Teacher requests leave to care for son injured in Afghanistan- Being Denied!

December 19, 2011 in School, Union, US Military

Plymouth Rock/Cape Cod & the Islands Tea Party Patriots

Carver School Committee next meeting January 9th 2012-To decide if teacher will be allowed time off for injured Soldier son.

Why Do They Need a Meeting To decide this!!!!!!!!

CARVER (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A Caver High School math teacher is  calling on the School Committee to overturn a decision regarding her leave so  that she can be there for her son who was injured while serving overseas in  Afghanistan.

Sonya Lomax has already taken the nine paid days of leave allotted to her  under her contract. Superintendent Liz Sorrell claims her hands are tied and she  has to honor the contract agreed upon by the school system and the teacher’s  union.

Lomax is now hoping Carver’s School Committee will help her out.

The math teacher shared the story of her son’s traumatic accident before the  School Committee on Monday night. Her son, Todd, was injured after being hit by  shrapnel in a grenade explosion.

Todd is currently being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical  Center in Maryland for lacerations, fractures, and head trauma.

Lomax has requested an additional three days of leave citing, “extenuating  circumstances.”

Superintendent Sorrell says she can recall giving additional days to a  faculty member whose home burned down, however the School Committee has  requested time to make a decision regarding Lomax’s circumstances. The School  Committee will make a decision on the matter by January as they take the time to  review the teacher’s contract.

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