Ruling in Pool and Geller v. BSA 06/21/01
Superintendent Vance responds to Jack Evans on Boy ScoutsDistrict of Columbia Public Schools
Office of the Superintendent
825 North Capitol Street, N.E., 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002-4232
July 16, 2001
Mr. Jack Evans
Councilmember, Ward 2
Council of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC 20001
Dear Mr. Evans:
In response to your letter of June 22, 2000 [sic, 2001] requesting information on the Boy Scouts of America in our school, [sic] the following describes their involvement with the District of Columbia Public Schools:
- Currently the Boys [sic] Scouts of American [sic] have programs at Park View Elementary School, Bunker Hill Elementary School, Prospect Educational Center and the Sharpe Health School.
- Recruitment programs for the Boys [sic] Scouts occurs in many of our schools, i.e., Meyer Elementary School, West Elementary School, Ross Elementary School, LaSalle Elementary School.
- Sponsorship of the Boy Scout program is not something with which we are familiar. Specifically, Banneker Senior High School nor Malcolm X Elementary School have a relationship with the Boys [sic] Scouts.
- Charter schools do not come under my authority. There are two chartering boards that can answer your concern. Information on them can be secured at 442-4289.
I trust that this information is helpful to you. If there is a need for further information, please contact my office.
Paul L. Vance