There is a ton of buzz going on about the Barbie and the Sound of Freedom movies, and we are here for all of it. We found these interesting reads and would like to share them. The Sound of Freedom Disclaimer: we have not yet seen this movie. This post is based solely on theContinue reading “What movies have YOU seen this month?”
Remember when you could control what was on the menu because your kids couldn’t read? Did you even realize that PA wasn’t funding schools fairly? When information is kept from you, you don’t know what you don’t know…
There was a lot said by the audience this week and we’d like to help some of our newer activists be more impactful in their school board communications.
Last month we had two great Parent Networking meetings. They were extremely different both in the attendees and the topics of conversation, which we were so excited about…this was exactly the intent of our design. Even though they were less than two weeks apart, the most pressing issues at the time of each event hadContinue reading “Bringing the Downingtown Community together”
Kids follow their parents’ leads. In the last two years there has been a noticeable increase in online bullying of parents on parents. Now we know about thirty minutes of hate. We must stop the cycle of bullying.
Yes, to many people this sounds like a ridiculous question. In 1990 when Arnold Schwarzenegger played “Kindergarten cop”, he was famously told by a five year old that “Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina”. Duh, Arnold. People who understand what a karyotype is will go a step further and say that it’s relatedContinue reading “What is biological sex? What is gender?”
We’ve been hearing a lot about free speech at school board meetings. Apparently the first amendment gives us the right to say anything we want, to whomever we want, about whomever we want, whether it’s true or not, right? Stopping anyone from saying anything at all is (gasp!) cancel culture. Yikes. God forbid we askContinue reading “I shall not tell a lie “
Pain point: Giving the district feedback Trying to get the district to hear us often feels like screaming into an abyss. Our school board members get thousands of emails and have their own jobs and families to take care of on top of their duties, so sometimes a standard response is all they have timeContinue reading “Gathering feedback and getting it to our decision makers”
Our DEI office heard through various safe channels that our Muslim students wanted to hold a “Day in the Life” listening session to help our district understand what challenges they face. It was a very positive experience and we hope to have many more of these!
See why the board didn’t vote last meeting to adopt Wit and Wisdom, and let them know what side you fall on. Do you trust DASD or do you think they are indoctrinating our kids?
Last week’s meeting featured an informative presentation from Directors Justin Brown and Megan Dennis on Significant Disproportionality. What it is, what we were cited for, and how are we fixing it.
The budget-centered 3/9 Board meeting was derailed by 40 minutes of anti-DEI public comment.
Masks go optional amid much public input, plus a question about field trips—the 3/2/22 DASD Board Meeting.
A calm, productive School Board meeting was bookended with altercations requiring security involvement. Click to read the full summary.
2/2/22 Committee of the Whole: Pandemic Plans, Mental Health Reports, and Technology Fees. The Committee of the Whole offers a valuable sneak peek at the month’s agenda.
The school district has been working on a new book policy to ensure that all new books are appropriate and beyond reproach. Here is how we can raise our voice ask to make it better.
This month’s meeting saw a new holiday added to the calendar, an updated library policy, and discussion of adding open public meetings to discuss construction options and how to add Full Day K.
Dear Decision makers…Please don’t keep parents in the dark when their children are exposed to COVID-19.
What do the new Chester County and CDC guidelines mean for Downingtown? Find out more about the shortened isolation period and what you can do to help stop the spread of Omicron.
The School Board meet for the Committee of the Whole on 1/5. We share an update on their discussion and public comment.