Hi, Reginald. Thank you.
I honestly don’t know. There was a “rumor” that the school board was in talks about moving the principal. And as you know, there’s a certain level of veracity to informal networks (the grapevine). Personally, I didn’t want to take a chance and wait to find out if the rumors were true after the fact.
The school board has a history of moving principals around (for reasons not known to me as that’s not my area of expertise), but I do know what black and brown boys and girls need and can benefit from. Sometimes predominantly black schools have served as the entry point for new principals into the school system who are there for a a year and them moved on to another school. Go figure. So I honestly can’t say whether or not the end result was due to the letter.
But in this instance, I do know that it was better to be proactive than reactive. Being proactive shows that people of color are mindful of what goes on in their communities.