|From The President's Desk|
Please do not be fooled by the message from the superintendent. DeKalb Schools administration has showed everyone their lack of respect for employees throughout these past weeks. The Superintendent made the initial announcement concerning reopening buildings 3 days before the winter break. The next communication was an email sent at 9:17 pm New Year’s Eve during the break. Today a YouTube video is released while you are still on break. In the video, she tells you that at the January 11 school board meeting, she will give you details about reopening of schools. That’s one week AFTER you are expected to return to the building. Call, text, or email your principal with the message that you will not return to the building, that you are not comfortable in that setting. Mrs. Watson-Harris and the Board do NOT respect us as employees or as human beings. This lack of respect is like leading sheep to the slaughter. If your safety were a concern for the district, Mrs. Watson-Harris would NOT ask you to come in when the numbers are so high. First, she said she would listen to the science and the recommendation of the CDC concerning the cases based on population, then it was positivity rate. Today, January 3, 2021, the cases per 100k for the last two weeks in DeKalb is 600 and the percent positive rate is 14.5. Now what or whom is Mrs. Watson-Harris listening to that indicates it is safe to return? ODE’s recommendation continues to be DO NOT GO INTO THE BUILDINGS. DO NOT ALLOW THE DISTRICT TO CONTINUE TO BULLY YOU.
EITHER YOU ARE AFRAID TO LOSE YOUR JOB OR YOU ARE AFRAID TO LOSE YOUR VERY LIFE!