Parents Demand Officials at Tennessee All-Girls School Resign Over Now ‘Paused’ Decision to Admit Males Who Identify As Girls
“We will withhold all financial contributions to the school until this action takes place.”
Last week, the Harpeth Hall School of Nashville, TN, an all-girls school, shot to the front page when officials said they would accept biological males who identify as females.
School officials admitted they have been working on a “Transgender Task Force” for the past six years.
“Based on the response from our school community, the Harpeth Hall Board of Trustees is choosing to pause the adoption of the philosophy in order to engage a wider audience in continued discussion,” the email said.
The email also repeated the school’s commitment to educating girls, and said school leadership does not want to alter existing admissions practices.
But Fox News Digital received a letter from parents, alumnae, and donors to Harpeth Hall calling for the resignation of officials involved in the policy:
“We are writing to you today as an expression of a belief that the Harpeth Hall Board of Trust and the school administration has been more focused on political activism than on educating our girls,” the letter, obtained by Fox News Digital, said. “Current events are simply a symptom of that activism.”
The letter from parents, donors and alumnae went on to criticize the way the school handled communication of the updated policy, saying it “repeatedly seek[s] to divide us and fragment us with one-way, filtered zoom calls in which you push only your message – failing to answer many important questions of your stakeholders.”
The authors of the letter also said the school did not provide a town hall forum, which was “requested by more than 1,000 members of the Harpeth Hall community.”
“We call today for the resignation of members of the administration board who have been proponents or enablers of political activism and division,” the letter continued, calling specifically for the departure of the board chair and executive committee, among others. “We will withhold all financial contributions to the school until this action takes place.”
The letter also stated that the authors will submit to the board “the name of a female leader to be named the Chair of the Board, effective immediately, so that she can begin the process of reconstructing the school as a place of excellence.”
The Harpeth Hall parents aren’t accepting the school’s statement “pausing” the policy, however. They are demanding all responsible for the new policy be removed from their positions and are withholding all donations until it happens. Read this letter. Boom. pic.twitter.com/1EcLd00ikM
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