Since he has been there, many of the teachers have been "unhappy" with his performance at the school, said one local resident who is active in the Jefferson school community and asked not to be named.The straw that apparently broke the camel's back was a brawl in the school on April 22 that broke out among a bunch of girls (apparently over boys. [Trust me ladies, we're not worth all that trouble]). This led to a before school protest attended by 20-odd parents, teachers and community representatives on the 25th.
Until March, for example, Reeves could not access school funds to provide to teachers so they could purchase supplies, because he did not have a special password required to authorize the expenses. Gloria Grantham, assistant superintendent for middle schools and junior high schools, told parents and teachers at a meeting of Jeffersons Parent-Teacher Association that Reeves did not go through a training process required to obtain the password, said PTA President Joan McIver.
Grantham did not respond to calls for comment and Reeves referred all questions to the D.C. Public Schools communications department.
Teachers also complained that a 7th grade English class at the school has not received a permanent instructor during the entire school year. The class receives a range of substitutes, most frequently the school librarian, or spends the period in the auditorium with other teacher-less classes, where they are monitored by an assistant principal, according to the local resident who requested anonymity.
McIver said an average of 10 teachers call in sick each day because of the problems at the school.
In addition to the school's academic and governance issues, McIver said facilities problems are constantly plaguing the school, such as a leaky roof, bathroom stalls without doors and computers that dont work because of faulty wiring.
Many thanks to Anonymous for first brining this to our attention.