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October 13, 2006

Partial Exposure

Frisco ISD has provided their version of the McGee timeline.

Timeline Regarding Proposed Non-renewal Of Art Teacher Contract (October 12, 2006)

Due to constraints imposed under State law, public school districts in Texas are at an extreme disadvantage in publicly discussing personnel matters that may involve employee privacy and ethical considerations.

However, since an employee of the district has chosen to express opinions and allegations against the District publicly in a hearing and in the media, Frisco Independent School District has an obligation to its employees, patrons and taxpayers to correct misunderstandings that have been expressed in the media. The information outlined in this timeline is limited to information discussed by the employee in the public hearing or in public statements the employee and/or her attorney have made in the media or information included in the documents disclosed by Mr. Dunn to KRLD Radio. Unfortunately, the District’s efforts to fully respond to the employee’s allegations have been hampered by the continued refusal of the teacher and/or her attorney, Mr. Dunn, to provide written consent from the teacher permitting the District to release the teacher’s records in their entirety.

Within these constraints, the District provides the following timeline of events regarding this matter:

And Frisco still hasn’t said why a parent complaint about a student viewing nude art was included in the memo/evaluation. In fact, it seems to me that the district is trying to move away from acknowledging that the parent complaint ever existed and was used in the context of the teacher’s evaluation. The most recent time line states:

The memorandum summarized the ongoing concerns regarding the teacher’s performance and provided directives for the end of the year and the following school year. The field trip experience was mentioned in one paragraph of the five-page document because it was a recent example of ongoing concerns with issues regarding the teacher’s planning, organization and follow-through.

Where as in his guest editorial to the Dallas Morning News, Reedy states:

One paragraph in the five-page memo discussed concerns regarding the field trip and mentioned the parent complaint. It was included in the memo as a recent example of concerns involving Ms. McGee’s planning, organization and follow-through.

I know, picky, picky, picky.

Some more information has made it to the press concerning McGee’s performance evaluation and it mentions the fact that students were exposed to nude art.

Star Community Newspapers:

The third point of the memo addresses the trip to the art museum. It states that students were exposed to nude statues and other nude art representations.

I ask the same question that has yet to be addressed by the Frisco administration. With so many complaints, why was this one included especially since Frisco would never discipline a teacher because a student saw nude art. Oh, that’s right, I keep forgetting, this in no way had any disciplinary consequences.

2 Comments »

  1. Because Sydney requested that it all be in writing, for one! I would also assume that most any parent complaint must be documented in a teacher’s file.

    Comment by Angel — October 13, 2006 @ 7:44 pm

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