7580 - Constitutionally Protected Prayer in the Public Schools
|Policy: Constitutionally Protected Prayer in the Public Schools||Policy Number: 7580|
|Date of Original Policy: 04/02/2003||Date Revision Adopted: 11/07/2018|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 10/17/2018||Date of Next Review: 01/20/2022|
|Replacement of Policy Number:|
The Board of Education affirms the responsibilities of the School District, consistent with applicable statutory/case law pertaining to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, to allow students and staff to engage in constitutionally protected prayer within the District schools.
Accordingly, no Board of Education policy shall prevent, or otherwise deny participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in District schools, consistent with the Guidance Document and applicable law as enumerated above.
The Board rescinds any other policy that may be inconsistent with the mandates of this policy, which shall supersede any and all Board policies to the contrary.
United States Constitution, First Amendment
Equal Access Act, 20 United States Code (USC) Sections 4071-4074