We're not going to open the cafeteria until we're sure there's no health risk.
Student safety is a very high priority for us. It's just unfortunate that an allegation was made that could have put this very fine high school in a negative light.
Corporal punishment is prohibited, but it's not a blanket policy that prohibits an employee from ever touching a student. There are situations when an employee may have to intervene physically in situations such as student fights.
What the Veterans of Peace group wants to do is come in and basically, through an open forum, promote their cause. This is not an open forum setting for those types of discussions.
It's nothing to do with work. It's just strictly a personal decision because of my young, growing family. I think I need to spend more time with them as they're growing older.
We're looking at an alternate school assignment for that student. This is a case that's probably going to have a more far-reaching outcome in the criminal court world than in the school board world. These young ladies are facing some serious charges. From our standpoint, there's not much we can do.
We're reviewing our legal position in light of the 2nd District Court of Appeal's opinion. Even if we decide not to appeal further, we're prepared to go to court to defend our actions.
There is a pretty serious situation, but unfortunately this is a situation that could be repeated in any high school in the country. Sometimes you just don't know what is going on in a student's mind.
We're at the mercy of the distributors. They could show up at 8 o'clock at night. They haven't been very consistent with the delivery times.
We don't think he deserves his job back because of his conduct in the classroom. He was found not guilty on criminal charges, but our threshold is much lower in just demonstrating that he exhibited inappropriate conduct.
In this instance, Mr. Pye made some instinctual decisions based on the circumstances around him. He made the best decision he could to get not only the children but the victim out of harm's way.
We already have some specific language about proper behavior in general.
We understand families need to work on getting their lives together. If we can begin to provide some sense of normalcy in their children's lives, we should do that.