What if mom doesn't care?
The Hillsborough School Board is taking another stab Tuesday night at the thorny issue of parent permission slips for clubs. A proposed policy would ask parents to opt out of any clubs that they don't want their children to join. They also could limit how many organizations a student participates in. This is far less stringent than the across-the-board parental permission requirement that Superintendent MaryEllen Elia proposed in December, only to see School Board members vote it down. But will it be enough to satisfy the cultural crusaders worried about the addition of Gay-Straight Alliances to the high school club scene? Stay tuned.
- Letitia Stein, Hillsborough County education reporter