A Sacramento mother is heartbroken after her three sons were asked to leave a private Catholic school earlier this month following the discovery of the parent’s adult-themed social media account.
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When word got out about her account, Jackson sent a letter to Theresa Sparks, the principle of Sacred Heart Parish School, a private Catholic institution for learning. Jackson said she didn’t intend for her accounts to create a distraction or besmirch the name of the school, and she and her husband offered to withdraw her three sons from the school if there were any problems, according to FOX40 News.
Earlier this month, Sparks sent a letter to Jackson informing her that the three children would no longer be welcome at Sacred Heart. In the letter, Sparks said the school tried their best to insulate the children from the effects of the account and the ensuing discussions that took place both online and offline, but that Jackson’s decision to not only continue her account and “promote it widely” was creating too much of a distraction for the school.
“We therefore request that you find another school for your children and have no further association with ours,” Sparks wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by FOX40 News. Sparks also said Jackson, her husband and her sons were not welcome on campus “for any reason.”
Mark Reichel, a legal expert retained by Jackson, said he feels the school is in the wrong, but said the California Education Code protects the private school when it comes to their decision-making in this case.
“There’s a contract that says, we reserve the right to disqualify your students — your children as students — if we think it violates something that we don’t like or is inconsistent with the mission of the school,” Reichel told FOX40 News.
In this case, Sacred Heart says the conduct of the parent violated a parent-student handbook that is issued when students are enrolled. That forms the basis of a contract between the parent and the school that governs acceptable behavior and other policies that all parties are expected to adhere to as a condition of allowing a child to attend school there.
In an interview with People Magazine, Jackson said she learned the school was updating the handbook to include a condition that requires parents to remove blogs, websites or social media accounts that go against the teachings of the school.