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Special CVUSD Board Meeting: Curriculum "Opt-Out" Policy

  • Conejo Valley Unified School District 1400 East Janss Road Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362 United States (map)

On Monday, September 25 at 4 p.m., please join us at the School Board's special “discussion” meeting on creating an official "opt-out policy" for the high school English curriculum.

Making it easier for parents to prevent their students reading works of literature they find "offensive" is the alternative dreamed up by board conservatives, led by board President Mike Dunn, after they failed to create an instructional ban on Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian over the summer. Indivisible: Conejo activists led the fight for the book's approval, and against censorship -- and we'll need to be loud and proud this time as well! We'll argue in favor of an open curriculum, and teachers' rights to choose approved books without fearing a backlash from conservative parents or community members.