Mentor School Board Policy: “Don’t Tell the Parents”

September 13, 2022

Thanks to the Lake County Liberty Coalition for this information.

I will be at the Mentor School Board meeting tonight with camera in hand.

Brian Massie, concerned citizen


Mentor School District has made national news:

On Aug. 31, Mentor Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Timothy Hamman sent an email to teachers in grades 6-12 saying they don’t have to notify parents of a name or pronoun change if the student only requests it informally and does not ask for it to be changed in Google or the Infinite Campus parent portal.

“If a student shares with a teacher what preferred name they would like to be called, and the student does not want it changed in IC or Google, there really is no need to go any further,” the email, obtained by Parents Defending Education (PDE) and shared exclusively with Fox News Digital, stated.

“That teacher can just use those preferred pronouns/name with the student and there is no need to share the info with any other staff member or family member unless the student would like additional support with this throughout the year.”

You can hear discussion with Mentor School Board member Annie Payne on Always Right Radio with Bob Franz starting at 1:21:20 here: (Unfortunately the interview gets get off at 1:31:18)

With such a spotlight on the community, there is bound to be fireworks at the school board meeting TONIGHT, Tuesday September 13 at 7pm, at the Mentor Fine Arts Center at the high school: 6477 Center St, Mentor, OH 44060. 

Please show your support for Annie Payne and the rights of parents to know what is going with their children.  

Lake County Liberty Coalition



Lake County Liberty Coalition



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