The SOGI resources for teachers have caused plenty of controversy in the past year. Ross said it “is a resource that teachers can use or not use. The topics are awkward and challenging for most teachers. I support it. It is something we have to embrace.”
Larsen said it has been a “very divisive issue and hasn’t brought us together. I’m listening to all parents. Parents want to be included in discussions.”
Dykeman said the resources are “to implement teaching in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity, and an opportunity to access information for teaching.”
“I fully support SOGI,” said Wilson. “People need to look at the resource itself and not listen to false information being spread.”
The resources emphasize that “all families are special and of equal importance and value,” Tod said.
“Inclusion is human dignity,” said Perreault. “I support SOGI, as it offers empathy, care and human dignity.”
“It is a hot topic,” said Snowdon-Eddy. “I really care about students at risk in the LGBTQ community. We need input from parents before new resources are implemented.”
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