Indian River School Board Opposes Regulation 225 - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Indian River School Board Opposes Regulation 225

Posted: 11/28/2017 00:44:00 -05:00 Updated:
There was a large turnout at Monday night's Indian River School Board meeting. (Photo: WBOC) There was a large turnout at Monday night's Indian River School Board meeting. (Photo: WBOC)

DAGSBORO, Del.- The Indian River School Board voted Monday night to send a letter to the Delaware Department of Education expressing its opposition for the statewide draft policy Regulation 225. 

The proposed regulation addresses specific anti-discrimination guidelines for gender concerns in Delaware public schools. Some parents were able to address their concerns about parent and teacher's roles within this process at Monday night's board meeting.

"It completely takes away parental rights for a big portion of where their children spend eight hours a day," said Jackie Slonin. 

Slonin and other concerned parents started a Facebook page to address their various concerns about the draft policy.  Mother of two, Dani Twigg, said she's discussed the issue with her oldest son. 

"It is a fundamental right for a parent to be involved in the upbringing of their child. When you extract that parent involvement in critical decision-making you are breaking that parent-child bond. You are essentially teaching our children to lie to us," Twigg said. The draft discusses guidelines like what name a child would prefer to be called, what bathroom they'd be comfortable using and other gender related issues. 

Slonin says she understands why some are supporting the draft, but says her concerns are more specific to the parents' involvement. 

"No child or person, individual, human being should ever be made to feel that they are different or separate from anybody. I think the majority of us are in agreement with that," Slonin said. 

Gov. John Carney said in his memorandum to the Department of Education that he'd like for Regulation 225 to be in effect by Dec. 14.  He said in the document that he wants students to feel "comfortable, embraced and challenged to achieve great heights."

The department will be taking public comment until Dec. 4. 

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Earth Weekend at the Salisbury Zoo

    Earth Weekend at the Salisbury Zoo

    Apr 22, 2018 10:06 PM2018-04-23 02:06:00 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-04-23 02:06:59 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md--The Salisbury Zoo was packed with lots of curious minds on Saturday April 21, in preparation for Earth Day. Envirnonmental organizations educated people on how to protect the Earth. Jamie Malone wants to teach her two sons as much as she caMore
    SALISBURY, Md--The Salisbury Zoo was packed with lots of curious minds on Saturday April 21, in preparation for Earth Day. Envirnonmental organizations educated people on how to protect the Earth. Jamie Malone wants to teach her two sons as much as she caMore
  • Quantico Man Sentenced to Prison in 2017 Assault

    Quantico Man Sentenced to Prison in 2017 Assault

    Apr 23, 2018 8:36 AM2018-04-23 12:36:00 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-04-23 12:39:26 GMT
    Norman Joseph FisherNorman Joseph Fisher
    Norman Joseph FisherNorman Joseph Fisher
    A Quantico, Maryland man convicted of first-degree assault and firearms charges in connection with an incident that happened at his home early last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.More
    A Quantico, Maryland man convicted of first-degree assault and firearms charges in connection with an incident that happened at his home early last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. More
  • Closing Arguments Set in Wilmington Trust Fraud Trial

    Closing Arguments set in Wilmington Trust Fraud Trial

    Apr 23, 2018 8:26 AM2018-04-23 12:26:00 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-04-23 12:26:21 GMT
    Closing arguments are set in the federal trial of four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives charged with bank fraud and conspiracy.More
    Closing arguments are set in the federal trial of four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives charged with bank fraud and conspiracy.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Dover Police Investigate Deadly Sunday Evening Crash

    Dover Police Investigate Deadly Sunday Evening Crash

    Apr 22, 2018 10:44 PM2018-04-23 02:44:00 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-23 02:44:34 GMT
    Dover Police said they're investigating a deadly crash Sunday that killed one pedestrian.More
    Dover Police said they're investigating a deadly crash Sunday that killed one pedestrian. More
  • Two Juveniles and One Adult Arrested for Loitering and Criminal Trespassing

    Two Juveniles and One Adult Arrested for Loitering and Criminal Trespassing

    Apr 22, 2018 11:43 PM2018-04-23 03:43:00 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:43:57 GMT
    Jerziah WitherspoonJerziah Witherspoon
    Jerziah WitherspoonJerziah Witherspoon
    On Sunday April 22nd, the Laurel Police Department arrested two juveniles and an adult after they were caught loitering and trespassing in the Little Creek Apartment Complex.More
    On Sunday April 22nd, the Laurel Police Department arrested two juveniles and an adult after they were caught loitering and trespassing in the Little Creek Apartment Complex.More
  • Charges Filed in Draper Crash

    Charges Filed in Draper Crash

    Apr 21, 2018 4:42 PM2018-04-21 20:42:00 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:42:17 GMT
    SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- A Lewes Man is now facing charges in connection with the accident that fatally wounded longtime WBOC owner Thomas Draper. According to the Delaware Department of Justice, Shawn Armstrong was arrested on January 10th of this year. He iMore
    SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- A Lewes Man is now facing charges in connection with the accident that fatally wounded longtime WBOC owner Thomas Draper. According to the Delaware Department of Justice, Shawn Armstrong was arrested on January 10th of this year. He iMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices