August 29, 2014

Mom: My Facebook post got 4-year-old dismissed from school

Lately we are seeing that "Public Image" is the single most important thing to schools and other businesses; so many articles tied to public image. Tarnish it, on purpose OR inadvertantly, and you will be attacked.
8-29-2014 Florida:

CALLAHAN, FL (WJXT/CNN) - A mom said Monday that her 4-year-old was expelled from his preschool for a message she posted on her personal Facebook page.

Ashley Habat said it happened after picture day at Sonshine Christian Academy.

"The administrator of the preschool checking him in; she's like, 'Well it's picture day, Will, are you excited?'" Habat said. "And, you know, he of course just went on to class, but I had mentioned that they didn't give enough notice. And she's like, 'Well, we put it in his folder last week.'"

She said she then took to the social media site to vent her frustration, never thinking the school would see her post. However, she also tagged it with the school's Facebook page.

"They couldn't see it, it was private to my friends only," Habat said.

The post read, "Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will's school? Are my standards really too high, or are people working in the education field really just that ignorant?"

The next day, she said she was asked by the office to stop by when she dropped off Will. A letter of dismissal stated the relationship with her and the school already had not gotten off to a good start on the first day.

"You utilized social media to call into question not only the integrity but intelligence of the staff," the letter said. "These actions are also consistent with sowing discord, which is spoken of in the handbook you signed."

Habat said she was in shock.

"Why would you expel a 4-year-old over something his mom posts on her private Facebook page only people on her friends list can see?" ..Source.. by

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