A Pride flag hanging in a middle-school classroom has caused an issue that could give rise to a new policy in Indiana's Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District, WANE.com reported.
District Superintendent Dr. Brad Yates wrote in a note to families that the school board had been made aware of a "parental concern regarding controversial material displayed in a classroom in our district."
In part, the letter said the board sought legal counsel about the concern, and the board was "currently in the process of developing a school policy to outline parameters for controversial topics displayed in our classrooms throughout our district."
The goal, the letter said, was to "develop a policy to clearly identify topics considered controversial and outline the buildings and/or grade levels in which controversial topics would not be permitted."
Fort Wayne Pride issued a statement on its Facebook page that partially read, "Many who are opposed are saying this is promoting sex and politics in the classroom and that it is divisive. We believe they are wrong and have misconstrued the meaning of the LGBTQ Pride flag. The LGBTQ Pride flag is a symbol of inclusion that is welcoming to all."
The full article is at www.wane.com/news/local-news/bluffton-schools-considering-new-controversial-topics-policy-after-parental-concern-over-pride-flag-in-classroom/.