Elanco Arrogance Inspires Mom To Run For School Board — A silver lining in the dark cloud of the last two years is that citizens are waking up and getting involved.
Jennifer Jarvis of Lancaster County, Pa. attended her first school board meeting last month. She was concerned about the Eastern Lancaster County School District’s (Elanco) stringent mandatory mask policy and the affect it would have on her seven-year-old son who has autism and a sensory processing disorder.
The school board brushed her concerns aside with condescension and arrogance.
Mrs. Jarvis wouldn’t quit, though, and her story hit a nerve. Other parents came to her side.
Oh but the hornet’s nest was kicked. If you can’t trust your elected officials to do what’s right when they aren’t being watched, you can’t trust your elected officials.
Mrs. Jarvis decided to launch a last minute write-in campaign for the Nov. 2 school board election. Four seats are contested. All incumbents are running but besides Ms. Jarvis there are two other write-in candidates.
She says one thinks like her but they are not coordinating their campaigns. The other thinks the opposite of her.
Mrs. Jarvis, though, seems to have captured the imagination. People are approaching her with concerns long ignored.
One person described how a copy of Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green had been circulated from the Garden Spot High School/Middle School Library, and the school officials shrugged off complaints.
The book, ostensibly about an eating disorder, includes illustrations of sexual relations that are rather graphic for a school book.
Mrs. Jarvis said that someone from neighboring Conestoga Valley School District informed her that district is planning an in-school Covid vaccination clinic. She investigated and confirmed it is being considered.
We are wishing you well Mrs. Jarvis.
Again, sorry for the below image but it was in a school book.