Parents In Stillwater Denied Student Records For Speaking Out

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Stillwater, Ok May, 9 (The Oklahoma Post) –

Political targeting runs amok due to years of Stillwater voter apathy. Uncontested elections and poor voter turnout has led to embedded corruption; the swamp stinks from the alcoholic and dying Judges, corrupt DA’s who let murderers walk on small bonds, and federal lawsuits (see civ-21-817), to the rotating school board members.

Today we received verified information of even more political retaliation regarding The City Of Stillwater Public Schools Board of Education openly denying a father his daughter’s school records. The father, who was part of the enrolment process, was already on the school records and had received the updated reports in the past via an email arrangement from outgoing Superintendent Marc Moore. This denial of records comes after the parent’s litigation against several town officials in civ 21-817 in Oklahoma Western District Federal Court and tort litigation. This denial of school records is in direct violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and should come as no surprise to the growing number of parents who have been continuously disregarded by the rural school district.

The most damning of the new information came in via the website tip submit and follow-up emails, just hours before interviewing House 33 candidate Brice Chaffin who himself has had his civil rights violated by Stillwater Public Schools. The interview with Chaffin was in regards to his removal while speaking at the April 12 Board of Education meeting (see video below). Chaffin claimed that his comments were subject to interruption, harassment, and ultimately legal abuse. Chaffin is running for House District 33 and he was recently targeted by the Stillwater establishment.

Chaffin was removed from the meeting after previously complaining, and recognizing, the obvious issues surrounding the Stillwater, Oklahoma schools. In fact that is part of his platform. At the meeting, Brice began to claim his religious convictions while framing his argument against the School Board’s bathroom policy. Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment, Inc. has since filed a lawsuit against Stillwater Public Schools with Chaffin. Others may follow suit. Pardon the pun.

In their trending secretive fashion, there was another school board meeting today, May 10; two meetings in fact, one public and one private. Yet there was no discussion of updating their outdated 20-year-old public-facing operating policy, no discussion on the removal of parents from previous school board meetings who had also challenged the School Board bathroom policy, no discussion for the parents regarding resolutions to the bathroom issue, and no discussion for public entertainment on the hush money paid to outgoing superintendent Marc Moore.

The newest act of political targeting continues according to the audio recording received today. The person is a former Oklahoma Sooner athlete who has had to legally confront the town leadership in the recent past. As this parent did a year ago, he contacted the public school where his youngest daughter attends in Stillwater. He politely called the school requesting to receive the school records to which he, as a parent, is entitled. Always has been. Instead, what he received was 12 minutes of excuses and then a blatant refusal to provide these student records as required by federal law. This is because he is a targeted parent by a corrupt system. Period.

The recording has been provided to the proper authorities and The Oklahoma Post encourages each citizen across the state to do the same if a similar event has occurred to your family. The Oklahoma Post finds it pretty low to use children as political weapons as the City of Stillwater appears to be doing. We are currently redacting the minor’s names and will provide our readers with the audio to be added to the post on May 11, after review by our attorney.

The Audio Text is Below

“00:00

Speaker 1

Will Rogers. This is Onalee. Hi, how are you? 

00:00

Parent

Good good. When are report cards coming out?

00:00

Speaker 1

that’s a good question. Let me

(Steps away) Do you know when report cards are going out? It’s not mark on the calendar.

…most likely it’s going to be the last day of school on the 19th. 

00:01

Parent

19th?  Perfect. Perfect. How are those going to go out, electronically? 

00:01

Speaker 2

No, they’ll go out to the paper form. 

00:01

Parent 

Can I give you an address so that we can have those records sent to a new address?

perfect.

00:01

Speaker 1

Who’s your student?.

00:01

Parent

Redacted

00:01

Speaker 1

Okay. Okay. What’s your address?

00:02

Parent 

Perfect. It is….Redacted

I also needed to know the electronic system so that I can also keep up-to-date with their daily doings. Where is that log in accessible and who administers that because there’s not a registration actually on the web page that……

00:03

Speaker 1

Okay, give me just one second. Let me see if I can if I can take the call for just a moment (on hold)

00:07

Speaker 1 

Hello, sir. Yeah. All right. Thank you for holding. So what is your what is your name?

00:07

Parent 

My name is…Redacted

00:07

Speaker 1 

So I don’t have you on here as a contact under her file. So in order to be able to get information to you, or send information into either, we would have to get that from Mom. If you want to, or not,

00:08

Parent 

No. We received that information from the school last year. The super.  We’re actually in federal court together right now in regards to her behavior. I just want to let you know that you have the opportunity right now to do the right things and not deny me my civil, right?  So we received this information in the past with no problems. So what is your name and supervisor.

00:08

Speaker 1

Yes, my name is Onalee Santos. I’ll spell it for you. Oh, n a l e. E. My last name is Santos. S a n t, o s and I am the office. Aide, attendance

00:08

Parent 

Secretary, perfect. Who is Charlotte you were referring when speaking on the side?

00:08

Speaker 2 

To Charlotte? Curtis. S h a r, l a Curtis, c u r t i s She is the principal’s secretary.

00:08

Parent 

Sharla Curtis. Ok she’s a secretary. Was there anything that changed from when my children were students when I enrolled them as their father of record, receiving the records last year, and now?

00:09

Speaker 1

Well, nothing has changed since we went through all this last year. Nothing has changed. Since we went through all this situation last year. So if you would like to speak to someone at the board building, you’re welcome to do that too. I can give you that number.

00:09

Parent 

No, actually. So would you like to put the principal on the phone as well?

00:09

Speaker 1

Because she is not available right now, but I did give her your voice message that you left last week.

00:09

Parent 

Perfect. What about? Okay, perfect. What about the vice principal? The vice principal available?

00:09

Speaker 1 

The  vice-principal and the principal is the same person.

00:10

Parent 

Perfect. And who do they answer to? 

00:10

Speaker 1

So it would the Stillwater Board of Education, Gay Washington. Washington is a superintendent.

00:10

Parent 

Perfect. Perfect. All right, so you are refusing to provide students school records at this point?

00:10

Speaker 1

Right. Your name is not on the file and I’m not able to share that information with you.

00:10

Parent 

We have already been through this and you are discriminating.

00:11

Speaker 1

I’m talking about her file, her school file.

00:11

Parent 

Yes. We received the school files in the past. We actually have that information. 

00:11

Speaker 1

We didn’t. We did not do this last year but we we went through all this with you last year yes.

00:11

Parent 

Last year and we had the school records delivered by Marc Moore before threatening suit. So this year, why are you denying them? Now? You said that nothing has changed. So why are you denying them now?

00:11

Speaker 1 

Because we denied them last year. I think the same since we went through all this.

00:11

Parent 

No, you did not in the end. And we can show those records provided. Via email from Stillwater Public Schools.

00:11

Speaker 1

So Redacted , thank you for your time. If you have any questions, you may reach out to the Stillwater Board of Education. You don’t have that number. I can give it to you.

00:11

Parent 

No. Thank you so much.”

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In the above pdf, are email exchanges between outgoing Superintendent Marc Moore and the staff at the schools in which the children had attended. There is a reference to the report cards of the children and other documents affirmed by the school employee as being delivered. An action the same SPS employees try to deny in the recorded phone conversation, as a basis for the current denial of records.

The parent has contacted the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) which is responsible for enforcing federal laws which prohibit educational institutions from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and age.

He has also made a complaint under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which provides certain rights for parents regarding their children’s education records.

We encourage Stillwater, Oklahoma readers who have been targeted by the school district to also fill out and submit their complaints. Most of these families providing information have had different conflicts at some time with the city. The retaliation can include actions such as keeping school reports, social worker reports, religious preferences, report cards, denial of meal plan, etc.


The Oklahoma Post has provided the forms below for your convenience.

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OCR requires complaints to be filed in writing. You can email, mail, or fax the complaint form or you can submit an electronic complaint form.

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You can fill the forms out on a desktop or print them out and fill them out by hand. After you complete the form, you will need to send the form via email, mail, fax, or email to OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov


For more information about FERPA and to file a FERPA complaint, please visit https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/.

For more information about FERPA Click Here

Additional information about the laws OCR enforces is available on the government website at http://www.ed.gov/ocr.

The electronic complaint form is available at ocrcas.ed.gov.


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