I have many things to be thankful for in my life and one of them is that I do NOT live in West Bend or have my kids in the West Bend School District. Not only are they \"represented\" by slightly batty Glenn Grothman, but they also have to deal with things like this!
West Bend — The West Bend School Board has rejected sponsoring a homosexual support club at its high schools, despite the threat of legal action in the case of such rejection.
Approval of school sponsorship for the Gay-Straight Alliance at East and West high schools failed on a tied 3-3 vote at the board’s Monday night meeting, which was attended by more than 100 supporters of the proposal.
Before the vote, attorneys warned district officials that they could face legal action for discrimination if they deny awarding club status to a Gay-Straight Alliance at East and West high schools.
“The law says these kids are entitled to equal access to school facilities, and that’s all we’re asking for,” said West Bend attorney Waring Fincke, who is representing students in the homosexual support group.
Fincke already has filed a discrimination complaint with the district. While that complaint was pending, however, district officials implemented new rules for club acceptance, and school administrators recommended that the School Board accept the Gay-Straight Alliance as a club.
School Board President Randy Marquardt is not only proud of his discrimination, but he also will not let a simple thing like the law, or public opinion, stand in his way of his extreme right agenda.
Board President Randy Marquardt, who voted against recognizing the GSA as a club, said he didn’t think the board should base its decision on the threat of legal action.
This is not the first time that the West Bend School Board has had problems.
Ethics are obviously not a priority for the Board. It appears that West Bend is truly the \"The Land That Time Forgot\". Let us hope that someone sues the hell out of the district and it costs them thousands and thousands of dollars!