Support Our Troops & Families Rally – Carver High School Teacher

December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Let’s show our support for a Carver High School
Teacher of 17 years, whose stepson was seriously injured in Afghanistan.
This teacher requested additional time off to visit her stepson in Maryland and
the Carver Superintendent and School Committee voted NO!  The School
Committee said they would discuss this issue again on January 9th 2012.
We must support our teachers, veterans, troops, and to all of those who protect our precious freedoms!
Details below:

Tea Party Rally
Rally for support time: 5pm to 7 pm

3 Carver Square Blvd., Carver, MA 02330.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: January 9, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Makepeace Literacy Leadership Center  address below:
Superintendent’s Office,
3 Carver Square Blvd., Carver, MA 02330.

Teacher requests leave to care for son injured in Afghanistan:

A math teacher in Massachusetts is asking her school committee to overturn a decision regarding her days of leave so that she can be there for her son who was injured while serving overseas in Afghanistan, MyFoxBoston reports.

Sonya Lomax has already taken the nine paid days of leave allotted to her under her contract, but has requested an additional three days of leave citing, “extenuating circumstances.”

Liz Sorrell, the Superintendent of Carver High School claims her hands are tied and she has to honor the contract agreed upon by the school system and the teacher’s union, MyFoxBoston reports.

Lomax is now looking to Carver’s School Committee for help, sharing the story of her son’s traumatic accident before the School Committee on Monday night. Her son, Todd, was injured after being hit by shrapnel in a grenade explosion.

Todd is currently being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland for lacerations, fractures, and head trauma.

Superintendent Sorrell says she can recall giving additional days to a faculty member whose home burned down, but the School Committee has requested time to make a decision regarding Lomax’s circumstances.

The School Committee will make a decision on the matter by January as they take the time to review the teacher’s contract