Canyon School postpones votes on health curriculum, book review policy

At Monday’s Canyon Independent School District meeting, board members decided to vote for the process of removing their health curriculum and books from the classroom and school libraries. One of the key reasons for presenting the measure was to give Paul Blake newly elected councilor time and time to discuss issues related to the measures.

During the public address of the meeting, several community speakers attacked the morale and character of the board members, calling him Superintendent Darryl Flusche.

Local resident Carl Kinsey spoke in the spring of Canyon High School about an alleged incident where a boy entered a girl’s restroom and was reportedly taken out of a restroom by a teacher. He also complained that the teacher was reprimanded for their actions. He said the committee had not done its job to protect girls in their school district. Kinsey spoke about district policies that dealt with such incidents, but did not mention specific policies.

“I’ve been told that the Canyon Independent School District is a public school and that all students will be protected, but what about the girls who were in the restroom when the boy entered it?” Kinsey asked. “No, you didn’t. This district has proven that they will not protect your daughters.”

Carl Kinsey speaks to the Canyon ISD school board on Monday at its regular meeting on student safety policies.

Much of the public forum of the meeting focused on some lessons and terminology on the health curriculum and how to teach health, including words like “pregnant person” rather than “woman”. Some community commentators believe that such a language promotes LGBTQ + ideology. Mental health programs and curricula were attacked as invasive, and the audience members did not reflect the core values ​​of the Canyon community.

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