Board unanimously approve changes to discourage discrimination in school

KATIE LEITHEAD | Statesman-Examiner
S-E Staff Reporter

The Colville School Board passed a controversial nondiscrimination and privacy policy 4-0 on Oct. 18 after two hours of testimonials. Many in the audience were vocal in their support or opposition to the policy.

Policy 3211, Nondiscrimination and Privacy, has been a topic of interest since it was first brought to the board by superintendent Pete Lewis in 2015. Disagreement over the policy lead to Lewis creating the Nondiscrimination Task Force, comprised of community members, to come up with a recommendation for the school board.

That recommendation is what the board voted on and approved last Wednesday.

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