Florida Public School – What Clubs Are Allowed on Campus in Nassau County and Other School Districts?


A lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the Nassau County Public School District. The district refused to allow students from Yulee Middle School to form a Gay – Straight Alliance on campus. The School Board amended the rules in 2008 to require groups to have a charter, constitution, and parental permission.

The lawsuit seeks to force the school district to allow the Gay – Straight Alliance on campus on school grounds. This case is not about whether a person supports or is against groups with gay students or a gay focus. It is about what the school district can allow and disallow on school grounds. It will be interesting to see how the judge / jury decides the issues in this case. You can read more about this story at ACLU Sues Nassau School District Over Banning of Group from School Grounds.