Thursday, August 17, 2006

Bowers: Children may bring home only government documents

Montgomery County Public Schools children may bring home only government documents, MCPS COO Larry Bowers says.

His decision follows a federal court ruling that MCPS violated the United States Constitution by wielding arbitrary power over which non-governmental organizations would be allowed to send flyers home in kids' backpacks.

The Washington Post reports, "Now only materials from the school system and other government agencies are allowed to be sent home. PTAs and community groups such as the Boy Scouts may display their fliers on tables in school buildings but may not send them home with students."