Parent School Watch formed after incident
By 12/25/2003 00:00:00
Group opposes unconstitutional acts, promotes home schooling
The Ellis County Press
WAXAHACHIE - Linda Gallegos officially launched Parent School Watch, a parent-citizen organization highlighting unconstitutional measures by school officials and home schooling.
Membership is open to anyone in Ellis County, with plans to make PSW 'chapters' in each Ellis County town.
Gallegos' daughter was one of 12 students searched for drugs by a Waxahachie Junior High informant and administrator two weeks ago.
No drugs were found on the students, school officials said, but Gallegos said her daughter's constitutional rights were violated.
She's planning a lawsuit against the district, and is currently trying to get the American Civil Liberties Union involved.
Aside from the unconstitutional issues, Gallegos said she planned to promote other alternatives to government-run schooling.
'I [figured] they won't need funding if there's no kids to teach,' Gallegos said, who has taken her daughter out of the Waxahachie school district and is encouraging other parents to do the same.
Already, many friends and parents of Gallegos and her daughter have called to ask about the specifics on how to home school their children, she said.
Last week, before schools were released for winter break, Gallegos led a small faction of supporters in front of WJH to protest, the first of many pickets planned, she said.
For more information about the group, contact Gallegos at 972-923-9907.