School board meeting the catalyst

Series: Letters to the Editor | Story 29

March 30, 2023

I attended the Odessa School Board meeting on March 22.

I fear this is only the catalyst. I am in disbelief.

I am an alum of Odessa schools and a teacher. From a professional perspective, I cannot fathom conducting myself in any way that would harm a student. Educators’ responsibility to student safety and respect supersedes any other. I care about my students.

There are times classroom behaviors require sternness, but never screaming, putting your hands on a student or insulting or demeaning them.

There have always been small-town-type problems in Odessa schools. Gossip. Bullying. Sup...

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