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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

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080