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READ: The E-mail directing some Ohio teachers to remove all rainbows from their rooms

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Via a public records request, The Buckeye Flame obtained an e-mail that was sent from Principal Court Lilly to all New Richmond Middle School staff on September 22 describing a “politically charged era in time” and  directing teachers to remove “anything from [their]rooms that has rainbows on it.”

The instructions were handed down from the New Richmond Exempted Village School District Board of Education.

Check out the full story for all the details.

Click to access new-richmond-staff-email-re-rainbows.pdf

About Author

Ken Schneck is the Editor of The Buckeye Flame. He received the 2021 Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for the LGBTQ Journalist of the Year from the NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. He is the author of "Seriously, What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew" (2017), "LGBTQ Cleveland" (2018), "LGBTQ Columbus" (2019), and "LGBTQ Cincinnati" (2020). In his spare time, he is a professor of education at Baldwin Wallace University.

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