You Are Forgiven. . . . .Again

I’m outraged right now. I just read an article concerning a teacher in southern Kansas.

Parents are allowed to enroll their daughters into an online class because they don’t want their daughter in a class with a certain teacher. I understand that. I’m glad that the school district is allowing them to do this.

HOWEVER, when does the district fire someone? In 2006 a complaint on the teacher happened. It went to the county and got lost?!?!?!?!? Really? How does that happen?

In December 2010 AND January 2011 two other complaints come in for the same behavior and all that is sent is a letter?

I think the school board needs to take different “appropriate” disciplinary actions.

The board went into executive session, came back and voted to let students take classes on-line instead of the teacher’s classroom.  “We’re doing everything we can to provide the safest environment,” the superintendent said.

When did taking the class online become the safest environment? Shouldn’t the safest environment include the teacher not being in the building at all?


About Anthony Purcell

I am Anthony Purcell and I am currently teaching math in Oklahoma.
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3 Responses to You Are Forgiven. . . . .Again

  1. Mariah Cozby says:

    I agree. This teacher should be removed. One accusation could just be a misunderstanding but 3 complaints are something that should not be ignored. And the fact that the school then charges the families extra for the online class seems outrageous. Maybe the teacher that put these families in a position to have to take the online classes should be paying the fees.

  2. Jennifer Whatley says:

    There were others before mine in 2006 but they too fell on deaf ears from the school

  3. We have a similar situation at my school. The complaints have been coming in for 5 years, the first year my colleague taught. The solution has been for parents to pull their children from her classes to home-school them, and bring them back for the rest of the day. The responsibility lies with the administrator, because there are ways to either a) help teachers improve their practice through a contract-based plan of improvement, or b) document the heck out of the complaints, spent lots of times observing and so on with a non-renewal of contract as the final step. I thought that was what was going to happen, but it did not. The administrator is the only person who can make that happen, at least until the teacher has the sense to figure out things aren’t working! I can’t understand why anyone would want to come to school every single day know it’s going to be a train wreck filled with disrespect and defiance. Am I looking forward to sharing a wall with this teacher for the 6th year? No. But if this is truly her last year, I may stay another year before I retire just so I can have a year without her next door.

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