This post is for the DeSoto County teachers and staff more than anyone else. I know there has been concern over the Office of Civil Rights investigation into the district. Last I heard, 13 schools were being investigated. The attached letter explains some of the claims made against DCS. Since this letter was written, I do believe that other issues have surfaced and will be added to the investigation, concerning special needs students.
The Desoto County Parents & Students for Justice – DCPSJ have been working diligently for some time now on bringing to light some disparities that exist and trying to work with DCS to correct the issues. This has been a lengthy process and not one taken lightly or without merit in many cases.
Although it is easy for people to feel personally attacked or criticized when any investigation is made as a result of complaints, please know that there are many great educators in this district. The errors or bad decisions of a few do not represent the whole, but they need to be addressed if found to be true. Review the attached document, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.