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I would like to clarify a few points regarding what was in Saturday's Reflector. Our family had no problem with the fact that student records had been sent out to be digitized. The issue is that Bob Duncan has again violated Norwalk School Board Policy.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

I would like to clarify a few points regarding what was in Saturday's Reflector.

Our family had no problem with the fact that student records had been sent out to be digitized. The issue is that Bob Duncan has again violated Norwalk School Board Policy.

According to board policy: The principal is the custodian of school records. Upon request, all records and files included in the student's cumulative file are available to parent(s) or the student (if he/she is over 18 years of age). This request must be in writing and is granted within seven calendar days.

This did not happen.

When the guidance secretary stated that the student records were out of the building and they wouldn't be back for two weeks, she was informed in writing that the transcript was needed by March 1 for an application to further my daughter's education. Two weeks later, a follow up was done with the guidance counselor. She stated the records wouldn't be back until mid-March. She did write a very nice letter on my daughter's behalf.

After the fact, we now know that Bob Duncan knew that if needed, while the records were out of the building, a transcript could be gotten from the imaging company.

Bob Duncan failed in his role as principal and custodian of student records by not making certain that his staff was aware that a transcript could be gotten.

As in the case of his past actions, which include habitual lying, tobacco usage on school grounds and noncompliance of fire drills plus falsifying of records, he has admitted no wrong doing. Our family wants Bob Duncan to be held accountable for his negligence.

Steve Linder

Norwalk

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reflectorreader...

Is this the same Steve Linder who fought to have Duncan fired 3 years ago? I think it's the same guy who wanted the boys basketball coach fired too. Isn't his wife employed by the Norwalk Schools? Didn't she work in the guidance counselor's office? If there was a problem, why didn't she contact the guidance office herself?
The Linders' arguement is pretty weak.
Some people sure can hold grudges.