WCPS Administration Schedules "Parent University" to Divert Parents from Board Meeting Participation
Updated: Sep 11
On September 10, 2021, Wicomico County Public Schools sent a notice to parents for a special workshop called "Parent University - Back to School Routines and Homework Without Tears" and set the date for September 14, 2021 at 6:30PM. That's the exact same time as the monthly board meeting. Knowing that the board meeting could bring potential heat as a result of the Superintendent's mask mandate pared with the board's cowardly refusal to vote on it, this is no coincidence. This is a diversion tactic designed to reduce parent participation at the monthly board meeting. This is how they roll - a common pattern very familiar to the Delmarva Parent Teacher Coalition and other parent support groups. Here's a portion of that email:
Below is the scheduled event for the board meeting on the same date and time:
Administration and the board could have selected 20 other school days in September to have scheduled their Parent University. However, it's not about practicality. This is an obstruction of justice by design. As citizens, we will put an end to these abusive tactics in the upcoming election in June 2022 and show them who's really in control. We encourage you to attend the board meeting on September 14 @ 6:30 and let them know that their the cause of the tears.
WCBOE Board Members
Gene Malone - firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Fitzgerald - email@example.com
Allen Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
John Palmer - email@example.com
Tonya Lewis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Murray - email@example.com
Ann Suthowski - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellows & Editors
September 10, 2021. Copyright DelmarvaPTC.org.