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Voice: Marshall did much good for Frank Wright Intermediate

January 16, 2001

In regard to the John Marshall affair at Frank Wright Intermediate School in Imperial:

Our grandson has a learning disability and had been a student at Ben Hulse Elementary School. After several years of social promotions he was sent to Frank Wright with a fourth-grade level education.

At that particular time John Marshall was the vice principal at the high school.

Our grandson said it was nothing for kids to have weapons and/or drugs on the school grounds at Frank Wright school. There was no dress code. He was allowed to go to class with a wet swimsuit under his clothes after his physical education class. He told his mother he had to sit on the floor in class in a wet swimsuit under his clothes. This is when she discovered the lack of supervision in the P.E. department. She then called the school and requested the problem be corrected.

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Evidently the school personnel didn't care but if Mr. Marshall had been at Frank Wright school he would have taken care of the problem.

Why should the school remove a man who is caring, respected and has improved the school in so many ways be removed from his position?

What is this world coming to? Child-approved and child-run schools? Or parents running schools for their own personal benefit?

BOB AND NORMA WESTCOTT

El Centro

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