Remove Linda Duncan from the JCPS School Board

Remove Linda Duncan from the JCPS School Board

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Linda Duncan, JCPS board member for District 5, shows an alarming disdain for our students, parents, and schools.  It's evident in her previous comments and in the reasons she is keeping our schools closed.  Linda Duncan is NOT fighting for our children's right to an education and she has no plans to let your children return to school.  Her reasons for keeping schools closed are RIDICULOUS! These are quotes from emails written by Linda Duncan and sent to parents of JCPS students regarding her reasons for keeping schools closed.  SHE HAS NO PLANS FOR LETTING YOUR KIDS RETURN TO SCHOOL, HERE'S WHAT SHE HAS SAID...

"There is a reason we are doing NTI, and it is not because it is best for kids.  It is because being away from each other at school can save the lives of vulnerable caretakers and family members."

"West Louisville is the stopper.  With its 12% infection rate, kids would spread the virus all over the county, the way these students are assigned."

"Kids without parents don't follow the rules.  They are the ones we must consider when sending all back.  All it takes is one of these kids to start the spread." 

"Maybe in your world, all the kids do what they are told.  That is not the world of public schools in this urban-suburban district.  Our biggest challenge of all is trying to serve those kids whose parents are not available – for school contact, for taking care of their own kids, for even being home at night with their kids.  Following safe guidelines with such students is not even possible.  They are the ones making our return to in-person school unlikely until guidelines are no longer necessary to follow.  And if you are wondering, the Governor already established that there are to be no negative consequences for students who fail to follow guidelines."  

"We can't hire enough subs at any time, much less during a pandemic... At $100 a day and no benefits, people don't flock to be in schools."

"Even with teachers vaccinated, the kids will still spread COVID all over the district, from hotspots to places with fewer infections."

Some of her reasons for keeping schools closed are borderline racist and prejudice.  This is not the first time Linda Duncan has come under fire for her comments.  See  her racially-insensitive comments in February 2020 where the public was calling for her resignation then.  https://www.wdrb.com/news/jcps-board-member-says-she-wont-resign-over-comment-some-call-insensitive/article_cfdef538-4e93-11ea-a15f-bb6b5ad4e28b.html

Linda Duncan has shown a particular disdain for our students, parents, and schools in her recent comments and SHE SHOULD NO LONGER SERVE ON OUR SCHOOL BOARD.  No one with her viewpoints should be in charge of the education of our children!  We are calling for her IMMEDIATE RESIGNATION.  Sign below if you would like to see Linda Duncan REMOVED from the school board.

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