Petition statement to be delivered to PVUSD Governing Board, James Lee, Superintendent, James Lee, Superintendent, Thomas Elliott, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services, Thomas Elliott, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services and 13 other targets (click here to see more)

PVU School District: Discrimination against LGBTQ Individuals is UNACCEPTABLE!

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PVU School District: Discrimination against LGBTQ Individuals is UNACCEPTABLE!

To be delivered to PVUSD Governing Board, James Lee, Superintendent, James Lee, Superintendent, Thomas Elliott, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services, Thomas Elliott, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services and 13 other targets (click here to see more)

Petition Statement

On March 15, the Paradise Valley Unified School District board fired Cynthia Davis, the beloved principal of Paradise Valley High School, SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE IS A GAY WOMAN.

Principals and District Staff: We call on you to denounce this action and to advise the school board to undertake the actions cited in this petition.

Members of the School Board: We call on you to:
A) Apologize to Principal Davis for handling the matter in this manner;
B) Reverse your decision to fire Principal Davis and re-hire her;
C) Apologize to the entire LGBTQ community in PVUSD and to the alumni, teachers, students, parents, staff, and other friends affiliated with the district who have been affected by this; and
D) Present a plan to advance diversity goals for LGBTQ people affiliated with the district, addressing students, staff, and other constituency groups.

Discrimination against LGBTQ people is unacceptable in our city and especially in our city’s school districts. Please take swift action on this issue to heal the wounds that have already been inflicted.
There are currently 3,180 signatures. NEW goal - We need 4,000 signatures!

Petition Background

On 3/15/2012 the Paradise Valley Unified School District board met in Phoenix, AZ. At that meeting, which was very contentious, they fired beloved principal PV High School principal Cynthia Davis - SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE IS A GAY WOMAN.

Here is a story about the incident from the Arizona Republic with a video from 12 News, the local NBC affiliate in Phoenix: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2012/03/17/20120317paradise-principal-gay.html

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