A STICKY AFFAIR: EVALUATING TEACHERS
Daniel De Jesus
Grand Canyon University
March 23, 2011
ii) Responding to Parent’s Letter
(1) Formal Response 123 Lincoln Ave
Orange, NJ 07050
October 26, 2010
250 Central Ave
Orange, NJ 07050 Dear Mrs. Robertson:
I write this letter to completely reassure you that we are taking the concerns you brought up with the utmost seriousness that they deserve. As a matter of fact, we have investigated the matter the last couple of days to ascertain the facts and events of what happened in Ms. Paulson’s Computer Technology Class on Monday during the third period. There were 27 students present that day alongside Ms. Paulson, and we have conducted interviews with some of them individually in order to get to the bottom of this issue. While it is certain that it was one of the students who momentarily put the pictures in question on the projector, it is also without a doubt our goal to never have to expose our students to any such material; and the adults in our staff certainly are expected to uphold their responsibility of keeping a safe environment for every child under our care, be it from harm of a physical or mental nature.
Due to all of these facts, we have taken immediate steps and informed Ms. Paulson of possible short-term to long-term disciplinary actions, pending a more thorough investigation. In the meantime, we will be employing a substitute for her class assignments until we can determine that the safety from questionable imagery for each and every one of our students is guaranteed. We always appreciate the parents’ input into all matters concerning our students; and while this is type of issue we don’t wish to see happening, we certainly are open to any further concerns regarding your child’s educational well-being.
Lincoln Avenue Middle School Principal
Bibliography: Fagan, David (March , 2011)"Ireland: Guilty or Innocent? Dealing with Teacher Misconduct Issues” Retrieved March 20, 2011, from Http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=125608 Yell, Mitchell (Feb. 1999) Elements of Negligence Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://cecp.air.org/interact/authoronline/february99/3.htm Teachers’ Rights (n.d) Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.enotes.com/everyday-law-encyclopedia/teachers-rights ISLLC: Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium. (2008). Standards for school leaders. http://elan.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/WF/ELAN/ISLLC.pdf New Jersey Statutes 2009-2010 Edition. Title 18A Education: Amendments to June 5, 2009 (2009). Newark, NJ: Gann Law Books