BRAWLEY – At the Brawley Elementary School Board meeting, Tuesday, May 15, Hidalgo Elementary School staff packed the room as a show of support in keeping Vice-principal David Ramos at Hidalgo and not moving him to Phil Swing.
Beatrice Duarte was one of many that spoke about the cohesive team of Principal Santana and Ramos. She said, “They complement each other, we all work well together at Hidalgo. For the good of the students, discipline and moral, leave things in place,” Duarte told the board.
Santana also asked the board to not move Ramos from Hidalgo. She said, “Most people think I’m quiet, but I can be loud if I have to be, and now is the time for me to speak up.”
Ramos even defended his current placement. He spoke about how he had come full circle at Hidalgo, starting there years ago as a migrant student. He has since worked at many of the elementary campuses, “but Hidalgo is now home.”
He said, “Please let me stay. We have a great team. It would be best for the district.”
Molly Perez asked the board why only two of the vice-principals were being moved. If this was so good for the district, she asked, then why only two of the vice-principals?