We Want Haynes Back!

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In late February 2016 Mrs. Debbie Haynes, 6th grade teacher at Sycamore Elementary in Upland, CA was put on administrative leave for reasons that are still unclear. We want an immediate reinstatement of Mrs. Haynes as our children's full time teacher.

Parents have witnessed for the last 4 weeks our children being taught less and less, having little to no homework, not understanding key concepts being taught, or being subjected to be in a class that has a lack on control. Various substitutes have rotated throughout this time, leaving the students without consistency and in a state of flux. Parents and students have been repeatedly told that she would return the following week, only to find that again they have a new substitute. Many of us are concerned for upcoming Jr. High counseling sessions and have not had any notification from the school on what is to be expected or when it is happening. There are many things falling through the cracks - and repeated attempts to get clear answers from the principal have failed.

Mrs. Haynes was a great teacher and had a close connection to our children and personal interest in their futures and success. She is a compassionate, engaging and caring teacher. What has been done to her is unfair and we want to be clear that we feel immediate reinstatement is needed.

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