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Bladen county schools is pleased to announce that dr. Robert P. Taylor has been selected as the 2018 healthy schools superintendent of the year by the north carolina alliance for athletics, health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport management (NCAAHPERD-SM).

Dr. Taylor’s work to advance the belief that no child should go hungry has also been recognized by the north carolina department of public instruction, the no kid hungry state and national organizations, and the north carolina governor’s office of the first lady. His leadership as the superintendent has ensured that every child in bladen county schools has the opportunity to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost every day.

NCAAHPERED-SM serves as advocates of healthier children and supports progressive reform of health and physical education policies at the state legislature in order to enhance and promote the health of north carolinians.

Their vision is to be the leading organization promoting and supporting a healthier, more creative and active north carolina.

During the week of june 4, the daughter of jessica parnell spoke to west bladen principal peggy hester asking if her uncle, josh parnell who is wheelchair bound, could sit with family members at the bleachers during the graduation ceremony. Encouraging quotes for college students ms. Hester explained to the daughter that the school has a floor-level designated handicapped accessible seating section for wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers. According to the niece mr. Parnell said he did not want to sit in the handicapped accessible section.

Due to space constraints, handicapped accessible seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To accommodate as many family members and guests with disabilities as possible in the designated handicapped accessible seating section, each individual may only be accompanied by one companion.

Handicap parking is available for vehicles with proper placard/tags along with a drop-off and pick-up area in front of the school. Marshals and school personnel are available to assist handicapped persons as needed when entering and exiting the school building during graduation.

A short time later, the principal (ms. Hester) approached the bleachers and spoke to mr. Parnell explaining that the marshals, graduates and JROTC would be processing through the doors directly beside where he was sitting; would he mind moving to the designated handicapped accessible seating section. Ms. Hester explained that the graduates had practiced processing with clearance in front of the doors and bleachers and needed to be able to process into the ceremony as they had practiced. Although sound equipment was set-up along the front of the bleachers, it was located two sections down from the entrance doors and not blocking the processional.

Mr. Inspirational quotes for students who failed parnell stated he did not want to sit in the designated handicapped accessible seating section because he would not be able to see the stage as well and was not willing to move. The family also indicated they had spoken to school board member roger carroll and were told by mr. Carroll they could sit where they wanted.

Ms. Hester ended her conversation with mr. Parnell. Approximately 1 minute later a sheriff’s deputy asked mr. Inspirational quotes for high school students parnell to move to the designated handicapped accessible seating section. Mr. Parnell, along with a family member did move for the remainder of the graduation.

* in speaking with roger carroll on the morning of june 19 as a follow-up to the incident, mr. Carroll verified to me that he did in fact speak to jessica parnell, sister of josh parnell during the week prior to graduation concerning the handicapped seating section. Mr. Carroll advised ms. Parnell to talk to the school principal about her concern. Best inspirational quotes for friends mr. Carroll also told the parnell’s they could sit out of the designated handicapped section if they wanted but that if they were asked to move they would need to comply or otherwise leave graduation. Ms. Parnell responded that they would stay and mr. Parnell would move to the designated section.

A letter from the west bladen high school principal was mailed to students homes on may 24, 2018 and was also emailed on the same day to students in their school gmail account. * A copy of the letter can be located at the bottom of this page. Additionally, the letter was read aloud to students at both tuesday, june 12 and thursday, june 14 graduation rehearsals. Students also received an additional copy of the letter at tuesday’s, june 12 rehearsal. All requirements and expectations for graduation are outlined in the letter.

Nationally recognized academic cords are the only cords allowable or permissible during high school graduation. These guidelines serve as a function of a school’s legitimate interest in celebrating academic achievement and showing class unity.

Typically, high schools (even colleges and universities) limit what cords/stoles graduates can wear to graduation ceremonies to ensure a unified ceremony. Best inspirational quotes for life honor cords are given to those students who have met the standards of a state or national organization which sponsors an honor society and to which the local organization has an active affiliation.

Refusal to comply with the published graduation guidelines can justify excluding a student from the graduation ceremony or from receiving their diploma on the day of graduation. No student’s diploma is taken away but instead is held by school administration for pick-up by the student the following week .

While not allowing a student to wear a military cord may lead to the perception that we are not patriotic … this could not be further from the truth. Our mission, in part, is to develop responsible citizens. We cannot think of a more responsible citizen than the ones who select to or are chosen to serve the united states of america.