Scappoose School Board Monday, January 14, voted with a majority of 5 -2 against a RESOLUTION proposed by board member, Lisa Maloney to remove GEORGE from the Oregon Battle of the Books reading list. Maloney and Brooks voted in favor.
Parents are intimidated and frustrated with their elected representatives on the School Board. They testify at public meetings, and attend work sessions only to be told the schools must comply with state Standards. But who, then represents parents concerns? Who protects children from controversial curriculums?
Parents, who brought their concerns about the book to School Board meeting in December, inspired Maloney to submit the Resolution, a power all board members and citizens have the right to do, but rarely use.