Forest Hills parents and students file lawsuit against school district

The Forest Hills School Board held a meeting to confirm its new superintendent on Wednesday and parents took the opportunity to make their voices heard. Just before the meeting, the parents of seven children in the district filed a lawsuit claiming that the district’s recently passed “kindness resolution” amounts to censorship in academics. “We’re showing how important it is for students of color to be heard, their stories to be heard, and for us to stand up for our children in the best way possible,” said mother Nicole Kusi. Council members passed the resolution in response to the teaching of “anti-racism” in schools. The resolution passed 3-2, causing some parents to walk out of the meeting. Freshman Audrey Mendralski agreed that the new rule put teachers at a disadvantage. “Teachers shouldn’t be afraid to speak their mind and not whitewash the story,” Mendralski said. RELATED: The resolution effectively prohibits the teaching of critical race and identity theory in the curriculum. of Education and the new choice for Superintendent, Larry Hook. Hook was confirmed as the school board’s new superintendent at Wednesday’s meeting. Hook will officially begin his role on August 1. The lawsuit claims the resolution does not promote kindness but hate and discrimination, especially among students of color and the LGBTQIA community. “There are ignorant individuals who will bully children because of their race, sexuality or gender identity,” said freshman Zoe Bell. Parents claim the new rule also violates the First Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit also details why each of the students depicted feels or has felt unsafe in their school environment. “I can’t believe we’re here, and it’s a great district. It just breaks our hearts that this is the message that is being sent to our students,” Kusi said. The Forest Hills School District has not responded to the lawsuit at this time.

The Forest Hills School Board held a meeting to confirm its new superintendent on Wednesday and parents took the opportunity to make their voices heard.

Just before the meeting, the parents of seven children in the district filed a lawsuit claiming that the district’s recently passed “kindness resolution” amounts to censorship in academics.

“We’re showing how important it is for students of color to be heard, their stories to be heard, and for us to stand up for our children in the best way possible,” said mother Nicole Kusi.

Council members passed the resolution in response to the teaching of “anti-racism” in schools.

The resolution passed 3-2, causing some parents to walk out of the meeting.

Freshman Audrey Mendralski agreed that the new rule put teachers at a disadvantage.

“Teachers shouldn’t be afraid to speak their mind and not whitewash the story,” Mendralski said.

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The resolution effectively prohibits the teaching of critical theory of race and identity in the curriculum.

The lawsuit names all school board members, the school district, the school board and the new choice for superintendent, Larry Hook.

Hook was confirmed as the school board’s new superintendent at Wednesday’s meeting.

Hook will officially begin his role on August 1.

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The lawsuit claims the resolution does not promote kindness but hate and discrimination, especially among students of color and the LGBTQIA community.

“There are ignorant individuals who will bully children because of their race, sexuality or gender identity,” said freshman Zoe Bell.

The parents claim the new rule also violates the First Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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The lawsuit also details why each of the students depicted feels or has felt unsafe in their school environment.

“I can’t believe we’re here, and it’s a great district. It just breaks our hearts that this is the message that is being sent to our students,” Kusi said.

The Forest Hills School District has not responded to the lawsuit at this time.