Centennial superintendent arrested, charged with Child Abuse and
UTICA, NE – Centennial Public Schools Superintendent Tim DeWaard has been arrested on charges of Child Abuse and Third-Degree Sexual Assault.
The Seward County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Tuesday afternoon that its investigation resulted in the arrest of DeWaard, 56, of Utica.
The Sheriff’s Office said his arrest was in relation “to charges involving a high school aged student.”
Authorities said bail was set for DeWaard at $50,000. He posted bail, and he was released from jail.
“This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Seward County Sheriff’s Department with assistance from the York County Sheriff’s Department. Our office is working closely with Centennial Public School officials, and their cooperation is appreciated during this time,” Seward County investigators said.
No further information is being released at this time, as the investigation remains ongoing.
DeWaard has been the superintendent at Centennial since July 1, 2007.
Before coming to Centennial, he served as principal and/or superintendent at Eustis-Farnam, Valentine and Tri-County.
He has been involved with the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association and the Nebraska Council of School Administrators.
In 2018, he received the University of Nebraska at Kearney Leaders in Education and Service Award.
According to public records, Dewaard recently signed a new contract that went into effect on July 1, and paid him $168,000 a year.
A recent tweet from Dewaard on July 8 said he was entering his 35th year in education.
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Tell Congress to Stop Using Our Tax Dollars
to Fund PBS
WE THE PEOPLE Demand and Deserve Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination
One Million Moms is asking you to encourage your member of Congress to support Rep. Doug Lamborn’s bill to defund public broadcasting.
Congressman Lamborn (R-CO) has introduced legislation that would stop federal tax dollars from going to Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). According to congressional appropriation records, the federally subsidized Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) receives over $400 million per year, and it sends about $60 million to PBS to promote an ideology of sexual deviancy and to attack religious liberty. This must stop!
PBS has been airing a TV and an online series called Prideland to promote and normalize unbiblical sexuality. By distributing and promoting Prideland, PBS is furthering attacks on Christianity and is making a mockery of the Bible and God’s design for human sexuality.
Healthcare personnel in many states have religious liberty rights and freedom of conscience rights to protect them from the sexual deviancy agenda. PBS is airing LGBTQ+ propaganda to undermine state laws designed to protect healthcare workers’ rights.
In particular, PBS has made it clear that it’s fighting against state laws like Mississippi’s H.B. 1523, which states:
The state government shall not take any discriminatory action against a person wholly or partially on the basis that the person declines to participate in the provision of treatments, counseling, or surgeries related to sex reassignment or gender identity transitioning or declines to participate in the provision of psychological, counseling, or fertility services based upon a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction. …
This law prevents the government from forcing healthcare workers and counselors to provide services that would violate their “sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.” If providing gender identity transition care violates a healthcare worker’s religious belief or conviction, then the state government cannot force the worker to provide that service.
It is clear that PBS is using taxpayer funding to lobby the court of public opinion to subvert state laws that protect religious liberty and rights of conscience for healthcare personnel.
This is not just a Mississippi issue as the PBS Prideland series makes it clear that its sexual deviancy agenda is nationwide.
1MM needs you to take action now. Urge your member of Congress to support Rep. Lamborn’s bill to defund public broadcasting.
Great Response to ‘Habit’ Movie Campaign:
More Signatures Still Needed
One Million Moms is excited about your response to our efforts to halt the release of the upcoming indie film Habit, in which Michael Jackson’s 22-year-old daughter plays a gender-bending Jesus. Thank you for caring enough to take action and make a difference.
Our new goal is 75,000 signatures, so 1MM still needs your help.
There is no time to waste when it comes to stopping this sacrilegious film that mocks Christianity and ridicules people of faith.
According to an alert from Movieguide, “Once a movie has been made, it is almost impossible to stop its release.”
As of April, the film was in post-production, but Movieguide reports that the filmmakers are still searching for a company to distribute Habit and that some executives “have already distanced themselves from the film.” That is why we must not quit!
Help us get the message across that there is no market for this abhorrent film!
If you have not already done so, sign the petition to Elevated Films, the company that owns the U.S. rights to “Habit.” Urge the company to cancel all plans to release this blasphemous film. Thank you to everyone who has already signed the petition. Please share this with your family and friends and encourage them to take action and sign the petition too.
One Million Moms has worked on numerous campaigns to voice our concern over the liberal agenda being pushed on our children through PBS and using our tax dollars to do so.
1MM has worked tirelessly to make others aware by warning, informing, and equipping conservative families and reminding them of who exactly is footing the bill to have our faith insulted and scoff at God.
Recently, 1MM took action regarding PBS launching Prideland the six-episode series of short videos on a dedicated YouTube Channel created by its Digital Studios to celebrate Gay Pride Month.
1MM also completely disapproves of our tax dollars being used particularly to push the LGBT agenda on PBS KIDS. 1MM has launched several petitions to speak out on this issue.
The network attempts to indoctrinate children through shows such as Arthur, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Sesame Street which deliberately desensitize young children to the LGBT lifestyle. 1MM work has been noticed by conservative families and other organizations.
Our friends at Liberty Counsel Action proudly fought against additional funding for PBS during the COVID-19 bailout because of the organization’s efforts to push radical LGBT beliefs and actions onto preschool children. They reached out to some of the highest levels of leadership in Congress and successfully advocated that PBS Kids’ own actions have moved it from a non-controversial, government funded information organization, to one that is pushing LGBT behavior onto preschool aged children. The funding for PBS was reduced from the $300 million dollar grant included in the bill passed by the U.S. House, to $75 million dollars during negotiations in the U.S. Senate.
PBS Kids is taking a complex, emotional issue even for adults and forcing their own viewpoint onto our children. What’s more, PBS is using our tax dollars to push this agenda. If PBS continues to push its radical agenda onto preschool children, they no longer deserve any federal funding of our tax dollars. PBS has a choice to make.
1MM will continue to let our voice be heard.
1MM has partnered with Liberty Counsel Action on this campaign since there is strength in numbers, and we have a similar goal to protect conservative American families. Below is the letter that was sent to the Board Members of PBS.
Open Letter to the Board Members of PBS:
I want to thank you for your service on the board of PBS.
It is in regard to your work there that I want to bring a sensitive topic to your attention. I’m sure you are aware that the first COVID-19 bill (HR 748) had grants to PBS that were reduced from $300 million to $75 million. It might surprise you that Liberty Counsel Action worked toward this reduction on Capitol Hill. Allow me to explain why.
PBS Kids chose one side of a complex and controversial political issue and then pushed their viewpoint onto preschool children. Specifically, when you used Arthur, Clifford, and Billy Porter on Sesame Street to push LGBT behaviors onto preschool children, this breached a trust with every conservative mom in America.
Those decisions moved PBS from a relatively uncontroversial organization to one that is the focus and frustration of conservative moms across America. Many mothers have banned PBS Kids from their home. Others have banned all but a few shows in their house. At this point, PBS Kids has become a flashpoint that is considered when your organization asks for additional funding. It leaves the taint of a one-sided organization with a liberal agenda.
We understand that leaders in the media lean disproportionately to the left. This lack of balance and diversity of perspective can unfortunately lead organizations like yours to make choices that offend large numbers of the Americans you are trying to serve. At this point, I believe it is necessary to restore your image to a neutral organization and back away from complicated and controversial programming for kids.
Liberty Counsel Action and PBS Kids share some of the same goals. We want to see you on a path to regain the trust of these conservative moms. In addition, we want to see PBS Kids restored to a place where funding for PBS Kids is not a controversial issue that hurts your future funding.
If you’d like to work with us, Liberty Counsel Action stands ready to help you in this area. We request and look forward to your response.
Director of Public Policy Liberty Counsel Action
In partnership with:
Director One Million Moms
Liberty Counsel Action is a policy group that works in Congress to educate legislators on the conservative point of view in America and find common-sense solutions. We represent hundreds of thousands of Americans who your organization works to serve across America.
OneMillionMoms.com, a division of the American Family Association, was begun to give moms an impact on the decision-makers and let them know we are upset with the messages they are sending our children and the values (or lack of them) they are pushing.
1MM will continue to fight for decency and traditional families. Be sure to share this with your family and friends, and invite them to sign up for OneMillionMoms.com email action alerts to receive the warnings you find critical and so they can also help make a difference.
If our mission resonates with you, please consider supporting our work financially with a tax-deductible donation.
Monica Cole, Director