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Brevard County School Board: Rules Don’t Apply To Our Speech.

Last Thursday, the Brevard County School Board held a meeting during which the sad, but interesting case of a teacher by the name of Allison Enright was discussed.

According to the Florida Today:

Allison Enright, a teacher at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School, disclosed her medical marijuana use when she took a drug test after an injury at work. A student shoved her on a flight of stairs after she corrected him for disobeying directional hallway rules designed to limit face to face contact to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enright said she had no idea her medication violated the district’s policy, which has not been updated since 2003, and says teachers can’t use “illegal drugs,” without specifically mentioning marijuana prescribed by a doctor.

Enright said she takes a pill containing THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, twice a day. Before taking medical marijuana, she said she took opiods and sometimes had to use a wheelchair due to several health conditions causing pain and weakness.

“I want to make it clear: I don’t do drugs,” Enright said, addressing the board during the public comment period. “I don’t smoke pot. I don’t get high. … I love teaching. It’s not just what I do, it’s who I am. I have been at a loss without my students and colleagues. Space Coast high is my family, and I want to go back. Please, let me go back home.”


Two Brevard County Teachers In Legal Hot Water.

Two Brevard County teachers are in legal hot water following their arrest by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

James Brand (above) aged 50, and his wife Amy O’Reilly-Brand (below) age 45, were arrested and are being held on $12,500 bond.

So what are the two being charged with?

Woke NY School Goes After Language. Parents Pay $57K A Year For This Madness.

Grace Church School in NoHo (an East Village neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City) is coming under fire for a “Grace Inclusive Language Guidelines” the school published. The school has grade levels for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. To attend the school cost $57K a year.

The guide is a look into the minds of “woke” people and how schools can, will, and do brainwash kids. It is therefore unsurprising that the school is under fire for some of the ludicrous ideas they are putting forth.

Regarding genders the school wants people to say:

In regards to families, the school wants people to use:

Brevard County School Board Floats Lead Balloon. Still Thinks The Constitution Doesn’t Apply.

We heard from some folks inside of the Brevard County School District building concerning our post on Friday where we noted the School Board is denying people their Constitutional rights.

People in the building asked others about the post and how accurate we were. Not surprisingly, supervisors and others tried to float the idea that the Board had done nothing wrong. They even were citing a Florida Statute to back their opinion.

The statute they are citing is FS 286.0114 which reads in part:

286.0114 Public meetings; reasonable opportunity to be heard; attorney fees.—

(1) For purposes of this section, “board or commission” means a board or commission of any state agency or authority or of any agency or authority of a county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision.

(2) Members of the public shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on a proposition before a board or commission. The opportunity to be heard need not occur at the same meeting at which the board or commission takes official action on the proposition if the opportunity occurs at a meeting that is during the decisionmaking process and is within reasonable proximity in time before the meeting at which the board or commission takes the official action. This section does not prohibit a board or commission from maintaining orderly conduct or proper decorum in a public meeting. The opportunity to be heard is subject to rules or policies adopted by the board or commission, as provided in subsection (4).

They are clinging to the phrase:

The opportunity to be heard is subject to rules or policies adopted by the board or commission…….


Students At UF Get Asked About Raising The Minimum Wage.

Campus Reform recently stopped by the University of Florida to ask students about raising the minimum wage to $15. Not surprisingly, all went for it because in their mind, the increase won’t affect them.

They would be wrong.

BREVARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: First Amendment Crushed In Their Hands. (“Liberal Left” Is “Name Calling.”)

On March 9, 2021, the Brevard County School Board held a meeting at 5:30 PM. One of the items that was not an agenda item but did come up was a document sent by the school system to employees on for working with LGBTQ students. People who supported the document and newly declared rights of LGBTQ students as well as those opposed to the document lined up both outside the building and made comments during the public comment portion of the meeting.

We are not going to talk about the document or the guidelines. That’s a post for another day.

We are however, going to talk about how the Board sought to restrict people’s rights as codified in the First Amendment.

Prior to comments from the public, Chair Misty Belford read the rules for public comments. Those rules included time limits (3:00 minutes,) and pandemic protocols. At timestamp 00:58:00 Belford reads the following:

The Poster Child For Public School Incompetency: Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts.

Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts is a high school on the west side of Baltimore, MD.

The school says its mission is:

The Mission of Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts is that we will prepare 21st Century leaders and learners in a safe learning artistic community where student achievement is our priority.

That sits side by side with the “vision” for the school which is:

We envision AFSIVA as a learning community in which we create a place where students, parents and community feel safe and welcome–where expression, college and high achievement is the expectation, not the exception.

To accomplish this excellence and college preparation, the school has a budget of $5.3 million dollars for 434 students and 24 teachers. The average teacher has taught for 12 years.

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