The position they are making children freeze in for the freeze bell at White Rock Elem School and all other schools in Sacramento.
  • Petitioned Sandy Spaulding

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White Rock Elem School - Principal
Sandy Spaulding
Assistant Superintendent - Folsom Cordova Unified School District
Curtis Wilson

The position they are making children freeze in for the freeze bell at White Rock Elem School and all other schools in Sacramento.

    1. heather neuman
    2. Petition by

      heather neuman

      Rancho Cordova, CA

There are a number of schools in the district that as recess ends, in order to get a few students that don’t pay attention, all students are being yelled at to “Freeze - hands on your knees”. Some might considered this a major improvement from having the students freeze with their hands on their heads however to have my child bent over with her hands on her knees until excused from recess is unacceptable. It is not only dehumanizing, borderline militarization and unjust for those kids that do comply with a whistle that recess is over but more importantly it is humiliating to my child and myself. No child should be forced to bend over and maintain an almost pornographic position due to a militant type policy at a public school. To the best of my knowledge the Folsom Cordova Public School system, and especially the White Rock School, is not a prison, jail or dentition facility. I understand the use of freezing in order to catch the attention of the students and to allow them to understand what the whistle/bells mean. But the continued use after the behavior is established and more importantly continuing the hands on knees is out of line. Why not randomly just allow them to line up without bending and should that fail then use something like ‘Freeze - hands by the side’? Why not just freeze alone. I think this is unfair and cruel to the children of the entire district that includes White Rock School and I feel that a more respectful method needs to be used.

To:
Sandy Spaulding, White Rock Elem School - Principal
Curtis Wilson, Assistant Superintendent - Folsom Cordova Unified School District
Stop forcing the children to have their hands on their knees when they freeze and perhaps phase out the need for constantly using the ‘freezing’ command altogether.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Tony DeRego ROSEVILLE, CA
      • 6 months ago

      The Sacramento City Unified School District has implemented a stop and kneel/squat procedure at Sequoia Elementary. It is getting out of control and as parents we need to get together to stop it. Feel free to contact me via this site and we can band together.

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    • catina domingo LODI, CA
      • 11 months ago

      This is a claasic example of how we as Americans are first trained in the smallest increments to be completely desensatized to the stripping of our rights and liberties. The aithoritive demand on children to obey and bend over is foul. THATS HOW YOU MAKE SERIAL KILLERS!

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    • Chase Allan BRANDON MB, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      I believe in respect towards children .

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    • cathy huston LAKEWOOD, CA
      • 12 months ago

      it is important to me because i feel it is wrong and we as parents were not notified about this. i never even heard about it until someone spoke to me about it and then my daughter says they do it at her school and its tiring and she doesnt like bending over. im disgusted that their is not a more selective altenative

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    • L Vinson NIXA, MO
      • 12 months ago

      I can not believe the ridiculousness of this site. For one to think that freezing with your hands on your knees is a pornographic position truly shows the depravity of your mind. Perhaps instead of fighting the school for what you believe to be pornographic you should be in therapy finding the root of the cause of your dirty thoughts.

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