***Update: Dr. Fairouz Bishara-Rantisi said the quote referenced in this article is a “misrepresentation of the conversation.”***
Multiple parents have reached out to The Iowa Standard upset with Waukee Northwest High School principal Dr. Fairouz Bishara-Rantisi. Parents have said that Bishara-Rantisi denied requests from students on the student council to have a USA theme day for Homecoming week.
According to one parent, when it was suggested there be a USA day during the week, Bishara-Rantisi said “of course the white girl would suggest a USA day.”
Bishara-Rantisi said the school would not be doing a USA theme day.
The Iowa Standard emailed and called the principal to ask about the dress-up days and let her know what parents have said about the USA day. She has not responded.
We will update the story if we hear back from Bishara-Rantisi.