Kanesville Elementary School in New Haven, Utah is facing the wrath of an upset mama!
According to Hollywood Unlocked the school has a policy set in place in which sixth grade girls can'y say no to a boy who asks them to dance.
Natalie Richard has a daughter who attends the elementary school, and when her daughter came home and told her about the policy that will be in place at the upcoming Valentine's Day dance, she was very upset.
Richard recounted her daughter's explanation to Hollywood Unlocked:
“The teacher said, ‘She can’t. She has to say yes. She has to accept’. And I️ said, ‘Excuse me?’”
According to the story, Richard raised her concerns with Kanesville Elementary’s principal but she received the same answer:
"He basically just said they’ve had this dance set up this way for a long time and they’ve never had any concerns before”
A representative from the school explained that the policy is just the district's way of teaching inclusion:
“Please be respectful, be polite. We want to promote kindness and so we want you to say yes when someone asks you to dance." Lane Findlay, Weber School District
Richard told Hollywood Unlocked that she understands what the policy is attempting accomplish, but also that there are other ways to go about it:
“I️ do see it from their perspective when it comes to that but there are many other ways to teach children how to be accepting than with a social dance”
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