School's Decoration Criticized as Religious

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont school's striped holiday
decoration is drawing criticism from a man who says it constitutes
a religious display.

Fourth-grade student Jenna Baginski and her father, Tom, decorated pillars at Charlotte Central School's entrance in red-and-white stripes.

Charlotte resident William Gerson wrote a letter of protest. He called the decorations candy canes, saying they're associated with Christmas and therefore are a religious symbol unfit for public display.

But School Board members decided that candy canes are a secular
symbol and don't represent an improper government endorsement of

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