Religious decoration removed from Arkansas school cafeteria (August 26, 2019)

A religious decoration has been removed from a Springdale Public Schools cafeteria, thanks to a complaint from FFRF.

A member of the Springdale community reported that a decorative Latin cross is displayed in the lunchroom at Linda Childers Knapp Elementary School, and apparently displayed in full view of students.

FFRF Legal Fellow Colin McNamara wrote to Superintendent Jim Rollins, requesting that the district direct its schools to cease displaying religious iconography in recognition of the district’s constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion.

The district sent a response letter to FFRF with assurances that the cross has been removed.

Freedom From Religion Foundation