Monday, November 2, 2009

Recess Controversy



A decision was reached in the legal case involving the 4th graders who were reading the Bible at recess and were told to stop. It seems a parent observed the activity and complained.

The parents of one of the Bible reading students sued with the assistance of the Alliance Defense Team . The parents sued for just one dollar, recognition that their child's rights had been violated, and an injunction against future such actions.

The school claimed it was all a misunderstanding. They contended that a school district policy which limited adult-lead Bible study sessions at school to "before and after school hours" in violation of the policy. The school further contended that recess was an "instructional part of the school day."

The verdict. The school won.

I'm reminded of my education law classes which revealed, "Students leave their rights at the schoolhouse door." However, that appears to be changing........

Background information and other articles on topic...

Can we all just play nice?