TX School District Holiday Rules Clash With Law - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

TX School District Holiday Rules Clash With Law

Posted: Updated:

A Texas state representative is fighting for students at one elementary school after a new state law allowing religious holiday parties gets put to the test.

State representative Pat Fallon says an angry parent whose child attends Nichols Elementary in Frisco, TX forwarded an email stating the new rules for the annual school winter.

The rules came in three parts:

  1. No reference to Christmas or any other religious holiday is allowed.
  2. No red or green, or Christmas trees.
  3. Nothing allowed that will stain the carpet.

"I agree with number three, but not one and two," said Fallon. "We're celebrating Christmas, so why can't it be a Christmas party or maybe a holiday party? But they've skipped over holiday and go to winter, that's political correctness gone too far."

Fallon co-authored Texas' new "Merry Christmas Law." Governor Perry signed it into law earlier this year. It allows students and staff at schools in Texas to say merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays.

However, school officials say that their party rules are not a district issue and will therefore stay the same.

One parent understood the school's motive, but still agreed with representative Fallon.

"The kids that are used to saying Christmas they should be able to say Merry Christmas and the one who doesn't want to say Merry Christmas don't say it, say it your way," said parent Rosie Ciullo.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:42:38 GMT
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
  • September Sizzle

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:49 GMT

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

    Tuesday (91/72): Clouds/Storm

     

     

     

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

    There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday.

    Tuesday (91/72): Clouds/Storm

     

    Wednesday (90/74): Sun/Clouds

     

    Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot

     

     

  • How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:43:52 GMT

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices