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Reinstatement of Susan Hynes at Kennedy-San Fernando Adult School

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This is a petition for the Los Angeles Unified School District to reinstate Mrs. Hynes as a teacher. Mrs. Hynes has been an invaluable asset to her students at our setting for fifteen years, teaching disabled students at Kennedy-San Fernando Community Adult School in Granada Hills, California. Her students were devastated and discouraged when, without any notice, they learned that Mrs. Hynes would no longer be teaching, supporting and guiding their educational efforts. The impact on the general disabled community is also devastating. Those pursuing High School diploma or GED testing, and English, Math and Computer Skills to improve their employability, have no other recourse for affordable training and certification. All levels of education are contingent or reliant upon others for advancement to higher levels of learning, licensing and professional growth. Mrs. Hynes has also been a positive role model, encouraging students to seek higher education by enrolling in college. Because of her positive attitude and encouraging faith in them, her students improve their learning and problem solving skills, and gain confidence to move forward. Having Mrs. Hynes teaching in this setting at San Fernando Mental Health Center in Granada Hills, has allowed students to obtain medical services, counseling and education at one central location, very efficiently saving students time, energy and transportation costs. Having Mrs. Hynes teaching in this setting, has also saved the cost of overhead for LAUSD, since the classroom space is paid for by Los Angeles County DMH. Mrs. Hynes has taught our students reading, writing, vocabulary, English as a Second Language, Math, typing, computer literacy, resume writing, and all the subjects needed for the GED test. Mrs. Hynes has done excellent work with our students with disabilities, no matter what their educational background might be, working individually with people when needed. There is no way to sum up the tremendous educational value she has given to our disabled students at Kennedy Adult School in Granada Hills. We very much hope she will be reinstated.


San Fernando Mental Health Center


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