Additional commentary by
(member of the House Petitions & Redress Committee)
A virtually identical petition was filed in 2011: The teacher's name is wrong in both petitions: his name is in fact Jonathan Altbergs with an "s" at the end.
PETITION FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCE
TO: The Honorable House of Representatives
FROM: Petitioner Representative Daniel Itse, Rock. 9
DATE: September 24, 2009
SUBJECT: Grievance of Vincent Milano
Whereas, the New Hampshire Bill of Rights at Article 2, Part First of the New Hampshire Constitution provides that "All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights - among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin;" and
Whereas, the New Hampshire Bill of Rights at Article 12, Part First of the New Hampshire Constitution provides that "Every member of the community has a right to be protected by it, in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property," and
Whereas, the New Hampshire Bill of Rights at Article 32, Part First of the New Hampshire Constitution provides that "The people have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble and consult upon the common good, give instructions to their representatives, and to request of the legislative body, by way of petition or remonstrance, redress of the wrongs done them, and of the grievances they suffer;" and
Whereas, the New Hampshire Bill of Rights at Article 31, Part First of the New Hampshire Constitution provides that "The legislature shall assemble for the redress of public grievances and for making such laws as the public good may require,"
Now, Therefore, your Petitioner, Representative Itse on behalf of Vincent Milano, hereinafter presents the particulars of his grievance against the Epping School District and invokes the constitutional authority and duty of the Honorable House of Representatives pursuant to said Articles 31 and 32 to bring about their redress:
Jonathan Altberg, a teacher employed by the Epping School District, made personal threats, including death threats, in comments made in a school office to Vincent Milano's son Kurt. These comments included unfounded accusations against Vincent Milano and his household.
Vincent Milano notified Barbara Munsey, Epping School District, of Jonathan Altberg's inappropriate comments and Barbara Munsey, on behalf of the Epping School District, agreed such comments were inappropriate.
No disciplinary action was taken against Jonathan Altberg by the Epping School District and Mr. Altberg was shortly thereafter promoted by the school district to dean of students.
Wherefore, your Petitioner prays that the House of Representatives:
Accept the within Petition for Redress of Grievance for enrollment and by vote of the House of Representatives appoint a committee to hold public hearings and examine into the circumstances hereof; and following such hearings and examination, recommend to the full House of Representatives that it:
Amend the laws of the state to provide that teachers and school administrators who threaten the persons or property of students or their families are subject to an established disciplinary process.
Respectfully submitted by Petitioner Representative Itse on Behalf of Vincent Milano.
Rep. Comerford, Rock. 9
September 24, 2009
My March 2010 LLC Tax Letter (includes a comment from Vince Milano)
2010 New Hampshire House Petition pages:
Grievance of Denise-Marie McIntosh
Grievance of Greg and Sarah Clarkson
Grievance of Candy Knightly
Grievance of Debra Ann Adams
Grievance of Patricia Patterson
Grievance of Jeanette Dionne
Grievance of Hope Nardone
Grievance of Dorothy Knightly
Grievance of [Petitioner's Name Redacted]
Grievance of David Johnson
Grievance of Vincent Milano
Grievance of the voters of the of town of Hudson school district (actually filed without their permission by Rep. Lars Christiansen)
Grievance of Timothy Dupont
Grievance of Joseph S. Haas