As we attempt to follow and inform on the situation Conway Schools faces regarding religious lunchtime visitors, there are obstacles on both sides.
We want to know everything so we can pass along the important parts. That's who we are!
The school wants to protect themselves as they face possible litigation.
We understand that.
In some e-mails we obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, I saw that superintendent Dr. Greg Murry encouraged board members to stop using written communication to talk about the subject - because when they engage in written correspondence, someone like me could read it. (You can, too, if you ask.)
And I do have more than 100 pages of e-mails of discussion on the matter.
But we won't get any more insight that way, and the school has been advised by Liberty Institute, a legal group founded on Judeo-Christian principles that protects religious liberty, to not engage with the press.
In their own time, they'll update us on a need to know basis.
If not for a late night Facebook mention and a couple of curious nerds, this potentially critical issue could still be unknown, and we'd be uninformed citizens and patrons of the school.
Uninformed isn't a dirty word or a put-down, but if you're into being on the up and up - this is where we are.