Accountability, Vision: 2020

DuPont Manual Community Speaks Out

Below is a compilation of letters @Dear_JCPS has published regarding the non-inclusive, discriminatory and bullying behaviors exhibited by leadership at duPont Manual High School to date. This list will continue to be updated as more community members come forward.

In addition, the BSU has called for Mayes’ resignation.

We have been informed that an investigation is taking place. This investigation, however, is not to be confused with the culture audit that is simultaneously being conducted by Roger Cleveland’s group. If you wish to be contacted regarding the investigation, please send an email to

If you wish to send an email to the board and superintendent about your experiences or concerns, you may use this link. Copying Dear JCPS on your email lets them know that we’re also aware of the account, but it does not automatically mean it will be published. If you wish to have it shared, please contact us directly or use our Open Letter Form.

At Dear JCPS, we take your privacy and fear of retribution very seriously. Your submission may remain anonymous, however, to maintain the integrity of our organization, you will be asked to identify yourself prior to posting. Your name and contact information WILL NOT be shared without your permission.