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Charter School Reverses Ban on School Clubs

By The Associated Press — December 08, 2015 1 min read
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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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A version of this article appeared in the December 09, 2015 edition of Education Week as Charter School Reverses Ban on School Clubs

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