Resign Rosemary Boland (President of the SFT) for Racist Comments.

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My name is Erica Tosh, and I am a mother to four children (bi-racial children) that attend the Scranton School District, two in elementary and two in middle school. Covid has made this a very difficult year for everyone, including the teachers, the students and the parents, and although we have all done the best that we can, I feel that most of us have been eager to see what is going to happen with our children returning to in person learning.

On February 1, 2021, I made it a point to be available to sit in on the YouTube Live Scranton School District Public Board Meeting with hopes that I could gain some info on what would be going on with my children for the remainder of the school year, but the only thing I took away from that was ROSEMARY BOLAND and how she managed to make me feel like my children would be blamed for any spread of Covid if they returned. Her words, "We have children from families who are under served by our medical community, nobody thinks about them, our black children, our brown children, our immigrant children, we don't know who in their family has had Covid, we don't know if they have been vaccinated because we don't know any of that because nobody has documentation for that part of our population right now."

On February 8, 2021, I again made it a point to be available to sit in on the YouTube Live Scranton School District Public Board Meeting, again with hopes that I could gain some info on what would be going on with my children for the remainder of the school year, but again ROSEMARY BOLAND turned this into something other than COVID. In her words, "There is no way that anybody can say with certainty, 100% certainty that there will be no transmission, because the one thing you cannot control is the student factor, our students go home, they are not going home to the DONNA REED home, they are going home to homes in Scranton School District. Do you know our students, do you know our families, do you know some of our students have been in Philadelphia, they have been in New York, so some of their family members could take care of them, do you know that they left the US and that they returned and there is no way we can figure out who was, has been, or not has been positive with Covid."

A person who believes it is okay to make racist comments about my children should NOT be the head of the people teaching my children.

Please sign to let ROSEMARY BOLAND know this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated!!

Her email is sftlocal1147@epix​.​net