At the end of the December 13, 2017 CUSD 200 school board meeting a mother spoke on behalf of Pleasant Hill third grade parents, who were upset due to the cancellation of a Field trip. A field trip that had been approved (including PTA funded bus transportation) and permission slips sent home… Apparently, it was cancelled because an overly cautious administrator had found out that the “Feed My Starving Children” is a faith based operation. Never mind that many public schools have gone there, and that the establishment clause of “separation of Church and state” only requires neutrality, not total avoidance of religion. There was no legitimate reason given for cancelling the trip.
They made her wait until the end of a 2-hour meeting to make her 3-minute comment. Watch the video starting at the 1 hour, 58 min, 48 seconds mark:
Also check out Mary Ann’s letter to the board dupagewatchdog.org/2017/12/letter-to-cusd-200-board/ in which Mary Ann reminds Dr. Schuler and the board that he and other staff have been attending an annual “Prayer Breakfast” at district’s expense.
As far as I know, the field trip has not been re-approved.