Wake County school board candidate Jim Martin is challenging Superintendent Tony Tata's decision to shut down Enloe High School's Key Club website.
The Key Club had put on its website links for members to volunteer for the campaigns of Martin and fellow school board candidate Susan Evans. Tata said at today's press conference that the club's website, which has a link on the high school's website, was inappropriate so he had it shut down and had the Human Resources Department investigate the club's two advisers for potentially violating board policy on electioneering.
In this press release today, Martin argued that Enloe's Key Club should be allowed to post those volunteer opportunities because Key Club International is independent of the school system. He also says that the Key Club website's, while accessible from the school website, is hosted by a service not affiliated to the district.
SEE UPDATE AT END OF POST, WHICH INCLUDES CYNTHIA MATSON'S PRESS RELEASE RESPONDING TO MARTIN'S CHARGES