Hopefully you read Bubba Brown’s excellent article in the Park Record on the student who was discriminated against by the Park City School District. If you haven’t, I would recommend you do that now.
The article basically talks about an investigation by the federal government that pointed to school district personnel discriminating against a kindergarten student who has type 1 diabetes. The student was not always provided care by our schools as required by law and was not allowed to participate equally in some activities.
Well, that excellent article by Mr Brown has been picked up by the Associated Press. It has now gone far and wide. I’m sure the school district isn’t exactly happy with that. I also bet those people who feel our precariously balanced tourism business could be disrupted by any negative news flow are equally non-plussed. Finally, I’m sure real estate agents advertising in the WSJ and Miami Hearld can’t be happy, either. There’s nothing like a little tarnish showing up on our gem of a town.
Personally, I’m glad the Associated Press picked up the article. It’s a story that must be told.
We had a chance to sit down with the mother of the student last week and hope to provide our view early next week.
In the meantime, here is a compilation of a Google Search that shows how far this story has gone: