Great Plains Chapter - Americans United For Separation of Church and State

Public Meeting on former Mueller Elementary School

Thursday, September 19, 2013

On September 19, a public meeting will be held regarding the former Mueller Elementary School that was purchased by Christian Faith Centre. Pastor Wade Moore plans to open the school as a charter or private school and appeal to the Kansas legislature in obtaining tax credits and other "school choice" measures for private schools.

AU plans to attend this meeting and monitor the situation. According to the legal department of AU in DC, the difference between a charter and private school is that vouchers are normally used for private school tuition while charter schools are considered public schools with slightly fewer regulatory restrictions but still responsible for following the Constitution. If Mueller is turned into a charter school, all religious content would have to be removed, just as it would for a public school.