School Board Bans Pronouns In Email Signatures: They Make People ‘Uncomfortable’

A Wisconsin school board bans pronouns in teachers' email signatures
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The Kettle Moraine School Board has updated its code of conduct for employees which now bans pronouns in email signatures.

The new guidance “prohibits pronouns, political language, religious views, etcetera” from emails because they make people “uncomfortable.”

More from local ABC News affiliate WISN:

Superintendent Stephen Plum told board members that after legal consultation, he’s clarifying the employee code of conduct.

“The expectation is that teachers and administration will not have political flags or religious messaging in their classroom or on their person. This expectation includes Pride flags,” Plum said.

“We’re in a world where politics are highlighted. And it just puts people in uncomfortable positions,” Plum said.

Reached by WISN 12 News, school board member Jim Romanowski said he opposed the change.

“With regard to political expression,” he said, “I believe it is a huge mistake to think that we need to insulate our high school students from political expressions. Our students are fully capable of exercising their critical thinking skills to sort through the noise of partisan politics and make up their own informed choices.”

Read the full report here.

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