Petition to El Rancho Unified School District
Fire Gregory Salcido for vulgar classroom conduct!
On January 26, 2017 three videos began to circulate social media depicting El Rancho High School teacher, and Pico Rivera Council member Gregory Salcido berating a student for wearing a United States Marine Corps sweater in class, and going as far as to degrade the United states Military in front of his class. The videos were recorded by the student who came under fire by Salcido, and c obtain vulgar outbursts toward the armed forces and students who decide to pursue a career in the military. Salcido is heard saying “They’re the frickin’ lowest of the low,” in reference to military members, and "They're not talented people". Salcido furthers his a argument in the second video stating "If you join the military it's because you have no other options, because you didn't take care of business academically, because your parents didn't love you enough to push you, then you didn't love yourself enough". Throughout the video Salcido can be heard using vulgar language, and telling the student who can be seen recording the video that he can no longer wear his Marine Corps sweater in class, and can be heard saying "Don't you ever fricken bring the fricken military into this classroom. I don't understand why we let the fricken military guys come over here and recruit you at the school. We don't let pimps come into the school." Before wrapping up his degrading statements, Salcido spoke on the September 11th terror attacks stating "9/11, World Trade Center. Do you guys recall, you guys were too little to remember it, but you guy have seen footage wear people were jumping out of like the hundredth floor of the World Trade Center?", and further speaking of the victims who jumps sahing "Jumping from a hundred floors and turning into fricken, they probably got decenegraded from hitting the ground". Before the video ends he asks the students if they would have rather burned to death or jumped to their death, "Which option is better? Thats like saying do you want to eat dog sh*t or cat sh*t?" This shocking footage portrays the standards that El Rancho High School holds for their staff. In no circumstances is it okay for teachers to force their opinions and their views on the students. The classroom is supposed to be an educational experience, and not be indoctrinating. Students who have chosen the path of mikita st service were singled out for their decision. Military recruiters were compared to pimps. This teacher was put of lime, imposing his beliefs on his students while on the clock. El Rancho High School has confirmed that these statements came from Gregory Salcido. Salcido was also under investigation, and put on paid administrative leave after striking a student in class in 2012. This man does not have the capacity, nor the self restraint to remain unbiased in the classroom and provide a safe learning environment for his students. He is a danger to the students, and the public school system as a whole. It is imperative that the school district handle this matter immediately, and that Salcido, who has a clear pattern of misconduct and inappropriate behavior in the classroom, is terminated from his position. Please sign this petition to make our voices heard by the city of Pico Rivera, and the El Rancho Unified School District. Original post containing the videos recorded in Salcido's classroom: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215001109124489&id=1332323089
Petition to Ossining UFSD, Ossining High School, Ossining Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools, Ossining High School Principal, Ossining Superintendent of Schools
Prevent Ossining High School From Having Substitutes During Teacher Absences
Please consider signing our petition if you agree with the following: It has come to our attention as the student body of Ossining High School, that as of Monday, February 12th 2018 a new rule will be put in place at our school, which revokes upperclassmen from receiving off periods when their teachers are not present. We as the student body understand the concern that students do not use this additional time wisely, however having substitute teachers instead will not solve this dilemma. Many students, though admittedly not all, use off periods to study, complete work assigned by their absent teacher or get started on the plethora of homework they receive each day. Additionally, students without a lunch period can have the rare chance to eat at a reasonable time during the day. As students we do not see additional off periods as a reward, we do not celebrate that class may be cancelled, we see it as an opportunity to continue to learn, simply just not in a classroom. However, the biggest concern we have is that substitute teacher implementation will take away this chance, and further, the work we do when a substitute is present is sub par and not satisfactory to both ourselves and our teacher. Many of us students take AP, SUNY and other advanced courses that require teaching from only our teachers, teachers that understand how difficult course work is, and how best to help us understand. Furthermore, if our teachers do leave sub work, we do not have the opportunity to ask questions or get help, as substitute teachers do not necessarily specialize in the field they are subbing for. The material we learn with substitutes are often not well understood and will mitigate the teachers ability to move on is our lessons. It is also vital we acknowledge why substitutes were removed from all upperclassmen classes years ago. In order to better redistribute the money in the High School, substitutes were removed, allowing for other departments and causes to receive much needed and deserved funds. One must question where the money to reinstate substitutes came from. If the funds to do this are from hard working tax paying families, it would be only fair that the families and students of Ossining be involved in this decision. As far as the students of OHS know, we weren't involved and neither were our parents. This leads us to wonder what true motives support this decision, and if there were steps to pass this rule, this mistake would never have occurred. Therefore, it would be much more beneficial for our education if the rules in our school remained the same, that if our teacher is absent, class would be cancelled. This leaves it up to the teacher to assign work, and for the students to do that work to the best of their ability outside of a classroom. Allow us as growing students to study, work and be treated like adults without this new rule. We appreciate your concerns that additional off periods are detrimental to our education, but giving us substitute teachers every time our teachers are absent, is tremendously worse. Thank you for listening, we hope you will consider doing what is best for us students.
Petition to Clear Creek Highschool, Greg Smith
Petition for Clear Creek HS to erect a Vegeta statue in honor of Christopher Sabat.
As some of you may be aware of, The voice actor, Christopher Sabat, graduated from Clear Creek High school in 1992. Christopher Sabat went on to voice act many different characters in multiple tv series, and video games. He has also been a voice director in various projects, and he even started his own audio production company OkraTron 5000. He is most well known for his work in Dragon Ball Z. He provides the voice work for such notable characters as Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Zarbon, Recoome, Jeice, Burter, Salza, as well as many others. Christopher Sabat is an incredibly talented gentleman and he deserves more recognition for it. That is where this petition comes into play. Clear Creek Highschool should Erect a life size Vegeta statue above a plaque that reads, "I wasn’t sure how long I could sustain the effort without breaking in two. It was as though the only thing holding my body together was myone burning desire to be better then Kakarott. Sometimes I thought I was losing my mind. Why wasn’t I able to obtain what Kakarott had obtained?! It didn’t make any sense. It was infuriating… and it was my fury that kept me alive. - In Honor Of Christopher Sabat the original Prince of Saiyans." I believe 100% that making this apperant to current and future students will help motivate and drive them to reach their goals.
Petition to Principal Preisser
Make Lunch Time longer
Liberty High School is a populated high school. There is around 2,000 or more students enrolled in Liberty. Last year we had about an hour for lunch , which was perfect for everyone . Students were able to get food and socialize , especially the fact that there is a lot of students in both A lunch and B lunch and it would be easier to get food and also have time to sit and eat peacefully instead of being rushed . They also took away the right to go off campus and eat lunch , (when that is a district privilege so it shouldn't be taken away) with enough time to eat. We also had the chance during lunch time to be able to make up for anything in classes . In this new year we have a new Principal, Gary Preisser . Personally all my four years of high school I have had different principals . As new administration come they come with new rules as usual. We can adapt to other rules which it would be fine but cutting our lunch time to 35 minutes is not enough for anybody in A lunch and B lunch. I have heard many opinions about this and what I found most commonly one was that the lines are too long and by the time you get to sit and eat it's already time to head to class. So in other words Liberty High school and Gary Preisser should Sit down and come up with at least a better alternative for our students and teachers. Overall I believe this change is affecting students performance, this needs to be properly addressed to our new principal. Sign this petition so we can show the administration and make our voices heard.
Petition to Mr. Moore @ Brownwood High
EQUALITY: DRESS CODE WITH UNIFORMS AT SCHOOL
Our school dress code is strict. Shorts, skirts and dresses must reach the knee, and holes in jeans cannot be above the knee. Countless students have been sent to ISS due to wardrobe malfunctions, some so minor. Cheerleading skirts go way above the knee, and even go above the mid thigh. I started this to not change the Cheerleading uniforms, but to not allow them to wear them during school. If I cannot show an inch above my knee in English because its distracting, why can a Cheerleader show off their whole upper thigh and it be considered "School Spirit" and "Okay".
Petition to Dr. Al Pollard, Hawkinsville High school
Seniors decorating their caps for graduation
We, the seniors of 2019, want to decorate our caps for graduation on May 17th. The seniors of the previous years did not have the chance of decoration their caps on graduation day. Well, we want to be the first at Hawkinsville High to decorate our caps. This will be a great moment in history, if we have the chance of decorating them this year. Our class of seniors will not put anything disrespectful, vulgar, or inappropriate on our caps. We just want a chance to express ourself on graduation night. We want to be the first at Hawkinsville High School to decorate caps for graduation night. An administrator or the principal can check our caps to make sure it's appropriate for graduation day.
Petition to LUHSD
Students for Change:
End Sexual Assault on Campus & End School Administration Neglect
“Lemoore Union High School District systematically shames and silences sexual assault victims and should be held accountable for the lives they ruin as a result.” -Savana Vernon, LMCHS Class of 2016 “When students suffer sexual assault and harassment, they are deprived of equal and free access to an education.” -American Civil Liberties Union Objective: 1. Compile a large group of students’ stories in regards to experiencing sexual assault on campus, and more so the lack of appropriate action taken by the faculty2. Highlight the sexism displayed by the LUHSD faculty and how this violates Title IX3. Develop an appropriate plan for educating students and staff about sexual assault, establish a district wide regulation for punishing harassers, and provide appropriate counseling for victims4. Ensure that all reports of sexual assault shall be vigorously investigated
Petition to New York State Senate, New York State House, New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo
URGENT - INCLUDE MENSTRUAL HEALTH IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM - #LetsTalkPeriod
UPDATE: Although the New York State Legislative Session ended on June 20, you can still sign the #LetsTalkPeriod petition and let lawmakers know that endometriosis should be a necessary part of education in New York state. Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D/WF—Manhattan), the bill sponsors responsible for successfully repealing the infamous "Tampon Tax," have teamed up again to help educate school-aged young women about their menstrual health. Support bill S. 8543/A. 10763 requiring the New York Commissioners of Health and Education to develop age-appropriate educational materials for endometriosis, and other menstrual disorders, to be made available to school districts and health care practitioners across NY State. The goal of the bill is to raise awareness about these conditions to ensure that young women have the information they need to effectively advocate for their personal health. Given the seriousness of this disease, and the stigma often associated with discussing menstrual health, it is critical that the state makes an effort to educate young women on this important issue. New York State is taking the lead with this legislation so that all states follow suit to include the same educational materials in their school curriculums! Sign and Share https://www.endofound.org/letstalkperiod