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.