(CLARION-LEDGER) — Rankin County school board members approved a change in the district's school club policy on Wednesday after a group may have tried to form a gay club.
Superintendent Lynn Weathersby brought up the issue at Wednesday's school board meeting.
"There has been a group wanting to form a gay club. I talked to (board attorney) Freddie (Harrell) and several administrators about what we could legally do to limit organizations like that on campus that we don't want to endorse and don't want," Weathersby said.
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Weathersby said in the meeting after talking to the board attorney and administrators, he found that the best strategy for limiting organizations is by requiring parents to sign a consent form to allow their children to participate in the club.