Last Thursday night, District 211—the largest high school district in the state with 12,000 students and five high schools—held a board meeting to discuss Superintendent Daniel Cates’ boneheaded proposal to allow students who “identify” as the opposite sex to have unrestricted access to the locker rooms of opposite-sex peers. Expecting a large crowd, the district moved the meeting to Palatine High School. The Daily Herald reported that 25 speakers were randomly selected, 16 of whom opposed the proposal, which is well over 50 percent.
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Pornography, Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Clark Pellet, Dana Beyer, Daniel Cates, Dave Pope, District 211, Douglas Hattaway, Eliza Byard, Girls Locker room, Heather Steans, Jean Forrest, Jeanette Ward, Katherine Jee Young David, Kim Cavill, Kira Kinsman, LaSaia Wade, Lindsay Christensen, Melissa Owens, Palatine High School, Parents and Neighbors for Quality Education, Ralph Bonatz, Simon Fanshawe, Tracey Salvatore, Traci O’Neal Ellis, Veronica Noland, “Lana” Wachowski
School District U46 (Elgin, Illinois) School Board Member Jeanette Ward offers a profile in courage, grace, and wisdom, while fellow board members Veronica Noland and Melissa Owens offer profiles in hypocrisy and ignorance. Their hypocrisy and ignorance were revealed during a recent school board meeting discussion about proposed changes to the “Student Code of Conduct.”
In 2013, the board voted to add the terms “sexual orientation,” “gender identity” and “gender-related identity or expression” to the section of school board policy on bullying and harassment. Those are the only conditions constituted by subjective, internal feelings and volitional behavior to be specifically …
A new controversy has erupted in School District U-46, and this time it doesn’t involve compulsory co-ed locker rooms or offensive statements from board member Traci O’Neal Ellis. This time 18 religious leaders have objected to school board member Jeanette Ward’s Facebook post about a controversial article on religion assigned in a sixth-grade class.
Posted in Education, Faith
Tagged Allah, Christianity, David Daubert, Dr. Nathaniel Edmond, Dr. Paris Donehoo, Ed Hunter, Fred Rajan, George Wadleigh, Islam, Jeanette Ward, Jesus, Jill Terpstra, Judaism, Karen Schlack, Katie Shaw Thompson, Lois Bucher, Margaret Frisch Klein, Mark Weinert, Marlene Daubert, Philip Almond, Rev. Denise Tracy, Rev. Donald J. Frye, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Richard T. Carlson, School District U-46, Steven J. Peskind, Sulayman Hassan, Traci O’Neal Ellis, Veronica Noland
Hard to believe but another offense was just exposed in Illinois School District U-46, and ironically, CEO Tony Sanders inadvertently exposed it.
Last Thursday, September 29, CEO Tony Sanders released a statement regarding the controversy over his secret decision to allow a gender-dysphoric student to use a locker room and restroom designated for persons of the opposite sex.
Posted in Education, Sexuality
Tagged Dana Michelle, Donna Smith, Jeanette Ward, Larry Bury, Miguel Rodriguez, Phil Novello, Rebecca Vogt-Miller, Sandy Achler Reeves, School District U-46, Tony Sanders, Traci O’Neal Ellis, Veronica Noland
At Monday night’s board meeting in School District U-46 about the controversial and secret decision to permit a co-ed locker room for a gender-dysphoric middle school student, it is estimated that of the 53 people who spoke, 43 opposed the decision, while only 10 approved of it. Approximately 29 of the speakers who spoke against co-ed locker rooms were from within the district, while only 5 of the speakers who spoke in support of co-ed locker rooms were from within the district.
A second article was needed to address adequately the problems exposed in Monday’s school board meeting in Illinois School District U-46 in which the decision to allow a middle school gender-dysphoric student to use an opposite-sex locker room and the decision of school CEO Tony Sanders' to conceal that information from parents were debated.
Posted in Education, Sexuality
Tagged Bartlett High School English, Elgin Teachers Association, Gary Lorber, Jeanette Ward, John Dalton, Mark Potok, Miguel Rodriguez, republican national convention, Rich Jacobs, School District U-46, SPLC, Traci O’Neal Ellis, Veronica Noland
So much to say about Monday night’s barn-burner of a school board meeting in School District U-46, so little time.
The meeting started at 7:00 p.m. By 6:00 p.m. the meeting room was filled to capacity, and attendees were sent to two upstairs overflow rooms to watch a livestream of the meeting. Approximately 58 visitors spoke, with 37 speaking in opposition to the school board’s decision to allow a student to use the locker room designated for persons of the opposite sex and to do so without telling U-46 parents of this decision...