Vancouver resident Sally Snyder shares her frustration with the Vancouver School District over the shortage of communication with dad and mom a couple of latest vaccine clinic
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For 13 years I’ve been concerned in an incredible college district at Vancouver Public Schools, serving on PTA for elementary and center college and volunteering in my youngsters’s school rooms. It saddens me the extent of deceit, lack of transparency, and no communication to oldsters relating to what occurred round a college vaccine clinic and a vaccine webinar.
For adults to get vaccinated or not is a private determination. I respect those that select to get vaccinated and those who don’t. I’m not an anti-vaxxer. My youngsters have their childhood vaccinations, however on the subject of an FDA emergency use COVID-19 vaccine, and vaccinating youngsters at a clinic the place college employees actively promoted it behind dad and mom’ backs, it stoops to an entire new stage of deceit.
Parents had been utterly not noted of the dialog, whereas emails had been being despatched out solely to college students round a college vaccine webinar and a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. VPS directors and lecturers at Columbia River High School selected to ship these emails out solely to college students for weeks, from May 6 to May 24.
These emails despatched out to college students requested college students to fill out an nameless type, attain out with questions or issues to lecturers/employees, contact the Clark County Public Health Department and message us on Instagram. Why no point out in these emails, Q&A type and flyer, for the children to ask inquiries to their dad and mom? Why was an e mail a couple of vaccine webinar despatched to high school employees, then forwarded by a instructor to an undisclosed listing of recipients, which included college students? Why did the VPS School Board wait 4 days after the Ridgefield High School vaccine clinic was over to confess they’d obtained mum or dad emails relating to issues over dad and mom not being included in notifications?
It positive looks like an infringement on dad and mom’ rights when dad and mom are excluded from such essential info. Why did VPS college administration e mail COVID-19 vaccine clinic sign-up info out to ALL college students and ALL college at Columbia River High School two occasions earlier than the scheduled vaccine clinic on May 26 and NEVER included dad and mom? Why did college directors solely e mail the vaccine clinic info out to Columbia River dad and mom AFTER the district college bus left Columbia River and AFTER the vaccine clinic at Ridgefield High School had began?
Public data requests revealed they had been conscious of this vaccine clinic on May 12. Since mum or dad consent was wanted to attend the vaccine clinic, why weren’t dad and mom included in all these emails? Even after a number of public data requests it’s nonetheless unknown who paid for the district college buses to move youngsters from Columbia River to Ridgefield High School for the vaccine clinic and again. Was it tax payers?
Public data requests confirmed three youngsters had been transported from Columbia River to Ridgefield for the vaccine clinic. All this hiding information behind dad and mom’ backs to enhance entry to the vaccine?
Parents please look contained in the partitions of your college. Please examine to see what info your college directors and lecturers are emailing instantly into your youngsters’s college e mail inbox. Demand that your college at all times consists of dad and mom within the dialog. These are our kids!
Start attending your college board conferences and maintain them accountable for setting communication requirements and following it themselves. Otherwise we dad and mom ask ourselves, what else are the colleges hiding behind dad and mom’ backs?
A really dissatisfied mum or dad.