In a word: Reform.
Until this year, 2017, we've only sought openness, transparency and accountability in the operations of the SHSAA. They are the IRS-designated organization that represents us, after all.
35,000 of us.
Now, after three years of gentle but persistent encouragement, we're calling for all Stuyvesant alumni to withhold support from SHSAA until meaningful changes are announced.
Having politely and persistently suggested best practices to SHSAA, CSA has taken steps to inform the SHSAA's Board of the urgent need to implement a change in leadership. During the Board's March 2017 public meeting, CSA notified members of its intention to announce a campaign to withhold and divert support should the appropriate confidence-building steps not be taken prior to the SHSAA's Annual General Meeting in May 2017.
As SHSAA has made no meaningful changes in its governance either before or since these events, CSA is now calling on all Stuyvesant alumni to withhold their support from SHSAA.
In recent communications with SHSAA's Board of Directors, we have underscored our desire to avert such a move. We regret that, three years into the effort to seek meaningful improvements, the Board's failure to act leaves little alternative.
For three years a loose-knit group of Stuyvesant graduates has sought better governance from the organization that represents them. In particular, Concerned Stuyvesant Alumni (CSA) has pushed for more transparency and fair, representative and open elections to the Board. We have attended meetings, sent letters and emails, mounted petitions, and stood for office. We've spared no effort.
Read more in Our History.