Appoquinimink Board of Education: Grant a Hearing for Felecia Duggins
  • Petitioned Norm Abrams

This petition was delivered to:

Vice President, Board of Education
Norm Abrams
Member, Board of Education
Edna Cale
Member, Board of Education
Charlisa “Char” Edelin
Member, Board of Education
Richard Forsten
President, Board of Education
Julie Johnson
Superintendent of Schools/Executive Secretary, Board of Education
Matthew Burrows

Appoquinimink Board of Education: Grant a Hearing for Felecia Duggins

    1. Joe Kennedy
    2. Petition by

      Joe Kennedy

      Pittsburgh, PA

Felecia Duggins, a fine high school administrator and educator in Delaware, has been mistreated, demoted and maligned at public expense, all while the Appoquinimink School District asks taxpayers to support a referendum to finance more of its activities.  

Although Felecia did not prevail in her recent lawsuit and is currently assessing her appellate options, there still exist serious issues about the District's compliance with it's own policies and procedures in her case, including:

- Disparate treatment of faculty, staff & students on the basis of race;

- Refusal to acknowledge or address the hostile climate created by such disparate treatment;

- Failure to comply with the District's drug testing policy; and

- Violation of Delaware Performance Appraisal System requirements in conducting Summative Evaluations.

When hardworking employees stand up for their rights, the District spares no expense in its own legal defense... yet it appears to be reluctant to admit mistakes, to change its practices, or to mediate satisfactory, equitable remedies. This can be corrected.

Felecia should be given an opportunity to present testimony and evidence about these issues, and the Board should investigate and address them expeditiously.

To:
Norm Abrams, Vice President, Board of Education
Edna Cale, Member, Board of Education
Charlisa “Char” Edelin, Member, Board of Education
Richard Forsten, Member, Board of Education
Julie Johnson, President, Board of Education
Matthew Burrows, Superintendent of Schools/Executive Secretary, Board of Education
Please grant a Hearing for Felecia Duggins to present testimony and evidence about the Appoquinimink School District's failure to comply with its own policies and procedures in her case.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Natalie Sumner VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Racism in any form is not acceptable-not now, not ever!

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      • over 1 year ago

      We are responsible for the future of our youth. Racism should not be in the future.

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      • over 1 year ago

      Racism shouldn't exist but it does. Kids should not endure this demon especially from the education dept.

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    • Jeaneen McDuffie TOWNSEND, DE
      • over 1 year ago

      This women is not only an outstanding individual, but she also cares about our kids. Racism doesnt care about our kids it teaches destruction that will precede us when we are dead and gone. Dont stop a person from doing what we all know is right!

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      • over 1 year ago

      Cowards die a thousand times justice should've stood every time .

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