BETHESDA CHEVY CHASE TRIBUNE
Teacher and student petitions asking for the reinstatement of Joseph Acanfora to his classroom assignment at Parkland Junior High School in Rockville have been presented to the Montgomery County school system. Acanfora is a homosexual.
Of a teaching and professional staff of 83, 61 signed the teachers’ petition, according to Marci Goldman, a math and art teacher at Parkland.
She said the teachers feel the transfer of Acanfora to an administrative position is unjust and that he had received good ratings on teacher evaluations since he joined the school this year.
She also said the students like him and that about 140 students had signed a petition of their own.
Both petitions were delivered Tuesday to Dr. Edward Andrews. assistant superintendent of schools in charge of personnel, who told the teachers they would receive a written reply.