With respect to numbered sentence 4, Assistant Principal C
has been offering to issue positive observation reports, both
formal and informal, to teachers who say positive things
about her when asked questions by any school investigator.
With respect to numbered sentence 5, the selling involved life
insurance to teachers during the school day, and inside the
school. Many teachers were approached by Assistant
Principal C about purchasing life insurance. Assistant
Principal C would benefit financially (by receiving a
commission) by selling it.
With respect to numbered sentence 8, the Dual Language
program is supposed to be a fifty-fifty program. If fifty percent
instruction were done in Spanish as required, a non-Latino
child would not be able to enter the class at the half-point
mark. He would be too far behind. The school receives
Federal funding for its Dual Language program, but does not
provide instruction in Spanish. Assistant Principal C
transferred the problematic child from Teacher H's class to
Teacher K's class because she wants teachers to state she is
supportive even though she has been very harassing in the
past, including toward Teacher H. I'm a friend of Teacher H
as she was a part of the same grade team that I was when I
worked in the school.
With respect to numbered sentence 9, the transferring of
children is another example of how Assistant Principal C
manipulates the school to her benefit. The parents do not
know what is happening or why. Assistant Principal C has a
volatile personality and can't control herself. She wrote a
falsely negative informal evaluation of me.
With respect to numbered sentence 10, let me clarify. There
is no information on the website of the Teachers Union about
a special email address that was set up for the reporting of
harassment. That information was made public around ten
years ago, well before the time that I had become a teacher,
but was only something that I had found out about recently
from a government agency in response to an
With respect to looking up which states allow recording, the
state that I reside in has a "one-party consent" law. The
guide was provided only for informational purposes, just in
case readers would like to be aware of the situation in their
own states. Therefore, the recording was legal and can be
disclosed without penalty.
With respect to your comment about the "rumor mill," the
information being leaked is reliable even though it is coming
from secondhand or thirdhand sources. Some information
was leaked to me while I was on staff at the school and I had
an opportunity to do my own sleuthing. From my
perspective, the gossip is true as I witnessed similar or
identical events (to those currently being recounted) taking
place during my time at the school. Much of the information
can be verified. For example, many teachers have
disciplinary or warning letters in their personnel files about
matters that are either trivial or invented, and who shared the
letters with colleagues in the lounge. There has been a great
deal of turnaround of new teachers. The Administration has
hired long-term per diem substitutes who do not need to have
state teaching licenses, but who just simply have a bachelor's
degree, and who have been approved by the central
administration. In my state, a teacher's license(s) can be
verified by any member of the public who visits the website of
the State Department of Education. In the weekly
administrative bulletin to staff, Principal B writes (as one of
her favorite methods for intimidating the staff) that a
disciplinary proceeding is occurring.
FURTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION: I was a
probationary teacher who was discontinued from the school
about a half-year before I was up for tenure. In my opinion,
the discontinuance was both arbitrary and capricious. In this
particular school district, which is metropolitan, being
discontinued is equivalent to being "blacklisted," and one can
no longer work anywhere within the district.
The school is a hostile, toxic environment, and there is a
great deal of corruption. It is also a gossip mill.
Unfortunately, I am sill learning a lot of derogatory gossip
about what occurs there. There are several teachers and a
secretary who regularly communicate with me as they are not
happy with the ongoing abuse of power that takes place
within the school.
I would like to have the administration removed and replaced,
not out of revenge or spite on my part, but to benefit the
students and current staff at the school.
Since I no longer work at the school, I'm not sure what I can
do in furtherance of such removal and replacement. The
administration is currently under investigation, but the
investigators get paid out of the school district's budget and
tend to be heavily biased in favor of the administration.
Principal B had her Union representatives come to the school
this week as she is overwhelmed with how to handle the
investigations. Principal B continues to state to the staff that
she has no friends meaning that she wants to give the new
appearance of impartiality. However, Principal B cannot all of
sudden be impartial. For example, the Teachers Union
representative inside the school and the principal are close
friends, even to the extent of being in each other's Facebook
Friends List. The Union rep did not want to file any grievance
for me. He even provided me with false information such as
that a grievance has to be filed within fifteen school days
when, in fact, the correct number is thirty school days. In my
opinion, this was done in order to protect the interests of the
administration by not having me file a grievance.
On 2/11/15, okay.. wrote:
> A bit difficult to follow the original post with so many "A
> said that B said that C"... but this is what I got:
> 1. A principal called two AP's "vindictive".
> 2. That same principal said she has no friends.
> 3. That same principal said she could get rid of teachers
> doesn't like.
> 4. A teacher and a secretary said that one of the AP's is
> giving good evals in exchange for "good words" (to whom?)
> about the AP.
> 5. That same secretary told a teacher that she had told an
> investigator that insurance was being sold at the school (for
> what? to students or employees? by whom?)
> 6. That same secretary has said that if admin bothers her
> will "take them down".
> 7. A parent said that a teacher in the dual language
> is not teaching in Spanish.
> 8. A non-Latino child is in a dual language program (what's
> the problem there? in many dual immersion programs that
> be highly encouraged)
> 9. A smart child was moved from one class to another.
> the issue here isn't clear)
> 10. The teachers' association did not share its email
> with a teacher.
> Are you a current employee at this school? You mention
> mostly "former" parents, your "former" class, etc. You gave
> us a link in your second message to look up which states
> allow recording, but you never said which state you're in, so
> I'm not sure how that helps.
> I doubt that the rumor mill and second- or third-hand info
> can be trusted. It sounds as though this school has a lot of
> rumors and personality clashes. That can be a major
> but what you are asking here, or wanting to do, isn't clear.
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