6:255 Instruction-Assemblies and Ceremonies

Pennoyer School District #79    6:255

Assemblies and Ceremonies 
Assemblies must be approved by the Superintendent or designee and be consistent with the District’s educational objectives.
The District shall not endorse or otherwise promote invocations, benedictions, and group prayers at any school assembly, ceremony, or other school-sponsored activity. 

LEGAL REF.:    Lee v. Weisman, 112 S.Ct. 2649 (1992).
Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe, 120 S.Ct. 2266 (2000).
Jones v. Clear Creek Independent School District, 977 F.2d 963 (5th Cir., 1992), reh’g denied, 983 F.2d 234 (5th Cir., 1992) and cert. denied, 113 S.Ct. 2950 (1993).
CROSS REF.:    6:70 (Teaching About Religion), 6:80 (Teaching About Controversial Issues)
First Read: October 11, 2017
Adopted: November 8, 2017