A Seattle teen volunteering in a Grade 3 classroom says she wanted to put treats together for the children for Easter, but was told she’d have to call the eggs “spring spheres.”
“At the end of the week, I had an idea that I wanted to fill a little plastic egg with treats and jelly beans and other candy,” Jessica, 16, told KIRO Radio. She was in the classroom as part of a week-long volunteering project through her private school.
She said the Easter eggs were meant as a parting gift after she was done.
“I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that,” Jessica said, adding there were different cultures at the school and she wanted to clear it first. The teacher asked administration.
“She said that I could do it as long as I called the treat ‘spring spheres.'” she said. “I couldn’t call them Easter eggs.”
Jessica said she thought it was “ridiculous” but she still passed out the eggs to the students.
Seattle Schools issued a statement on its website saying they have received “numerous questions.”
“We have a religion and religious accommodation policy, approved by the school board in 1983, stating that ‘no religious belief or non-belief should be promoted by the school district or its employees, and none should be disparaged,'” the statement said. My vote goes for; round sorta thingies.