LETTER: ‘I was also bullied by the SGB’

2016-04-14 06:00

The article (“Teacher paralysed me” City Vision, March 31) refers.

I have had a similar experience to the learner referred to in the article.

I feel I was treated with disdain during a disciplinary hearing regarding my niece at her school.

I had no problem with the disciplinary hearing being instituted, but the manner in which I was treated by the School Governing Body is of great concern. They treated me as if I was an illiterate idiot who had no idea what I was talking about.

They were very disrespectful and I am under the impression that half of the members(SGB), if not all, had no idea what their function was, being a part of this board.

I really hope more parents and guardians come forward with their experiences dealing with the SGBs.

I have written a letter to complain to the minister(of Basic Education), the Circuit Manager and the head of the disciplinary procedures, but still have not receive any response.

I really hope that the department of education will investigate the conduct of these boards.

Carmen Delport via email

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