Scrolling through five or six pages of comments to get to the most recent ones on the issue of Mr. Nelson's transfer is tedious, so those who are interested in the history of this BHS issue can find the original post here and Part 2 here. I have captured the essence of the current state from the comment stream in Part 2. This will save us all a lot of scrolling and continue to give Mr. Nelson a venue to share important information. As I read it the situation is
Oct. 7, 2017:
The United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is currently conducting its third (3rd) investigation of the SMUHSD surrounding the actions taken in retaliation against me.
The SMUHSD is refusing to produce ANY Public Record Requests surrounding this case. BHS Principal Di Yim, SMUHSD Director of Special Education/504 Director Gloria Dirkmaat were "retired" over these issues.
The members of the SMUHSD Board promised an investigation of the issues at BHS. They never fulfilled this promise. This "cover up"is getting expensive. The price tag was already over $100,000 in legal and investigation fees before this current investigation.
And from Jan. 8, 2017:
The SMUHSD hired a Special Investigator, Chris Reynolds to interview teachers regarding issues at Burlingame High School. Mr. Reynolds was paid over $10,000 for his services.
Despite the fact that the SMUHSD Administration explained to these teachers that the interviews were private and confidential, the BHS teachers collaborated with one another and coordinated stories to deflect guilt for their actions.
And from May 22, 2017:
The Burlingame English Department sits at the center of this fiasco as it became a "gossip pit," targeted students, and backstabbing those who spoke out against them. There are teachers who know nothing... but those who listened and did nothing are just as guilty.
Lastly, the assertion was made that upon another teacher's retirement, Mr. Nelson qualifies for a return to BHS. That is the central issue in my mind. I manage a lot of people in my day job and I find value in having a few that are not afraid to speak up and point out problems. One wonders if SMUSHD and the BHS administration feel the same?