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Flint School Board
Meeting Turns Violent
Mar 25, 2022 5:03 AM CDT
Flint School Board Meeting Turns Violent
President was voted out after what witnesses said was a shocking attack
- A school board president in Flint, Michigan, was unanimously voted out after a meeting Wednesday morning escalated into what witnesses said was a shocking attack. Flint Community Schools Board of Education President Danielle Green allegedly assaulted Treasurer Laura MacIntyre during a meeting of the board's finance committee, MLive.com...
Results in San Francisco
Seen as a 'Bellwether'
Feb 17, 2022 1:28 PM CST
Results in San Francisco Seen as a 'Bellwether'
Ouster of 3 liberal school board members viewed as part of a national trend
- The recall of three liberal members of the city school board in San Francisco continues to reverberate, and a common theme in analyses is that the vote might be seen as a warning for Democrats nationwide. The shorthand view: Voters, even entrenched Democrats, are pushing back against policies they see...
Feb 16, 2022 8:18 AM CST
San Francisco's Special Election Delivers 'Clear Message'
3 school board members ousted in city's first recall since 1983
- San Francisco residents recalled three members of the city's school board on Tuesday for what critics called misplaced priorities and putting progressive politics over the needs of children during the pandemic. Voters overwhelmingly approved the recall in a special election, according to tallies by the San Francisco Department of...
After School Board Bans
It Soars on Amazon
Jan 31, 2022 3:54 AM CST
After School Board Bans
It Soars on Amazon
They objected to language, violence in Art Spiegelman's Holocaust book
A Tennessee school board's decision to keep Art Spiegelman's
out of the hands of 8th-graders has fueled a buying spree. Mediaite reports that as of Sunday, the hardcover format of
The Complete Maus
is the No. 1 best seller on Amazon in the books category . Other...
Over Face Masks
Lead to Charges
Jan 22, 2022 8:15 AM CST
Mom's Remarks Over Face Masks Lead to Charges
Amelia King at Thursday school board meeting in Va.: 'I will bring every single gun loaded'
- A Virginia mom who insists she wasn't trying to threaten anyone with her remarks at a local school board meeting this week has been charged. CBS News reports that on Thursday, the board for Page County Schools convened a special meeting to vote on Gov. Glenn Youngkin's recent...
School Board Meeting Over
Mascot Ends With a Punch
Dec 15, 2021 3:14 PM CST
School Board Meeting Over Mascot Ends With a Punch
Things got heated in Glastonbury, Conn., Tuesday night
- A school board meeting in Connecticut got heated on Tuesday, and for once, COVID requirements and critical race theory weren't the cause. At issue was Glastonbury High School mascots, the subject of the special board of education meeting being held that night in Glastonbury. The school's mascot has...
School Board Campaign Leaves
Mom Afraid for Her Daughter
Nov 29, 2021 3:05 PM CST
School Board Campaign Leaves Mom Afraid for Her Daughter
Family ultimately gave up on Minnesota town
- A family moved to a small city in Minnesota thinking they’d found their dream come true. Chris Waits was leaving the Navy and traveled to Hastings for a job interview and, he said, his wife, Kelsey, fell in love with it. "Kelsey said, 'Well, I hope the...
Uproar in Ohio Over Writing
Prompts Given to Students
Sep 15, 2021 2:52 PM CDT
Uproar in Ohio Over Writing Prompts Given to Students
Suggestions in '642 Things to Write About' aren't all PG
642 Things to Write About
may sounds like an innocuous title for a book. But Ohio parents say it contains racy and inappropriate suggestions that their high schoolers shouldn't have been exposed to—and now the town's mayor is asking the entire school board to resign over the...
Adults Heckle Teen Talking
About Grandma's COVID Death
in case you missed it
Sep 12, 2021 4:30 PM CDT
Adults Heckle Teen Talking About Grandma's COVID Death
Grady Knox was addressing school board meeting in Tennessee
- In Rutherford County, Tennessee, the issue of school mask mandates has split the community so badly that some adults were unable to remain civil when a teenager talked about his dead grandmother at a school board meeting. Grady Knox, a junior at a Murfreesboro high school, was heckled and laughed...
Aug 25, 2021 9:06 AM CDT
Man's Response at Contentious School Board Meeting: Strip
James Akers made his point on masks by showing how he didn't want to follow other everyday rules
- School board meetings around the country have been going off the rails on COVID safety protocols, and now it's Texas' turn. The
San Marcos Daily Record
notes that even though Monday's gathering for the Dripping Springs Independent School District was meant to focus on such mundane agenda items...
Florida Goes After Salaries
in School Mask Fight
Aug 20, 2021 4:15 PM CDT
Florida Goes After Salaries in School Mask Fight
State warns districts amounts equal to board members' pay will be withheld
- Florida officials are threatening to withhold funds equal to the salaries of school board members if school districts in two counties don't immediately do away with strict mask mandates as the state continues to battle through high hospitalization rates. School boards in Broward and Alachua counties received a warning...
Man Gives Nazi Salute at
Michigan School Board Meeting
Aug 20, 2021 6:31 AM CDT
Man Gives Nazi Salute at Michigan School Board Meeting
It followed another in Pennsylvania
- An audience member was booted Tuesday from a school board meeting in Birmingham, Mich., where an indoor mask mandate was passed, after giving a Nazi salute. Suzanne Busdiecker had joined a friend at the podium at the Birmingham Public Schools board meeting as the friend spoke in support of the...
School Board Bans
All Political Signs
Aug 12, 2021 6:35 PM CDT
School Board Bans All Political Signs
Next, members will look at rewriting anti-racism policy
- On a 4-3 vote, members of an Oregon school board decided to prohibit signs, flags, and clothing with political messages on district property. The Newberg board members didn't specify what they consider "political," but community members who spoke at the meeting brought up pride flags and Black...
Down School Board
Meeting on Masks
Jul 28, 2021 10:05 AM CDT
Anti-Maskers Shut Down School Board Meeting on Masks
Broward County School Board postponed discussing mask requirements, will revisit Wed.
- Florida's Broward County School Board had planned to discuss mask requirements for the coming school year on Tuesday. But that discussion will have to wait after 20 or so anti-mask protesters showed up at the school board headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, CNN reports. Board member Sarah Leonardi says the...
School Board Mocks Parents,
'Unfortunate' Remarks Go Viral
Feb 19, 2021 8:59 AM CST
School Board Mocks Parents, 'Unfortunate' Remarks Go Viral
President of board in Oakley, Calif., resigns after video of virtual meeting circulates online
- The president of a California school board has resigned and parents are calling for more heads to roll after a virtual meeting showed multiple board members laughing and mocking parents who want their kids back in school. Per Fox News , Oakley Union Elementary School Board members apparently thought no one...
Zooming From the Bathroom,
in Hindsight, Was a Mistake
Nov 27, 2020 1:00 AM CST
Zooming From the Bathroom, in Hindsight, Was a Mistake
School board member resigns after leaving her laptop camera on
- Frances Cogelja returned from a bathroom break and set her laptop down, fully rejoining the public comments portion of Monday's meeting of the Hackensack School Board. No one said anything to Cogelja, a board member, at first. Then the New Jersey board's vice president told her: "You...
Principal Who Said Holocaust
Was a Belief Is Reinstated
Oct 8, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Principal Who Said Holocaust Was a Belief Is Reinstated
School board vote comes after judge found 'no just cause' for William Latson's firing
- The same school board that voted last year to end the employment of a principal who told a parent that the Holocaust was a matter of belief has now rehired him. Florida's Palm Beach County School District voted 4-3 on Wednesday to reinstate former Spanish River High School Principal...
More Than 40 Principals Got
Together. Then, a Positive Test
Jul 2, 2020 10:25 AM CDT
More Than 40 Principals Got Together. Then, a Positive Test
Attendees are now in quarantine in California after meeting to discuss reopening
- More than 40 school principals in northern California are in quarantine after attending an in-person meeting about how to reopen schools safely. The event was attended by a person who later tested positive for COVID-19. The individual hadn't been experiencing symptoms at the June 19 meeting of the Santa...
Activist Confronts School
Board Member, Goes Viral
Jun 23, 2020 8:43 AM CDT
Activist Confronts School Board Member, Goes Viral
Gary Chambers wasn't having it when Connie Bernard defended school named for Robert E. Lee
- An activist who showed up at a Louisiana school board meeting has gone viral after he confronted one board member who defended keeping the name of a school named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and seemed to be shopping online during the Thursday meeting, per ABC News . "I...
Readers of Restricted Books
Now Offered Cash, Grub
Apr 30, 2020 10:29 AM CDT
Readers of Restricted Books Now Offered Cash, Grub
Locals object to Alaskan school board pulling classics from curriculum
- Locals have responded to an Alaska school district's decision to pull classic books from the curriculum with efforts to ensure teenagers bury their noses in them. Since the Matanuska-Susitna Borough school board in Palmer voted earlier this month to stop teaching five books in elective high school English classes—...
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