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0806, 25 Jul 23

Wisconsin School District Sued Over Hiding Actions

If they are afraid to tell the parents what they said, they why are they saying it to the kids? The fact that they explicitly said that it had to be verbal is a clear effort to keep it out of the reach of public records requests. And hiding behind a BS “investigation” is another well-worn tactic of governments to hide what they are doing. If there actually was an investigation, it would take all of about 15 minutes to investigate this.

And, separate from the issue of the content and children, this is another case of a meeting that could have been an email.

In June, Eau Claire Area School District [ECASD] students were allegedly “required” to report to a classroom where they found their orchestra teacher Jacob Puccio, a school counselor, and the ECASD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion director Dang Yang.

Students were allegedly told that Puccio would be undergoing a gender transition from male to female from a “scripted statement” that was read to several classrooms of elementary and high school music students throughout ECASD.

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) alleges that the statement was crafted by ECASD to “ensure that students received information in a particular way.” Furthermore, WILL claims that parents are still not aware of what was read to students and want to know the details.


According to an email obtained by Fox News Digital, McCausland responded saying, “I briefly talked with and forwarded your email on to Dang Yang (the ECASD Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion); the district specified that the script I read on Monday needed to be a verbal presentation only and was not to be shared electronically. He should give you the info you need, but let me know if you need anything else. Thanks – [redacted] had a fantastic first year here in band, hope you all enjoy your summer!”


The complaint filed by WILL states that a Wisconsin statute requires that public entities comply with their duties “as soon as practicable and without delay” and that “no justification exists” for withholding the statement that was read to students.

“The District withheld the requested record despite it’s not being subject to any statutory or common-law exemption to the public records law. The District is therefore required by law to produce the record,” the complaint states.


0806, 25 July 2023


  1. dad29

    About time that the Republicans write a bill requiring voice-and-image recording cameras in every classroom. Cameras are required in school buses, and for exactly the same reason.

  2. jonnyv

    I can’t wait to see the bill Dad29. Cameras for 10 of thousands of public and private schoolrooms. Plus wiring costs. Plus storage costs. Plus internet costs to backup those files. Plus additional tech support costs. Plus security costs to make sure those cameras are not hacked and being watched.

    I have a lot of experience in this arena. Congrats, you just introduced 10s of millions of dollars of expenditures indefinitely.

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