SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Students at Lyman High school began lining up early Friday morning to begin picking up their yearbooks after a slight delay.
Earlier this week, students were told they would have to wait to get yearbooks after school leaders said some of the pictures do not meet school board policy.’
The photos in question are from a student-led protest over the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill at the school earlier this year.
Because photos and captions were not caught earlier in the proofreading process, the school decided the most cost-effective solution was to place stickers over the photos.
For students who worked on putting the yearbook together, it was crushing news.
On Tuesday, students showed up at the school board meeting to speak against the plan.
In the end, the school board decided not to cover up the page in the Lyman High School yearbook after all, and approved a motion to allow the district’s legal team to review a statement that would be added to the yearbook page so it would comply with school board policy.
Yearbook co-editor Skye Tiedermann is glad to be closing this chapter of her high school experience.
“We were so happy that all of our hard work that we put into fighting for this cause paid off, and that we wouldn’t be covering something that meant so much to so many people,” Tiederman said.
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