I would like to thank all the hundreds of people who showed up to oppose the new “health enhancement” standards. Unfortunately hundreds of people were locked out and left standing in the parking lot. If it were not for the Salvation Army, those people would not even have been able to hear what was going on.
The school district has access to two auditoriums and two large gyms, yet Dr. Messinger chose to use two small rooms at the Front Street Learning Center. Then he only allowed 30 opponents out of the hundreds who were there to speak. He allowed 34 proponents to speak plus three people from the county who had unlimited time. All proponents got to speak first, leaving the opponents there for two hours before any of them could speak.
Dr. Messinger has insinuated in the Independent Record that the majority of teachers support this new curriculum. No anonymous survey has been taken. Furthermore members of the committee did not know what was in the total document until one week before it came out. The teachers had one week to comment. I am told that the majority of comments were not in support, but no one knows because those comments have disappeared.