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HCAE policy excludes parents

HCAE policy excludes parents

To the Editor:

Although I have no school-aged children, I read with interest the article about the Haywood County Association of Educators coming up with a new proposal for the review of instructional materials that a parent has found objectionable. 

The proposed changes would entail the principal forwarding the parental complaint to the building level committee. This committee would be made up of “one media specialist, three educators in related fields, two administrators and two students.” 

“If the complainant is not satisfied with the committee’s determination, they may appeal to the superintendent,” who would form a similar committee for the review. 

My question is why is no one representing the parents of students on these committees? Is the school system trying to shut out parents from the educational process?

Len May


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