|The 2009 settlement stipulated that there were to be two presentations.|
|The school board in 2009 agreed to make a public statement after the hearing concluded.|
Moore has not responded to the request for comment.
The school has not replied to the public records request.
Rogers replied to a request for comment from AccountabilityInTheMedia.com, saying: “I suggest you contact David Millstone. I'd be happy to talk to you, but Mr. Millstone knows much more about this matter.”
(Millstone is one of the two attorneys that gave the first presentation to school employees on the subject of religion in the public schools. Millstone, however, did not handle the settlement with the Dennis family.)
AccountabilityInTheMedia.com had sent the following questions to Rogers: “Were you contacted by anyone to speak at the school? Did you give a presentation at the school on the subject of religion in the public schools?”
(See here for a copy of e-mails to and from Rogers. PDF 69KB )
The second presentation
Short told AccountabilityInTheMedia.com that the second presentation has not yet been given.
“We are in the planning stages for the second speaker,” Short said. “We anticipate that we will have the second speaker in May.”
The speaker will be someone other than Rogers. “Unfortunately,” Rogers explained, “we could not work out the scheduling.”
(See here for a copy of e-mails to and from AccountabilityInTheMedia.com regarding the second presentation—updated on 3-4-2011. PDF 12 KB )
Short supplied a copy of a press release that contains the statement that was required pursuant to the August 2009 settlement. The press release is undated but would have been issued sometime after the school board made the decision in January 2011 to fire Freshwater.
(See here for a copy of the press release. PDF 48 KB)
(See here for a copy of e-mails to and from AccountabilityInTheMedia.com regarding the statement—updated on 3-4-2011. PDF 10 KB )