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Librarian Courtney- TJ

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Courtney Garis our Librarian at Theodore Judah Elementary has been given notice that she will be being replaced by someone with seniority. She has been our Librarian at the school for 2 years, with 1 extra year of cross training with Ms. Wendy before she left. She has been a parent and a volunteer for over 8 years.

She is familiar to all the children and teachers and many of the parents as someone who goes out of her way to care and teach our children. She reads to the children, provides them with a safe space when they need it and always has a willing ear. She works closely to support the PTA and the teachers and staff and is an invaluable resource at the school and should not be replaced purely due to seniority.

The conversion of the per diem position into a staff position triggered this sudden replacement by the school district and this petition is to show that this is unacceptable. This shows a complete lack of regard from the school district with fit to community and the efforts that Theodore Judah has made to cultivate a supportive environment.

The latest decision around Courtney re-emphasizes the lack of concern the district seems to have with the overall community that our school has built.

This petition asks that this decision be reconsidered and that relative school and parent representatives be heard as part of the determining factor for best fit for our school. Seniority should not be the only deciding factor. Please sign to support this.

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