From: Governor Charlie Crist [mailto:Charlie.Crist@eog.myflorida.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 7:52 AM
To: lee de cesare
Subject: RE: help with county schools' refusal to carry out the bullyng law as it is written
Thank you for contacting Governor Crist about what you believe to be a violation of the Bullying Law by local school officials. I appreciate the opportunity to respond on his behalf.
To assist you, I forwarded your correspondence to the Office of Safe Schools in the Department of Education for review. The Office of Safe School is the appropriate state agency to address your complaint. If you wish to contact the Department of Education directly, you can use the information outlined below. In addition, you can call the Office of
Safe Schools at (850) 245-0416.
Florida Department of Education
Turlington Building, Room 1514
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Thank you for writing and do not hesitate to write again on matters of concern or interest to you.
Rex T. Newman
Office of Citizen Services
I have called the Safe Schools people and left a message with the bullying person there who is off on a conference. All in good time. lee
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 7:52 PM
Subject: From 'Write Your Representative' Website
15316 gulf blvd. 802
madeira beach,fl 3370-8
11/04/09 7:51 PM
To the Honorable Rick Kriseman;
Dear Representative Krisman:
I need you to find out for me what the legislative intent was of the bullying bill 669 was. I read it as covering both students and employees of the school system. The attorney for Hillsborought Countyo school board says that it covers only the students, not the employees.
I appreciate your help.
lee drury de cesare
15316 Gulf Boulevard 802
Madeira Beach, FL 33708>
From: lee de cesare [mailto:tdecesar@taMPAbay.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:02 PM
To: Governor Charlie Crist
Subject: help with county schools' refusal to carry out the bullyng law
as it is written
Hillsborough County schools are not administering the bullying law as it is written: it covers both students and any people who draw a salary from the school system.
I filed a bullying charge against school people who bullied a teacher by putting him on involuntary leave from the classroom after the Sheriff's office had thrown out the administration's charge against him the day
the administration filed it.
This maneuver by the Professional Standards office is the standard way that the administration intimidates teachers into silence so that teachers will not complain about the mismanagement of the schools by the
board and administration. The board and administration takes away teachers' free-speech rights by threatening job loss to the teachers who speak out. The board and administration is especially eager to intimidate teachers who have blogs so that they shut them down for fear of losing their jobs.
The Public Affairs head, Steve Hegarty, wrote me my complaint against adults was "Inappropriate." This means that the Hillsborough County administration is only partially carrying out the bullying law; the board and administration refuse to carry out the law's provision to include adults who work for pay for the school system. The administration and board, in effect, are
disobeying the law.
Tell me what you will do to see that school systems like Hillsborough carry out the law as the legislature wrote it, not in the partial way it now carries out the law.
Lee Drury De Cesare
15316 Gulf Boulevard 802
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
c: Secretary of Education Smith