Amelia Davis, principal of Tri-Cities High School in East Point, GA, was suspended for 10 days for using what the Fulton County school board determined to be "inappropriate and inflammatory" language when speaking about Mayor Ray Nagin. She made the remarks on 9/9 before evacuee students, and she returned to work last week.
So, what did she say?
Davis, principal for seven years, has denied saying anything inappropriate.
But a tribunal of retired school system employees recommended the ten-day suspension. The panel determined Davis had demonstrated what it called "incompetence" and "willful neglect of duties."
School staff, including counselors, testified during the disciplinary hearing that she had used inappropriate language to describe New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his handling of the hurricane that devastated the city.
The complaint accused Davis of using profanity...
That report, doesn't say what she said, and I couldn't find any additional information. Perhaps she was just speaking some politically incorrect truth? See this other case of a teacher who's suing because he was fired by the district. She complained about him and his wonderful views:
"It appears that the "By Any Means Necessary," promoting the "Black Panthers" views, and sending a message of defiance to our African-American students, Mr. Walker has crossed the line and is interfering with the administration's ability to provide a safe and secure learning environment that's conducive for educating our young people," Davis wrote.
Davis, who is African-American, could not be reached for comment Friday.
In documents obtained by the Journal-Constitution, she said Walker had inappropriately shared his performance evaluation with students, strayed from the curriculum he was hired to teach and used language in the classroom that "would lead one to believe that he is not sensitive to all ethnic subgroups" in his classes.
She noted he had been "angry since January," when she reprimanded him for openly wearing a "very large belt buckle that could easily be mistaken for a 'real' gun." And she criticized him for starting a club for black male students that the administration had not sanctioned.
Students and parents who supported Walker said he connected with students.
"He taught me more than the curriculum," Jashaan Jefferson said last spring. "He taught me life issues."