LAUSD Says I Should Just Stay Home From Now On...

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Yesterday, as I was finishing my third day of internment at Local District 6 in the City of Commerce, I was told that my Principal Janet Seary's immediate LAUSD superior Janice Davis, Director of High School Programs, was waiting to see me with Assistant Principal Martinez. When I arrived at the office where they were waiting to see me, I immediately told them that I did not feel comfortable even being in the same room with them without union and preferably legal representation. Ms. Davis assured me that this meeting was not about any further discipline, but rather to give me my new work location, which turned out to be my house(!). I have to get up at 7:30AM Monday-Friday and call her -- then spend the day at home -- and call her again between 3PM and 3:30PM, for this I will receive my regular salary at the top of the LAUSD pay scale until LAUSD tells me otherwise. All this because I continued to blog from the rubber room. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the concept of homeschool doesn't it?

I know it's kind of bittersweet, but stay tuned for my last post from Local District 6 later today. I just don't know where I will find other public LAUSD fiascos to blog about. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS: tips@perdaily.com

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4 Comments

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val ozeta

They never cease to amaze with their absurd ideas. Have created a tshirt to support jailed teachers. Am creating a link to my website so people can get thsirts. Let me know if u have any ideas on how to let people know about shirts. I was railroaded about 6 years ago and my husband was recently put in a rubber room in the valley. I sympathize with your plight. I think raising awareness is critical to ending these practices.
peace
val

You are not alone. I think we need to make a documentary about what is really happening in LAUSD. Just heard about the N.Y. Documentary the Rubber Room. Haven't seen it, but boy does it sound familiar.

My understanding is that LAUSD sees freedom of speech as some type of affront to their bureaucratic nightmare. When teachers do speak out to the community, colleagues and parents, they get written up for unprofessional comments. We are just pointing out what needs to be fixed.

We don't need to give away public schools, we need to start listening to real teachers, parents, students and start solving problems at the local site site level.


WOW!! do you need an assistant?

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