MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey school has learned a
lesson after canceling a class project because a parent complained
it would require third-grade boys to dress like girls.
Teachers at the Maude Wilkins School in Maple Shade sent a
letter to parents recently telling them their children were
required to participate in a fashion show project for Women's
The letter spelled out that boys did not have to wear skirts or
dresses. But there was confusion nonetheless.
Mother Janine Giandomenico (jahn-dah-meh-NEE'-koh) complained on Facebook -- and the story started popping up on blogs and other
media outlets this week. The school reacted by canceling the
Superintendent Michael Livengood said Wednesday that the
district will do better to monitor teachers' letters to parents.