(updated at 9/23 7:08 a.m. – Lakewood High School added to the list)
(updated at 6:49 p.m. – Chatfield High School added to the list)
The Denver Post is reporting that 100-200 Evergreen High School students walked out of their morning classes to deliver a letter protesting the proposed Curriculum Review Committee to Superintendent McMinimee at the Education Center in Golden.
That is the third JeffCo high school to have some form of protest against the policies of the new Board majority, led by Ken Witt. Julie Williams’s proposed Curriculum Review Committee, which would have an Orwellian censorship charter and power, has sparked students already disturbed by how Witt, Newkirk, and Williams have been treating their teachers.
Additionally, in a press release (14.9.22.CHS.Statement) Conifer High School teachers state that Williams’s Committee proposal was the triggering event in the Conifer teacher ‘sick-out’ and the Conifer student protest last Friday.
The students at
three four five other high schools have FaceBook pages organizing potential walk-outs tomorrow (Arvada West, Pomona, Ralston Valley, Chatfield, Lakewood). Rumors are running around that other high school student bodies are also talking about some form of protest.
That would mean student protests at
six seven eight of 17 of Jefferson County’s neighborhood high schools.
The students are making their voices heard. Let’s make ours heard as well.
Keep Fighting, JeffCo!