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I am a parent that is known on a first name basis at my child's school because I do take my concerns to her teacher, principal, and counselor. I am one who lays out my expectations on the first day of school. I even send out e-mails frequently and I still do not get the response I ask for and that I am entitled to as a parent. We send our children to school everday with the understanding that they are safe at school because we believe that the teachers and staff will take care of them like one of their own, but as I have witnessed, that is not how it is. Last Thursday, I got a call from the school nurse telling me that my daughter had been stabbed in the arm with a plastic fork by another classmate. Fortunately it was just a little scratch and some light bruising, but the thought of how bad it could have been boggles my mind. I e-mailed her teacher requesting an explanation and to find out what was the other students punishment and to this day have not gotten a response. I am appauld that the principal or assist. principal did not call me to discuss the incident. The nurse only had limited information and was there only to treat her, anyhow, it was not her place to discuss the incident with me as it shoud have been the school administraters or her teacher. In the end this student's only punishement is 2 days of ISS. I am at the moment waiting to hear back from them and believe you me a fight is on because as some of you said, the only way this will change is if we have a voice and speak out about bullying and show the schools that no action or weak action is unacceptable. School officials want parents to get involved with their children, well how about them getting involved with their students and put in an effort to provide a safe environment for them?
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MY COMMENT DOES NOT MAKE ME NAIVE NOR IGNORANT! THAT IS YOUR OPINION "WRITEIN" I KNOW EXACTLY HOW IT REALLY IS. "REBBECAKERTH" I TOO WORKED WITH MR. CORTEZ AT UHV AND KNOW HE WILL DO WELL AS COUNTY CLERK. I BELIEVE THE WAY I DO AND THAT WAS MY COMMENT. I MUST HAVE HIT A NERVE BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH. I AM NOT HERE TO DISRESPECT ANYONE AND I DO NOT APPRECIATE BEING DISRESPECTED. EVERYONE HAS THEIR BELIEFS AND OPINIONS AND I STATED MINE. CONGRATS VA! YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED!
OF COURSE WE SHOULD THANK MR.HUVAR FOR SO MUCH DEDICATION TO THIS COUNTY AND FOR SO LONG. I STAND BY WHAT I PREVIOUSLY SAID.
I FEEL THAT RACE SHOULD HAVE NOT BEEN MENTIONED. THE REPORTER HAD A CHOICE TO EITHER INCLUDE IT OR NOT, BUT HE/SHE CHOSE TO. WHY? ITS ALL ABOUT RATINGS. THEY NEW INCLUDING THAT STATEMENT WOULD STIR PEOPLE UP AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED. WHY DOES RACE ALWAYS HAVE TO BE A FACTOR IN EVERYTHING? IN THE END. WE ARE ALL HUMAN AND WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS BECAUSE WE ARE GOD'S CHILDREN. EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON AND IT WAS JUST MR. HUVARS TIME TO DO SOMETHING ELSE AND JUST ENJOY LIFE. CONGRATS TO MR. CORTEZ. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HIM FOR A WHILE AND HE IS AN OUTSTANDING PERSON.