Sunday, July 26, 2020
SHOCK!!! BLUE SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT SENDS E-MAIL DEMANDING SOCIAL MEDIA SILENCE FROM TEACHERS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS REOPEN CONCERNS!!!
This note has been circulating around social media but hasn't earned much local news coverage.
We've seen extensive FB & Twitter conversation but so far no MSM follow-up despite about a week of online conversation.
Last night a note sen to our blog community reached out in order to help spread the word . . .
"I am a teacher in the Blue Springs School District and our superintendent sent out quite the email today asking teachers in the district to stay quiet on social media about our opinions on a safe return. Many teachers are outraged. I have attached a photo of the email. I ask if you do choose to do a story on this, I stay anonymous because... my job. I know I speak on behalf of all teachers when I say we are desperate for our district to listen to our safety concerns. We have not been sent a survey or asked once by our district."
Check the letter, click this link or the image and screen-zoom to get a better look . . .
Here's the money line:
"Some of us have been on social media posting about our fears for returning to on-site, some issues of concern if we do that, and families and the community not understanding the risks. Please understand, as a board of education and district administration we are doing everything we can to make things as safe as possible for teaching on-site We are, however, beginning to see backlash from our community - parents in particular - regarding comments posted online and shared amongst individuals and groups. We have numerous requests this week from parents that their child not be placed in particular teachers' classrooms because of comments posted on social media. I am asking you to please be very careful about posting online regarding this coming school year. We are not trying to tread on your First Amendment rights but feel it is necessary to communicate with you that sometimes (comments on) social media can be perceived as negative even when that was not the intention . . ."
Developing . . .