The decision to change the grade span configurations of our elementary and middle schools is big. There are pros and cons on both sides, and in the rush to make a change, due process is being bypassed. We urge the CUSD School Board of Trustees to allow time for deliberation, exploration of alternative solutions, and consensus building with the district community it serves. We urge the CUSD to form a Parent Advisory Committee tasked to work with our educators and school administrators to determine the best way to move our district forward in changing times. Effective and responsible leadership follows due process, which in turn builds cooperation, goodwill, and respect. This is the only path to positive change.