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.”
Watch courtesy of NBC 12:
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John_St_John August 15th, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Bureaucrats acting like clones of Napoleon.
MIAtheistGal August 15th, 2014 at 12:09 pm
So, what’s ‘inappropriate’? And who decides?
And I hate zero tolerance policies!
Karma_Hitman August 15th, 2014 at 12:34 pm
They would Try and bar me once, from my child in school and then they would find out my lawyer is rabid and unchained.
Khary A August 15th, 2014 at 1:34 pm
I can’t imagine that this policy will work, since when is it acceptable to bar access to a parent to ones child? it’s a school not a prison.
R.J. Carter August 15th, 2014 at 1:36 pm
All in all, it’s just another brick in the wall.
Khary A August 15th, 2014 at 1:55 pm
Speaking of that, can’t wait for the new Floyd album to drop.
Herb Sarge Phelps August 15th, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Probably more “Christian Zealots” who thinks their God is better than your God because their God is their God and therefore the best. I grew up in a Southern Baptist community and study at a Southern Baptist School for a year and they trained us to be of that mindset.
Teddy Simon August 15th, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Schools have policies that should be required by everyone not just students , you want good kids set good examples
Rusty Shackleford August 16th, 2014 at 12:37 am
Oh I’m sure the bureaucrats of Virginia, beacon of tolerance that it famously is, will be completely fair and unbiased in making these arbitrary and nebulous distinctions between “appropriate” and “inappropriate.”