District sycophant Kutnick tows party line for Benecke and Draper by ignoring facilities equity and hypocritically accusing others of politically exploiting children
Nov 07, 2007
Erin Kutnick, The Orange County Register “I’m shocked and horrified that a board of trustees would not vote to finish a school that has been in the planning stages and approved for five years. It was about political agendas, and children were the pawns.”
Kutnick made these remarks after the November 5, 2007 CUSD board meeting where she spoke as an advocate of a new stadium for San Juan Hills High School. Kutnick is a long-time advocate of the old guard Fleming trustees and an outspoken opponent of reform at CUSD. Kutnick's statements were hypocritical since it was her anti-masterplan-pro-stadium-spending crowd who flagrantly used their own children as political pawns that night. By contrast, not one of her opponents objected to the stadium (they just wanted to fix broken schools first), and not one of them brought their children to the meeting as political pawns to put emotional pressure on the trustees.
When the meeting was over, Kutnick approached the dais to publicly deride Trustee Stiff (who had made the motion to table the item) and then, in a tantrum, she stepped outside the room where she loudly criticized her opponents, using profanity within earshot of SJHHS children who had attended the meeting that night. Nice touch, Erin! Kutnick has children who attend San Juan Hills High School and Capistrano Valley High School.