Encouraging Children to Break the Law – That’s the Troy Difference!

Let’s start with Exhibit A.

California Education Code, Section 7054(a) which states in pertinent part:

No school district or community college district funds, services, supplies, or equipment shall be used for the purpose of urging the support or defeat of any ballot measure or candidate, including, but not limited to, any candidate for election to the governing board of the district.

And now Exhibit “B”. This little enticement by The Troy Difference to break that very law.

High School Graduation tickets are generally limited to six tickets per student, which limits how much of one’s extended family can attend (and immediate family, if it is large enough). Giving out tickets based on their political beliefs is utterly repugnant, in addition to a violation of the law.

Now, there is one important caveat here: the Troy Difference is a PTSA organization and not, strictly speaking, the school district itself. Therefore the District could potentially claim that they had no knowledge of the offer when it was made and took appropriate steps to shut down the PTSA’s action and prevent them from following through.

Did they? Nope, not even close. The Precinct walk and the illegal promise proceeded as planned. Here’s the precinct captain at 9:00 am on February 22, 2020, well after the blowup over their campaign tactics (Exhibit “C”):

It gets better, as the volunteer states that “Ms. Gates” is more involved in the offer (Renee Gates is the Current Assistant Principle). Also, this does not appear to be the only Troy organization which has been making this pitch.

This is not the conduct of a campaign that is secure in their position. This is a campaign that is afraid it is losing and is willing to break the rules to prevent that from happening.

Vote No on Measure J and especially on Measure K.

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13 thoughts on “Encouraging Children to Break the Law – That’s the Troy Difference!

  1. Read the article, still don’t know if it’s legal or not. Typical FFFF reportage, keep it up boys! You’re nothing if not consistently incompetent.

    1. It is illegal and we know it. We could actually cite the code but we would rather snivel in our little corner. Help us plese, for the love of Jesus.

    2. “No school district or community college district funds, services, supplies, or equipment shall be used for the purpose of urging the support or defeat of any ballot measure or candidate, including, but not limited to, any candidate for election to the governing board of the district.”

      Reading comprehension issues? Maybe you went to a Fullerton public school!

  2. First paragraph of the article: “No school district… funds, services, supplies, or equipment shall be used for the purpose of urging the support or defeat of any ballot measure or candidate…”

    The graduation tickets are an asset of the school and are being used to induce people to campaign in favor of a ballot measure. If I walk in favor of K, I get an extra graduation ticket. If I walk to defeat K I don’t. Pretty straightforward – and the Troy Difference would appear to agree, or they would have not deleted the facebook post when it started receiving unwanted attention.

  3. This behavior is really not surprising. The FJUHSD & FSD throw their weight around all the time. Parents kiss their asses all day long buying them gifts, fundraising, volunteering etc. It makes me sick as I watch my husband struggle to keep up with the spiraling costs to run our household. BTW John Hogerius is a teacher and will always support them no matter what. He is a really foolish and selfish person.

    1. Well we may be called teach but really we never seem to learn a darn thing. I keep trying and we keep failing. Oh, well. Some day the pills will kick in.

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