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Florida School Board Member Defends Kindergarten Field Trip to Popular Gay Bar


America’s public schools are no longer safe for our children.

From Critical Race Theory to transgenderism, America’s children are forced to entertain adult topics at the taxpayers’ expense.

Many parents have taken their concerns to their school boards.

However, with the rise of concerned parents attending school board meetings, the FBI began labeling these parents as “domestic terrorists.”

Threats won’t keep parents away from school board meetings.

And if they did, after reading what one Florida School Board member did with a Kindergarten class, no parent should ever feel scared to show up to a board meeting.

Sarah Leonardi took a kindergarten class from Wilton Manors Elementary to a well-known gay bar for a field trip.

She then took to social media to share her pride, saying, “I was SO honored to be invited to chaperone Wilton Manor Elementary School’s field trip to the incredible Rosie’s!”

Her post included pictures of the children in Rosie’s Bar and Grill and outside by the sign.

The pictures also highlight Wilton Manor Elementary school actively violating Gov. DeSantis’ maskless mandate.

This had the Governor’s press secretary chiming in about the field trip.

Christina Pushaw commented on Leonardi defying DeSantis’ anti-mask mandate order, saying, “she takes little kids to a gay bar on a field trip forcing them to wear masks ‘to keep them safe.'”

She also mentions that perhaps Leonardi did this on purpose to rile parents up for the next board meeting.

If enough concerned parents gave Leonardi “threatening messages,” would she call the FBI?

Rosie’s is a well-known LGBTQ hangout, which shouldn’t even be a topic of discussion for children ages 5-6.

Besides that fact, since when do we take kids to bars on field trips?

This should enrage every parent!

Whatever happened to the zoo or a farm?

Once Leonardi’s post circulated, outrage ensued.

I’m not sure how any educator can think it’s appropriate to have liquor bottles in the background for kindergarteners on a field trip.

The menu is even more disturbing for vulnerable young children.

The bar features items like “The Big Girl Burgers, Rhoda Cowboy, Ivana Hooker, Hellena Bun, Young ranch hand, and Willy Cheesesteak.”

Rosie’s even has a special sauce on the menu called “Smack My Cheeks and Make ‘Em Rosy.”

Fox News reports that Broward County Public Schools defends the field trip.

The school district claims the students ordered their meals from a “student-friendly paper menu that has three child-friendly choices.”

Apparently, the district says Rosie’s is part of the children’s “Unit of Inquiry.”

Here is more from Fox News:

Broward County Public Schools said in a statement, “Wilton Manors Elementary School offers a Unit of Inquiry called, “How we organize ourselves.” In the unit, students learn about neighborhood safety, community helpers, the importance of being a community member, what it takes for a community to be successful, different jobs in a community, and social skills when interacting with others.”

“They also visit a local restaurant, Rosie’s Bar and Grill, which is within walking distance from the school and opens early for the students. The bar and restaurant was not open to the general public while students were present inside. When the business opened, students transitioned to a separate, outside location to order and eat their meals. The students order their meals from a student-friendly paper menu that has three child-friendly choices (see attached student menu). They learn about the types of jobs involved in operating a restaurant, how to pay for their meal, and how to leave a tip for the service they receive. In addition, as part of the field trip, the Wilton Manors Police Department provides traffic assistance for the students so they can see and learn about the different ways police officers support the community.”

Of course, Leonardi isn’t issuing any apologies.

She told the Miami Herald that she defends her decision to take the children to Rosie’s gay bar for their kindergarten class field trip.

One of the owners of Rosie’s is confused over the outrage.

John Zieba told the Miami Herald that children from the school have been coming to the restaurant on field trips for TEN YEARS.

No wonder Leonardi was so proud to take the children there- it’s a Broward public school tradition!

The Miami Herald has more:

“As a School Board member, I am committed to staying engaged with my community. I’m always proud to join classes for field trips and events, especially when our schools are connecting with the vibrant small businesses in my district,” she said Since making the post, Leonardi said she and her family and friends “have been attacked with bigoted comments and death threats.” “These attacks have no place in our society,” she said. “The threats have been referred to the appropriate authorities, and I will continue to work hard to engage with my community, spread positivity, and represent my district on the School Board.”


Wilton Manors principal Melissa Holtz did not immediately respond to questions and requests for comment on the field trip. One of the owners of Rosie’s Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors said he’s confused what all the fuss is about — especially since children from the school have been coming to the restaurant for field trips for about 10 years. “It’s a great experience for the kids to come in and learn how restaurants operate,” John Zieba said. He said the educational value is in the children not only learning math skills from the prices on the menu, but also to see what kitchen managers, chefs and servers do for a living. “Everything’s just been blown way out of proportion for ridiculous purposes,” Zieba said.

Why do kindergarten children need to be exposed to the community of LGBTQ for educational purposes?

It screams indoctrination and propaganda.

There is no purpose in exposing children to the LGBTQ agenda other than desensitizing them and normalizing the behavior.

It’s time parents take a stand and not let this behavior infiltrate our tax-funded schools.

If the schools openly take 5-year-olds to a gay bar, it makes one wonder what they do behind closed doors.


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