Saturday, February 13, 2010

ADL Director asks to address Wheatland school board meeting

Amber Ningen writes in the Platte County Record Times e-edition on Feb. 10:

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Mountain States Regional Director Bruce H. DeBoskey has asked to address the Platte County School District #1 Board during their Feb. 15 meeting.

In a recent press release issued by the ADL, DeBoskey stated the ADL has requested an opportunity to address the Board in order to urge its members to "reverse its decision to prohibit banners for ADL's No Place For Hate program."

DeBoskey said he has yet to hear from any of the Board members on whether or not the ADL may address the School Board during their meeting.

Read the entire article at

Also check out the letters on the opinion page. Interesting.

In case you're interested in attending, the school board meeting will be held Feb. 15, 7 p.m., in the Administration Office, located at 1350 Oak St. in Wheatland.


Anonymous said...

Amazing meeting! Packed! The board reluctantly allowed the mandated 30 minutes of public comment, and every comment was pro banner, pro program...teachers, students, parents, veterans, plain old people who care...inspirational it was! The trick now will be to keep the momentum up and the attention to this. Dallas Mount, board member, made a motion that the public comment time be extended so all could speak. Not a single one of the other board members seconded that...pathetic. Tyson was a blunderbuss. No apologies. Condescending. I'm thinking there was likely an illegal "meeting before the meeting" so that they all stayed in goose-lock step. The people were to be proud of...the board and superintendent, shameful.

Michael Shay said...

I read about it in Wheaterville. Some amazingly courageous people in Wheatland. That does not include the Platte County School Board Four who voted against tolerance. Or Tyson. Imagine shutting off debate? Is that anti-democratic or what?