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The Waukee Elementary School is hosting a “Mental Health Mini-Session” on Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the school’s library. The event has been promoted to teachers throughout the school as an opportunity to learn about the importance of LGBTQ and gender-inclusive curriculum and classroom environments.

The district has had plenty of issues the past two years or so and is quickly losing trust with a number of parents. The question is whether or not it cares.


Transparency goes a long way in rebuilding trust.

So, if the district cares about all of its parents and families, it should either allow concerned moms and dads to attend the session or record it and provide a copy of the recording to any interested party.

If the district has nothing to hide, wouldn’t this make sense? If it really is as innocent as instructing teachers to have kids line up based on the color they’re wearing rather than by being a boy or a girl, wouldn’t this make sense?

The discussion, after all, is about curriculum, which will impact all families in the district. And we’ve heard all legislative session about how open and honest and transparent districts are with their curriculum process.

Well, here is a chance to show us rather than tell us.

We have formally requested the Waukee School District to record this training and we’ve requested a copy of the recording. Moms and dads in the district should do the same.

They deserve to know the approach the district is wanting teachers in elementary school to take.

Author: Jacob Hall

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