Sunday, July 10, 2022

Don't Miss Policy JICA (proposed revision) - WOKE all the way

On the agenda for the July 12, 2022 school board meeting is a first reading of a proposed revision to Board Policy JICA - Student Dress/Articles/Displays

You can read it in the attachment to the agenda. Email me if you don't know how to find the agenda.

The revision drifts far away from Student Dress, to be re-named Attire.

Following a re-statement of the District's Mission to develop global citizens - blah, blah, blah - 

Check out the new first paragraph. Just exactly how is a school responsible for ensuring that attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating environment for any student?

If a student wears a "I love Trump" shirt or a shirt with "Jesus is the way" (or a hoodie with BLM on the front) to school, and "another student" gets triggered and trots off to the Principal's office to complain of a "hostile environment",  what happens next?

You can guess, can't you?

In a world of equity at Richland 2, which student will be supported? Which one will be disciplined?

You and I know the answer to that question.

Why is there a re-statement of core values (Learning, Character, Community & Joy) in the Attire policy?

"Students have the right to be treated equitably." No, no, NO..... The right is to be treated EQUALLY. Look closely at "marginalization" and identity in that bullet-point.

Whoever drafted that revision should be required to affix her name to it. My guess it came straight out of the DEI department. 

Contact all the trustees and express your opinion (even though you already know the Core Four will approve it at the second reading on August 9.