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Shaun Fink has spent much of this year on the Indian River School Board fighting over gay and lesbian issues in the curriculum.

This week he decided to quit the board after “its acquiescence to the homosexual agenda within the district.”

In February the school board adopted a health curriculum that included LGBT terms.

Fink added that while he was leaving he had great affection for his fellow board members.

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Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” has created a maelstrom in the Cape Henlopen School District where two board members say parents should be able to screen their children’s curriculum for explicit content before they begin classes.

During a meeting last night board members Sandi Minard and Jennifer Burton delivered impassioned arguments saying they were concerned about literature that they said had violence, despair and sexual references.

They said they did not want to ban the book but just alert parents about the material and let them decide.