Very Concerned Parentby Christine Jackson on 10/22/11
Please comment if you have any advise to share with this mom & her daughter.
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:51 AM
Subject: Very concerned parent
Hi I have a problem with the school my daughter is attending and the way
they are addressing the situation there. My daughter is a sophomore at the
Miles ISD, she has came out n said she is interested in girls. Well there is
another girl attending the same school and she is dating my daughter . The
problem is the girls mother and brother(who is attending the same school)
does not accept the sexuality of her daughter. We have had encounters with
the mother and the brother at my home and at school as well. Bad thing is my
daughter is blamed and is made to adjust her ways of being at school because
the brother has an anger problem that is hard to control. There has been
incidents reported to the sheriffs office,principal,teachers and
superintendent also and as always my daughter is the one asked to change her
seating arrangement or what bathroom to go to just to please the brothers
likings... There is a lot more to this and I need help ! I'm afraid that
because of everything that they put my daughter through ,she might end up
being another case that could've been prevented . The reason I see the
school does more for the girls family requests and not the safety of my
daughter is because they're well known athletes !! Please I'm begging for
someone to listen or help against this principal and school district! Thank
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Hi, I am sorry to hear of your daughter's problems. This surely is unjust
Please know this is no kind of professional advise, just coming from one
mother to another... All I can do is provide outlets of formal complaints
to correct the behavior of the school administrators in future cases and
make suggestions as to what I would to for my child.
Firstly, I would remove my child from the situation. Especially if you are
afraid for her emotional well being.
Secondly, your daughter's CIVIL RIGHTS are being violated. This is a
federal offense. She is being discriminated against on the basis of sex.
These are very serious violations, I (and many other parents) have had
success filing complaints with the Office of Civil Rights (US Department of
Education) and with the Texas Office of Civil Rights. These complaints
require little effort on your part and will ultimately result in federal
and/or state investigation of your daughter's school.
Before filing complaints, it is highly recommended that you exhaust all
lower efforts for resolution-- meaning filing a formal complaint with the
school district and following all procedures set forth by the school
district. (this is sometimes the more difficult part).
US Dept of Civil Rights (website where one can file a complaint):
Texas Office of Civil Rights (website where one can file a complaint):
Miles ISD Superintendent (whom you should contact to launch a formal
complaint): Superintendent - Robert Gibson email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*** When filing formal complaints (even at the level of the school district)
it is essential to be as thorough and detail oriented as possible... leave
no circumstance unstated!
*** Also, please know when you decide to proceed with this- you are
initializing precedence for future children who may experience what your
daughter is going through... I cannot express enough how important your
decision may be for both your daughter and other kiddos.
Please let me know if this helps?