On Dec. 13. the new Democrat-controlled Central Bucks School board had its first policy meeting, and if you are a resident here, you should be very concerned.
During the election, I helped run a PAC to elect candidates to protect girls sports and spaces because they are under attack by the Democratic Party. In June 2023, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero (head of the Bucks County Democratic Party) made a speech stating that he supports “The Fairness Act,” which sounds good from the title but in reality what it does is allow biological males to play in female sports and use their locker rooms. This act is also supported by Governor Josh Shapiro.
During the Democratic run boards’ first policy meeting they decided to halt policy 321. This policy keeps politics out of classrooms. So now a teacher is free to hang up a Palestinian flag or a Trump flag. This is terrifying given the amount of antisemitism that is in our area. Universities all over the country are being reprimanded for antisemitism and our new board just invited it into classrooms. As a Jewish person I find this appalling and it speaks to their lack of awareness of our current political climate regarding antisemitism.
Secondly. the new board wants biological boys to play in girl sports but they tabled that policy because too many residents were upset. They want to wait for further clarification from the PIAA. The PIAA doesn’t set these types of rules. They allow for each school district to set a policy. This is exactly what they did with masks during COVID. If any of the new school board representatives were paying attention they would understand how the PIAA operates. This is exactly why our previous board created a policy to protect girls sports.
Girls all over Pennsylvania are in a lot of trouble if the new board allows biological males to play in female sports and use their locker rooms because we are basically the largest suburban district and other school districts will model us. This isn’t going away either. Parents with biological girls need to make sure their girls are protected and looking back to Board President Karen Smith’s previous votes I have no faith this board will help girls. The Pennsylvania Democrats funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars into the new candidates campaign and these elected candidates have an agenda to follow.
The board also halted policies 109.1 and 109.2 which ensure children only have access to age appropriate material. So now it’s a free for all. Any type of book will be allowed to enter the libraries in school. Parents this is your chance to donate whatever you would like!
Lastly, the board will vote on allowing student representatives to have a say on the board. So if you ever wanted your 7 year old to help create board policies for a school district with a $360 million budget this is your chance! Stay tuned for details. Central Bucks residents these representatives were highly endorsed by Sen. Steve Santarsiero. Gov. Josh Shapiro attended their victory party. They are a reflection of their beliefs. Remember that going forward.