to be true would acknowledge that they did not act to protect our children and it resulted in the death of a child. The board members and administrators that were present when Mr Matthews shared his concerns know in their hearts that their failure to protect our kids resulted in Ben Curry's death. With the leaving of Rick Schmitt and now Mark Jewett we have not heard a single comment for any regret having failed the SRVUSD community and most of all the parent's of Ben Curry. Just lots of pats on the back and praise for a job well done.

Being a parent of kids that attended SRVUSD I am ashamed of the behavior of this administration and board of supervisors whose lack of actions when alerted to a dangerous condition resulted in the death of a 15 year old boy. May the board of supervisors and Rick Schmitt remember for the rest of their lives that they played a part in the death of Ben Curry. Having witnessed Aaron Becker's reaction after the drowning I have no hope that he has any empathy for the pain he inflicted.

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Posted by Becky Bhatt
a resident of Danville
on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:14 am

I met once with Mr. Jewett to discuss some issues. He was receptive and open and asked a lot of questions. He was unaware, although he has a child in the district, that one of the bigger reasons our students "score" so well and are high performing is because we parents have been paying enormous amounts of money for private tutoring. It is a whole industry! There are business here that can make tutoring groups specific to teachers at SRVHS! I am sure it is the same for all the schools. "Who is your child's teacher? Oh then we have x, y or z time for you." The people on our school board are out of touch, unaware and simply a rubber stamp for whoever they hire every couple of years, using the same recruiting company and getting the same results!

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