JennCi

Medon, TN

#90 Oct 8, 2012
another mom wrote:
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That isn't right to withhold who from the rest of us with daughters there. I have TWO there.
I suppose we'll agree to disagree as to what is or isn't right. I intentionally did not name the person I was referring to nor did I pile-on the person previously named in this thread. Just because we pay tuition, it is still OUR responsibility as parents, rather than depend on the administration, to check into the character of these people our kids spend so much time with. If you will re-read my first post closely, there are enough hints in the context for you - that is if you truly do have two daughters there and not just fishing for name calling.... My husband & I took the responsibility and made the decision we felt best for our daughter, I suggest you do the same.
another mom

United States

#91 Oct 8, 2012
JennCi wrote:
<quoted text>I suppose we'll agree to disagree as to what is or isn't right. I intentionally did not name the person I was referring to nor did I pile-on the person previously named in this thread. Just because we pay tuition, it is still OUR responsibility as parents, rather than depend on the administration, to check into the character of these people our kids spend so much time with. If you will re-read my first post closely, there are enough hints in the context for you - that is if you truly do have two daughters there and not just fishing for name calling.... My husband & I took the responsibility and made the decision we felt best for our daughter, I suggest you do the same.
I'd love to know how you got to know a teacher so well that you found inappropriate matter in his/her lifestyle. And no - it is definitely NOT the responsibility of parents to know the character of our children's teacher(s).
Beavis

Jackson, TN

#92 Oct 8, 2012
You need to be more concerned with the substance abuse and drunk driving by the students. Nobody knows what the hell Rohm did and it's immoral to gossip about him. It's unfortunate that some people's lives are so bring and pathetic that this the most exciting thing in their life.
captainobvious

United States

#93 Oct 8, 2012
Wait...what? Are you seriously advocating trust be placed upon businesses and government for the care of your own children?

I could understand doing your own research and not being able to find anything. But to place absolute trust that someone did their job?

I'd say it is the parents responsibility, as best as possible. I mean, I'm sure background checks are done (we hope!), but have you even asked if they have? Was it a requirement when he was hired 15+ years ago? Do they get renewed every year? There's several types of BG checks, how extensive are they?

You can't assume anything these days.
another mom

United States

#94 Oct 8, 2012
captainobvious wrote:
Wait...what? Are you seriously advocating trust be placed upon businesses and government for the care of your own children?

I could understand doing your own research and not being able to find anything. But to place absolute trust that someone did their job?

I'd say it is the parents responsibility, as best as possible. I mean, I'm sure background checks are done (we hope!), but have you even asked if they have? Was it a requirement when he was hired 15+ years ago? Do they get renewed every year? There's several types of BG checks, how extensive are they?

You can't assume anything these days.
Of course it is ultimately the parents' responsibility. But there's no way we as parents can get to know each and every teacher well enough to know the type matters being implied here. And that lady should've just kept her so-called tiny victory to herself because it served no purpose in broadcasting it here.
captainobvious

United States

#95 Oct 9, 2012
Tiny victory? I see it as a 'wake up and pay attention' speech with a big hint....or maybe just it's just a biased remark, it doesn't matter.

Regardless, you don't know how this person came to the information that lead to this decision. In fact, all I see is 'questionable character' written all over it - which doesn't necessarily imply anything illegal happened. I see someone who is trying to point out that USJ may not get involved in personal matters that tarnish an individuals character (habitual gambling? drinking? minor domestic disturbances?). Or it could be something as simple as racism or discrimination (religion?)?

I think the point being made is that some people aren't even looking, too much trust is being placed in the system, and no one is following up on the small signs that exist.
another mom

United States

#96 Oct 9, 2012
captainobvious wrote:
Tiny victory? I see it as a 'wake up and pay attention' speech with a big hint....or maybe just it's just a biased remark, it doesn't matter.

Regardless, you don't know how this person came to the information that lead to this decision. In fact, all I see is 'questionable character' written all over it - which doesn't necessarily imply anything illegal happened. I see someone who is trying to point out that USJ may not get involved in personal matters that tarnish an individuals character (habitual gambling? drinking? minor domestic disturbances?). Or it could be something as simple as racism or discrimination (religion?)?

I think the point being made is that some people aren't even looking, too much trust is being placed in the system, and no one is following up on the small signs that exist.
I've had one child there all the way through from beginning to end and still have two there, and we have more often than not been pleased with any issues raised. But you're absolutely right about there being too much trust being placed in the system. Personally, I can't see how a parent has access to even find out the information to which an employer can. I call myself "paying attention", but if the current charges being made on this forum are true, how could any parent have access to that information.

Finally, yes I see the other poster's experience a victory, and I further do not see sharing it to be of any benefit, especially if that teacher is still there. The only teacher that comes to mind with the "characteristics" she described was fired last year, and thus there was no reason to remove her daughter from that "program", which, again, is a moot point with the current situation.
question

Pigeon Forge, TN

#97 Oct 9, 2012
Does anyone know if David Rohm is still involved with the Muscular Distrophy Association...those poor innocent, helpless kids!?
concerned parent

Pigeon Forge, TN

#98 Oct 9, 2012
The Jackson Sun was contacted about these rumors and speculations. They in turn contacted the FBI who replied that there was not enough public informaion to run a story...yet. I'm sure the FBI has a lot of diggin to do before this goes public. Just look at the Sandusky fiasco and how long that went on.
numbnuts wrote:
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Where is this information? News link? Anything? exactly. Pure speculation at this point.
captainobvious

United States

#99 Oct 9, 2012
another mom wrote:
 Personally, I can't see how a parent has access to even find out the information to which an employer can.
You mean to say "I've never personally tried to care how a parent....". A quick search online will show that all people in childcare services must submit to a tn background check. Reports can be requested by the general public for about 30 bucks right off the tn.us website. Too easy.

Or you could call the school and, I don't know, ask them for their policy and make sure it's not something cheesy like "I do good - sign here." (All jokes aside, this does happen, and some businesses in other states have gotten away with it)
guest2

Jackson, TN

#100 Oct 9, 2012
If this is correct about rhom then usj should at least address their parents about it. They are the ones paying the big bucks to send their biosphere.
I talked to an employee of the Jackson public schools and everyone including volunteer coach must pay for a background Ck before anything.
Beavis

Jackson, TN

#101 Oct 9, 2012
USJ isn't gonna do that, because it would be admitting they did something wrong.
guest

Jackson, TN

#102 Oct 9, 2012
captainobvious wrote:
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You mean to say "I've never personally tried to care how a parent....". A quick search online will show that all people in childcare services must submit to a tn background check. Reports can be requested by the general public for about 30 bucks right off the tn.us website. Too easy.
Or you could call the school and, I don't know, ask them for their policy and make sure it's not something cheesy like "I do good - sign here." (All jokes aside, this does happen, and some businesses in other states have gotten away with it)
private schools do not make their employees do background checks...only public ones
captainobvious

San Francisco, CA

#103 Oct 9, 2012
guest wrote:
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private schools do not make their employees do background checks...only public ones
I will admit I didn't look at the TN law/code, but the TN.US site makes it quite clear that any person working in childcare services must submit to a background check (worded in a tone that is absolute). There could be some restrictions that don't apply to private schools, but this is a topic I am not familiar with. However, I would be cautious in saying (hypothetically) just because the law only applies to public school that no checks are done in private. USJ could do their own check. It could be something significantly less than public standard (like my previous example of "did good - sign here") or it could be something as crazy as an SSBI (google it). What I don't get, is why no parents have picked up the phone and asked them yet -- I'm not a parent with kids that go to that school, so they are unlikely to tell me any of their policies.
Guest001

Jackson, TN

#104 Oct 9, 2012
I think it's not gone public because of the school. U never here of the stuff that goes on in any of those schools USJ, JCS, Trinity. I guess they have enough money to keep it out of the public eye!
LukeBryanLover10 2

Jackson, TN

#105 Oct 10, 2012
HI.. I Had Mr. Rohm as a teacher. It scares me to know that the kids at usj could have had there identities stolden from thenm. Whut do I DO????? Y Won'T They tell us kidz wut happeened to him? WE ALL HAV DA RIGHT 2 KNO!! FELLO STUDENTES UNTIE!
D Rohm

Jackson, TN

#106 Oct 10, 2012
Hello everyone, I would like to clear up the rumors up about myself... I didn't do anything bad I left to film for my season of the Bachelor. Sorry it had to happen like this, but I think I might win a lovely lady this season! These finger nails are lady killers...
guest

Jackson, TN

#107 Oct 10, 2012
LukeBryanLover102 wrote:
HI.. I Had Mr. Rohm as a teacher. It scares me to know that the kids at usj could have had there identities stolden from thenm. Whut do I DO????? Y Won'T They tell us kidz wut happeened to him? WE ALL HAV DA RIGHT 2 KNO!! FELLO STUDENTES UNTIE!
I seriously hope you are not from USJ with your grammar and spelling errors.
Guest

Jackson, TN

#108 Oct 10, 2012
guest wrote:
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private schools do not make their employees do background checks...only public ones
All teachers including private school teachers working with elementary aged children have to have a background check.
Guest2

Jackson, TN

#109 Oct 10, 2012
Mr. Rohm being a bachelor contestant would be the best solution to this forum.......I am sure the truth will be shared when it is time.

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