"No, no, no, that's a long way away," says Katherine Marsh, communications director for OCPS.
The controversy has created a hubbub in local and national media, but Marsh, of the OCPS, says it hasn't disrupted the school's staff, students, and parents.
"It's done nothing as far as upsetting the school day or creating a disturbance," she
"It seems like parents have voiced different views; some said [distributing religious and atheist literature] is fine if it's passive and a child can walk by it.
Some said it's not appropriate for school.
But there's been no large outcry that I was made aware of," she
The major misconception, Marsh
told the Monitor, is that the FFRF
will now distribute materials like "An X-Rated Book," in Orange County Public Schools
, as is being reported by some media organizations.
She quoted Woody Rodriguez, general counsel for the OCPS, who on Sept. 16, 2014, told a Fox 35 reporter, "Any materials that were previously rejected could be distributed, but to date no such requests have been made for the upcoming school year."
If the FFRF
makes a request to distribute literature on Jan. 16, National Religious Freedom Day, is the school board now obliged to grant it permission?
"Must the school board do it?