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Thursday, July 3, 2014

No. 000051 We can all agree

“Even a dog knows the difference between being kicked and being stumbled over.”


Pattonville has followed Missouri law and refused to re-admit Normandy transfer students for 2014-15.

But, when Public Education has friends like Michael A. Fulton, Ed.D., Superintendent of Pattonville Schools, who needs enemies.

The letter informing of the decision is not personalized but is addressed: 


Dear Parent/Guardian:

Not an in-person meeting, not a personal handwritten note, no use of mail merge showing you had bothered to have a spreadsheet of names and addresses (and perhaps reports on student progress) but read the last sentence if you want to be walked on:
Our staff will work with the Normandy Schools Collaborative to ensure a smooth transition, including communicating with Normandy about the services and supports your child needs to be successful.
Unbelievable.