I like to bring the following extremely serious case to everyone’s attention.
I received information from my child and some parents about a serious offense made by one of the teachers at the Saba Comprehensive School. Female students have been approached on a regular basis by this particular teacher who made all kinds of sexual remarks and suggestions towards these female students. (I will deliberately not go into details). This is called sexual harassment and is and will never be accepted and tolerated within the Netherlands.
As a result 4 parents came to school to file an official complaint by the director Mr. Hermans. Apparently this is not the first time that this specific teacher has been sexually harassing female students. Mr Hermans has been informed about these previous cases but neglected to take proper action which results in being as guilty as the respective teacher.
In my opinion this can never be tolerated in a school and the consequence would be immediate dismissal of the teacher and since the director neglected to investigate and take action in previous situations which probably have triggered the respective teacher to go even further this time, I strongly believe that this director should be fired immediately since he does not take the safety, protection and the rights of all students at heart.
School board what is your action in this? Will you also become guilty in this unacceptable behavior by sitting back and let the wind blow it away?
Parents, students, teachers, director or board members who experience any form of sexual harassment can contact the Educational Inspectorate at CNvertrouwensinspectie@owinsp.nl to make a formal complaint.