Jack Mays Editorial Cartoons
Cartoon by Jack Mays and explanation by Caroline Titus, courtesy of The Ferndale Enterprise
July 29, 2010 -- After the Ferndale Unified School District settled a federal lawsuit with ousted district superintendent Sam Garamendi, the district handed out pink slips and increased class sizes. The irony did not escape Jack Mays, who penned dozens of cartoons defending Garamendi and calling a three-trustee coup against Garmendi, a "witch hunt." The majority of the district's trustees also wanted Garamendi out and in the end it ended up costing them as the district had to write a settlement check for $140,000 ... a big hit on the small district's budget.