To: Chelmsford School Department

Reinstate Jen Salmon Chelmsford Teacher and Union President

Teacher / Union President placed on leave without cause.

Why is this important?

We, the undersigned, are in full support of Mrs. Jennifer Salmon.

We are calling on Superintendent Lang and the Chelmsford school district to do the following:

1. Immediately reinstate Mrs. Salmon to her teaching position;
2. Expunge any reference to her administrative leave from her personnel file;
3. Write a public apology to Mrs. Salmon for the unfair treatment she has endured; and
4. Address the ongoing student safety concerns at Harrington Elementary School that parents and teachers have raised.

Mrs. Salmon is the democratically elected president of the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers. She must be able to continue to serve as an advocate for students and as the voice of educators in Chelmsford without fearing for her job. She is tireless in her efforts on behalf of students and educators and must be immediately allowed to resume that critical work.

The issues raised by this incident also go well beyond Mrs. Salmon. All Chelmsford teachers need the freedom to address concerns in their classroom so they can be effective advocates for their students. We urge the superintendent and school district to work with educators to promote a culture of collaboration and mutual respect.

Please join us Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:15pm for a 6pm meeting start time, if you are upset and impacted as we are.

Chelmsford Administrative Offices
230 North Road
Chelmsford, MA