Re: “Records describe bullying incident” (TNT, 9-2).
I commend Debbie Cafazzo and The News Tribune for the research regarding the recent Kopachuck Middle School teacher, John Rosi, and his classroom abilities.
Rosi should have been terminated immediately. Also, the superintendent at the time should have been more forthcoming in his leadership abilities for the school and the Peninsula School District. The union, whereby agreeing upon the discipline, really should have represented the very able staff and stepped back, thereby promoting professional, ethical and appropriate classroom leadership.
A teacher must provide leadership, as well as ethics and knowledge of the subject and not be one of the students. The student involved has been humiliated, and the district has not done anything to enable him and his family to overcome this episode. Hiding the event will not solve these problems. This recent event has effectively cast the school, staff and district in a very negative light.