Recently the New York State Civil Liberties Union (NYSCLU) released a report which was exceptionally critical of the content and methods of teaching sexual education in New York State schools. In a letter to the Editor of the Buffalo News (link in purple), Hamburg Central Schools was called out as being one of the worst in failing to present a thoughtful, inclusive and diverse curriculum in sexual education.
Who could blame the health teachers?
Life Skills is on the chopping block, and the department has lost several fine teachers over the last several years.
Concerned has attached the following link(link in green) which will direct you to a Freedom of Information (FOIL) request made by the NYSCLU to the Hamburg Central School District. While Hamburg is cutting programs and teachers, it has certainly found tens of thousands of dollars to dole out to the Harris Beach Law firm.
As you can see by reading the information at the below link, Hamburg utilized Harris Beach attorney Marnie Smith to conference call with the NYSCLU before releasing information, which is clearly open to the public.
Is the Hamburg School district honorably fulfilling its obligation to the community, or are they lining the pockets of lawyers to keep the Hamburg way of doing things on the "DL"?
Judge for yourself.