This year’s “See You at the Pole” prayer events will not be organized or promoted by the Huffman (Texas) Independent School District. In 2014, a newsletter sent to all district staff documented SYATP events at several schools, indicating that staff, parents and community members participated in the events.
“Any religious events in any of the District’s schools must be entirely student-initiated and student-run,” wrote Staff Attorney Sam Grover in a Sept. 26 letter, noting that “the best place for an adult to pray on the day of See You at the Pole is not on campus with the students but at alternate locations.”
After following up several times, FFRF finally received a response Aug. 11. It stated that district staff would not be involved in organizing or promoting future SYATP events and said administrators would review staff obligations during staff development meetings before the start of the 2015-16 school year.