School board discusses proposed guidelines for addressing controversial issues

The Allegany County School Board on Tuesday discussed its proposed Teaching On Controversial Issues Policy that establishes guidelines in the classroom and/or during other educational activities under the supervision of a teacher during a school day. The intent of the proposal is to protect teachers and give them direction when addressing controversial issues with students, board attorney Mike Llewellyn said. The policy is modeled after others across Maryland, although not every school system in the state has such a plan. “It’s not required” by state law or policy, Llewellyn said. Allegany County Education Association President Kim Sloane, who is working with the policy committee on the proposal, asked for an additional month to refine language in the document. (Times-News)

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