01 June 2008

More Info About The Drumming Out Of Alex Barton

You may remember that I posted a blog entry on Saturday last about how a Port Lucie, Florida kindergarten teacher, one Wendy Portillo, allowed her students to vote a 5 year-old boy, Alex Barton, who has Asperger's Syndrome, out of her classroom.

Well, here's the contact info for Ms. Portillo's superiors, courtesy of the Autism Self-Advocacy Network, and a MySpace friend of mine, "kafecat", who posted this info on her blog a few days back.

Contact info:

*Morningside Elementary School Principal:*
Mrs. Marcia Cully
(772) 337-6730

*St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent: *
Michael J. Lannon
4204 Okeechobee Road
Ft. Pierce 34947-5414
Phone: 772/429-3925
FAX: 772/429-3916
e-mail: lannonm@stlucie.k12.fl.us

*St. Lucie County School Board Chair:*
Carol Hilson

*Vice Chair:*
Judith Miller

Ari Ne'eman
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network
1101 15th Street, NW Suite 1212
Washington, DC 20005

Please be sure to keep the tone of your message to them as respectful as possible, and please cc the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network into the messages when you send them, so they can track how many are being sent regarding this matter.

Am also including a link to kafecat's blog entry on this, so you can see it for yourselves, at http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=78853530&blogID=399324355&Mytoken=F27DB57C-A88D-4136-9D315B3835E76E1A110795966.

Hope these prove to be of interest to you, and, if you can, please contact the Morningside Elementary and St. Lucie County Schools and School Board officials at the e-mails listed above.

Thanks, and be seeing you.

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