Principal who lost daughter at Stoneman Douglas docked pay for time she took off to grieve

Principal who lost daughter at Stoneman Douglas docked pay for time she took off to grieve
Dear Lord, not again. Students are evacuated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL on 14 Feb 2018. (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Apparently zero tolerance also applies to staff.]

A principal who lost her daughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High accused the school district Tuesday of lacking empathy, transparency and an ability to accept blame for the tragedy.

April Schentrup, principal at Pembroke Pines Elementary, told School Board members the district tried to dock her pay for time she took to grieve her daughter Carmen, one of 17 killed during the Feb. 14 massacre. When she tried to ease back into her principal’s job, Superintendent Robert Runcie told her, “this is not a part-time job,” she said, as she held up a portrait of Carmen.

None of the nine School Board members sent condolence letters or cards or called her family until May 8, Schentrup said, “coincidentally a day after I added my name to speak at today’s meeting.”

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The only correspondence she received from the School Board was “an email blasted to the entire district saying the mass shooting would be lumped as one tragedy for insurance purposes.”

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