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Suspended Cambridge health teacher to return

Suspended Cambridge health teacher to return Photo: Post-Star (www.poststar.com) file photo.

November 08, 2017 06:09 AM

CAMBRIDGE -- A health teacher with the Cambridge Central School District will be returning to the classroom on Thursday. Jacqueline Hall had been suspended in the aftermath of a controversial lecture by a guest presenter from The Pride Center of the Capital Region. 

Some parents said the guest presentation for seventh graders was too graphic. Parent Sirell Fiel even took his complaint to Facebook after his 12-year-old son came home with a hand-out called "Gender Identity - We All Have One."

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The school district says it hopes to avoid similar issues in the future through better communication. School district administrators will more closely monitor the curriculum being taught and all supporting materials used.

Hall will send weekly updates to students and their families regarding upcoming topics for instruction. The information will also be posted on the district website.

Any films not intended for classroom use with a rating of PG or higher will be accompanied by a permission form at least a week in advance.

 

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