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Tue., April 15, 2014, 1:01 p.m.

Trustees Don’t ‘Add The Words’ Yet

They didn't "add the words," but Coeur d'Alene school board members are going to keep talking about them. Trustees heard, during Monday's school board meeting, from about 21 citizens who were nearly evenly split on whether the school district's anti-discrimination policies should be updated to add language that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. More than 100 people attended the meeting at the district's Midtown Center. The nearly three hours of public testimony followed a presentation by Marc Lyons, the school board's attorney, who reviewed the existing local, state and federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination. "These civil rights laws, the federal laws, apply to the Coeur d'Alene School District, and I know that people are concerned that it doesn't go far enough, but that's for the board to decide," Lyons said/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think the Coeur d'Alene School Board will eventually decide to "Add the Words"?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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