Janesville superintendent apologizes after marriage equality video shown in class

CREATED May 14, 2014

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"I think it should have been more balanced.  I don't think it should be a part of school," said Craig High School Parent, Leah Discher.

The Janesville School District is getting heat from some parents, and a grandparent, for showing a pro-gay marriage video during the school day.  The superintendent has now publicly apologized.
 
"I don't remember if I was told to issue an apology, but I chose to do that because I thought it was the right thing to do," said Superintendent Karen Schulte.
 
The Gay Straight Alliance Club chose this video as a part of the national Day of Silence to bring awareness to gay and lesbian issues.  The video was shown during the advisory period at Craig High School.
 
"We're not shying away from controversial issues, we want to make sure they are done appropriately," Schulte said.
 
Schulte explains school policies weren't followed, and the video should have been balanced with another video, or parents should have been notified ahead of time.  Parents say the apology was needed, students explain they didn't have a problem with the video.
 
"I believe it was the right thing to do," Discher said.
 
"I think it was ok.  There's nothing that was bad or offensive," said Craig High School Senior Tori Levy.