Teachers Union Want Access to Anti-Semitic Investigation

Teachers Union Want Access to Anti-Semitic Investigation

From The Newton Patch:

Newton Teachers Association President Michael Zilles sent a letter to City Solicitor Donnalyn B. Lynch Kahn, requesting the full report without redaction, the Boston Globe reported.

The union representing Newton school teachers has filed a formal request for the complete report about the investigation into how two incidents of anti-Semitic speech at F.A. Day Middle School were handled.

Teachers Union Want Access to Anti-Semitic Investigation

Newton Teachers Association President Michael Zilles sent a letter to City Solicitor Donnalyn B. Lynch Kahn, requesting the full report without redaction, the Boston Globe reported.

In the letter, published by the Globe, Zilles requested that any disciplinary actions recommended or taken towards Day Principal Brian Turner be made public, along with the role middle school teachers and counselors had in reporting and responding to the incidents.

“Thus, the public still does not know the lengths to which teachers at Day Middle School went to protect their children,” Zilles wrote. “We are perplexed because we believe that if the public were to know these facts, their confidence that their children remain in safe hands would be enhanced.”

Zilles also asked that any correspondence that led to the decision to redact the original public report be released as well.

An investigation into the incidents was launched after it was revealed they had gone unreported for months. In February, Turner sent a letter out to parents detailing the incidents, which included anti-Semitic writing found etched on a bathroom stall in October and a swastika branded into the snow in January, and acknowledged that he should have reported them sooner.

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