9th Circuit Eviscerates Free Speech–It’s Now Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo [UPDATED]

September 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm
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From left to right: Daniel Galli, Austin Carvalho, Matthew Dariano and Dominic Maciel. These boys with friend Clayton Howard were asked to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out or go home when they wore them to Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill on Cinco de Mayo. (Julie Fagerstrom)

Adding appalling anti-American insult to unconstitutional anti-free speech injury, the outlawing of the American flag decision came down on ‘Constitution Day’!

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I REPEAT:

#@!%$#@!%$&*&^%#!%@!

Hispanic legal jihad in Mexifornia.
INSTEAD mind you, instead of EXPECTING students of Mexican heritage to RESPECT the CONSTITUTIONAL rights of ALL American citizens, patriotic red blooded American students must acquiesce to the violently inclined anti-American Mexican thugs, who are so offended at the sight of an American flag t-shirt worn on the campus of an AMERICAN high school they may/will resort to violence. Instead of demanding the anti-American Mexican student thugs behave in a civilized lawful manner while on the campus of a taxpayer funded public school, patriotic American kids must relinquish their constitutional rights.

The court has officially justified their violent inclinations. The court has officially given them superiority over American traditions and values. They now officially have the upper hand. And if you think their arrogant anti-American supremacist behavior was stunning before this anti-American decision ….just wait…

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to rehear challenge in American flag t-shirt case.

Via American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ):

flag_waving1This morning [Sep. 17, 2014] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined a request for an en banc hearing in a case holding that school officials could censor students who peacefully wore American flag clothing because those students were violently threatened by anti-American classmates. In other words, the court upheld a classic “heckler’s veto,” and in so doing empowered violent bullies and undermined decades of free-speech jurisprudence.

The facts of Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District are relatively simple: On Cinco de Mayo, anti-American students threatened a small group of their fellow students who chose to wear American flag–themed clothing. Rather than discipline the bullies, the school gave the kids who wore the flags a choice, turn their shirts inside-out, or go home. Two students chose to go home.

Under traditional constitutional principles, this is an easy case. Your free-speech rights do not depend on a listeners’ subjective response, and they are certainly not conditioned on a listeners’ willingness to break the law. Otherwise, free speech means nothing — bullies would be empowered to shut down speech whenever and wherever they wish.

Even in the academic setting, the traditional prohibitions against heckler’s vetoes prevail, for the same, obvious reasons. While the Supreme Court has held that free speech is broadly protected in public schools unless the speech causes a “substantial disruption” to the academic environment, the “substantial disruption” refers to the nature of the speech itself, not to the listeners’ reaction.

The dissent, by Judge O’Scannlain, gets these concepts exactly right:

The freedom of speech guaranteed by our Constitution is in greatest peril when the government may suppress speech simply because it is unpopular. For that reason, it is a foundational tenet of First Amendment law that the government cannot silence a speaker because of how an audience might react to the speech. It is this bedrock principle—known as the heckler’s veto doctrine—that the panel overlooks, condoning the suppression of free speech by some students because other students might have reacted violently.

But the case went beyond a heckler’s veto (as bad as that is) and veered into outright viewpoint discrimination. By banning the American flag displays while permitting other flag displays, the Court didn’t just censor one view, it privileged others.

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UPDATE: Next stop the Supreme Court.

Lawyers for the parents, backed by 20 Republican members of Congress, had asked the 9th Circuit to rehear the case with a special 11-judge panel. Three 9th Circuit judges dissented, saying they disagreed with both the court’s ruling in the case and its decision to not grant a new hearing.

William Becker, the parents’ lawyer, called the decision “outrageous” and vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court. “(We) will not allow the politically correct judiciary to insult our flag,” he said.

If the American flag shirt wearing students had threatened violence over being offended at the sight of Mexican flags instead of donning flag shirts, would they have been treated in the same respect as the Hispanic students?

I think not.

America land of the free, where art thou?

High School Drama Teacher Under Fire For Vulgar “Raunch Fest” Awards Ceremony

June 5, 2014 at 8:11 am

Nothing is sacred any more…

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Bellingham High School drama teacher Terri Grimes

(KOMO) –BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A Bellingham High School drama teacher has issued a formal apology after her awards ceremony devolved into an evening of profanity, jokes about a priest having sex with kids, and a box of sex toys.

A parent attended the ceremony in the school auditorium with her 17-year-old daughter, who was nominated for an award. Both want to remain anonymous until after graduation on June 6.

The teacher is Teri Grimes, a veteran of three decades who is slated to retire after this year.

In an email to KOMO News, the upset mother complained about the teacher’s use of profanity during the ceremony. She said Grimes repeatedly used inappropriate words and told a distasteful joke.

“I sat there with my mouth open in shock and the final straw was when a joke was told on stage about a teacher, a lawyer and a priest on a plane. The plane was going down and the teacher says we have to save the children. The attorney says “F*** the children!” and the priest says “OOOOH..Do we have time for that???” the email reads.

The parent, who brought her young daughter to the ceremony, decided to leave after hearing the joke.

In addition to what she considered to be offensive language and the off-color joke, the parent said the awards handed out during the ceremony weren’t appropriate for children. She said one of the categories was for “the horniest stud,” where the award was a sex toy.

“WE need to get the word out there that THIS is the kind of TRASH that is being taught in our schools. I am so shocked right now I am in tears,” the parent said in her email to KOMO.

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If this is how Grimes behaves in public I shudder to think how perverted she acts behind the scenes.

Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225-3698
360-676-6575
Public FAX:647-6803
Confidential FAX:647-6805
Bellingham High School contact page http://bellingham.bellinghamschools.org/contact

Terry Grimes
Fine and Performance Arts Department Chair
Drama Club Advisor
Email
Phone: 676-6575 -7136

Caught On Tape! Teacher Violently Grabs 6 Year Old By His Face Then His Shirt Collar And Lifts Him Up

May 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

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Because he went to the wrong bathroom!!! The bully teacher was slapped on the wrist –10 day suspension without pay. Absolutely blood boiling.

13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Justice for Ian. Zero tolerance for Barb Williams.

Dateline Wednesday May 7:

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Victim 6 year old Ian Nelson

(WTVG) –A shocking confrontation with a six-year-old student was caught on video and now the kindergarten teacher could be facing assault charges.

It happened at Riverdale Elementary School in Mount Blanchard which is located south of Findlay in Hancock County.

The boy’s father Anthony Nelson is sharing the surveillance video with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, as well as 13abc.

Nelson is angry the school district suspended the teacher for ten days without pay. Nelson believes she should never set foot in a classroom again.
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Nelson is sharing surveillance video of his 6-year-old son Ian at school.

It shows the kindergartner walking down the hall. He goes into the bathroom.

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Violent bully teacher Barb Williams

Moments later you can see his teacher Barb Williams greets him as he exits the bathroom by grabbing him and lifting him off the floor against the wall twice. It’s a confrontation on Wednesday, May 7th, captured on the school’s surveillance camera system.
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Ian’s father wants Williams’ teaching license revoked.
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Nelson says the district told him Ian was in trouble because he went to the wrong bathroom.
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The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what happened in that school hallway. Once completed, the report will be handed over to the prosecutor’s office to determine if criminal charges will be filed. [...]

Williams has hired an attorney.

RIVERDALE LOCAL SCHOOLS
20613 State Route 37,
Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867-9783
PH: 419.694.4994
FAX: 419.694.6465
Principle Julie Spade
jspade@riverdale.k12.oh.us
Superintendent Eric Hoffman
ehoffman@riverdale.k12.oh.us or 419-694-4994 ext. 1801

The Board of Education: http://www.riverdale.k12.oh.us/Administration.aspx

N.Y. Student Suspended For Wearing NRA 2nd Amendment T-Shirt To School

March 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm

16 year old NRA member Shane Kinney stuck to his guns, but sadly his parents (who are also NRA members)surrendered without a fight.

Shane Kinney nra 2nd amendment tshirt(WGRZ) –GRAND ISLAND, NY – The parents of a Grand Island High School sophomore confirm their son was recently made to serve a one day in-school suspension, resulting from his refusal to change clothes after a determination the shirt he was wearing violated the school’s dress code.

Wayne and Kim Kinney describe their son Shane, 16, as an avid outdoorsman and hunter.

Shane, like his parents, is also a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The Kinneys say their son recently went to school wearing a tee shirt depicting his support of the NRA and the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.

“It’s the same shirt he’s worn before, but this time they said something about it,” Wayne Kinney told WGRZ-TV.

According to his parents, a teacher at the high school told Shane the shirt was inappropriate.

“They said it was the guns,” said Mr. Kinney, noting the NRA emblem over crossed rifles adorning the shirt.
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The Kinney’s believe the school over-reacted and their son did not deserve to be suspended.
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“Shane will probably not wear shirts like this to school anymore,” said his mother. “He can hold firmly to his beliefs but for those 7 hours a day, five days a week he’s in school, you have to kind of follow their rules like it or not. But he’ll move on, he’ll graduate, and probably serve our country and wear lots of shirts like that,” she said. [....]

Grand Island Senior High School contact info here: http://www.k12.ginet.org/staff_directory.cfm?school=1

Concerns Of Racial Violence Outweighs Students Right To Free Expression! No US Flag Shirts Allowed On Cinco de Mayo

February 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

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#@!%$#@!%$&*&^%#!%@!

Hispanic legal jihad in Mexifornia.
INSTEAD mind you, instead of EXPECTING students of Mexican heritage to RESPECT the CONSTITUTIONAL rights of ALL American citizens, patriotic red blooded American students must acquiesce to the violently inclined anti-American Mexican thugs who are so offended at the sight of an American flag t-shirt worn on the campus of an AMERICAN high school they may/will resort to violence. Instead of demanding the anti-American Mexican student thugs behave in a civilized lawful manner while on the campus of a taxpayer funded public school, patriotic American kids must relinquish their constitutional rights.

The court has officially justified their violent inclinations. The court has officially given them superiority over American traditions and values. They now officially have the upper hand. And if you think their arrogant anti-American supremacist behavior was stunning before this anti-American decision ....just wait…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday [Feb. 27, 2014].

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials’ concerns of racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on that day.

The unanimous three-judge panel said past problems gave school officials sufficient and justifiable reasons for their actions. The court said schools have wide latitude in curbing certain civil rights to ensure campus safety.

“Our role is not to second-guess the decision to have a Cinco de Mayo celebration or the precautions put in place to avoid violence,” Judge M. Margaret McKeown wrote for the panel. The past events “made it reasonable for school officials to proceed as though the threat of a potentially violent disturbance was real,” she wrote.

The case garnered national attention as many expressed outrage that students were barred from wearing patriotic clothing. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based American Freedom Law Center, a politically conservative legal aid foundation, and other similar organizations took up the students’ case and sued the high school and the school district.

William Becker, one of the lawyers representing the students, said he plans to ask a special 11-judge panel of the appeals court to rehear the case. Becker said he would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if he loses again.

“The 9th Circuit upheld the rights of Mexican students celebrating a holiday of another country over U.S. student proudly supporting this country,” Becker said. [...]

“The court said schools have wide latitude in curbing certain civil rights to ensure campus safety.”

Then why in the hell did they not ban any trace of the source of any past and future conflict the – non-American holiday Cinco de Mayo?????

‘Cause RAAAAAACISM!

Blood boiling.

Followup: 9th Circuit Eviscerates Free Speech–It’s Now Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo

We Want School Choice. And We Want It Now!

February 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I’m a little late out of the gate with this, but better late than never.

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National School Choice Week – Jan. 26-Feb 1
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School Choice Week roundup:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) Rally for School Choice –Reason

Beating the odds: 100 percent of Delta charter school class accepted to college –YouTube

Choice Monday: Parents Camp Out for Educational Options — Heritage

Morning Bell: [What you need to know about] School Choice Week – Heritage

School Choice Week is almost over — now what? — Red Alert Politics

SHOCK VIDEO College Students Blame Obama & Dems for Government Shutdown

October 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Trouble in paradise? Maybe.

Campus Reform:

  • University of Colorado – Boulder is a liberal stronghold
  • ‘Obamacare is stupid,’ said one student
  • Blame for Dems was nearly unanimous among students surveyed

Students at the University of Colorado – Boulder (CU), a dependably liberal college town, blamed President Obama and Democrats on Tuesday for the ongoing government shutdown, which is now in its second week.

“He’s [Obama] just being really stubborn, not willing to negotiate at all, not taking any ideas from anyone else, it’s either his way or the highway and apparently we got to shutdown the government because of that,” one student told Campus Reform. [...]

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School Comes To Their Senses Apologizes After Demanding Student Remove NRA T-Shirt

October 4, 2013 at 7:33 am

Followup to: Student Ordered To Take Off Gun Violence Promoting” @NRA *HUNTING* T-Shirt

VICTORY! Constitutional patriots rejoice.

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God Bless America

(LA Times) –
In asking the student to remove the shirt, school officials said the depiction of the rifle was a violation of the school’s dress code. When the student’s parents wrote to the school’s principal, suggesting that administrators had infringed on their daughter’s constitutional rights, Principal Kimberly Fricker responded by sending the parents the school’s policy on clothing that depicts violence.
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“In general, anything that is divisive or offensive to a staff member,” the policy said. “The administration reserves the right to restrict any clothing or accessories that in our judgment detracts from the educational environment of Canyon High School.”

However, after reviewing the pictures on the shirt, Fricker later concluded that the shirt didn’t promote violence, the Orange Unified School District said in a statement.
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“The student will be permitted to wear the shirt,” said Supt. Michael Christensen in a statement.

“If they’re going to try to characterize this shirt as depicting violence, then this policy is overboard,” said Chuck Michel, an attorney who has represented the NRA and was working with the Bullwinkle family at the organization’s request.

“School officials can’t write themselves a policy that gives them unfettered discretion.”

This wasn’t the first time Bullwinkle wore the shirt, Michel said, he’s not sure why it caught the school’s attention this time, but believes it may be connected to the national debate on gun rights.

Oh, I am sure that was at the core.

Full text of the memo as sent to the NRA from Michael L. Christensen (Orange Unified School District Superintendent)

Sent on behalf of Michael L. Christensen, Superintendent of Schools, Orange Unified School District:

Response to Canyon High School NRA Shirt Incident

Canyon High School has a policy prohibiting clothing depicting or promoting violence.  In this incident, a student was referred to the counseling office by a security officer because she was wearing a shirt with a logo that included a rifle.  The student was instructed by a staff member to change her shirt and was provided another shirt to wear.

The parents contacted the principal a week after the incident to express concern.  At that time, the principal was unaware of the incident and provided an initial response regarding the school policy on clothing that depicts violence.  After reviewing pictures of the shirt, the principal determined that the shirt logo does not promote violence.

The family was contacted and advised that wearing the shirt was not contrary to the school dress code policy and the student will be permitted to wear the shirt.  The student and family received an apology and assurance that training will be provided to staff so an incident like this does not occur again.

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Student Ordered To Take Off ‘Gun Violence Promoting’ NRA *HUNTING* T-Shirt

October 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm
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“National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871″

An NRA hunting t-shirt promotes gun violence? Sure against a hunters prey; woodland animals. Which is LEGAL. Or maybe it was the NRA and “protecting America’s traditions” wording that sent the school into a mouth foaming tizzy.

Or was it all of the above?

ANAHEIM HILLS (CBSLA.com)  — A student at a high school in Anaheim Hills said administrators ordered her to change out of a T-shirt that promoted the National Rifle Association.

Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principal’s office for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.

“They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”

The shirt, which was a gift from Bullwinkle’s father when he became a card-carrying member of the NRA, features a buck, an American flag and a hunter’s silhouette. It also has the words “National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871” written in the center.

Bullwinkle’s father said he emailed the school’s principal to find out why his daughter had to change her shirt.

Principal Kimberly Fricker responded in an email, which said, in part, “The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. It’s protocol to have students change when they’re in violation of the dress code.”

The girl’s father, who has retained an attorney, now wants to know how the school defines violence. He said the drill team is allowed to twirl fake rifles and the mascot is a Comanche.

“I think that if you consider the hunter, the image of the hunter to be offensive, certainly there are groups that would consider the Comanche Indian chief to be offensive,” he said.

CBS2′s Stacey Butler was unable to reach Fricker for comment.

Video report at link. In which CBS2 reports Haley has worn the t-shirt several times in the past without intervention from the school’s shock troops.

Canyon High School dress code policy:

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Did you catch this? This disclaimer is so broad you could drive an 18 wheeler through it.

“In general, anything that is divisive or offensive to a staff member”

So students are held hostage at the tyrannical whims of petty gun grabbing fascist staff members.

ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Canyon High School contact info:

Address: Canyon High School 220 S. Imperial Highway Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Phone: 714-532-8000 Fax: 714-628-0381

Principal:

Email: Kimberly Fricker

Assistant Principals:

Email: Brenna Godsey
Email: Joe Erven
Email: Kenneth Lopour
Source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/canyon/staff_admin.html

The Orange Unified School District Board of Education contact info:

Superintendent of Schools: Michael L. Christensen
Email: superintendent@orangeusd.org
Phone: (714) 628-4487
Fax: 714-628-4041

Board Vice President: Alexia L. Deligianni
Email: adeligianni@orangeusd.org

Email school board: board@orangeusd.org or boardofeducation@orangeusd.org.
Source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/board/BoardMembers.asp

Dress code source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/canyon/open_enrollment/counseling_2013.pdf

Dear Haley you could get a few tips from your predecessor Jared Marcum and his army of patriotic supporters. ;)

8 Yr Old Suspended For Thought Crime Of Imaginary “Look-Alike Weapon” Finger Gun

October 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

(Click Orlando) HARMONY, Fla. -The mother of an 8-year-old Central Florida boy is fighting back after her son was suspended from school for using his finger as a play gun.

Bonnie Bennett said her son, Jordan, was suspended Friday at Harmony Community School in Osceola County after playing cops and robbers with another student.

“There was nothing in his hand.  He used his thumb and index finger,” said Bennett. “It was a game.  He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said.”

Bennett said she would have been satisfied with some form of punishment but is worried now that since he’s been suspended, her son will be seen as a violent child.

“They took a child that has never been in trouble before and went to the extreme,” said Bennett. “A child that has no history of violence is now classified as a violent offender.”

But the Osceola County School District said it wasn’t just a simple game.

A school representative said the district can’t comment on the specifics of what happened because of confidentiality, but after reviewing the entire incident, Jordan’s actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct.

Bennett said she’ll continue to fight, hoping the principal will remove the suspension from her son’s school record.

“I’m prepared to go to court if I have to because this is wrong. It’s wrong for my son and any other child if they’re faced with the same thing because of a game,” Bennett said.

According to Bennett’s son, the other boy involved was also sent home because of the incident. [...]

More on the claimed violation of code of student conduct:

(WFTV) –The school district told Channel 9 due to student confidentiality, they cannot comment on individual cases. They did say their code of conduct prohibits students from playing with invisible guns.

“Invisible guns” = “Look-alike weapons”. And in 8 year old Jordan’s case, his finger gun is a “look alike weapon”.
Page 25: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Weapons WPL
- The act of possessing, storing, distributing, selling, or purchasing any instrument or object that can inflict serious harm on another person, or that can place another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of serious harm or be used to intimidate another person including,but not limited to fixed blade knives (household),folding knives, switch blade knives, common pocket knives, razor blades, box cutters, sharp cut ting instruments, ice picks, chains, pipes,nunchakus [sic], brass knuckles, Chinese stars, cap guns,“look-alike” weapons, or any object or substance directly represented to be or falsely represented to be a weapon of mass destruction (i.e. an anthrax hoax).L2

Page 25: http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/School_Board_Rules/documents/CodeofStudentConduct2013-2014.pdf

Harmony Community School contact info:
Location: 3365 Schoolhouse Rd, Harmony, FL 34773
Phone: 407 892-1655
Fax Main: 407 343-8745
Fax Admin: 407 343-8746
Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Principal Jonathon Davis davisj@osceola.k12.fl.us
Assistant Principle Diane Rivers: riversd@osceola.k12.fl.us

http://hrcs.osceola.k12.fl.us/Contacts.html

The School District of Osceola County, Florida contact info:
Location: 817 Bill Beck Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: 407-870-4600
Superintendent Melba Luciano: lucianom@osceola.k12.fl.us
Deputy Superintendent: Tom Phelps:phelpst@osceola.k12.fl.us
Phone: 407-518-2901 / Fax: 407-870-4010
Disclaimer: (Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.  If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.)

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/Superintendent/Superintendent.asp

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/SchList/Dept_Listing.asp

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