I am very disturbed to know that individuals continue to forward information that is simply not true. Everyone has a responsibility to learn the facts and share them in an intelligent manner.
The attached highlighted quotes are scare tactics by the District similar to the tactics previously used by them to intimidate any parents or teachers who simply request the right to choose as free Americans!
We should all stand up and support Mr Cambo who is solely driven by providing your children with a new building for your currently unsafe and dilapidated school which is not up to code!
In February 2012, the Principal and Assistant Principal of Neva King Cooper, a special needs school in Homestead sent a letter to District asking for a vote to convert their school to charter. Four months later, the Principal was demoted to the mailroom and the Assistant Principal was demoted to the motor pool. It was alleged by District administrators that they were intimidating and coercing the teachers to vote yes. Both the Principal and Assistant Principal filed complaints with the Florida Department of Education for unlawful retaliation.
The Inspector General’s Office of the Department conducted an investigation that was completed in November 2012. The Report was sent to the District to provide them with 60 days to comment on the findings of the Report. The Report has 2 main findings, or what it calls “summaries:” (1) “all employees interviewed stated that neither Fernandez (Principal) nor Cristobol (Assistant Principal) threatened or intimidated them regarding the charter conversion issue,” and (2) “when each of the employees were asked if they felt threatened or intimidated by District administrators being assigned to (Neva King Cooper) daily, many of the employees stated that the District presence made daily operations uncomfortable.” The Report recounts how numerous District employees had descended on the school in order “to help” teachers during the run up to the vote.
The District never held the vote after the demotions.
How interesting and convenient.