School Cancels Daddy-Daughter Dance Because Of Gender Neutral Policy

A father-daughter dance at a public school, PS 65, in Staten Island has been canceled because of New York City’s Department of Education’s gender-neutral policy.

The policy does not allow events based on gender, so the dance was axed, which was a big disappointment to fathers and daughters.

 

 

“It’s kind of a let down,” 5th grader Angelina Lubo told WCBS. “At least I could still spend time with my dad.”

“It’s supposed to be father and daughter,” grandparent Traci Javois added. “Father and daughter need to have a relationship, you know, feel good.”

Another parent added: “It’s father-daughter dance, not a grandmother slash son slash daughter dance. Absolutely not.”

Father Matt West stated: “It’s almost as if they’re taking it away.”

The school’s principal told the Parent-Teacher Association to reschedule the dance for March and invite the entire school community.

 

The principal of PS 65 and the PTA president refused to comment to WCBS.

 

 

(Source: WCBS)

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