By: Diane Benjamin
I went to the District 87 meeting last week because their meetings aren’t on video. Unit 5 meetings are, I’m just now getting to their Public Comment.
Please note: Public Comment will likely not change your elected officials mind. It is for the public because it proves other people think the same way you do. Growing a spine is easier together.
Public Comment starts at 28:20. The speaker at 31:10 talks about pornography available in the school library. The speaker that follows reads from a book that is in the library. (Don’t have kids in the room is you listen!)
51:39 – a nurse talks about masking children. She asks what they are doing and what is the goal? She wants teachers and students to make decisions for themselves.
Of course there are opposing views mixed in. Some LGBTQ activists didn’t believe cartoon drawings of sex acts is pornography.
At 1:05:00 A lady talked about the busses. Her daughter was found in Ironwood when they don’t live anywhere near Ironwood. She claims kids are sitting 4 to a seat on buses while school doesn’t allow them to eat together. I wrote earlier about another speaker talking bus problems: https://blnnews.com/2021/10/28/unit-5-public-comment-last-night/
Another speaker at 1:22:00 talks about pornography, just a warning if kids are in the room.
1:29:30 – speaker works with an organization to rescue trafficked children. He has two books from the High School Library that he has no plans to return: Out of Darkness and Lawn Boy. He claims they are grooming books that desensitize children for trafficking. The Board took a recess because he stated he wasn’t done speaking when his time was up. Chairman Roser was obviously getting more agitated with the public as time went on. She threatened two people in the back twice to be quiet, they couldn’t be heard on the audio.
Public Comment ends around 1:44:00
One thing is blatantly obvious: One side wore masks while speaking, the other didn’t. It was easy to see freedom verses tyranny just from faces.
Following public comment was a presentation on staff shortages. If Unit 5 continues to require vaccinations and masks they will stay short staffed. Both speakers wore masks while speaking,