Parents of an Encinitas elementary school student have filed a lawsuit against the Encinitas Union School District. The lawsuit claims yoga classes that are part of the district's physical education curriculum are religious and seeks to have the classes suspended.The U-T outed the parents as Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock. Jennifer Sedlock appears to be a professional speaker and life-coachy kinda thing.
A group of parents began protesting the classes in October and began an online petition against the classes. By the end of the year, the petition had about 260 signatures, while a petition to protect the classes had about 2,700 signatures.
The district has maintained throughout the controversy that the classes have no religious content.
"Gratefulness changes us and others. Be grateful for everything big and small." Except for that devil's dance, YOGA!
If there's an upside to this nonsense, maybe the lawsuit will distract Superintendent Tim Baird and his lawyers from their attempt to asset-strip the community of Pacific View.