Monday, May 24, 2010
"Oakwood Principal Sheila Tillett Holas was put on leave today, Thiel Mather said. The division began its investigation after The Pilot asked school leaders this week about the fetus dolls."
The anatomically correct, "squooshy" dolls which came with an information card explaining that even tho some don't
believe life starts until birth, the baby's life has been a journey for nine months prior to delivery.
"The teacher said that attached to the dolls was a card with a "pro-life" message and information on fetal growth.
Board member Kirk Houston Sr. said he examined one of the dolls. "Very life like, and it's a pro-life tool," he said. "To be quite honest, that is so incredible to me, that a staff member would do something so ... entirely inappropriate and unacceptable." He said board members "were all pretty dumbfounded."
If you agree that it is wise to help our young people understand the infinite value of pre-natal life, and that this effort is far more valuable in educating young people about human life and the biological development of the pre-born than Planned Parenthood's sexuality training in schools, please support Oakwood Principal Sheila Tillett Holas, who was put on administrative leave, please call the school and voice your dismay about this principal's treatment. Ask for the phone
number of School Board Chairman Stephen Tonelson. Let the Superintendant Stephen Jones know that you support
honesty in education.
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Oakwood Elementary School
900 Asbury Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23513-2899
Superintendant Jones - 757-628-3830
Chief of Operations - Michael Spencer - 757-628-3930
Chairman of the School Board Stephen Tonelson - 757-423-7176