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.
Category Archives: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
What is biological sex? What is gender?
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?”
I shall not tell a lie
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 “
A Day in the Life of a Muslim Student: DEI in Action, How to be an Ally
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!
March 30, 2022: Committee of the Whole Meeting Recap
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.
Intolerance on Full Display: the 3/9/22 Board Meeting
The budget-centered 3/9 Board meeting was derailed by 40 minutes of anti-DEI public comment.
2/9/22 DASD School Board Meeting—Town Halls, Tech Fees, and a Heaping Dish of Drama
A calm, productive School Board meeting was bookended with altercations requiring security involvement. Click to read the full summary.
DASD’s New Book Policy Draft…let’s make it better, prevent silent censorship
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.
Jan 12 School Board Meeting: Eid, Books, Construction, and more…
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.