Wednesday, April 25, 2012
So called educators and their handling of children with special needs in upscale suburb of Cherry Hill, NJ.

4 comments:

Raekwon the Chef said...

And the swift response...
STATEMENT FROM BOE PRESIDENT AND SUPERINTENDENT … In response to the recent media and social media attention regarding the district and Horace Mann Elementary School and, in an effort to communicate directly with our parents and community, Board of Education President Seth Klukoff and Superintendent Dr. Maureen Reusche presented the following statement at the April 24 Board of Education meeting.

“My fellow Board members and I certainly understand and share the concerns expressed by many members of the community,” said Mr. Klukoff. “We strongly believe that the district acted swiftly, appropriately and judiciously with regard to the staff in the classroom. What’s more, we are confident that these decisions were informed first and foremost by compassion for the students. We are proud of the many caring teachers and staff of our district who provide tireless dedication to our children and work ceaselessly to ensure that our classrooms are conducive to learning and growth.”

Dr. Reusche added, “In February, upon receiving a copy of an audio recording, the district undertook a thorough and rigorous investigation and, as we have previously noted, responded swiftly and appropriately. Although this is a personnel matter and there are specifics that I cannot legally address publicly, I want to assure our parents that the individuals who are heard on the recording raising their voices and inappropriately addressing children no longer work in the district and have not since shortly after we received the copy of the recording.”

Fredo said...

I listened to part of this recording yesterday and turned it off before getting too far. It's just too disturbing.

Fredo said...

What's worrisome is the wall of protection that administration and faculty set up to protect one another.

If I want to show up and see how my kid is interacting with teachers or peers, without giving them advanced notice, it's not allowed.

Meanwhile, private schools and pre-schools can accomodate you with an "open door policy."

Raekwon the Chef said...

If I want to show up and see how my kid is interacting with teachers or peers, without giving them advanced notice, it's not allowed.

Absurd!

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