Valley View Elementary School Teacher Clarifies Misunderstanding on Ash Wednesday Incident

MEDIA ADVISORY
March 11, 2019 

Valley View Elementary School Teacher Clarifies Misunderstanding on Ash Wednesday Incident

What
Valley View Elementary School teacher Moana Patterson will offer a statement regarding the misunderstanding with a student on Ash Wednesday.

“Since learning about the incident, I visited the school, met with a group of parents from the student’s class, talked with student’s father and school district officials,” said Senator Todd Weiler, whose district includes Valley View Elementary. “I believe this has been an educational opportunity for me, my family, the Bountiful community and our state.” 

Senator Weiler, Patterson and parents from Valley View Elementary will discuss ways for us, as teachers and as a community, to be more prepared to recognize and respect religious differences.

Who:   
Sen. Todd Weiler
Moana Patterson, Valley View school teacher

When:             
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. 

Where:          
Utah State Capitol – Presentation Room
350 State St., Suite 320, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Contact:
Aundrea Peterson
Director of Communications | Utah Senate
aundreapeterson@le.utah.gov

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