Local district confiscates high school baseball team caps that had ‘thin blue line’ patch on them | News Headlines

EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Eureka High School moms and dads state spots on the baseball group’s hats weren’t suggested to be political, however rather a program of assistance for the military and very first responders.

“Eureka is a really strong community when it comes to military, their firefighters, their police, EMS, everybody,” stated previous firemen and Eureka High School moms and dad Kate Moore.

Monday, moms and dads stated school administrators seized the gamers’ hats. They were embroidered with a logo design of the American flag and colored lines representing assistance for the military, firemens and cops. Kate Moore functioned as a firemen for twenty years and has actually 2 kids registered at Eureka High, she states the district might have managed things another method.

“It’s just the manner in which it was brought up,” she stated.

Rockwood Superintendent Mark Miles sent out a letter to moms and dads mentioning the spots break the National Federation of State High School Association policies. The letter is listed below:

As you understand, we are devoted to promoting an environment that appreciates and values every person within our Rockwood neighborhood. I have actually spoken with a variety of moms and dads and neighborhood members concerning the choice to eliminate baseball caps at Eureka High School that show a thin blue line flag. We are bound as a public entity to avoid promoting for any specific political group or cause, and having any kind of political sign on our uniforms breaches district, state and National Federation of State High School Associations policies.

As we shared with members of the Eureka group and their moms and dads, by following these policies, we are not decreasing our assistance and gratitude for cops and all very first responders. The Rockwood School District definitely supports the males and females who are our partners in police. They are our moms and dads, personnel, partners and neighborhood members who put their lives on the line for us every day. We likewise acknowledge that the thin blue line represents various things to various individuals, based upon a person’s viewpoint and their special experiences with police. Any political or possibly dissentious sign has no put on our uniforms. I guarantee you that we are examining our procedures associated with the purchase of sports uniforms at all of our schools.

The Rockwood School District is devoted to promoting a culture of belonging. We continue to evaluate the district’s policies, practices and systems with a fair and inclusive lens. The objective of this work is to enhance awareness and establish particular methods that will allow us to progress efficiently and authentically as we aim to satisfy the requirements of all trainees.

It is essential for us to utilize this scenario as a knowing chance to promote significant and considerate discussion and to grow more powerful as a school district and as a neighborhood. As grownups, our trainees are wanting to us to set an example and supporter for an inviting environment for all viewpoints. Extending regard, empathy and self-respect towards all people must be our focus. Thank you for your continued collaboration in assistance of all of our trainees.


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Mark T. Miles, Ph.D.


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