UINTAH, Utah — A middle school principal is apologizing over comments made on a video intended for students of the school following issues on campus.
The video announcing new school rules was shared yesterday in every class session and posted online.
Parents who spoke with FOX 13 immediately responded saying that the rules were too strict.
The video shows the following rules:
In the morning get your materials and go straight to class... be sure to have a book because you'll be reading before the 1st hour begins. No loitering in the halls.Four-minute Passing periods. go from the class to locker to class also, THIS IS THE TIME TO USE THE BATHROOM. There is to be no loitering or stopping everyone is moving to class.To use the bathroom during class you will sign the bathroom request log and will wait to be escorted to be the bathroomYou will walk to the lunchroom single file with your class and will return and eat lunch in your classroom. Conversational voices and NO CELL PHONES.When the bell rings to dismiss school, you will exit the building quickly unless you are attending help sessions or have made arrangements with a teacher.When the bell rings to dismiss school, you will exit the building quickly unless you are attending help sessions or have made arrangements with a teacher.
Principal Nerdin sent out the following letter Thursday afternoon.
Principle Parents of UMS Students:
I apologize for my hasty response to a series of safety concerns that occurred this past week at Uintah Middle school.
In retrospect, I realize that in my hyper-focused effort to ensure the safety of our students I neglected to communicate in an appropriate and timely way with parents. I’m a fierce defender of kids and only wanted to make sure they felt safe returning to school on Wednesday. Clearly, I miscalculated.
As of this morning, we’ve lifted the nearly all new restrictions with the exception of four-minute passing periods and exiting the building in a timely manner after school.
Please know that I care deeply about our students and have their best interests at heart when making decisions. Uintah Middle School is a great place to be and I love the fact that I get to serve your kids every day.
Watch the full video below: