Saturday, July 19, 2008

Chancellor Rhee Upholds Termination of Art Siebens

This is the response from Chancellor Rhee regarding the inquiry by the Wilson Minority Parents Alliance on the termination of Dr. Art Siebens. It also includes a portion of the letter from the Alliance which can be read in its entirety in the posting entitled "Letter to DC officials on rehiring Art Siebens."

From: "Rhee, Michelle (OOC)"
To: WilsonMinority ParentsAlliance
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 5:38:00 PM
Subject: RE: Art Siebens Rehiring Concerns

Principal Cahall and I are confident that the right decision has been made.


From: WilsonMinority ParentsAlliance []
Sent: Wed 7/16/2008 2:16 AM
To:;;;; Davis, John L. (OOC);;;;;; Rhee, Michelle (OOC); Cahall, Pete (SHS);; Bobb, Robert (OSSE);; Biddle, Sekou (OSSE); Kinlow, Tonya (EOM);;; Reinoso, Victor (EOM);;
Cc: Whittle, Thomas (OAS)
Subject: Art Siebens Rehiring Concerns

July 15, 2008

Dear Principal Pete Cahall, Chancellor Michelle Rhee and DC Council Members, A decision was made not to rehire Dr. Art Siebens. The question to Mr. Cahall and Chancellor Rhee, do you stand by that decision, as well as, the decision not to invite other Wilson staff to return?