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SISD Board removes Bennett from overseeing Fine Arts program, approves special investigation

The Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees, following a closed-door session with attorneys  at noon today (Friday, Nov, 17), voted unanimously voted to remove SISD Superintendent Tyson Bennett from overseeing the district’s fine arts program, effective until further notice, and to hire a third-party special investigator to look into recent events surrounding Sherman High School’s planned production of Oklahoma! After the musical had been cast, including transgender senior Max Hightower in the role of Ali Hakim, Bennett instituted a new policy allowing on students assigned male at birth to play male roles, and only students assigned female at birth to play female roles. Two female students had also been cast in male roles.

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