Burbank High School teacher suspended after raising concerns over in-person learning

The San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel has filed grievance with principal of school

SAN ANTONIO – Questions are mounting after a teacher at Burbank High School was placed on administrative leave this week.

The action came after concerns were raised about San Antonio Independent School District’s plans for in-person learning next week.

The San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel said Luke Amphlett and other members raised their worries in a letter to school leaders.

However, Amphlett was the only teacher to receive an email from SAISD that informed him he would be placed on a paid administrative leave.

Lead Organizer with the San Antonio Alliance, Diana De Leon believes it was an act of retaliation.

“The message we believe is to send to other folks is that they should not be speaking up,” she said.

Some of the concerns the group raised included masks not being worn, rooms not being properly sanitized, and screening procedures for students.

De Leon said some teachers were worried they would have to begin taking multiple students’ temperatures.

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