Berea City Schools
Again Berea City Schools and this PTA should be ashamed of themselves - and you expect kids to be honest when this group cannot!!!
On Monday, April 11, 2022, 11:49 AM, Lauren Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: RESPONSE FROM GRINDSTONE PTA PRESIDENTHello Everyone, I would like to clear up any confusion about the advocacy event on Thursday. PTA is a 501(c)(3) organization and is not affiliated with the Berea City School District. PTA supports the Berea City Schools efforts to protect children and families. We appreciate them and the work they have done to create safe learning environments. Our event on Thursday is an advocacy avenue for parents and students to address their concerns surrounding the protection of LGBT students and families. Our postcards in no way promote sex education and our PTA does not currently have a resolution for or against that. PTA is in support of the protection of LGBT students and families. All postcards being written will be sent to Columbus, not our BOE or Mrs. Wheeler. This advocacy effort is in alignment with the National PTA mission statement: “To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.” This effort is also aligned with the National PTA Resolution: Recognition of LGBTQ Individuals As A Protected Class (Adopted 2016) I have attached that documentation to this email. I hope this provides some clarity. Respectfully, Lauren Lloyd Grindstone PTA President
House Bill 616 bans the instruction and materials about SEXUAL ORIENTATION and GENDER IDENTIFY from KINDERGARTEN THROUGH THIRD GRADE in all public and most private schools. HOW DARE you and the board continuously say sex education is not in the elementary schools but yet we have GRINDSTONE PTA promoting this!!
The bill further states that grade four and higher could discuss these issues, but "any curriculum or instructional materials on sexual orientation or gender identify" would be "Age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards." Seriously, and there is a problem with this. How about teaching reading, writing, or math? How about just teaching kids to be kids? Not sure if you have kids, but I am so sure you have permitted a teacher to talk about these types of things with your small children, right?
WHY WOULD OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS be opposed to this?? Who has given the SCHOOLS the right OVER the parents?? What is the real agenda here? I try not to be that conspiracy person but this has sealed the fact that there is no conspiracy but a conspiracy to indoctrinate YOUNG children, children that are CHILDREN, the littlest ones, again WHY????
Furthermore, the bill stops the use of CRT in schools, again - this has been told by YOU and the so-called BOARD - that this was NOT BE TAUGHT in Berea City Schools.
I am sending this email to as many people as I can because I saw how my letter about the bullying in Berea ended up, it is still happening. I am done just talking and thinking in today's society that common sense will prevail - but I see this is not the case.
As a tax payor to the City of Brook Park, which I understand our Superintendent does not reside in the district, this act of GRINDSTONE PTA, that you are ALLOWING to happen - I have no words. SEE BELOW