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Fresno Unified board member under fire after addressing Bullard High cheerleaders

Fresno Unified board member under fire after addressing Bullard High cheerleaders


STEFANI A NUMBER OF CHEERLEADER PARENTS AT FRESNO’S BULLARD HIGH ANGRY TONIGHT WITH A FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER. THEY SAY TERRY SLATIC INTIMIDATED THEIR DAUGHTERS. STEFANI IT STEMS FROM AN INCIDENT LAST MONTH…WHEN ONE MEMBER OF THE SQUAD… MADE A POST TO SOCIAL MEDIA…WHILE IN BLACKFACE. THAT POST WENT VIRAL — AND TRIGGERED ANGER IN THE COMMUNITY. THE RIPPLE EFFECTS ARE STILL BEING FELT. [A24]SLATIC BULLARD CONTROVERSY-1X1 BOX STEFANI KIRSTEN MITCHELL JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE. KIRSTEN…WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TWO TEAM MEMBERS INVOLVED IN THE BLACKFACE INCIDENT? KIRSTEN THEY’RE STILL ON THE CHEER TEAM . BUT WE’RE TOLD THEY’RE BEING LEFT OUT OF TEAM EVENTS. SLATIC SAYS HE WENT TO BULLARD TO TRY TO MAKE PEACE. BUT SOME PARENTS SAY HE MADE TROUBLE INSTEAD. Terry Slatic, Fresno Unified School Board Member 29;37;17 “I prefer to use the analogy of the movie mean girls. 29;40;23 SLATIC SAYS THAT SINCE THE BLACKFACE INCIDENT THERE’S BEEN FRICTION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF BULLARDS CHEERLEADING TEAM. HE SAYS THE TWO GIRLS INVOLVED ARE BEING LEFT OUT OF TEAM EVENTS. Terry Slatic, Fresno Unified School Board Member 41;28;29″ the emails to be this place at this time and this meeting so somehow that fell through the cracks and they were somehow considered off the team and that was not part of any punishment.” 41;40;25 SLATIC IS NOW UNDER FIRE- AFTER TALKING TO THE CHEER TEAM AT A PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY. Terry Slatic, Fresno Unified School Board Member 12;45;08 “I did not come barging in. I was introduced. Whether they knew I was coming or not, that’s not on me that’s on the superintendent.” 12;53;15 SLATIC SAYS HE’S A FORMER CHEER DAD HIMSELF… HE SAYS HE POINTED THAT OUT TO FRESNO UNIFIED SUPER INTENDENT BOB NELSON AND OFFERED TO INTERVENE. SLATIC SAYS NELSON AGREED. BUT SOME PARENS SAY HIS DEMEANOR LEFT THEIR DAUGHTERS IN TEARS. Terry Slatic, Fresno Unified School Board Member 49;27;28 “I sensed none of that, none of them got up and ran out of the room crying in my 4-5 minute talk.” 49;35;08 TERANCE FRAZIER HAS A DAUGHTER ON THE CHEER TEAM HE SENT US A STATEMENT THAT SAYS IN PART…… FS: “I’M INFRURIATED….AN D FOUND IT UNACCEPTABLE THAT SLATIC SHOWED UP TO INTIMIDATE AND GET THEM TO BE QUIET ABOUT HOW THEY FEEL HAVING GIRLS ON THEIR TEAM THAT ENGAGED IN INAPPROPRIATE AND RACIST AND VERY OFFENSIVE ACTIVITY ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS…. ” Stacy Williams, Social Equity Advocate 15;12;15 “He’s a grown man, to come into a meeting with young girls and cheerleaders and yell and berate them, i mean pick on someone your own size.” 15;22;25 CONCERNED PARENTS AND STUDENTS REACHED OUT TO SOCIAL EQUITY ADVOCATE STACY WILLIAMS AFTER THE BLACKFACE INCIDENT.. SHE SAYS THE DISTRICT DID NOT ENCOURAGE SLATIC TO ADDRESS THE TEAM. Stacy Williams, Social Equity Advocate 17;50;24 “The district doesnt want to work with the community and bridge the gap and make further change, they want to handle it the way they’ve been handling it and obviously thats not working for them.” 18;00;26 [A27]SLATIC BULLARD CONTROVERSY-LIVE KIRSTEN WILLIAMS SAYS HER TEAM IS LOOKING INTO THE PROCEDURE TO RECALL SLATIC FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD.. REPORTING LIVE IN FRESNO KIRSTEN MITCHELL KSEE 24 LOCAL

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