In a 4-3 vote by the Grants Pass School District school board, the July 15th decision to terminate the two educators has been REVERSED. More information regarding the educators' reinstatement is not yet apparent.
Grants Pass School District 7 officials placed two educators on administrative leave and then terminated them for voicing their opinions about local, state, and national matters of public concern regarding students’ gender identity. While on leave, the school board passed a revision of Policy GBG- Staff Participation in Political Activities. This revised policy violates staff members right to freedom of speech and unconstitutionally compels speech.
Recently, the school board reversed the decision to terminate the two educators. The lawsuit will remain active until such a time that the district removes Policy GBG or a federal court rules on the constitutionality of the policy.