Middleton City Council approved the school district’s plans to cancel its lease of Firemen’s Park. The park is located next to the high school. Because of concerns resulting from Jesus Lunches happening at the park every Tuesday, the district decided the best option would be to terminate the lease. District Superintendent Don Johnson sent a letter to Middleton parents about the proposed cancellation Monday.

In the letter, Johnson said city attorney Matt Fleming indicated the city believes the school district’s authority to enforce school rules in Firemen’s Park is questionable, and the city has no interest in “litigation to resolve the ambiguities in the language.” Johnson said that even enhanced language that clarifies the issue may still result in legal expenses that will not benefit anyone. READ MORE