Letter sent to School Board, Director of Schools, and HR Director on September 7th, 2021 at 10:30pm. Hello Board Members, Director Spurlock, and Dr. Anthony, Just following up on my suggestion of a meeting to discuss some out of the box ideas for Covid policies. I believe the folks from the pro-universal mask side shot an email as well while at the meeting. I’d love to grab a couple people from the pro-parent choice side, and also some teachers and other administrators to work on… Read More »Ideas for Handling Covid at School
To discuss requiring masks in Rutherford County Schools (RCS), an “emergency” school board meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept 7th at 5pm. We know your time is limited, but we need everyone to attend this meeting that will be discussing masking policies. Bring friends and your kids. Location: Rutherford County Board of EducationAddress: 2240 Southpark Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37128Date: Tuesday, Sept 7th @ 5pm Based on last year’s results, we know this losing formula: masks that inhibit communication + quarantine that breaks up instruction =… Read More »Masks Pushed in RCS. Emergency Board Meeting Called.
Letter sent RCS School Board and Director of Schools, August 30, 2021 Board Members and Director Spurlock, On August 10, 2021 the Rutherford County Board of Education reviewed and approved a procedure intended to prevent students and staff from being quarantined who were Covid free or symptom free. Despite this clear intent, the Director of Schools for Rutherford County Schools (RCS) unilaterally changed this procedure (both procedures can be found here) to remove non-symptomatic and non-Covid positive students from schools–with no input, consultation, or vote… Read More »Parents Furious Over Mishandling of Covid in Schools
On August 10, 2021 the Rutherford County Board of Education reviewed and approved a procedure intended to prevent students and staff from being quarantined who were Covid free or symptom free. Despite this clear intent, the Director of Schools for Rutherford County Schools (RCS) unilaterally changed this procedure (both procedures can be found here) to remove non-symptomatic and non-Covid positive students from schools–with no input, consultation, or vote from the Board. The legality of RCS moving forward with these procedures is questionable, but the result… Read More »Rutherford County Parents Furious Over Mishandling of Covid in Schools
Empty classrooms are becoming the new normal in Rutherford County Schools (RCS) this school year. See the latest parent reports below regarding the disaster of contact tracing at RCS. This policy is unquestionably breaking Tennessee law by denying healthy, school age children access to education. Healthy kids are forced to be at home with no access to instruction of any kind. Without a full school closure, this is illegal. Equally problematic, there is no transparent or duplicable process for any of it. None of this… Read More »Empty Classrooms Becoming Norm in RCS, Change Needed.
The arbitrary and inappropriate behavior continues in Rutherford County Schools (RCS) handling of Covid policies. This was reported by a parent on Friday, August 27th. Their student was contact traced at an RCS high school. Along with their child, approximately 40 students were pulled into the library by the Assistant Principal and asked to form two lines, one of the vaccinated and one of the unvaccinated. The staff then handed the kids who claimed to be vaccinated a piece of paper to email proof. Without… Read More »Students Being Grouped, Forced to Provide Personal Health Information
Remember this poster we shared that was in a classroom at Smyrna Middle School? A parent sent us the picture, but wished to remain anonymous. We determined who their board member was, so they could send a complaint to the right person. We then spread the picture far and wide on social media because the parent didn’t want any attention. Local media picked the story up after seeing our social media post, investigated the claim, and I am happy to report that: “The principal addressed… Read More »RCS Parent Gets Agenda-filled Sign Removed
Should this sign be in a classroom at a Rutherford County Schools (RCS) middle school? This is a real question for parents, as this sign was sent to us by an RCS parent from a Smyrna Middle School classroom. This information has been reported to the respective school board member, and we are awaiting feedback from the parent. In the meantime, we can look at existing RCS policies for some guidance on whether the teacher is breaking the rules: 1. Rutherford County Board of Education… Read More »Political Agenda Pushed in RCS Classroom
Do you believe America’s Revolutionary War was fought against the British “in order to ensure slavery would continue”? We don’t. That conclusion by the “1619 Project” is categorically false, but is supported by the teacher’s union in Rutherford County through willingly paid dues to the nation’s largest union, the National Education Association (NEA). When you hear parents upset about critical race theory (CRT), it’s efforts like this that attempt to focus every part of history and life through a primary lens of racism. The NEA… Read More »Teacher’s Union Funds Redefinition of American Founding
The teacher’s union in Rutherford County wants to force mask wearing on kids at school, but what else do they want? These teachers are dues paying members of the National Education Association (NEA), so they are willingly funding all kinds of NEA projects and agendas. Per it’s own website, the NEA wants to “challenge systemic racism in school.” This is done by “Supporting Black Lives Matter.” So the NEA wants to “broaden the movement of critical reflection.” To that end, the NEA created and funds… Read More »Teacher’s Union Supports “Racial & Social Justice” Activism