Story here at the Arlington Advocate site.
Dear Ms. Bodie,
If I am not mistaken, your wages and those of your teachers are paid by the federal government. That money comes from people like me. It’s people like me who your high school principal Charles Skidmore is snubbing with his outrageous refusal to pledge allegiance to the flag that represents the nation and people who pay his and your wages.
Who is the Leba Heighman that she has any say on whether teachers can recite the pledge or not? Her concern for the rights of those who would rather not recite it, needs to be revisited. Perhaps those teachers should consider their discomfort level when they cash their federal (tax paid) paychecks.
It’s because of teachers, principals and school board members like you have in Arlington that so many of us are opposed to your unions and the poor job performances that we taxpayers are forced to support.
Roxanne (and my location)
If you’re of the mood, email Superintendent Bodie, Principal Skidmore and the local newspaper and register your complaint about this. The school website is here.
That page also includes the phone number to Skidmore’s office.