Friday, April 22, 2016

Hanover School Division stands behind policy probiting LGBTQ issues in classroom

Michelle McHale made a request to the Hanover School Division to change its
rules preventing teachers from talking to their students about same-sex families.
The Hanover School Division is defending itself against critics, saying it's on solid ground with its policies and procedures that prevent middle school teachers from talking about same-sex relationships in the classroom.

"Quite frankly, it's just not part of the curriculum," said Ron Falk, board chair of the Hanover School Division.

Earlier this month the Hanover School Division was approached by Michelle McHale, a mother from the Steinbach area who was concerned about her child being bullied for having two moms. She asked the division to review its guidelines and implement a new policy that would include LGBTQ individuals and families in classroom resources and conversations.

HSD's current policy classifies all questions around LGBTQ issues as "sensitive content."  (more...)

No comments:

Post a Comment