Robertson County Schools Director Dan Whitlow responds to allegations that school officials ignored sexual Bullying at East Robertson Elementary last year in a letter released Thursday afternoon.
In a suit filed Feb 25, 2013, two families with children that attended East Robertson Elementary school in 2012 claim that their children were sexually Bullied by other children. The two families also claim that school officials ignored their complaints or failed to properly respond to the allegations.
The letter below is from Dan Whitlow who is the Director of Schools for Robertson County. The school is limited in what they can talk about due to the suit. The letter focuses more on the fears that parents have about how safe their children are from similar assaults at East Robertson Elementary. On Wednesday February 27th, 2012 a similar letter was mailed to parents that have children presently attending East Robertson Elementary according to school officials.
Robertson County Schools Daniel P. Whitlow, Director 2121 Woodland Street P.O. Box 130 Springfield, Tennessee 37172 Phone: (615) 384-5588 Fax: (615) 384-9749
February 28, 2013
Recent publicity regarding the well being of students at East Robertson Elementary School has criticized the school.
Whether at ERES or any other school in Robertson County, the total safety of all students is paramount in the daily activities of principals and teachers. This concern is shared throughout the district level administration in our Central Office as well.
We value the trust of our parents, and will continue to communicate promptly regarding any situation related to the safety or well being of one of our students. In that light, we also ask parents and guardians to make us aware of any school-related concerns that might develop from conversations outside the school setting so that we can maintain an overall awareness and ensure the collective safety of all of our RCS students.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact a teacher, principal, or district administrator anytime a situation warrants attention. Our door is open, and no concern is too small.