Freedom of speech I believe is still taught in school, however school officials seem to think the teachers should not be allowed to practice what they preach out of school.
At their first orientation meeting for the new school year Laurel teachers were ‘requested’ not to voice their opinions regarding the school outside their classrooms, and to especially stay away from writing comments to blogs.
Since I am the only one involved in school issues I take that to mean my blog.
The best way for teachers not to write is: treat them with respect, listen to their concerns, and administrators back their teachers. And for administrators do their jobs, keep their noses clean, then there wouldn’t be any need for anyone to have to complain; right?
There is no doubt in my mind that band director Brian Cass was relieved of his duties because he was an outspoken opponent of the school’s administration and board, especially on this blog. But, as they say, when one door closes another opens and he accepted a position with Wesley College. And I understand congratulations are in order to Brian and his lovely bride as they await the birth of a child.
But don’t fear, this writer keeps his sources confidential, and news will filter to me and I will pass it on to my readers.
If you have noticed we have not been printing the board agenda; well that is because I have apparently been cut off the mailing list. We are trying to have that ‘oversight’ restored. I know one board member who was opposed to me receiving the minutes. We’ll see who is running the school board.