Maybe you weren't raised with a father or a grandpa. Today is the official Father's Day in the USA. I would like to thank Nicolas F. Rouquette, my husband and devoted father to our child, Gabriel Francis Harris-Rouquette. He has been very present in Gabriel's school life ever since I became handicapped nearly nine years ago. We are not disgruntled parents. We happen to have been raised abroad, I in Rio de Janeiro, he in France, where schools are far superior to SMMUSD's, when one studies hard to get into the crème de la crème schools, in Rio or in France.
If SMMUSD were a "District of Excellence," the incidents regarding Tim Walker's cavalier attitude affecting special education students' needs and the dismissive administrative attitude regarding a child molester, known to be so since 2006, would not have happened at all. Especially at a so-called Blue Ribbon School, Lincoln M.S.
Hugo Pedroza lied and so did Terry Sakow, C.E.O. of SAMOHI and marching band director, resppectivey. We have phone call records and e-mail, tons of them, to prove we got in touch with Pedroza and Sakow. Sakow even addressed this story of the re-hazing of my son at a meeting. For Pete's sake, nobody will raise a hand here?
Just send us a card with your best wishes. That is the best you could do. Happy Father's Day to all. Click to see the Boston Pops play "Stars and Stripes Forever."