This will be a big week for School Board Member Rosalind Osgood. On Tuesday, she will discuss with her fellow School Board Members whether they should rename schools with the word “Plantation” in their titles. Dr. Osgood believes Plantation has racist connotations. On Wednesday, her sister officially takes over as the principal at Plantation Park Elementary School.
Last week, Osgood told the Sun-Sentinel, “she’s open to reviewing any school names that have ‘any racial undertones or any type of connotation that causes hurt for a group of people.’”
While she officially becomes principal on July 1st, Dr. Ingrid Osgood is no stranger to Plantation Park Elementary having served there as an intern principal. In her message to parents, Dr. Ingrid Osgood stated home happy she was to be “returning home.” Does that sound like the sentiment of someone filled with “hurt?”
Just imagine all the questions Dr. Ingrid Osgood will be fielding thanks to her sister’s idea to change names of schools. Wait until parents hear about Dr. Rosalind Osgood’s defense of fellow Board Member Ann Murray’s use of racial slurs and “white privilege” memes? Will parents remain silent like Board Members Robin Bartleman and Donna Korn and former Board Member Jennifer Gottlieb?
Here’s Dr Ingrid Osgood’s address to the Plantation Park Community:
As you may already know, I was appointed by the School Board of Broward County to be the new principal at Plantation Park Elementary. I am happy to be “returning home” to work with our amazing students, parents, faculty/staff, community members, and education partners once again!
While I do not officially begin my tenure as principal until July 1st, I did not want to wait that long to introduce/re-introduce myself to you and to “see” you all. I know that change in leadership can sometimes be stressful and I want to reassure you that we will continue to build on the great relationships we formed when I first arrived at our school almost 4 years ago. I remain steadfast in my commitment to ensure all students receive a high quality education in a safe, secure, supportive, and nurturing learning environment.
I am scheduling 2 “Getting to Know You” meetings that you have the option to attend. The meetings will be accessible through the MS TEAMS Meeting link provided in your email and will begin at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24th. I am offering 2 different times, hoping that you will find it possible to attend either one of the meetings based on your schedule that day.
I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! ~ Dr. Osgood