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End the "zero tolerance" policy for parent drop-offs and unannounced visits

Parent drop-offs should be minimized in the Summit, NJ school district, but parents of younger children and older special needs children need to be able to drop off forgotten items at their child's school within reason. It is important to cut down outsider traffic at Summit schools, but parents are NOT outsiders and have the right to access public schools as long as they are not causing a disturbance. Parents should have the right to drop off items occasionally, and if students have repeated item drop-offs, they should be disciplined to reinforce responsibility.

We are requesting that they end this "zero tolerance" policy and institute a less intrusive pilot program where parent school access is monitored closely. We further request access to the data which indicated that almost 400 parents signed in to the high school on one particular day, as multiple parents and staff have indicated that this number is out of proportion for the vast majority of school days, and we would like to see proof that all of those visitors were parents.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Superintendent, Summit, New Jersey
    Dr. Nathan Parker
  • Director of Special Education Services, Summit, New Jersey
    Dr. Jane Kachmar-Desonne
  • Athletic Director, Summit, New Jersey
    Robert Lockhart
  • Mayor, Summit, New Jersey
    Ellen Dickson

Kay Gilbert started this petition with a single signature, and now has 46 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.