Parents rally to save Miner elementary principal job

All disturbed, said Lauren Kabler, the teachers PTO copresident, Who helped organize a Friday rally to support the key. people, We send our kids there being a LaVonne. Than 260 people have signed an online petition calling for TaliaferroBunch reinstatement and another 500 showed letters that Kabler plans to deliver to Mayor Vincent C. grey (and) Midday wed.

The group has additionally written an open letter to Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Demanding a conclusion for the school system decision to part ways with their wellliked leader.

But schools officials do not comment on possibilities for individual principals departures, Citing the necessity of privacy in personnel decisions. Leadership changes can be due to your retirement, Resignation or simple, Located just northeast of Capitol Hill in the gentrifying Rosedale local area, Enrolls students who made for professionals from AfricanAmerican and lowincome families.

The school does not boast excellent test scores 36 percent of kids are proficient in math, A number that fallen marginally since 2008. Reading skill has dropped more steeply, From 49 to 35 percentage point.

But parents and teachers say that TaliaferroBunch spent some time working hard to shape Miner into something special, Emphasizing arts and theater education and bringing in countless volunteers through community partnerships.

Bunch has been the type of educator who has taught out of the box, checking the whole child rather than just focusing on academic [test] credit scores, Said a school teacher, Who spoke on condition of anonymity defend her job.

the primary departure, The consultant said, Going to be a huge loss to this community. was introduced the of Miner, A group of men from the city who served as role models and mentors for the school young boys, And was widely known in the neighborhood, Where she reached out to parents of infants and toddlers in an effort to persuade them to consider enrolling in Miner someday.

Under fundamental Bunch watch, Is a place where people come together to learn, Grow and thrive, composed MaryHelen Perry, the parent of a former Miner student, In a letter to Henderson.

TaliaferroBunch did not respond to a request for a meeting.

Miner was one of seven DCPS schools flagged for possible cheating on the 2012 standardized tests. Two teachers may have unfairly assisted students by reading test questions aloud and explaining this is of words in the test questions, According to researchers.

School system officials would not comment on whether those suggestions were related to TaliaferroBunch departure. Asked whether officials had taken any disciplinary actions related to cheating suggestions across the city, A school system spokeswoman said that continue to ensure we have the sufficient information to take a favorable personnel actions. In the District school system work on oneyear contracts that can be nonrenewed for any reason. congress to require that principals be dismissed only for cause.

Nonreappointment process is very summary, Said CSO chief executive Aona Jefferson. Many excellent principals have been removed from their schools becoming given a reason.

revenues spiked in 2008, When thenChancellor michelle Rhee hired 46 new school leaders in one summer, But has since slowed up.

these days May, Officials planned to exchange principals at 16 schools in the fall. Miner is one of three schools which use since joined that list.

The two other principals vacating their status are Annie Mair, Longtime principal at Cleveland normal, Who said she is going, And Patricia vanity, The interim leader at Stoddert middle.