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Columbia Public Schools Issues Apology for Some Aspects of the Drag Show Controversy

The Columbia Public Schools Superintendent has written a letter to families apologizing to parents frustrated about the level of communication regarding last month’s diversity breakfast that included three drag queens who performed before students.

The event, which was organized by the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs, has been blasted by Missouri’s Governor, Attorney General, and by some parents.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Yearwood’s letter says for some, the event demonstrated the importance of inclusion. He also apologizes to parents who have expressed frustration about the level of communication provided to parents.

Yearwood’s letter says the district will review it’s permission slip process that incorporates feedback from parents.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey says transporting students to a drag show likely violates state law.