“[It] sends a bad message to girls that girls have to say ‘yes,’ [and it] sends a bad message to boys that girls they can’t say ‘no,'” the mom told Fox 13.
“We want to promote kindness, and so we want you to say yes when somebody asks you to dance,” he told Fox 13.
However, on Monday, the district announced that it had changed its Valentine’s Day dance policy.
“We certainly understand the concern and would never want to promote a mindset where students don’t feel like they have the option to say no,” the district said.
Now schools in the district have been told to “eliminate any sort of language in the instructions surrounding these dances that would suggest a student must dance with another student.”