Bunnell Elementary

Department of Education Report on the Bunnell Elementary Assembly

Department of Education Report on the Bunnell Elementary Assembly

Earlier this month, the Department of Education conducted an investigation on the assemblies that took place at Bunnell Elementary.  During that investigation teachers, and former principal Donelle Evensen were interviewed. The investigation looked into both Mr. Hines, the 5th grade teacher who held and planned the assemblies, and into Donelle Evensen, who was the principal of Bunnell Elementary at the time. The investigation covered a wide range of questions including what prompted the the events leading up to the assemblies, the assemblies themselves, and who was involved in the planning of and implementation of the assemblies. Mr. Hines did in…
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Bunnell Elementary Principal Sends in Letter of Resignation

Bunnell Elementary Principal Sends in Letter of Resignation

Wednesday evening at 11:13pm, Bunnell Elementary Principal Donelle Evensen sent in her letter of resignation. The DOE investigation has concluded and shortly after the conclusion of this investigation, Evensen sent in her letter of resignation. In her letter Evensen talked about her love of Flagler County and all of its students. She states that her passion has always been to meet the needs of every student to insure they are 100% successful in their education. She went on to state that she was undeserving of her leave that she was placed on and that, "I certainly do not deserve anything…
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Bunnell Elementary School Incident Sparks Creation of ‘I am 13914’ Initiative

Bunnell Elementary School Incident Sparks Creation of ‘I am 13914’ Initiative

Last week, there was a single race assembly at Bunnell Elementary School, where African American children in specific grades were pulled aside, regardless of test scores, and told that if their scores didn't improve, they could go to jail, get shot or die young. When parents of the children involved heard from their kids about this happening, they were outraged and took to social media where the community banded together in outrage over something like this happening in Flagler County. The principal of Bunnell Elementary School has been placed on leave pending investigation, and during a press conference with the…
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