If you haven’t heard Ms. Bolar is an Ohio mom who was convicted of lying in order to have her children attend a highly ranked school outside of her home school district.
Ms. Bolar continues to claim that she kept part time residence with her father whose home was in the districts boundaries.
However the school district and a jury felt that this was not true.
Now comes I suppose the heart wrenching part of the story.
Ms. Bolar was studying to become a teacher and now due to this felony conviction she may not be able to attain this dream.
In addition her position at a school may also be in jeopardy due to this conviction.
The only problem is that this doesn’t move me.
In fact it makes me a little upset that so many are willing to hop on the bandwagon of support for this woman.
As cold as that may sound, I think we need to stop lending our support to those who have done wrong.
And before anyone starts jumping down my throat let me tell you a little story.
I recently moved from a very highly distinguished school district to a less distinguished district.
Of course, being the mother that I am, I wanted my son to remain at his top notch school.
Now, I have a very close family friend who lives in the district and I was given the opportunity to utilize her address to maintain my son’s eligibility to attend school.
However, I knew that this would be wrong.
It would mean lying and signing my name to documents that I knew were not true.
So, what did I do?
I went to the school district and found out the process for legally having my son allowed to remain in his school.
The process involved some leg work.
It wasn’t guaranteed.
But it was the right thing to do.
And that is why I can’t get behind this support effort for Kelley Williams-Bolar.
Because we have to stop giving our support to those who blatantly disregard the law.
Those who show no true moral fortitude.
We have to show our children that you can have opportunity and succeed in life.
And you can do this without breaking the law and while maintaining their moral code.