The Branford Schools superintendents office today released the following statement from the Branford Board of Education regarding the recent controversy surrounding a pro-life group at the Branford high School:
"The Branford High School Students for Life (BHSSFL) club recently brought several concerns to the attention of the administration of the Branford Public Schools. The Branford Board of Education is pleased to report that, following a constructive dialogue, the concerns brought by BHSSFL have been addressed and the issues surrounding those concerns have been resolved. The Board applauds the Superintendent’s office, the high school administration and BHSSFL leadership for their efforts to resolve BHSSFL’s concerns in a manner consistent with the mission statement and institutional priorities of the Branford Public Schools."
While the statement is vague, sources have indicated that meetings between the school administration and group members and their advisor have gone well, and have reached a conclusion that the students, like other groups, will be able to engage in "clipboarding" to add members, and to set up a table in the hallway, but will not be allowed to use fetus models during lunch.
The group has requested to hold a demonstration in the coming months, not unlike the demonstration held on the green by the group last year.