Noted on social media by Carroll County Kids For Equity:
As many of you know, Carroll County, is trying to ban pride flags in public schools, claiming “they are political” rather than representing inclusivity and respect for diversity.
We are organizing a protest at all Carroll County Public Schools for the May 11th Board of Education meeting. We are distributing shirts with the symbol below on them to be worn at schools and the meeting itself. We need $6000 dollars by then to order the target number of shirts. Please donate today at the link below so that this protest will be possible.
Here is that post on social media:
The text on the GoFundMe site reads:
Carroll County Public Schools is trying to create a flag policy that will ban pride flags in CCPS buildings. As a response to this and the conversations it has brought up, Carroll County Kids For Equity is organizing a county-wide protest to demonstrate that flags representing inclusivity are not political! Our plan is to purchase t-shirts and distribute them to CCPS high school students (who have expressed interest in wanting one) to wear on May 11th in school and at the Board of Education meeting that evening.
Thank you to the Community Foundation of Carroll County for helping us launch our fundraiser early by accepting donations for our t-shirt fund to their PayPal. We greatly appreciate everyone who made a donation onto there! We will deposit all the funds raised there onto here as soon as we are able to.
Thank you all for your support!
As of the morning of May 2nd the GoFundMe site has 72 donations and raised $2,665.
Keep in mind there may be additional funds coming from the Community Foundation of Carroll County as noted above in the GoFundMe description.
The next regular Board (Carroll County Board of Education) meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board offices.
Here are past articles on the topic from various resources:
The Carroll County school board voted Wednesday to develop a new policy on the use of political symbols, specifically flags, inside public school buildings after rainbow pride flags were donated to county schools. https://t.co/fOmefFeELl
— Carroll County Times (@CCTNews) April 14, 2022
Fox News covers the controversy around rainbow Pride flags donated to Carroll County Public Schoolshttps://t.co/rovy29Q6v5#CarrollCountyMD
— Carroll County Observer (@CarrollObserver) April 19, 2022
Carroll County school board to develop new policy on political symbols https://t.co/UdFvUWPCwp
— Post Local (@postlocal) April 19, 2022