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
The teacher’s union in Rutherford County thinks your kids should be FORCED to wear masks at school, but they CHOOSE not to wear masks themselves. These are 2 pictures of the teacher’s union president in Rutherford County. The picture with no masks is from the union Facebook Page on July 26, 2021. The other is from the Rutherford County School Board meeting August 12, 2021, as the union pushed for forced masks and quarantining. If this was about any safety concern, they would have CHOSEN… Read More »Teacher’s Union Hypocrisy on Masks
With the release of 2021 TCAP results a clear picture has emerged, not just of the impact to our children, but also of the path forward. As expected, the disrupted learning resulted in a definitive decline in subject proficiency for all age groups. The path forward is simple, schools need to remain open and children need to be in the classroom unimpeded by the political environment. Gov. Lee Release here. Full TCAP PPT here. Highlights below.
If you are ready to fight, sign up here. If you are curious why parents came together to oppose these mask requirements, keep reading. On March 15, 2021 the Rutherford County mask mandate ended and citizens of our county were given the freedom to choose whether masks were appropriate for them or not. Leading up to this moment, some parents with kids in Rutherford County Schools (RCS) came together to discuss if we would now have that same freedom of choice for our children while… Read More »Why Do We Oppose Mask Requirements at Schools?