Topic

school board

62 petitions

Update posted 14 hours ago

Petition to Spusd board member Thompson, SPUSD Board member Kolbeck, SPUSD board member Urias, SPUSD Board president, SPUSD Board member Luna, SPUSD Superintendent

All classrooms at SPUSD need air conditioning

Santa Paula Unified School District need air conditioning. Last week SPUSD's classrooms reached extreme temperatures. I have heard firsthand from teachers that rooms were over 90 degrees even before students were released for "heat days." Students complained how hot classrooms are, and how difficult it was to concentrate in class. This setting is not conducive to learning; it is unsafe and completely unacceptable. The district is allowing themselves to be susceptible to a lawsuit with classrooms at dangerous and extreme temperatures. What is the district going to do to solve this problem? The "heat days," while necessary, are not a long term solution. SPUSD has already exceeded it's 4 negotiated heat days for the year, in the first 13 days of school. It is unacceptable for students to be missing out on instructional minutes, because schools lack an optimal learning environment for students. SPUSD needs air conditioning immediately! Please sign this petition so we can share with the board the number of parents, guardians, and taxpayers that are also concerned with this issue.  Our children need to be in a safe environment where they can learn. CONTACT INFO: Email Addresses: Governing Board: Derekluna@santapaulaunified.orgPthompson@santapaulaunified.orgCurias@santapaulaunified.orgMkolbeck@santapaulaunified.orgKstewart@santapaulaunified.org Superintendent: Agamino@santapaulaunified.org SP Times:sptimesnewspaper@gmail.com You can send to the district.  Santa Paula Unified School District201 S. SteckelSanta Paula, CA 93060Or call:805-933-8802  

Heather Silva
855 supporters
Update posted 15 hours ago

Petition to Okaloosa County, Okaloosa County School District, Mary Beth Jackson, Okaloosa County School Board

It’s time Update the Okaloosa County Dress Code!

It’s hard to believe that in this day and age that our school dress codes could be sexually bias, dated, gender insensitive and body shaming. Currently the Okaloosa County Schools Dress Code is all of the above. The code is no longer relevant and should be revised to accommodate our children’s differences in sizes & shapes. We can do this while still maintaining the integrity of the code and our students. Currently the code holds all students to the same dated codes regardless of the body structure. Therefore, what works for one child may be discriminatory to another. In example the dress code currently states: -Minimum length of clothing should be “approximately” five (5) inches above the top of the kneecap. This includes shorts, skirts, and skorts. Shirts cannot be longer than the shorts, skirt or skort. -Shirts or blouses must be two (2) inches across the shoulder with no undergarments showing. -Midriff cannot be exposed. When arms are held straight out to the side, no midriff can be exposed. -Skin tight clothing, swimwear, low cut blouses or tops, clothing with cutouts, (including pants with holes above the 5 inch rule), or any other revealing garments are inappropriate for school. -Leggings/jeggings/yoga pants are permitted as long as the upper garment meets the 5 inch rule or no curvature of the lower body is exposed when the arms are held straight out to the side. -Leggings worn under pants with holes or cutouts above the 5 inch rule will not be permitted. -Garments bearing inappropriate slogans or pictures are not permitted. This includes clothing with alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence, racial remarks, or sexual connotations. -Tops or T-shirts with low cut underarms(not to exceed 3 inches from the armpit area) are not allowed this applies to male and female students. With this said cheerleading and dance teams are not held to the same standards. A female child that’s is 5’3” and 70 lbs may be fully and respectfully covered and not meet the code is scrutinized and disciplined. Yet it’s acceptable for female or male athletes to not adhere to the current codes. The same can be said for the administration as teachers. All of which should be held to the same code standard and should lead by example. Here’s the point. Our youth is physically built differently and cannot fairly be held to the current dress codes. Where one student may fit within code and be respectfully dressed, another student may not fit within code yet be equally as respectful. We’re forced to watch as our youth is forced to adhere to a code that for some is unrealistic. There’s a dated clothing code that is being used. Students are being removed from class, plucked out of hallways, embarrassed in front of their peers and disciplined because their young bodies grow differently. It’s as if we’re forcing square pegs in round precut holes. Some of them just won’t fit no matter the consequences. We as parents understand the idea of a dress code and being consistent across the board. What we’re asking is that the dress code be fairly enforced, be relevant to the students size and shape, and that even those that enforce the code be held accountable. Okaloosa County School District, we ask that you revisit, revise and update the current code in place. Please keep our students in mind when doing so. Understand that we live in an area where temperatures can reach 105° heat index, students bodies develop differently, and be realistic in the structure of the code. Sincerely, Parents of Okaloosa County  

April Hagan
177 supporters
Started 1 day ago

Petition to Dr. Walter Davie, Rev. Schmitt Moore, Mr. James Barnett, Mr. Gary Mims, Mr. Don Presley, Mr. Charles Orr, Mr. Randy Smalley, Mr. Bill Copeland

Delay the Board of Education Vote for the New Northport Middle School

We know parents can't always make a 5:00 pm meeting on a weeknight. There are extracurricular activities for children, homework to help with, dinner to put on the table and things to do to prepare for the next day. This address below will be sent with responses to the Tuscaloosa County School Board, and we need your approval of the message to show you are in support of a delayed vote of their current school plan. _______________________________________________________________ In an unprecedented address, Northport Mayor Donna Aaron and the Northport City Council spoke on behalf of our children to the Tuscaloosa County School Board on Monday, October 16th. The partnership the City Council has had with the school board is one that is valued amongst the Mayor and the Council. However, the challenge facing the City of Northport and its children has been caused by the promise the Board has broken. That broken promise will impact the city, the school system and most importantly, OUR CHILDREN. Parents who were present at this week's meeting and those who viewed video of that address were appalled by the way the Board rudely dismissed the Mayor and City Council - basically telling our elected officials they wasted their time coming to the meeting that day to relay what we want for our children. We have heard the proposed changes to the original plan the Board made to the children and parents of Northport in regards to new schools. Many of us attended the spring forums and were appalled by the Tuscaloosa County School Board’s lack of concern for the promises originally made. The Walker study the Board has referred to clearly shows that 6% of the 7% growth expected in Tuscaloosa County over the next few years will be in the Northport area. This data has been ignored by the Board. In addition, we were stunned to find that the Mayor nor Northport City Council members were included in plans designed for the city they were elected to represent. Now, Dr. Walter Davie has met with principals in the Northport area to tell them the “new” plan without a even a phone call to the Northport City Council. He is clearly not interested in what Northport or the parents in Northport think and want for their children. This plan does include the expansion of the PreK programs; while that is wonderful for the children in our community, we feel the Board cannot force such changes based on competitive grant money that could - and has - dried up at any point in time. Again, PreK initiatives are great, but there are middle school classes with 40-45 students and no textbooks. Shouldn’t we correct the pressing issues of today before adding new ones for the future? Guaranteeing PreK programs is yet another “promise” that TCBOE cannot keep. When we are children, we learn the value of a promise. When we become adults, we teach children the importance of keeping them. It's hard to explain to our children how we would vote to keep board members in office when they can't keep their promises and change plans without even consulting those it will impact most. In fact, those up for re-election next year will surely face a tougher road because of their inability to accurately represent their districts. Please let my signature of this petition show that I am opposed to the current plan presented by the Tuscaloosa County School Board because it doesn’t reflect the promises they made. I may not be able to be present at your meeting because my life revolves around my family, especially at this time of day. But rest assured, I want this vote DELAYED until this plan can be restructured by a committee that includes close Northport representation and all stakeholders in our community.  

Northport Parents
121 supporters