At the regular meeting of the Clover Park School Board August 9, 2021, Director Paul Wagemann shared with his fellow board members and the public present and those attending via Zoom, some “very interesting statements pretty slanderous of candidates running for school office,” Wagemann said.
Wagemann said the comments were found on Facebook and made by an individual “in leadership in our district and a member of the stakeholders’ group” which group has been crafting the Equity Policy.
Wagemann referenced the section of the Equity Policy, “which claims to address ‘microaggressions.’
“Microagressions communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults.”
“It’s amazing to me that people who are working on this that want to treat people fairly would make some comments for which they have no evidence to back up.”
“If ever there was a possible derogatory or negative slight or insult that the Equity Policy claims to address this is it. When you single people out and call them racist, white supremist, that to me is over the line.
“Pretty sad to have these kind of things happening in our district,” Wagemann said, adding “this needs to be reviewed and investigated and appropriate action taken.”