Local control doesn't stop at the local school board. It speaks to community, parents, or the board of a local charter school.
The board has received numerous complaints from parents of local school districts. As my opponents are fully aware, the State Board has not taken control over the local board that continues to require the reading of pornographic & vulgar materials . preferring to leave the issue to the local voters in the Blue Valley District. Incidentally if parents want to learn more about these controversial books required by the communication arts ciruculum go to www.classkc.org. As a parent of a child at Blue Valley West and a patron of the district I will continue to urge the district to find better required materials that don't have the "f" word 2 or 3 times per page, graphic depictions of humans having sex with animals, graphic details of rapes, opening kids minds to suicide as a way to solve problems and other horrible stuff. Our kids deserve better. When I think of the position of the administration in the Blue Valley District I shake my head and wonder why are they doing this to kids. It isn't necessary and it must change.
My opponent agrees with requiring 15 year olds to read pornographic & vulgar materials with or without their parent's knowledge.