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Can you take care of this?
Jake Donnelly / 8:35AM I'm tied up right now
So am I, Jake
Jake Donnelly / 8:36AM I handled this last time
It doesn't work that way
Jake Donnelly / 8:37AM I can't leave the office right now, I'm sorry. Can your mother do this?
You know she can't
Jake Donnelly / 8:38AM I don't know what you want me to say
Forget it. I'll handle it
Can you take care of this? So am I, Jake It doesn't work that way You know she can't I want you to say you'll h Forget it. I'll handle it

Mrs. Donnnelly,

As discussed in our meeting Tuesday, this letter is to confirm that your son, Tyler, has been suspended for one week from Franklin Jay Elementary School.

We've come to this decision following a series of disturbances in class. His outbursts have proven severely disruptive to the education of other children, and on more than one occasion I've had staff members personally report to me that they've felt physically threatened by his aggressive behavior.

This suspension is effective immediately.

Enclosed you will find a fact sheet from the school board further detailing its decision. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to respond.

Sincerely,

Allison Newman
Principal, Franklin Jay Elementary School

How much later will you be?
Jake Donnelly / 6:12PM Not long
How long is not long?
Jake Donnelly / 6:13PM An hour maybe?
I need you here to help out with Tyler. I’ve got things to do around the house and it’s already 6
Jake Donnelly / 6:14PM I know. I’m hurrying
I need a break
Jake Donnelly / 6:15PM I know
How much later will you be? How long is not long? I need you here to help out with Tyler. I’ve got things to do around the house and it’s already 6 I need a break
Does this day seem familiar?
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"There is hope....There is hope for him to be a child again."
"The staff are the most caring and compassionate group of professionals I have ever met. They go above and beyond what is required to help children and parents."
"I see very capable and dedicated staff working hard to deliver services and develop exciting new programs that truly make a difference in the lives of people across the state."
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