Yesterday afternoon a 17 year old child was shot and killed by police. He was a former student of ours and he has siblings that are currently enrolled here at my middle school and at one of our elementary schools. According to news reports, he was shot by police who had come to assist a mobile mental health unit. According to the report, he held up an object that appeared to be a gun.
Yesterday afternoon our district’s superintendent sent out a survey to parents, informing them that we would be returning to 5 day a week, in person, learning and that the hybrid model would no longer be an option. Families would have to choose full time in-person education or full time remote learning for the remainder of the year. The move would take place as soon as possible.
As of 7:50am today, no information about either the death of one of our former students or the major change to in-person learning had been sent out by either the superintendent or the building principal.
I began my day with rumors and speculation and the grave realization, once again, that I do not matter. at least not to the people who make decisions.