November 18, 2015
To make a long story short, in 2012-2013 when our oldest was threatened and in danger from a boy. Denton High principal Dan Ford told my wife "my assistant principal Jason Tackett handled the threats all wrong and you should have gone to the police, I can’t out of fear of retaliation".
We knew at that moment Dan Ford had no control of students, staff or the ability to protect our children. We had all we could tolerate and would not live with this standard at Denton High any longer.
We tried to get transfers to Argyle, Byron Nelson, Guyer and even Lake Dallas unsuccessfully.
We had no choice but to sell and did and moved into another home Christmas Day 2014 and sure wish we could have found a home out of any Denton school zones completely now, but we didn’t and were accused of moving for athletic reasons and our younger daughter was then punished due to a spiteful, sinful and vindictive softball coach. I can’t and won’t just accept this travesty and move on. I hope to see the UIL in federal court one day and will bash denton isd forever. Both my daughter’s had to learn the evil and dark side of adults much too early in life, not just our youngest who handled this spiteful travesty better than anyone, who persevered, succeeded and graduated a year early to show Denton ISD where they could shove their secret extra year of ineligibility policy.
It has been a shocking lesson to witness and experience for all of us, but despite this shameful and disgraceful travesty we accomplished all we intended to with the move. Both our girls had a happy and safer senior year at Guyer high school which is night and day in comparison to Denton high standards but also has plenty of problems as well. Sadly, our oldest could not be protected by Denton ISD and was ignored throughout this entire travesty. It’s still mind boggling today it was referred to as drama from so many and especially assistant principal Jason Tackett. There is not a district athletic director, principal or superintendent in Denton responsible, professional or capable of doing what’s right for the kids and protect them. You see the disgrace and negligence in the newspapers and TV every year.
- submitted by a parent