The naming of the new high school in Grand Terrace has struck a nerve with many citizens, and rightly so.
The Colton Joint Unified School District board's actions have once again sent the message that those in a position of power can do whatever is on their agenda.
Although this is frustrating, the statement that offended me was from San Bernardino County school board member Gil Navarro. Mr. Navarro stated "we need more role models for Latinos who are a majority of this district."
First of all, Mr. Navarro, all children need strong role models. As the grandparent of four grandchildren, three half-Mexican and one half-Japanese, I am very upset with this clearly biased statement. If you would like children to have good role models, then perhaps the school board members should mirror that in their actions.
The votes were clearly for naming the school Grand Terrace High School. In ignoring this, the school board's example is that those in power can do whatever you want.