Sep 19, 2011
Date Resolved

As the faculty “sponsor” of Naperville Central High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a teacher maintained the group’s website, which was hosted on the school’s official server and was accessible through the teacher’s official school webpage and the school’s student-club page. On the website, the teacher described the chapter’s expressly religious mission, invited students “interested in growing closer to the Lord” to attend FCA meetings, and posted proselytizing narratives recounting FCA events. AU wrote a letter asking the school to take steps to ensure that the teacher and other school employees do not use their official positions to promote religious activities or religious perspectives to students and to ensure that the FCA is not associated with the school district. In response to our letter, the school district removed all FCA content from the official school website, as well as all links to such content.