Skip to comments.Parents’ petition declares ‘no confidence’ in transgender principal
Posted on 03/06/2018 6:00:14 AM PST by outpostinmass2
Citing preexisting concerns, Swampscott parents Friday presented the School Committee with a statement of no confidence in the elementary school principal who recently came out as transgender.
Shannon Daniels, previously known as Tom, also took an unexpected leave of absence this week. Superintendent Pamela Angelakis initially told parents in an e-mail that she and Daniels had mutually agreed Daniels would go on leave for at least a few days. On Friday, the superintendents assistant said she could not say when Daniels would return.
School Committee chairwoman Amy OConnor said she received the parents petition Friday, and she was just beginning to evaluate it with fellow members.It was unclear how many signatures the parents had gathered and whether the petition was representative of the school community. The woman who launched the petition declined to comment.
Many have expressed vocal support for Daniels, and at a parents meeting attended by the Globe last month, many took pains to explain that they were troubled not by Danielss gender identity but by the rushed way the news was communicated.
Some bristled at the suddenness of the transition, which they had to explain to their children, none older than fourth-graders. Daniels sent letters on a Tuesday notifying families of the decision to immediately move toward presenting myself and identifying as female.
The petition the parents circulated refers to Daniels as she and otherwise makes no mention of the principals gender identity. Instead, the petition faults Daniels solely on performance, alleging the principal created a toxic environment for students and staff, and failed to recognize mistakes or listen to parents and staff.
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It is now gone. Or is that ze? Oh well.
For information this elementary school is grade K-4.
The purpose of hiring a “trans” principal is to force the kids to accept the deviancy. Coming out forces the parents to accept it, or to be $hit upon by the left. F*ck the left.
We need to call it like it is
He/She is in reality IT.
I heard about this, but haven't been following it. Is the leave paid or unpaid? Is a return at the same or equivalent position guaranteed?
It’s always paid leave. The superintendent is filling for now.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a school system that gave a hoot what parents thought about anything. The school committee and the school administrators have a political agenda to push and if parents want to sign some silly petition, I’m sure that’s nice and all, but the revolution will march on unimpeded.
FWIW, I grew up one town over from Swampscott.
He must have gotten tired of people calling him "Tom".
“A father of three children who is married to a woman, Daniels, 52, had been quietly cross-dressing since childhood. Still, the decision came rather suddenly. After quitting drinking in November, Daniels began dressing female more often at home, buying more womens clothes, and joined a transgender support group. The secret was about to get out, and school officials decided to get ahead of it, sending e-mails to parents.”
That’s a dude with man tits
There were reports that Daniels contract might not have been renewed before this. It’s fueled suspicions that his coming out party has been an attempt to find a safe harbor as a protected class of employee.
Am I hallucinating or did we just read an article a few weeks ago about how the parents at the school thought this was such a wonderful idea?
It’s all about hatred for “man and woman He created them” and disgust for human nature.
Seems they only reported one side of the story.
Well, the scarf is a nice touch.
I know one thing. That thing will never get laid.