Objection procedure may be too slow to matter
Updated: November 5, 2012 7:02AM
The parent who objected to two graphic movies in a Hinsdale South High School film class said at least one of the films will be shown before the district finishes its review of his objection.
Victor Casini, whose son is taking the film as literature class, said American Beauty was scheduled to be shown this week.
The District 86 superintendent, South High School principal and other school staff did not respond to email or calls asking for comments.
Casini was the first parent to formally object to that film and Brokeback Mountain being shown to high school students because of the provocative subject matter and vulgar language in the films.
“Here’s a process I am trying to follow and in the meantime, they go forward anyway,” Casini said Monday.
Casini filed a formal curriculum objection under District 86 School Board’s Uniform Grievance Procedure. An outside investigator was asked to review Casini’s objection. His written report was due to Superintendent Nicholas Wahl by Sept. 26, but he asked for and received an extension. The superintendent has five school days to give his written decision once the report is in. ~.