Tuesday, February 12, 2019

And the Dixie Drama continues

Sharp divisions displayed at hearing on Dixie school name change

Public hearing stretches into late evening before any vote

Members of the crowd during a Dixie School District board public hearing on whether to change the name of the district at the Miller Creek Middle School in San Rafael, Calif. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (James Cacciatore/Marin Independent Journal)

By KERI BRENNER | kbrenner@marinij.com | Marin Independent Journal
PUBLISHED: February 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm | UPDATED: February 12, 2019 at 9:36 pm

Despite an early plea for “respect and kindness in our hearts,” Tuesday’s major Dixie School District public hearing on a potential new name slid quickly into the sharp divisions that have marked the controversy for the last six months.

“From the beginning, when (board member) Marnie Glickman and Superintendent Jason Yamashiro appeared (on TV) in their official district capacity, to announce to the Bay Area that the Dixie name is racist — ever since then, the community has been excluded from this debate,” said school parent Jessica Freilich. “And now, whatever opportunity there was for the dialogue you described at the beginning (of the meeting) is see Article HERE

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