Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Duffy Supporters To Petition BOE



They Want Her Re-Instated

SCATS ~~ The BOE might be able to undo a firing. I don't believe they have the power to undo a resignation. However, if Julia likes the idea, she will throw the laws, rules, etc. out-the-window, as usual ;)

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny how the "concerned parent" was no where to be found at the B.O.E meeting.. oh how cowards love to hide.. her 15 mins is over i guess..

Anonymous said...

Wow! 8-1. Greece district rep. stated that supports don't know all the facts. Image that?

SCATS said...

To 7:46PM ~~ If you mean the parent who brought this issue to our attention initially, she had NO REASON to attend the BOE meeting. The situation was handled a week ago!

To 11:32PM ~~ Yup, there was MORE TO THE STORY than her supporters could ever imagine.

This BOE member needs to be replaced ASAP for this moronic move: "Joe Quirk voted against it, out of appreciation to the people who spoke tonight."

That's NOT his job!

SCATS said...

Oh, this gets EVEN BETTER! It turns out THE KIDS DID ACT OUT THE WORDS ON THE BOARD

""It was a game and all you would do is, the teacher would write down words on the chalkboard someone would stand up and the class would try to sign or gesture to get you to guess the words. Occasionally, kids would ask for vulgar words. That one happened to come up that day."

Anonymous said...

OMG......another Union rally and they USE the kids to try to get sympathy for this teacher. The teacher was way out of line. She used extremely poor judgement and was neither a roll model or leader as ALL teachers should be. Our public educational system has turned into a cess pool. These kids have NO clue what it is like to be a parent. They need to come back in 20 years AFTER they have their own kids so they can appreciate what this parent was up against!

Anonymous said...

Where do u get your information from? At no time did anyone use the term acting out. U and social media are the only ones to use that term.. also for someone that thinks olympia students are stupid, i have a son that graduate and daughter whos about to graduate with honors! Not everyone likes greece, but to say negative things about the students is beyond immature. .

Anonymous said...

Self-serving move for Quirk, he has an election coming. Too bad he couldn't do the right thing and stand on that come election time.

Anonymous said...

Here's a plan, Mr. Quirk's term is up this year on the Board. If he plans on running again everyone should not vote for him. Do we really want someone with those morals on the Board. If he feels that type of behavior is acceptable what other things does he agree with? We should be protecting our children not teaching them trash like what was written in that classroom. I say thanks to the other eight Board members for stepping up and doing the right thing.

SCATS said...

To 6:31AM ~~ I agree with you except to say I really don't think the union was involved, this time. There's a VERY SMALL GROUP of rabid Duffy supporters who are so angry over losing their liberal leader they can't think straight.

To 8:39AM ~~ The quote I posted in bold above was from one of Duffy's former students interviewed at last night's BOE meeting!!! lol

Don't you just HATE being PROVEN WRONG over & over & over again??

To 9:04 & 9:18AM ~~ Who do you know who would run so he doesn't get re-elected by default? It's not so much about his morals, but about his ethics as a board member! You aren't supposed to vote based upon the emotions of a bunch of young people. Likewise, the rest of the BOE are no heroes ... they merely did what the LAWS, RULES, POLICIES in place demanded that they do.

SCATS said...

To the irate misspeller ~~ I don't post comments using name-calling, bullying and other such juvenile tactics.

Anonymous said...

I believe quirks daughter was in Duffys class, maybe he was voting yes to keep his family happy and was not doing his duty as a board member and voting based on the evidence that the other 8 board members obviously saw and believed to be true. The parent that spoke on the news last evening made herself look ridiculous, the kids need to learn how to sign these innapropriate words so they do not offend a deaf person?? Seriously, I certainly hope my child never has the urge to use this sort of word when engaging in conversation with a deaf person. You do not need to know how to sign these correctly, you just don't use those words in a conversation period! My son took Asl at different high school a few years ago and this sort of a game was never played. He also knows to respect people enough not to use swear words or vulgar degrading word as was written on that white board when speaking or signing. Perhaps that mother that made that comment has a different standard for her children but then again that is half the problem with society, that behavior is deemed "normal and acceptable".

Anonymous said...

If u knew anything about ASL u would know the sign for c*ck is almost identical to the sign for father.. im sure u with all your knowledge, must be aware of that!?!?

Anonymous said...

She can always withdraw her resignation.Only the superintendent can reinstate her. But why would she want to. Her skills in this area are not widely available as evidenced by the fact that the district can not find a replacement for her. She will find employment with another school system without hypocritical critics.
Actually that is not a fair characterization of the majority of Greece residence but just the 300 or so disciples of this site and it's leader.

SCATS said...

To 1:26PM ~~ Actually, I looked on several ASL sites and I'm NOT finding that to be true, at all. Nice try though.

To 2:28PM ~~ WRONG!! Now that the BOE has accepred her resignation (based upon the recommendation of the Supt.), it can only be "undone" if the Supt. were to recommend hiring her back and the BOE voted to adopt that as well ;)

Like your faulty knowledge about district/BOE procedures, your knowledge about the "residence" (sic) that visit this site is flawed. But what can we expect from someone who doesn't know the difference between "residents" and "residence"?

Anonymous said...

What about "acting out" do people not get??? THEY WERE NOT SIGNING THE WORDS! Good God, some people just apparently don't even understand English. The whole thing was a game of charades. Signing the words was NEVER a part of this sick game. The adult supporters of this perverted teacher have tried ( unsuccessfully) to change the facts. Several students, in interviews and on social media, have openly admitted that it was a game of physically acting out sexual acts.
And one more thought, how many of these idiots would be so quick to run to support such behavior if the teacher in question had been a man? How many would be screaming for criminal sexual harassment/abuse charges? Such hypocrisy and double standards.

Anonymous said...

You are seriously delusional if you think she isn't going to have difficulty finding another teaching job. Thanks to social media and the world of internet word travels fast and far. Any future employer, which will not be anyplace close to here, just googles her name and they can see the scandal that follows her. No district will be willing to take the chance that she won't do the same thing there. Even the colleges around here won't entertain that hiring. She will have to move far out of state and find a nice hick town that does not live by technology. As far as not being able to find someone to replace her perhaps they are taking extra care in selecting a new replacement to make sure this sort of thing will not happen again. Not to mention her students are not going to treat the new teacher fairly just as The parents of the following won't either. She has had plenty of opportunity to tell her side of the story if she wished to. She has not , that speaks volumes!

SCATS said...

To 4:08PM ~~ Something I think few other also know about is the FACT that there were others who wrote/called the Supt. about Duffy's ridiculously immature teaching methods. The allegations were substantiated. The district was forced to ask her to go and neither she, nor the all powerful (usually) could fight it.

Anonymous said...

Do you serious believe that if the super wants her reinstated OUR school board would vote no on her recommendation? Lol They hire and fire no one except the super. I can think of no reason for them to vote against such a recommendation or pressure from the community which has long moved on along with the media,. The only place this is still an issue is on this site, which most readers including the board donot attach much credibility on comments made by the anti public employee nature of this site and most of its contributors .


I also heard from an HR employee that they could not find a sub to replace her.

SCATS said...

To 5:59PM ~~ Yup, I "serious" do! GCSD would probably lose some funding if they did that.

Obviously, you don't actually read the news sites, or you'd know the discussion was still going full tilt on some of them.

I'm surprised you actually spelled HR correctly. Congrats.

To the person trying to slander an individual ~~ NOT ON THIS SITE, sorry.

Anonymous said...

5:59- exactly, a public employee, your words. Payed by tax payers, to hold to specific levels of decency and integrity. There would be no need for "anti-public employee" conversations if we didn't have public employees acting like above reproach perverts.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to tell u but the signs are very close.. i didnt learn this for a web site or a book, i learned it from a deaf couple that live next door to me.. so u can shove your nice try comment!!

Anonymous said...

I still dont see where the child used the term "acting out" i see the word, gesture.. if u have half a brain u know that u gesture with your hands, not your full body.. do u do anything other then twist peoples words??

SCATS said...

To 8:03AM ~~ You actually had your deaf/hard-of-hearing neighbors show you how to sign "c_ _ _ sucker"?? WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE YOU??

Then you tell me to "SHOVE IT"?? NICE MOUTH & ATTITUDE! I'm SURE your kids learned all that & more from YOU!! Sorry, but I'm not buying it and neither are MOST intelligent folks.

To 9:21AM ~~ Apparently you aren't very familiar with the English language. One dictionary defines acting out as: "to demonstrate or illustrate by pantomime or by words and gestures: The party guests acted out stories for one another."

KEYWORD: GESTURES

When they sign, they also use their mouth, ya know? ;)

There are other nasty comments that are little more than PERSONAL ATTACKS on me and/or the readers of this BLOG. We don't post things that delve into our personal lives here, because WE ARE NOT THE TOPIC.

SCATS said...

Regarding the petition with 380 (reported) signatures ~~ Sorry, but I'm NOT impressed. How many of those are minors? How many are registered voters? How many are actual taxpayers? How many are Olympia parents? Given that GCSD has some 11,200+ students in a town with 96,000+ residents and 35,000 households, I'm underwhelmed by the stat. It's barely a blip on the chart, let alone some sort of call for action.

SCATS said...

Now I'm getting "demands" to respond to personal questions. It's NOT happening today, just like it hasn't happened over the 8 yrs. this BLOG has been around.

In light of the fact that Duffy's more rabid supporters on Facebook have changed their photo to a red background with the image of a male rooster above the word "sucker" AND allowed their diatribe to devolve accordingly, I'm shutting down this and all other threads on the topic. We've heard enough nonsense to last the rest of the school year.

SCATS said...

THANK YOU to those who understand & support the decision to close down this (and other) threads :)

WARNING!!
I do NOT take threatening comments lightly! They are reported to Google and other authorities and retained for future referance/use!

SCATS said...

TO THOSE WHO MISSED THE MEMO~~ ALL threads & comments on this topic are DONE!