Father-daughter dance at elementary school canceled following complaints of not being inclusive

Father-daughter dance at elementary school canceled following complaints of not being inclusive
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Plans for a father-daughter dance at a Midlands elementary school have hit a wall following complaints by some parents.

For the last five years, Brockman Elementary in Forest Acres has held a Father-Daughter Dance. During that time, they have raised $2,000 for PTO funds. The move to cancel the dance comes after complaints from a few parents who feel the dance is not inclusive.

The principal and the school’s Parent Teacher Organization mutually decided to cancel the dance and refund the money already collected. Richland One School District Communications Director Karen York says the flyer for the dance states that anybody is allowed.

York says as a public school, they make extra effort to be an all-inclusive school.

“There were a few parents that did not think the father-daughter dance was inclusive, when actually, it was at all times,” York said. “It was never an event that was exclusive to only fathers and daughters. Mothers and anyone else who wanted to show up at the dance were certainly welcome to attend.”

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