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Gender Inclusion Policy Adopted by BCSD Board of Trustees

Biologically opposite sexes identifying as the same gender will now be allowed to share school bathrooms, locker rooms, and overnight sleeping accommodations due to a 2-1 vote by the Board of Trustees adopting Gender Inclusion Policy 502.12 into BCSD District Policy and Procedures. Trustees Cami Bustos and Rob Clayton voted in favor of adoption while Chairman of the Board Shawn Bennion voted against. Continue reading


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Sex Crimes Affecting Area Schools Shock Valley

No one wants to read the following in their local paper:handcuffs

A private school in Sun Valley and a public school in Hailey have suffered taints to their reputation within the past few weeks by allegatinos of sex crimes committed by two separate men against the same 13-year-old boy.

And yet, that is exactly what Wood River area residents are reading in today’s issue of The Weekly Sun. Charges have been filed against a former teacher at The Community School in Sun Valley and a former lover of the Alturas Elementary School principal. Both the Blaine County School District and the Sheriff’s office have stated the school principal is not a suspect in the ongoing investigation. Area newspapers have published the following articles:

Local Schools Affected By Sex Crimes

Rape suspect still in custody at jail

Man charged with rape of 13-year-old boy

Sun Valley teacher charged with sexual abuse

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Webcast of BCSD January Board Meeting

There have been some comments in the Mt. Express and here regarding the public comment portion of the BCSD January meeting. For those interested, the webcast has been posted to the website. The time in the meeting of the comments are as follows:

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Public statement at BCSD Board Meeting

I attended tonight’s BCSD Board of Trustees meeting. Following are the comments I made regarding Paul Bates’ resignation. Board Public Statement Policy requires that speakers not refer to people by name, hence my referring to Paul Bates as “the former Chairman of the Board” in this statement.

Dear Trustees,

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BCSD invites YOU to be part of the Superintedent search

BCSD announced this morning that an online survey in both English and Spanish is available to the community.

Ongoing news regarding the BCSD Superintendent search can be found here.

Kudos to the Trustees and to the District for making the search for a new superintendent both nationwide and participatory for the entire community.

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