VIDEO: Community pushback gets school board to rescind decision on denying gay actor’s visit

By Graham Harrington

April 29, 2024

Cumberland Valley School Board offered a public apology and voted to reinstate Maulik Pancholy as a guest speaker a week after the board voted to ban him over his sexuality and anti-bullying advocacy.

Dr. Mike Verber, a Camp Hill area dentist and Republican, mentioned how last week’s vote will hurt the school district’s reputation for years to come.

“As a school board, I think the number one job is to recruit, retain and inspire educators,” Verber said. “We have damaged that forever. Every applicant, forever, will Google us and see this.”

 

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Cumberland Valley School Board offered a public apology and voted to reinstate Maulik Pancholy as a guest speaker a week after the board voted to ban him over his sexuality and anti-bullying advocacy. Dr. Mike Verber, a Camp Hill area dentist and Republican, mentioned how last week’s vote will hurt the school district’s reputation for years to come. “As a school board, I think the number one job is to recruit, retain and inspire educators,” Verber said. “We have damaged that forever. Every applicant, forever, will Google us and see this.” #Pennsylvanian #Pennsylvanialife #Harrisburg #HarrisburgPA #LGBTQNews #30Rock #PhineasandFerb #Pennsylvania #LGBTQ #Queernews #antibullying #antiracism #PAPolitics #CumberlandValley

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  • Graham Harrington

    Graham Harrington is The Keystone's social media manager. As a multimedia journalist, he has written for the Denisonian, PAC News, and Today’s Patient. Graham lives in Delaware County and is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

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