Friday, December 12, 2014

Gazette Editorial: "parents aren’t getting information they need about their children’s safety."

Fix the channels

School system’s recent record of communication about abuse allegations is weak
In bureaucracies, procedure sometimes trumps common sense.
We’re seeing evidence of this in Montgomery County Public Schools, as the district tries to clean up fuzzy, conflicting guidelines for handling sexual abuse allegations.
This murkiness is having real-world repercussions. Most notably, parents aren’t getting information they need about their children’s safety.
In October, a contractor at John T. Baker Middle School in Damascus was arrested, accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old student.
Later that month, a substitute teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown was arrested for a separate but similar offense and now faces charges connected to four students.
In both cases, principals dragged their feet in disseminating information...

1 comment:

  1. This would definitely open up a communications channel on the starship Enterprise.


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