By Maggie Gaines, March 3, 2020
Local friends: The TESD policy committee meeting is tonight. Policy 5401 is on the agenda with some proposed changes. Please come out and support Mark Gaines and me as we push the school board to adopt new language to protect all of our kids.
I've said this in the past, but will say it again. THIS is what Democracy looks like. We cannot allow our local elected officials to make policy that affects all of our children without input from the community and without keeping a watchful eye on how and what they put into these policies.
It truly is our collective responsibility to ensure they get it right. This is especially true for Policy 5401, which though its intentions were largely good, missed the
mark, resulting in the school insisting they were required to call the police on my 6-year old kindergartner for pointing her finger at her special-ed teacher and saying, "I shoot you."
I decided to go public with my daughter's story because I recognized this was an issue not only affecting my daughter but many kids in our school district and in other districts in our area and around the country. I have put myself and my family out in the public sphere to make change. And now I'm asking you all to stand with me and to push for change, too.
Let's make sure they fix this.
When? Tuesday March 3 What time? 7 PM Where? TESD District office: 940 West Valley Rd. Suite 1700, Wayne, PA