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The Fairbanks North Star School District will hold its previously scheduled meeting which includes a presentation on the school district’s plan to weave controversial LGBTQ books, materials and themes into high school courses.

While the board and district employees who support the plan will attend the meeting in person, members of the public who want to testify are being encouraged – but not required – to stay home and send comments via email due to fears of coronavirus spread.

Despite months of community feedback and public testimony, the Fairbanks Curriculum Advisory Committee voted March 5 to approve the third draft of a new high school social studies curriculum that exposes 10th and 11th grade students to classes pushing LGBTQ political and social agendas, including books, plays and poetry that explore issues of sexual violence, rape, secret lust, divorce, masturbation and pornography.

Final adoption, however, must come from the school board, which is expected to take action at its April 7 meeting.

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  • The next school board meeting is March 17 at 6 p.m. Click here for details.
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Fairbanks School Board to hear LGBT course plan

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.