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Camas Schools Staff Equity Training, August 2021
This is the transcript of a video, shown to staff during Equity training, in which students gave their impressions of the presence of racism in Camas School District. Source of this transcript is Camas Schools, as the result of a records request.


Sept 2021

CHS Freshman Orientation "you can either be a good person or you can be a Republican" Incident
Speaker Yshai Boussi
Monday, Aug 30, 2021

The claim:

Screen shot of parent concern posted on Facebook over Freshman orientation assembly where an invited speaker, Yshai Boussi, reportedly said "you can either be a good person or you can be a Republican."

School Response:

Screen shot of Camas School District response to Freeman assembly incident.

Yshai Boussi Apologizes For Condemning Republicans At Chs Freshman Orientation
Lacamas Magazine, Sept 3, 2021

Video response by Speaker Yshai Boussi
Archived (MOV file)

Boussi Counseling Facebook Page

Aug 2021

Camas Schools Staff 2021 Equity Training
Included Critical Race Theory content

Camas School Board Meeting Video, 07/26/2021
Excellent patron opposition to Camas Schools' use of Critical Race Theory


Camas parents defend school board, district’s anti-racism work
Speakers say vocal critics of Camas School District’s equity policy ‘do not represent majority of Camas parents’
Post Record, June 24, 2021

In the weeks following a heated May 10 Camas School Board meeting featuring a group of vocal Camas-area residents who railed against the school district’s “woke” agenda, COVID-19 mask mandates, remote learning and racial justice and equity programs, dozens of Camas parents have written letters and spoken out in defense of the school district and its elected school board officials.

Land Acknowledgement Statements Used By CSD:

New Discourses: Land Acknowledgment Statements - The Cultural Violence of the Academic Elite, Apr 5, 2021

June 2021

Camas Schools Response To Critical Race Theory Concerns:

Critical Race Theory In Camas Schools
From CSD Equity Community Forum

The webpage below was reported to be on the CSD website from at least Sept 2020 to March 2021, at which time it was taken down.  The next web page was reported up in May 2021.

Student News from Skyridge Middle School, Camas, May 20, 2021
Archived (MP4)

Starts with a pro gender dysphoria presentation by students.

May 2021
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

News article: School district [not Camas] keeps explicit book in school, parents outraged

We've heard from two parents that ‘The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian’ is assigned reading for 7th graders at Liberty Middle School in Camas.  See below for examples of the objectionable sexual content of the book.  The news article link above gives further examples.  See also

Lacamas Magazine, May 11, 2021

Camas, WA — Monday’s first in-person Camas School Board meeting in more than a year got very pointed and personal during the public comments section time. Parents emphasized in very clear words their distrust and frustration in how the school board is handling the pandemic at every stage: from remote learning to reopening, face mask usage, as well as a push to drive critical race theory and equity programs into the schools stating its flaming the fans of racism. 

Apr 2021

A Camas Mom talks about her experience opting her son out of CSE in the Camas School District.
Parents' Rights In Education

"I was never notified in any format that my 6th grader would be participating in a sex ed program beginning the week after spring break. My son came home the Thursday prior to spring break to inform me of this. I went on the Camas district office website and found out that opting out was not so easy. After parents view the aids/hiv portion of the program they can fill out a request to opt our kids out. (That does not mean it will be approved.) I called the district office who forwarded me to the school my son attends, Skyridge Middle School in Camas WA to ask about the opt out form.

Feb 2021

CSD Community Equity Forum
Parents Rights In Education

I attended this to get an idea of what is going on in our school district. They are encouraging all district employees to use their preferred pronouns after all communications (he/him, she/her, they/them). They are hoping to push many of these ideas down to the elementary level. The school board equity rules allows any child who identifies as a different gender to use the bathrooms, locker rooms, I think even sports participation can be based on gender preferences. I'm homeschooling my elementary and middle school kids this year but when my daughter, who is in 10th grade and attending our school district's online only school, overheard me discussing the pronouns use, she told me her teachers are doing that after their names in their emails to her. I don't believe many parents are aware this is happening. There is definitely an agenda being pushed. I don't know yet what the implementation of this is in every school or age level but there are definitely those who hope to get it to all of them. Parents need to pay attention and not be afraid to speak up. Don't let the pressure of political correctness keep you from voicing your concerns if you have them.

June 2020

White Fragility Training

Below, Camas School District offers a class to their employees called Understanding White Fragility:

From Swanson, Kari L.

Sent on behalf of Wendy Wick and Chrissie Woodruff

Hello Camas Staff,

Here is information about a PD opportunity presented by Camas teachers, Wendy Wick and Chrissie Woodruff. The maximum number of participants is 15. Register through pdEnroller.

Camas School District has White Fragility books available for check out. If you would like one, please contact Kari Swanson.

Please contact Wendy Wick or Chrissie Woodruff with any questions. Thank you!

VAI1529 Understanding White Fragility: An exploration based on the work of Robin DiAngelo


Monday June 29 2020 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Monday July 6 2020 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Monday July 13 2020 10:00 AM 12:00 PM  Cached

Additional Information:

Here's a supporting article on white fragility: Everything you need to know about white fragility -

White people are racists because they are white – Tucker Rips “Poisonous Garbage” White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo on “White Fragility” on PBS

Ben Shapiro: 7 Reasons Why "White Fragility" is the Worst Book Ever

Ben Shapiro Destroys the Concept of White Privilege

Contact information in case you are concerned -

 Emails to the school board in case you're motivated to address -.


Jun 2019

Dr. Williams introduces her TED talk (further below), mentioning Critical Race Theory ...
Achived copy

Dr. Charlene Williams, Camas Schools Assistant Superintendent
What to stop and start doing in America's race conversation
TED Talk


Camas School District implements new equity policy
Post Record, June 6, 2019

A mother’s heartbreak. A child’s anger. Eventually, a call for change.
Dauda Woodruff’s life was altered after he discovered a photo of himself posted on the OfferUp app in 2017, during his freshman year at Camas High School.
“Field hand for sale,” the post read. “Needs some whipping sometimes, but has a strong back. Will make a great slave.”
Those words shocked Woodruff, who was born and grew up in Sierra Leone, Africa, before being adopted by Darren and Chrissie Woodruff, of Camas, in 2015.


Camas School District – Sexual Health and Gender Identity Meeting – March 20 2019
SW Washington Education

On March 20, 2019, the Camas School District held a closed event to make a presentation about Sexual Health and Gender Identity in association with the districts ongoing curriculum development. Following is the information we’ve been able to gather using the Public Record Request process. We believe the information to be accurate. Should you have different information or clarifications please let us know and we’ll review, investigate and amend as needed.

Aug 2018

Camas Educators: Let's Talk About Sex
Camas/Washougal Post Record

See Online article here

See print article here