May 24, 2022

School board revokes students Gay/Straight Alliance

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

A Watford City High School club that was created three years ago to support students has been revoked by the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 school board. And the teacher who was a volunteer and served as the club’s advisor has been removed and teaching duties reassigned.
According to Steve Holen, district superintendent, the board received information on actions taken and made the decisions during a special meeting on Tuesday, May 17, following a 3½-day investigation.
“We had concerns brought forward on May 11, regarding a teacher/advisor and actions taken without parental consent that directly and indirectly involved the GSA club,” stated Holen. “We did an investigation of the situation and what had happened warranted the removal of the advisor and the immediate revoking of the club based on issues brought to light in the investigation.”

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