Petition Closed
Petitioning Joplin R-8 Board of Education

Joplin R-8 School District: Allow Randy Turner To Continue Teaching

ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING ON MAY 23RD AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 8:00 am. We will be waving signs, wearing black shirts, and spreading our message to the community! (more info and RSVP here :

Randy Turner is a beloved teacher at East Middle School, former journalist and writer, and great person. He has inspired students throughout his career at Joplin Schools, and always has his students' best interests in mind.

The school district's accusations against Mr. Turner are untrue and unjust (for more information on the allegations:

 Sign this petition to let the Board of Education know that letting Mr. Turner go would be a mistake and loss to our school district.

Letter to
Joplin R-8 Board of Education
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Joplin School District. Recently, Randy Turner, 8th grade communication arts teacher, was placed on administrative leave for exercising his first amendment rights. Randy Turner is a sincere, honest man who does not deserve to lose his job. He continues to inspire students within our district. If Randy Turner is let go, our school district will lose a great teacher and friend. We hope you make the right decision this Thursday and vote against misinformation, false allegations, and personal vendettas by allowing Randy Turner to stay in the classroom.