More Drama/Division from WJUSD Trustee Emily MacDonald at 10/12 Board Meeting

Woodland Joint Unified School District Trustee Emily MacDonald again wasted time engaging in political posturing rather than doing the work of governing. Despite the requirement that Woodland schools implement coursework in Ethnic Studies, Trustee MacDonald bizarrley tried to claim it was a “luxury item” that the District shouldn’t fund. Further, she refused to state out loud what item she was referring to, only calling it “Purchase Order 3” on the list of expenditures the Board was agreeing to fund. [Read More]

Reaffirming Support for All Woodland Youth

WJUSD Board meeting 8/10/2023 Item H Resolution 2-24 “Resolution Reaffirming Support for All Woodland Youth” Trustee MacDonald’s concerns about the resolution were as follows: Formatting of the resolution The amount of work for staff She was unsure what the terms indoctrination and implicit bias meant and thought they should be defined in the resolution She wasn’t sure if the implicit bias trainings were mandatory for students or not (they are not, they are mandatory to be offered to students) She requested that the resolution come back to the board with changes. [Read More]

Trustee Area 2 Voters Launch Recall Effort Against Emily MacDonald

Photo credit: “Recall MacDonald” Campaign Committee On June 28, 2023, Woodland residents packed the Woodland Joint Unified School District’s boardroom to voice their concerns regarding comments made by Trustee Emily MacDonald regarding the transgender and LGBTQIA+ community. During the school board’s annual presentation of a resolution recognizing June and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Trustee MacDonald referred to transgender people as a “social contagion” and stated that the “normalization of transgender identity” has had “unintended consequences. [Read More]