father-daughter dances

The Senate Education Committee votes Wednesday on legislation allowing schools to hold events like father-daughter dances. Cranston’s school committee asked lawmakers to draft the bill after a complaint last year shut down its father-daughter dance.

The Senate Education Committee will hear testimony today about whether schools should be allowed hold father-daughter dances.

The hearing comes after controversy in Cranston over a single mother who said her daughter was denied access to a dance. She wrote to the district charging the policy violates anti-discrimination laws. Cranston school officials responded by banning father-daughter dances, prompting community outcry.