Board Adopts Policy On Plays

No Obscenity in Student Shows

Washington Post
June 16, 2005
By Michael A. Chandler and Rosalind S. Helderman

After five hours of debate and comments from three dozen members of the public, the Loudoun School Board unanimously approved a policy late Tuesday night that would ban obscenity in school plays and require that student theater take account of community sensibilities.

The full nine-member board, grappling with the most controversial issue of its term, largely approved a policy adopted by its legislative policy committee on May 25. But it went further, banning any production that advocates commission of an illegal act or violation of school rules or policies.

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