While it took the District 40 full days to compile reasons to deny the parents’ petitions, it took Desert Trails Parent Union (DTPU) leaders less than five days to find incontrovertible evidence of forgery.
Despite a barrage of bipartisan outrage from state legislators, community leaders, and newspapers from across the state and across the nation, the District only discounted the “rescission” documents with direct evidence of forgery and never even investigated to determine whether this forgery was more widespread and systemic. Instead of siding with parents, district leadership doubled down on fraud and actually referred to the forgery as “mistakes.”
It’s clear that the only “mistake” was accidentally submitting evidence of forgery and misinformation with their “rescission” documents.
As you can see, this document is an identical copy of this one. The only difference? The second one not only has checked off alleged wrongdoing by DTPU petitioners.
Not enough evidence?
Then you should also check out this original and this one with new checkboxes clearly indicating that the parent had been lied to.
If for some reason the carbon copies are not enough to make an individual believe that these markings were intentional, it seems the calculations at the top of the page are a bit more specific. As you can see, someone was actually counting and tracking these “rescission” documents.
Still, the District has only agreed to discount the petitions with blatant evidence of forgery. They are even willing to count the rest of the “rescission” documents despite evidence that parents were lied to and harassed including this pregnant mother that was rushing to the hospital but was prevented from leaving when a “rescission” document was shoved in her face and she was told it was to prevent the school from being shut down.
This mother was told that if she didn’t sign the “recession,” money would be pulled from the school so DTPU leaders could embezzle the money.
And even this mother was told that unless she signed this document, the school would be shut down the next week.
Still, the District accepted the remaining “rescission” documents without investigating the validity of these documents. Unfortunately, it’s clear that in the face of harassment, forgery and lies, the District applied a radically lower standard of scrutiny to the fraudulent “recession” petitions than to the constitutionally protected official Parent Trigger petitions.