Redmond School District

The Redmond School Board approved a controversial former Bend principal to fill an open board seat for the upcoming school year, drawing concern from some parents whose children attended the high school she led for more than six years.

Alice DeWittie, the former principal of Summit High School in Bend, was unanimously appointed by the board June 22 to fill the vacant seat after board member Jill Cummings resigned. DeWittie is scheduled to take the oath of office at a Redmond School Board meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The position runs through June 30, 2023, according to the district’s agenda.

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Bryce Dole is an education reporter with The Bulletin. He previously worked as a government and public safety reporter with the East Oregonian. He grew up in Grants Pass and has lived in Oregon all his life.

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I have O- blood

No rhesus factor

I don't descend from monkeys

So yeah i believe in creation theory. Why can't both theories exist and be respected?

Geez just like Covid. Question the science and the mob squeals and suppresses free speech.

Transitory Inflation

One is a theory and one is a made-up belief that cannot be falsified, so it gets zero respect from people that know how to think. But I do agree you do not descend from monkeys. You descend from apes.




Science tells you that you have type O blood.

You may believe in Creation Theory but have forgotten about the separation of Church and State that's a part of the founding of our nation, and nobody said anything about not respecting your belief.

As to Covid, what are your beliefs on the subject. Masks help or don't? Vaccines help or don't?


And these are exactly the kinds of people that need to be denied school board positions! This is happening throughout the county, they are weaseling their way into our lives even though the law is clear. Entering science classrooms to talk about creationism? As if dinosaurs and archeology don’t prove some deity didn’t create earth?


We live in nation of free speech and free thinking. Just because one person doesn't like the thinking or verbal expression of someone does not give them authority to put them down for their beliefs. Everyone needs to listen to the other side of ones belief to understand each other. The USA has been built on values that are moral and ethical.


But when their beliefs enter the classroom, then they should be pu I shed. We do not need religion I. Schools. If you want your kids to learn your religion, send them to a religiously affiliated school.

Big Steve


Transitory Inflation

Look, someone taking an ancient desert tribe's religious text literally is probably one of the saner things you'll find bouncing around the heads of contemporary Americans.


This is alarming. Call me old fashioned, but I still believe in the separation of church and state.


That's not old fashioned. It's racist.


Are you saying separation of church and state is racist?


What? keeping your religion out of my kid’s head is racist? What are you talking about


Racist? You didn't pay attention to your American History lessons back in the day, and one of the principles this country was founded upon did you Oneway.

Nice Fox talking head throw out an inflammatory comment tactic there.

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