I have this “friend” named Leon Williams, who always follows the county’s policy so he will not have to explain himself to “the-powers-that-be”. For the most part, he has followed the policy to the letter, without fail. However, recently there was a situation that had his policy facing off against his moral convictions. Here’s the situation: two of his students violated the Student Code of Conduct and both received an 11-day suspension from school. There is a clause in the suspension letter that says students are not allowed on Thomas County Public School property for the duration of the suspension.
Some churches in the county hold Sunday service at two public schools in Thomas County. Last week Mr. Williams received a call from the parents asking if their suspended child could go to church Sunday. After a brief deliberation, Mr. Williams decided that it was better to overlook that policy clause than to deny someone the opportunity to worship.
Did Mr. Williams make the right decision? What would you have done?