California high school halts field trip to religious location (January 11, 2018)

Where: Dixie School District in San Rafael.

Violation: The district was planning a field trip for all its fifth-graders to Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds, a religious location. The management of the site states that its mission is to provide a place “where our guests meet the Creator in his Creation.” The organization touts itself as “the perfect way to reconnect with God.”

Outcome: District Superintendent Jason Yamashiro replied to FFRF: “Thank you for your letter, and both the research and intent behind it. Our team has discussed the content and decided not to attend Alliance Redwoods.”

FFRF attorney who handled the case: Associate Counsel Elizabeth Cavell.

Freedom From Religion Foundation