City School Officials In Virginia Consider Policy Banning ‘Inappropriate’ Parents, Visitors
Henrico, Va., school officials have deemed themselves worthy to police parents in order to determine who they consider to be appropriate and which are not. A new policy would allow the principal to ban visitors who they feel are being “inappropriate.”
“It’s unbelievable. It really is,” Dr. Roshelle Moore said after hearing Henrico Schools just penned suggested policy that allows principals to ban parents and even visitors at their own discretion.
According to NBC 12, parent advocate Dr. Roshelle Moore says she has seen cases where parents simply asking too many questions found themselves banned.
“Oh yes,” Dr. Moore said. “It was one of my clients.”
NBC 12 contacted the American Civil Liberties Union.
“If the school officials were smart they would tighten the policy before they issue it,” Claire Guthrie Gastañaga with ACLU of Virginia said.
“The word that concerns us the most in this policy is inappropriate because what you consider inappropriate and what I consider inappropriate may be very different,” Gastañaga said.
According to the school policy, there are only five to 10 days in which to file an appeal and once the assistant superintendent weighs in that decision is final.
According to school spokesperson Andy Jenks, it all stems from the schools no tolerance policy.
“I do think as written the language speaks for itself,” he said. “I think it does speak to the serious nature of which we’ll take the security and safety of our campuses.”
Jenks released the following additional statement which reads in part:
“Any person barred from School Board property under the provisions of this regulation will nonetheless be permitted to vote at a precinct located on School Board property or attend any meeting of a governmental body open to the general public held on School Board property.”
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