Leon County Schools is investigating the legality of the contents of a bulletin board controlled by the student led group called the “Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA).” The bulletin board, which is displayed in the hallway at Rickards High School, contains messages that “validates” bisexuality and promotes the Critical Race Theory concept of “privilege.”
TR learned about the bulletin board from a photo taken by a parent.
When contacted by TR, Superintendent Hanna said he was unware of the bulletin board and will investigate the constraints on the advertising allowed by student led groups based on current LCS policy related to freedom of speech.
LCS policy related to student speech states that “no speech should be prohibited except that which is offensively vulgar and profane, slanderous or defamatory, disruptive to the orderly process of teaching and learning, or promotes hatred or divisiveness between or among races, genders, religions or creeds or that which incites imminent physical violence.”
The GSA Bulletin Board
The bulletin board, shown below, is titled “Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA).” The board advertises upcoming GSA club meetings and phone numbers for various resources. The board also provides other information.
There is a flyer on the board that addresses bisexuality. The flyer states -in part – that “Bisexuality is not a phase, not confusion. It exists and it is completely valid.”
There are several flyers on the board that address the concept of “privilege”, which many people believe is a tenet of Critical Race Theory (CRT).
One flyer encourages people to “become aware of privilege.” The information on the board notes that the groups that should check their “privilege” are white, male, Christian, cisgender, able-bodied, and heterosexual.
One flyer states “If you can use public restrooms without stares, fear or anxiety you have cisgender privilege. CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE.”
The board also advertises approximately 24 gender/sexuality terms. These terms – shown below – include polysexual, trigender, demisexual and pangender.