Principal Withholds Election Results After 'Too Many White Kids' Win

Principal Withholds Election Results After 'Too Many White Kids' Win

Principal Withholds Election Results After 'Too Many White Kids' Win

School principal Lena Van Haren withheld the results of a student council election because she felt the results were not representative of the student body.Van Haren is the principal at Everett Middle School in San Francisco.

“It’s not okay for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white,” she told the San Francisco Chronicle. “The easy thing would have been to announce the results and move on. I intentionally did not choose the easy way because this is so important.”

No accusations of cheating were made about the election so the legitimacy of the results were not in question. The only issue was that the results lacked diversity. The final vote results were held for a week and parents were contacted about how to have a more representative government.

“This is complex, but as a parent and a principal, I truly believe it behooves us to be thoughtful about our next steps here so we have a diverse student council that is truly representative of all voices at Everett,” she wrote to parents.

Some of the students seemed aware of the problems with the principal's decision. "I feel like it is disrespectful to all the people who were running,” student Sebastian Kaplan told television station KRON. “The whole school voted for those people, so it is not like people rigged the game, but in a way – now it is kind of being rigged.”

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