Tuesday, March 3, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Bob Dunning: And more on ‘As the Volleyball Turns’

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From page A2 | March 04, 2014 |

PERSPECTIVE, PERSPECTIVE, PERSPECTIVE … as difficult as this volleyball mess may be for the principals involved and for those who decided to waste precious taxpayer dollars on an ill-advised “investigation,” it’s not exactly the end of the world … in fact, if this is the biggest problem our high-achieving town is facing, we very simply have it made …

V-GATE SOLUTION IS AT HAND … Fred at gmail.com says that at the school board’s next closed-door meeting we should “take a cue from the Vatican, lock the doors behind them and do not let them out until you see a puff of white smoke.” … if that will produce another Pope Francis, I say we give it a try … Fred also proposes replacing the board with five high school students who presumably will not have an unlimited budget to investigate high crimes and misdemeanors …

WORDS OF WISDOM … a longtime Davisite says he can’t believe what this “Davis Divine Comedy” has become … “I am embarrassed and disgusted with this whole scenario,” he writes … “The good old days are looking much better when remembering that when teachers or coaches had a problem with a student, they were given the benefit of responding to the student’s actions without any parent involvement.” … yep, these things tended to get settled right then and there …

“I have spoken to several Davis voters who have stated that they will never cast a positive vote for any school bond, and the older ones are going to apply for the senior exemption for the first time.” … I’ve heard that a few times myself … “Some very intelligent person once said that the best place to teach or coach is an orphanage.” … does have a ring of truth to it …

GRIN AND BEAR IT … during my illustrious career at Davis High School, a young teacher named Jerry Hulbert — one of my all-time favorite Davisites — sent me to Vice Principal Royal Morrison’s office for goofing around in study hall … I was guilty as charged … Morrison, taking note of the gravity of the offense, sternly sentenced me to after-school detention, causing me to miss JV baseball practice that day, which in turn made me a bench-warmer for the next day’s JV road game against the Winters Warriors … had that not happened, I truly believe I’d be playing third base in the major leagues today …

When I told my dad of the unfairness of it all, he said simply, “You shouldn’t have been goofing around in study hall.” … and that was the end of it …

A WORLD RECORD … late last week I contacted the folks at Guinness to see if maybe the Davis Joint Unified School District had set some sort of world record for the amount of time, energy and cash spent on the case of a single athlete being cut from a high school volleyball team … they told me they think it’s a record, but they’ll investigate to be sure and get back to me soon …

— Reach Bob Dunning at [email protected]

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