Angie Templeton made calls to parents requesting they participate in a “reading” program. It was a pretty large time commitment and apparently parents were not comfortable telling Templeton NO (rightfully so); they were not able to make that time commitment.
This parent went to the office (when she went in she heard papers shuffling in Chontel’s office and when she started talking she heard the papers stop, so she knew Chontel was listening) requesting to be removed from that project. The parent went on to explain that she had a child in X grade and in X grade and that she was more than happy to volunteer in their classes, but was not interested in anything further. The tax-payer paid secretary (devotedmother) responded with “well aren’t you SELFISH“. I guess the secretary had to let Chontel know she was maintaining the tradition.
The other PTC Board member present in the office at the time of this conversation said she too did not want to make the commitment that Angie Templeton requested.
Many thoughts on this . . .
(1) Should an office worker or any other school employee talk to a parent like that?
(2) Does a “friend” speak to another “friend” like that?
(3) Devotedmother is now PAID to be at the school now, right? Should she ridicule others for time they volunteer freely?
(4) Clearly, Chontel has set the example this type treatment of parents is acceptable.
(5) Are parents willfully volunteering (as reported by Chontel) or do they feel pressured by Templeton and the rest of the bullies?
How long will it be until this parent’s children feel the repercussions? Response: They are already feeling the reprecussions being forced to recant their stories in public, asking (or demanding) other parents to choose sides or friends. I am corn-fused are the kids in Elementary School or the adults?
Another year . . . same sad story!