Originally Posted by OldCurlyWolf
They = the cheerleaders.
1. They pay for the uniforms, not the school.
2. The school does not transport them to any games.
3. They paid for all of the materials for the signs.
The school is not out a dime. It truly is a 1st amendment situation. Legally it is no different than if a parent or a totally uninvolved person put up a sign that does not damage any school property and is not even semi-permanent.
Cheerleaders where I'm from did get transported by school vehicles (buses) to the games just as the football players & marching band.
I don't see the money issue being the primary weight as to whether it's a 1st Amendment protection.