Empower Parents To Help Their Children In Buncombe County Schools
  • Petitioned Buncombe County School System

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Buncombe County School System

Empower Parents To Help Their Children In Buncombe County Schools

    1. John Carroll
    2. Petition by

      John Carroll

      Asheville, NC

I am concerned about the neglect/abuse and the leadership our children and parents sometimes experience in the Buncombe County, North Carolina school district. It's important that our children are safe and our leaders have their best interest in mind when these issues occur.

Issues of abuse, bullying, neglect should not be tolerated and leaders that minimize this abuse, file an inaccurate or understated report, impair transfer to a safer school, offer false or inaccurate testimony to protect another Buncombe County School Leader, or aid in downgrading the severity of these issues should be reprimanded or removed from their position.

It's time to restructure our system to protect our children and empower parents to have a voice when injustice occurs and give parents the tools they need to remove their children from harm's way.

The school district borders should be removed in cases where documented physical, emotional or sexual abuse is noted by the parents or qualified physicians. This will effect the system in two ways: Force the system to make adjustments to repeat offender schools and free parents to transfer children easily when their children are in harm's way.

All incident reports must be created by the teacher and agreed upon by the parent or guardian in writing along with the principal before its submitted. In cases where the parent/student versions conflict with that of school leadership, the parent has the right to schedule an emergency review within 30 days by the school board with an appeal process. Siblings will be transferred as well when applicable.

All issues brought before the school board should be made public and published on the http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us website, protecting the child's identity when applicable.

Our children should not have to suffer or be exposed to poor leadership because of their physical location, agendas that protect residual offender youth, or cases in the Buncombe County School System where Buncombe County employees are unwilling to help.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. I have recently published a press release scheduled for next week.

      John Carroll
      Petition Organizer

      This press release details my family's residual issues with the Buncombe County School System. Hopefully it will help generate more signatures.

    3. 11 Signatures Reach

      John Carroll
      Petition Organizer

      We are on our way to making our schools a safer place in Buncombe County. Thank you so much!

    4. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • mark carlson ASHEVILLE, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      It's a crime that public dollars increasingly go to an educational system that fails to improve educational performance and does not have the backbone to establish order, discipline and a positive learning environment. Is it any wonder concerned parents have created an exodus with their children to private and charter schools so that education can take place?

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    • Tina Boyd RINGGOLD, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      my kids also get bullied,especially on the bus.The bus driver has done what he can but he too gets cussed out & such..good luck with your Petition!

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    • Cynthia Poupard SPRING HILL, TN
      • about 3 years ago

      My grandchildren have been affected by the current conditions in the Buncombe County School District.

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    • Wade Sokol WINSTON-SALEM, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      My son was forced into a locker at Ledford Middle School. The school did NOTHING to help him or us even though they new who had hurt him. His was in the locker for approx. 20 min and couldnt get out. A teacher FINALLY found him and thought it was funny???

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    • John Carroll ASHEVILLE, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      My children have suffered with issues of abuse over the last two years at a Buncombe County public school. It's time for Buncombe County to start caring about our children.

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