Nassau County school district is sued over public records

One of the groups fighting for parental rights has filed a lawsuit against the Nassau County School District for allegedly refusing to release public records.

The material being sought by the Nassau chapter of Citizens Defending Freedom is related to a mental health program in the government schools.

Based on the limited information available, the group is concerned the program might contain offensive materials, according to Jack Knocke, executive director of CDF.

The school district claims the material is proprietary.

At issue is a program called Ripple Effects, owned by Starting Point Behavioral Health Care.

“We are very concerned about the whole mental health situation in the school system,” Knocke said.

Children identified by a teacher or counselor as having behavioral problems are referred to the program and parents are required to sign a permission slip, without being given much information about what will be taught to their child, Knocke said.

But CDF has learned that there is material about sexual activity and “values,” which parental rights organizations have learned are red flags.

In various school districts around the nation parents have uncovered offense materials including pornography, Critical Race Theory and methods of grooming children in order to create or nurture gender confusion.

Knocke, in his complaint alleging violations of the “government in the sunshine” laws, said the school district refused to release information about the Ripple Effects program, but the district claimed some of the information was not public records.

It also alleges the district denied having certain videos and called that “patently false.”

Lloyd Brown

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