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Petition to DR DONALD E FENNOY II, Frank A. Barbieri Jr, Elan S. Carr

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: IMPROVE AND EXPAND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

April 2018 Spanish River High School Principal William Latson said that  "Can`t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event.  This is not only offensive to a lot of people but it crosses the line into a hate crime or an anti semitic incident that the palm beach school district should launch a proper investigation into the comment made by William Latson which failed to do so.   Palm Beach County School District needs to suspend him with out pay until a proper investigation is completed and add proper training for all school staff on how to teach about the Holocaust. PBCSD needs to terminate him for his comments. I am pushing for a expansion of the Holocaust education program across the state of Florida, from more classes on the subject to additional training for teachers. It is our job not only to stand up for the truth but also  be the voice of the victims that cannot speak on their own behalf. School board was to vote on July 24th on if they will terminate William Latsons contract which now they canceled the vote with no new date set. we cannot let people like William Latson to get a  "Get Out Of Jail Free Card."   We need to hold the school district accountable and they need to properly train school staff and educators how to teach the subject on the Holocaust properly.  

Ben Szlamkowicz
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