P.G. school board votes to keep elementary's rebelliously planted apple trees.
Friday, November 6, 2009
The apple trees will live.
That's Thursday night's unanimous ruling of the Pacific Grove Unified School District board, in regards to the four saplings parents planted – without prior approval – at Robert H. Down Elementary during the Oct. 25 Fall Sweep gardening event.
The district initially moved to yank the trees out immediately, but under pressure from upset parents, agreed to give the trees clemency until PGUSD's Nov. 5 meeting.
The school board voted 5-0 to approve the apple trees and leave them there.
"Our motto is 'appily ever after,'" says Down Principal Linda Williams. "That's the end of the story."