Holiday Greetings from ParentsROCK!
First, we want to wish all of our fellow ROCKers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Legal update ...
Just before the holiday, parent/attorney Steve Bracci went before the Collier School Board to make his case regarding the District's improper rulemaking when they changed the policy on after school care without consulting parents (as was their rule at the time). This "case" had already gone in front of what was supposed to be an impartial "hearing officer" (sort of the judge in the case). Who appointed herself the "impartial" hearing officer in this case? Superintendent Kamela Patton. Hardly an unbiased judge!
Mr. Bracci was asking the School Board to deny hearing officer Patton's decision to dismiss, and instead allow an independent judge to hear and decide on the case, but his request was denied unanimously by the Board. Anyone sitting in the room during the hearing was shocked at the Board's decision and the fact that they rendered it without a single word of discussion. Once again, it was clear that the outcome was determined before the meeting - another example of the Board and the District 'teaming up' against the rights of parents and constituents!
Bottom line - we need a new School Board!
ParentsROCK meeting coming soon:
Join us at the next Parents ROCK meeting!
When: Monday, January 27th at 6:30PM
Where: The Sports CLUB Center, 3275 Pine Ridge Road.
Meetings are open to the public and kids are welcome!