I don't think I've ever seen a school distance themselves so far from an incident that occurred within it's walls.
A substitute teacher at the Dinsmore Elementary School in Jacksonville asked a third-grader to pull poop from a clogged toilet last week, and when the parents went to the school for answers, they were told that there was nothing they could do. You see, not only is the teacher a substitute, she's also a temp employed by Kelly Services.
According to school officials, they rely on Kelly Services to hire the best, and since the teacher isn't technically a Duval County Employee, they can't discipline her. They did however assure the parents of the little girl that the appropriate action had been taken. The substitute will no longer work at Dinsmore, but will still be allowed to work at other Duval County schools.
I can't believe their school system. They totally shifted the blame and responsibility to Kelly Services. I wonder what would happen if one of those temps inappropriately touched a student. Would they still assign blame? My guess is yes even though the school system is responsible for the childrens' safety and well-being.
Personally, I feel that Duval County shouldn't allow anyone to work in their schools that they can't discipline at any given time. Their temps may feel like the rules don't apply to them which may be the reason the teacher asked an 8-year-old to unclog a backed-up toilet with her hand in the first place.
And those parents are good ones. Let me find out that one of my kids were forced to do something they didn't want to do. I don't care what it is. I wouldn't be on TV looking all hopeless, that's for sure.