Posted on May 12, 2022

Turpin’s Diversity Day Will Not Happen This Year, Event Canceled After Backlash From School Board

Christian LeDuc, WCPO, May 10, 2022

Turpin High School’s diversity day will not happen this year, according to a weekly newsletter shared with all Forest Hills School District students and staff.

Earlier this month, the school board voted 4-0 to put the event on hold after deciding it will no longer happen during school hours, use school resources or be paid for by taxpayers.


The decision comes one month after the long-running event was postponed by the school board so parents could review the agenda and speakers to sign permission slips.

Board member Leslie Rasmussen said she refused to vote. She accused her fellow board members of lying about their reasoning for interfering with the student driven event.

{snip} “They said it’s full of Critical Race Theory and social justice. And that’s it. They have made this political.”


According to the National Education Center for Statistics, the demographic of the Forest Hill School District is 90% white, 3% black, 3% Hispanic and 2% Asian.