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Audrie & Daisy Documentary Opt-Out

All Sioux City Community School District students in 9th grade and mentor students from the Mentors in Violence Prevention program will be shown the documentary Audrie & Daisy in the fall.

After watching the movie, students will participate in professionally facilitated small group discussions to develop a deeper understanding of the sensitive content covered in the film.

Audrie & Daisy is a feature-length film that covers the stories of high school students Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. Both Audrie and Daisy were sexually assaulted while intoxicated and unconscious, by boys they knew and trusted. In the aftermath, both girls discovered the crimes were documented on cell phones, they were harassed on social media, and both attempted to take their own lives.

The film examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools, and communities when two young women are victims of sexual assault and find that these crimes against them have been caught on camera. The documentary also takes a hard look at American teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying.

We feel very fortunate to offer our students the opportunity to watch the documentary and then engage in these meaningful conversations. Unfortunately, this topic is becoming all too common for our youth. If, for any reason, you do not want your child to watch the documentary, please complete this form by September 15, 2019.

My signature below states: I do not want my child/children shown the documentary Audrie & Daisy in the fall. I understand that a neutral activity will be provided for them during the time the documentary is shown and that there is no penalty for not participating. I understand that this refusal of consent needs to be received by the school system no later than September 15, 2019. 

Name(s) of child/children who will not be shown the documentary Audrie & Daisy in the fall:

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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.

The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Inquiries or grievances, including Section 504 grievances and grievances under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, gomezj2@live.siouxcityschools.com. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.