Last night over 200 people gathered at the Administration building for a rally before the negotiation meeting took place. I was there and was immediately impressed with the community togetherness that was displayed by the simple act of standing for what was right and just. The crowd chanted “children first”, isn’t that what this is all about, the children? I hope the board and the union’s negotiating team keeps the children’s best interest in mind while negotiating the future of their education here in Orland.
While it is still unclear what progress, if any, was made last night, we can only hope that some was made.