DCSD board member suspended by Girl Scouts

Posted at 8:26 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 00:39:11-04

Douglas County School Board Director Judi Reynolds, who is under internal investigation for allegedly bullying a student, has been suspended and since resigned from her position with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

"We take any complaints made against Girl Scout volunteers seriously and our top priority is always creating a safe space for girls," a Girl Scouts spokesperson told Denver7 Reporter Mark Boyle.

Grace Davis, the 16-year-old Ponderosa High School student who takes credit for organizing a protest at the school in March, asked for the resignation of Board President Meghann Silverthorn and Director Judi Reynolds.

Davis said she was bullied and intimidated in a closed-door meeting with the two board members before the protest on March 9, 2016.

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The two school board members were able to walk into a school and meet with a student behind closed doors without being questioned by the school’s administration. That begs the question, why were they granted special access to a meeting room so easily when other members of the public have to undergo rigorous security screenings?

According to Silverthorn, the two board members had arranged a time to meet with Davis and Davis was expecting them, but building administration officials were not aware of the planned meeting.

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