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ACLU calls for Kansas school board to end complaint ban


December 10, 2017

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has called for a school district in the Kansas City area to eliminate a policy prohibiting public complaints about individuals at board meetings.

The ACLU sent a letter to the Shawnee Mission School Board Dec. 6 saying a new open forum policy approved last month violates constitutional rights to free speech, the Kansas City Star reported .

The school board's new policy requires speakers who participate in the open forum section of school board meetings to present information in a "positive" and "constructive way." The polic...

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