On Monday, GayRVA.com reported student feedback regarding starting a new Gay-Straight Alliance at Cosby High School in Chesterfield County.
According to several students, administration had blocked the GSA citing that the organization was “too controversial.” While Chesterfield County Public Schools did not return calls from GayRVA, the Chesterfield Observer reports that the club was denied based on deadline.
Tim Bullis, director of community relations, says students were not told the proposed club was “too controversial,” as claimed by Rachel Fisher, a 17-year-old Cosby senior. He said the GSA was denied because the group did not meet the Jan. 1 cutoff for new clubs to begin, citing a request by the school board in 2006. That requirement is not listed in the school system’s policy manual.
The publication also interviewed neighboring schools that currently have GSAs for reaction. According to the article, students at Cosby may also hold a peaceful protest.