Ogden Valley Students Appear On KSL
Weber High School teacher Ashley Williams has been suspended after a parent called administrators to complain about an 'inappropriate' genitalia naming exercise. The class is "Adult Roles and financial literacy" and is a college level course taught by a high school teacher through the Concurrent Enrollment program. Concurrent Enrollment allows high school students to receive college credit while still attending high school.
Apparently KSL was also contacted and they originally broke the story on April 11, 2014. Two Weber High Students who reside in Ogden Valley, Austin Hanni and James Allen, were interviewed for the story, which can be seen by clicking here.
Teacher suspended over 'inappropriate' lesson
The Standard followed up with
"We had some students who reported to administration that a teacher was having an exercise where they were put into groups, male and female, to come up with names for genitalia," said Nate Taggart, spokesman for the Weber School District. "These were any names that the kids could come up with, and then they were listed on the board ... on the whiteboard."
Upon hearing the students' concerns, administration went to Williams' classroom.
"It was still on the whiteboard, and they had her erase it immediately," said Taggart.
In an Ogden Valley Forum exclusive, we were able to obtain a photo of the words that were written on the whiteboard.
Many of the words are explicit so we will post the photo on our archive page. By clicking on the link you acknowledge that you may be viewing 'inappropriate' slang words that are used to describe genitalia. Click here to view the whiteboard.
The Standard added an article Monday evening written by Rachel Trotter.
What do you think Ogden Valley Forum faithful?
Weber High School teacher Ashley Williams was teaching a method learned at a Current Technical Education Conference last summer when she instructed students to list slang terms for genitalia, according to a teachers union official,
The conference was paid for by Weber School District. Williams is currently on paid administrative leave while district officials investigate accusations of an inappropriate lesson taught in her "Adult Roles and Financial Literacy Class" on Friday. One parent, whose child is enrolled in the class, said parents signed a statement allowing their children to attend the class and acknowledging the subject matter. The parent, who asked not to be identified, supports Williams.
Was the exercise inappropriate?
Should the teacher be reprimanded?
Update: 4/15/2014 @ 9:00 am
We think the Standard's Mark Saal nailed it this morning with:
I am in no way excusing what this teacher did in her "Adult Roles and Financial Literacy" class. I'm just saying that on a scale of 1-to-10, with 10 being the absolute worst thing that could happen at your kid's school, this rates a 2 -- maybe a 3, tops.
Walking onto school property and opening fire? There's a 10. Teacher having sex with a student? Another 10. Bullying? Arguably, and depending upon the severity, an 8. Cheating on tests? There's a 6 or a 7. All that food getting thrown out after school lunch? A solid 5.