Student followed his high school’s process to form YAF chapter, but the principal rejected the club, calling the idea controversial and citing nonexistent school policy that clubs with national affiliations must be approved by school district’s legal team. YAF wrote a letter to the principal and school district pointing out the unlawfulness of this response.
Date Commenced: May 2022
Status: YAF Chapter recognized June 2022.
Young America’s Foundation has warned a public high school in Texas that a legal challenge may be imminent, following the principal’s decision not to recognize a Young Americans for Freedom chapter.
This past spring, students at Kennedale High School in Kennedale, Texas submitted paperwork to the school’s principal to form a YAF chapter. Michael Cagle, the principal of the school, informed the budding conservative activists that their request would need to be approved by the school district’s legal team, citing YAF’s “national affiliation.”