McHenry High School District Previewing President Barack Obama’s Address to Students in Classrooms, Allowing Opt-Out Even Then
Here is what McHenry High School District 156 has on its web site about President Barack Obama’s speech to captive audiences in schools throughout the nation:
“Information Regarding President Obama’s Address to School Children on September 8, 2009
“As a matter of good instructional practice, teachers preview materials to determine their applicability to course curriculum before they use them in classes.
“Therefore, District 156 will not be participating in President Obama’s live broadcast scheduled for Tuesday, September 8.
“After previewing a recording of the broadcast, some teachers may find that the President’s message has a connection to their course content and may elect to use all or part of the presentation in future lessons.
“In accordance with district practice, any student who does not wish to participate may be offered an alternate assignment.
“Parents with questions or concerns should contact the District 156 Board of Education office at 815-385-7900.”