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REQUEST TO ADDRESS BOARD
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Name
Talitia Nevins
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Current StaffParent of Current StudentArizona Resident
Date
11/08/2022
Subject
Teacher that bullies child/ren
Comments
i hope you have received my email and from other parents. Regarding to a teacher walking in my son’s classroom and yelled at him for making noises. He has Tourette’s. she told him that he is a zoo animal and belong in one, that she will call 911 on him. And that he needs to know how to behave in the real world. To a 10 years old with Tourette’s. In FRONT of his teacher and students. Leaving him in tears and apologizing repeatedly, trying to explain that he cannot control it. For two days, my son refuses to go to school because he is scared that she will call 911 on him since he cannot control his vocal tics. I am angry that she instilled that kind of fear in him. I am angry and the community is as well. They are very aware of her ways because she has been doing it for too long and she gets away with it. We can’t have that. No more. She has a long history of doing similar things to other students and staff. PDSD has swept this under the rug for too long. I have gathered all stories from parents/community members who have encountered this kind of behavior from her. And trust me, there is a lot of stories. We will not be quiet. No more. This must be dealt with. We will go to public if there is nothing being done about this. We do not mean a slap on the wrist for her.

REQUEST TO ADDRESS BOARD
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Marci Barenburg
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Parent of Current Student
Date
11/08/2022
Subject
Student safety
Comments
PDSD is failing to keep their student’s safe. An event occurred in my son’s classroom last week where a teacher belittled and berated a student. The parents of the students that witnessed the event were not notified. If this event was swept under the rug, what else is this school system ignoring and failing to report? The theme chosen by staff and students this year is to Level up, and events like this make the school look dismissive and as if they choose themes whimsically and without intention. PDSD needs to do better!