The Davis County School District only compounded its original mistake in limiting access to a book about a family with two lesbian mothers when it refused to allow opponents of the decision to speak at a school board meeting.
When Weston Clark, a former county teacher asked to be put on the agenda for the board's June 12 meeting to argue against the district's action to remove In Our Mothers' House from library shelves, Superintendent Bryan Bowles denied his request. Then, Clark says, Bowles offered to let dissenters introduce themselves to the board at the start of the meeting. Then, Clark says, Bowles rescinded that offer after Clark told reporters he intended to attend the meeting.
If all that is accurate, Bowles' behavior is wrong. On such a controversial topic and one that has so many ramifications for the district's children, patrons on both sides should have an equal opportunity to be heard in public.