Florida Christian college asks lady to ship picture doing homework within the bathtub
A Florida college requested second graders to submit a photograph of themselves in a bath doing studying homework — after which kicked out one pupil whose dad and mom complained.
Misty and Christopher Dunham reached out to their daughter McKenzie’s instructor at Victory Christian Academy in Jacksonville to ask “what the intentions are” for the homework project, Action News Jax said.
The response of the 8-year-old’s instructor was less than snuff.
“She did send out a message saying, ‘you should be in pajamas, be in your uniform, have fun with it.’ But, it didn’t sit right,” Misty Dunham reportedly stated.
“A bathtub is not appropriate for a child to take a picture.”
Misty Dunham then escalated the state of affairs to the administration of Victory Christian Academy when she was advised “we have been sending this homework assignment for years, and you’re the only one complaining about it. Just cover your child in pillows or pajamas,” in response to a police report filed by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Pastor Jesse Latta, the President of Victory Christian Academy, defended the college in a press release, writing that the project “was taken out of an online teacher resource and has been used in many schools.”
Misty and Christopher Dunham accuse Victory Christian Academy of retaliating towards them by eradicating McKenzie from the college with none rationale. Misty Dunham stated that after the criticism, the college requested a parental withdrawal and when she and her husband refused, it went ahead with an administrative withdrawal.
“She did something right by telling mom and dad that she wasn’t comfortable with something, and now she’s no longer in school,” Christopher Dunham stated.
While Latta refused to verify or deny whether or not the college compelled Dunham’s daughter to depart, he stated that the college doesn’t plan on repeating the project subsequent college 12 months.
“While the assignment was completely innocent, out of an abundance of caution and for there to be no misunderstandings, our administration has removed this particular assignment for any future use,” Latta stated. “We value our children and their safety is our top priority. We will continue to serve the children and families in which the Lord has graciously allowed us to have a part in their lives.”