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SF Middle Schoolers 'Discouraged' When Election Results Withheld

(KTVU)

By    |   Monday, 19 Oct 2015 01:41 PM

A San Francisco middle school principal is withholding results of a student election because the winners don't reflect the racial diversity of the 80 percent non-white Mission District school — a move that has parents and students up-in-arms.

"That is concerning to me because as principal I want to make sure all voices are heard from all backgrounds," Everett Middle School Principal Lena Van Haren tells KTVU television about the Oct. 10 vote.

"We're not nullifying the election, we're not canceling the election, and we're not saying this didn't count," she adds.

But parent Bianca Guitierrez says her seventh grade son, who ran for class representative, "feels really discouraged."

"If we can't teach them the right of how it's supposed to work, then we're letting them down," she tells the station. "[T]hey're confused about what's the issue."

Another seventh grader who ran for office tells station KRON the school is ignoring the students' voices.

"The organizers are saying things like, 'We want everyone's voice to be heard,' but in truth, the voters' voices are not being heard," Sebastian Kaplan tells the station. "Most kids are in agreement that the results need to come out because kids worked really hard on it."

While keeping the results secret, the principal told Sebastian the school could add positions to better reflect the student body, KRON reports.

"The whole school voted for those people, so it is not like people rigged the game," he says. "But in a way, now it is kind of being rigged."

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A San Francisco middle school principal is withholding results of a student election because the winners don't reflect the racial diversity of the 80 percent non-white Mission District school - a move that has parents and students up-in-arms.
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