Seaford school board revisits Common Core
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• Approved the donation of obsolete physical education items from Manor School to the Seaford Community Pre-school.
During public comment, trustees heard from two parents and from the Student Council president of the Manor School about overcrowding of fourth grade classes in the district.
The board president said the issue would be considered during the next budget planning period.
Trustees also heard from resident Joan Bulone who complained about a book used in the fourth grade that appears to give positive statements about gangs, and of data collection organization InBloom, that she said gathers too much information about individuals, including school children.
What kind of nonsense are you teaching our kids,” said Bulone. “Why should a nine-year old be learning about gangs?”
Superintendent Conboy replied that “We read that book and discussed the contents with some concern, but teachers and administrators didn’t want to censor the book.” He said their reasons were that the concept of the book focuses on proper decision making.