Most of you remember the crazy little school board in Ohio that we recently wrote about here: Springboro School Board Wants Creationism. The story ended on an optimistic note — due to teacher and parental objections, the Board decided not to vote on their plan. But the Chairman said she’d bring it up again later.
That was less than two weeks ago, and by “later” the Chairman apparently meant today. We learned that at the website of WDTN, Channel 2 in Dayton, Ohio, of which Springboro is a suburb. It’s mentioned in this story: 3 Things happening today: June 4. They tell the tale in only one paragraph — one sentence, really:
The Springboro school board is expected to vote tonight on the topic of teaching creationism in schools. The meeting will be at 7 at Springboro High School in the Media Center.
We searched again and found that they have a new story devoted entirely to the subject: Springboro set to vote on creationism. It says, with bold font added by us:
Those in support of the proposal say it’s about critical thinking, and being fair and balanced. If teachers talk about evolution, school officials say creationism should also be taught, so they aren’t indoctrinating students to any one idea.
Board member Jim Rigano told 2 NEWS it’s about helping the students’ overall maturity.
Yeah — the kiddies can’t grow to maturity unless they’re taught about Oogity Boogity. One more excerpt:
2 NEWS will be there and will let you know what they decide.
They’ll be there and your Curmudgeon will be here to update this post with the results. Stay tuned to this blog!
Update: That second news story we linked to has changed its headline to “No vote tonight on creationism.” They now say:
There will not be a vote in Springboro tonight on a proposal to teach creationism in the district. School Board president Kelly Kohls told 2 NEWS tonight’s meeting at 7:00 will be a first reading, and the pubic is welcome to comment. Kohls said a vote on the issue has not been scheduled.
Sorry about the false alarm, folks. We just report ’em as we find ’em.
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