Published Online: December 8, 2015
Published in Print: December 9, 2015, as Charter School Reverses Ban on School Clubs

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Charter School Reverses Ban on School Clubs

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The board of directors of a North Carolina public charter school last week reversed its ban on student-led clubs, two weeks after complaints about a newly formed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender group.

The board of Lake Lure Classical Academy in Rutherford County voted to establish a new policy requiring K-8 students, but not highschool students, to get parental consent to join clubs, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Board Chairman Chris Braund said it was clear there was much more support for a policy of inclusion inside and outside the school than from the community and parents who initially expressed concern.

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