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The children at Boyd H. Anderson High School have been and continue to be treated unfairly. Each school year they return to various classrooms with a new set of teachers and quite possibly, a new set of administrators. The changes are consistent, but yet, ineffective.
The school was once glorified as being amongst the best in the district. Now, its main lobby is littered with images of past administrators---at least 17 since its inception in 1971. Clearly, even the blind can see there's something wrong with that picture.
Due to these kinds of changes, parents are becoming increasingly agitated, teachers are experiencing elevated levels of stress, and most importantly, the children are feeling a sense of rejection from a system that should be protecting and providing for them.
Most kids don't like to participate in sports and activities because sometimes the rules and regulations, along with fees for equipment and entrance, make them feel submissive. Kids want to have fun but also to be free.
Through observation and inside resources, it has been agreed upon that kids don't like to play sports with a lot of rules whether in gym class or officially.
Dodgeball not only is a sport with less rules but also kids like it because they don't need to remember positions or special moves. More kids participate and work as a team when there is only few rules.
Proposed school district rezoning plan by Clarksville Montgomery County School System would bus children that live in Eastern Hills Subdivision that currently attend Richview Middle and Clarksville High School to Rossview Middle and High.
Help protect and prevent Pre-School children from being arrested and possibly face criminal charges for merely behaving badly and having a temper tantrum while attending elementary school.
On Oct 12,2010,a Police Officer from the Fort Pierce Police Department was called to a local elementary school in response to a disturbance.
"An unruly 5-year-old student has been suspended from Garden City Early Learning Academy after he threw a toy car at one student and kicked a teacher and the principal after they intervened."
The Officer reported that the child could have faced battery charges but he did not charge the youth, and he was released to his parent. A better choice would have been to notify the parent first, before wasting an emergency call on something that could have been handled by the school administration or paternal intervention.
Although this behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable, it is also unethical to seek legal intervention in situations such as this; as the child was not an immediate threat or danger to safety and well-being of the public. It is a 5 year old child for crying aloud who kicked a couple of adults in the shins!
Any child under the age of 18 years can be legally charged with a criminal offense in the State of Florida and detained in a Juvenile Detention Center.
Any responsible and mature adult who has wilfully taken on the responsibility of educating and caring for children should be properly trained and competent enough to know how to deescalate an irate child or at least handled this issue in a more appropriate manner.
Perhaps a more sensible and logical approach would have been to:
1. Verbally reprimand
2. Isolate to an in-school detention classroom
4. Notify the parents/guardians
5. Only call Law Enforcement as a last resort for absolutely necessary and unavoidable circumstances.
It is very unprofessional to take advantage of a resource that should only be used as a last resort, after exhausting all other means of relief.
We ask the School Board Administration to establish a standardize procedure for handling cases such as this. We also request that our educators and administrators receive sensitivity awareness training to help them to be more proficient and sympathetic to the needs of their students, regardless if they are the best or worst behaved. Behaving badly does not make a Pre-K child a criminal that deserves to be treated as such. He/she is merely a tyrant that needs appropriate discipline and guidance.
Submitted by Judy Keener
The Wake County School Board is working to offer parents more choices in the education of their children.
Rondee has been at Parker for 15 years. District has other employees in place that are "directly related" and do not show a conflict of interest.
Our children have to sit on a bus for 30 minutes to wait for the High School Bus. We understand that it is to alleviate the price of fuel for the buses, but it is not our children's fault that the district is having money problems.
We feel that the school day should be shortened like it use to be or make the classes longer so our kids do not have to wait on a bus.
Facing a $100 million deficit, the Broward School Board debates their options for cuts. The cuts suggested by district staff included cuts to art, music, and physical education at the grade school level.
It's time to stop putting children on the back burner! It was bad enough when they cut our funds, now they want to cut our children's programs.
We need to stand up for our children and fight! Especially when the board is wasting money on an upcoming recruiting drive in New York. Superintendent James Notter and the School Board approved taking out an ad in the New York Times and agreed to send "recruiters" to the Big Apple to search for new employees.
Why are we recruiting in NY when we have approximately 800 teachers statewide which were laid off last year!
It is time for change in the catholic school board. Students should be able to have access to an accepting environment that allows them to be comfortable in their own skin.
This organization unites students who feel they do not belong and who may be different from the regular students. It also is the promotion of a hate free environment where prejudice is not tolerated. This is an environment where individuality is accepted.
I'd like for any student who goes to Jennings County High School who is willing to support the right to wear piercings at school to sign.
METAL DETECTORS PROVIDE RELIABLE DETECTION OF WEAPONS, METAL CONTRABAND CARRIED ON A PERSON AND/OR CONCEALED BY A NONMETAL OBJECT.
On a Wednesday morning on August 5th, 2009, numerous students of Henderson County High School were sent home or otherwise disciplined for violations of the dress code, including but not limited to: Piercings, tattoos, and torn clothing. The reasoning behind this code, as stated by the staff of said school, is because such things are a distraction to classmates. This is, quite simply, untrue. All of these things are commonplace in this day and age, therefore lacking any significant ability to distract peers.
What is incredibly distracting, however, are arms wrapped in duct tape to cover tattoos, pants with shiny silver duct tape patchjobs to cover the slightest of tears and adhesive bandages covering eyebrows, lips, and other piercings. Far more distracting, and in opposition to the educational purpose of the school, is having to sit in an office for hours on end - missing classtime in the process - over something so trivial as a torn pair of pants rendering one's kneecap visible.
For the past four years, such things as piercings and tattoos have been allowed. The same applies to torn clothing (granted, within limits) and colored hair. For four years, these things provided no significant distraction. It is a far more potent distraction to have the students all wrapped in tape and bandages - and it certainly doesn't help them focus on academic work if they're all riled up over the dress code rules.
Taking into consideration the counterproductive nature of the current dress code, as outlined in the preamble of this petition, I move that the school board review these rules of dress as quickly as possible and REMOVE them. The distractions of the school's so-called "disciplinary procedures" are far greater than the distraction of a couple of rings in one's lip - a sight which is all too common to students these days, thus bringing its alleged status as a "distraction" into serious question. Henderson County High School is a public school - not a private school - and therefore should not have such strict guidelines. The sole role, in practice if not in theory, of this code is angering students and parents alike, keeping students out of class to deal with petty "disciplinary" issues, and rendering the HCHS building void of any and all physical signs of individuality and free expression.
Such trivial obsession over the students' physical appearance distracts from their education. Pulling students out of important classes for hours at a time does nothing to prepare them for the real world nor does it allow them to complete any work. If you check the planners students are required to carry, there are two to five lines - possibly one full page, tops - discussing the school's standards and goals for education. The remaining ten or twenty pages related to school conduct are devoted mostly to discipline - at least three pages of which is in regard to the dress code. A school is supposed to be an educational establishment, not a conformity-obsessed discipline center.
The staff and school board - along with whoever else aided in the formation of these new rules - clearly have their priorities out of order. As many members of the HCHS staff have pointed out themselves, there will be plenty of time to take part in a uniformed work-collective during one's career, so why eliminate what individuality is available during school years?
Pinellas County School Board and Transportation require children to walk up to 2 miles to their bus stop on dangerous roads by known predators. There are over 300 missing children in the State of Florida.
Children ages 9 through 16 walking alone are the prey of choice for sexual predators. Even with Safety Training children are abducted. Most employers will not let parents off of work to retrieve their children from these bus stops. Let's keep our children safe!
I am actively working on efforts to gain support within the Bay County Community to show our School Board that a vote to require that all students grades K-12 wear uniforms to Public School.
Not only is the cost unattainable to some low-income families, but changing from the very lenient dress code that is currently in place to one that is far more strict will be a change that will meet much resistance.
Please keep up with my blog as i will let you know about Petition efforts, Public Hearings where your support would be greatly appreciated, and ways in which you can voice your own concerns to your School Board before they vote on August 4, 2009.
If you have not already been informed Kennard Elementary School is in danger of being closed; more so now, than ever before. The information that has been given to the public has been sparse and very vague.
Everyone has the right to contact their Locally Elected Officials about major decisions like these that affect the community and especially the children.
The students and staff of Kennard Elementary School deserve better than to be quietly swept away without representation or the proper notification of the community.
After a 4-3 vote by the Orange County School Board, middle schools will start at 7:30 a.m. and get out at about 2 p.m. starting in August. High school schedules will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Currently, the schedules are the opposite.
The move will save Orange County schools $6 million by using fewer buses, drivers and gasoline. Even though it is saving money, it is disrupting the lives of thousands of middle and high school students. These times will be a burden to teachers also.
Along with that, sports and other extra-curricular activities will have scheduling problems.
The Newark City School Board is trying to make kids walk to school if they live less than a mile form school even the Kindergarteners.
Also they want us to go through school without heat and air we as students are tired of it and, our parents think it is stupid that they closed down the good schools and built new ones and then making them pay more taxes and the schools say they have no money. Also we are tired of teachers getting laid off we are tired of it.
Also we do not want to pay to play sports.
Trenton Sorell had gotten into some trouble this summer. No one was hurt by his actions. He is a juvenile and he made a stupid mistake. Trenton is paying for his mistake by community service and probation.
The School Board has voted not to let him participate in football this upcoming season. Our problem is that policy has not been followed the past four years when situations like this occur. We feel that Trenton is being made an example of in this matter.
Football is his life and he keeps his grades up to play. By taking away football, they are taking away his education. Should there be a one strike and your out law for this school, or should these juveniles get a second chance and learn from their mistakes?
Here is an opportunity to inform our Board of Supervisors (BOS) that you support full funding of the Proposed School Board Budget. Before the BOS makes their final decision on March 29, 2007.
It is vital to your children and our community that they know that you deem education and our children's educational opportunities as a high priority for your tax dollars.
Let them know where you stand!
The West Clermont school board has decided to fire all part-time teachers. This is not beneficial educationally or financially.
Part time teachers are much more cost effective and because of this some highly qualified teachers are being fired.
For Halton District School Board.
Art history makes good school.
Currently, TERC’s Investigations curriculum is the sole curriculum used in the Lake Washington School District. This reform-based curriculum is not, by itself, adequate to educate our children in math.
There are many positive aspects to the reform-based approach, such as its focus on student understanding of math concepts versus rote learning; and its early introduction of concepts such as estimation and statistics.
There are also serious drawbacks to the current curriculum, such as worksheets with excessive verbiage that only serves to obfuscate the actual math problems; a lack of emphasis on learning, practicing, and memorizing basic math facts; and an inability to accommodate students who can work at higher-than-average levels.
We believe the Investigations curriculum needs to be balanced by use of some strict-math methodologies in the classroom.
May 4, 2006
This pertition will begin in May of 2006 in order to keep class rank and the pass-fail option as it currently stands.
April 27, 2006
Three Ashland City School Board Members have had email discussions about THEIR desires for the future of the Ashland City Schools.
They have disregarded the opinions of members of the community, refused to acknowledge the input of professional educators, and undermined the Superintendent and school staff whom was hired to manage the operations of the school district.
These three Ashland City School Board members have exploited and overstepped their role/authority as school board members.
They have knowingly violated the Ohio Open Meetings Act by having "back room discussions" through email.
March 08, 2006
This is a petition for The Livingston Parish Pubic School System about removing uniforms.
In 1999 the school board sent a survey home with students for their parents asking weather or not they would like to see their students wear uniforms. The rules were no where near as strict as they are now. And if the survery was not returned it was counted as a yes vote.
Over the past five years the policy has goten stricter. The school system spends more time dealing with uniform violations then dealing with adademics.
This petition is for the removoal of school uniforms in the Livingson Parish School System.
March 01, 2006
Extensive research has shown that the availability of condoms in schools decreases teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease like HIV and Syphillis.
Reasearch also shows that condom availability does not cause sexual proactivity among teenagers, and mainly aids those who are already sexually active.
February 17, 2006
Re: Gloucester County Public School Board
This petition is in regards to abolishing the "no hats in school" rule.
The Birmingham, MI School Board is set to vote on the middle school restructuring plan on February 7th.
It is our belief that this plan is not sufficiently developed to vote on at this time. It is our desire that they postpone this vote, until the issues raised by the community are addressed.
For further information on the background of this petition, send an email to the Perhamfamily@comcast.net.
With the new school board policy, of pay-to-play, I feel all activities should have been reinstated, for our students.
The Drama Club enhances and stimulates a creative mind in students. It offers students a chance to find their personality on the stage.
February 22, 2005
85% of parents with children enrolled in the Yazoo county School systems voted against the rule that all children attending Yazoo County schools must wear school uniforms to school next year.
Most parents in Yazoo County are either poor or middle class and the expense of uniforms when they usually have to buy either off-brand clothes or second-hand clothes is just too much. Sending our children on field trips is expensive enough as it is when you have a hard enough time buying groceries and neccessities. Now the school board wants to add the extra expense of uniforms. The teachers voted 55% for uniforms. If the parents' votes were higher (85%), why did the school board vote to use uniforms against the parents' wishes? The children themselves will feel like just a number to the teachers with no individuality.
A child's clothing is an expression of his/her personality. I will not send my children to a school that infringes on their rights and the parents' pocket books with total disregard for the parent and child's feelings in this matter.