Fb customers continued to precise displeasure Thursday over the response of a faculty administrator to a “Tremendous Trump” costume worn by a preteen pupil on “Tremendous Hero Day” earlier this week.
However faculties superintendent Scott Spence, noting faculties are a microcosm of the neighborhood, is something however stunned by the costume incident.
The administrator requested the male pupil at Oglethorpe Level Elementary on Tuesday to not put on his costume, which included a “Trump 2020” hat, a Trump flag as a cape and a pink t-shirt with a blue “T” on it. The scholar was requested to take away the cape and hat, which he did.
Asking the scholar to take away his costume was not according to the college’s gown code coverage, in accordance with the assertion from the college system.
Fb posts in regards to the incident acquired feedback from customers upset over the motion taken by the administrator, whose id was not disclosed.
Others argued political opinions mustn’t come into faculties this manner.
One Fb person posted a photograph of the scholar’s costume and wrote: “I’m sorry, but when that’s who he thinks is tremendous hero nicely he positive as heck ought to’ve been capable of put on it. Some folks really respect their president. For the workers to make him take it off is ridiculous. I’ll say he picked an actual superhero as a substitute of a fictional one. What’s fallacious with that? Come on folks messing with a child due to his political view is simply unhappy.”
Superintendent Spence mentioned Thursday the district is within the enterprise of training kids, not telling them which political social gathering they need to assist.
“I’ve been a faculty administrator for 20 years, and it appears that evidently each 4 years when a presidential election is held, one thing out of the bizarre happens in considered one of extra of our faculties,” he mentioned. “When one thing like this happens, lecturers and directors are a simple goal for the oldsters on social media. We should notice that our faculties are a microcosm of our neighborhood and the problems that we’ve in our neighborhood are going to filter into our faculties.”
He mentioned it’s a state of affairs that requires widespread sense and adherence to high school insurance policies, which elected board members have established.
“On this occasion, it doesn’t matter what determination the college administrator made, one phase of our neighborhood was going to be sad,” Spence mentioned.
To his data, there was no particular gown code steerage for Tuesday’s superhero day.
“Our lecturers and directors have labored extraordinarily laborious in a really aggravating time to have the ability to present face-to-face instruction for our college students,” Spence mentioned. “Conditions like this solely add to the stress and make their jobs harder.
“I’m pleased with everybody concerned in our college system, and we’re going to preserve working laborious to supply the very best schooling for all the college students in Glynn County, whatever the obstacles we face.”