Wednesday, February 18, 2015

School Drops Required Disclaimer In Settlement of Suit On Student-To-Student Distributions

A suit filed last year (background) against a Loomis, California elementary school was settled last week with the school agreeing to change its policy on student distribution of invitations and flyers.  At issue was a reprimand to a student for handing out invitations to two of her friends for a "Genesis Apologetics" event that would discuss creation and evolution. The school insisted that even though the distribution was outside of class time, the flyers had to be stamped by the school with a disclaimer of sponsorship. According to a press release from Pacific Justice Institute, under the settlement the school will no longer insist on disclaimers on material given from one student to another.