Save Colonel and SFC- JROTC
Lenape JROTC was started by SFC Gantt 21 years ago. He put in his own personal time and effort to support this program. He doesn't deserve to lose his job over the stupidity of others.
Colonel Alvarado, just started in January of 2016. Although new, he has made a large impact on cadets. He had so many great changes to the program and he was what this program needed.
Due to an incident that happened at school, SFC Gantt and Colonel Alvarado have been absent from school for four weeks. With that said, we can only assume what has happened.
The incident is being looked at as a horsing around type of incident. Although no one knew about what was going on. Only the cadets involved knew. If SFC Gantt didn't know what was happening and COL Alvarado was only here for 3 months, how are they to be held accountable? The situation is ultimately a mess and the cadets have been in a class with a retired military sub and a recent college graduate. Cadets are adjusting but they shouldn't have to. SFC and COL should be teaching the class, not the subsitutes.
We need parental support as well as cadet and community support to sign this petition. The Board of Education should see that SFC and COL have your support, respect and trust to continue to work with your student.