When Candy Smiley talks about the school district, the pronoun she uses subtly belies the unique lesson Poway has to teach.
“We,” she says over and over again.
“We didn’t spend the $6 million from the feds. We can’t control the state budget,” she says. “When we got the money, we could’ve hired teachers. We decided collectively not to, that we would save it so that we could ensure that teacher salaries would return.”