FFRF suggests Illinois school tune in to secular songs (Dec. 27, 2011)

The Sandburg Elementary School (Wheaton, Ill.) winter concert will no longer feature a Christian song.

Prior to FFRF’s involvement, Sandburg Elementary School hosted a musical program in November 2011. During the program children performed the Christian tune, “There was a Little Baby.” School District parents were concerned that sectarian songs were being taught in a public school by a public school teacher. FFRF wrote to Superintendent Brian Harris on Dec. 2, calling attention to the constitutional violation.

In a Dec. 27 response Harris wrote: “Please know that the song in question was pulled from the program before the performance and replaced with a secular song choice. This piece of music will not be used again.” 

Freedom From Religion Foundation