My email just now to the superintendent, public information officer and principal of Youngest's middle school. 'Cause, you know? I'm D.O.N.E.
At pick-up on Thursday last week at NAME Intermediate School, I
witnessed two NUSD employees -- I believe they are maintenance workers
-- standing right outside the fence of the school perimeter in front of
the parking lot/gym smoking cigarettes. I happened to hear the many
f-bombs dropped by the two.
Today, as I again came for pick-up, I
saw them again and parked in my same place on the street, giving me a
perfect view of them and enabling me to hear them once again.
were smoking, once again. And the one in the gray shirt was again
dropping f-bombs to beat the band. I took photos of them, and as I was
emailing them to PRINCIPAL to lodge a complaint, he showed up to
counsel them about their behavior. When he left, the one in the gray
shirt said, "I'm going to have another smoke just to spite him." "When I
saw him walking up, I knew he wasn't coming by to just say, 'Hi.'"
want to smoke, more power to them. But not right outside school
grounds. And not while lying prone in the street -- again, the most
fabulous gray-shirted man -- and not while leaning on the fence. Last
week, P.E. kids were out. Today, at least it was only the adults waiting
to pick-up our kids.
I can swear with the best of them. And I
do. (Just ask BOARD MEMBER.) But your own employees outside one of our
middle schools? No. Sorry, no.
I trust that you will talk to
those two and explain what the "badge" of NUSD means on their shirts.
They are the face of the school district.
I also trust that they must have surely been on a union-sanctioned break.
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