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The Waukee Elementary Equity Team is hosting a “mental health mini-session” on Wednesday, March 30 at 8 a.m. inside the Waukee Elementary library on the importance of a LGBTQ/gender-inclusive curriculum and classroom environment.

This comes just days after the Waukee District had to clarify it had nothing to do with a student-led protest over the Protect Women’s Sports bill. About 140 students participated in that walkout and were marked for unexcused absences.

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Those students had originally promoted the event as taking place at Waukee Stadium, but were forced to move it as the district said it wasn’t a district-approved event.

Now, there are flyers “all over” Waukee Elementary according to one source promoting this mental health mini-session on the importance of a LGBTQ/gender-inclusive curriculum and classroom environment.

Those in attendance will learn from Michaela Gyure, Suzanne Laird and Skylar Linnett. Gyure is a music teacher at the school. Laird is the librarian. Linnett is a fourth-grade teacher.

According to the flyer, “everyone is welcome to attend” the 8 a.m. presentation.

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