By Patti Knight, Sessions Elementary Teacher
Last week I received a letter at home from Marc Capitelli, urging me to vote for him in the upcoming election. He mentioned that he was part of the slate that was endorsed by Bill Freeman. I thought it was a little weird, but I didn’t think too much about it and threw it away. When I read on the Breakfast Club blog how Malykke Bacon, who is part of the Freeman-endorsed slate, contacted SDEA members at their personal email addresses and phone numbers, I realized that Marc should not have had access to my home address. It is very upsetting to hear over and over again about the shenanigans going on with our union. I feel very uncomfortable that they have used my personal and private information to promote candidates in the upcoming election. What will they pull next?
[NOTE: Know your standing rules! SDEA Election Procedure Standing Rule Letter E5 prohibits use of District systems to campaign, meaning that if Capitelli got a hold of a member’s home address through PowerSchool, it is a campaign violation. Standing Rule Letter E8 states that privileges extended to one candidate shall be extended to all candidates, meaning that if SDEA gave our home addresses to Capitelli but not other candidates, it is a campaign violation.]
Here is a link to the letter that several Sessions teachers and I received at home: