December 09, 2013
I am in Battle of the Books, a program where several teams have to read books and then answer questions about them school wide and then State wide. The other team from our school needs books, and I want to give them books. My team isn't permitting me to do that. I want to know what to do and make sure that I am well represented. I can't control what my teammates do, but I can choose what I can do. The other teams is even threatening to send us threatening e-mails to us. I need the books, but they need them too. I have no clue what to do.
December 05, 2013
Dear Friends: Some of you have prayed for me when this request was first made. It is still ongoing. Below are the results of the first meeting. I met with the board and there decision was to have the principal review the documentation and make a final recommendation. A lot happened yesterday that was underhanded and not up front. I was to meet with just the board, but the superintendent called to have the school attorney present. When he told our union president that the attorney was coming he explained to her that it was just because the handbook is new this year and no one in the school really knew how to follow the grievance steps as they were new. This seemed a little disconcerting since he and the board wrote the new teacher handbook. I was to meet with just the board but the principal and the superintend were both there, in light of the fact that the superintendent had chosen not to meet with us and referred it to the board. So the meeting started more stressful for me since both the administrators were there and the attorney. They and the board agreed to call this an impartial hearing which would have been the superintendent's role if he had chosen to do that first. So I went through the documentation I had with the principal there which was difficult because I stated facts of his changing the meaning of my statements and since I had our president at the meetings with me she could corroborate those facts. We also had evidence of him changing the formatting of the document I signed. He was very angry and made new accusations as he presented his side such as students told him I was trying to get the student involved in the incident expelled. He also tried to insinuate that this long six weeks delay was my fault and the president stopped him and said we have copies of emails that were sent out requesting meetings and meeting changes from the administration which was not due to me. Twice he talked down to our representative. This morning he emailed me and requested copies of all of the documentation we presented to the board. He stated that the board asked him to review the documentation and make a recommendation. So at this time I still do not know what the end of this event will be. Thank you so much for emailing me. I got home at 9:15 after the meeting and did not get a message out. Please continue to pray for me, I appreciate it so much. Regardless of the final decision working for the rest of the year with the principal will be very difficult. The decision is still up to him, and because he will be watching everything that I do in efforts to discredit me. In Christ Mello
December 03, 2013
My parents have always been very good to me and raised me right. We moved out here from California and my Dad wanted to start his own driving school. He's trying everything he can but funds are not coming in. He is in danger of losing his business, and his home. We have always been a family of faith, however in this point my Dad is losing his faith as is my Mom. They need prayer now more than ever. Pray that God shows them what he wants them to do, and prayer that funds come in, in some way so they don't lose everything. Please pray, thank you!
December 01, 2013
Lord I ask you grant me my request for my daughter who needs spiritual intervention for the difficult emotional stress she is experiencing with school and a broken heart from a relationship she has worked so hard at. She is such a blessing to those she touches however she just gets taken advantage of and carries this pain. Hold her extra close in this special time of need. And take our painful worries away as her parents watching her and trying to support her. Knowing thy will be done............... Is really a challenge too live by.
November 30, 2013
I especially need prayer the next few days and on Wednesday, December 4th. I have to meet with the school board and could loose my job. In complete honesty to all of you who pray for me, I am deliberately being victimized by the principal without cause. He has delibertly changed documents and undermines my reputation with stsff and other administrators. Please prsay that I keep my job for the rest of the school year and that the boardb be insightful in this situastion,