Friday, May 13, 2022

Tampons in boys' bathrooms?

Will Richland 2 be installing tampon dispensers in boys' restrooms?

Have you heard of the Menstrual Dignity Act? You haven't? Just ask Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Thank goodness it's a state law, and not (yet) a Federal law.

From the article, "What’s next? Urinals in the girls’ restrooms?"

With all the other equity issues in Richland 2, it probably won't be long before "menstrual equity" hits here.

Committee of the Whole - Mon., 5/16/2022, 5:30PM, R2i2

Another meeting of the Committee of the Whole (on Safety & Security) will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022m 5:30PM, at R2i2.

No executive session is on the agenda.

No public participation is on the agenda.

The District issued this announcement today:



COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Committee Meeting of the Whole on Safety and Security on Monday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m.


Click the link below to view the agenda for the meeting:


The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the Boardroom at R2i2 located at 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, 29229. Please note this meeting will not be streamed live or recorded.


At the Special Committee Meeting, visitors will need to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The official notice is attached. [not attached here]

After reading the announcement, I sent this email to the Board members, superintendent, in-house legal counsel, outside legal counsel, and the consultant who tried to work with the board on parliamentary procedure (and executive coaching)

If you feel the meetings should be live-streamed, leave a comment below and inform the board members.

Members of the Board,

I suggest that the wording of the announcement of Committee of the Whole be changed.

Current wording is "The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Committee Meeting of the Whole on Safety and Security on Monday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m."

This wording makes it a Board meeting, not just a Committee meeting. All State laws apply, including Notice, Agenda, etc. The Agenda for the Committee meeting is published on the Board's webpages. If fewer than five board members show up, the meeting cannot be held.

The meeting should be announced by the Committee, not by the Board.

The Board should carefully consider what happens when five or more board members attend. It then becomes an official board meeting, subject to all the rules for public bodies.

Detailed Minutes of the Committee meeting should be quickly available, so that the public will be informed. I suggested a dedicated webpage on the District's website.

Committee meetings should be live-streamed, so that the public will know what's going on. It is difficult for the public to attend frequent 5:30PM meetings. More specific information should be revealed on the Agenda. 

And another GSA article

Earlier today I wrote about the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) in Fort Collins, Colo. Today is the first day that I've heard of GSAs. And then I came across a second article about them.

This second article on FoxNews is titled, "Elementary school teachers say 'no' to parents' wishes they refer to students by pronouns given at birth".

I understand there are a lot of kooky things in California, but they spread.

Read that article.

If you, the parent, tell your kid's teacher to refer to your kid by his gender at birth, should the teacher have to follow your wishes?

If you, the parent, tell your kid's teacher to call your kid by his name, should the teacher have to do it? And, if your kid is a boy, to use "him" and "his" when referring to your boy? Must the teacher comply with your direction?

Or must the teacher call your kiddo Roberta, not Robert, if that's what the kid wants in school? And should you be told about it?

Teachers likely find themselves in a Catch-22 situation. Caught between a rock and a hard place. Caught between parents and administration. How does it work in Richland 2?

School board members just spent a lot of District money in San Diego, attending a conference of the National Association of School Boards. To what were they exposed?

Gender Nonsense in R2 schools?

I lived in Fort Collins, Colo. for the entire year of 1989, so I was interested in this May 12, 2022 FoxNews article about a middle school there that had an LGBTQIA+ club, portrayed as an "art club", but it was really a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) "safe space" at the school.

One mother learned that her 12-year-old daughter had thought she would be attending an art club, but an outside speaker was there to present about transgenderism.

Wellington Middle School is one of 53 schools in the Poudre School District, and it had sponsored the GSA event. 

Is there any chance this nonsense is going on in Richland 2 schools?