The Clovis Unified School District board met Aug. 31 and I shared a story, which I was given permission to do so. The story had just been posted on Stop The Madness Facebook group. The family was not present at the board meeting. I was asked to speak and out of good faith and support, I volunteered to share the story during public presentations of the meeting.
The story was about a 9-year-old boy traumatized because he went into the bathroom and saw a (transgender girl) and went home confused. I rebuked the board for that and told them that incidences like this are what parents against the bathroom bill are concerned about. I said accepting the dress code changes several months ago would open a can of worms such as this.
Weeks have passed, the CUSD did its own investigation and found no credibility to the claim. Since I spoke, I have not received evidence, proof or support from the Stop The Madness group or family who had the incident.
I decided to attend the next board meeting and apologize to the community and CUSD for sharing a story I had no personal information about. Lesson learned.
Ivette Lee, Fresno