Support The Conversation Of In Person Activities For Provo City Students.

Support The Conversation Of In Person Activities For Provo City Students.

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Students of Provo City started this petition to Provo City School Board

We are students from the Provo and Timpview High Schools in Provo, Utah. We want to start the conversation of in-person activities such as dances and assemblies but from a student perspective. Our largest concern is that us high schoolers have been left out of the conversations about school procedures since the beginning, all of which are conversations that directly affect us. We have been completely compliant and supportive of these decisions, but we are starting to notice harmful effects on our schools. Students do not feel involved or included in their own schools, and if you were to walk through the hallways there is a noticeable gloom. The decisions that have been made are supposed to be best for the students, but how do district officials know what is best for us when they are not in our classrooms, not walking in our hallways, and hardly asking for our input or feelings. The disconnect we are experiencing between students and the district school board is causing tensions between students and faculty at our high schools. Students are unsatisfied and teachers and admin cannot help, because these decisions are out of their hands. Students crave so deeply to have the experiences that we have been excited for. 

Dances and Assemblies are a crucial part of our cultures at school. Things like Prom and Homecoming, Student Sections, and Spirit Assemblies are rites of passage for every high schooler. For most adults, these are the memories they look back on with fondness. Students this year are being robbed of those experiences that most of our parents got to have. There is nothing that unites our schools more than gathering together for these activities. Without them, the division and lack of unity in our schools is easily apparent. Students are having a hard time coping, and have been for a while.

We have been so understanding and cooperative to the decisions made, because we understand that it is what was needed in our community at the time. We want to bring the conversation back up, because school culture and students are suffering, and it has become obvious to students, teachers, parents, and admin. We want things to change while also adhering to new safety protocols and continuing to keep the community safe. It's time to have these conversations again, but with student perspectives and involvement. 

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