Olathe district apologizes after only black students invited on trip
Officials with the Olathe School District issued an apology Friday after only black students were invited on a school outing.
The event on April 5 would include a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the American Jazz Museum, lunch at Arthur Bryant’s and then a visit to the Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery to see the “History and Hope: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement” exhibit. Birch wrote that she hopes this would be “the first of several outings and activities in the future years.” The cost was $9 for admission to the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District museums as well as the cost of lunch.
An upset student sent the letter to KCTV5, saying it was an outrage that the invitation was only extended to black students. Some parents said all students should have been afforded an opportunity to attend.
Visualize the screams if a school held a “whites only” field trip.