https://soundcloud.com/wfmp-forward-radio/dear-jcps-mayes-episode-edited?in=wfmp-forward-radio/sets/save-our-schools-with-dear 0:00 Student 1: "I think you and I have had a pretty good relationship over the past 4 years and I just wanted to make Mayes aware of a situation that was pretty personal that happened yesterday. I was at the football practice filming ... and [one of the players] came over to talk… Continue reading Excerpts from the Mayes Audiotape
Dear JCPS, I’m very happy to see the latest post from a Manual parent telling her story that Mayes was a bully and ruled with intimidation, reaching far beyond the African American and LGBTQ school communities. These are exactly the accounts I was referencing in my anonymous posts — LOTS OF US OUT HERE HAVE… Continue reading When we SEE SOMETHING, we must have a way to SAY SOMETHING.
Dear JCPS, Thank you for your continued support of Dr. Pollio’s wise decision to remove Jerry Mayes from his former position as DuPont Manual’s principal. My child is a current Manual student and was subjected to Mayes’ practice of pulling students out classes to settle issues via intimidation. My child’s experience shows that at times… Continue reading Mayes’ Pattern of Intimidation Not Exclusive to Minority Students
Dear JCPS, I wanted to check back in with you since it has been quite some time. I think you now see why I have been reluctant to divulge my name up until now. Here we are months later and Principal Mayes still sits at his desk at Manual running the show. It infuriates me… Continue reading Manual Family Still In The Dark
Dear JCPS, 1. This has caused an enormous amount of stress on the student body. Anyone not anticipating that doesn't understand the teen population, as suicide is the #2 cause of death among 15-24 year olds (National Institute of Mental Health). Anyone failing to believe that students are stressed (in whatever forms) in this environment,… Continue reading At Manual, “When We See Something, We Say Something” Rings Hollow
Dear Mr. Pollio, I have recently had occasion to read a variety of letters to "Dear JCPS" regarding the abhorrent behavior of current duPont Manual High School principal Jerry Mayes. As a proud Manual/YPAS graduate of the class of 1994, I am appalled by what I’m reading. I have lived in Los Angeles, California… Continue reading From a Manual Alum
Dear JCPS, My name is [Name Withheld], duPont Manual class of 1996. I am a federal public servant at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Washington, DC region, an attorney, and a parent of two daughters. I account my life thus far a success, and I do so in no small part thanks… Continue reading Distressing account of racial and gender-based discrimination and bullying from Principal Mayes at Manual High School