Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Take All Your Marbles And Go Home…

…Because you can’t have your own way. Well that is what one school district did to avoid having a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) club in school. But they got their hand slapped by the parents.
NC parents force ban on student clubs over LGBT inclusion: ‘The only diversity school needs is the Bible’
By David Edwards
November 17, 2015

A North Carolina K-12 charter school has caved to parents and shut down all student clubs over concerns about the inclusion of a student LGBT group.

The Daily Courier reported that parents and other members of the community “blindsided” the Lake Lure Classical Academy board of directors at a meeting on Friday after students formed the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Club.
School board member Mike Harrington responded to the discussion with a motion to suspend all club activity pending a review from the school’s legal team. The motion passed with a 5-3 vote.

“This topic of clubs has created a strong difference of opinions in the LLCA family and it concerns me greatly because this is a school of choice,” Harrington remarked. “I didn’t like coming into this meeting and being blindsided, I didn’t know anything about this issue until today. This situation is bad management on our part and there is work that needs to be done.”
That was two weeks ago and yesterday this happened.
School lifts ban on clubs after questions over LGBT group
Associated Press
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

LAKE LURE, N.C. — The board of directors of a Rutherford County public charter school has reversed its ban on student-led clubs, two weeks after complaints about a newly formed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group.

A news release from the American Civil Liberties Union said the board of Lake Lure Classical Academy voted Monday to establish a new policy requiring K-8 students, but not high school students, to get parental consent to join clubs.
This was what should have happened back in November instead of the knee jerk reaction that they had and I wonder will happen to the teacher that started the GSA, will there be any repercussions against her.


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