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StandupforFiona is dedicated to my recently turned 8 y/o daughter, Fiona.  Fiona is a 2nd grader who loves the typical things kids her age do: arts and crafts, drawing, making jewelry, painting and getting to be a fun loving kid. 

Fiona has changed her priorities a bit and is on a mission to take back, not only her rights but every American child's constitutional rights from the tyrant school board being operated by a financial expert who has no knowledge of how to safely and effectively run the 10th largest school district in America.  Fiona has directed her last 4 school board speeches directly at Mr. Michael Burke who has led the initiative to keep Fiona out of school for the last 39 school days on an out of school suspension, and 41 days out of the classroom.

Since August 31st and her first punishment of a referral and silent lunch in an office hallway Fiona has been steadfast in her unwavering decision to not back down to tyranny and lunacy vowing to do every thing she can for every child going thru these lawless mandates.  Fiona is a strong minded and fearless young girl who was ready to conquer the world at 7.  Unfortunately the blows just seem to not stop as she was recently told after completing every assignment her teacher will provide that she is not only failing 2nd grade but that there is no way she could catch up per her teacher.  Thankfully we realized this was as tyrannical a move from her teacher and after asking for nearly 3 weeks we received Fiona's progression in an application known as success maker.  Not only is Fiona at or meeting grade level requirements in Math, but rather doing math work at a 4th grade level with almost 100% mastery in most of the items calculated,  (That report can be found in the gallery of images as well for any one thinking of calling B.S.)  In addition you can find a copy of every referral to date for proof this is actually happening,

Disciplinary Actions thus far:

August 31st 2021     Silent lunch

September 1st 2021     "Temporary removal" from classroom.  (AKA Segregation until a. compliance is met or b. end of school day)  Fiona chose option B,

September 2nd 2021     In School Suspension

September 3rd 2021     1 day out of school suspension

September 8th 2021    2 days out of school suspension

September  13th 2021     1st 3 day out of school suspension

September  17th 2021      2nd 3 day out of school suspension

September  24th 2021     3rd 3 day out of school suspension

September  29th 2021     4th 3 day out of school suspension

September 29th 2021     I receive a letter stating that it's a 2nd degree misdemeanor over my daughters excessive absences.  (note: she has missed 3 days of school due to medical issues the school board has caused)

October 4th 2021     5th 3 day out of school suspension

October 7th 2021     6th 3 day out of school suspension

October 12th 2021     7th 3 day out of school suspension

October 18th 2021     8th 3 day out of school suspension

October 21st 2021     9th 3 day out of school suspension

October 26th 2021     10th 3 day out of school suspension

October 29th 2021     11th 3 day out of school suspension

November 4th 2021    12th 3 day out of school suspension

November 8th 2021   Fiona returned to school with NO MASK on what would have been her 39th day of suspension.

I have added a copy of Fiona's 1st Trimester progress report stating she is not meeting grade level standards IN ANY SUBJECT,  along with a copy of her successmaker grade level average for math.  The math sheet shows my 2nd grader is doing math at a 4th grade level and 5 months in to 4th grade.  I used math as the example because you can see on the progress report that Fiona's teacher has stated she needs special progress monitoring due to her poor math grade.  (I found this out from a child advocate because the teacher did not communicate what a PMP aka Progress Monitoring Plan was, nor did she send home any documentation about this.) 

Any additional questions and comments can be sent to the email

You tube for Fiona's school board speeches and thoughts on what's happening to her,


I never expected Fiona's story to reach as far as it has.  I wanted to take a moment and come back and let everyone know I will update the website as soon as I can. Fiona has been making the media appearances SHE chooses to do and is back in school as of November 8th.  We are praying it stays that way and that all of the schools go back to this option very soon.  In addition the emails of kind words and support are beyond appreciated.  As a mom who works we will read every one of them though that is taking some time.  If you would like to send Fiona a few words of support you may mail a letter to:

Fiona Lashells

c/o Bailey Lashells

PO Box 540664

Greenacres Florida USA 33454

In addition after being asked an incredible amount of times I did set this up.  Let me be extremely clear in that this is strictly for Fiona and her future.  It is a ways off but I will do my best to update 10 years from now when she is headed off to college as well.