A number of parents at a Buffalo, N.Y., school are far from pleased after a pre-kindergarten teacher sent a note home regarding some of her students.
Specifically, her “unclean and unkept” students.
Sharon D. Perry Dunnigan claims the kids’ “soiled, stained, or dirty clothes” makes it “difficult for me to be close to them or even want to touch them.”
The note, which called the issue a “health and safety concern” and asked BUILD Academy parents to sign and return, sparked a number of complaints.
The veteran teacher is now barred from sending letters home without school approval, while parents are calling for further disciplinary action against her.
Parent Kimberly Wells is among those against the note and its author:
“That’s not right, that’s not what we’re in school for. She could have called a parent on the phone, she could have had a meeting at the school face-to-face.”
However, not everyone agrees that Dunnigan was in the wrong here.
“You know what? I can’t say I blame her. Kids should be clean when they go to school. Period,” The Stir blogger Jeanne Sager wrote in her defense.
Conservative blogger Samuel Gonzalez also chimed in on the story:
“If some parents don’t have the good sense to take better care of their kids, then all the other parents should know about it … the health of their kids is at risk too by other dirty smelly kids.”
“Who knows what diseases they could spread in those conditions?”
What do you think of the teacher’s note: Right or wrong?