This is kind of funny. The West Bend School District has a formed a Human Growth and Development Advisory Committee to revamp the sex education curriculum for the district. The committee is formed from representatives from the various stakeholders in the district. It’s a tough job on such a sensitive and controversial subject, but it appears that they have been working fairly well so far.
The school district’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) filed a complaint with the chairman of the committee. Most of the letter is a lengthy history of how the GSA feels they have been wronged in the past, but the heart of their complaint is that they assert that the committee doesn’t have any student representation as required by statute. According to the Daily News, the GSA says, “The Legislature clearly understood that input from the student body was both appropriate and necessary… Given the district’s record of mistreatment of the GSA, we suggest that the WBSD consider appointment of a student member of the GSA to this committee.” It continues, “In any event, we would assume that the committee is statutorily unable to proceed unless and until this oversight is cured.”
There’s one problem… the committee already has student representation Three representatives, actually. They just haven’t been showing up at the meetings. The chairman of the committee tells the paper, ““We do have two student representatives designated from the high schools and one from the middle school, but they have not been present.”
Done. The GSA’s complaint is moot. Moving on…